Sweet wrappers, conkers, screwed up bits of tissue, grass, mud, perfectly round catapult stones found during the course of the week, collected up bbc gun ammo, essential letter to be signed by parents folded 8 times and about 30p
Year 8 boy...second cheapest Samsung on a tesco contract.for his birthday (£12 pm) plus he has an iPod touch.
Cheapest contract on an 5, will be about £30 - 35 a month, which I think is excessive for what is essentially 80% toy...and thankfully so does my son. He does know many friends who have them though, and this I know to be true as I recently took loads swimming and collected up all the phones before they changed, although the iPhone 4 seems v popular as an option for kids too.
When he is 15 he can get a proper part time job, until then he must learn about compromise.