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My first mobile phone — Nokia 1611

The first mobile phone I ever owned was a Nokia 1611.

I loved it. It did have a display, so it was possible to compose text messages and see incoming phone numbers, but that was about it. Still, it had enough features to become a daily companion.

When my history teacher, Sören Lokrantz, caught me texting during his class, he taught me a valuable life lesson. He asked me:

Teacher: “Do you know what made slaves into slaves?”
Me: “Eh …?”
Teacher: “The fact that they were permanently available.”

Ever since that day, I try to be mindful of how I adapt to new technologies. One example of this ought to be my unorthodox phone policy.

Anyway, here’s a list of all the mobile phones I’ve had:

  • Nokia 1611
  • Ericsson GH 337
  • Nokia 7110
  • Sony Ericsson K800i
  • Sony Ericsson P1
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 7 Plus
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Jerry Silfwer
Jerry Silfwer aka Doctor Spin is an awarded senior adviser specialising in public relations and digital strategy. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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