14th November 2019

#ThrowbackThursday: A look back at our favourite classic mobile phones


In homage to the recent announcement that Motorola are bringing back the Motorola Razr - a brand new spin on a classic flip phone - we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of our own favourite classic mobile phones.

From simple to smart, mobile phones have transformed dramatically, revolutionising the way we live day-to-day.

From antiquated bricks to smart devices with a wealth of information and opportunity at your fingertips.

But how exactly did we get here? Come along with us, on a trip down mobile memory lane.

Long before touch screen was a thing, when your school teacher warned you that you wouldn’t have a spare calculator in your pocket in “the real world”, when taking a photo could only be done on a standard camera, and when we picked up the phone to actually speak to people!… To simpler times, from bricks to flips and everything in between.

Mobile technology has come a long way in such a short time – can anyone really remember what we used to do before?

From a simple means of communication to the window to the world, all in one handheld device… Let’s take a look at some of the handsets that paved the way to what we now know as the modern smartphone.

We’ve enlisted three members of the Vivio team to give us the inside scoop on their favourite mobile phones from years gone by…

James Baker – Billing & Data Manager
First mobile phone: Nokia 3310
Favourite things about it: Snake
Mobile phone you miss most: Sony Ericsson W800, as it was the first phone I had with a colour screen and I could play music through!
Phone you have now: Huawei P30 Pro

Nicola Foster – Finance Support Specialist
First mobile phone: Cath Kidston Nokia 6111
Favourite things about it: It had snake and I loved that it slid up and down.
Mobile phone you miss most: I’d love to have my Nokia 6111 back just so I can go back and look at all the pictures I took on it.
Phone you have now: iPhone 11

Jason Feely – Account Manager
First mobile phone: Panasonic GD50
Favourite things about it: At the time I thought it was cool.
Mobile phone you miss most: Nokia 6500 Classic because it was so simple to use.
Phone you have now: Oneplus 5T

If you’ve got a stockpile of old devices stored away at home and you’re an O2 customer, chat to us about O2 Recycle. Customers can recycle old phones for cash or donate to charity of their choice.

In need business mobile phones? Keep your business connected with award-winning service from Vivio. Contact us today on 01244 305130 to speak to one the team.


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