When do you upgrade your iphone?

When do you upgrade phones and what do you do?

  • 1 year and sell

    Votes: 21 28.8%
  • 2 years and sell

    Votes: 17 23.3%
  • 3 years and sell

    Votes: 2 2.7%
  • 4 years and sell

    Votes: 3 4.1%
  • 1 year and keep/giveaway

    Votes: 7 9.6%
  • 2 year and keep/giveaway

    Votes: 18 24.7%
  • 3 year and keep/giveaway

    Votes: 3 4.1%
  • 4 year and keep/giveaway

    Votes: 2 2.7%

  • Total voters
    73
  • Poll closed .

DrunkinMacbook

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 26, 2014
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Hey anyone :)

I have this little question ;)

Witch is when do you buy a new phone?

And what do you do with your old phones?

i upgrade them every 2-3 years and sell my old ones on craigslist

I just upgraded my 2 year old iphone 4s to a 5s ;)

4S was 2 years old got it on 04 may 2012 16GB
So it was time anyways

Got the iphone 5s on craigslist for 600 dollars (16GB) witch was why i Upgraded after 2 years :)


And i sold the 4s for 175 dollars on craigslist as well LOL :)

So what do you do with old phones and when do you upgrade?? :)?
 

firedept

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Jul 8, 2011
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I change phones every 2 years and sell my old one. That is the cycle I am on with my phone plan. Works well for me and most phones will last at least 2 or more years.
 

TWO2SEVEN

macrumors 68040
Jun 27, 2010
3,522
709
Plano, TX
I change phones every 2 years and sell my old one. That is the cycle I am on with my phone plan. Works well for me and most phones will last at least 2 or more years.
Same here. Although, that is always subject to change as budget permits :)
 

nnacrumors

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Jun 12, 2014
429
7
Really just depends which cellular plan I am on.

If I am on pre-paid, then I try to keep it as long as possible.

If I'm on a post-paid with upgrades every 2 years, then I upgrade every 2 years.
 

rui no onna

macrumors G3
Oct 25, 2013
8,222
4,189
So far, I've just been upgrading yearly to take advantage of the upgrades available on our postpaid family plan. This year might be the first that I skip an iPhone upgrade since now with the new Mobile Share Value, there's actually a financial incentive if we keep our phones.
 

eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
21,997
14,653
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I tend to upgrade every two years and keep my old phones. We still have our phones from 1999 when we first established service with Sprint.

We went three years with our old HTC Touch Pros though (my wife and I).

I'm not into cases, so my phones, although well taken care of, tend to show wear and use by the time the second year is complete. But that is not the reason I do not sell them. I like to enjoy my phones while having them, so preserving them in mint condition so I can sell them is not any kind of consideration while I own them.

Since I keep them, I put them to use. We had a 3GS for awhile. It introduced me to iOS and was being used as a game device by my kids when I gave it to a friend who needed a phone. Both of our HTC Touch Pros went to other Sprint users so that they could continue to keep their SERO (old low cost Sprint employee) plans. That's the other reason I keep them. So, that if someone I know needs a phone I've got one.

We generally use our tax refunds for purchasing new phones so this is another reason I don't care about keeping our phones in mind condition for resale.
 

DrunkinMacbook

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 26, 2014
58
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Really just depends which cellular plan I am on.

If I am on pre-paid, then I try to keep it as long as possible.

If I'm on a post-paid with upgrades every 2 years, then I upgrade every 2 years.

Seems like a good run ;)

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I tend to upgrade every two years and keep my old phones. We still have our phones from 1999 when we first established service with Sprint.

We went three years with our old HTC Touch Pros though (my wife and I).

I'm not into cases, so my phones, although well taken care of, tend to show wear and use by the time the second year is complete. But that is not the reason I do not sell them. I like to enjoy my phones while having them, so preserving them in mint condition so I can sell them is not any kind of consideration while I own them.

Since I keep them, I put them to use. We had a 3GS for awhile. It introduced me to iOS and was being used as a game device by my kids when I gave it to a friend who needed a phone. Both of our HTC Touch Pros went to other Sprint users so that they could continue to keep their SERO (old low cost Sprint employee) plans. That's the other reason I keep them. So, that if someone I know needs a phone I've got one.

We generally use our tax refunds for purchasing new phones so this is another reason I don't care about keeping our phones in mind condition for resale.

LOL good run as well ;)
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
11,554
1,871
Upgrade when I feel there is something I really want or see it could benefit me.

Donate my old iPhone to battered women shelter.

I can't stand 3G anymore and I'd like a larger screen so I'll likely be getting the iPhone 6.
 

