Dave Mitchell is 49 years old and devoted to his old cell phone. British press personnel is stating that he is the happy owner of the “oldest cell phone in business in Britain.” Considering that the model he uses is a Nokia 3310 17-year-old, the claim is grounded.
The Nokia 3310 was reliable, compact and simply worked. He was so terrible that he turned a few years ago.
Mitchell says his cell phone has stopped by the washing machine, accompanied him to the military in Iraq and still needs to be recharged “every two weeks.”
- He’s been through a lot with me. He fell on several occasions, on the floor, in the curry sauce, already passed through the washing machine.
- Every time I just cleaned it, dried it and called it again, and it was working. It is as if it were made of kryptonite – it is indestructible.
- It has gained some scars over the years, but it continues to work well.
- I have a camera if I want to take pictures, and I do not do selfies.
He says he is not against modernization, but prefers to use the internet on a computer and does not like the pitfalls that are linked to the continued presence of smartphones. The big downside is that he can not find a carrier that offers a plan with only text messages and minutes to call.
“My son gave me a new phone with internet access a few years ago, but I just did not want to – my needs are very basic, and this phone has a calculator and games like Snake 2 if I get bored,” he said. After playing Snake 2 on my browser for five minutes, I can confirm that it is like the Nokia 3310 of the games – uncontested, timeless and fulfills its work.
It seems that there is no independent verification that Mitchell’s cell phone is the oldest one in use in England. Considering that Nokia sold 126 million of the Nokia 3310, I suspect someone else still uses one of these.
What matters is that this thing is very sturdy and has not stopped working, and this in the era of programmed obsolescence, it’s impressive. If he ever stops, he may still be useful
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