The first phone you owned

Guys, I would like to know the model of the first cell phone you owned. Mine was a Nokia 1100 which I bought shortly after finishing high school, I was thrilled due to the fact that I finally now owned my own cell phone. I took care of it like a baby and never wanted it to get a single scratch on its shell.

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  • The first phone I owned was the plastic rotary phone with the creepy smile.

    Anyone who knows what I'm talking about will get it.

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    • It WAS a portable phone, wheels and all.

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      • Portable? Maybe in a backpack.

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    • That's funny.

      I was recently looking through an online Sears Christmas catalogue from the mid-sixties with my twelve-year-old daughter. Her reaction when she saw that Fisher Price phone was just what you said, "That's creepy!"

      I didn't have one when I was little, but I had seven younger siblings and I remember one being around when I was a kid. As the years went by it got increasingly battered by toddler-abuse, but the body of the version we had was wood, so it hung around for a while.

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    • I think a company called Fisher Price made that creepy thing.

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    • Haha.. we owned that at my childhood home, it was black in color. What model was the first cell phone you owned?

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  • An LG flip phone in 2002

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  • Something along the lines of a Samsung omnia lite, I was about 9 and begged my parents for a phone for Christmas.

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    • And then you lost ownership of the phone after Christmas, right?

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  • Samsung G3

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  • My first mobile phone was a Sagem but I don't remember which model it was. It had this weird groove in the middle and took an absolute age to type out text messages.

    Maybe someone who used to own the same phone will remember the model from my description.

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    • That's assuming they didn't commit suicide out of the frustration of using that phone.

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  • Some POS Blackberry that I still have laying around.

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  • Nokia 3210

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  • The first mobile phone I ever had was a Nokia phone back in the late 90s, but I don't remember the model number.

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  • Motorola M3288. That came on the market in 1999. My wife got it to use for her work a couple of years later, so it wasn't even cutting-edge then, and I only got it when she replaced it with the much smaller Ericsson T28.

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    • Motorola M3288 was a dinosaur of a phone. As a person who is used to carrying my cellphones in my pockets, I don't think I would have lasted a few months carrying that phone around with me.

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      • It was pretty damn chunky.

        My wife lugged it around in her handbag, but it had to live in my jacket pocket.

        Still, I've got big hands, and I found it a helluva lot easier to use than the phones that came out later when the move was towards making them increasingly tiny with itty-bitty keypads.

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  • 3210

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  • A bright blue Samsung flip phone in 2004. I am on my 5th Samsung since then. Didn't mean to be loyal. I guess I hate change.

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    • Maybe you will consider change once your Samsung smart phone's screen get's damaged.

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      • Perhaps, but it hasn't happened yet. (Knock on wood) My current phone works fine except the storage is too small.

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        • As in, Samsung smart phone screens are delicate and quite expensive to replace once damaged. I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 laying around idle because I couldn't bring myself to dish out the amount of money needed to replace it's damaged screen.

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          • I have only broke my screen once. But I dropped it while hiking some waterfalls so I wasn't surprised. Otherwise I don't find them very fragile. But these things will always cost money to fix. They don't want you to fix them.

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  • my first mobile phone was a Uniden model CP2500 brick car phone..

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  • Moto L6 blade...

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  • https://preview.redd.it/s6w395to1a121.jpg?auto=webp&s=e13b59c96cdafd3df811da249e8b8d0952fddd78

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  • A Kyocera 2300 I had when I was 11 or 12. It was okay. Every other phone I've owned since has just been whichever one any of my close family members were updating from and trying to get rid of. I had an HTC phone that I broke by throwing at a lamp post trying to impress my friend

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    • Kyocera wasn't a popular phone brand, at least where I've been living. Hehe.. you broke your phone trying to impress your friend? Well, I hope they were impressed.

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  • Motorola Razr. Still the best phone I ever had in terms of reliability. I thought I lost it and got a new phone because my parents wanted to be able to contact me, and when my mom found it somewhere in the house, she donated it. 😭 I much preferred it over the Samsung Highlight that replaced it, and would've donated that one instead, but I was never even asked, which STILL irks me. The same thing happened with my ancient Zenith TV that was taken to the freaking trash all because it wasn't modern and wasn't compatible with a dumb game! Still much better than the crap one it was replaced with since it was compatible with the stupid Pac-Man joystick, and lasted less than 10 years whereas the Zenith was easily 30 if not more. The thing had a dial and antennas, and I would kill to have it back!

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    • I feel you. People who have grown up in this era of Chinese manufactured cell phones don't have a hint about what real phone durability is about.

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      • Yes, the old ones lasted pretty much forever! Now, they last two years if I'm lucky. Hardly anything else lasts, either!

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  • It was a silver Nokia 3120. The year was 2004 and I was in high school. That phone was durable as hell. XD

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    • Then you missed out on using the monochromatic kind, it felt like owning a smart calculator gadget.

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      • Monochromatic as in the screen had no colors? My sister had a blue kyocera phone like that back in like 2002. I used to play a game on it called Snake. I'd play that game for hours. XD

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        • Ah, so then you did get to experience using one of those. Yeah, 🐍 was a favorite game for most users of such phones.

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  • I had a silver razor but I didn’t even know how to use it. I was in fourth grade.

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    • Interesting, were fourth graders allowed to own cell phones at school?

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      • Well at the time having phones was ok because it wasn’t a problem then so they were technically allowed. And I was literally the only one I knew who had a phone, which made me a bit cool lol. This was definitely a few years before kids started getting phones and becoming distracted by things like texting. Now that stuff started when I was in middle school. I remember just having your phone out during class at my middle school was bad, my dean flipped on me when she thought I was texting. Wow, I feel old.

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        • You should feel old.

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  • A purple razor. 😈

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    • It felt cool flipping those ones.

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  • Mine was a Nokia 6300 ( The best phone from 2007 ).

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    • Hmm, we've come a long way.

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  • Technically never owned a phone, but the first one I had (family plan) was the sony ericsson T226. first one I actually buy will probably be the iphone se

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    • Thank God it wasn't The Ericsson GA628. We used to joke about it calling it 'The Brick' because of its size.

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  • onea them nokias from 2000

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  • I think it was an old blackberry or nokia.
    The blackberry was an old one, not those newer ones.

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    • I had a friend who owned one of those in my freshman year, but I didn't appreciate how their buttons were tightly close to each other.

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