Before the smartphone era, mobile phones had only two functions – call and text. They fit nicely in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible. What else do we miss about the old school mobile phones?
1. Missed Call
When you miss call someone, its to tell them that you want them to call you back because your phone doesn’t have any more credit. In other words you are being cheap! Or there is also another believe that you miss call someone to let them know that you missed them.
2. Black-and-White Screen
There were no phones with colour graphics back then. When the first colored screen phone came out, it was so ugly, but everyone thought that it was a revolution.
3. Phones Were Much More Durable
Old school phones can be thrown and nothing would happen to it, wouldn’t even leave a dent. Currently a slight knock to the phone and the screen shatters.
4. "Snake" Game
Games, previously the only game available would be “snake”. There was no such thing as Clash of Clans or Candy Crush. “Snake” could keep a person entertained for hours.
5. Battery Life
You’d only need to charge a phone once or twice a week because the battery life was so good. There was no need for a power bank. Phones today don’t even last 6 hours, that’s why external power banks are selling like hot cakes.
6. Text Message
SMS was the main way to send text and it cost about 20 cents per SMS. Now, everyone uses free mobile application such as WhatsApp or WeChat to message each other.
7. A Luxury Item
Hand phone used to be a luxury item where each family may only own up to one mobile phone. Now, they have turned into a necessity. Each family member has at least a mobile phone each, some even own 2 or 3 devices - for work and personal respectively.
Previously the smaller the size, the higher the price. However, the total opposite condition applies now. Someone please tell me what's going on?
9. Texting While Driving
Texting while driving was not really an issue previously because you can feel the buttons. Texting while driving now is really dangerous because it is all touch screen! Do not text and drive unless its an older phone... (just joking) Do not text and drive at all!
10. A Year Without Sex or A Year Without Mobile Phone?
Well, to be honest, the answer used to be so easy previously.
To our surprise, there is still a demand for old school mobile phones. The rise in demand is due to nostalgia, where one can 'revisit' what it’s like to own a piece of that technology in the 21st century. Consider to get one for your collection!