What do you do with your old phones?

Philippines
September 27, 2012 2:49am CST
There are many new phone models out in the market nowadays so some people often buy new cellphones. Some of them swap their old phones to newer phones. Some just keep their old ones. Some sell their old ones. Some give them to their parents, sibblings, or children. How about you, what do you do with your old phones? Feel free to share your thoughts about this discussion. Happy mylotting everyone.
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@challs12 (549)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 12
My first phone size is like a half little drink bottle. It was somewhere in 199+, I just keep them as history now. I think no one would like to have them and after all it's no more working. Then I start using small size cell phone. I keep changing cell phone since then. Some of them just damage then I throw it away. Some I give to my family member. Then for the latest trend that I do is to trade in it with the shop when I want to get the latest one.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Yes, trading is good. At least we only need to pay some amount and not the whole price, am I right? Phones are getting smaler nowadays; however, some are big because they have wide screens. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting
@challs12 (549)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 12
But, sometimes I'm thinking to myself, how many times I have to trade in my cell phone a month? There are so many new release every month. I think if I'm going to follow trend, then I'll just finish my money on them. Cell phone become bigger lately after we have small ones. I think they cannot produce anymore smaller and that's why they produce bigger than late 90s model.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Really, you trade your phones in less than a month? Yes, there are many cellphones available now. They have interesting features. Swapping is good especially if they are only slightly used.
@akp100 (13551)
• India
27 Sep 12
Hello Well, When I purchased my last phone I have sold my old mobile. Actually I have already two mobiles, so no need to keep third one so generally I used to sell my mobile if I am getting good price for it. Sometime I keep them if I am not getting good enough price.
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Yes, if the price is right why not sell it. If it's not enough, it's better to keep it. Phones are expensive when we buy them but when we sell them, there are times that the price is less than the original price. That's a big difference. I guess I'd better keep it than sell it. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Actually I can do many things to it. First, no matter how it my cellphone is or how low tech it is, there are still people who do not have one and are desperately needed it. So, it would be better to give it away so that other people would benefit from it. Second I could simply swap it as many stores do offer this kind of transaction. Third, i could just simply collect them as souvenir. And lastly, I could just sell it as second hand.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 12
It's better to give away our cellphones to people who don't have any phone yet. They will benefit from them. Swapping is also good because we can get the phone that we like instantly. Having them as souvenirs is also good. Our phones have special memories. Lastly, selling them will give us instant cash. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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• Indonesia
27 Sep 12
I have so many old mobile phones and some of them are monochrome mobile phones. They are really old stuffs, rite? I have been using them , I use them for texting to my customers. The new one is for my colleague, family , and browsing internet. The rest are for my family , they use them for texting their customers too. So we have different number mobile phone for customer and for family . We never think to sell the old phones, my mom doesn't allow me for selling them. You know the price of the mobile phones will be so low , more over if it had been stopped producing . The price will be same as the meals for a day , I mean it .
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• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Yes, selling old phones will only give us very small amount of money. I guess it's better to keep them for emergency. It's good to have separate phones for business and personal use. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@Ladybugs (404)
• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Hello there Angel Karah. The first hand phone that I had when I was 19 isn't with me anymore. Though, the first hand phone that I was able to buy when I already started working is still with me. I still keep it because I really want to treasure it because it was a product of my hard work when I was younger. I bought it when I had my first job so I just want it to be with me. I'm just sad that its battery isn't working well anymore. Of course, I just need to buy a new battery if I have my extra money next time. Then, I had another hand phone before which was a touch and type one. My sister really liked it and she said she wanted to buy it. I just sold it to her and bought a new one. Then, I was able to buy a simple phone which I really used for two years. Now, the keypad was already malfunctioning because it is only rubberized and I think I was able to overuse it. Now, it's still working but I only have it as a receiver. I just read the text messages of my friends and I would use another phone to respond to them. Though, I think it could still receive calls. It's good I already have a new hand phone that is still functioning so well. I just like to keep the two old hand phones that I have with me now. Maybe I could still use them someday. I really treasure them because I worked hard just to buy them. It's just a bit saddening that they already wanted to give up. They aren't so perfect anymore unlike before. It's okay. I still love them. I hope you are having a good afternoon. Happy myLotting too. :)
• Philippines
27 Sep 12
It's good that your two beloved phones are still with you. If they are the products of your hard work, I understand why you really love to keep them. They are so important to you. I hope you can buy a new battery and a new keypad for your phones. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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@fatlex06 (895)
• Philippines
27 Sep 12
I give it to one of my family member. :) I just had 3 phones. My 4th phone is still in use right now. I'm planning to buy another phone by the end of the year and my mom will be the next heir of the phone that I'm using right now. :D I don't sell my old phones. Still want to see them using by my family members.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Oh, that's great fatlex. Seeing your old phones still in use will let you feel good. I also gave two of my old phones to my mom. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
27 Sep 12
I give them to younger cousins..:D but the funny thing here..the kids complained and demanded for upgraded phones too :D hahaa!
