I didn't have my first phone until I was 17 and a sophomore/junior in high school. I'm pretty sure the only reason my mom got it for me was so that I could text her when I needed to be picked up from volleyball practice. Also didn't have a car.. lol.
*chuckles* My first was a dark blue 'brick' Nokia, a hand-me-down from Dad. I still remember it fondly (there's nothing like the real Snake), durable as hell. After that, around 2004, so when I was in Year 8 or so, I got a Samsung - I think - flip phone, which had (gasp!) a camera.
Yeah. I used to play it all the time. My dad's friend is a car painter and he made a special cover for me. It was really cool. It looked like the night sky. I have a Samsung S2 now. I've been really happy with it, too.