How often do you trade up your cell phone?

United States
January 1, 2010 7:01pm CST
My hubby I swear gets a new one atleast once a year or more. It drives me bats... there's always something wrong with it or it's not just "so". Whereas I have only had 2 cell phones in the past 8 or so years. I simply got a new cell phone as mine was no longer keeping a charge or working properly. And frankly very outdated so I got a new one last year.
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@eco0729 (47)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
I usually trade up my cellphone where it's damage very much. I use to repair it before trading. I like maximizing very much my cellphone. It's expensive to buy that kind of stuff so I need to use it wisely.
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@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Jan 10
Since most cell phones are contracted for two years they aren't designed to last much more then that. I usually end up grading once a year to a year and a half. This keeps the phone from waring out too much and then I'll have a backup should I end up needing it in the end which turns out to be useful. Otherwise I wouldn't have a phone now.
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@titan_90 (539)
• India
2 Jan 10
To be true, I am crazy about gadgets, and I would have loved to trade my cellphone every now and then to keep up with the present technology.Unfortunately, I am still a student(don'y have any money to do so ).And quite naturally, my father will not allow all these things.
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
4 Jan 10
My husband is on his second cell phone in three years, he had to get a new one because his wouldn't hold a charge any longer either. It was a used phone to begin with, his dad gave it to him when I was almost due with my son. I've had four or five phones over the entire course of the time that I've had a cell phone, so over the course of about thirteen years. Normally I get a new phone when my mother has renewed her contract, but I don't get new phones in between. Actually the contracts get renewed only because of the fact that someone in the family needs a new phone.
@rosekiss (30159)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Jan 10
I bought my cellphone in August of last year, so I have awhile before I can upgrade again. I wish I had waited as there are better phones out there now, but I can't afford to keep buying them as they are quiet expensive, and I just don't have the money right now. I will just have to deal with it for now, even though I can't do much with it as far as the internet is concerencd as the phone doesn't have a flash player nor does it have java. I don't go online with it all that much because of it, so I am going to have to deal with it for now. I guess I get to excited and want buy things when I see them, but I have to stop doing that, as I just have to be more tight with one I do have. I probably won't upgrad until later in the year, or next year. Take care, and happy myloting.