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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:11

Inspired by the current /. poll.

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


#2 Barney T.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:15

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

#3 +Phouchg

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:23

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.

#4 Nashy

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:26

I was 14.

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

#5 Pupik

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:27

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

#6 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:30

About 18 it was an Ericsson EH237

#7 Olly-

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:00

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

#8 +Brando212

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:05

I was 14 and I had some cheap motorola flip phone

#9 Daedroth

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:06

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

#10 Max Norris

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:08

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

#11 tiagosilva29

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:13

14, Alcatel One Touch Easy (gray)

#12 paulheu

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:16

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

http://www.retrobrick.com/new80003.jpg

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

#13 Pam14160

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:17

60, am 66 now. :)

#14 gawicks

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:43

21 A couple of days ago :shiftyninja:

#15 Blackhearted

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:49

23, 2 years ago.