These were the classic flip phones that everyone used (and we miss them)

These were the classic flip phones that everyone used (and we miss them)

Many of the flip phones released from the mid 1990s to the mid 2000s are now regarded as classics. Here are some of them that we all miss.

https://www.phonearena.com/news/These-were-the-classic-flip-phones-that-everyone-used-and-we-miss-them_id113448

Ericsson T28 footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvfsw5OcnKM

Motorola V300 footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTxEgJ8Ae6A

Motorola StarTAC footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wsTms544uM&t=193s

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50 Comments

  1. michael on November 7, 2022 at 6:28 am

    I have that first phone somewhere lmao

  2. Cameron D.F Chisholm on November 7, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Motorola v60 <3 That thing is such a classy unit.

  3. Mark Lowery on November 7, 2022 at 6:30 am

    is it still possible to use an old flip phone? or are there alternatives that look like an old phone but connect to 4G?

  4. Ritchie Navarro on November 7, 2022 at 6:32 am

    I MISS USING FLIP PHONES IN THE 2000S NOW EVERYONE IS USING SMARTPHONES IN THE DIGITAL AGE OF TECHNOLOGY

  5. Justin W on November 7, 2022 at 6:32 am

    I had one at work and my manager caused my to break mine it was in my pocket. I’m glad he’s not there no more.

  6. Goat Goat on November 7, 2022 at 6:33 am

    If you miss them, use one then

  7. peter nolan on November 7, 2022 at 6:35 am

    couldnt go back to one of these id have difficulty reading things of the phone

  8. TurboWhistler on November 7, 2022 at 6:37 am

    still have my old 1997 motorola startac

  9. MsBerann on November 7, 2022 at 6:38 am

    This was my first very own phone! I miss it so much! 🙂

  10. Chrissy on November 7, 2022 at 6:39 am

    My life would be complete if I found the same phone as Sam from A Cinderella Story ;(

  11. Aikido Rockford on November 7, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Are there any flip phones today that have that blue backlit display like the old phones?

  12. Aar Reimati on November 7, 2022 at 6:44 am

    I still have Nokia N76

  13. dwk dwk on November 7, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Did you forget about the Blackberry? Most secure phone for business and personal use.

  14. ZombieSoldier54 on November 7, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Why do when the lights come on in the buttons it reminds me of the car lights?

  15. Jacob Norton on November 7, 2022 at 6:45 am

    I collect them

  16. Christopher Crupi on November 7, 2022 at 6:47 am

    I would really hope Flip Phones aren’t antiquated, I had just gotten my first (flip) phone (and still have it) going into middle school, just five years ago!.

  17. Riki on November 7, 2022 at 6:48 am

    We had a nokia 6030 and Nokia 6233 in mid 2000s

  18. Fruitarian on November 7, 2022 at 6:49 am

    I dont like motorola phones it doesnt support ringtones, picture messages and sms ascii arts

  19. Samantha Stubberfield on November 7, 2022 at 6:52 am

    This video just threw me back in time. Had the first two. Just have an overwhelming want of wanting to use a flip phone again!!

  20. Talyang Khoda on November 7, 2022 at 6:52 am

    I miss my nokia E7… mainly for its design….

  21. raj paul on November 7, 2022 at 6:52 am

    I would like to buy this samsung flip phone😋

  22. Christy Ortizo on November 7, 2022 at 6:54 am

    Miss it a lot

  23. Charlie Chaz on November 7, 2022 at 6:57 am

    Does anyone remember their first text message? I do. I sent a message to my friend waiting in a bar. I was late so I simply text ‘I’m on the bus’ he replied ‘ok’. I thought this technology was amazing. Halcyon days. 😆

  24. PhoneArena on November 7, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Have you had a flip phone?

  25. Andy Knows Tech! on November 7, 2022 at 7:00 am

    That’s why I’m refurbishing my Razr V3
    I’m gonna use this

  26. Iguankies on November 7, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Petition for everyone to go back to flip phones

  27. MokerMovies on November 7, 2022 at 7:03 am

    wait this existed in the 90s?, where I live they became hip around 2005 lol.

  28. RAJ SHIKARI on November 7, 2022 at 7:05 am

    Flip Phones are best , no matter what brands make it , want to see this Era Again

  29. Syed The Funny Guy on November 7, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Is it a surprise that even today I’m still looking forward to own a flip phone? Because I am.. and it’s simple

  30. Leon Foo on November 7, 2022 at 7:06 am

    My favourites are Ericsson T28 and Motorola StarTac

  31. ThuggyMacho on November 7, 2022 at 7:07 am

    That razr looks brand new ….

