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at what age did you get a cell phone?

Old 07-22-2008, 10:21 PM
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I just got my cell phone a few weeks ago. I wanted to know what age you got your cell phones? (i got the chocolate 2, Verizon)
Old 07-22-2008, 10:24 PM
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I got my first one during freshman year at Xmas. Right now though I have the 2nd gen chocolate. Like you.
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I got my first one during freshman year at Xmas. Right now though I have the 2nd gen chocolate. Like you.

have you had any problems with the heat sensitive touch pad? Mine has locked up twice. but i don't care i still love it!
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Between 25-27. I still wish I didn't have one. I hope my kids don't want one anytime soon. I made it into my mid twenties and didn't feel deprived at all.
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Yeah, it can be annoying sometimes. But I have sent my phone back twice because it looses all sound after its been on Vibrate mode for too long.
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i got my first phone at age 12. in 6th grade.
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I got mine in 8th grade (13 years of age). Sony Ericcson W300i. Soon to be an Iphone 3G in December.
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I got my first phone at 15, it was some kind of motorola. Now I have a first gen chocolate, it would be a nice phone if it didn't freeze up everytime I touch it.
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I got a Motorola 8000x back in 1989. I was 25 at the time.

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31, and it was a Sony behemoth. I remember the price without a plan was $750. Unreal.

Rob, you're older than dirt
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I got a Razr, end of 8th grade so I was like 14. My mom had a brick phone too, that thing stood taller than me and weight 4 times as much.
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Damn you guys are old
I got mine when I was 10 (6 years ago), but it was a necessity for me. My school finishes at different time each day so i needed one to call my parents to pick me up, back then they were so much better IMO, I had a nokia and loved the retro games it had on it back then, also the battery life of ancient Nokias are better than all new phones and they never broke down.

but now mobile phones are becoming such a necessity, everyone at school uses them sending texts during lessons and when you are outside it seems like the middle of wall street! everyones on their phones (including me)

I have the new iPhone now which is hardly any better than the old one I had [:@]
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18 for Christmas. My parents wanted me to have something I could call with in case I ever got in a car accident/stuck in the winter. I try not to use the thing too much. I havn't even made a call with it in weeks, only texts.
Old 07-23-2008, 05:23 AM
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15 years ago, the first of the motorola flips (M301). I was 16, bought it myself and paid my own bills.

I'm currently using the new(ish) Nokia N82 titanium, with 5mp xenon flash camera, wi-fi and gps. The camera is nearly as good as my sony digicam. In fact the flash is much friendlier, I use the phone for anything that needs flash.
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i wonder if anyone else remembers the first portable cells phones?
they came in bags, actually called them "bag phones"
it was in a bag similar to that of a camcorder, about 10" square
it had a full size phone handset - complete with keypad and coiled cord that went to the head unit
and the battery for it was about twice the size of modern laptop batteries and had to be charged, at best, every other day

i had one back in the early '80's, i was in my mid 20's
i was a contractor back then and that thing got me a ton of work
everybody else was carrying a pager so, with my "high tech" phone
i could beat all the other contractors to the clients and i'd get the jobs

cell phones came a long way in 25 - 30 years
makes you wonder what they'll be like in another 20 years
probably cranial implants.....
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I still don't have one

neither dose my bro and he's 19, but he dose use my dad's (since my dad usually doesn't use it.)
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When I was 18, I hardly use it and if it runs out of batteries I could care less.
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You guys have cell phones?! [X(]
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ORIGINAL: Lunchboxer

You guys have cell phones?! [X(]
lOl...
auds, i still dont have my OWN phone...i just use the "family phone"...pass it around to whoever wants to use it...
im 15 btw
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I got my 1st one when i was around 30-31...


ORIGINAL: dsales
but now mobile phones are becoming such a necessity, everyone at school uses them sending texts during lessons and when you are outside it seems like the middle of wall street! everyones on their phones (including me)
No they are not a necessity...eveyone just seems to think they are...If you didn't have a way to keep in 24-7 contact with some one what do you think would happen???

the world won't end
your not going to die

heaven forbid kids pick up a book to entertain themselves

That statement proves why kids don't learn at school, testing during class when they should be PAYING ATTENTION to class.

My rant for the day....
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Paradox hit the nail on the head. They are not a necessity. People can live without them believe it or not.
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Paradox hit the nail on the head. They are not a necessity. People can live without them believe it or not.

Yup. I agree.

They are good if you get stuck some where and need help.

You know you can call 911 with on a cell phone with out a plane or SIM card.
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To me mobile phones are like seats on bikes. No, you don't NEED one, but you'd have to be very strange indeed not to make use of the convenience they offer, provided you can afford it and you have someone to call, or call you, of course.
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It's great, it even offers us a new language that is slowly taking over the youth.
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whats a cell phone lol

i got first bag phone in 1989 i was 24. now i got a motorola i836 but it doesn't get used much but at work with the two way


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