Do You Remember Your First Mobile/Cellphone?

@Janey1966 (24135)
Carlisle, England
January 14, 2010 2:40pm CST
Mine was the 'Pay As You' Go Nokia 3330, which, according to Wikipedia, sold 126 million It came out in 2000, weighed 133g and everyone seemed to have one of these 'phones, they were everywhere! To be honest, I have had other 'phones since then (both of them Sony Ericssons and the latter I don't even use anymore to save money) but neither comes close to my old Nokia 3330. The only game it had on it was 'Snake' which I was useless at. There was limited internet access (WAP) as it was a new thing and very expensive! There was also a chat room I used a lot (this was before my John came along you understand) and the screen wasn't coloured but it could be lit up, along with a calculator. Whoopee! Texting was an obsession then and I remember texting a guy in Australia and marvelling at his immediate response, despite it being the middle of the night when he replied to my text!The best thing about this 'phone was the fact I didn't have to top up with a card, I just keyed in a number, then it was done automatically. I've no idea what happened to this 'phone but if I ever find it at Mum's I will definitely get it recycled, somehow. I don't arf miss it!!
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42 responses
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
14 Jan 10
I've had cells for a while, my fav game was pairs - man, I miss that game!
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
14 Jan 10
I've never heard of that game, what does it entail?
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
14 Jan 10
its a matching card game
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
Oh right, thanks for that.
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• Estonia
14 Jan 10
My first mobile phone was Nokia 6020. I like the appearance of the phone, it's price is also acceptable for me. I've used for like 4 years and it's battery is still able to run for a week before I need to recharge it again. But I don't use it very much anymore, because I was gifted a new one, but I think I will always remember my first mobile phone!
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
14 Jan 10
Thanks for posting! It's nice to know that you like Nokias too. Why I decided to go onto Sony Ericssons after that I have no idea. My friend Louise has a fab Nokia phone which convinces me that I shall revert back to that brand when funds allow!
17 Jan 10
I think nokia's are great phones. Think my first phone must have been something like a 3310. They were so cool at the time and it seemed like everyone had one and so i thought i'd get one. Were probably one of the biggest selling phones ever as, everyone seemed to have one at somepoint. Brings back memories :D
• Estonia
17 Jan 10
Games on Nokia 3310 are epic. Space Impact and Snake will not be forgotten too soon!:D
• Pamplona, Spain
19 Jan 10
Hiya Janey1966, I have had Motorola Phones two to be exact in seven years lol and I have used them quite a bit but now the only thing I use them for is for text messaging and entering a couple of competition things on the Television and that´s it. I like Motorola for the simplicity of the way you could handle them very easy to use.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
19 Jan 10
Thanks for that! If memory serves me I think Motorola invented the mobile phone so no wonder they're good my friend.
• Pamplona, Spain
20 Jan 10
Hiya Janey, Yes and they even had that phone lock to stop the phone keys being switched on by accident and I have not found one that does that since then. I reckon they stopped doing it altogether that´s what I miss about this kind of phone.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
Yes, I remember my first mobile phone. This is motorola model and there is limited signal then...There is no prepaid in our country then until nokia model growing up and beat motorola phone...
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
19 Jan 10
I see what you mean. Many thanks for your response.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
20 Jan 10
I mean when cellphone being sold here in our country. Signal is limited and there is no sim card being inserted into it. But now there are many cellphone around the corner...Have a nice day!!!
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Jan 10
Hi Jane, My first cellphone brand is samsung but i forgot the model. it was a gift from my husband. he got the phone from a raffle draw. i used it for more than 5 years. i love the phone that i never want to change it. i only gave it up when i left for the US to work. i gave it to our kid's caregiver.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
16 Jan 10
What a brilliant way to win a 'phone...a raffle, I like that idea! My hubby has inherited my Samsung phone when I got the Sony Ericsson as he still had a "brick" Nokia until then!
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Jan 10
it's only this year that i bought a cellphone. it's always a gift from my husband. the last one that i had was in 2008--LG's Secret phone. that's the most expensive i had. it was also given for my husband by the company when they launched it in singapore. my hubby was one of those in the media who attended the launching representing manila bulletin.
