This Nokia featurephone is the choice of U.K. drug dealers
posted by Alan F. / Jan 30, 2015, 1:04 AM
The Nokia 8210 is perfect for the person who needs cellphone connectivity without all of the modern trappings. Without GPS, the phone isn't be tracked by satellite. Without Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity, the cops have a hard time getting information from the handset when it is in use. Yet, the device does have an infrared feature that allows the quick transfer of information when phones need to be swapped. And since it doesn't have apps that eat away at your battery life, you can go for a long time without needing to plug it in.
An anonymous phone store owner in Soho said that he has had potential phone buyers come into the store often, looking for the Nokia 8210. But since it was manufactured in 1999, it is a rare find. Anytime stores happen to get one in, it sells immediately. And some addicts are finding out that they can be used to trade for drugs. A 32-year old addict named Tony was using a Nokia 8210 because his Samsung Galaxy handset was broken. Two dealers offered to buy it from him. But Tony ended up trading it to a third dealer for $50 worth of crack.
You can check out a commercial for the Nokia 8210 from 1999. Simply click on the video below.
source: Vice via Gizmodo
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posted on Jan 30, 2015, 1:08 AM 0
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Another very important reason: These old Nokia phones are very required during police chases due to their "Anti-Bullets capability".
posted on Jan 30, 2015, 1:43 AM 16
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Delete this article! Xiaomi will copy that phone!
posted on Jan 30, 2015, 3:50 AM 3
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I think Tony works at Metro PCS...any METRO PCS. :-\
posted on Jan 30, 2015, 4:50 AM 0
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