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  1. 1. How old is your primary mobile phone

    • Less than 1 month
      2
    • between 1 - 3 months
      15
    • between 4 - 6 months
      10
    • between 7 months - 1 year
      15
    • between 1 year - 18 months
      23
    • between 19 months - 2 years
      17
    • between 2 years - 2.5 years
      9
    • between 2.5 years - 3 years
      13
    • between 3 and 4 years
      19
    • between 4 and 5 years
      7
    • between 5 and 6 years
      1
    • between 7 and 8 years
      3
    • between 8 and 9 years
      1
    • between 9 years and 10 years
      1
    • Over 10 years old
      1
    • do Not Own a Mobile Phone
      13


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iff

my current phone is 3 years old. i got it in July 2015. the cover is starting to come off it

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ukrguy

I bought a new phone on 18th of Jan and on 8th of May it was stolen....

so, my old phone will be 3 years  old in 1 month.

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CBC

Just traded in my old one for a new one three weeks ago.

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LeChat

I don't have one and never have, which I'm okay with.

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Skycaptain

Mines from this January. Because of the amount I use them they're knackered after two years (I can clear 20Gb of data usage a month as I use mine for work, AVEN, music and TV 

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Anthracite_Impreza

I'm gonna say between 19 months - 2 years? Not really sure but it's not far off.

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Shyni

I upgraded to a new phone back in February. I didn't want to, but the screen on my old one was dying so needs must.

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Gloomy

I think I got it in either 2015 or 2016. It’s an iPhone 6 and I’m fine with keeping it until it breaks.

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Goonie

1-3 months. had to get an upgrade due to a failure. prior to that it was 5 years old I think

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Nowhere Girl

The model itself is 19 years old - Nokia 6210. I'm not sure how long exactly I have been using it - I had two Nokias of this model. I started using the first one about 16 years ago and later, when it was i bad condition (the diplay had cracked), my uncle told me that if I like old mobile phones, he could give me a few. It was about 11, 10, 9 years ago? Since then I have been using the new copy. I voted "over 10 years", because probably what counts is the model's age.

The phone looks like this:

147px-Nokia_6210.jpg

I really don't want a modern phone, for several reasons:

  1. I'm a "technological conservative" - when I have already learned how to use some technology, I'm not thrilled about having to switch to a new one. Similarly, I use Windows 7 because I prefer it... and I honestly don't even know how to use new Paint (the program), I use something called "Paint XP for Windows 7" as my basic program for editing images (and even in this one I still have no idea how exactly to control the curve tool).
  2. These teenie weenie touchscreenie keyboardettes are horrible to type with my thick fingers, I typically hit 2-3 letters at once. Touchscreens not responding to (ordinary) gloves also doesn't make them very comfortable, and because of my allergy I wear cotton gloves outdoors all year long.
  3. I really enjoy Not Doing Things Most People Do And Doing Things Most People Don't. This is the reason why I enjoy having a ridiculously outdated mobile when everyone else is using smartphones, this is one of the reasons why I never drink alcohol, and as for sex... I don't have sex first of all because I'm sex-averse and therefore I don't desire sex, but Enjoying Not Doing Things Most People Do is precisely the reason why I'm proud not to have sex...
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Rockblossom

The poll assumes we have only one.  I actually have 2: a less-than-a-year-old "smart" phone (aka "the silicon brick") that I hate but need for some applications, but  leave home whenever possible; and a 6-year-old "not-even-remotely-smart" flip phone that I take everywhere because it fits in the watch pocket of my jeans and only needs a recharge every 3-4 months.  What I want is a hybrid of the two: something small and energy efficient that will still run the (very few) apps I need.

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Nowhere Girl
21 minutes ago, Rockblossom said:

and only needs a recharge every 3-4 months

Wow. My phone needs a recharge every 1-3 days depending on how much it's used... :( I'll have to switch the battery, but first I'll have to buy a new one and it's no longer so easy - OK, possible to get, but exclusively online, with post costs, because such old stuff is no longer sold in shops with mobile phone accessories...

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Midland Tyke

Mine was lost/stolen on a trip in the Alps in August 2017. The replacement model was an upgrade (from v3 to v5) of the phone I had before then. I'd had that for about 2 years, I think.

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Lichley

About 7 years old, and it’s a hand-me down, but it has lasted really well.  No cracks, works fast and efficiently, and the battery lasts a decent amount of time, I’ve just not had a reason to change it. Kinda a shame that some of the apps will stop working on it soon though :( 

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iff
15 hours ago, Rockblossom said:

The poll assumes we have only one.  I actually have 2: a less-than-a-year-old "smart" phone (aka "the silicon brick") that I hate but need for some applications, but  leave home whenever possible; and a 6-year-old "not-even-remotely-smart" flip phone that I take everywhere because it fits in the watch pocket of my jeans and only needs a recharge every 3-4 months.  What I want is a hybrid of the two: something small and energy efficient that will still run the (very few) apps I need.

i've added primary to the poll question  because my intention is the main phone

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Topi

I had a mobile phone of 5 years until last August where it just died on me, so now I have a new one 10 month old.

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Dreamsexual

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Salmiakki

I got my phone when I was in 9th grade, in the February of 2016. So it's 3 years and 3-4 months old. It still works pretty well (though there are some minor problems) and the screen has no cracks. I don't really use it much. I'm still getting a bit bored of it. I would like a newer one, that is also thinner and has a bigger screen. I don't really need it tho. Like I said, I don't even use phones much. 

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GatsbyGirl

Got a second hand from my brother last year and it was already about two years old. My previous phones software did not fair well with my constant usage of it. 

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Jinkx

Traded in my old flip phone for a smart phone in 2017 due to traveling reasons—might be looking to get a new phone this summer mostly for a better camera, since I end up taking a lot of photos with my phone.

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humantoafault

I upgraded my smart phone in the middle of of January this year

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ColeHW34

2 years old Iphone SE. 

and of course since its’ coverage ran out, now it starts glitching and all that.

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Member131995

I got mine a week or two after it became available in my region on March 8th. This is probably my fifth or sixth phone in the last six years. I like to think I'm very careful with my phones but I'm actually not. Most have been replaced because of dropping and screen shattering (had a few iPhones, which I hated) or damage to screen due to water or extreme heat (don't ask). My goal is to keep this phone for at least two years because at this point I don't think I've ever owned a phone for longer than a year and six months. 

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Fabulosity

I got my phone February of last year, only because my other phone was kaput. On average, I tend to keep my phones  around 3-4 years (when they break on me).

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Jelle van der Lee

I just changed my phone yesterday, so. :D it's my 5th Samsung Galaxy phone in a row.

my previous phone still works, so I keep it as a back up phone.

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SpaceDustbin

I got my current phone this summer, which replaced a 1.5 year old one. That one still functions, but I dropped it too often, so the camera is a bit messed up. I always keep my old phones (between 1.5 and 5 years old) around as backup or as second travel phone.

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iff

I changed my phone at the end the August. The previous one made it to its 4 year anniversary

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Sevrn

I'm not sure exactly when I got my phone but it was early in the year. Brand new. Before that one, my phone at the time was 3 years old?

 

I don't change phones until they die. And also they cost a lot of money lol. I'm not made of cash.

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Omega the Shadow

We have a mobile phone that I guess technically belongs to me, but is mostly just used as a home phone.

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fooledbysecrecy

i still use nokia 3310, got my current one about 8 years ago, second hand/refurbished off ebay for about a tenner. got my first one of those in 2001 and it did last just a couple of months shy of 10 years.

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