DrunkinMacbook

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 26, 2014
58
0
Thats sooo nice ;)

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So far, I've just been upgrading yearly to take advantage of the upgrades available on our postpaid family plan. This year might be the first that I skip an iPhone upgrade since now with the new Mobile Share Value, there's actually a financial incentive if we keep our phones.
Good plan LOL?
 

Liskrig

macrumors newbie
Jan 13, 2014
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For iOS devices, I wait for the "s" series (4s, 5s...) Apple seems to improve just enough from the previous model to really peak my interest. As for my old phones, I usually give them away to friends/family who will use them, as opposed to AT&T, Verizon and other vendors who will strip the phone and sell it back to consumers for a less-than-fair price.
 

DrunkinMacbook

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 26, 2014
58
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For iOS devices, I wait for the "s" series (4s, 5s...) Apple seems to improve just enough from the previous model to really peak my interest. As for my old phones, I usually give them away to friends/family who will use them, as opposed to AT&T, Verizon and other vendors who will strip the phone and sell it back to consumers for a
less-than-fair price.
Nice run as well ;)
 

AlphaHumanus

macrumors 6502a
Feb 12, 2012
514
85
2 year att plan. So every third(?) February.

Me and my wife upgrade, sell her phone, and hand mine down to my son as an iPod+.

This coming Feb is time for an upgrade, so we will be getting the i6. I'll also attempt to sell my grandfathered unlimited plan. Again.
 

DrunkinMacbook

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 26, 2014
58
0
2 year att plan. So every third(?) February.

Me and my wife upgrade, sell her phone, and hand mine down to my son as an iPod+.

This coming Feb is time for an upgrade, so we will be getting the i6. I'll also attempt to sell my
grandfathered unlimited plan. Again.
Nice as well ;)
 

boomhower

macrumors 68000
Oct 21, 2011
1,559
50
Upgrade and sell every two years. Have a third tiered line on Verizon and us it to upgrade keeping my line unlimited.
 

Stuntman06

macrumors 6502a
Sep 19, 2011
961
5
Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
I don't really have a set time frame on when I upgrade. I usually upgrade when I feel my phone is no longer useful to me. My current phone is about 2 years old. I was tempted to upgrade a few times this past year, but I found it hard to justify spending money on a new phone when my existing one is still working so well.
 

jlsm511

macrumors 6502
Feb 26, 2008
333
70
KMIA
I always buy the new iPhone on day one, give my previous iPhone to my mom, and sell hers to pay for mine. Example, when the iPhone 5s came out, I bought the 5s, gave her my 5, and sold her 4S to pay for my 5s. Works out pretty good since I can sell the 2 year old phone for about $200-250 so I don't pay out of pocket.
 

DrunkinMacbook

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 26, 2014
58
0
Upgrade and sell every two years. Have a third tiered line on Verizon and us it to upgrade keeping my line unlimited.

Good run as well (Saying that alot) LOL:rolleyes:

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I don't really have a set time frame on when I upgrade. I usually upgrade when I feel my phone is no longer useful to me. My current phone is about 2 years old. I was tempted to upgrade a few times this past year, but I found it hard to justify spending money on a new phone when my existing one is still working so well.
Lol i guess you are a basic user then LOL?:rolleyes:

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I always buy the new iPhone on day one, give my previous iPhone to my mom, and sell hers to pay for mine. Example, when the iPhone 5s came out, I bought the 5s, gave her my 5, and sold her 4S to pay for my 5s. Works out pretty good since I can sell the 2 year old phone for about $200-250 so I don't pay out of pocket.

Nice of you :)
 

LSUtigers03

macrumors 68020
Apr 9, 2008
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41
I upgrade every year in addition to using several Android and Windows Phone devices. Usually I sell my current device to help pay for the new one.
 

DrunkinMacbook

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 26, 2014
58
0
My wife and I are on alternating upgrade years. I get a new one each year, she gets mine because she doesn't really care and I sell hers.
Nice run as well ;)

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I upgrade every year in addition to using several Android and Windows Phone devices. Usually I sell my current device to help pay for the new one.
W53r3 1s t53 1p50ne?

Haha kidding aside why dont you buy iphones??

android::mad:
windows phone::confused:
ios::D
 

LSUtigers03

macrumors 68020
Apr 9, 2008
2,087
41
Nice run as well ;)

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W53r3 1s t53 1p50ne?

Haha kidding aside why dont you buy iphones??

android::mad:
windows phone::confused:
ios::D
I do buy iPhones I've owned every one except for the 5c because I opted for the 5s. I upgrade to the new iPhone every year in addition to a few phones on Android or Windows Phone.
 
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