I want a new phone!

The first ever mobile phone I got was an old second hand Nokia phone.

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It was huge and bulky. Most importantly, its cover was opaque and purple in colour. Purple is my favourite colour. It has this dragon motif on its back which lights up every time there’s an incoming call. A modification my friend rendered for me because it was a second hand phone and she was selling it to me for only RM50.

nokia-3315

Never knew the model name till now but definitely remember the mucous-like keypad.

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When you’re 14 and every one around seems to be reachable via a personal line, you’d want the same too. I lapped on it immediately, after loads and loads of begging from my mum who reluctantly gave me the money.

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When my dad found out though, he was furious. A 14 year old should not be given the privilege of a mobile phone. Moreover, the phone was a second hand product wherein I didn’t check thoroughly before purchasing it. The phone I bought has way too many technical problems that because I’ve got myself a prepaid SIM card already (SIM card those days were so expensive! RM50 was it? I’m pretty sure it used to cost so much more than SIM card these days), I was given my dad’s older one to use instead.

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The first mobile phone was then given to my younger cousin as a toy.

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Since then, mobile phones I had were all hand me downs from my dad (probably 1 or 2 after that?), except 2 years ago when my dad finally bought me an XpressMusic phone, the bulky sliding one, with no questions asked. I was surprised; it was not like I really deserved a new phone anyway.

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Recently though, I realised my increasing want of having a WiFi function in my phone. Surfing the web on prepaid account costs money. I went into a few stores and checked out a few models. I haven’t found one that I like yet I’m hoping for a new phone.

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My opportunity came last Sunday when my dad told my 12 year old twin brothers over dinner that they would need mobile phones next year since they’re going to be in secondary school.

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13 year olds with mobile phones.
Kids these days get things so easily!
Thanks to us predecessors who fought for that privilege in the early days, AGREE?

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“Daddy, since you’re planning to give them a mobile phone, get a new one for me and give them mine! :]”
“No, you’re NOT getting a new one. Earn your own money if you want one.”

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What the.

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The boys better appreciate what they’re getting else I’m confiscating whatever phones (hand me downs or not) they’re getting for my own use! Kidding. :]
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Question: So hey, when is your first mobile phone?

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