Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ancient Phones

Lol...I was laughing as I write this post. I'm not sure if any of you find it funny, or relate to my story, but as its my own personal experience, I can still smile or laugh at the thought of it.

Its about my first phone. I believe it was in 1995. It started when my boss suddenly came into the computer room, (yes, those days you have to share computers in a computer!) and suddenly there a phone ring. Oh, he was just showing off, then. Maybe the first few personnel in the company to use handphones.

Soon after, I 'managed' to my own a handphone as a birthday gift. It was huge! Remember those days when handphones were so big, and your handbags trend, were small? Well, I was in that era during my first job. Contrary to the fact that I was then, so delighted to have a handphone, where less than 2% of the population in Malaysia have it, I was a bit 'shy' to carry it around.

So one day at lunchtime, I brought my handphone along with me for the first time, and it can't fit my bag. So, to conceal it, I put it in an A4 envelope. Suddenly in the lift, the phone rang! And everyone (about 10 of us) were looking about to find the source of the ringtone. It was a loud piercing sound. And it wasn't fancy enough that you can choose the nice ringtones. And on top of that, I haven't read the manual on how to put it on silent or discreet tone...haha! So imagine, initially I wanted to ignore the call, but later on, I just had to pick up the call and took out the phone out of the envelope! hahaha... I was so embarrassed, so the next day I bought a bigger handbag. Lol!

So, this was the picture model of my first phone. It wasn't mine. I just googled for the image. After so many years, and so many phones, my current model is the HTC pocket pc mobile phone which has been very reliable for the few years.

I believe there were about 7-8 phone switches before this last one. And I am not even a handphone freak. (Right?)
1. Nokia ___
2. Motorola ...tac
3. Motorola ...(microtac?)
4. Nokia (yellow interchangeable skin)
5. Nokia
6. Nokia
7. Sony Ericsson
8. Htc Pocket PC
9. ........
(To be edited as and when I remember. For my record purposes only)

I am actually eyeing the new iphone. Finally it is here! The only setback is that only Maxis carry it and the promotion is not attractive enough for the switch. I'll probably wait, then get 'someone' to buy me for my next birthday, or wait for a faster and better model with more attractive!


Anya said...

I like your story,
it makes me also SMILE ^__^
I have at the moment
Samsung, I think its my
6e phone......... LOL
I like also the iPhone 3G :)
But i have a iPod nano for music !!
I will dream about it :)

Ydiana said...

Hi Anya

Another iPhone fan, but couldn't find enough reason (or excuse) to switch...hahaha! Ok, I will also dream about it, for the moment. :)

Chahya said...

I like Nokia...user-friendly.

My first HP was in 1995. Apa ntah brandnya, dah tak ingat, but if I'm not mistaken it's panasonic BK. Yang i ingat, the word BK tu ada, and it's soooo bulky and heavy. I think if baling terkena orang, boleh K.O.

I berangan juga nak iPhone that day, but now I've settled for Nokia ExpressMusic 5800 touch screen.

My PDA takde phone but my daughter berkenan, so I'm going to give it to her if she manage to get 5As UPSR this year hehehe.

A Friend said...


Interesting down-the-memory-lane story on handphones. I almost got myself an HTC Diamond but opted for a different make. iPhone? Fancy, but a bit too slow for me. :)

Ydiana said...


Mmg the phone those days baling kat orang boleh!

nokia is very user friendly, no need to read manuals..haha!

Good luck in your girl's UPSR!

Ydiana said...


I heard about the speed, but not on all applications I think?