When did you get your first cellphone?

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    ad.mike2016

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    When I was in eighth grade my parents gave me the good old Nextel brick. I never used it much as it really didn't fit in your pocket. How old where you when you got your first cellphone?
     
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    vinaya

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    I did not get my cellphone until I was in the college. I bought my first cell phone with my own money. It was a Samsung black and white hand set.I used that cellphone for two years,then I used Motorala for few months and bought another Samsung device. It was a color screen handset with a slide.
     
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    I got my first cell phone when I graduated college and rented my first apartment. I was around 40 at the time. It was cheaper than a landline and it was a simple little thing, small. I don't think I used it very much if I recall. I was in the city so I had a good signal. Wow, phones have really improved since then!!
     
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    Well, I got my first phone back in the days when I was in fifth grade, I do not clearly remember how old I was back then, but I think I was around 10 years old, my parents gave it to me for the typical reason of "emergencies" purposes, fortunately, I never had to use it for that purpose, I mostly used it for chatting with my friends and such things, you know, things an average 10 year old kid would do with a simple phone.
     
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    Nextel Brick, haha, that sounds like a big phone. I got my first phone when I was 17 believe it or not, and this was back in 08. I got a job at Popeyes Chicken, and after buying lots of shoes, and clothes, I decided to buy myself my first phone.

    This one girl at my job used to pick on me because it wasn't a smart phone. I paid like $40 dollars for it, and it couldn't even access the internet barely. She had a razor.
     
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    I got my first cell phone after I have my third child and had to run around with three kids to various functions and sport. I needed a way to get in touch should something happened to me on the road. It was a Motorola flip phone, and I loved that phone.
     
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    I got my first cell phone when I was about 21. That was 17 years ago! It was one of those peculiar shaped gold-colored handsets and was on Vodafone, which was the main mobile phone network in the UK in those days. I don't think the handset had any brand name on it, I think it was produced by Vodafone directly. We didn't even have color screens back in those days, let alone apps and touchscreen. It was very basic but that's all mobile phones did back in those days.
     
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    My parents gave me my first cell phone when I got my first car at 17. I can't remember the brand, but it was very boring and bulky compared to today's smartphones. I remember learning to text with it a couple years later (using the number pad of course) and thinking I was really high tech! Amazing how far technology has advanced in just the last 10-15 years!!
     
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    I got my girst cell phone through work in the mid nineties. I can't remember the maker of the phone. Now, I have a smart phone and use it several times a day at least.
     
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    I was living in the south of the UK when I got my first cell phone. That was about twenty odd years ago. I didn't understand how to use it at all and had to ask for the shop assistant to explain it to me. I took it home and read the instructions but I was still totally confused about some of its features. The shop I had bought it from was really helpful explaining everything to me and giving me help.
     
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    I got my first phone when I started university. Unlike some here, I didn't buy it myself, my parents bought it for me. They were worried about me since I would be away from home for the longest period so far and wanted me to be able to contact them in case anything bad happened.
     
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    I got my first phone when i got first salary.
     
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    I got a Motorolla Razr in 2006 as my first phone.
     
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    I did not get my cellphone until I was in the college. I bought my first cell phone with my own money
     
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    I got my first phone when i got first salary :)
     
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    I don't remember when I got my first phone, but I know very well when I got first good smartphone.
    It was 2012, I received it as a gift for the new year.:rolleyes:
     
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    Brian8gbSSDLinux

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    My first cell phone was on 1-2-1 in 1992, I bought it so I could let my wife know I had arrived back in England after working abroad - quicker that a letter...
     
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