My First Cell Phone (1990) NEC P-300 | Retro Portable Phone

My First Cell Phone (1990) NEC P-300 | Retro Portable Phone

I got my first cell phone for Christmas in 1990. It was an NEC P-300 portable phone, which was very high-tech in the early 90’s. I recently rediscovered it in my parents’ basement. Check it out!!

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50 Comments

  1. The Cake Lady on August 7, 2022 at 1:26 am

    3 pounds?!?!?! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Sounds like what we call โ€œpreacherโ€™s countโ€ around our house!

  2. Channel 33 with Spongie on August 7, 2022 at 1:26 am

    I remember my first phone it was the Motorola 650 flip almost the same but had a piece of plastic that covered the key pad. Haha I had mind for 20 plus years then donated to somewhere lol… I had a phone plan on mine texting was a pain lol.

  3. THE BOWSTAR on August 7, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Wow i remember one like it. You were so cool if you had one lol time move on lol

  4. TheBeautifulGoldenhour on August 7, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Wow cool yeah i remember those phones only mostly doctors and the very rich had them then lol! i remember the old car phones in those luxury large cars of the late 80’s like the Tour Oldsmobile ones lol.

  5. Ash Man on August 7, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Its beautiful dearโค๏ธ

  6. The Trips on August 7, 2022 at 1:27 am

    You should take that phone into a t-mobile store and tell them you’d like to get a new plan for it! haha. I was really hoping Abby was going to say she carried the phone in her back pocket, and would have pizzas delivered to her in class…she was the original zack morris!

  7. Justin Sanders on August 7, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Wow Zack Morris eat your heart out. Very cool. ๐Ÿ‘

  8. Michael Wilson on August 7, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Funny they stared off Huge went smaller and now they are all big again. I had a brick phone Motorola back in the 90’s lol

  9. S v7078 on August 7, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Do you Remember how the service was on those phones, did you always Full Signal Bars? Or did they even have the Antenna Bars ? Lol

  10. Piyali Sengupta on August 7, 2022 at 1:36 am

    I got my first cell phone in 2001. I was in college. Can you believe it? I had no cell phone before that. I used to make phone calls from phone booths if I was outside.ย 
    Your cell phone impressed Keith so much when you were dating? You should treasure this phone forever ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless you two.

  11. Bonnie Spruin on August 7, 2022 at 1:39 am

    That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Laughters good 4 the Soul on August 7, 2022 at 1:39 am

    If you’re able to charge it you should try and see if it still works. Probably whatever company it was with is no longer available though right?

  13. The Laughing Lion on August 7, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Since you couldn’t use that phone to make calls and it’s so heavy, It still makes a really good emergency tool as a weapon. Just throw it at your attacker in In cases of emergency. ๐Ÿ˜น

  14. Krista Starr on August 7, 2022 at 1:42 am

    I remember pagers being huge in the early 90s and I wanted one as a kid. Even though I was definitely too young to understand what it was used for back then.

  15. LIFE OF A MIL-WIFE on August 7, 2022 at 1:46 am

    That’s hilarious.

  16. Planet Imo ๐ŸŒ on August 7, 2022 at 1:46 am

    Oh wow!

  17. Joe Paulsey on August 7, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Yes! That was my first cell phone, as well. Loved it! But those calls were very expensive! Lol

  18. Vin Outhavong on August 7, 2022 at 1:50 am

    I thought about buying cellular phone back in 1995 but had a pager instead which my Unit in the Marines gave me for recall purposes. Didnโ€™t get my first cell phone till 1999 which was with Verizon.

  19. chaserobertson on August 7, 2022 at 1:51 am

    a cell phone in the 80’s?!? Were you rich?

  20. Candy's Garden on August 7, 2022 at 1:52 am

    I remember my dad having one of these phones way back when๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š i never got a cell phone until i could pay for one myself, which was after i graduated high school in 2002… I did find a rotary phone at a flea market for $10 a yr or two ago & it actually works!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  21. Melanie on August 7, 2022 at 1:53 am

    My first phone was that Motorola flip phone… it was 80 bucks and you got 20 minutes a month to talk… like 45$ a month. Airtouch Cellular was my first service provider. I actually love those big phones and would use one (if they would work) but I cant live without all of my apps!!

  22. Vincent Ly on August 7, 2022 at 1:53 am

    30 Years Ago

  23. Rick Tyler on August 7, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Ah, the days when people were told to only use their cell phones in an emergency.

  24. superbellabeau on August 7, 2022 at 1:54 am

    That’s nearly the same as my first mobile phone! We called it a brick! Lol I’ve still got it! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

  25. Sharon M.T. on August 7, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Yeah, 1990! That was early and super cool! My first cell phone was 1999 and it cost me 50 cents a minute so it was even pretty expensive at that time. I thiiink mine was an NEC too. Maybe Motorola. Not sure!

  26. Ghaushah Infinity on August 7, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Looks like a police ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ phone hahaha! We did not have that in the Netherlands as far as I can remember.

