How often do you change your cell phone?

@cici6880 (656)
China
October 11, 2007 4:30am CST
Do you change your cell phone very often?Some of my classmates change their cell phones twice a month.Their reason is the old one is not fresh to them and they need the new one with more fashionable functions.I think it's a kind of waste.I wont change my cell phone until it goes broken.
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16 responses
• India
12 Oct 07
I almost change my cell phone within a month. Thats not a problem at all. And all those who think that one must be rich to do so I can just say come and see the way I do it. One just need to make good savings out of pocket money and to sell the previous one in good price. Also I prefer second hand Cell phones as I know I will change it soon so the price gets low automatically. If you can manage the cell and money you get even you can change things regularly.
@cici6880 (656)
• China
12 Oct 07
Hi,pbarjatiya!Would you tell me why you change your cell phone withia a month?Because you find a cell phone with the function you love or any other reasons?Thank you for u answer!Have a wonderful day!
• India
12 Oct 07
I change the CELL because i want to use something uncommon. Almost every new cell gets sommon in a month thats why i change it.I give importance to uniqueness rather than the features. these days many ppl have cell phone whats differentiates is the uniqueness.
@Nivek13 (124)
11 Oct 07
Wow well your classmates must be really rich.. same with you i don't change my cellphone until it becomes broken or is of no use anymore.. my cellphone is already two years with me and i'm not changing it yet. hmm maybe i will have a request to my parents to buy me a new cellphone when i graduate in march hehe..
@cici6880 (656)
• China
12 Oct 07
The same as you I have my cell phone with me for nearly two years.I will change it this year maybe.
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
for seven years, i only have three cellphones. i lost my 3210 thats why i have to buy a new one, my 3315..after that i don't have any plans of buying a new CP..i really don't care about the model, whats in or not..what is important is that i have plenty of load..LOL..good thing somebody gave me a siemens s65.
@tujiagirl (368)
• China
12 Oct 07
I checked your profile and found that your hometown is Suzhou which is one of the richest city of China. That can explain your classmate's consumer behavior. They are rich kids being proud of being with current fathion,right? You do right things. It is absolutely a kind of waste.I'm not that kind of fashionalbe guy too. I bought a new cellphone for 9 month ago. I have used my last cellphone for at least 4 years until I dropped it on the floor and busted it.
@infoguy (210)
• India
12 Oct 07
I do accept with u i do not change my cell phone till it needs to be changed due to some problem or its broken...Even i have seen friends changing cellphones too often just because they like a change
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
12 Oct 07
I change my cell phone when the battery starts wearing out. I'd say about once every three years. I don't think I need all of the functions many of the new cell phones have.
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
You must have really rich classmates! I don't even change my phone once a year. Maybe once in 2 years, if there's a feature in the cell phone that I really like. When the camera phones came out, I really wanted to get one because I love taking pictures. So I went out and bought one. But I don't think it's practical to change phones because the new ones are more fashionable. It's a luxury that the rich have, I guess.
@youless (91492)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Oct 07
I don't often change my cellphone. Especially I am satisfied with my smartphone at present and I don't have a big reason to change it. If I am going to buy a new cellphone, then it must have Wifi function and the operating system is at least WM5.0 because my smartphone is a little bit old and therefore it is without these two functions.
• India
11 Oct 07
that is very wasteful, I havent changed my phone in 2 years, its still in style and very rare actually and it does look good, i get very many admiring stares from alot of people who havent seen such a phone before anywhere and many people have offered to buy it from me at three times the current market price ! But I wouldnt want to change my phone because its got too much sentimental value for me to part with it. It saved me from boredom during my first year of college, by serving as a portal to the outside world ! Plus its got so many awesome features which many phones that come out today lack. The only thing that i hate about my phone is that it mono, so I cant really enjoy music, but then what the heck, whats my Ipod there for !!
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
hi cici! well, not very often. i used to change phones every one year and a half, or even two years. just until i can still sell it and use the money to finance part of the price of a new one. but now that i have a subscription, they give me a new phone every 1.5 years. i am happy with whatever phone that they give me. :-) i don't buy anymore.
@andyliuzn (991)
• China
11 Oct 07
Well, I would normally change it once in one or two years since the cell phone will really be broken in this time period.:) With kind regards,Andy
@terrych (1227)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I only change my cellphone when it does not work anymore... or if for the time I have I can get a new one with no charge...
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
11 Oct 07
Gee...that's SO crazy! I'm with you, cici. I also change my mobile phone only when it's broken. I don't need to follow trends. It's better to save the money and use it for a more useful purpose he he he...
@prazad (281)
• India
11 Oct 07
I have changed my mobile phone two times, my first mobile phone was a black&white one (nokia)that i changed in 2004, than i brought another nokia colour phone last year i changed that one with a motorola (camera/gprs). The main reason for such change is to incorporate latest technology .
@diillu (5128)
11 Oct 07
I also don't think it's good to change cell phones that often. I really don't change it unless I really need to. Beside I don't have so much money to spare just on a new cell phone if I have one already and which is working perfectly. I haven't change my mobile since 1 year. My mobile is perfectly fine for me and it works very good. So, I don't think I need to change it unless it gets broken or another year at least.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
11 Oct 07
Hi, I changed my cell phone 4 times as the facilities available in that. The last one was presented by my cousin. The previous ones I gave to my relatives who do not have one. I too has friends who often change their cell phones and even cell numbers too.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
I'm not that rich and I have other responsibilities to make use of money, so I don't have the luxury or time to cahnge my mobile phone. I think that's what youngsters see to cellphones, they treat it as a sort of social status. For me, as long as I have the important features I can use in communicating then that is enough for me.