Nokia 2140 (Nokia Orange)
The first Orange handset
- Date launched: 1994
- Network: GSM 1800Mhz Orange
- Form: Candy bar
- Size: 58(w)x148(h)x25(d) mm
- Weight: 238g
- Cost new: £300 (Summer 1994)
- Can you use it today: Yes
When the Orange network launched in 1994, customers only had one choice of phone. Fortunately it was the phone of 1994. The first Orange phone was a reworked version of the high end business phone, the Nokia 2110.
The first Orange phone was the Nokia 2140. Although, the Orange network primarily targeted consumers rather than business users, Nokia dropped none of the advanced features of their flagship phone for the Orange rebrand. The only functional difference was that the Nokia 2140 supported the Orange network on 1800MHz rather than the Vodafone one.
The handset itself had a minor redesign, it was less curvy and the buttons were different. Nevertheless, Orange's first customers were getting their hands on the top phone of 1994. It was a significant improvement over the early offerings on Mercury One2One, the rival consumer network.
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Matthew. Eastmidlands" matthew rogers 03/25/2013
Unfortunately I had to trade it in to upgrade with Orange so until recently it'd been missing from my arsenal of old mobiles..
However, I recently picked one up in great working condition on Ebay.
The only problem is that it's blocked & I do not have the code required to unlock it.
Is there a simple way of doing this, such as taking it to a market stall where they'll do such things for you or would Orange be able to help me (I've been with them from the start)?
Thanks in advance for any advice,
David." David 05/28/2014
any one know where a battery can be got ?????????
have tried a few places none in stock !!
As usual :
any help please :
ps : At the minute i use a galaxy note 4 :" Ant leach 02/08/2015
What happened was that the RF was fine when the phone was in your hand, but as soon as you put it against your head the RF stage became unstable, and started to transmit on all sorts of random frequencies which it was not supposed to be on. This was observed happening on an hp spectrum anaysler, using several different handsets.
To the best of my knowledge Nokia never admitted the problem existed, and Orange just kept sending out replacement handsets." Toothy Chris 06/08/2015
It still works when plugged in. Still have the original box etc.
Offers to sell it started a week after I bought it. I'll never part with it though. Love it too much." Q 09/05/2018
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