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  1. 1. How old were you when you got your first mobile phone?


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Inspired by the current [url="http://slashdot.org/pollBooth.pl"]/. poll[/url].

I was 26 when I got my first mobile phone in 1999.

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I was about 46, I guess....... that was 10 years ago. Blackberry -> Androids -> iPhone. Who knows what's next? :shiftyninja:

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16. From what little I had saved, but mostly parents' money. SE K700i - a real monster back then.
I still have it and it works, only the original battery can't even handle making a call anymore and it's too costly to replace.

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I was 14.

Bosch GSM 509. Didn't text back on that phone I don't think.

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7th grade, so 13-15. It was one of the brick phones, but I can't remember if from Nokia or Motorola.

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About 18 it was an Ericsson EH237

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I think I was about 14 and had a Motorola house brick.

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I was 14 and I had some cheap motorola flip phone

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I think I was about 14, back in about 2002.

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Early 20's, when the Motorola MicroTAC 9800X was new.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_MicroTAC#MicroTAC_9800X

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14, [url="http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_ot_easy-34.php"]Alcatel One Touch Easy (gray)[/url]

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Must have been 1992, I was 26. It was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x darkgrey

[url="http://www.retrobrick.com/new80003.jpg"]http://www.retrobrick.com/new80003.jpg[/url]

Took a bit of a break after that and then got a Sony phone around 1998 or so.

Motorola DynaTAC 8000x > Sony CM-DX1000 > CMD-C1 > Nokia 3110 > 7110 > 6620 > 6680 > N73 > N95 > LG arena (yeah I know..) > HTC Desire > Nokia Lumia 800 > Soon to come Nokia Lumia 920

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60, am 66 now. :)

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21 A couple of days ago :shiftyninja:

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23, 2 years ago.

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Mobile phone (a cheapo' one) -> 28...9 years ago
A smartphone -> last year

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I mean the mobile when I was 24 years old

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So this poll is basically "How old were you in 1997-2001?"
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I've got my fist phone when I was 16-17 years old, a Siemens A50 after that I've got Nokia 3310 - Nokia 6680 -> iPhone 3G -> iPhone 4

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About 16-17 I think, can't remember what it was, think it was on vodafone though

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18 but I had pagers before the cell (they were more popular here while I was growing up)

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[quote name='winrez' timestamp='1358013495' post='595449816']
18 but I had pagers before the cell (they were more popular here while I was growing up)
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Ha, yea you just reminded me, I used to have a pager, was a PITA because I had to phone everyone back iirc

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I think I was 25, my daughter was around 5 at that time so that is what I'm basing it on, partly due to where I was living as well. She was born when I was 20 so easy math. :)

My first cell phone was one that a friend of a client my ex-wife knew went dumpster driving behind a cell phone store, grabbed several they tossed and gave some to us. Never before was I so scared to go into a store (THAT SAME ONE as it was the only one in the area at the time), and ask to activate it on prepaid. I was afraid they would know it was tossed a few days beore. NOPE! Walked out proudly with a prepaid AT&T Go Phone at the time and never looked back. Times were a lot different then too. That was 14 years ago (That's all? Jeez!), and when things were starting to expand in my region cell wise.

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I was 17, it was back in 2004. I was among the last of the kids I knew to get one.

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I was 20.Alcatel one touch Easy

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