In Past Tense: The story of Vlad’s phones

April 22nd, 2018   decode   news

Hi, I’m Vlad, the evening shift guy around here (insert vampire joke if you must). I’m 33 and have been with GSMArena for almost four years now. My phone journey started when I was 15 years old.

The early days

My first phone was a Bosch 509, which I got in 1999. Two GSM networks had launched in my neck of the woods in 1997, so I wasn’t really an early adopter – but in my defense, I was still in school and depended on my parents for such purchases. It was obviously very exciting to own a phone in that day and age, even though prices for calls were so high that it didn’t get a lot…

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