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Old 15-04-2006, 5:53 PM
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Keep It Forever!!

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Keep it untill it doesnt serve the purpose you need it for. Its all well and good upgrading your phone every 6 months but sit down and think - what does your current phone do that your last phone didnt that you couldnt live without?

It may be my hoarding tendencies speaking, or possibly just my fear of the new high tech cell phones out there, but i agree with platinum, keep the phone for as long as it works. Unless the newest phones' features are absolutely crucial to you and not just leisurely extras, why pay for them and also, they might be distracting to your daily life tasks, as ive found even my basic phone is (text messaging, calls, etc).

However, if the newer phones are free, go for it! ALways go for the free stuff!
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Old 15-04-2006, 9:11 PM
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I think it all depends on how you use the phone. For instance, if you use it infrequently, why bother with a new one which has all the bells and whistles? On the other hand, if you like tekkie stuff and use it like I do, I watch the sales. I may be a little behind in the latest, but I'm a little ahead in spending too!

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Old 15-04-2006, 11:44 PM
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In the 9 years i have had mobile phones i have had 4 different phones, so around 2 years is a good amount of time at the minimun to keep a phone. Some o my friends buy a new phone every 3 or 4 months. It's a little stupid to do this in my opinion.
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Old 30-04-2006, 1:31 PM
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well the basic need of the phone is to make calls/text messaging which you can do with ur curent phone..so if u got extra money to spend on phones just for showoff then chnage every 6 months or so ...but if u want to spend wisely then ill suggest waiting till a better technology is there or definitely after your phone breaks up... juz a suugestion ... chill... Decision is yours ..!!
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Old 30-04-2006, 5:35 PM
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I'd keep it for as long as you feel it's working for you with features and the like - don't just trade in/up because others are doing it or to get the new tech, since it's outdated almost immediately!
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Old 02-05-2006, 6:08 AM
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Ya it depends on the qualit .. and the features ..
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Old 02-05-2006, 8:46 AM
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In my opinion a phone is a phone. I like to trade out every 2 years. i drop mine enough that by that point they're starting to fall apart
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Old 02-05-2006, 12:55 PM
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just don't get talked into something by a salesman that you don't want or need just 'cause it's the hot thing right now... if you won't use it, why pay for it?
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Old 02-05-2006, 4:14 PM
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I keep my phone for quite a while - with the theory that the older it is, the less attractive it will be to any potential thiefs!
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Old 02-05-2006, 4:57 PM
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It is nice to have the most hi-tech and most updated cellphones on hand. People tend to look up on you, regard you as 'respectable' as they think that you have much money that you can afford to pay for that new one, ah!
Unconsciously, we feel embarrassed when we are using a 'very outdated phone' (in the real sense of the word - outdated), don't deny that because it is true!

Well, for me, as long as the phone I am using is still being used by some of the people living in our country (which means to say that I belong to the common 'mass'), it means that it is just right for me to have it, especially if I know somebody who is richer than I am and he/she is using a more outdated phone than I am, sometimes I feel ashamed of myself.

So why do I buy a newer phone? Because I want to learn more, especially if this new phone has many features than the old phone that I have .. well, everything depends on the budget of course, if affordable, okey but it is also good to wait for these nice phones to be outdated too coz they become cheap.

Also, the most important thing is that your phone still serves its purpose.
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:57 PM
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If I was you, I wouldn't keep a phone for more than 8 months at tops. I mean, new phones, with better technologies are coming out every other month or so, so 8 months is a good time to get all the use possible out of your phone.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:16 AM
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I usually get myself a new phone in the course of about half a year. It suites me quite well, and I have never had any problems doing this. I always have a new phone that will basically be reliable.
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Old 03-05-2006, 8:03 AM
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hmm... I guess 1-2yrs will be fine.
You will get bored after 2 yrs as the newest models will make you jealous.
Mostly when your friends gets a better one than yours and makes you jealous.
Well, i change cells every year to make use of all technologies!
Rest depends on you
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