Just found found a Danish sim card which will soon be deactivated.

+45 7166 2638

Send me one of these old-fashioned texts. :D

I will receive them on an old Nokia phone (Nokia 3210).

I might post them here also. :)

(Also, feel free to send silent messages or to try to intercept messages if you have SS7 access. [Which you probably always wanted to do if you have access.)

"You need a webcam for the phone. [something which cannot be displayed]"

I would do that. However, I need to press a button to see the message.

"Does it know the Euro symbol yet €"

Apparently it does. Released in 1999, it was the first commercially successful phone without an external antenna. In 1999 we already knew the Euro was about to come. :)

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark"

Shakespeare is always a good idea. :D

"Hello, this is 1999. We'd like our phone back."

Come and fetch it... Wait, you do not have time machines in 1999. :p

"When this phone was released blink182 also released their famous album "Enema of the state""

Just received a message which cannot be displayed.

Try again. :D

(German mobile phone number ending 46)

"Robert"); DROP cellphone ON floor;--"

Query OK, 1 Floor has been destroyed.

"*sends a text from Scotland fast before we fall out of the EU and lose roaming* HEWWO"

We will miss you!

Just received a message which cannot be displayed.

Try again. :D

(German mobile phone number ending 46)


"help i'm trapped in an old Nokia phone! please help quickly or the snake will eat me! oh no g2g, it has grown again"

Oh no :O

"this may sound awkward-but i know not only me who still have old fashioned texts in their production deployed :D"

This sounds awkward.

Got one in Danish :D

"Godnat og sov godt!"

[Good night and sleep well!]

Mange tak, det samme!

[Thanks, same!]

"Hi Joshua greets from Suffolk, England from a 2008? era ac"

"*Blackberry device - Alex (@vfrmedia)"

Hi Alex o/

I do know that Suffolk is in England. :)

Have a good evening.

"This might cost me fees but... Hi Nokia!"

Nokia say hello! Nokia be happy people like it again after 20 years.


(Also, I do not post your phone numbers. I just delete them immediately, I have only space for a some texts.)

"How about à beer ?"

I don't drink alcohol, but I always fancy a cup of tea. My favourite is Yorkshire Gold (with milk, of course).

What do you think? :)

Fun fact: I've received texts from more than five countries now. :)

"Adding US as country of origin... ;) -- @luzifer"

Acutually, you're 2nd. :)

"I like "Russian Earl Grey" by Lipton."

Oh, I guess I should give it a try. :)

"G'nite, it's been fun !"

Good morning! Yes. Yes it was. :)

It still is.

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@DC7IA emoji, I suspect (these Chinese-style ones…)

@noiob Just send something else, if you like. I will post it anonymously (as I don't know who sent it :D)

@DC7IA it was just the picture message thing, I always found that fun

@DC7IA oh dang, even my N-Gage still supports it, but the number of pictures has been greatly reduced

@DC7IA sent from this beauty that for some reason still kept the time without a battery for months… or it got a time signal from the network? is that a thing?

@noiob Yes, the networks transmit the time to the phone. :)

@DC7IA @daniel_bohrer special sms header fields.
either take one of these old nokia phones and hook them up via UART/RS232, there's some PC tools to send these.

Other way is a (good) SMS provider, some can send these via web apis.

@daniel_bohrer @DC7IA using an old Nokia vor transfering from PC with a hacky editor

@daniel_bohrer @DC7IA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Dat
Some very interesting fields, also the possibility to send short MIDI segments as ringtones. Had a lot of fun playing around with QuickBasic and a Nokia phone on a serial port :)

@manawyrm @DC7IA ah ok, now I finally understand the technical side of Jamba :D

@DC7IA Thinking while seeing that photo: "How the fuck is that thing still alive while smartphones are dying after 1-2 years?!?" 😄

@luzifer It will never die, only the charger and the battery will. :)

(And I can still get replacements, even new batteries.)

@luzifer @DC7IA Smartphones are dying after 1-2 years? Wow! My first one was alive for 7 years, my second one I bought last year (already 2 years old)... It's doing perfectly fine 😊

@Kajo @DC7IA Well mine are always showing signs of dying battery then and start to get very slow… Nothing I can use through a whole day as my primary device.

Sure, some of my old devices do have a new purpose as picture frame (Nexus 7) or to forward SMS sent to them but they are quite stationary and for me don't really count as smartphones anymore…

@luzifer @DC7IA Ah, okay... But can't you simply buy another battery then (if the phones battery can be changed)?

My old smartphone also had some problems with it's battery, but I used it almost only for messaging, so I kept charging...

This year it got revived again and still: If I don't use it often, the now 8 year old battery (bought the phone/battery in 2011) still does it's job for around 3 days 🙂

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@Kajo @luzifer My 8 year-old smartphone has charging problems, I have to put in a new battery. 🤔

It's got Ubuntu installed and still receives updates.

@DC7IA @luzifer Ubuntu on a smartphone? 🤔
How does that work, especially apps and such?

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@DC7IA BTW this is the Blackberry, its somewhat battle scared and not the best build quality (I fat fingered the first text as well as the keys are quite small)

There are also quite a few places called Suffolk in the USA including an entire "Suffolk County", which keeps turning up when I do searches for transport related stuff (although in the case of my text I expect the +447********* number might have been a giveaway as to correct location 😉 )

@vfrmedia Yeah, I know most European (+ UK :p) country codes.

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