I remember having a few "first" phones after high school in like 2007-2008. I tried to go without one but it is certainly nice to have one whenever you need it. Mine had always been a dumb-phone since I refused to be part of that data-plan garbage. To make up for that I had two iPod Touches over the years and now I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime that can't make calls until I want it to be able to.
Do you remember your first cell phone?