What was your first mobile phone?

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Jun 16, 2013 8:10:58 AM via Website

My first mobile phone was a Motorola bag phone, which laid on the console and had had a coax wire going to an external antenna magnetically mounted on the trunk lid. It of course was analog, since this was back in 1997. The phone did have excellent range, but you had to be careful not to go into roaming or go over your minutes, only had 30, and everything counted, incoming calls and there were no free times, only 911 calls were free, except for calls to the provider. The phone was heavy, had a power cord going to the cigarette lighter and a corded handset, which was about 2 feet long, coiled like a landline, I think they tried to make it look like a landline inside your car.

Jun 17, 2013 1:33:09 AM via Website

Motorola Modified Brick..... In 1994 I was a Customer Service Rep for LA Cellular at the corporate offices in Cyperss, CA. As a perk, employees received free service but had to purchase the phone. Back then, airtime charges were ¢.25 peek (M-F 8am-9pm) and ¢.10 (off peak).

Jun 19, 2013 2:53:13 AM via Website

My first phone was an AT &T brick with an actual receiver and short cord. It came wih a carring bag anf
had to be at least five pounds. Early seventies and I was a happy camper.
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Jun 25, 2013 5:39:42 PM via Website

Oh yeah, I was too cool with this bad boy Ericsson PF768, until I broke the flip off. It still worked, but then it got peroxide in it one day when I decided to answer the phone while bleaching my hair. I know, I know...

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