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I have been thinking about this, ever since the 90's thread, because when i think back, Mobile Phones were a big part of my teenage years!I know they are a big part of teenagers lives now, but no way is the hype as big as they were when mobile phones first became "accessible" to urban youths (ie When Nokia 5110 came out)So this is a thread to draw for all your memories of mobile phone fads/ringtones/your favourite phone etc.Note: Please contribute to this thread if you remember......When T-Mobile was One2One...When O2 was BT Cellnet...Motorola Wings or "Baby Erikssons"...When the Phillips Diga was the cheapest Pay as you Go phone you could get (£70!!!)...Classic Ringtons such as Herdy Gerdy, The Entertainer, Mexican Hat Dance, or Auld Lang Sign...Completing Snake...Mobile phones BEFORE texting ever existed!...When changing your phones "face" was the sh*t!...When Voicemailing each other was the only option, as you had no credit!...Spreading the word about One2One network going, so texting/calls were free...When Infra Red was the only free way to transfer anything (But didn't work very well!)...When Phones didn't have a vibrate feature...People sending you text message poems (no one does that anymore?!)...Having holes in your jacket pockets cos your phone weighed 2kilos...When having full reception was rare!...When everyone used to read each other's text messages (Could never do that now tho!)lol, a bit of nostalgia. The ppl over 20 years old will know what im talking about.Who remembers the times before anyone owned a mobile phone??_____ >>>>> Phoning a girl's house and her mum/dad answers. Some of the grillings i got, man was shook. I remember when a girl rang my house, and my Grandma answered. My Grandma went on some military flex about "What do you want my Grandson for, leave him to do his studies, he is a good boy" Then she hung up. :(____ >>>> Being in an Under 18 club (Big up Budwals/Blue Orchid/Gass club/Atlantis/Ben & Jerrys/Fantasia/South links East) and trying to find a pen and paper for a girl to write down her number._____ >>>> Not being able to contact someone when you've planned to meet them somewhere, and they aint there :angry: My first Phone (and probably a few other ppl's), think i was 11 or 12 when i got it?nokia5110eq9.jpgw256.pngBad man phone. Had a Jamaica cover and flashing Aerial.Remember the first time i got a text message, was actually baffled as to how someone sent text?!! did they speak into the phone, and somehow got transferred into text?? lolI had to ring one2one to ask how to text back, and they had to activate texting on my phone.I also remember being on the bus with about 8 man, and all of us (Except 1 dude who couldnt afford a phone) were quiet because every man was playing Snake. I think my best was 1008 or something like that.- - - - - - - - -Bit of a long post, but its good to appreciate things that we now take for granted. I know everyone was bare excited when they got their 1st phone.Add your memories

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also, forgot to add the only downside to mobiles was that street robbery amongst young ppl increased ten fold."You got the time?""What phone you got?"= you getting robbed/Coming home with a black eye/Naming ppl from the ends you know

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used to hate ericssons, were so jarring and complicated. didnt see the hype around Motorola Wings either.. were like £300 and i preferred my face off

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hold tight my sheg bananna phone ting had me offline 4 six months and to think i swapped it with a 5126 nokia this iss when i was into phonesusing voicemails>>>>>>>>>>>>bare eatters jacking mans phone coz he had a flashing ariel and them madnessthe amount of phones that i sold was silly swear i had every single phone nokia made during 99-02

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product-87325.jpgnk702.jpgMy first fones I was proud of...Bought with my own p's... Looked like 5110 but couldnt change the covers. First Nokia phone to come with a slim vibrating battery. The amount of people who tried to swap it with their wedge 5110 battery, thinking I wouldnt notice..I had the custom operator logo' hustle on lock at school. Used to shot them for 2.50.Then came midi ringtones... Nokia PC Suite ensured I got some sick school meals

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Nokia_3210.jpgMy first phone when i was 11... ring tone was So Solid -21 Secondsthen it got jacked in P.E..... couldn't do sh*t.. manz were on a johnnies ting

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my 1st two fones lol. this was so hench i cudnt put it in my pocket so i had to use the belt clipdsc_4159.jpg
i had a phone very similar to this but the screen was much smaller and could only fit 2 lines of text on itwas a f*ck*ng brick too

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product-87325.jpgnk702.jpgMy first fones I was proud of...Bought with my own p's... Looked like 5110 but couldnt change the covers. First Nokia phone to come with a slim vibrating battery. The amount of people who tried to swap it with their wedge 5110 battery, thinking I wouldnt notice..I had the custom operator logo' hustle on lock at school. Used to shot them for 2.50.Then came midi ringtones... Nokia PC Suite ensured I got some sick school meals
oh yeah, i remember the Custom Logo's. I had a the durex logo at one point lol.was all about Boltblue.com-- got them from there.Also, Ephren, that phone you posted had infra red innit, and could play 2 player snake if a next person had the same phone?also, 3210 was sh*t

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I remember when that 3210 came out, it was the first time i see a phone without an ariel.i remember having a little nokia, and the light was blue, was so happy about that. i need to find that phone i have some funny voice recordings on it

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2 player snake was nutsssssss... But u had to hold ur fones head to head, making sure u were in a comfortable position. One slip of the hand and you'd crash into the next guys snake trail or the game would freeze cos the infra-red link was cut..Boltblue was sick until they started running a credits system where u could only get 4 free logos a day... I used to charge people to send logos from that before I had the PC suite for myself..Nokia had the mobile phone game on lock for years...Industry standard

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I can vaguely remember what my first phone looked like it was a vodaphone one because my thought that nokia 5110 was ugly. it was so sh*t. then she got me this nokia-3310.jpg

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Who remembers being told if you clocked Snake on the Face off you could trade it in for a 3210 for free?Free Voicemails/Being able to just send your voice message to a mans inbox >>>Network going down and free calls >>>>>Flashing aerials so bright when you use your phone at night it blinds you

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Ha, i remember the day without phones still. them ones where if you was meetin someone u'd hope they was on timeha, i remember this being my first colour screen fonenokia_3510i_blue.jpgthought it was sick, used to go online via wap and download poly tones like b2k badaboom :lol:

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OH MY DAYS!!!Recreating Grime ringtones on your phone, if you made music having one of your tunes on your phone in ringtone format is man dumb.Triplets >>>

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8310-1102.jpgthis remains my favourite fone of all timethe period when i had this phone>>>__it's the radio that did it for meallowed me to listen to all those sets

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LOL I remember when my bredrin got an 8310 fresh on contract.The next day we went to Wood Green and she lost it.The way she was barlin on the bus journey back to Dalston.JOKE.

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8310-1102.jpgthis remains my favourite fone of all timethe period when i had this phone>>>__it's the radio that did it for meallowed me to listen to all those sets
yh, that was my fave phone ever, was always listenin to the radio in schooluntil it died on me one day, still got it as well, last time i tried to turn on, it lighted up with a blank screen then went :(pic1-2.jpgWas my 1st fone i think, was nice and slick. plus the games on dis >> ___

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