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@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
27 Sep 12
maybe because they know that your old phone didn`t work well
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• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Hello meowchie! I guess children already have higher standards now. They want smartphones! LOL. Some children get the latest smartphones, wow, they are so lucky. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting. Hi adhyz, children nowadays aren't satisfied with a simple phone. They have higher standards already and always aiming for smartphones. LOL. Thanks for posting. And by the way, I've been married for almost nine years already. I can't get back to that discussion. I always forget to find it. Happy mylotting.
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
thats the current children.. it`s different when we are still child.. We are happy when somebody gives us 1 cake..it`s enough for making us happy
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• Philippines
27 Sep 12
i just make them as my collection, or i just donate it to the person who deserves it more.. ...good day!...
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@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
27 Sep 12
tito, you are so kind..It show that you are generous...
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• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Hi titomeong, that's really good of you. I guess they are so thankful to you. May you have more phones to donate. You're making other people happy. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting. :) Hi adhyz, yes titomeong is generous. I hope he'll donate iPhone 5 to both of us. LOL. Haha. Happy mylotting.
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
i just wait the samsung galaxy from her if she thinks she doesn`t need Samsung galaxy longer
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@aerous (13457)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
My old phone is longer in my possession. It is damage due to water...my old is not compatible with the current sim card or post paid. Because the phone before is not using sim card...
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• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Oh, I see. Maybe it fell in water. So your old phone is no longer in your possession. Did you throw it away? How did you dispose it?
@aerous (13457)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
No, Friend. It never on a water, because I intended to damage it and do some experiment. Because I want to learn on how to repair troubled cellphone. So, what I did was to take out all the electronics component from that cellphone and replace it to other phone which having troubled...
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• Philippines
8 Oct 12
Oh, my. It was intentional. Oh, you're learning how to fix phones. That's great. I guess that's your sideline. Am I right? Happy mylotting.
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
27 Sep 12
i still my old phone.. iam satisfied with the durability and performance of my old phone..
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• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Oh, that's good. It's good be practical. We just buy when we already need one. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 12
of course..why we must change the phone if our old phone is still working?
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• Philippines
28 Sep 12
If you want something for a change. LOL. If you get tired looking at your old phone, I guess you want something new. Phone fatigue. LOL.
@Asylum (48027)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct 12
I tend to replace my mobile phone every 18 months or so, which are acquired via an upgrade on my monthly contract. This, as you say, leaves me the old phone in my possession. I always keep the old one during the period up to my next upgrade so that I have a spare mobile in case of any problems or loss of the current one. Therefore I still have the Sony Ericsson that I have replaced. All older mobiles I usually give to friends or work colleagues, because they are still only 3 years or so old and are often an improvement for those with older models. I have never considered selling one because the price that I could acquire would be well below the market value so I prefer that they go to someone I know.
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• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Wow, you are so generous. It's better to give them to someone you know that selling them with a low price. I hope you'll receive more blessings. You're such a good person. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@Asylum (48027)
• Manchester, England
17 Oct 12
Thank you for those kind words, but I do not consider myself to be overly generous. It is just more satisfying for me to know that the ones who benfit are the ones that deserve it.
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• Philippines
17 Oct 12
That's still generosity for me. The act of giving, to people who deserve them, is one way of showing that you are a generous person. Keep up the good work.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
29 Sep 12
As I usually only replace my phone when it's no longer usable, I throw it out. Once I got a small discount from turning it in to the cell company when I bought a new one. My last phone is sitting in a drawer without a number. I transferred my old number to my new sim card. No one would want my old phones except for friends and family visiting on vacation. Because all my phones have all been bare bones phones, kids surly wouldn't want them. They would be embarrassed to have such an old phone.
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• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Bare bones? At least you were able to use them well. Some phones only work for a few months and they start to malfunction. Phones which are overused have good qualities I guess. Just keep your old phones for emergencies, if they can still make calls. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Israel
3 Oct 12
My new phone is is last years Samsung smart phone. I love it. It's the newest phone I have had in ages. My old phone was a Nokia, but an older low end model. It had very few bells and whistles. It's sitting in the drawer for people who may visit on vacation. It won't work with the sims I have. It was disconnected. I will have to buy a new sim card, but that isn't a large amount of money.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 12
Oh, at least it will still work if you'll get a sim card for it. I guess it's also good to still have an extra or two phones for emergencies. We don't know when accidents happen. We should just be careful with our current phones.
