I don’t know if this is true of other countries, but I certainly never had a Nokia phone in America. Here, they are everywhere. Everyone has one as a backup for when they lose their primary phone. A lot of people have it as a second phone that they don’t answer/take out/give the number out. The one that my ex bought me back when we first started dating three years ago (after I’d lost the old one) still works like a charm. They’re basically The Phone to have.
People used to mock me for not having a smart phone because I had my Nokia for two years as my only phone, which is far too long for someone who can afford better. And in response, I used to throw my Nokia at a wall. The back would pop off and the battery would pop out, but it was as good as new when I would put it back together. And then I’d say, “I dare you to do that with your iPhone.”
Now, I have a Blackberry from like five years ago, (it was gifted to me by a friend who was leaving,) which I am also mocked for. But I can’t pull the same trick, sadly. (I usually respond by stating snobbishly, “It’s vintage.”) And while I love my smart phone, there are definitely, definitely times when I miss my good old trusty Nokia.