Remember your old Nokia brick or Motorola phones? Of course, you do! Well, they could be worth a small fortune now if they’re in good condition.
Some classic phones from the late nineties and early noughties are selling for a sizeable sum online, according to The Mirror.
According to research undertaken by Talkmobile, 56.8 per cent of people have a retro handset hidden away somewhere that could be worth a ‘small fortune’.
Here’s a breakdown of what some specific phones are going for!
Nokia 3310: £10-£55
Motorola Razr V3: £15-£60
Motorola StarTAC: £30-£100
Sony Ericsson W88i: £30-£50
HTC One: £40-£50
Nokia 9000 Communicator: £50-£500
Nokia N95: £60-£90
Apple iPhone 2G: £150-£1000
Motorola DynaTAC: £1,000-£3,000
Mobile phone expert Ben Wood, from CCS Insight said: “We all remember our first mobile phones, whether it was the iconic brick-sized Motorola DynaTAC used by Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, a Samsung that flipped open, or the noughties manufacturer of choice, Nokia.
“It’s now over 30 years since the first mobile phone became commercially available and a whole generation of people have owned a host of different handsets over the years.
“Finding an old handset in the back of a drawer can be an evocative experience. People tend to remember the phone they had during significant periods of their lives, such as a certain job or a particularly memorable holiday. It’s interesting that a piece of technology can induce sentimental feelings in many people.”
People tend to get very nostalgic about their Nokia phones. Nokia’s are probably the most reliable phone you’ll ever own. If you found an old Nokia now, the chances are you’d still have enough charge on it to play a game of Snake.
Ben added: “It’s no surprise people are nostalgic about their Nokias.
“The brand was a real game changer back in the nineties and Nokia worked extremely hard to make the mobile phone accessible to everyone.
“Nokia phones were affordable, robust, reliable and unlike most smartphones of today, sometimes only needed charging once a week. Thanks to Nokia the mobile phone became the most prolific consumer electronics device on the planet.”
Even if your old phones aren’t worth very much, you can still recycle them with various charities!