@nixxx05 (309)
27 Sep 12
Hi angelkarah! :) How's your day?... Back to topic, i usually swap or sell my old phones, but some of them i just gave to my yaya as a reward. :)
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• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Hi, my day is good. We have a fine weather here. It's so relaxing. Wow, you are so good. Your yaya must be very happy and thankful to you. I guess she really deserves a reward for being a hardworking yaya. I guess it's better than swappig or selling your phone. At least, you are making someone happy. More blessings to you. Happy mylotting and thanks for posting.
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@nixxx05 (309)
3 Oct 12
Thank you anelkarah. :) Good to know that you're relaxed. :) same here too. Yes i gave my old phone as a reward for the hardworking and patience. They deserved it too. Especially in case of emergency they can text or call me.
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• Philippines
4 Oct 12
Yes, by giving them rewards they will be motivated to work harder and be more patient. You are a good housemaster. God bless you and your family. Happy mylotting.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
29 Sep 12
I give mine to the local shelter for battered and abused women. Actually, my wife does it for me. They do not tell men where they are located, not should they. I give them the phone, the charger, and the instruction manual. They set them up with the capability of calling the shelter and 911, then give to women when they have to leave to go to work or whatever.
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• Israel
29 Sep 12
That's a really good idea. Most of the women who go into shelters are starting over with virtually nothing. A cell phone is a necessary luxury for them. I use that term because they need a line for emergencies much more than most people.
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• Philippines
3 Oct 12
trruk1, that's really good of you. Thanks for helping abused or battered women. I hope you'll get more blessings for that. I guess only a few people are concern about these people. I'm glad that some good people still exist. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting. TheCatLady, yes, phones are really important when making emergency phones. No matter how old is that phone if it's still working well for making calls and sending messages, they are still helpful. Thanks for posting and happy myLotting.
@silverfox09 (4721)
• United States
27 Sep 12
I Like having more than one phones but sometimes I end up with three , I would sell the other one if my brother dont want it . If I happen to meet a stranger that in need pf a phone I will give it away .
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@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Right now I also own 2 phones because the other is used for mobile internet. I would use it to receive emails. I had to route some of my emails to my phone because I would sometimes I get surprised by the tasks because I was not able to read the latest emails. It's nice to be in the loop especially when you talk about your job.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Hi silverfox, yes, I also like to use one phone only. I used to use three phones. LOL. That's really good of you to give your old phone to any stranger. I guess you make them happy. More blessings to you. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
When I have a new phone I gave my old ones to my cousin or my mother :) My mom's not into new phones that's why she keeps on asking me for my old phones. I don't sell them or throw them away. It is just good to give them to people which needs them more than I do :)
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• Philippines
19 Dec 12
Yes, I agree with you. Giving away our phones to our loved ones or to our relatives is better than throwing them away or selling them. They will still benefit from those phones. We'll be happy seeing them using our old phones. For them, those are gifts from us. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@asliah (11140)
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
hi, the first phone that i have was when i was in college,and it was a nokia 5110,but the old phone that i still in me is my 3210,i still using it but no so often,i kept it as my remembrance so i don't want it to sell it or give to someone.
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• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Yes, some of our phones have sentimental value so we can't afford to give them away. I already gave my mom and my niece my Nokia 1110, 1100, 3210 and 3310 phones. I am still keeping some Motorolas and other Nokias at home. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
I buy new phones because I lost my old one. I would love to have all of them be my collection but nothings left. If ever I'll buy new one soon, I'd better keep my old one to be a collection of mine.
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• Philippines
17 Oct 12
Oh. I hope you won't lose a phone again in the future. Yes, it's good to have some collections. I wantto collect phones too but I can't afford it. LOL. I have to save money and be practical. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@aeiou78 (3455)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 12
Normally, I shall change my cell phone only when it has problem. Instead of paying the repairing cost, I shall buy a new one for replacement. About my old cell phones, I just left the whole cell phones at any of the donation containers. I believed those organizers could repair it with very low cost and they could manage to distribute to those who needed second hand cell phones. Sometimes, I do donate my old good cell phone too if I have to replace my existing cell phone with advance features. For me, I never want to dump my old cell phone into the trash beg.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 12
Yes, phones are helpful so we should never dump the into trash bags. Some experts can still fix them and make them work so we shouldn't throw them immediately just to get rid of them. It's good of you to donate your phones. God bless you. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• India
29 Sep 12
Hi friend, i am not interested in changing my phones frequently as well as don't use the same phone for a long time too. I will exchange my old phones for the new ones, i change my phone once in every two or three years using the exchange offers
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• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Yes, I guess if we are already comfortable using our phones, we are already satisfied to use them for years. Exchange offers? Is it free? I heard in South Korea, they can exchange their phones to a new phone after three years and that's for free. Is it also the same with your exchange offers? Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.