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World’s first mobile phone museum opens

September 11, 2017

A new mobile phone museum has opened in Slovakia.

Tourists who visit the vintage cellphone museum will have a trip down memory lane – to when cellphones weighed more than today’s computers and most people couldn’t afford them.

Twenty-six year-old online marketing specialist Stefan Polgari began his collection more than two years ago when he bought a stock of old cellphones online. Today, his collection boasts some 1,500 models, or 3,500 pieces when counting duplicates.

The museum, which takes up two rooms in his house in the small eastern town of Dobsina, opened last year.

The collection includes the Nokia 3310, which recently got a facelift and re-release, as well as a fully functional, 20-year old, brick-like Siemens S4 model, which cost a whopping 23,000 Slovak koruna (NZD$1200) – more than twice the average monthly wage in Slovakia when it came out.

“It’s hard to say which phone is most valuable to me, perhaps the Nokia 350i Star Wars edition,” said Mr Polgari – who uses an iPhone in his daily life.

 

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1

Where is it?

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This is weird and cool at the same time! its a lot of money to spend on old phones.

3

choice! gr8 idea bros

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choice

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that is my future job... Or maybe a phone library... ohhhhh. Good ideas!

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why was it inventerd

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why would you do it on cellphones

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i personally prefer the Apple iPhone's

9

Wow that is cool I want to see it

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Nik Nok Tik Tok Meow

I think there is nothing wrong with cheaper old phones people are so wasteful getting silly new phones that break if you simply poke them just to show off! Nokias' are better than iphone sevens.

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That is awesome

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who would have thought

14

Lots of cellphones at this museum.

15

That would be so much fun

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I like NEW cellphones