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datboijoey
December 10th, 2016, 12:03 AM
I'm 15 and my parents won't let me have a phone. I can have a laptop and tablet but no phone! How old were you when you got your first phone?

Emerald Dream
December 10th, 2016, 12:06 AM
I was 14 when I got my first phone.

Amethyst Rose
December 10th, 2016, 12:18 AM
I was 13 when I got my first phone, and it was only to be used when I went away from home or in emergencies. I remember thinking it was so unfair because all my friends had phones way before I got one.

Hideous
December 10th, 2016, 12:45 AM
I got my first phone in senior year quite frankly (17).

Dalcourt
December 10th, 2016, 12:48 AM
I guess I was 12?

Jinglebottom
December 10th, 2016, 03:15 AM
I was 12. My parents were convinced fairly quickly.

Endeavour
December 10th, 2016, 07:05 AM
Family and Friends :arrow: Tech Junky's Paradise
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I was 10 when I got my first phone, since at that time I had quite a long way to travel to and from school on my own.

Hyper
December 10th, 2016, 07:23 AM
7

But back then we didn't have no ''smart phones'' or smart people (just like now)

It was a Nokia 5110.

I got it used, had it for a few years... I think until I was 10, then I got the legendary 3310, also used.

Flapjack
December 10th, 2016, 07:39 AM
I think I was 9 and I remember it being a hugeeee deal xD I had to play the 'all the other kids have one card' XD

This was my first phone in case you were curious :') Thankfully technology has developed a lil since then :P

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qR3KcoAhSfo/maxresdefault.jpg

Barbara.
December 10th, 2016, 07:40 AM
I got my first phone when I turned 13.

datboijoey
December 10th, 2016, 10:14 AM
I got my first phone when I turned 13.

I was 12. My parents were convinced fairly quickly.

I guess I was 12?

I got my first phone in senior year quite frankly (17).

I was 13 when I got my first phone, and it was only to be used when I went away from home or in emergencies. I remember thinking it was so unfair because all my friends had phones way before I got one.

I was 14 when I got my first phone.

Family and Friends :arrow: Tech Junky's Paradise
_______________________________

I was 10 when I got my first phone, since at that time I had quite a long way to travel to and from school on my own.

7

But back then we didn't have no ''smart phones'' or smart people (just like now)

It was a Nokia 5110.

I got it used, had it for a few years... I think until I was 10, then I got the legendary 3310, also used.

I think I was 9 and I remember it being a hugeeee deal xD I had to play the 'all the other kids have one card' XD

This was my first phone in case you were curious :') Thankfully technology has developed a lil since then :P

image (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qR3KcoAhSfo/maxresdefault.jpg)

What did you all do to convince your parents? I wish I could buy one but I'm not allowed to get a job yet. :mad:

Flapjack
December 10th, 2016, 10:18 AM
What did you all do to convince your parents? I wish I could buy one but I'm not allowed to get a job yet. :mad:
I already said I played the 'all my fiends have one card' But you are probably too old to play that card now, just explain to them why you need one!! You could tell them you need a phone to talk to your friends and arrange social events :)

datboijoey
December 10th, 2016, 10:19 AM
I already said I played the 'all my fiends have one card' But you are probably too old to play that card now, just explain to them why you need one!! You could tell them you need a phone to talk to your friends and arrange social events :)

Theyre worried I'll get stalked by pedos and do sexting.

Brieftime
December 10th, 2016, 10:19 AM
I still don't have one either.

Katrinchen
December 10th, 2016, 10:22 AM
i was about 4 years old - it was a great plastic phone for childs with wheels ;)

Amethyst Rose
December 10th, 2016, 10:24 AM
What did you all do to convince your parents? I wish I could buy one but I'm not allowed to get a job yet. :mad:

Well, my parents weren't easily convinced, so the "all the other kids have one" card didn't heed results like it did for Flapjack :D It was always up to them when I got a phone. I gave up convincing when I realized it wasn't doing any good.

Dalcourt
December 10th, 2016, 10:32 AM
What did you all do to convince your parents? I wish I could buy one but I'm not allowed to get a job yet. :mad:

I didn't do anything to convince my family. My grandma simply bought it for me as a birthday gift. She said she felt better when I had a phone on my own so that I could contact her or she could call me to see if I'm save.

I don't really get why ya parents argue with the stalked by pedos stuff and allow you on a laptop or tablet.Since you post here you are able to use the internet and could do all that stuff they are afraid of there too including sharing nudes via webcam.

datboijoey
December 10th, 2016, 10:37 AM
I didn't do anything to convince my family. My grandma simply bought it for me as a birthday gift. She said she felt better when I had a phone on my own so that I could contact her or she could call me to see if I'm save.

