I inherited an old Motorola StarTAC phone from my boss years ago as the first and so far only cell phone i've ever had. In an age of disposable electonics it's rare to find a device like this that works so well for SO long. The original models came out in 1996 although I would guess that the one I have was probably manufactured in 1997 or 1998. It does not have a camera but it works as well as any other phone for voice and text. It is solid black, has a small LCD display and is simple to use. The design (although some may think looks outdated) is approximately the same size as the most modern cell phones. It is the second generation of the Motorola flip phone that came out even earlier but was quite large and heavy. My phone only weights a little over 3 ounces and has a battery life of 12 hours standby mode and 60 minutes of talk time. Since I don't use it very often this is plenty for me. The best part of using the phone is the mixed reactions I get from people who see me using it. Some laugh but almost everyone wants to know how old it is and how long I've had it. It's almost like driving around in an old antique car.
Falls Church, VA