What was your first ever mobile phone?

My first ever phone was the Philips C12.

I loved that phone! When I'd had it for about a month, I remember wondering how I coped before.

What was your first phone? You might be able to spot it in our phones database, the list of manufacturers is here: http://www.mobot.net/phone-list or you can use the phone finder on the top right of this page.

If you cannot find it in our phones database, let me know the model number in the comments below, and I'll make sure it is added to the database.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 25, 2011 at 21:01

LOL the amazing Ericsson GA628 - no kidding: it still works with the 1st battery oO For about 10 mins a charge LOL Oh, it's in mobot's database, too ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 25, 2011 at 21:06

here, a wall of them ole bricks http://anp.zive.sk/files/image/2008/ericsson%20GA628.jpg

Bubba Shaboo  Jan. 25, 2011 at 21:48

Gawd I feel old, my first phone was a Nokia 232. Had to travel to Cambridge and back, about 500 mile round trip because they didn't have any shops up here. Used to feel embaressed when I first used it because personal mobiles were still relatively uncommon and people used to look at you as some kind of poser LOL. Became quite trendy though when Mulder started using one in the X-files.

Bubba Shaboo  Jan. 25, 2011 at 21:54

1994 apparently:

Bubba Shaboo  Jan. 25, 2011 at 21:58

Whoops, sorry - don't know how to delete that oO

Try this:


asanchez  Jan. 26, 2011 at 00:29

My first phone was a Motorola 8000 series which was my dads and didnt last to long considering the size but the size one that i can officially call a mobile was the Motorola m300 on One 2 One

asanchez  Jan. 26, 2011 at 00:29


GymKiller  Jan. 26, 2011 at 16:13

The Nokia 3210 - a classic

the dandy p  Jan. 26, 2011 at 17:33

cicobuff  Jan. 26, 2011 at 17:56

Mine was the Philips C12, closely followed by the Nokia "Brick" 5110 built like a tank, and weighed nearly as much http://www.all4mobiles.com/photo/nokia%205110.gif

Then the classic Nokia 3310 http://dinofizz.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/nokia3310.jpg

miffyl  Jan. 26, 2011 at 20:17

Mitsubishi MT9 circa 1997


Early adopter...

iampav  Jan. 26, 2011 at 22:41

Ericsson A1018... custom ringtones and innovative snap on chatpad!


rchan  Jan. 27, 2011 at 01:04

Nokia 2110

rchan  Jan. 27, 2011 at 01:09


ChazClout  Jan. 27, 2011 at 16:53

An Ericsson GH628

nifreaky  Jan. 28, 2011 at 10:16

Just like miffyl, mine was also a Mitsubishi MT9. Still got it in the box in my roofspace.

jazferbetay  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:01

1. http://www.mobilescat.com/timgs/philips_diga_1.jpg Philips Diga on BT Cellnet

2. http://www.avforums.com/forums/attachments/mobile-phones-pdas/148498d1258556241-mobile-phone-identification-philips_c12.png Philips C12

3. http://cyberelk.net/tim/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/nokia-nk402.jpg Nokia 402

4. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Nokia_3310_blue.jpg/150px-Nokia_3310_blue.jpg Nokia 3310

5. http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/or/orange-nokia-3310.jpg Nokia 3330e

jazferbetay  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:02

6. http://www.mobilegazette.com/images/nokia-6610i.jpg nokia 6610i

7. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HMbK-24htXw/TRS55xMRcOI/AAAAAAAAABQ/i976oP-O_4Q/s1600/nokia_6230_graphit.jpg nokia 6230

8. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31RPG1S3DFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg motorola 398

9. http://www.tradeinmobilephones.co.uk/img/handsets/recycle-sony-ericsson-k800i.jpg Sony K800i

10. http://www.telefon.de/images/big/tmobile_mda_vario_offen.jpg MDA VARIO

jazferbetay  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:07

11. NOKIA N95 http://0.tqn.com/d/cellphones/1/0/y/j/4/nokia-n95-g.jpg

12 IPHONE 4 http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/classifications/gadgets/phones/mobile-phones/iPhone/iphone4_2up_front_side-420-90.jpg

Others i have had also was nokia 8310

jazferbetay  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:11


jezcooke  Jun. 29, 2011 at 11:41

Like a few others my first was the Ericsson GA628 with its changeable coloured keypad cover and ring around the aerial, was on 'Vodafone 20' a bargain at only £17.50/month including a whole 20 minutes of calls to landlines or other Vodafones (the cost of calling other networks didn't bear thinking about!) you couldn't even text other networks at all to start with!

That was followed by: Nokia 3210, Nokia 8210, Ericsson T68 (woohoo colour screen!), Siemens SL55 (tiny - like a small bar of soap), LG 8120 on Three (worst phone and network ever!), Motorola RAZR V3, Sony Ericsson W580i, Sony Ericsson T303i (ended up in profit on that contract!) currently have the Nokia 6303 Classic which is possibly the perfect dumbphone. Next on the list will probably be the Samsung Galaxy Ace unless I change my mind before the contract runs out next month.

blingbling  Jun. 30, 2011 at 20:47

My first phone was an acatel..it used to burn my ear when I was talking on the phone for long.

lhennessey  Jun. 30, 2011 at 21:21

A very very old Sendo. Still have it somewhere

memay  Jul. 7, 2011 at 20:33

My first was the motorola m300 like asanchez but my first contract phone was the revolutionary Nokia 7650 http://nokiareviewz.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/7650.jpg

louiselouise  Aug. 12, 2011 at 02:38

Thought I'd contributed to this already! My very first phone, cost £19.99 from TJ Hughes, which had just opened, circa 2001.

Sony CD5e. When I look at a picture of it now it looks really ancient!


A year or two later, I remember being quite smitten with my new Nokia 3310.


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