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Article posted: 3/15/2013 12:01 AM

Poll Vault: When did you get your first mobile phone?

By Michelle Holdway

The hubbub surrounding Samsung's new Galaxy S IV phone, unveiled last night, makes me marvel over how the industry has changed over the years.

The number of U.S. cellphone subscriptions in 1985 was 340,213, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association.

By 2011, the trade group says, there were upward of 315.9 million wireless subscriptions in this country -- a mind-blowing figure that exceeds our total population.

When did you get your first mobile phone? Was it a "brick," like the DynaTac model developed in the 1970s by Motorola?

How many cellphones have you had over the years? Who is your carrier?

When did you switch -- assuming you have switched -- to a smartphone?

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