People who upgrade every time a new phone gets released

elietu

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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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Shadez said:
Yea people sell their old ones... I try and keep mine as long as I can :p

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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