what!!!! he got free handphone!!!!

@ungu89 (2001)
Malaysia
December 12, 2012 3:53am CST
lately i always miss my home, my family, my sibling mostly my little brother (9 years old) so, i just called my mum . suddenly i heard something from behind. my little brother come and ask my mum about the phone... then.. i ask my mum, what's happen there?? is i'm missing something good while i was away????????????? then.... my mum said... she just bought a NEW PHONE ... special for my little brother.... i like.. what???????? make me remember, i got my phone when i was 15 years old. the was a gift from my uncle (not my parent). they got me a new one because i pass my big exam that years.. right know, my 9 years old little brother already got a phone... what a world today.... hope that he used for the good thing only. just u know, nowdays, the technology is there.. in your hand
16 responses
@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Kids already uses and own phone as early as 7 years old. Maybe because kids are too smart and knows how to use the phone at early age. I saw kids at age of 5 knows very well how to use it. Besides, teaching small kids to use the phone is very helpful in case of emergencies.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
I got a call from my five-year old goddaughter just two days ago. She knows how to call because her mom assigned digits for emergency number. Kids nowadays are as techie as adults.Sometimes, they can learn how to manipulate gadget more easily than adults. My mom received her cellphone as a Christmas present in 2002 and until now she doesn't know how to send sms and she hardly uses it to call our relatives because she always forgets what key to press when calling even though the names of her contacts appear on the screen.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 12
@jaiho, yes, i saw it too, my cousin' daughter already know to used ipad. even i still cannot master it.. haha yes @belle. my mum was like that too. hahaha... after almost 2 years, then she know how to use the text message
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
14 Dec 12
I got my first mobile phone when I was 24 years old. And it was the very first mobile phone, the heavy one! My eldest got his at 10 years old. He OBLIGED my sister to give it to him as a gift. And then my other two sons asked for the same when they reach 10 years old,too! That made me really happy!
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 12
wowwwww.... you get your own when you 24... i got the first when i was 15, but i own with my own money when i was 21. hehhe...
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
14 Dec 12
Yup! I got mine at 24- and the phone back then didn't have sms yet!
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 12
oh.. that mean that was really old version of your phone u have. hehe
@nitinnair89 (2895)
• India
13 Dec 12
This is now really becoming a common stuff in most of the houses.I mean i got my phone when i was like 15 or so because i too passed my big exam.lol.and now i see my distant cousins caring their own phone when they are just 12.Talk about generations!
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
new generation!!!! phone as become a needed in our life like food, drink and shelter
• India
13 Dec 12
Yeah that's so true. But now a days, people forget these food, clothing and shelter due to addiction to mobile phones..
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 12
haha... whose that people????? i rather choose food than phone
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Wow, is it a smart phone? LOL. If it is, I envy your brother. Haha. My phone isn't a smart phone yet. LOL. Imagine a nine year old kid having a smart phone... I hope he will just use it for playing games, listening to music, making snd receiving calls and sending text messages and nothing more. LOL.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 12
haha.. lucky he did not smart phone, he have ask me to buy for him last few month. haha... i said, cannot! even i don't use smart phone. haha
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• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Oh, smart phones are not advisable for kids. He's so young to own one. He might just drop it or leave somewhere. LOL. It's good you didn't buy him one.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 12
i don't think its good if he get it. he might just used to play games in it. lucky that my mum just buy a cheap one for him
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
Well, there are more affordable phones now unlike before when the market was sort of monopolized by the big companies from the US, Japan and Finland. I know how you feel, though. I bought my first phone when I was in college already. My parents felt that it was an expensive gadget to give when I was younger. And like you said, the technology has really made it easier for even a 9-year old to use.
