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03/07/2013 at 09:31
I was 16ish I think, so it was about 1999. I was the one who discovered SMS messenging I think because I ran up a £60 bill in my first month - it used to be 12p per text in those days. It was a dinky little blue Panasonic thing, I loved it. I remember getting a Nokia 3310 and playing that snake game on it.
Before I had a mobile I had to use payphones to call my olds if I was going to be late home, or if I was staying out. There was no other way to get in contact. How did we survive?!
03/07/2013 at 09:34
18, it was 1999 I think, it was a brick and there was a little game on it called snake that I was addicted to. I couldn't live with out my iPhone (well I could but is struggle
03/07/2013 at 09:36
Im not massively into mobiles even now.
I think I was 17 so 13 years ago, so 2000. It was fricking huge and I was so embarrassed by it!
03/07/2013 at 09:38
20, just after I finished university in 1996 - I remember it cost me £5 and I think it cost me £15 a month. It was an analogue one but quite cute and small (for those days), and ended up getting cloned about a year after I'd had it which I found out when they wrote to me to say I'd gone over the £100 credit limit! Luckily it was insured so didn't have to pay anything. IIRC, you couldn't even text on it, just make phone calls - can't imagine a phone like that these days!
03/07/2013 at 09:39
I can't remember, must have been about the same time though. Everyone had a 3310, didn't they?
03/07/2013 at 09:42
17, bought with my first pay packet. Had an original 0956 number which my dad still has!
03/07/2013 at 09:53
I think I was 12. I used to get myself to school and back on the train and my grandma had been nagging my mum to give me one so I could call if needed. One day I stayed late at school for drama rehearsal and called home using a friend's phone, and asked my little brother to ask mum to pick me up. Wires were crossed, I was waiting outside school and she was waiting outside the train station. School had shut and my friends had gone home, one of the sixth formers running the drama club stayed with me bless her. After all that palaver (I can't even remember what happened in the end) my parents gave in! I had a Nokia 3310 and then a 3330. Those things were indestructible.
03/07/2013 at 09:54
I was about 14, so 1999 My Dad bought me one, as my Mum wouldn't let me have one (divorced parents, I played them off against each other, haha)
I soon "upgraded" for a Nokia 3210, purely so I could swap the cover. I had about 20 different cases for it.
03/07/2013 at 09:55
Mine would have been in 1999 too, the year I left school. It was on Orange, and like this
03/07/2013 at 09:58
21! But it was only when I was 19 ish that they became the norm.
A got one at Christmas - motivated by the fact she can then call dad when she likes. I think it's too young really.
03/07/2013 at 10:22
I got mine in 1999 too. I was 22 at the time. Before that I had a pager....why?!
03/07/2013 at 10:42
Pagers! Oh I'd forgotten about those. It was so cool to have a pager wasn't it.
This was my first phone. I was a proper Del Boy!
03/07/2013 at 10:47
21, so 1998 and it was a brick lol
03/07/2013 at 13:18
I got one for my 16th birthday in 1998. I hated it at the time because I didn't really know anyone who had be at first. Then everyone started getting them and I loved it. I had a contract phone (crazy dad!) and back then there were loads of ways of dodging paying anything by keying in certain things, after I started texting though my dad made me switch to a PAYG!
03/07/2013 at 13:19
Oh and both my first phones were Siemens. The first one was HUGE, a proper brick, the next one was teeny.
03/07/2013 at 18:39
I was 22 but it was only for emergencies. I only really started using a mobile phone since Ex left, so it might as well be 33!
03/07/2013 at 20:13
I got one for my 18th birthday in 1998, it was such a novelty I was in awe when I opened the box! That was when you had to buy the vouchers for it and half wAs credit and half airtime which used to really piss me off!
03/07/2013 at 20:25
I think I was around 12/13 I only got it because I had to get a bus to and from school and my parents were worried if I missed it I had too walk 4 miles home! It was a really rubbish phone It was a Sony Ericsson but cant remember the model lol!
03/07/2013 at 20:27
19 it was 1999, it was like a brick. It was with one 2 one.
03/07/2013 at 20:29
22, I am as old as the hills though so not telling you the year
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