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24,208 hits 2.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 2 years ago by snarf

How old were you when you got your first cellphone?

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2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 7:35:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
I was talking to a friend in her 20's and this subject made me feel old. I was 40. I had just gotten a divorce and I needed a way for people to contact me. I had always had a landline before.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 7:45:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it was around 15/16. It was a Nokia 3330 - wouldn't be surprised if the thing still worked.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 8:06:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
I was probably around 14?
It was an LG Chocolate my mom had laying around the house and I loved it.

OmG Nokias were the best. I had one and I dropped it down the toilet 4 times, once it fell out of the car window on the way to college, and I'd use it while in the shower and that sht still worked for years.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 8:18:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
How did you clean it after dropping it in the toilet?
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 8:22:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
Just to put it in there, the toilet was clean, tyvm
I did douse it with detol sprays though and left it on the window sill to dry for a few days and it was as good as new.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 8:29:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
With my job if I drop my phone I don't want it back. There is no clean place at a wastewater plant. That's why I have insurance.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 9:05:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Lol, I doubt detol would solve that problem.
What phone do you have?
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 9:25:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 10:12:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Then yes, I wouldn't even trust a smartphone down a clean toilet.
Although, my sister dropped hers in the water when they went to the beach and my mom saw a tip on tiktok where you put your phone in a bag of rice for a day and it absorbs all the water.
Now it's fine but the power button doesn't work anymore.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 10:25:51 AM EST (GMT-5)

2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 8/9/20 - 4:18:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was 9 or 10. I had no-one to call and back then that's all phones could do. It didn't even have Snake.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 8/10/20 - 3:27:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was 41 and needed to be contactable all the time for the first time. Before that I refused to have one because I didn't want people interrupting me to do their job for them.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 8/10/20 - 4:08:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
37 for me. I fought it too. I called them electronic leashes.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 8/18/20 - 12:51:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
2 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/16/20 - 1:56:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't remember my exact age but I was over 18. It was one of those Nokia phones that I put a red faceplate on and the best thing about it was I put a ring tone on it...The Doors "Light My Fire". It was my favorite thing about the phone.
2 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/16/20 - 2:24:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I put Loser by Beck as my ringtone on my first phone.
2 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/16/20 - 3:27:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
This was my first phone, in 1999. My parents got it for me when I turned 16 and bought me a car- they didn't want me to have any issues and not be able to call.

2 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/16/20 - 3:40:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Now I have Prince's 1999 playing in my head.
2 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/23/20 - 10:42:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
i got mine when i was 9 my dad gave me as my birthday present!!
1 yr ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 10/15/20 - 1:38:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was 14 and my mom was worried I'd get lost it didn't even have a camera

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