1. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Before 1960 the downtown numbers were 2 letters and 4 numbers.

    Classified number was MOhawk or MO. 5555. AFTER during 1960 the number was changed to TL 6 5555. Then eventually 856 5555.

    The 2 letters 4 number phone numbers looked cool. My number now can be MISsion 0987. That is what I have on the round tag on the dial wheel.

    Would be neat if the phone books we're printed as so.
    04-30-2016 09:17 PM
  2. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    Before 1960 the downtown numbers were 2 letters and 4 numbers.

    Classified number was MOhawk or MO. 5555. AFTER during 1960 the number was changed to TL 6 5555. Then eventually 856 5555.

    The 2 letters 4 number phone numbers looked cool. My number now can be MISsion 0987. That is what I have on the round tag on the dial wheel.

    Would be neat if the phone books we're printed as so.
    Very interesting and informative. Going to read up on this.
    04-30-2016 09:20 PM
  3. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    I'm glad everyone is responding. It's been a blast 🏾️
    04-30-2016 09:21 PM
  4. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    New York City adverts from 1928-1929Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1462066406.802476.jpg

    Crooked but readable
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    04-30-2016 09:34 PM
  5. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    New York City adverts from 1928-1929Click image for larger version. 

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    Crooked but readable
    That is awesome Honey Beagle. Thanks for sharing.
    04-30-2016 09:36 PM
  6. c5sparkchaser's Avatar
    I was in Grafton, WI and I had a Motorola StarTac (flip phone).
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    04-30-2016 10:22 PM
  7. vox212's Avatar
    I was the proud owner of a Palm III and a Motorola StarTac flip phone.
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    04-30-2016 11:10 PM
  8. Aztek13's Avatar
    A Nokia cell phone
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    05-01-2016 01:30 AM
  9. richard_rsp's Avatar
    This is a fun trip down memory lane! I got my first cellphone in 1999 when I went off to college - a Mitsubishi G75....
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    05-01-2016 01:33 AM
  10. ibla's Avatar
    Funny, yesterday I was with a friend writing down the phones we used to own...
    In 1999 I had a Nokia 8210. It was all about having the smallest phone back then. It's the only phone ever which I owned for 2 years!

    Attachment 105962

    My history:
    1996: Ericsson GH388
    1997: Nokia 3110
    1998: Nokia 6110
    1999: Nokia 8210
    2001: Nokia 6510
    2002: Nokia 8310
    2003: Nokia 6310
    2004: Nokia 6310i
    2005: Nokia 6230i
    2006: RIM Blackberry 7730
    2007: RIM Blackberry Curve 8300
    2008: Apple iPhone 3G
    2009: Apple iPhone 3GS
    2010: Apple iPhone 4
    2011: Apple iPhone 4S
    2012: Apple iPhone 5
    2013: Apple iPhone 5S
    2014: Apple iPhone 6
    2015: Apple iPhone 6S
    05-01-2016 04:20 AM
  11. sangs's Avatar
    LOL, I was also in New Jersey using the same device. I loved that little phone. I still have it.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...62c2904be3.jpg
    KOOL
    Colored buttons?! Yours was much classier than mine.
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    05-01-2016 08:38 AM
  12. sangs's Avatar
    Just got my overpriced Gateway PC. No cell. I hate I purchased that piece of crap pc.
    But, oh, the Gateway cow motif.
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    05-01-2016 08:40 AM
  13. tbsteph's Avatar
    Surprise, AZ awaiting grandchild #3. Nokia phone - Dell desktop - probably W98. CRT monitor big as a small car.
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    05-01-2016 03:49 PM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Colored buttons?! Yours was much classier than mine.
    LOL . It was the Sprint version. I was looking for the charger, but I can't seem to find it.
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    05-01-2016 05:30 PM
  15. xchpstang's Avatar
    I had a Sony CM-RX100 with Airtouch but for a while I disconnected it for a few months of that year because I was fresh out of high school and pretty much too broke to afford the Airtouch bill.
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    05-01-2016 07:52 PM
  16. bakron1's Avatar
    I was using a Nextel flip phone with the chirp feature back then.
    05-01-2016 09:03 PM
  17. mrkilltrocity's Avatar
    11 years old didn't know anything about anything
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    05-02-2016 01:35 AM
  18. ElQuadrato's Avatar
    1999 I was at the German military. My cell phone was a Siemens S10 - the first with a "color" (4 color, 5000 pixels). 2000 I started working at Siemens mobile.
    Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-siemens-s10.jpg
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    05-02-2016 02:47 AM
  19. Sean Peters1's Avatar
    Lol. I was on active duty in the Navy and still rocking the Pilot 5000, I believe. No cell phone at the time.
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    05-02-2016 10:35 AM
  20. Roberto Salermo's Avatar
    I living in Miami and, if I remember correctly, I had a Motorola StarTac and bouncing between a Palm Pilot & Compaq...
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    05-02-2016 11:20 AM
  21. Shawn Wayne's Avatar
    I was 11 years old, I had a Handspring Visor. This was before Handspring was bought out by Palm. LOVED the old Palm OS! A few years later I got a Toshiba pocket pc with windows mobile 2003. That was so cool at the time! No cell phone yet. I don't believe I got a cell phone until about 2004. Which was an LG flip phone on US Cellular.
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    05-02-2016 12:48 PM
  22. rsgunter's Avatar
    Moved to the "Big City" of Raleigh NC that year from living all my life in the middle of tobacco fields an hour south. Going to school for Graphic Design at the time. Dating my wife. Using Nokia 5110 (with a dank silver faceplate and optional spring loaded belt clip) on Cingular service... Loved that phone. I wish all phones had "Snake" preloaded. That was bloatware that I could get on board with. Still in Raleigh. Married 15 years with a 13 year old daughter. Graphic artist for a living. Owned 20+ phones over the years. Currently using iPh 6s+ 64gb space gray on Verizon.
    Where were you in 1999? What device did you have?-nokia-5110.jpg
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    05-02-2016 02:34 PM
  23. AndEliRich's Avatar
    I was in college and was probably sporting a Nokia phone. Like all the cool kids. It had this cool snake game on it. Amazing how far we have come.
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    05-02-2016 03:58 PM
  24. vic867's Avatar
    I was rocking a Sony-Ericsson Phone...
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    05-02-2016 08:38 PM
  25. nickdaman's Avatar
    I didn't get my first cell phone till 2001 and it was a nokia with Voicestream.
    05-02-2016 10:02 PM
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