I was reading the “Things that date movies” thread and wondering about this. I graduated from college in 1999 and it was still relatively rare in my circle of friends for someone to have a cell phone at that time. I got my first one in 2004 after a traffic breakdown where nobody stopped to help me for almost half an hour (in busy traffic) because I think everyone assumed I probably had a cell phone. These days it’s weird to find out that someone doesn’t have one. So I’m just generally wondering where the shift was.
I’m breaking the poll options into 3-year groupings just to make it less unwieldy. (More wieldy?) For purposes of the poll, just mark when you got your first cell phone, even if you don’t have one now, or there was a gap in ownership or whatever.