Sunday, February 12, 2006

My Family's First Cellphone

Cellphones have become so common place that it's a shock to hear someone tell you they don't have a cellphone if they can drive.

But cellphones were not common just a short time ago. Here's my first cell phone:

It's a old Motorola that I'm sure no one cares to know the model number. It worked and it had a display. My house phones don't have displays. This phone worked on the old Cantel network, which is now consumed as Rogers.


Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could indeed post the model number of that phone. I'm trying to find one or two of them for a project I'm working on. If you could email me the model number I would really appreciate it.


Eric said...

For anyone else interested, the sticker behind the phone says:

Model: 52387

Anonymous said...

How funny, I was in a thrift shop today and found that phone but just before they made it with the flip guard. May I ask what year it was. I'm trying to determine what year mine is so I can show my kids in 20 years what early phones where like. Thanks.


Eric said...

For anyone that's curious to know the model, it's a Motorola MicroTAC Lite released back in 1994 and runs on AMPS

Anonymous said...

My model # is different. 88060ac. I still have the extra battery with mine. Wish I could find a charger for it. Just curious what it'll do, or what I can do with it. Love to experiment.