15 Jan 10
I had one of those really old BT cellnet phones with the single line display, no colour screen and a serious limit to how much text you could send per message. I don't even remember it having any games on it or basic features like an alarm you get on all modern phones. I remember I had it as a pay as you go and as with all novelties back then was over using it, phoning people on it rather than using the landline and spending a fortune on credit. So it soon got changed to a contract and a nokia 5110. Strange things is I can't remember what I did with it, whether I gave it away, sold it or put in a box in the attic somewhere.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
My first Nokia was a BT Cellnet phone...and then it automatically changed its display to O2 so I presume they are one and the same? You are right, we used to spend a fortune on credit but didn't really think much about it at the time..although I think some of the new contracts are extortionate. Loads to choose from though.
15 Jan 10
I seem to have gone full circle and have gone back to a pay as you go mobile, preferring to use a land line or Voip instead. I just have a mobile now for the security factor of being able to get in touch with someone in an emergency whilst out.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
15 Jan 10
It's easy to remember. I just bought my first phone this past spring. It's a Tracphone. There are very few phones that actually work in my area. This is more $ up front, but we get way more coverage than the others. Many people with Verizon can't get close to the Canadian Border or the thruway south of Plattsburgh, NY. But I can with mine.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
Well done for finding a phone that has the best reception my friend. I hope you have it for a long time to come.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Thanks, wow, this was a prompt reply!
@Avinigav (238)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 10
Owh.. I think, I've forgot. :D But it's Nokia and the smallest nokia series at that time (I think). This cellphone doesn't has antenna. You know why I lost it? I don't realise that cellphone still in my short pants pocket. Owh NO! You know where I was at that time? I was swimming at sea. Yeah, my cellphone can't be saved. That's the story for my 1st cellphone.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
Oh dear, I did that once with a watch. I went into the sea with it still stapped on my wrist but it wasn't waterproof.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
Sorry, the word is "Strapped", not "stapped" lol.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
14 Jan 10
Hi Janey1966, My first mobile phone was a Nokia 101 the same one I believe Mulder in the X files used at the time, so that was kind of cool. It was about the size of a small brick with a pop antenna lol. I needed a phone due to work reasons. Now I have a Sony Ericsson but I hardly ever use it. I have came to hating mobile phones over the last few years. Oh yeah did I mention "that all cell phones are evil"
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
To be honest, I've not missed mine since I severed the T-Mobile contract over a year ago. It was only £15 a month (including free texts and 100 minutes or something) but I still wasn't using it that often. Must be "Billy No Mates" but I don't care, I'm saving £15 a month and there are many out there spending way, WAY more than that I'm sure.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
15 Jan 10
That sounds like a good deal for £15 a month but if one is not using it then maybe not. I just dislike the mobile because I am contactable 24/7 that is the reason I switch mine off most of the time. I only tend to use it if I have to.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
14 Jan 10
i remember my first phone it was lg330. it was 10 yrs ago when i first moved out of home, it could recive txt but not send, no games. mum and dad got it for me for christmas. i ended up swaping it for my mums phone bit over 12 month later, which was erricson and it could do txt, but was only a single line screen and pre paid. she's still got the same phone number for the lg, it's our home number. i've got a nokia now, got better recepition with it round the house.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
14 Jan 10
Yes, you should like the Nokia. That will definitely be my next phone lol.
• India
15 Jan 10
hmmmm ....hmmmmm ...hmmmmmm leave it
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
My first phone was a Nokia 1100. LOL It's screen was black and white but during that time it was very expensive. The best feature of the phone is its ever reliable flashlight.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
Way to go lol. My present phone (even though I don't use it anymore) has a really good torch on it. Fortunately, I've never had to use it in real life so to speak but at least I know it's there for future reference!
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
Your first cellphone is more sophisticated than mine! Yours is 1100, while mine is Nokia 3210. I remember, it was the "top of the line" during those times!
@ellago (128)
• Philippines
21 Jun 10
Mine was a Nokia 3210. I have bought it using my own money. I was so gaga about it the first time because it was one of the coolest phone that time due to light weight and other things that can be done on that phone like putting backlights and other things.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jun 10
Funnily enough, even though I have had more advanced phones since the Nokia I've never had as much fun with them. For a start, it became expensive to use the basic internet but if I had a phone now that would be different as it is free with monthly package deals at £25 plus. The Nokia I had was a Pay & Go and it was so cool that I could top up my balance with the actual phone instead of using cards! How advanced was that?!
• Romania
7 Feb 10
my first phnoe was Motorola C115.It has a very strange shape,only two colours, blue and black and had some crazy sounds.Now i'll feel strange to have a phone like that but 5 years ago it didn't matter,just having a cellphone was a great thing
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
7 Feb 10
I should imagine in would be my friend. Welcome to MyLot!
