Here's how much old iconic phones would cost in today's money

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Here's how much these old iconic phones would cost in today's   money
$10,000 is a considerable amount of money, there's no denying that. It is enough to buy you 2803 Big Macs, 83 years worth of Kindle Unlimited service, 4448 gallons of gas, or a lovely trip to an exotic destination for you and the whole family. Yet surely, you wouldn't spend 10 grand on a cell phone. That would be ridiculous.

Back in the '80s, however, that's how much it cost to own a portable cell phone. Well, kind of. The Dynatac 8000X by Motorola, for example, was priced at "only" $3995. But when inflation is taken into account, this figure grows to over 9000 in today's U.S. dollars. 

See the price equivalents of other notable vintage specimens in the slideshow below!


references: US Inflation Calculator, FXtop currency converter
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