People who upgrade every time a new phone gets released

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX HD' started by elietu, Oct 28, 2012.

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    How can they afford to do that? Its like $700-800 per upgrade after the cheap 2 yr one. It just boggles my mind that people can afford to keep upgrading every few months just for a small advance over the phone they currently have. I can't believe how often companies like Samsung and Motorola release new phones. You get a nice Galaxy s3 and your cool for a few months, but then its all about the galaxy note 2 and so on and so fourth.
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    Hello and welcome to the DROID forums..

    Some of us do it just because we can... its no different than making modifications to your car or truck, which I also do... lol.

    As far as the cost... everybody should do as they can afford :) some people don't pay full retail, they buy off of swappa, Craigslist, eBay... lots of places... :)


    The reason we do it... we're tech junkies, we want the latest greatest... it's an obsession lol
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    Personally, it's my drug of choice, and lots cheaper than the other drugs. Relatively a cheap attitude adjustment for me.
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    Also remember that plenty people sell their current phones as the market is good for phones on no contract.. In the case of VZW if I buy at subsidize price its more of a cost over the year with losing unlimited data..

    Sent from my flashaholic G-Nex...
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    My tech addiction is so bad.....I switched to a family plan last year just to have upgrades available about every year and to have more than one phone for my use... :( Kids mother is helping pay for 1 line....I have a 3 line family plan now.

    Its good tho, I can test phones exactly side by side, I can weigh in on the phone vs phone debates with real hands on experience...

    Even still...I kept my Droid X1 for 1 year and 4 months, and my RAZR from last year for 11 months.
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    When i was buying a new phone every few months, i was selling my old ones.

    Return of the Android
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    I had 3 lines, now 1, I also had every inclination to sell my old phones but I have a shoe box (now 2) of old phones, usually wind up keeping them. I had upgrades every 365 days so I got a new phone every 4 months. Now I just bought a maxx off of CL and sold my RAZR to a friend. The day the RAZR maxx HD came out I got "gifted" with 6 bills, omen. But I resisted waiting for the HTC dlx.
    I miss getting them just to play with them and pick the one I like best and leave the others in the sock drawer.
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    Yea people sell their old ones... I try and keep mine as long as I can :p
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    It's hard to take a step backwards, isn't it?
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    It easily is.. have G3 now in which I love, Bionic for the lapdock over wifi .. :)
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    I was bent on getting a Razr Maxx, but since Verizon got rid of the unlimited data, I decided to get a new battery and stick with my Droid X for the foreseeable future.

    My Nexus 7 tablet cost $249: reasonable, IMO, for state-of-the-art hardware (quad core tegra 3) and software (Android JB 4.1.2).
    There's no real reason why adding a cell antenna in a device should increase its price by $500. My phone has become a phone again; any serious Android work is delegated to my tablet.
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    I still have my x as a backup that was the first phone I "fell in love with" in a long time.
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    Or some people like myself find someone to swap there phones. Some people after the 14 day return period don't like there current phone and want to trade it. I got lucky with my Rezound. I actually found someone on craigslist to swap my Rezound for three gs3. And I am loving this phone.
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    I buy new phone and give my women my old one. It keeps her happy and I get new toys. :)

    Maxx HD
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    $600 isn't a lot of money each year. Going to a football game is $150 in food and drinks so its all relative for me.
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    Yeah, I sort of understand. I wish I could get the newest & greatest but I just simply cannot afford it. :(
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    I don't buy a new one every few months, but when I do buy one I do research for months to make sure it's a phone that I really want. If there are rumors of a new device coming out in 1-2 months that looks to be incredibly amazing, I'll wait. Nothing's worse than walking in to a Verizon store blindly, buy a phone, then go home to find out that either it has very little dev support, or the next generation is coming out a month later. Doing my research I've been able to live with a phone for almost 2 years.
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    If you have four lines you could theoretically upgrade twice a year for about $200 each time. Also some people are business owners with even more lines and some have a lot of disposable income.

    Sent from my MAXX HD.
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    We have a upgrade on our line every year. I have never paid full retail for a phone. I've had the Droid 1,X,Bionic and now the Maxx HD. I might need to branch out but overall I love my Moto phones. I have always had one for at least the past 10 years. They were the Nextel phones that I started with.
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    I have 3 lines- mine, my Mom's and my 30 yr. old stepson. Mom doesn't EVER want a new phone! Stepson can buy his own phone :icon_ devil: and I get a new phone about as often as I want! :biggrin: Bought the GS3; hated it but it went past my 14 days. So, I sold it on Ebay for 2x what I paid for it. Got the Razr Maxx HD and I am a happy camper...for awhile.