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What age did you get a cellphone?
Posted 12/10/16
So my little sister is 10 years old and I'm on the fence of when she should get a cellphone.
I got mine when I was 16 because my family didn't have much money at the time but now we do, I'm not entirely sure on when I should get her one but maybe I can make an average of when I should buy her one so I made this poll to help me out.
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Posted 12/10/16 , edited 12/10/16

Alisha_Diphda wrote:

So my little sister is 10 years old and I'm on the fence of when she should get a cellphone.
I got mine when I was 16 because my family didn't have much money at the time but now we do, I'm not entirely sure on when I should get her one but maybe I can make an average of when I should buy her one so I made this poll to help me out.


Since the purpose of this poll is specific and personal and along the lines of advice, I've moved it to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum.

As a general poll it's not very meaningful since it's possible for folks to have got a cell phone when they were older than 17. In fact, it's quite likely that some older CR members were already adults when they got their first cell phones.


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Posted 12/10/16
I got my first phone (Flip Phone) at the end of Middle school. But I did buy my own smart phone though the family plan in 2012, It's the Motorola Droid Razor black. Though, I did latter on get my own phone plan and Smart phone in 2015. The Sony Xperia C4. :)
It's still running Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat. lol
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I believe I was 17, maybe 18? ..It was the iPhone 3GS I got for a dollar on a plan. I still have it ^^
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Posted 12/10/16
I think it was when I was 13. My first phone was when I was a freshman in highschool. It was some kind of Motorola flip phone, before the Motorola Razor was introduced. But this was also back in 2002 so it was far less common back then for kids younger than me (or even kids my age) to have cell phones.
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Posted 12/10/16
I think I was around 25 when I got mine.
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Posted 12/10/16
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i barely ever used it
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Posted 12/10/16
I have a son and waited for him to get one in middle school so 12-13 range since he walks to school and walks home every day.
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Posted 12/10/16 , edited 12/10/16
I'm the brat of this forum (only 13).
I think I can get a cellphone when I start to highschool (at the age 15). I use the teacher's (they already pick up the phones so nobody can't use them until the end of school, if a teacher sees a phone in a student's hand, it may end up at discipline commitee) phone so I don't need it in school.
I sometimes see some children who are under 10 years old and have Iphone 6s s...
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Posted 12/10/16 , edited 12/10/16

lorreen wrote:

As a general poll it's not very meaningful since it's possible for folks to have got a cell phone when they were older than 17. In fact, it's quite likely that some older CR members were already adults when they got their first cell phones.





Yep.

I was 20 when I got my first mobile phone.
Posted 12/10/16
I didn't get one until I was 14.
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Posted 12/10/16
Somewhere in middle school, so maybe 11-12? However it was more for emergencies and this was a time when T-Mobile USA was once known as VoiceStream Wireless, Nokia bricks were still the rage, the Motorola Razr flip phone was about 2 years off and a highly responsive touchscreen phone with mobile Internet connection was unheard of.
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Posted 12/11/16
Around 13. It was a Nokia 3310 on prepaid credits. It was a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, a pocket brick in case someone tries to attack you, sexting, and Snakes.
Posted 12/11/16

AlastorCrow wrote:

Around 13. It was a Nokia 3310 on prepaid credits. It was a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, a pocket brick in case someone tries to attack you, sexting, and Snakes.


LOL @ the sexting, but so true.





I remember getting mine freshman year in highschool. I got an LG Neon GT365. I thought the pantech looked legit. But I really wanted a sidekick though, I thought those phones were amazing.
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Posted 12/11/16
Nokia 7110 maybe around when I was 15, it was mainly for emergency use.

For a 10 year old, at most I would let them have a very basic pay as you go feature phone for emergency use and not a smart phone.
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