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How often do you change your phone: Poll Results

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How often do you change your phone: Poll Results
So, um, last week we ran this poll "How often do you change your phone?", since we found it pretty interesting so see how the typical PhoneArena reader behaves in this respect. Well, it looks like most users switch their phone once every year. Of all 1669 voters, 31.76% have chosen that option. However, those who prefer to stick with their handset for two years, and then make a switch are almost as many - 31%. Overall, we can conclude that the majority of PhoneArena readers change their phone every one or two years.

There's also a significant number of people who can't hold on to a single device even for a year. These users represent 23.67% of the participants, while the smallest group, or the remaining 12.88%, aren't really into changing their hardware often, so they stay with them for more than 2 years.

Not really surprising results here, but it's definitely interesting to see that there isn't a single common time interval for changing phones among PhoneArena readers.

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How often do you change your phone?
Less than a year 23.4% (439 votes) (439 votes)
Every year 31.77% (596 votes) (596 votes)
Every two years 32.04% (601 votes) (601 votes)
More than two years 12.79% (240 votes) (240 votes)

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posted on 13 Dec 2011, 03:43 9

1. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 82; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)

Due to my misreading I got the idea for a new poll: How often do you CHARGE your phone

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 06:23

5. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


posted on 13 Dec 2011, 10:06

7. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

hmmmm do you charge ur fone every 2 years ?

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 04:03

2. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)

Yes, me too. I read the same, lol.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 04:45 2

3. longhairbilly (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Aug 2010)

I used to buy a new phone every year when Verizon had one year contracts. Two years is just too long with the frequency that phones come out these days. I've now been off contract since August.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 06:06

4. MickDM (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

With over 32% I think more users change every 2 yrs...ijs

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 08:22

6. Trainer (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

All the major carriers (I think) allow users to upgrade every 4-6 months before their contract is up. So I think I was like some others, I wasn't sure what to answer. I upgrade every 18 months, but for the poll I checked off 2 years.

It should have been written with time frames.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 13:15

8. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

2 years plus for me. I have an i4 and I am completely satisfied with it. I usually upgrade when there are data speed bumps; hence, when AT&T goes LTE in my area, I will probably upgrade then to what ever is the latest greatest.

( My employer pays for my AT&T monthly bills - I prefer Verizon - but I prefer free more ;) )

Now that there are tablets, I see me upgrading tablets more than my phone ... so long as I can keep my phone in good condition and not lose it ;)

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 16:54

9. Savien (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)

Haha i break all my phones XD so i have them for less than a year!
Ive had 26 phones over a 3 in a half year time period...

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