Vintage Mobile Phones

Snap up a piece of technological history and take a trip down memory lane with a selection of vintage mobile phones from the past thirty years.

Today, classed as a modern vintage, mobile phones have become a popular collector's item for those nostalgic for mobiles which were used ten, twenty, or more than thirty years ago. The sound of a Nokia 3330 ringtone, the sight of a 1980's brick-sized Motorola, or an original Apple iPhone 2G can all inspire sentimental memories. They also represent the technological advances over the past 30 years, which has brought us to today's Smartphone era.

A collector may be interested in the history of a particular manufacturer, searching for old phones made by Motorola or Nokia, or in a certain type of mobile, such as an analogue or early digital phone. Other buyers may be on the lookout for a simpler or cheaper style of phone than those being produced in today's smartphone age.

Collectors can get their hands on a real piece of mobile history with early analogue brick phones from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Among the pioneering companies at this time was Motorola which launched its first phone, the DynaTAC 8000X, in 1983. A collector interested vintage Motorola mobiles can search for later models to add to their collection, such as other brick phones, early digital flip-style, and clamshell-style phones.

Vintage Nokia phones are also much sought after by collectors and by those who prefer an older, hardier mobile. The company sold the most mobile phones in the late 1990s and early 2000s with popular models including the Nokia 3330, launched in 2001, which holds interest for its welcome message, games, texting and ringtones; and the Nokia 3120, released in 2008, which provides a phonebook, camera, Bluetooth and radio.

Whether you are a collector with an interest in the history of the mobile phone, or you yearn after retro games and ringtones, then you are sure to find your ideal vintage mobile with a huge selection for sale.