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    How often do you get a new phone?

    created by Unique_girl17 341 days 15 hours 37 minutes ago

    Category: World

    How often do you get a new phone?

    Good Afternoon Collegenet,

    Are you the type who easily broke or misplaced your phone or do you think it's just necessary to have the latest version of your favorite phone company?

    I had my phone ever since my senior year of high school which is now 3 years and i have thought of getting a new phone but lost interest because i don't think it's necessary to keep on switching phones just to get the latest version. I've never broke or lost my phone but if something like that would happen, then i probably might think of switching to a different cell phone.

    How often do you change your cell phone?

    Thanks and have a great day!

    -Unique

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    Hey Unique!

    I try not to get tempted to change my phone every time a new phone comes up. I just think it's a waste of money and I feel that I should be able to use something that has gotten a little bit old. You know what I mean? I shouldn't always have to be up to date. I don't want to be like those people who can't stand wearing something out of fashion, or having something a bit older and not trendy. People are dying everyday and I don't like spending my money like that right and left.

    I try to hang on to a phone until I feel the need for a new phone. If it breaks, stops charging, or some problem happens to it. let me make myself clear, there's nothing wrong with buying something new, but I mean i don't like to make myself used to always having the newest things if I don't need them. I like to spend on what I need. I don't want to make it a rule.

    So, I won't buy a phone unless it's not working anymore or as good as before.

    Anyways, thanks for the forum!
    Have a great day!

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    Hi all!

    I update my phone whenever my contract runs out about every two or three years. I haven't actually gotten a new phone (I've had the same phone for several years now) yet and I'm really excited to get a new one! I feel bad about getting a new one though because there is nothing wrong with my old phone. It shuts off sporadically sometimes but that's about it. It's not cracked or broken or anything which is one of the reasons I've held on to it for so long.

    Thanks for the forum!

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    Hi Unique,

    I typically get a hand-me-down phone from my girlfriend. She gets a new phone every two years and I have gotten two phones from her. I only had one phone before that and I just used that as long as I could, which turned out to be about three years. Now I get a phone once every two years; for now at least.

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    I usually get a new phone when the phone I have breaks. My last phone I had for about 3 years. I only got a new phone because that phone would no longer turn on or do anything. As long as my phone is in good working condition I don't see a need to get another one.

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    Hi Unique,

    I am not crazy about getting a new phone just because its an upgrade either. Once the phone works well then I am good with that. My only problem is I break phones easily. Its like every phone i can remember having I break the screen within like 3 months of getting it.

    Thanks for the forum

    Shanz

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    Hi Unique,

    I got my current phone 4 years ago and have not changed it. I also agree with not having the need to constantly change it. My phone does have some problems as well as bumps and cracks, but its not like its not functioning altogether. I don't think always getting the latest technology is necessarily a good thing since it is more expensive once it comes out.

    -Allison

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    Hi there!

    I used to have the worst luck with phones! I dropped my phone in a bucket of water once, I dropped it in a bathtub once, and I also had a faulty phone that gave me problems from the get go. I have been better with phones, and have had better luck so I just get new phones when mine is getting too old or I want an update! I haven't had a new phone in about 3 years though, I have been very good about keeping track and salvaging my phone!

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    Hi there!
    I am not me who loves the latest technology. However, with the price of iPhones (being an Apple lover) I just cannot update my phone each time a new one is released. The prince of phones, especially if you have children, can be outrageous! I believe the devices are extremely over priced. I do understand the cost of manufacturing them but I simply cannot believe it justifies such a cost to the consumer. I believe the popularity is what dictates the sales price. So, while I would love to have a new device when it comes out, I just cannot afford to always buy it. Besides mine still works great!

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    The only times that I have replaced my phone with an updated version is when it starts acting funny. My last phone (which had the sliding keyboard underneath it) started malfunctioning by turning on and off, would hang up itself up when I tried to make a call, and was just becoming useless. We tried having it fixed, but the person at Sprint said that the model that I had was obsolete and that we'd have to upgrade to an Iphone. It was an adjustment, but I say if it's not broken, then don't fix it (or in this case upgrade it). I started using the Iphone in about 2015 (give or take), so it's been a couple of years.

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    I used to get a new phone quite often because I was always breaking it or loosing it, but that was my flip phone. I also had one other smart phone before this one and plenty of tablets because they either stopped charging or my screen cracked on my phone and I couldnt handle it. I now have a phone and I have had it for over a year, and I havent cracked it once. So I get a new phone whenever I desperately need one, I dont really care for the newest or the latest phone... A phones a phone isnt it?

    Re: How often do you get a new phone?

    Hello!

    I honestly hate getting a wen hone. I really enjoy the one I have currently, I've had it for almost two years now and I want it to stay intact so I can use it forever. It's an iPhone 6 SE, so it's a 6 that's the size of the 5. i hate big phones. That's the main reason I don't want to switch out my phone because I don't want to upgrade to a larger one. I want to keep a nice small phone.

    -Emma