The Early Days of Cell Phones

You love the cell phone today – in fact we call them smart phones.  But things weren’t always this way!


1. Feeling undeniably cool when you were one of the first to have one.

ooler when you got a flip phone

2. And even cooler when you got a flip phone.

cool car phone

3. And the oh so cool car phone

phone that could go several days on a full charge

4. Having a phone that could go several days on a full charge.

send texts instead of call

5. How exhilarating it felt to be able to send texts instead of call…

morse code

6. …even though you had to type out your texts like morse code…

phone having actual buttons

7. …due to your phone having actual buttons.


8. Perfecting the art of condensing your text to 160 characters.


9. Spending all of your spare time trying to beat your high score on Snake.

text message line by line

10. The suspense of revealing a text message line by line.

MIDI ringtone of your favorite song

11. Getting excited when a MIDI ringtone of your favorite song became available.

cell phone holster

12. Buying a cell phone holster for your belt.


13. And having to delete all your texts to make room for new ones.