View Poll Results: How often to you buy a new phone?

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  • Whenever a new model comes out

    19 31.67%
  • I get a new one whenever my upgrade is available

    33 55.00%
  • Usually never. Only when I break it or lose it.

    8 13.33%
03-19-10 04:31 AM
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  1. pgrudo01's Avatar
    How often to you buy a new phone?
    03-17-10 07:42 AM
  2. syb0rg's Avatar
    whenever one is needed.

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    03-17-10 07:53 AM
  3. sting5566's Avatar
    When I see something that I like better then what I'm using.
    03-17-10 07:56 AM
  4. blueyestm's Avatar
    when I like something better than what I have which puts it at about a phone a year.
    03-17-10 07:58 AM
  5. mjbesen310's Avatar
    whenever a new modle is out thats better then what I had before
    03-17-10 08:05 AM
  6. happygirl7973's Avatar
    It wasn't an option, but I usually get one about once a year. I don't know if I'm hard on phones or if I'm impatient, but I don't really ever get more than a year out of one.
    03-17-10 08:08 AM
  7. bigdaddyII's Avatar
    Whenever one is needed, or I find a good deal on a better model than I currently have.

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    03-17-10 08:16 AM
  8. diegonei's Avatar
    Every time my phone is no longer suiting my needs?

    Had a flip Sansung during final years of high school, parents needed, hardly used it as it was prepaid and I didn't really need a pone. The one of those classic nokia feature phonesafter my freshman's year.

    After I started teaching I went with another flip (and another flip) and moving into Project Management made me get a BlackBerry. All other phones were used to death and only bought because I had a reason to.
    03-17-10 08:19 AM
  9. LuckyBastad's Avatar
    Usually when the software on my current phone gets archaic, or in other words outdated.
    03-17-10 08:21 AM
  10. thinkamp's Avatar
    About every two years...when my upgrade is available.
    &depending on the condition my phone is in, sometimes a little before 2 years or right at a year.
    03-17-10 08:23 AM
  11. ross778's Avatar
    I usually get a new phone when I either get bored with what I have or breaking technology gives us something great. I'm hooked on technology!
    03-17-10 10:24 AM
  12. Kemotaha's Avatar
    I usually only do it when I am up for an upgrade, but it might be sooner this time.
    03-17-10 10:41 AM
  13. raminuj20's Avatar
    i typically get a new device when my upgrade is available. but depending on the specs/features of a newly released device, i might upgrade earlier.
    03-17-10 11:41 AM
  14. dragonsamus's Avatar
    About once a year for me. I've got an upgrade available with tmo but I'm holding off right now. Maybe once the next bb drops I'll get it.

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    03-17-10 11:53 AM
  15. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    When my upgrade is available. Used to be 2 years, but I believe I can upgrade every year now.

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    03-17-10 02:21 PM
  16. MrObvious's Avatar
    I try every two years but sometimes I get an early upgrade if I do an insurance claim about a year later.
    03-17-10 02:24 PM
  17. elezdi's Avatar
    Usually I buy a new device every year. But I love my 9700 , so I am gonna wait out my 2yr contract
    03-17-10 02:33 PM
  18. JenOfTheW's Avatar
    I think I had my old LG flip phone for about four years. I finally decided I wanted something I could actually get online with and got my 9700. Now that I've gotten used to a full-featured smartphone I will probably upgrade more often in the future though, but it won't be till my upgrade is available. Unless, heaven forbid, something happens to my 9700 and I have to get something new.
    03-17-10 02:38 PM
  19. rhoads00's Avatar
    When its time to upgrade or if I see something I really like.
    03-17-10 02:48 PM
  20. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Typically about every 18 months or so. I made an exception after giving up my Sidekick LX 09 after only 6 months because of the big outage. And, it reallt got me thinking about what I want and need out of my phones.

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    03-17-10 11:33 PM
  21. Duvi's Avatar
    When I get an itch... Ha.

    Usually whenever a device I like that has AT&T 3G, I'll get it. Also has to be: iPhone OS, BB OS, WebOS & now Android (n1 on AT&T).
    03-17-10 11:48 PM
  22. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Whenever I absolutely need to have a different unit. I don't jump on every new
    device released and especially not with BlackBerry. New BB devices are simply
    retreads of existing ones. Not much to get excited about there.
    03-17-10 11:59 PM
  23. Garz's Avatar
    Whenever something new that comes out that I really want
    03-18-10 12:00 AM
  24. snowindec9's Avatar
    not often suites me. my first criteria is that a phone must be functional outright. my second criteria is it must be pocketable. my third criteria is it must be durable. if the criteria are met, the phone is the choice to be. when i get a new phone that does what i need, im in no hurry to jump onto the next. i have been using my 2nd berry since 2008. it has proven the value i paid for. it is exceptional. people,who buy new devices quickly as they come, have no other life. now come on, we are talking about mobile phones. how would you go about changing your girlfriend/wife whenever you got the itch to. people just want more more more. its a vicious cycle that eats them alive.
    03-18-10 12:02 AM
  25. Jude526's Avatar
    I am able to upgrade yearly but for a better price I upgrade every two yrs.
    I am very good at keeping my device in excellent condition.
    03-18-10 12:05 AM
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