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    QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    And what do you remember most about it?
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Nokia 5110 - actually a 5146, which was a carrier specific variant.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    I was a late adopter, Nokia 3210.

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

    Purchased myself? I feel like it was perhaps a ZTE Blade when they were all the rage back in 2010.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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

    IIRC, a Sony "Mars bar", and CMH-333, or possibly CM-H333. Early 1990's, about £400. Ran on BT Cellnet, an analogue cell system.

    I'd had older, and much more expensive, phones before that, but they were provided to me by company. The Mars bar was the first ones I bought. And here I am, nearly 30 years later, having just spent approx £400 on a mobile phone. Oh well.


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

    First one I purchased with my own money - Motorola Star-Tac!!

    First one I ever owned was a Phillips Diga, but that was one of many that people bought for me, out of exasperation at not being able to get hold of me 24/7... seemingly unaware of how easily I can just 'forget' to take it with me when I leave the house. I still do that even now.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Palm Treo 300 https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=175

    It was bulky, and a PITA, but I loved the physical keyboard, it came with a stylus, and I could get addicted to using AIM and email anywhere. The internet was soooooo slow, GPS was terrible, everything was clunky (even for the times), and the flip up lid/screen protector was cool but had a flimsy hinge. I had to get it replaced twice, I think, because of that fail point.

    I switched to a Samsung Juke afterwards, because I realized I didn't really need a smart device. (Honestly, now that I'm over my 5 years of IT on the road, I don't have a good reason to have one even now.)It made an excellent fidget toy. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/samsung-juke-review/
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    Nokia N95 was the first one I purchased after I retired. Prior to that I had work phones for about 10yrs the first one of those was a huge Motorola about the size of a briefcase with a huge carrying handle!

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

    Nokia 2140 on Orange - it was bullet proof unlike today's phones

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

    Nokia 5110

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

    Philips Diga - back in the late 90s, and replaced by a Nokia 3210 in 99.

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

    Nokia 3210 - bulletproof phone and I remember getting a Budweiser case (with beer bubbles) for it as you could replace the entire case of the phone. It was my first phone and I was actually pressured into getting it by a pushy salesman as I was looking at phones and he was obviously getting bored and asked if I was wasting his time. Dodgy salesman, amazing phone.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the first mobile phone you purchased?

    The families first was a Phillips Savvy BT Cellnet number that my sister got with her bank account. The thing was damned near invulnerable, it was dropped, bashed and, once, fully submerged in a bucket of water and it kept on trucking.

    The first one I bought was a Sendo M550 in red around 2003-ish... it spent more time being fixed than in actual use. Once I got it back I soon ditched it for a Motorola V620 in 2004 which lasted me until 2015 when I needed a phone with a decent camera (work related).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    I was a late adopter, Nokia 3210.
    The 3210 was great phone when it came out! robust, amazing battery life, quite good sound! I remember having an argument with my ex and chucking it at a concrete floor, it just bounced off!, a few scratches, still worked fine! lol

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

    Motorola MicroTAC International 7500, absolute garbage, massive, heavy, terrible sound, kept losing signal all the time.....

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

    A classic - Nokia 6310i around 2002/3. No more pager, no more smelly pay phones.

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