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Carrie Prefers Payphones over Cellphones in the Sex and the City Movie

You'd think with a fab worthy outfit and a Prada ombre clutch that miss Carrie Bradshaw would be showing off a sleek iPhone in the Sex and the City movie. After six seasons and now with the movie, Carrie is surprisingly still sans a cell phone.

I certainly agree that trying to track down a payphone in one of the largest urban cities in the world is much more dramatic than conveniently returning Mr. Big's calls on a BlackBerry. . . But still!

Let's just hope that Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte step it up and give us some modern technology to get excited about.


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geohiker geohiker 9 years
I don't even watch this show (movie), but - yech! The few pay phones I've seen in the last few years are just gross looking! I'd never just put my face up against one. (I know - it's movie magic here though!)
hautepink7 hautepink7 9 years
Those things still exist?
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
who uses those anymore?
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Yeah I wonder what happened to her cell phones. She has had like 3 of them.
elmendoa elmendoa 9 years
i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed that bag!!!! OMG
staceyleeroberts staceyleeroberts 9 years
Payphones are disgustingly dirty and unless someone held a gun to my head I would never touch one. I hope she used some sanitizing spray our a Lysol wipe before putting her mouth near it. Gagging just thinking about talking on a public pay phone!
abfab abfab 9 years
She had cell phone in season 2 also. The scene was: Big was cooking veil for them and Miranda called her asking where she was because they had dinner plans. The episode was "The Man, The Myth, The Viagra". I always wondered where that phone disappeared.
lala788 lala788 9 years
she probably spend all her money on shoes and bugs , she couldn't pay her cell phone's bill! :)
emalove emalove 9 years
She had one in the last episode, that pink Swarovski crystal one... I hate pay phones!
KimBurnett KimBurnett 9 years
Sorry Geekette's but payphones are cool; esp. phone booths. They are charming. I do like technology but it can be too much and tends to make people self-centered and materialistic, in general.
Tech Tech 9 years
Right! I totally forgot about that last scene where you see Big's name on her phone.. Maybe she'll go back and forth in the movie between cell phone and pay phone.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
see here's my question. she had a cell when miranda went into labor - but that was from miranda. then she had the pink one all through season six cause she talked to 'the russian' while he was over seas - and then in the LAST scene of the finale - you see big's name on her where did the pink 'blinged' cell go?
wonderwoman80 wonderwoman80 9 years
Good point katday -- That is how we found out Big's real name at the end of the series finale! How could I have forgotten.
wonderwoman80 wonderwoman80 9 years
Do these pay phones actually exist in NYC still? I feel like all the pay phones are either vandalized or gone.
emososays17 emososays17 9 years
I never understood how these women could be so fashion forward and modern in every sense of the word yet not have cell phones! I remember Samantha having one and maybe Miranda too and of course in the final episode Carrie has one. Weird.
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
She already had she's gone backwards??? Maybe she lost it or something...
thatsmypurse thatsmypurse 9 years
I think that's part of her charm :) But laurel9894 is right, at the end of the last show she did have a phone!
laurel9894 laurel9894 9 years
i know carrie did have a cell phone before- remember when big called her and it said 'john'? she also had a pink on shopping one day. cant wait to see the movie!
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
i was just about to ask do payphones even work? they should work for emergency though, but i'm so use to cell phones that i would probably just ask someone on the street to use their cell phones.
DCStar DCStar 9 years
Glam Sugar...good call! I was about to effuse on how Carrie is so low-tech except for her laptop. I heard that AT&T are going to get rid of all payphones in 2009!!
shini shini 9 years
everyone's looking at her in the background..:P
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i think its better with no cell phone.. i dunno why.. makes it more intersting.. is she going to be able to return the call on time... dun dun dun....... :)
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
I really hope something happened to her cell and that's why she's on the payphone.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
How disappointing, in the show's last episode she had a cell phone.
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