Thread Did anyone ever have or use the 1st cell 90's style phones?

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shamwow

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my grandfather actually had a cell phone in his car in the early 80's. the hardware was under the driver seat and about the size of a home AV receiver. the phone was mounted to a stand that looked like a pickup truck floor mounted stick shift. his work paid for it. he is/was quite frugal so he was cruising around in a K-car wagon with that hooked up in it which is pretty funny in retrospect.
 

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my grandfather actually had a cell phone in his car in the early 80's. the hardware was under the driver seat and about the size of a home AV receiver. the phone was mounted to a stand that looked like a pickup truck floor mounted stick shift. his work paid for it. he is/was quite frugal so he was cruising around in a K-car wagon with that hooked up in it which is pretty funny in retrospect.
Didn't they cost like $1 per minute to use?
 

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The phone pictured above is actually from the 80's ( Motorola 8500 I believe). I had one from 1988 till maybe 1991 which cost around £300 a month for calls.
 

DJBrenton

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Sorry, that wasn't very clear. The average monthly salary was probably about £700-£1000 a month after taxes. Mobile phones were only for the self-employed or seriously well paid.
 

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Sorry, that wasn't very clear. The average monthly salary was probably about £700-£1000 a month after taxes. Mobile phones were only for the self-employed or seriously well paid.
Do you guys have this symbol on your keyboard, £? Ours is shift+4
 

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Shift4, shift3,shift4,shift3
mind every packard bell had a euro symbol for a while in the early 2000's?

currys was fucking coming down with them. now a trip to currys reveals so many bare shelving units it basically makes you depressed.
 
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