imitation Nokia mobile telephone, 2010-2012

Made:
2010-2012 in Unknown place

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C1 Mobile phone with spaces for two SIM cards made to imitate a Nokia C1-00 mobile phone, manufactured by SQ,
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Science Museum Group Collection

C1 Mobile phone with spaces for two SIM cards made to imitate a Nokia C1-00 mobile phone, manufactured by SQ,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

C1 Mobile phone with spaces for two SIM cards made to imitate a Nokia C1-00 mobile phone, manufactured by SQ,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

C1 Mobile phone with spaces for two SIM cards made to imitate a Nokia C1-00 mobile phone, manufactured by SQ,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

C1 Mobile phone with spaces for two SIM cards made to imitate a Nokia C1-00 mobile phone, manufactured by SQ, 2010-2012.

Purchased in Cameroon in 2012, this mobile phone is a counterfeit designed to resemble the popular Nokia C1-00. Low cost counterfeit phones were popular in many developing countries in the 2010s, despite being of variable quality, as they were much cheaper than authentic models. This example has two SIM slots, a common and desirable feature in Cameroon at the time as network coverage was often patchy so the ability to access more than one network was useful. The phones that arrived in Cameroon typically came via China or Dubai, and as a result were known colloquially as ‘Chinese’ phones.

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Science Museum: Information Age Gallery: Cell

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2013-165/1
type:
mobile telephone
taxonomy:
credit:
Museum Purchase
status:
Permanent collection

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