I don't really get why ya parents argue with the stalked by pedos stuff and allow you on a laptop or tablet.Since you post here you are able to use the internet and could do all that stuff they are afraid of there too including sharing nudes via webcam.

IKR? They know I can get on the internet already! I brought up the safe thing before but we were past the point of listening by then. Time to try it again.

I still don't have one either.

How old are you?

Brieftime
December 10th, 2016, 11:24 AM
Sorry lol I'm 14

The Byrd
December 10th, 2016, 11:52 AM
I've always been allowed to get one but they've never really interested me. The only reason I have got a phone, which I got in July (just before I was 15), is because my sister got a new one so she gave it to me.

Jinglebottom
December 10th, 2016, 11:55 AM
I used the "I have a field trip on [insert date] so you have to buy me a phone in case I get lost" excuse. It did the trick, for my mother at least.

Flapjack
December 10th, 2016, 01:09 PM
Theyre worried I'll get stalked by pedos and do sexting.
Maybee let them check your phone? Also how are you accessing VT? Surely you could sext and pedos could get ya on whatever device you're using? Also what is that in your hand you're taking a selfie with in your avatar?

NeuroTiger
December 10th, 2016, 01:22 PM
When i was 12 because my middle school was quite far from where we live.

Zachary G
December 10th, 2016, 01:22 PM
got my first phone when i was 12

datboijoey
December 10th, 2016, 02:32 PM
Maybee let them check your phone? Also how are you accessing VT? Surely you could sext and pedos could get ya on whatever device you're using? Also what is that in your hand you're taking a selfie with in your avatar?

Ahaha I don't want them snooping! I have a laptop and an ipod that's how.

dude_g
December 11th, 2016, 04:33 PM
I wuz 13

everlong
December 11th, 2016, 06:48 PM
I think 11, which is younger than I thought. My parents wanted to wait until I got into middle school. I find it more than fair now, even if I was dying for a phone when I was younger.

Melodic
December 11th, 2016, 08:45 PM
I got mine on my 11th birthday. Funny story, my parents ended up selling the couch on craigslist a month later and the guy who bought it stole my phone.

Devinsoccer
December 11th, 2016, 09:11 PM
I was 14 when I got my first phone.

Same

bonbon
December 12th, 2016, 03:43 PM
13. And frankly, the best way not to attract pedos and such seems to never ever post any pics of yourself.

kyrocks03
December 12th, 2016, 04:20 PM
13 for me. Two weeks ago to be exact. I didn't have to convince them.

Lukas1999
December 13th, 2016, 01:59 AM
I got my first phone at the age of 12. It was a Samsung Galaxy Y

Just JT
December 13th, 2016, 10:30 AM
Think i was loke 10 or 11. My dad traveled a lot so I could stay in touch easy with him. I'm pretty sure I was younger than most cause most kids my age didn't have one yet

Space Delta
December 13th, 2016, 11:13 AM
I got my first phone in October last year. I was 16.
My parents didn't let me have one before that. Even after my dad agreed, my mom was hesitant.

Rockette
December 19th, 2016, 10:21 AM
I was thirteen when I got my first phone, and 15 and a half when I got my smartphone.

ThisBougieLife
December 19th, 2016, 04:49 PM
I was 11 when I got my first cell phone. It was nothing special. I got an iPhone for the first time at 13 and I've been using them ever since.

brandon9
December 20th, 2016, 08:48 AM
I had a flip phone at 7 for emergencies, got a LG enV2 when I was 11 and had my first smartphone at 14.

gemma.2000
December 23rd, 2016, 06:35 PM
11 .got it for safety going to school

XPEric
December 26th, 2016, 01:06 AM
I think I was 13, it was a graduation gift for middle school.

Neeplin
December 27th, 2016, 06:42 AM
I got my first phone when I was 11/12 can't remember that clearly, but i was certainly very excited over it cuz while my friends were using old Nokias, mine was actually a smartphone with a touchscreen. It was also a unique smartphone compared to others cuz it was a phone with a full keyboard that slides out sideways. Nokia C6-00.

NewLeafsFan
January 2nd, 2017, 05:32 AM
I was 14

Cassius14
January 2nd, 2017, 11:13 AM
I was 12 and it was so my parents could contact me for school and travel reasons

garfield221
January 2nd, 2017, 11:18 AM
When I was 10

DerBear
January 3rd, 2017, 09:14 PM
I got my first phone when I was 8 I think or maybe just turned 9. It was a sendo.

