Our old cell phones, devices that are probably forgotten in drawers and cabinets, can ultimately be exchanged for modest sums of money.
Mobile phones that were fashionable a few years ago, and now have become obsolete by not having wi-fi connection, cameras, memory, color screens, etc., are now gaining an unexpected value, for example on eBay, a website Online shopping and sales, Nokia’s first mobile phone model, Mobira Senator, from 1981, can be worth up to 1060 euros.
There are several models of mobile phones that are probably forgotten by our homes and collections, which can be exchanged for good amounts of money, according to a study by Talkmobile, the company that compared the values.
Among them is the well-known consumer Nokia 3310, the mobile phone that marked a generation for innovations such as a calculator, longer text messages and the famous game Snake. When it was launched in 2000, the company sold about 126 million units. It can now be found on eBay for up to 65 euros.
“It’s been more than 30 years since the first mobile phone became commercially available and a whole generation has already owned a number of different devices”, said CCS Insight mobile phone expert Ben Wood to Wales Online. Remember the first mobile phone.
Motorola’s DynaTAC 8000X is perhaps the most expensive model these days. This equipment began to be sold in 1984 and became more famous after to have been used by Michael Douglas in the film Wall Street – Power and Covetousness. According to Talkmobile, this phone took about 10 hours to charge, allowed to talk for only 30 minutes in a row and stored only 30 numbers in the contact list. Now, this model can be sold for 3500 euros.
The Motorola StarTAC was also a star in its time, this was the first phone in the world with a lid that opened and sold more than 60 million units, at 1650 euros each. This Motorola classic now costs between 35 and 118 euros.
Already the first iPhone, released in 2007, is also part of this list of classics. At the time promised to revolutionize the world of mobile phones, at this time, costs up to 1180 euros.
The Motorola Razr V3, which was also a success in the 2000s and sold 130 million units, now costs between 17 and 180 euros.
“Finding an old cell phone in the back of a drawer is an evocative experience: people tend to reminisce about the cell phone they had during important periods of their lives, such as a specific job or a memorable vacation,” continued Ben Wood. “It’s interesting to see that a piece of technology can induce feelings in so many people.”