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How Many Cell Phones Have You Owned?

I saw someone on the bus the other day using a matte black RAZR and got nostalgic — my old phone! And then I got lost in my thoughts thinking about all the cell phones I'd loved — my first phone, the huge Nokia 3350, then my "upgrade" to the Nokia 6220 (I was so stoked that it had this newfangled camera phone).

Then on to the black RAZR, and from there I upgraded to smartphones where I've had a BlackBerry Pearl, Curve, and an iPhone. That's six phones in about nine years or so of cell phone ownership! I feel very accomplished, thank you very much. How do you stack up? How many cell phones have you had?

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Hannah_101 Hannah_101 9 years
I've had two phones that have been my own --- a Nokia 3200 and a BlackBerry 7230. I had my 3200 for a little more than 3 years; I really liked it a lot... I was quite disappointed when it died on me all of a sudden, but it got replaced with my current phone, a 7230 --- granted, it's old and doesn't have many modern features, but it's great for texting and I'm able to call people when I need to. I don't know when I'll replace it, but as long as I'm able to send texts, place calls, and hopefully use the internet when I'm back in the States, I'm a happy camper! I've also used two other phones --- a couple inexpensive Nokias (the 1100 and 1112) from Tracfone... They've mostly been for travel and whatnot. They're by no means hip or anything, but they get the job done and work. They're also quite small... and Snake is an addictive game.
inadee inadee 9 years
I've had so many phones! almost all nokia with one exception. My first phone was a green Nokia 918. My second phone was a Motorola V2288 My third phone was a Nokia 8310.. then a Nokia 3100.. then a 3120.. then I got an N80 and I've just recently upgraded to an N95 8GB! so I have now had 7 phones!
catfsh34 catfsh34 9 years
I'm such a phone whore...i get a new phone every 1 year old iPhone has been the longest I have kept a phone...looks like I will have to get the 3G when it comes out 2!
Leony Leony 9 years
Only 6 so far. I just can't follow the technology changing cellphone every three months.
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
There have been times that I've had 3-4 active cell phones at one time. After spending several years working in the wireless industry, I've owned over 50 phones. Just call me a gadget wh*re! :P
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
I think I have lost count. I got my first cell phone in 1992, the stylish gray Motorola flip. (Was it the StarTac? I can't remember.) Then I think another Motorola, a couple of Nokias, a Razr, and I got the new Sidekick LX the day it came out last fall. (Bigger keypad than a Crackberry!)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I've had 6 so far... Motorola StarTac, the classic Nokia that everyone had, the Nokia with the angular buttons, an Audiovox flip camera phone, some other Nokia flip phone and now an LG8600.
Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
I used to love my StarTac made me feel all grown up! haha I've had more than 5...usually because i would lose them all the time! I've had the last one for almost 2 yrs and love it so far...thinking of getting an iPhone but not sure because everyone has it or wants it...
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I upgrade all the time. I haven't had my N95 for a year yet, ans I'm waiting for the N96 to come out. It's a never ending cycle.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
8. But then again, I've had a cell for 12 years! (damn- I feel old.)
seraphicstar seraphicstar 9 years
awww.... this is making me nostalgic! nokia 2260, Audiovox 8600, LG VX6000, Sony Ericsson Z520, Palm Treo 650, Palm treo 700p, blackberry pearl, blackberry curve!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i have only had 3 cell phones but that has a lot to do with my avoiding them for so long. i didn't want to get stuck with the ridiculous phone bills my friends often complained about. now, i'm addicted although still slow to purchase new toys. i'm holding out for the supped up iphone this summer.
luckykarma luckykarma 9 years
My first cell phone my man and I shared in like 2001 I dont remember what it was called I think it was with US Cellular. Then I had a Nextel i730 then an upgrade to a Nextel i860 which I LOVED TO DEATH. I dropped nextel because they frankly didn't work well when I moved from Illinois to Tennessee so I got Cingular and I had a Motorola L6 which wasnt so bad I sold that to my uncle when my man got me a Samsung D807...slider phones are so awesome...until I got tired of that and he bought me a Samsung A707 Sync in Red which I really did think was an amazing phone but AT&T started to get too expensive so now I have Sprint...their customer service is terrible but I love their phones. First I had a Sanyo Katana DLX in Champagne but my dad is having heart issues so I sent that to him and got myself a new line and got the black and blue LG Rumor which I love!!! I want a palm treo (not the centro...blech!) but I think I will wait until I am actually eligible to upgrade this time. I work for an AT&T call center and I know a lot about phones and really wish AT&T wasn't so expensive cause I would love to get the Pantech Duo...whatever Sprint has better prices...
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
I think I've had 8. My first cellphone ever was the huge Motorola brick.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 9 years
I've had my current phone for over 2 years now! It's lasted through tons of drops and baby drool and doggy drool, but the darn thing still works.
hyacinthsuarez hyacinthsuarez 9 years
I had a Qualcomm phone in high school and when I was 19, I got the Nokia 6800 for the flip out qwerty keyboard. When that broke less than a year later, I "splurged" and got the Motorola V600 (which I bought outright and cost me $400). When I got tired of that (and Cingular) two years later, I got the Sidekick 3. And now, I'm almost at two years with the SK3 (and I love it other than it's bulkiness), but I've been idolizing the Motorola A1200 (akak Motorola Ming) for a year now. It's supposed to have come out in Q2 of this year, but so far, no one has an word on where I can get it through a carrier. Looks like I'm buying an unlocked version online...
chhavi chhavi 9 years
currently have Sony Ericsson w880i. I'm going to stick with it until the day they buy me the sleek blackberry.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
At least a dozen...
hex913 hex913 9 years
A grand total of 8, and my contract is up again next I plan on getting my 9th then.
schoolgirl867869 schoolgirl867869 9 years
my parents got me a motorola T720 when i was in 7th grade i think it sucked because i went to the store and my mom was on her phone which was a year old so theyre like oh we have that same phone one left and i was like great i cant get a new phone then i got a samsung one that flips to ways in october i think which was stolen out of my moms car so now i have a blackberry pearl i got one in february but then over spring break my dad washed it in my jeans and so i got a replacement i puut 2-3 but its really 4 cause one got washed 4 and im only 15
rachelspark rachelspark 9 years
3 so far. I have a Motorola Krazr now but I'm lusting after the LG EN-V.
seraphimm seraphimm 9 years
Wow, that's a lot of phones!! Hopefully all of you are donating or recycling them! I REALLY don't want to be a environmentalist drill sergeant, but that's a lot of old technology we're throwing away.. Consumption is a scary thing.
JaeB JaeB 9 years
Three years of cell phone ownership, one phone. Regular little Motorola. Does it's job. I don't plan on replacing it.
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
I used to like upgrading my phones. But I realise it was purely cosmetic. So now I try to stick with my present phone for as long as possible. Also you can get better value for money.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
im back to my #3 because #5 broke and i'm just waiting for #6 to be released onto the market =D
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