When did you get your first mobile phone, and how old were you? I got my first personal one in 2005 when I was 13. It was a plain Samsung A670 on Verizon, but it cost a lot for a relatively simple phone ($150). It then broke about a year ago in 2006, so I used our crap spare Samsung until I got a Sidekick 3 last Christmas. I'm now onto my iPhone, which my parents insisted I get because our entire family was switching from all different carriers to at&t. I am extremely grateful for it. My dad has had a cell phone since the mid 90's, but it was one his hospital gave him. Our family purchased our first mobile phone in 1997, the tenth customer of Qwest. My older siblings shared phones throughout middle and high school, and the two oldest (26 and 25) didn't get their own until college. I'm interested in when everybody else got their first one, and what a clunker (or not) it was.