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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Can't remember the model. I think a Orbital in 1992. But it was an analogue one with a small fixed antenna. Costed a fortune at £250. It's best feature was that it had a loud external speaker.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Ericsson GH337

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Ericsson GH-388 back in 1995. It seemed crazy high tech at the time!

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    An Orange Tokyo. At 92x35x14 mm, it fitted in a change pocket. Size is everything!

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    Siemens C25

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Nokia 232. Didn't even do SMS, and after about 6 months the battery lasted 10 minutes. Decided I didn't really need a phone for a while, then got tempted by a Dial-a-phone deal on a generic Nokia that did texting!

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Motorola fLaRe (their stupid lettering) on one2one. Guessing around 1996/1997 as I held off buying a mobile whilst I saved for a flat. Came free with the contract at about £15/month. No SMS at launch, was launched a little bit later.
    Do remember it took a full size SIM card - the same size as a credit card .

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    NEC Talk Time Exec 760
    Cellular One carrier.
    1 trick pony.
    illus.pic, not mine.
    https://www.ebay.com/c/3024433205

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    nokia 3210 and a panasonic g350s...still have them and they are still working!

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    Motorolla flare!

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    The first one I bought was the Sony Ericsson w580i slider phone. It replaced my old flip phone, a Sony Ericsson z520a, which was the only phone my parents bought me. The w580i had a much better 2 MP camera, versus the older phone's grainy 640x480. It was also considerably thinner, but as a tradeoff was not built like a tank.

    The z520a is one of my favorite phones I have used, due to its durability. It had so many interactions with concrete, some simply to demonstrate its durability, never suffering any more damage than a small scratch and the battery popping out, and hours upon hours of conversations in the rain - who needs IP68 classifications when you have a tank? But after 4 years of use, its microphone was giving out, so I bought a used w580i for $55.

    The w580i served me well for two stints as a main phone - 16 months initially, with another 10 months later on after the demise of its successor. The sliding mechanism had a satisfying motion and click, and the M2 memory stick slot meant I could store a significant number of mp3s on it. It even had a web browser that worked in a pinch.

    In between its two stints, for about two years I had a Sony Ericsson K800i, which I bought used for $77. Its standout feature was a 3.2 megapixel camera with xenon flash. Unfortunately, it was not as durable as the z520a, and perished upon exposure to water.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Some Siemens or Ericsson something or other in the 90s (well it was on contract, not purchased).

    Then a trusty old Nokia 3210
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Nokia 5110 and 7 day battery life.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    My first was the Nokia 3310. The mighty phone which was indestructible

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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Started off with an NEC 11A carphone, then purchased a transportable kit for it, followed by an NEC 9A, Mitsubishi MT4 transportable and Motorola 8800X etc....

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