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Where's your old phone?

kept it
11
46%
lost it
3
13%
gifted it
2
8%
sold it
2
8%
recycled it - it died
2
8%
trashed it - it died
1
4%
recycled it - too old
1
4%
trashed it - too old
0
No votes
Which previous phone? Still using my first!
1
4%
Never had one
1
4%
 
Total votes: 24

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What happened to your previous mobile phone?

#1

Post by Armoreska » June 9th, 2019, 3:02 pm

So I was watching a fairly recent docu about throwaway gadgets, and they interviewed people asking this question, and most of the ones shown had trashed it after an upgrade. Which is pretty ridiculous to me.
(I lost my previous phone bout 15 years ago, and received my current cell phone as a hand me down gift; still using every other mobile device I bought since then: media player, used glitchy reader, tablet and audio player)

PS If you kept it as a backup but this replaced the previous backup and you got rid of it, then vote as what happened to that 3rd device
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Post by burneyfan » June 9th, 2019, 3:16 pm

My last one fell somewhere in a lake out of my back pocket -- had to get a new one. The one before that was gifted to my niece, since it was an upgrade for her.

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#3

Post by 72allinncallme » June 9th, 2019, 3:35 pm

Still have mine. No resale value on it whatsoever so I kept it as a backup phone.

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#4

Post by albajos » June 9th, 2019, 4:24 pm

My last one was a Windows Phone, so it simply got outdated as they weren't making any apps for it. But I still have as it is filled with xbox games

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Post by mightysparks » June 10th, 2019, 12:03 am

Have some of them, sold some of the others. I usually keep my last one until I know I’m satisfied with my new one and then sell it, but I still haven’t sold my last one.
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Post by sebby » June 10th, 2019, 3:39 am

I used an aftermarket charging cord and bricked it (tip: spend the extra cash on a branded charging cord). It's now in a box somewhere.

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Post by joachimt » June 10th, 2019, 5:50 am

My last phone wasn't even a smartphone. I think I threw it away.
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Post by peeptoad » June 10th, 2019, 10:47 am

Kept the last one as a backup. The one before that got wiped and donated.

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Post by sol » June 10th, 2019, 11:41 am

I have kept my previous iPhone as an additional alarm clock and torch in my bedroom. :unsure:
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Post by Dolwphin » June 10th, 2019, 12:08 pm

It was taken by two MENA-teenagers armed with knives in the multi-cultural paradise called Malmö.
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Post by Armoreska » June 10th, 2019, 12:20 pm

Dolwphin wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:08 pm
It was taken by two MENA-teenagers armed with knives in the multi-cultural paradise called Malmö.
Well that falls under "lost it". Is there much crime in Sweden now?
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#12

Post by Armoreska » June 10th, 2019, 12:22 pm

peeptoad wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 10:47 am
Kept the last one as a backup. The one before that got wiped and donated.
"gifted" then
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Post by brokenface » June 10th, 2019, 12:22 pm

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#14

Post by Armoreska » June 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm

sol wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 11:41 am
I have kept my previous iPhone as an additional alarm clock and torch in my bedroom. :unsure:
Nice. Repurposing.
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Post by Dolwphin » June 10th, 2019, 12:28 pm

Armoreska wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Dolwphin wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:08 pm
It was taken by two MENA-teenagers armed with knives in the multi-cultural paradise called Malmö.
Well that falls under "lost it". Is there much crime in Sweden now?
There is a fair amount of it.
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Post by peeptoad » June 10th, 2019, 12:41 pm

Armoreska wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:22 pm
peeptoad wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 10:47 am
Kept the last one as a backup. The one before that got wiped and donated.
"gifted" then
Ah, yes. Apologies for not using the appropriate terminology... :thumbsup:

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Post by blueboybob » June 10th, 2019, 1:43 pm

My son uses it as a car video watcher. Downloaded youtube videos.

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Post by clemmetarey » June 10th, 2019, 3:52 pm

Dolwphin wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 12:08 pm
It was taken by two MENA-teenagers armed with knives in the multi-cultural paradise called Malmö.
Similar story, minus the knives and they were in their 30's.

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Post by bal3x » June 11th, 2019, 12:33 pm

I've had a large number of phones, got a bad habit of changing these often and I normally have several at any time.. using both iOS and Androids, mostly sell the unused ones.

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Post by Mate_cosido » June 11th, 2019, 2:32 pm

I'm on my second phone, my first one was a Nokia 1100, and i still have it in a drawer somewhere, it still worked last time i checked

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#21

Post by albajos » June 11th, 2019, 2:49 pm

I still have my first. A Motorola Digiflip. Started using it in 1996.

Don't think the batteries can take more recharges though.

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Post by Lammetje » June 11th, 2019, 5:53 pm

I kept my previous two phones. One of them is a smartphone which had been already used for a while by my mom when she gifted it to me (she had bought herself a better one).
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Post by Mysterious Dude » June 12th, 2019, 12:28 am

It's in a box in my closet, next to my student films.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » June 12th, 2019, 5:04 pm

I kept my last one as fallback option. All others I recycled or donated to charity.

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Post by Knaldskalle » Yesterday, 4:04 am

My "current" phone is an old Sony Ericsson T610 from around 2004 or so. I still have it in a moving box somewhere, I'm sure. Haven't used it since around 2007. Before that I had a Philips Ozeo (~2000) and I'm just not sure what happened to it. I guess I threw it out?
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » Yesterday, 6:25 am

Knaldskalle wrote:
Yesterday, 4:04 am
My "current" phone is an old Sony Ericsson T610 from around 2004 or so. I still have it in a moving box somewhere, I'm sure. Haven't used it since around 2007. Before that I had a Philips Ozeo (~2000) and I'm just not sure what happened to it. I guess I threw it out?
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Post by maxwelldeux » Yesterday, 6:49 am

You need to stop - I almost spit my beer out onto my laptop reading that response. :lol:

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Post by HVM » Today, 5:45 pm

The washing machine is a cruel mistress. :/

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