Retro Phones?

#1
I'm right fvcked off with my N95. I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it.

It was suggested that I go for a retro phone that just does voice and text. So I get on the web and there seems to be a revival in phones from the 1990's. So by a querk of fate by KISS I will be some trendy mother fvcker!

So what retro phone should I go for?

StarTAC 130 (I had one in 1999 and it was great)
Nokia brick (with snake game)
T28 cos it's small.

P.S There will be a two month old N95 going on sale soon.
 
#2
Go for a Nokia 3200-very 2000ish and completely bombproof.
 
#3
the_matelot said:
Go for a Nokia 3200-very 2000ish and completely bombproof.
Do you get Snakes with that?

I want a phone I can use and abuse and not worry about hurting it's feelings or invalidating the sodding insurance.
 
#5
I've got several modern PC-in-a-mobile devices, but I binned them all a few weeks ago and went back to my trusty old Nokia 6130i - easy to dial, easy to text, and it lasts about ten days per charge (3 batteries lasted a month+ of Telic1). Funnily enough, I know about six people who have also gone back to 6130is. Must be something in them - for a technically old and worthless handset, they still fetch £60-100 on ePay.
 
#7
4(T) said:
I've got several modern PC-in-a-mobile devices, but I binned them all a few weeks ago and went back to my trusty old Nokia 6130i - easy to dial, easy to text, and it lasts about ten days per charge (3 batteries lasted a month+ of Telic1). Funnily enough, I know about six people who have also gone back to 6130is. Must be something in them - for a technically old and worthless handset, they still fetch £60-100 on ePay.
That was my first ever mobile phone! It was the dogs bollocks and I could get a signal any where :D Another one to add to the list :D
 
#11
Good God, I was dreaming about mobile phones last night!

There seems to be a stronge following in retro phones due to the build quality, battery life, reception and the fact they can take same punishment AND if you do fvck it up it big stylee then they are cheap to replace. Thus saving me £72 a year in insurance :D :D :D :D
 
#12
Small handy go Nokia 8310, And snake game to boot.

£30 on fleabay
 
#13
4(T) said:
I've got several modern PC-in-a-mobile devices, but I binned them all a few weeks ago and went back to my trusty old Nokia 6130i - easy to dial, easy to text, and it lasts about ten days per charge (3 batteries lasted a month+ of Telic1). Funnily enough, I know about six people who have also gone back to 6130is. Must be something in them - for a technically old and worthless handset, they still fetch £60-100 on ePay.
Do you mean a 6310i?

One of which I'm looking at as I type....complete with snake game..... :D
 
#14
Been thinking of getting a Blackberry as I do loads of email (for a pensioner). I run my own mail server and it's not MS Exchange so Blackberry might not synch properly but I'd still get 'push' email.

Any Blackberry users have an opinion? Are these things worth the money if you're paying for them yourself?
 
#15
Ancient_Mariner said:
Been thinking of getting a Blackberry as I do loads of email (for a pensioner). I run my own mail server and it's not MS Exchange so Blackberry might not synch properly but I'd still get 'push' email.

Any Blackberry users have an opinion? Are these things worth the money if you're paying for them yourself?
Short answer from a friend of mine:

No.
 
#18
While looking for a USB extension cable in my "Magic Box of PC Bits and Bobs" I found my old Nokia 3310 :) :) :) It's like meeting an old flame.

I'll be popping my N95 on ARRSE Sales soon.
 
#19
N95 rocks. Why don't people like them?
 
#20
Wench3000 said:
N95 rocks. Why don't people like them?
It's a good phone if you like that sort of thing but it's a bit over tech for me. Plus the O2 data charges are a rip off so there is no point in me having a web phone.
 

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