My Cellphone – Chronological Order – Siemens C62

Telecommunication technology has changes our lives in very short time period. Ten years ago, it was not a problem when you can not be contacted at all at any given time. Now, people would rather left their wallet than left their cellphone at home.

Me myself has been using cellphone since 2004. I don’t have many cellphones actually, but each of it has very interesting story behind. With this post, I want to keep the stories memorable.

1. Siemens C62 (2004 – 2006)

My first cellphone, Siemens C62. I bought this one using my commission money from Mr. Prof. R.J. Widodo for helping him arranging international conference on Control Systems in my 3rd year at ITB. I worked for this event with my two other friends: Ari Pribadi and Dzikri Hakam.

1. Siemens C62

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2003, 4Q
Status Discontinued
SIZE Dimensions 101 x 44 x 20 mm, 82 cc
Weight 85 g
DISPLAY Type CSTN, 4096 colors
Size 128 x 128 pixels, 7 lines
– Navi key
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
MEMORY Phonebook 50 x 4 fields, 4 contact groups
Call records 10 dialed, 10 received, 10 missed calls
Internal 1.6 MB
Card slot No
– 600 KB memory free
– 100 short messages
– 100 calendar events
– Message templates
– 30 sec voice memo
DATA GPRS Class 8 (4+1 slots), 32 – 40 kbps
3G No
Bluetooth No
Infrared port No
FEATURES Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
Browser WAP 1.2.1
Radio No
Games 2 – Achevo, Falling
Colors 3 – Eagle White, Pidgeon Blue and Cherry Red
Java No
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Optional digital camera (VGA 640 x 480)
BATTERY Standard, Li-Ion 630 mAh (EBA-610)
Stand-by Up to 250 h
Talk time Up to 4 h 30 min

This phone was a luxury back then. Color screen, polyphonic tone, MMS, GPRS (never use it though, very expensive), no 3G but support (3G handsets back then was kind of “elite-people-only” gadget). Very proud to use it, furthermore I bought it using my very first money earned.

But the end of the story is quite bad. Because I only use this phone in “passive mode” – meaning only to receive SMS and – in very rare moment – receive calls, I always put this phone in my backpack. So it was being pickpocket-ed (how to say “kecopetan” in English??) in an Angkot (how to say “angkot” in English??) one day*sigh*. Not a happy ending.

My second cellphone is the sexy Motorola V3 RAZR.

I will write about it in my next post, stay tuned ^___^


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