Why do you buy a new mobile phone?

@EliteUser (3971)
Australia
January 6, 2009 7:07pm CST
Hey everyone, I often hear people complaining that their mobile phone has already died on them. Most of my friends upgrade their mobile phone about once every 2-3 years or so since the technology these day is advancing. But the real question is, why? Do you upgrade your phone for the sake of it, just because you get bored of how it looks or how it functions? Honestly, I would buy a new phone every 2 years depending on how fast technology increases its pace. Or do you buy a new mobile phone when your older phone dies? Please give your general comments as I would like to hear what you have to say :D Thank you and God bless!
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10 responses
• India
17 Jan 09
Hey i need mobile phone to chat with my frnds , had latest technology.camera, listening music etc......i use mobile also for showing off..i had a Nseries nokia mobile so i used to take it alwayws so that my frnds other people get jealous....because earlier i also get jealous when someone shows his/her mobile in front of me,,,,,,,,,,
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• India
16 Jan 09
I usually upgrade my mobile phone to get the best quality of camera and sound. I as i am a music geek i like to hear songs wherever possible.
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• India
16 Jan 09
I buy new phone for advance technology .... will have more memory .. camera and big screen ..have a nice day ...............
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@ntmingyu (65)
• China
7 Jan 09
I have been in working for 8 years and I have changed 4 mobiles together. The first can not use again, but still keep as memory. The second is stolen and then I bought the 3rd, the 3rd is slow in using, not so good, but it's red colour, it's beautiful, when I start company, I think I should be mature, not so childish, so I change the 4th,totally black, fit for business use, till now..... The first brand is Panasonic, the 3rd and 4th is Anycall... Normally, I do not too care of it's function, can call or receive, can send message and can take photo is enough for me.For other function, I seldom use. I will pay attention for the appearance small and the function is easy to use, the price is above middle, but should be not too high, if there is no problem, should be using for 2 years.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
30 Oct 09
i have not changed my first mobile phone,its a nokia one and i can still use it. i see people changing their mobiles frequently as soon as a new one enters the market,i simply cannot understand why.
@UK_Shree (3604)
20 Oct 09
The phone that I currently have is around 3 years old now, and I really like it, therefore I have no current wish to change or upgrade it. But I can imagine that having a shiny new phone would be quite nice too. I think most people change their phones in order to keep up with the latest trends and also because they get bored of having the same phone after a while.
@Bradpete (822)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Wow! 4000 great! I didn't buy new cellphone I love the older one I have. Cos it is very user friendly. I love my old ones till they break or out of order I did not change them. Have a great day.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 09
Hi Elite, you can regard me as a stingy person for I well never change a new cellular phone for stylish trend. I'm not rich and I have to cherish every penny of my hard earned money. But frankly speaking we still would change new cell phone sometimes. Yeah, I have changed new cell phone several times. it's always a great pleasure to use new and more advanced cell phone for sure! You know cell phones in those earlier days are bulky and heavy. It's not handy and convenient to carry along. I replaced it with a smaller size one after had been using for 2 years or so. I had another new phone replacements twice after receiving new cell phone in my different birthday many years back. I changed my cell phone again for the lifespan of the old phone battery became shorter and shorter. For the sake of convenience I had to replace it with a brand new one last year Have a nice day and happy posting
@easegiri (70)
• India
25 Sep 09
Elite, my second Nokia mobile phone is not clearly audible while talking to people. I do not know if I should go for the third one. I am afraid if that phone too has problems!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I use my phones until they become obsolete. Some companies actually charge a fee when you activate a new phone. With some phones you can just switch SIM cards and and keep going. My current phone was a friend's temporary phone while he waited for one he ordered to come in. When he got it he gave me the temp one. The battery seems to be winding down quicker and depending on replacement cost I may end up getting another phone.