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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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Stornophone 220

 
 
 
Stornophone 220 made in 1990. Model No - F09LGD8951CA. Serial No - 645DQJ8835.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 15cm long. Weight of package is 770g.

This phone is in very good condition, with minor wear and tear. The battery contacts on the back have however broken off, so we could not test the phone and it is being sold as non-working, with a non-working non-original battery. The battery has corrosion on the contacts. The antenna is a non-original brand new replacement.

The Stornophone 220 is an 8500x with a different case. Stornophone was a phone company that was bought by Motorola. Motorola continued to use the Stornophone brand on some of its phones for a few years after the takeover.

Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

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







 

DynaTAC 8000s

 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000s made in 1987. Model No - F09DSD8924AN. Serial No - 645CMU0779.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 20cm long. Weight of package is 825g.

This phone is in good used condition, with general wear and tear, some dings and a stain at the top on the side (see photo). We did get the phone to power up with a working battery, but nothing happens when the keys are pressed, so it is being sold as non-working, with a non-working non-original battery. The antenna is the original and is bent at the top.

The DynaTAC 8000s was the phone sold by Motorola in the UK, which replaced the 8000x. Most 8000s phones are grey, but this one has the much rarer green/brown colour.

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






DynaTAC 8000m

 
 
 
 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000m made in 1993. Model No - F09PYD8372AG. Serial No - 389GTC0773.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 14cm long. Weight of package is 1.4kg.

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 'Bell Atlantic'

This phone is in as new condition, with only a few marks from storage. It powers up, with the battery provided. All the keys work and the screen is bright and clear. It looks like someone has removed the protective film from the phone, taken the adaptor out from it's box and after charging the phone and testing it put everything back away in the box. We understand that this phone came from a shop that closed many years ago.

The phone comes in its box, which is in good condition, although covered in writing and stickers. It has the original charging stand, adaptor, antenna and user manual

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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The package comprises of the box with insert, phone, battery, antenna, charging stand, adaptor with a US type 2 pin plug and user manual.

Price is £169 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.   SOLD
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