Open Thread: When Do You Replace Your Phone?

2662358242_4394d3f5d4_zEXCLUSIVE: Mike has had his iPhone four years and the battery is dying so he thinks he’s going to spring for the new one.

Ester says she only gets new electronics of any kind “when my brothers tell me to and/or buy them for me, and/so i still have a 4.”

Nicole has had her phone since 2012: “I do not know when I will replace it. I’ll probably replace it when it stops functioning to the point where it becomes unusable. It is already slow and I’m already thinking, ‘ooh, I’d like a better phone,’ but I bet I’ll wait until at least next summer or probably longer. I also have a HTC EVO.”


I shattered my phone about a year ago and emailed my friend and former coworker Marco, who is an app developer, what kind of phone I should buy. He was basically like, “I have a lot of phones lying around, you can have one.” I was supposed to give it to him once the new one came out a few months later but um, hi Marco I’m sorry I still have your phone.


Mike: Before that I had a flip phone that I think I had for another four years. So I guess it really is every four years for me.

Meaghan: Your phone is like political office!

Mike: Omg. I just looked down at my phone and it texted me “FOUR MORE YEARS!!!”



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