@sheetalnr (589)
• India
7 Feb 10
My first phone that i have used was Nokia 2600. This was the best phone there was available in India in the year 2003.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
7 Feb 10
Was it really? Nokias seem to be popular all over the world so they must be good my friend.
• India
21 Jan 10
My first and best (i thought so) mobile was Nokia 2100 which is very small and light weight those times (during 2003-2004 i dont remember exactly). I used it only for making and receiving calls and occasionally playing games like snake, puzzle and so on. Then i switched to Nokia 2600. Finally now i have LG k200 model phone. One interesting thing with this mobile is that while receiving any call it is making voice number which attracts others surrounding me, immediately they ask about the number voice. Even they wanted to be sent it to their mobile. It is built in actually, what can i do?
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
28 Jan 10
I don't really know my friend. Do you mean that a voice in the phone calls out the number? Is there a way of muting it perhaps? Does it have a volume control? I'm not familiar with the phone in question but I'd read the instructions thoroughly if I were you. Welcome to MyLot and have fun.
@shaggin (47465)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I remember my first cell phone was around 2001. My sisters boyfriend was living with us and he got a Nokia prepaid cell phone and I was so impressed with it that I went out and bought the same phone for $40 and the prepaid calling cards. I really didnt need one at the time I didnt use it much. I wound up giving it to my sister and when hers broke she used mine for along time. I only used it to call people I didnt have anyone to text. For along time we just didnt have long distance on our landline phone actually we still dont but a few years ago we used to use calling cards that we would buy at the grocery store and we would call the 1-800 number on the back and type in the pin number and then the number of the person or business that I was calling. It was kind of a long process but it was very inexpensive. Then about a year and a half ago they changed it so that if you use a calling card at all it takes off so many minutes that it wasent even worth using that instead of paying for the long distance on the landline from our service provider. So I got another Nokia cell phone. It was another very simple one like the first one they came out with. My husband got really mad at me the other day for calling some place that he didnt want me to call so he squeezed the cell phone and broke it so the screen wont work. I bought a new tracfone. It was on sale from $20 to $15. It is a flip phone and I LOVE it. I call on it and text on it. I am really liking having this phone but without getting it out and looking at the model I dont know the model number. I wish it was able to take pictures thats the only complaint I have about it. When my old phone work they estimated how many minutes were on their which was well over 1000 and they said without being able to see the screen their was no way to know how many minutes were left on the phone so they couldnt roll over any more then that. I lost out on alot of minutes because of this.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
19 Jan 10
Many thanks for your informative and entertaining response, it is much appreciated. I'm glad you have a phone you now like my friend.
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
my first phone was nokia 5110. it was the only phone that time, so i had no choice but that model. its not like now that there are hundreds of models out there. but the first mobile phone in the office was a transportable one, as big as a landline phone, and a very expensive one.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
17 Jan 10
I like it! Many thanks my friend.
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
16 Jan 10
My first mobile phone was an old Nokia phone, I can't remember what model it was, but it was just a basic phone, it didn't have any of that fancy stuff on it. I think I may still have it here somewhere..lol.
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
16 Jan 10
Haha! I think many people keep hold of their old phones. My Sony Ericsson could be sent off to be recycled but I'd only get £15, which sounds like a lot, but, when you consider that it cost way, way more than that when new, I'm going to wait until I get another one..probably a Nokia. Gotta find a job first.
@Gladi472 (82)
• Romania
15 Jan 10
My first phone was the nokia 3410 :) i loved it soo much , although it was monochrome it had a 3d puzzle game where you played as a monkey and u have too move blocks to get some obstacles =)... good times
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
What a cool-sounding game. Thanks for responding!
• India
15 Jan 10
i remember that i never buyed any mobile or cell phone in my life .. when mobile /cell phone entered in my city, may be in 2001 ,and got mobile/cellphone as gift from my freind. but i never lost any mobile instrument , after some days i am going to make collection of all these gifts and want to write experience of all manufactures and networks..and how people are living with mobile, what wil happen if there will not be mobile in future , what kind of addiction in society is growing about mobiles, eveen school children are happy with mobiles rather then books or playing games..
@Janey1966 (24135)
• Carlisle, England
15 Jan 10
Yes, that's very true. Children have lost the art of playing, it's a shame.