  27. Homer 5000 on August 7, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Looks in pretty good condition, unlike my old Nokia bricks ๐Ÿ˜

  28. PET and CHIC on August 7, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Used rotary dial until 2010 … true story lol

  29. Vintage, Classic Lover 1980s on August 7, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Wow so beautiful memory.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘
    Your first cell phone is so beautiful.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘

  30. Luscious Mayweather on August 7, 2022 at 1:59 am

    i got my first cellphone in 96 When i was a Senior in Highschool. it wasn’t to far off from this. it was still kinda Brick shape but sleeker & lil flap at the speaking end that flipped out.

  31. Dave D on August 7, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Wow the only person I knew that had a cell phone in 1990 was Zack Morris from Saved by the bell. I didn’t get one til 2000. My mom got one in 1996 and it was similar to yours, she would only use it for emergencies

  32. Nikhil Patil on August 7, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Cool phone๐Ÿ˜..!!What was it’s price?

  33. Zachary Broome on August 7, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Life was a lot more simple back then, hate to say it but everyone was better off back then.

  34. BenFranklin on August 7, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Growing up, my Dad always had a car phone and cellphone. I remember being at a flea market and his phone rang, because he had the business phones transferred to it. Two old women were walking and I heard one as, "Who brings a mobile phone to the flea market?" My friend and I laughed at that.

    I had a pager from probably 1994-1998, but then I had no real use for it.

    I didn’t get my first actual cellphone until 2001, when my parents told me that I needed one, so they put it on their phone plan. When the first bill for it came, my Dad asked me if I knew how many minutes I’d used on it. I was like, "I don’t know. I don’t think I used it." He goes, "You used 5 minutes. What’s the point in having a phone if you’re not going to use it?" I had to think and I said, "Mom called me on it one day. There’s your 5 minutes." It was a Motorola flip phone though. I had it until it finally gave out in 2011, after surviving the hinges both being repaired, several trips through the washer and dryer, and three days laying in a puddle during a non-stop thunderstorm.

  35. MrsA on August 7, 2022 at 2:06 am

    You were above middle class..cell phone in 1990..

  36. ACTAN0NVERBA on August 7, 2022 at 2:06 am

    How long have you two been together?

  37. chiefmegadeth on August 7, 2022 at 2:06 am

    super cool!

  38. Colin George H on August 7, 2022 at 2:07 am

    I got my wife a cell phone in 1997, for safety reasons as well. I always bought Nokia phones. This is another great video. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Jimmy Buffรฉt on August 7, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Ah, AMPS… (Advanced Mobile Phone Service). Pure analog.

  40. Joan Shute on August 7, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Hi Abby and Keith ! Would you believe it or not my husband just two days ago Hon guess what I just found ? I said it could be anything so what did you find he said our very first Cell phone.You guessed it was a really big one like yours only it was a Nokia and yes it was very heavy and big and Bulky. I am so Glad they have changed over the years . Thank you for sharing. So until next time God Bless you and your family and have a Blessed Evening and Stay Safe my dear Friends. May you have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

  41. David Wardle on August 7, 2022 at 2:08 am

    My first phone was an NEC p100 and I did have the big antenna on it. I got it in 1993 and it cost me ยฃ25 per month and 25pence per minute for calls and it didn’t matter if you were on for one second or one minute, go over the minute buy one second and it was another minute.

  42. Uncle Dan_58 on August 7, 2022 at 2:09 am

    Holy cow, it has on AND off buttons? No way!!
    My first cell phone was a flip phone, pretty high tech. It could take crappy pictures!
    Wonderful episode ๐Ÿ‘

  43. veedubs76 on August 7, 2022 at 2:09 am

    Faaaaancy!!! You were hip and cool even back in 1990 ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t have my first cell phone until 2000 ๐Ÿ˜€ I remember my brother had a translucent blue motorolla pager and he thought he was pretty awesome back in 1995 ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. Flint and Steel Survival on August 7, 2022 at 2:10 am

    My first phone was a prepaid flip phone. About a month after i got it I jumped in a pool with it. Then I got another one. Haha

  45. Oaf on August 7, 2022 at 2:11 am

    You should take it to Verizon and see if you can get it reactivated.

  46. Truth Finder on August 7, 2022 at 2:12 am

    its bad that the pagers was s0 big t0 l0l

  47. Turn Back to the 80s on August 7, 2022 at 2:13 am

    Ohmygosh this is awesome!!

  48. Planet Imo ๐ŸŒ on August 7, 2022 at 2:14 am

    I think it was the late 90s when I had my first mobile phone. I never had a pager.

  49. Brannon Evans on August 7, 2022 at 2:16 am

    I still have my Motorola bag phone from the 90s.

  50. gian marco cacciola on August 7, 2022 at 2:17 am

    The Nec P300 was also my first father’s mobile phone. He bought it in 1991 for over 2 million Italian lire (it’s about 1700 dollars).

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