View Poll Results: When did you get your first Cell Phone?

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  • In Middle/Grade School.

    5 15.15%
  • In High School

    8 24.24%
  • At University or after graduating.

    10 30.30%
  • They weren't even invented when I was in any school!

    10 30.30%
  1. EVO-lutionary's Avatar
    had the idea in another thread and decided it would be a fun thread to start. What was your first cell phone? Pls include a picture if you can find one(I just googled the phone I then click on "Images" and found hundreds.

    I had one of these bad boys on Cellular One back in the day! Back when when:

    Phones were for phone calls
    Al Gore hadn't invented the internet yet
    Porn was on giant VHS tapes that you had to go to a store to buy
    Video games were sitting on top of your TV and had ****ty looking games on them
    Only the military had GPS
    Only Boy Scouts had a compass
    If you needed to make a note of something you did it with pen and paper
    A calendar was paper too
    You had to actually LEARN people's phone numbers
    The only way to watch your favorite TV show on your phone was to sit your favorite TV on top of your phone
    The only way to listen to music on the go was a Sony Discman and it held approximately 10 songs
    If you wanted your friends to know what you were doing and feeling(or anything else), you had to call them. One by damned one
    If you wanted to know the weather you had to watch the weather channel which was on TV and trapped in your living room
    The only way to get news was TV and Newspapers

    But somehow we survived those dark days, and now we have EVOs. Ain't progress great?
    03-11-2011 03:31 PM
  2. icsedge1's Avatar
    Nokia 6185, February 1999.
    03-11-2011 08:57 PM
  3. OLD_HATCH's Avatar

    Old Nokia on Cellular One back in 95 or so.

    Looked like this.

    Snake was the game of choice back then. Come to think of it I think it was the only game. lol
    03-11-2011 09:12 PM
  4. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    Moved ya over here.

    Samsung A920
    Sometime in high school, maybe '07?

    This thing was a tank, solid metal and a swiveling camera for god knows what reason. I dropped it, kicked it, washed it, ate it, and never charged it and this thing would not quit. Hell of a phone if you just need calls. I still got it
    03-11-2011 10:08 PM
  5. jdbower's Avatar
    Old Nokia on Cellular One back in 95 or so.
    Good old Nokia, I had one on AT&T back when AT&T was the network to be on. Probably '95 or so. I upgraded to the vibrating battery (remember when the vibrate feature needed a special battery?) but I didn't get the replacement antenna that blinks when a call comes in.
    03-12-2011 05:53 AM
  6. FreudSlipped's Avatar
    My first was a Motorola Bag Phone.
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    03-12-2011 11:08 PM
  7. EVO-lutionary's Avatar
    Like this bad-***-mutha?
    03-13-2011 11:48 AM
  8. FreudSlipped's Avatar
    Actually, it was the 2900, with the antenna outside the bag. It was a kick**s phone with a lot of power.

    03-13-2011 12:15 PM
  9. eric6052's Avatar
    I had a Startac back in the day as well. Nice phone till the antanna broke.
    03-13-2011 04:28 PM
  10. backbeat's Avatar
    Like this bad-***-mutha?
    If only 3-watt phones could be produced in today's formfactors! The difference in voicecall quality is/was like night and day compared to today's homogenized tech. Those were the days. <sigh>
    03-13-2011 04:51 PM
  11. tropper's Avatar
    Moto Star tac on 360 wireless before it became Alltel in 97'
    03-14-2011 12:32 PM
  12. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I don't go that way back. I only got a cellphone in 2005, lol. Didn't want one before it.

    Started with Cingular in 05. Had the RZR (Still have it). Cingular then switched to ATT like we all know. Then my ipod got stolen out of my car and I wanted a new phone; so, I got the first 8gb iPhone on edge. I hate the iPhone but I guess I have to give it something: First "Smart"phone I owned. Kinda like training wheels. lol. Too bad Windows Phone 7 wasn't out then with all those big blocks on the screen.

    After I had enough of the iPhone I got the BlackBerry 9000. Had to pull some strings to get it for 200 bux since I had no upgrade. After I had enough of the ATT prices I switched to Sprint. Got the BlackBerry 9630. Tried to hold off for the 9650 but it was taking forever and I needed to swith asap. Summer came around and I sold my Iphone, and Blackbery 9630 (9000 won't turn on for some reason) and bought the EPIC 4g the day it came out.

    Now, I sit here waiting with my upgrade hoping there is a good new phone coming out soon. Otheriwse I guess I'll get the Nexus S when it comes to Sprint and ride it out for a while. Hate the Keyboard on the Epic. Don't use it.
    03-14-2011 06:49 PM
  13. PvilleComp's Avatar
    I had one of these.

    This is my Cell Phone Museum. Not every phone I had, but close.

    03-14-2011 07:15 PM
  14. Maestro1#AC's Avatar
    I had two temporary hand me down phones in highschool just to finish of contracts; nokia 3130 and motorola timport p180 (i think).

    My first acutal cellphone I purchased and paid for my self was the Nextel Motorola I95....probably the badest *** phone ever.
    03-14-2011 08:50 PM
  15. FreudSlipped's Avatar
    I had a Star Tac on Verizon (when it was Bell Atlantic) and one on Cingular. I also had a Timeport, which is enshrined in my office. That was a GReat phone. My first experience with bluetooth came on the Motorla A710. That was the first hackable phone that I owned. Ah, memories. We just need Tim Allen to drop by and start grunting about More Power. LOL
    03-14-2011 10:45 PM
  16. PvilleComp's Avatar
    If I remember correctly the big deal about the TimePort on VZW was it was Color! It had Red, Blue and Green LED's!
    03-14-2011 11:20 PM
  17. FreudSlipped's Avatar
    If I remember correctly the big deal about the TimePort on VZW was it was Color! It had Red, Blue and Green LED's!

    LOL. I never heard that one! Back then, reception for the PHone! was actually important. Timeport, like the Star Tac, were great PHones. They also had good contact management. The Timeport's data could easily be backed up to the PC, a feature that a lot of phones lacked. The software can still be downloaded (hey, for Windows 98!)

    Motorola, Inc. Software Support Homepage
    03-15-2011 08:37 AM
  18. Smitty_82's Avatar
    I had a few "family" phones in High School, but the LG VX10 was the first phone that was mine! I was just happy to have a "flip phone" so I wouldn't have to use the Nokia at work any more, lol.
    03-18-2011 09:48 PM
  19. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    First Family Phone

    My personal first phone:
    Sony with a scroll wheel on the side circa 1998.

    First great phone? Motorola Talkabout:
    03-28-2011 09:32 AM
  20. vdubbmax's Avatar
    Nokia 3310 was the my first phone.
    I get that time very expensive but i really like that phone.
    06-07-2014 10:58 AM
  21. MADDROID1's Avatar

    Here is my first. This Nokia is from 2002. My daughter, who was in college at the time, dunked it into a sink full of water. It was a great phone until then. I replaced it with a Sony-Erickson piece of crap.

    Sent through Verizon from my Samsung Galaxy S5
    06-07-2014 11:37 AM
  22. Smply_Rcklss's Avatar
    Mine was this LG phone, can not remember the name of it. I believe I got it when I was about 12-13 for Christmas.

    Tapatalk'n On The M8 😏
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    06-07-2014 10:12 PM
  23. mumfoau's Avatar
    One of the late 90s Motorola brick phones

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    07-05-2014 06:38 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Siemens C45.

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    07-11-2014 07:12 PM