1. BasketCase13's Avatar
    Just curious. I'm attempting to justify buying a new phone :P

    How often do you replace...and if you really feel like it phones have you gone through?

    04-15-2013 06:20 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I typically get a new one every 2 years when my contract ends. However, I have purchased a smartphone from a friend one time who was switching carriers and had a smartphone that was newer than the one I had at the time.
    04-15-2013 01:38 PM
  3. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Usually when my contract is up. Last summer, I did buy a year old model Android from Amazon just to give the platform an honest try while waiting for WP8
    04-15-2013 01:48 PM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    Every one to two years. I always buy outright from places like NewEgg...etc...
    04-15-2013 01:54 PM
  5. jaj324's Avatar
    Whenever a new phone is released that is worth upgrading to.
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    04-15-2013 02:04 PM
  6. gapost's Avatar
    I have a business account with Verizon and they allow phone upgrades every year or 11 months. Also, I have lines I manage that I can use as an upgrade. (4G makes it easy!!) So, typically, about 8-9 months, or when a phone I want comes out. But, I could have used my Trophy for longer than 10 months, because it was a great phone. As long as WP8 can be upgraded, I can live with what I have now (8X).
    04-15-2013 02:20 PM
  7. GraemeT's Avatar
    Hang on, I'll check my stats. Okay, done it. About every nine years! No, seriously that's true (well I've only ever had two mobile phones). My second (Lumia 820) has brought me out of the dark ages, so I guess things will change. Like a previous poster, I buy my phones outright on SIM only contracts. So, as long as my phone does me, and I can still get upgrade support for it, I'll stick with it. The speed things are moving then, 12, 18 months, I suppose.
    04-15-2013 05:04 PM
  8. farukdgn's Avatar
    Once 3 years. I'm also getting my Lumia 920 next week :) wish me luck for a not infected one
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    04-15-2013 05:08 PM
  9. Slai's Avatar
    2-3 times a year.
    04-15-2013 05:11 PM
  10. martan1981#WN's Avatar
    I buy new phone every other month. It's about time to try z10.

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    04-15-2013 05:13 PM
  11. GraemeT's Avatar
    You're kidding, surely?
    04-15-2013 05:19 PM
  12. Gergolos's Avatar
    Good luck farukdgn ;) And have a lot of fun with your awesome 920! :)

    Topic: I love it to use my devices/gadgets as long as possible. After years of usage I tend to get some kind of an "electronic relationship"... Don't know how to explain, but somehow there are three phases:
    1. the device is new and shiny! I love it! It's awesome to find out new features and functions
    2. the device is not really shiny any more. The first scratches are visible. It's just "ok" and a normal electronic device...nothing special
    3. the device is getting older and older. It has the "used look" and works well. Day after day I like it more and more... After a while it rocks again to have the same awesome device, but in a "used" version.

    So yeah... that's how I use my gadgets in general... I had my Blackberry Curve for aboaut 1,5 years. It was a nice phone (I LOVE BB), but the quality of the device itself just sucked... so 1,5 years of usage it just had the "kill me!" look... so I sent it back to amazon (had a LOT of problems) and got my money back. After that I bought the HTC 7 Pro. That was 1 year and 8 months ago. Since then I use my 7 Pro for almost everything and just love it... It's in phase 3 now ;) I really hope to use it for at least 2 more years!
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    04-15-2013 05:19 PM
  13. Optimus82's Avatar

    I've had so many phones within the past year it's crazy... I'm part of another forum that's mainly for sell/trading and I was just on a spree.. I haven't had the same phone for over a month for the last 6 months... trading phones is addicting.

    I stopped buying phones outright since I shelled out right when the first Nexus One was released.

    Upgrade through carrier every 2 years.. in between that I trade or buy online with other fellow phone junkies
    04-15-2013 05:42 PM
  14. BasketCase13's Avatar
    Haha interesting. See I'm still...young? So my phone habits have been a little all over the place. I had my first phone for a year and a bit...it swiftly died at the bottom of my school bag from water leakage. Next one I had for like 4 and a half years (flip phones ftw). Now I've got an iPhone that I've used since the beginning of last year. So over it and about to replace it with a 620 :D
    04-15-2013 05:44 PM
  15. hombreee's Avatar
    once 2-3 years
    04-15-2013 06:05 PM
  16. syang87's Avatar
    I buy new phone every other month. It's about time to try z10.

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    I am the same way!! Such a bad habit. The only phone I've ever kept for over a year was the Palm Pre.
    04-15-2013 06:17 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Since my first phone, a Siemens C-45 in 2002, I'd say about 26 different models, with the total closer to 40 counting repeats. I used to be huge in the mint condition trading market an buying phones unlocked. Now I've given it up...although if that EOS rumor is true, I may move my Lumia 810 to get one...
    04-15-2013 06:36 PM
  18. pedenske's Avatar
    Used to be every 3 years after contract but I'm turning into a 2 year cycle because of how fast phones change.
    04-15-2013 07:31 PM
  19. Rndomuser's Avatar
    Once a year, sometimes more often... If the financial situation allows it and I get bored/disappointed with current one - I get a different one, sometimes for a full unsubsidized price.
    04-15-2013 09:25 PM
  20. migueli2's Avatar
    This year barely started and: L710, L620 and now using L820
    04-15-2013 09:31 PM
  21. Rafael Baudelaire's Avatar
    I purchased my first windows phone (omnia sgh-i677) in 2012, when I traveled for Manaus City in Brazil, now on march purchased my Lumia 920 when the Nokia released in Brazil.
    04-15-2013 10:58 PM
  22. gedzum's Avatar
    Around 2-3 years. But if the device still meets my needs I'll try and get more out of it. I usually buy my phones sim free since I'm not on contract, so gotta make the most of it
    04-16-2013 05:36 AM

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