when was the first time you had your cell phones?

@Erssyl (617)
Philippines
October 11, 2008 7:02am CST
It was only in 2004 when my eldest daughter gave me a brand new cellphone.I was hesitant at first because it will be an additional expense for loading.I did not realized it's importance till I get sick.They could not bring me to the hospital if I did not text them because they are far from me.Have you had your cell phones since it was out in the market.I'm happy for you.You are ahead of me to benefit in its use.
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@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I had my cellphone when i was in college in 2000. the cellphones available back then was nokia 5110, 6110, 6150 (just before 3210 was released on the market). I had my older sister to buy me a nokia 5110 since i still can't afford to buy my own yet. i was really helpful having a cellphone and nowadays, it is one of the necessity of the people. it's quite amazing how technology evolved. now, we can, not only talk or text, surf the internet through our cellphones.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
You are absolutely right.I also admire people behind this technology.Our lives get more benefits from it.How I wished I had one earlier where I really needed it the most.When my children is still young.I did not have to worry of their where abouts if I had this cellphone earlier.
@sweety10 (188)
11 Oct 08
hey!! rightnow m doing my MBA course.. i got my cellphone when m doing my B.COM 1st year in 2005 and my mom gifted me on my b'day....i was so happy ...
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
It was a nice gift it made you happy.Good luck in your study.
• China
11 Oct 08
i got my first cell phone in 2003,my brother gave it to me. i am so glad to receive that nice gift, and very excited. and i bought my first cell phone in 2006, it is on my birthday, so i can remember the date clearly, i bought it for my own birthday gift, it is not expensive, but i choose it for a long time, and i think it it perfect for me, and it is also the dearest present i gave to myself, so i like it very very much, and i am using it till today. by the way, you really have a nice daughter!!!!
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
You have a nice brother too.He made you happy then by giving you that gift.But don't you think it is much sweeter when you receive than when you buy.Joke only.You know what you need.
@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
11 Oct 08
My first cell phone was when I turned 18. I'm 37 now so had a cell phone for about 20 years.
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• United States
12 Oct 08
20 years..... wow thats a long time. i have had a cell for 7 years now
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Got our first one in 1997 for I did a lot of traveling and worked at night. Was a way for hubby to get to me when he needed too or me him. Now I use mostly if I go on a driving trip
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Cell phones are much a big help than land lines,don't you think so?We can use it wherever we are.We can easily get in contact with our love ones.We do not have to worry about them while they are away.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
16 Oct 08
true any where unless like me and get no connection in the mouintains ! Have to wait till I stop in a flat spot and call them all back!
@katkat (2378)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
I got my cell phone at the age of sixteen. I just graduated from high school and my parents both us a cell phone as a gift. I and my mom went to the mall to but my first cell phone. I’m happy and excited looking the different cell phone units knowing one of it will be mine. I’m lucky that they let me have a cell phone. They know how importance having one and it’s really important and handy for me as I am entering college at that time. Glad you have one. Most old people don’t want to have cell phones as they don’t need it but in these days it’s practical to have one.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Well you are absolutely right.It is not a must only for young people like you but for old people like me.You are really lucky to have one at an early age.It is really practical for us to own one.
@warrior_777 (1392)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
I got my first cellphone in 2002 my brother gave it to me as my birthday gift. I really appreciate it because the cellphone that he gave me was the latest model during that time. I still haved that cellphone until now but it's not working anymore. I buy a new cellphone last year and I'm planning to give it to my younger brother because I will buy a new cellphone again maybe late this year. Have a nice day..
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Model of cellphones does not really matter it gives us the same use.Both of you are generous for giving them cellphones as a gift.They really need one to be always in touch with each other.
@shozie (12)
12 Oct 08
I got my 1st cell phone 12 years ago in 1996 when I was 27. They weren't very common then but I had an old car & got it for emergencies only. I'm curious to know if the person who had one for 20 years had a bag phone or hooked up car phone at that time b/c I didn't think regular cell phones were available in 1988.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Cell phones in that time were not as common as of today.I wish I had one earlier.I did not realize how important cell phones since it was made available in the market.That is my big regret I should have them earlier.
@skysuccess (8880)
• Singapore
12 Oct 08
Erssyl, I had my first cell phone in 1989 and it was an analogue phone. A Motorola AJ model, and at that time it was quite a big thing. Not only in status but just carrying one is also quite a burden because it is rather bulky. However, I must say that being bulk has its pros as I did not loose it than those later smaller and sophisticated models. Difficult to misplace and very durable as well. I must stress just how communicating and remaining contactable was made easier from that day on. Just so convenient and handy till today.
