Thread: Zach Morris PHONE

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    • 14 years 8 months ago
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    Did anyone ever own those "ZACH MORRIS PHONES" Well...there not really called that but those old "CELL PHONES" that Zach always had. I was just carious if they actrually really exsisted and people actrually USED them!
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    Yeah, those old "brick" phones existed. I believe Motorola made them and they cost about $3000 when they first came out. I don't even want to know what they charged per minute to use the damn thing. Here's one them:
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    Quote by ccann702
    Yeah, those old "brick" phones existed. I believe Motorola made them and they cost about $3000 when they first came out. I don't even want to know what they charged per minute to use the damn thing. Here's one them:
    [url]http://i.onlineshowoff.com/media/photos/articles/main_3295.jpg[/url]



    3000 bucks WTF!! Thats just not right!
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    Actually I never liked that show, it was so borderline pathetic I only watched pieces to see if that Kelly pussey would show up :mrgreen: , but I do remember a scene in the bedroom where he calls his father (who happens to be in the same room) with his bricky mobile.
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    no offence but the first thing i though when i read this what "how old are you?" but yea they existed i was watching a show on the history channel called "did william shatner really change the world?" course it was more about how star trek changed things. and the had the guy that invinted the first brick mobile and he gave prices on how much it was a min back then was like $.30 not counting the almost 100 a month for service... or something to that effect.
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    Quote by OmegaX01
    no offence but the first thing i though when i read this what "how old are you?" but yea they existed i was watching a show on the history channel called "did william shatner really change the world?" course it was more about how star trek changed things. and the had the guy that invinted the first brick mobile and he gave prices on how much it was a min back then was like $.30 not counting the almost 100 a month for service... or something to that effect.


    I'm 20! I just was probably to young to even notice......
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    I dont think it was the fact that you didn't notice the phone that caused the previous poster to wonder your age, I think it was the OTHER comment LOL
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    My bro had that phone a long time ago. Lol.
    It has chicken legs!
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    I worked at a pizza restaurant about 4 years ago and there was a guy who came in regularly that had one of those and still used it.
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    man that phone big...i always wonder who was the service providers for those phones back in the day and what plans they have for them
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    Quote by Sleepygean
    Quote by ccann702
    Yeah, those old "brick" phones existed. I believe Motorola made them and they cost about $3000 when they first came out. I don't even want to know what they charged per minute to use the damn thing. Here's one them:
    [url]http://i.onlineshowoff.com/media/photos/articles/main_3295.jpg[/url]



    3000 bucks WTF!! Thats just not right!


    For that ugly ass phone? Well, that's the 80s for you.
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    • 14 years 8 months ago
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    That was Cellular technology in it's infancy. Before GSM/GPRS and all this other hi-speed junk. something like 200 MHz frequency operation or something like that. I still see phones like that in the thrift stores around here once in awhile.

    OF course it was $3000 in the 80's, anyone see the original IBM PC, friggin 21" wide, 5.25" high, weighted 45 LBS, with only 360K Diskette storage, a 20MB Hard disk maximum, and an internet connection of 300 BAUD through a modem that looked like a coffee mug heating pad with LED's on it, all for the great low price of roughly $4000 fully equipped, running a single user, non-graphical operating system called PC-DOS 1.01! It also was plain grey and black, and looked most at home in an institution with a bunch of dudes in black suits. That was 80's technology for ya, huge, non glammy, and expensive as heck. If you wanted something like we had now back then, it'd be about 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide and be called a Super Computer.
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    I remember that phone.

    They even used that design for walkie talkies. I remember having them.
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    Quote by Pedro2NR
    I remember that phone.

    They even used that design for walkie talkies. I remember having them.


    Oh, yeah! I remember the walkie talkies, too! I never had them, but I remember playing with them with a friend!
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    My Dad has a way more old school phone than Zacks. It plugged into your lighter, was as big as a box of cereal, and had a cord attaching the reciever to the main part. Yes he still uses it.
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    My dad used to have a "brick" phone, too! You had to pay everytime you called someone, or the incoming caller had to pay everytime you called HIM! His truck was also powered by propane!
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    "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not." -Kurt Cobain
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    Man, my dad had one of those, then some junkies broke into his car and stole it. But still at the time it was coolest piece of technology I had seen.
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