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Motorola DynaTAC


The world's first handheld mobile phone was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x. It went on sale in 1983 in the US at the staggering price of $3995, and despite the price tag, was an instant success and had waiting lists of up to six months! It went on sale in the UK on 1st January 1985 and the very first phone call was made by Ernie Wise! It was followed in the UK in 1986 by the 8000s & in 1988 by the 8500x  and in the US in 1990 by the 8000m. These phones are all analogue, so will not work on modern networks as they do not use SIM cards.

Because these were the first truly mobile phones, they are amongst the most collectable and therefore amongst the most expensive. Please scroll down to see our current phones for sale. If you need more information, or photos before purchasing, please email us - sales@vintagemobilephones.com

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DynaTAC 8000s

 
 
 
 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000s made in 1988. Model No - F09DSD8924BN. Serial No - 645CNC2061.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 20cm long. Weight of package is 1.63kg.

The 8000s was the follow up phone to the 8000x in the UK.

This phone is in very good used condition, with normal wear and tear and some dings. It powers up, with the battery provided, although we had to press the power key quite hard with the end of the antenna to get it to switch on. All the keys work, but sometimes the numbers appear on the screen more than once. The battery, which holds some charge is original. The antenna and charging stand are also original and in good condition, although the adaptor has come apart at some point and been glued together. The case is in good used condition and has an attachment for a spare battery. There is also the original user manual, which is quite rare. It is in good condition, but has some writing in it.

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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The package comprises of the phone, battery, antenna, charging stand with a UK type 3-pin plug adaptor, case and user manual.

Rare to find one of these phones with the original manual.

Price is £189 including delivery by Registered Post to anywhere in the world.    





DynaTAC 8000s

 
 
 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000s made in 1985. Model No - F09DSD8924AN. Serial No - 645CKW0413.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 20cm long. Weight of package is 1.55kg.

The 8000s was the follow up phone to the 8000x in the UK. The 8000x was launched in 1985, so this 8000s, also from 1985 is rare, very early model.

This phone is in very good used condition, with normal wear and tear and some dings. It powers up, with the battery provided, although we had to press the power key quite hard with the end of the antenna to get it to switch on. All the keys work, but sometimes the numbers appear on the screen more than once. The battery, which holds some charge is original. The antenna and charging stand are also original and in good condition, although the adaptor has some marks on it. The case is not original and may be for a slightly less deep phone. It does fit, but is very tight. It is in very good condition.

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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for details.

The package comprises of the phone, battery, antenna, charging stand with a UK type 3-pin plug adaptor and case.

At nearly 30 years old, this is one of the very earliest handheld mobile phones sold in the UK.

Price is £169 including delivery by Registered Post to anywhere in the world.   SOLD





DynaTAC 8000m

 
 
 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000m made in 1993. Model No - F09LFD8437AG. Serial No - 472GTWX075.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 17.5cm long. Weight of package is 1.35kg.

The DynaTAC 8000m was the phone sold by Motorola in the US, which replaced the 8000x. Nearly all the 8000m phones carry the name of the network provider they were sold by, in this case 'Commnet 2000'

This phone is in excellent condition, with minor wear and tear. It powers up, with the battery provided. All the keys work and the screen is bright and clear. The battery, which holds a good charge still has the protective film on the base. The charging has a discharge switch and is in good condition, with some marks. The case is in used condition. The antenna is a brand new replacement.

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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for details.

The package comprises of the phone, battery, antenna, charging stand with a UK type 3-pin plug adaptor and case.

Price is £159 including delivery by Registered Post to anywhere in the world. 







DynaTAC 8000s

 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000s made in approx. 1987.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 17cm long. Weight of package is 775g.

This phone is in very good used condition, with general wear and tear, some dings and scratches. One of the battery connectors has broken off the back, so the phone doesn't power up, and it is being sold with a non-working non-original battery. The antenna is a brand new replacement.

The DynaTAC 8000s was the phone sold by Motorola, which replaced the 8000x. This example is missing the model and serial numbers, so we have guessed that it is from approx. 1987.

Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £139 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post. 




 

DynaTAC 8000s

 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000s made in 1988. Model No - F09DSD8924BN. Serial No - 645CNC1686.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 17cm long. Weight of package is 810g.

This phone is in very good used condition, with general wear and tear, some dings and scratches. We tried the phone with a working battery, but it doesn't power up, and it is being sold with a non-working battery. The antenna is a brand new replacement.

The DynaTAC 8000s was the phone sold by Motorola, which replaced the 8000x.

Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £139 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.   





DynaTAC 8000m

 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000m made in 1990. Model No - F09LFD458BG. Serial No - 472DQC9764.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 17cm long. Weight of package is 655g.

This phone is in good used condition, with general wear and tear, some dings and deep scratches on the corner of the base (see photo). We did briefly get the phone to power up with a working battery, but only once, so it is being sold as non-working, with a non-working non-original battery. The antenna is a brand new replacement.

The DynaTAC 8000m was the phone sold by Motorola in the US, which replaced the 8000x. Nearly all the 8000m phones carry the name of the network provider they were sold by, in this case 'Cellular Inc'

Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £99 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.   



 

Stornophone 220

 
 
 
Stornophone 220 made in 1990. Model No - F09LGD8951CA. Serial No - 645DQL6092.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 17cm long. Weight of package is 725g.

This phone is in good used condition, with general wear and tear and some dings. The phone does not power up, so it is being sold with a non-working battery. The antenna is a brand new replacement.

Stornophone was a company that was bought by Motorola. Motorola continued to use the Stornophone name on some phones, including the 220, which is ,under the cover, a Motorola 8500x.

Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £79 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.  






DynaTAC 8500x

    
Motorola DynaTAC 8500x made in approx 1989.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 17cm long. Weight of package is 930g.

The DynaTAC 8500x was the phone sold by Motorola in the UK, which replaced the 8000s. They were the first mobile phone sold in large numbers.

This phone is in good condition, with general wear and tear and dings. It powers up, with the battery saver attached and all the keys and the screen work. The battery saver plugs into a car's 12 outlet and fits in place instead of the battery. There is a battery provided with this phone, but it does not hold a charge. The battery saver is non-original and is in very good condition. The battery is non-original and in good physical condition. The antenna is a brand new replacement.

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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for details.

The package comprises of the phone, battery, antenna and battery saver.

Price is £89 including delivery by Registered Post to anywhere in the world.    






DynaTAC 8500x

 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8500x made in approx. 1990.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 17cm long. Weight of package is 780g.

This phone is in good used condition, with general wear and tear and some dings. The phone does power up with a working battery, but the keypad is locked and we do not have the code, so it is being sold as non-working, with a non-working battery. The antenna is a brand new replacement.

The DynaTAC 8500x was the phone sold by Motorola in the UK, which replaced the 8000s. They were the first mobile phone sold in large numbers.

Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £69 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.  


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