This model to be exact:

http://www.extragsm.com/images/phone/big/Sendo/S360/Sendo-S360-01.jpg

I think I was 9 and I remember it being a hugeeee deal xD I had to play the 'all the other kids have one card' XD

This was my first phone in case you were curious :') Thankfully technology has developed a lil since then :P

image (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qR3KcoAhSfo/maxresdefault.jpg)

I had that phone as well. I don't know if that was the exact model as its just a picture but I had a samsung phone that would slide up and was black and looked exactly like that one.

FPFanatic
January 7th, 2017, 08:39 PM
I was in seventh grade so about 12

pconnor
January 7th, 2017, 10:26 PM
I don't have one yet.

datboijoey
January 8th, 2017, 04:34 PM
I don't have one yet.

Some day, my friend, some day we will join that glorious culture. :P

Contraman
January 8th, 2017, 07:03 PM
It was when I started middle school, so... 11, I think.

CosmicNoodle
January 11th, 2017, 01:32 PM
I was 13 (I think), a Sony Ericsson brick, to this day I'm stick trying to track another one down

swiftshadowolf
January 15th, 2017, 11:00 PM
I was about 11 when I got my first phone, it was an LG F60 and it literally had no storage at all (2GB)

LRSSS02
January 15th, 2017, 11:18 PM
7 years old

It was an iPhone 4

Posts merged. Please use the edit function next time. ~Amethyst_

Cleve Boy
January 19th, 2017, 02:49 PM
Like, uh, I don't know. 7? I just remember it was some old Nokia.

Falcons_11
January 19th, 2017, 04:26 PM
I don't have one yet.

Same. Don't have one yet.

Rendez-Vous
January 20th, 2017, 07:00 AM
my first very own mobile phone was sony ericsson w200i, my parents bought me it when i was eight or nine years. I also had nokia 3210(as far as i remember), but someone stole it the next day I got it

Bontigo Papi .
January 20th, 2017, 01:13 PM
I was 8 or so , and I got a Samsung E250 .

stoneflowe96
January 20th, 2017, 04:17 PM
I was in seventh grade, so 13

Jericho14
January 20th, 2017, 06:38 PM
I was in grade 5 (11), My dad just gave me his old IPhone 4s and used it until November last year

katie3
January 23rd, 2017, 05:35 PM
I was 12

Babs
January 25th, 2017, 03:33 AM
I got my first and current phone when I was 16. It's an iPhone 6. Before then I used a texting app on an iPod touch, a very poor substitute.

cbm89031
January 30th, 2017, 10:14 AM
I got my first phone at age 12 when I was in 7th grade

datboijoey
January 30th, 2017, 06:48 PM
They said they might get me one for my birthday! :D:yeah:

eric2001
February 25th, 2017, 05:40 PM
13.5 - my mom finally said yes.

Darkslidex7
March 24th, 2017, 07:20 PM
Mine was at age 13 and it was a flip phone untill i was 15, then i had my first smartphone, tbh sometimes i miss the old flip phone :rolleyes: hehe

Clarx999
March 27th, 2017, 01:22 AM
I think I was around 13-14. :)

christophe
March 28th, 2017, 01:33 AM
I'm 15 and my parents won't let me have a phone. I can have a laptop and tablet but no phone! How old were you when you got your first phone?

11 but only cheap ones up to now ��

messid
March 29th, 2017, 07:22 PM
I got my first one when I was 15! but all my friends already had one for a year or two already so i was late to the party

AussieNicholas
March 31st, 2017, 07:37 AM
Technically, I got my first phone when I was thirteen but it was just an old iPhone that dad had given me for reading Ebooks (although I got a tablet not long after for that) and it couldn't make calls or anything. My first proper phone was when I was fifteen, when my uncle got me a Nokia for Christmas 2014.

Andre1998
April 9th, 2017, 05:44 AM
7 because I had to take the bus to school and my mom was worried that I'd get lost

JacoboBlandonPineda
June 23rd, 2017, 03:52 AM
I got my first phone at 7, as my mom wanted to be communicated with me at all times. It was an Alcatel OT-E207.

I got my first smartphone at the age of 12, in 2014. It was an Avvio 765, a low-end Android 4.2 device that I absolutely loved. Then I got an Avvio L500, a mid-ranger with Android 4.4 and a bigger screen and better processor, but I didn't like that one much as I realized there wasn't going to be any software support despite it being a Qualcomm 400 phone, which was the main reason I got it for. I regretted too much not going for a Moto G.

I currently have a Galaxy S5, my third one and the one I've been the longest with. The other two I bought from a cousin, they worked fine but were blacklisted as stolen, so I had to change several times and even be 4 months without a phone. Now I'm super happy with this legitimate refurbished S5, my best phone so far. It even has motivated me to start to learn how to build ROMs for it!

Mars
June 23rd, 2017, 09:15 AM
Please don't bump threads that are inactive for two or more months :locked: