I also remember before mobile phones at about 14 I would call my parents from the pay phone reverse charge and instead of saying my name and where I was calling from, I would say pick me up from the beach ect then my parents wouldn't accept the call but come and get me. It was a sneaky way of not using 50c to spend at the shop.
Dh would be forever calling me from pay phones when we first started "going out" to get some privacy we were 16 as my cord phone would reach to my door of my room but the cord had to go under the door. He bought me my first mobile at 17 and we were both with the same provider and the first 20mins were free so at 19 mins we would hang up and then ring back again we would do it for properly 2hrs every night. We are 30 now.
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24-11-2013 11:29 #53
Omg I remember most of this. My first mobile phone was dads old nokia brick and only because I had my licence. We didnt get dial up internet until we were in high school and the original printer was a dot matrix one that I am sure dad got from his work. We had books full of whole conversations was funny reading them all when I moved out of home. Oh the memories. Taping video clips of rage and video hits, and Taping songs from the radio.
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24-11-2013 12:47 #54
Oh the memories! I'm the same age as the OP and relate to everything
I'm glad I grew up when I did - simpler times! The Internet is awesome but it's changed life for kids & teens so much. How distracting all this technology can be.
24-11-2013 12:58 #55
24-11-2013 13:27 #56
Ah so many memories...
When someone was late you just had to wait for them and they couldn't let you know or change plans at the last minute.
Having to handwrite assignments (and drafts too!)
That printer paper where you had to rip off the perforated dots on the sides.
Having to buy huge thick photocopied books of required readings for each university subject.
Pulling the aerial up on the cordless phone before you could answer it.
Mum deciding not to buy a new computer with a CD drive cos it was just a fad. Thanks mum!
High speed dubbing cassettes and laughing at the sped up music.
Having to look up numbers in the phone book.
Having to book the weekly phone call to my Granny in England.
24-11-2013 14:48 #57
Our primary school got it's first computer when I was in year 6. Just the one computer and it was on a trolley so it could be wheeled into the different classes.
I didn't get a mobile until I was 23 (the ubiquitous Nokia) and only got the Internet at home at 24 (though I had used it at uni and work prior to then).
24-11-2013 15:22 #58
Ahhh the memories! So many I can relate to!
I remember taping Home and Away when Shane died (remember Shane and Angel!) and watching it over and over again. Then getting totally devo'ed cos I didn't snap the tab out and my dad taped over it with stupid rugby league! NOOOO!!!!
24-11-2013 17:49 #59
I remember Scott and Charlene getting married. It was such a big deal. And the Angry Anderson song. "Suddenly"
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24-11-2013 18:25 #60
I used to stretch the phone cord as far as possible so I could sit in the cupboard to talk to my friends at night... Then we'd also write letters and exchange thm at school. If you liked a boy you'd have to ring and ask 'hi, is Chris home?' Boys rand up if they liked you, and write love letters saying 'I really like you'.
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