How many old phones do you still have lying around the house?
by Daniel Petrov / Mar 15, 2018, 9:03 AM
Now, there is a statistic to explain why is all of this happening, and it shows that people are just keeping their phones longer, buying refurbished or second- and third-hand devices, and generally not willing to splurge a grand on a phone, or thereabouts. Back in 2014, people were still upgrading their phones every 23 months, in sync with the two-year contract subsidies. This year, the length of time between upgrades is projected to hit 33 months, or nearly three years.
That's a big jump, but the trend is still in its nascence, that is why we wanted to ask you how many old handsets do you still have lying around the house - you know, the type you switch off and throw in a drawer when you get your new device, thinking that you will use it as a backup phone, put it on Craigslist at some point, or give it to your mother, and it stays there for the next year... or two.
How many old phones do you have lying around the house?
None, just my daily driver
5 or more
Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 02, 2015
I'm looking for old Nokias like 8810, 8850, 8910(i), 6310i, 7280, 7380, 7270 etc. Someone?
posted on Mar 15, 2018, 9:41 AM 1
Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016
I have 3 now, but I just got the 3rd phone to use as my main phone. I have an easy option to get rid of one or two of them if I want to. I'm always about having a backup phone. Idealistically, 2 phones is good enough for me.
posted on Mar 15, 2018, 10:39 AM 0
Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 10, 2017
Since I keep phones for quite some times, and also 2 year contracts from AT&T, it's hard to sell those that have become obsolete so I have a drawer full of HTC phones. HTC Vivid, One X, M7, Desire Eye, and a random Lumia 635 that I got for like $20 on AT&T GoPhone when I needed a quick replacement for a week.
posted on Mar 15, 2018, 10:43 AM 0
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