Poll: How often do you switch phones?
There was some theory going around that major phone manufacturers had to introduce brand new phone models every so often because survey says the average lifetime of a phone in the hands of consumers is about 8 months.
I’m not sure if there is truth in this but based on my observations with friends and relatives, that number is not very far off. People tend to switch phones very often so manufacturers have to hurry up introducing new ones before each cycle ends.
I’d like to take that theory into a test a do a little poll here — how often do you switch/buy/replace your primary phone?
- Less than 6 months
- Around 9 months
- About a 12 months
- 18 months or a year and a half
- I have a dinosaur of a phone — more than 2 years
My personal experience is a little off since I have 4 phones — E51, E71, 5800, iPhone 3G — which does not include the ones given to me. Normally, I would have just 2 or 3 to service both public, business and private numbers. All 4 phones were bought in a span of less than 6 months but the motivation there was more for review on this blog so they don’t count.
Please share your thoughts on the comments below and send me your vote/feedback on the poll.