  32. Kris Grayson on November 7, 2022 at 7:09 am

    my first was the nokia 1100, then the motorola v600 and v635, after was the Rzr V3, followed by the slvr l7, then back to nokia somwhere in between with the xpress music 5300, after that a small stint with sony ericson in w310i & w810i untill my first "smart phone" in the samsung galaxy s2. honorable mention goes to the motorola talkabout that the parents had, that started it all.

  33. Justice Fonfara on November 7, 2022 at 7:09 am

    My mom had a moto razr damn the good days 😭😭😭😭

  34. ThuggyMacho on November 7, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Where are ya getting the Razr v3 from? I’ve been trying to find it everywhereeee

  35. Kitty-chan on November 7, 2022 at 7:10 am

    I want an Android flip phone

  36. SimplyRisa on November 7, 2022 at 7:12 am

    I had to look it up & the Motorola razr started off at $1,499 😭

  37. Nasaba Bora on November 7, 2022 at 7:14 am

    if i can get one right now would be great

  38. Nicholas Vaters on November 7, 2022 at 7:15 am

    2021 and I still see flip phones in use.

  39. dewayne thomas on November 7, 2022 at 7:17 am

    they should re-release the Startac in 2020

  40. Vincent D on November 7, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Fun Fact: The Motorola V60 was an OEM option on a lot of BMW and Mercedes-Benz cars in the early-to-mid-2000s… it was the V60 for Verizon Wireless, but had BMW or Mercedes-Benz branding to remind you that you owned a special phone, and let others know you drove a BMW or Mercedes-Benz vehicle. 🙂

  41. eocaridin on November 7, 2022 at 7:18 am

    oh my god i remember playing countless hours of the sims that came pre-installed on my grandmas SGH-X426 in like 2007/08…the memories ugh i wanna go back

  42. Justice Forall on November 7, 2022 at 7:19 am

    I had the 1st Motorola RAZR and I had the 1st Motorola Push-To-Talk Nextel i930 flip phone running Windows. Yep! I sure miss those days.🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️😃👍🏾

  43. The Pondering Minimalist on November 7, 2022 at 7:20 am

    Dude, I want to buy one with a good battery juice.. are there any good flip phones with a monochrome display & outside notification display out there today ? I see only color TFT stupid displays on today’s flip phones..

  44. Fred Flintstone on November 7, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Im really interested in the 2019 razr, but im not sure how the curved display would work for video playback given that it doesnt go completely flat.

  45. Skraegorn on November 7, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Honestly some of these old flip phones and PDA’s are gonna be collector’s items before long

  46. I will blast soon on November 7, 2022 at 7:22 am

    We really miss them… time’s on a jet…

  47. Zentierra on November 7, 2022 at 7:22 am

    My very first "portable" phone was a Motorola Startac, and my second was the Razr (back then we actually hung on to phones for _years_ )…good memories.
    And I wish they made good flip phones today! Not everyone wants a so-called "smartphone". Right now I use an Alcatel flip phone, because there are just very limited choices for flips in the US, though I’m hoping that with the current desire building up for "detox" phones, more and better flip phones become a thing again.

  48. TralfazConstruction on November 7, 2022 at 7:23 am

    I have two nominations; the Sanyo SCP-5300 and the follow-up SCP-5500. Both phones were from an era when someone making or receiving a phone call in public was still something of a showstopper. I brought my SCP-5300 to work and took photos of co-workers to show them. I think that this would have been late-2002. The novelty of taking pictures with a phone was something new and pretty wonderful.

    The SCP-5500 remains my favorite phone. The selling point of the 5500 was in being able to record and send 15 second videos to loved ones and friends. I still remember how utterly cool that was.

    A good selection of the photos and videos taken on the SCP-5500 in the early-2000s yet survive since I had uploaded them to Sprint’s website then to my computer. Yeah, they’re somewhat grainy and crude but each is a precious artifact recalling simpler and, for me, better times.

    The SCP-5500 was my last flip phone and I still have it. It can hold a charge for three days or more and contains original photos and videos which were on the device when it was decommissioned on Saturday, December 4, 2004 when I bought a Palm Treo 650. As I stated earlier, simpler and better times.

  49. wklin thinkple on November 7, 2022 at 7:25 am

    Beautiful

  50. Edward Leonen on November 7, 2022 at 7:26 am

    I love flip old phones

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