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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. Currently CEO at KIX Communication Index and Spin Factory. Before that, he worked at Kaufmann, Whispr Group, Springtime PR, and Spotlight PR. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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