Mobile phone resources

Web sites about mobile phones

These are some of my favourite sites about older and vintage mobile phones.

Mobile phone history

There are a couple of other sites worth visiting about mobile phone history.

The University of Salford web site has some excellent pages about mobile phone history. Go to University of Salford - Mobile phones and Preserving Mobile Phone History by Professor Nigel Linge.

Also have a look at www.phonehistory.co.uk for articles on mobile phone history and time line.

There a huge amount of information about telecoms history on www.privateline.com. You might want to start with www.privateline.com/PCS/history8.htm which starts with the early history of cellular phones and covers GSM with a detailed focus on Ericsson handsets.

The THG (Telecommunications Heritage Group) is a society devoted to preserving telecoms history.

Unlocking

If you have bought a phone on eBay and want to unlock it, this site offers unbiased and free help and advice. www.unlockme.co.uk

Buying vintage mobile phones

I have found offers a prompt and efficient service and stocks a wide range of collectable mobile phones. They supplied a number of the phones photographed for this site.

Also offers very good service and has a large selection of mobile phones at competitive prices.

www.vintagemobilephones.com is a good source of information and pictures of phones. The site has a number of vintage phones for sale.

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Books about mobile phones

Constant Touch

Constant Touch by Jon Agar is a good general history about the spread of mobile phones throughout the world. It tackles the human aspect as well as the technical- Buy 'Constant Touch' from Abebooks

The Ugly Duckling: Mobile phones from Ericsson

The Ugly Duckling, by John Meurling and Richard Jeans, is an excellent book about the history of Ericsson handsets packed with inside information - Buy from Abebooks

The Mobile Phone Book: the Invention of the Mobile Telephone Industry

The 'Mobile Phone Book', by John Meurling and Richard Jeans, is a history of mobile communications from the Ericsson standpoint. This is quite a technical book - Buy from Abebooks

 
 

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