1. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    BlackBerry released their first device the 850 in 1999 and I was using the Nokia 5110 got my first BlackBerry around 2008 I think the 8220 pearl flip great little phone .Attachment 105887Attachment 105888
    I had the exact Nokia... it was blue though!
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    04-29-2016 09:00 AM
  2. D00mM4r1n3's Avatar
    By 1999 I had sold my pager to a local store that bought used pagers & cellphones, got $15 for it as I recall. I didn't bother getting anything to replace it and simply carried two $0.25 Quarters in my wallet in case I needed to call someone from a payphone. I also did not own a car and just used a bicycle+public transit to get around. I didn't get my first cellphone until 2 years later, and first car the year after that.

    I believe this was the pager (Motorola Memo Express, purple, except mine was translucent):
    Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-9559709_orig.jpg
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    04-29-2016 09:31 AM
  3. nite732's Avatar
    I was with Southwestern Bell.Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-ph.jpgMy
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    04-29-2016 09:50 AM
  4. Daniel Castroman's Avatar
    I was in Venezuela, I was 29 and I had a Motorola StarTAC
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    04-29-2016 02:16 PM
  5. lfuentesimon's Avatar
    Wow... back in 1999... New DB2000

    NEC DB2000 - Full phone specifications

    Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-20131216_171408_medium.jpg
    04-29-2016 03:34 PM
  6. DravenX's Avatar
    I was 16 and living in CA. I didn't have any devices besides my emachine computer that i bought from being a paperboy.
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    04-29-2016 04:18 PM
  7. sunlifexxx's Avatar
    Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-download.jpeg I was in living in Houston, TX and I was using a cup with a sting.
    04-29-2016 11:22 PM
  8. sunlifexxx's Avatar
    Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-star.jpeg Actually I was in Houston, TX sporting a Motorola Star Tec phone
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    04-29-2016 11:25 PM
  9. sox8104's Avatar
    99 I graduated high school and believe I had a Verizon Motorola v60 flipper. Why am I getting so old so fast
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    04-29-2016 11:27 PM
  10. dchandler's Avatar
    I was living in Danville Va and working at a cellphone store selling pagers and HIGH cell phone plans lol
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    04-29-2016 11:30 PM
  11. dchandler's Avatar
    Oh and I had a star Tac cell phone
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    04-29-2016 11:32 PM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It seems that The Motorola Star Tac cell phone was a VERY popular phone in 1999
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    04-29-2016 11:34 PM
  13. dchandler's Avatar
    Yeah that was the phone to have right there.
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    04-29-2016 11:51 PM
  14. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    An old friend.... Lol
    Did her own a phone in 1999?
    04-29-2016 11:53 PM
  15. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Lets throw all our iPhones and android and windows phones out and go back to out 1999 phones.
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    04-29-2016 11:56 PM
  16. G.4's Avatar
    I was a junior and definitely did not have a cell phone of any kind. I don't think I even knew anyone with one in 1999. It wasn't until probably 2001 or '02 that I got my first Nokia "candy bar" phone. LOL
    04-30-2016 12:18 AM
  17. violetjune's Avatar
    Did her own a phone in 1999?
    Umm, I think so
    04-30-2016 01:33 AM
  18. Gazoobee's Avatar
    In 1999 I would have been using my trusty (transparent!) Palm III for everything and laughing a lot at my friends eMate.

    Cellphones at that point were still only for the rich and foolish. Photography was at that middle state wherein the old film cameras were too clunky and time consuming, but all the new digital cameras still sucked.
    04-30-2016 12:34 PM
  19. Gazoobee's Avatar
    I was four/five years old. People were talking about the year 2000 doomsday and the Y2K bug. 16 years later, here we are.
    A lot of the fear was over the top because people are essentially crazy, but stuff did actually happen. We had rolling blackouts all over my city that day, the phone service was up and down and the traffic lights went out for blocks around my house for most of the day as well.
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    04-30-2016 12:44 PM
  20. TomTar7's Avatar
    I was right here, with an AT&T landline and I believe a Verizon Bagphone bought on a group plan through my employer. The beast was rugged, powerful, expensive as all get out. Because of the cost of the minutes I used it as little as possible. Even in emergencies I would first try to use my CB radio. Remember them? They can actually still come in handy.
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    04-30-2016 05:51 PM
  21. TomTar7's Avatar
    As to those people who are asking about using record players etc, I am old enough to remember when our home phone number was two letters (which designated the city you were in) and 4 numbers. Ours was something like GT 6971. When you dialed "0" you got a real live lady who could connect you to anywhere in the country.

    When my older sister was learning to dance (being taught by a cousin who was very good) she got mad because as the song on the 45RPM record was coming to an end he would stomp hard on the floor to make the needle/arm jump back to get more playing. I guess you could say that was a record hack.
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    04-30-2016 06:14 PM
  22. thecaptainjoe's Avatar
    I was a teenager in high school. The only person in my school with a phone (I paid for myself) and I had a Sony CM-B1200 on Sprint. I remember having to use a pay phone to activate the phone because sprint service was horrible at the time.Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1462054954.354844.jpg
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    04-30-2016 06:22 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    As to those people who are asking about using record players etc, I am old enough to remember when our home phone number was two letters (which designated the city you were in) and 4 numbers. Ours was something like GT 6971. When you dialed "0" you got a real live lady who could connect you to anywhere in the country.

    When my older sister was learning to dance (being taught by a cousin who was very good) she got mad because as the song on the 45RPM record was coming to an end he would stomp hard on the floor to make the needle/arm jump back to get more playing. I guess you could say that was a record hack.
    Ours was 2 letters with 1 number. So it was AT2- 8194.
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    04-30-2016 06:33 PM
  24. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    Ours was 2 letters with 1 number. So it was AT2- 8194.
    Led, You're old like me.
    04-30-2016 07:08 PM
  25. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Led, You're old like me.
    I know. The AT stood for Atwater. So the number was Atwater 2 - 8194. In those days there were party lines. Fortunately, we weren't on a party line.
    04-30-2016 07:43 PM
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