My first phone was the Nokia 3315. I knew a few others including a brother with one and I wanted one!
So at the time I was in year/grade 10 back in 2003, doing some work experience and I got $140 since I was there for maybe a month or 2, a couple days a week.
That cheque went onto buying my 3315 and was the first big purchase and my first ever phone I owned, it was amazing and I used it for years until I finally got a phone with polyphonic ringtones after seeing my cousin with it and wanting it haha.
Simpler times from 2005 and before!