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
I also got my first handphone when I was in college. It was the cheapest cellphone in market during that time - Alcatel.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 12
my first also the cheap one. haha.. lucky that i passed my exam that time. if not. i still did not have one. development of technology are so fast now. like the smart few. just few month already the version in making. haha
@Otanetix (509)
• United States
13 Dec 12
Oh yes, I totally agree. Besides more affordable phones, there are also various options for phone subscription plans. Actually, pre-paid options are also available nowadays. The technological advancements with cell phones has been quite quick paced over the last ten years.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
14 Dec 12
I have to say that I think that your brother is a little too young to have a phone of his own. You see, my daughter just turned ten a couple weeks ago and she doesn't have a phone of her own yet and it will still be a couple more years before I feel that she will be old enough to have a phone of her own. I see other children that are her age running around with their own cell phones and I have to say that it really is something that does bother me.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 12
i know, but somehow your daughter will ask you to buy for her too. seeing all his friend with phone all the time. my mum buy for him, so, she can easily call my little brother when she away. right know only my little brother at home, other are already study away from home.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
13 Dec 12
Yeah that is something very common these days. Some parents felt the need for small kids to have their fone. Because it is their way of communicating with them especially when they're out in the school. Kids of today are very lucky. And you are toosince you got a fone when you;'re 15. I got my own fone when I'm in I think 19 or 20 already.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
look i get first before you.. hehe kids nowdays are too clever
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
13 Dec 12
Children are getting pone really younger than early 2000 , I think I got my first phone at 12 years old when Is tarted high school. My brother got his around the same age . I see my younger cousin with phones now also and whenever you ask them what they want they would say phone and I wonder who are they going to call except us lol .
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
haha.. yes!!! who else they want to call. just their parent and sibling
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
13 Dec 12
Hi I am not sure how long ago you were 15, ut what I do know is that almost every child is getting phones much younger than they use to. My grand son has had a phone since he was 7 because he was going to an after school program and his mother and I always wanted to stay connected to him because he was so young...he is now 13 and have graduated to an Iphone..his second one of those... Life evolves and we have to evolve with it...
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
huhu... 13 already used iphone.. i'm 23 now.. still using cheap phone that can text and call only, black and white screen too.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
13 Dec 12
haha :) I feel the same way. I had a phone when I was 16 I think? And it was just a pass-item. (owned by older siblings) It was just a 2nd hand. Now my niece who is 4 years old already have a touch-screen phone and she just use it for playing. :/ But true, it's going to be helpful is used properly. At the phone they have installed mind-games, educational applications that can keep her mind active. They also have told her that if the unit will be thrown/fell or be used carelessly, it would be broken and they can't afford to buy another. So my niece will also learn to keep it safe . Hehe :)
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
maybe this is a new ways to teach our kids about what is responsibility. learn from the early age, maybe it will be good too
• China
13 Dec 12
Well firstly if you just compare you with your little brother I think that does not make any sense,because things changes,people changes,so I think that your mum surely has the reason. Then I think the problem is,is it really good to give a cellphone to a 9 years old child?Because in my mind I think that the radiation will do harm to the kids,and it really bad for their health.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
oohh.. radiation??? why we still here??? hehe it just a long term side effect. that why i love texting rather than calling i know that my little brother and i were different, he born in 2000 and i in 89. hahah.. there will be always differences between us
• Philippines
13 Dec 12
Hi ungu89, what a lucky brother you got there I got my first mobile phone when I was 18. I guess with the booming of technology, kids these days are becoming more aware of it at such an early age. There really is nothing wrong with that just as long as they are properly guided.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
yes, right know is school holiday, he always at home while my mum always away. that's why my mum but one for him. hopefully he will took care of it
@ltpotter (177)
• United States
12 Dec 12
As technology advances society finds is more acceptable for younger people to have more electronics. Not going to lie, I got my first cell phone pretty young as well but hey. That's life.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
that's good if you used them for good.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 12
Wow, that is kinda young for someone to have a phone. I hope he takes care of it and understands the true value of it, he will need to be careful with it, but I guess this has probably been explained to him. I can't keep up with technology myself, I just have a very basic Nokia phone, I don't like mobiles to be honest, they are too intrusive, the only reason I got one was if I broke down in my car and I could call the breakdown people but other than that I hardly ever use it.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
oh, yes. they just so advance today. me too, i just used to call and text my family and friends
@bhelle76 (354)
• Canada
12 Dec 12
We are in the new era of technology. Phone is just nothing nowadays. I remember, I got my first cellphone when I got my job as a caregiver. That time I am still scared to use the phones lol... however today, like my kids 6 and 2 respectively, they used phone already and they good of talking in the phone.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
kids today just love to have phone!!!
• India
12 Dec 12
Hi friend, yes, technology is very much improved now. Good to know that you got your first phone from your uncle as a gift for your talent. In this days, little kids under 5 years have the ability to operate the phone in a good manner as well as they are interested in spending their time with phone. So there is no wonder in 9 year old boy having his own phone
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 12
yes, they just try and try. then, they already know how to used it. that why he always ask my mum to buy for him too