Mobile Phone Memory Lane: The Phones We've Loved Since the 1980s

Which one did you own?


( Do you still remember your first mobile phone? Some of us might have owned a beeper before that or even experienced waiting by a payphone with exact change. Cell phones not only transformed the way we communicate, but the language became part of our everyday lives: Statements like D2 na me wer na u let you save up on credits, although we're not sure why some people still substitute their letter Os for zeroes (and vice versa)...


We look back on some of the most well-loved (and forever remembered) phones we've all known through the years and remember how far we've come from the colorless screens, bulky antennas, and a very challenging game of Snake.


Video by Jadrienne Ho; cover art by War Espejo


(If the video appears blurry, you can change the settings in your player! We recommend a minimum of 360p.)

Share this story with your friends!

Help us make better!
Take the short survey

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Load More Stories