Rancher Finds Nokia Phone More Than a Decade After Losing It in a Pasture

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Missy B was bummed when she lost her Nokia 3410 in a pasture while working cattle. Then she used the opportunity to upgrade to a super sweet Motorola Razr V3… because it was 2005 or 2004. She’s not sure.

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Cut to this year when one of her employees found the phone while working cattle in the exact same field. Missy won’t be able to see what rad texts she was sending during the Bush administration. The buttons have completely eroded and that black and gray behind the screen is mold.

Also she can’t find her charger.

Would the famously indestructible Nokia still work if she did? “I think it’s past the point of working,” she told Gizmodo.

Prove it Missy. Prove it.

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Contact the author at alex.cranz@gizmodo.com.

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So from what I am finding some older phones saved the SMS on the sim. If it’s on a GSM carrier like ATT or T-Mobile and required a SIM, it’s possible the SMS are saved there. I would imagine the SIM is in as bad a shape as the phone but it might be salvagable. I would love to see a follow up on this to know if anything could be salvaged.