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#16 freedonX

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 15:54

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


#17 freedonX

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 16:55

I mean the mobile when I was 24 years old

#18 lunamonkey

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 17:38

So this poll is basically "How old were you in 1997-2001?"

#19 Marius F

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 17:52

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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Posted 12 January 2013 - 17:56

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

#21 winrez

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 17:58

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

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:06

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


Ha, yea you just reminded me, I used to have a pager, was a PITA because I had to phone everyone back iirc

#23 +Medfordite

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:12

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.

#24 Syanide

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:18

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

#25 medhunter

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:22

I was 20.Alcatel one touch Easy

#26 Open Minded

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:23

I was 19 (1999) with the Nokia 5190! HOLLER!

#27 _dandy_

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:24

I'm clearly in the minority (no surprise).

I'm 40, love my gadgets, but don't own a mobile phone. I have no plan to buy one any time soon either.

#28 Empyrean Glow

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:28

21, 1997, looked like this thing; Posted Image

#29 Symal Taneous

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 18:30

I was 19, it was a Motorola StarTac phone with Bell Mobility, this was back in 1997.

#30 GuJu

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:16

14. got a Nokia brick phone.