I was just re-watching the Stargate SG-1 episode "Threads". As Carter finds herself in an awkward moment with Jack and his recently found companion at his backyard barbecue, she is interrupted by her cell phone. To answer the call, she takes out something looking more like a woman's compact than a phone.

Was she holding a real cell phone? If it was a studio prop, was it modeled on a real cell phone commercially available at the time? If so (real or imitation), what was the real cell phone make and model? It seems to me so unusual as to perhaps be a product placement, but if so, a very subtle one.

Sam takes a call

Sam and her flip phone


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Propworx sold the (screen-used) phone in an auction.

Carter's Cell Phone:

Cell phone used by actress Amanda Tapping as 'Samantha Carter' in Season 8 episode SG-1, 'Covenant'."

Silver and red mobile phone with extension antenna. Delivered in a burgundy fabric case. The device is functional. Measures approx. 3in x 2in x 1in, 3.25in long antenna. Made in Korea by Samsung.

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It seems to be most likely a Samsung SCH-A220 which looks identical

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    I've taken the liberty of editing in the text from the propworx auction and a better photo of the phone. It's definitely not the T100 and the other phone has an incorrect speaker form, so it must be the A220. Great find!
    – Valorum
    Mar 2 at 8:10

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