Somebody is pulling our leg.
I’m sure that phone worked better than all of the new phones until analog went dark a few years ago.
BTW, does it play tetris?
Back in my good old (single) days, just out of college, that Motorola was the biggest chick magnate around. I would set that phone on the bar with my drink and have someone call me on it. Just like Billy Dee Williams used to say about Colt 45 “It Worked Every Time”.
I haven’t used it for a decade but I still got it. I heard before they changed signals that they brought big money because they were the still the best phone for getting signals and reception around.