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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 5:08 pm   #22
duncanlowe
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Default Re: My first mobile phone (1992)

My first was a Philips car mount analogue closely followed by aMotorola Microtac analogue. The first was loaned to me and they paid the bill but restricted where I could call. The Motorola was loaned but I was allowed to use it for my own account. When GSM started I bought a Microtac with the full size (credit card) SIM. I do have one of the Motorola International 1000 phones, the GSM equivalent of the early one where the car transceiver and handset were mounted on a frame with a big lead acid battery. The battery is long dead but I bet I could still power it up from a PSU. I wonder if it would actually work?
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