Weekend Open Forum: At what age did you get your first cell phone?By Shawn Knight 71 comments
I grew up in a time when landlines were the primary means of voice communication. Sure there were cell phones in the early '90s but they were typically reserved for business executives and the wealthy. The pager (or beeper) was the go-to device for getting in touch with people on the go through most of my teenage years.
My first cell phone was a Nokia 5110 that I got when I was 18, arguably the most popular handset at the time due to the fact that you could buy aftermarket faceplates, frames, batteries and antennas to create a look that was uniquely your own - something that seemed immensely important in high school. What's more, few people my age had mobile phones at the time which made owning one that much more attractive.
With this week's open forum, we want to know how old you were when you got your first cell phone and what kind of phone it was (if you remember).