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
How i wished I had mine earlier too.Yes you are right.The bigger ones has its different pros.We do not lose them easily.The smaller ones though sophisticated is more often misplaced.I also have that problem.
• China
12 Oct 08
The fisrt phone i owned when i was a freshment in university. But right now,i had already changed it for several time.Because of lacking of money,i brought the cheap one.So the function of the it is not so complete.At that time,function of the mobilephone is the priority to buy it.But right now,when i was a sophosmore,i think the phone is no use except sending message and ask someone else's call actually.But when i step into the social,i think the phone will display it strong function to convinence our lift.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Cell phones really made our life more convenient.Whether it is an old or a new model.As long as it conveys what we want them to know or what we need from our friends and loved ones.
• China
12 Oct 08
when i had my first cell phone ,i was a senior student.But at that time ,i had graduated from our city's famous senior Middle school .This cell phone was a gift for me that entering Hunan province's famous university .
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
A very use full gift for you.
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
12 Oct 08
Every time I bought a cellphone for myself, one of my sons grabs it very conveniently. This has been happening for the past ten years. So I've actually given up on owning one. I just pick up theirs and use it when I want to.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
As long as all of you benefit for using it.We can even save more when we share isn't it?Especially when we do not use it often.
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
12 Oct 08
i got my own cell phone some 3 years ago and that leaves us to 2005 and it was when i joined my college and my uncle bought me one because my college is far from my home and i needed to be in contact with my family and now when i am in the university i have two cellphones and it is a great invention only if you misuse it then it can be a nuisance.i try now not to use it too often as i think it is in some cases a threat to my privacy but still it is good in more than a few situations. good luck
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
It is more than useful than we think they are if we only use it the right way It is really a good invention.I fully admire the people who invented it and still developing it still to a much better one.
@Kemnxiao (11)
• China
12 Oct 08
I have my first cellphone when I study in the middle school,there are a few mobilephone at our school,so I was hesitant too. But,I can only communicate with my friends and family by calling and sending short messages.And now more and more functions was made use in the cellphone. However I would yearn for my first cellphone forever!!
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Same here with me.I still keep my first cell phone. We can communicate with our loved ones and friends wherever we are.
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
12 Oct 08
i had a zonephone sometime in 1994-95 (not too sure if the real term for it but in singapore we call it a zone[hone). it is a combination of a pager and work like a handphone. however, you can only use the phone to call when u are in certain area where there is service, if not, it will only have paging function. it was kind of irritating as whenever i recieved a page and i will to return the page with the phone, chances are i will not be in the network zone unless i am near to a shopping complex or CBD area. so most of the time, i am carrying a useless piece of pager in a cellphone design..haha. thereafter i had my 1st real cellphone in the form of Ericsson PH388. not too sure if u guys seen them before or remember them. they kind of hit the town and everyone was dying to get them before of their sleekness and good looks compare to those water bottled shape handphone.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Thanks to those bright minded people they have developed a much convenient models.And there is a variety to choose from.A much cheaper cost for loads.I have friend who use to pay four thousand pesos a month with their phone bills using that kind of cellular phones
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
i had my first mobile phone when i was in 6th grade.. it was a birhday present from my aunt. there was no sms that time and it was basically used to make phone calls..
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Do you still keep it?The latest one is much cheaper to maintain.Phone calls costs a lot more.But we get the same message.
• United States
12 Oct 08
I got my first cell phone when I was 22. It was a simple phone with a screen on it.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
No matter how simple it is.But just the same it is use for our daily activities.
• United States
11 Oct 08
i didnt get mine until christmas of 2001, hardly anyone had a cell phone so it didnt really matter to me i had a pager, so i have had a cell phone for almost 7 years. (not the same one though)
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
I still have mine as of today although my daughter gave me another one this year I still keep the one she gave four years ago,maybe for sentimental reasons.
11 Oct 08
ok i no cell fones are very essential gadgets of today one may never no wen it coms in handy wether in case of an emergency or to b in touch with ur lovd ones at a time of crisis or need it always coms in use so the aditional expence is worth it i must say
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
It is an essential gadget of today.We never have to worry about them because we are always in touch with them.
• India
11 Oct 08
Hmmm nice question dear...actually i had my cellphone when i was in 9th grade...i think the year was 2002 or something...i was really surprised when i dad came and gave me cellphone on my b'day....i think tht was my lucky day....i was really glad tht i had my own cellphone..no one can ever forget his first cellphone!!wht say
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
It is really a nice gift at your young age.Did you value your first cellphone,is it still with you?I'm still keeping mine even I have a new cellphone.