This paper reports on the second stage of a research project investigating young people’s appropriation of mobile technologies. Thirty young Australians were supplied with a free WAP phone for a month; they were tracked from their expectations, the initial encounter and the first month of use of a WAP phone. The findings extend our previous work on technology appropriation and identify the different influences on technology adoption and appropriation. It is clear that studying adoption is only one step towards understanding technology acceptance and use.