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Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:07 AM

Raise your hand if you have the same phone 📱

from a year or two ago.

I donít.

I doubt those having phones seized do either.

Iím just curious what happens if they changed phones.

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Reply Raise your hand if you have the same phone 📱 (Original post)
live love laugh Sep 15 OP
NewHendoLib Sep 15 #1
spooky3 Sep 15 #6
TheBlackAdder Sep 15 #27
NewHendoLib Sep 15 #29
TheBlackAdder Sep 15 #36
ITAL Sep 15 #2
Srkdqltr Sep 15 #3
Phoenix61 Sep 15 #4
live love laugh Sep 15 #5
JonAndKatePlusABird Sep 15 #10
SoCalDavidS Sep 15 #12
luvs2sing Sep 15 #7
Walleye Sep 15 #8
Duncanpup Sep 15 #9
zeusdogmom Sep 15 #16
we can do it Sep 15 #11
hlthe2b Sep 15 #13
Biophilic Sep 15 #14
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 15 #15
moonscape Sep 15 #17
GoCubsGo Sep 15 #20
alphafemale Sep 15 #18
sinkingfeeling Sep 15 #19
ChazII Sep 15 #21
Initech Sep 15 #22
Freddie Sep 15 #23
inthewind21 Sep 15 #24
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 15 #25
jmowreader Sep 15 #26
Deep State Witch Sep 15 #28
LudwigPastorius Sep 15 #30
redstatebluegirl Sep 15 #31
Mossfern Sep 15 #32
tavernier Sep 15 #33
lpbk2713 Sep 15 #34
Maeve Sep 15 #35
Zeitghost Sep 15 #37
sakabatou Sep 15 #38
Bettie Sep 15 #39
Torchlight Sep 15 #40
KentuckyWoman Sep 15 #43
Torchlight Sep 15 #44
KentuckyWoman Sep 15 #45
Prairie_Seagull Sep 15 #41
KentuckyWoman Sep 15 #42

Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:08 AM

1. My wife and I keep ours 3-4 years

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:13 AM

6. Ditto nt

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 12:05 PM

27. Same here. They're bought as part of a 2-year payment plan and then we ride them to the end.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 12:17 PM

29. It's all about the battery. If it holds a good charge, why switch?

My wife has the pixel 4, me the 6 Pro. Great phones, esp the cameras!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #29)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 03:29 PM

36. Yep. Like with laptop batteries, the key is not to short charge them. Only charge to full as needed.

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There is a little counter chip inside of them that records the amount of plug-ins. In most laptops, I think the limit is around 1,000 charges. This is their way to prevent batteries from exploding or catching fire. My sister would kill her laptop batteries in less than a year by going from room to room and plugging it in. Then, she would buy batteries from Amazon or eBay which are mostly gray market clones. Only buy laptop batteries from the manufacturer, not even from a reseller, because they might cut supply chain corners. BoingBoing did a thing 5 or more years ago about how the most legit battery is probably some clone that has no fire protections and are made using questionable batteries. The external housing looks legit, I mean really legit, but the insides. . .


Don't need a 4AM house fire.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:09 AM

2. I've had the same phone for about four years

I know I am unusual.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:09 AM

3. I've had this one for 6 years. I do need a new one. I'm waiting for the newest Samsung

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:09 AM

4. Everything transfers when you upgrade. nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:10 AM

5. Good to know. Thanks!

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:20 AM

10. It's why I've had the "same" phone for about decade now

Even though I get a new one every year. Itís all backed up to iCloud, so when I get a new phone, all I have to do is hit restore, wait an hour, and my new phone will be exactly like my previous phone.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:24 AM

12. Only If You Request It

If I had incriminating information about my participation in an Insurrection, I'd probably decline transferring data.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:14 AM

7. We do.

We keep ours till they die.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:14 AM

8. I think these folks are too arrogant and scheming to erase anything

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:18 AM

9. I phone 8 here

Iím not sure how long We have had it my wife got a new one I inherited hers.

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Response to Duncanpup (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:36 AM

16. iPhone 7

Bought when the 8 came on the market several years ago so the 7 version was not ďquiteĒ as expensive. Needed a new phone as the one I had wouldnít always open - thumb button kaput.

At some point Apple will no longer support my current phone and I will have to update. But until that happens I donít need a new one. Would I like the newest version? In a heartbeat. But I am trying to be a good steward and not add to to the electronic waste stream until I absolutely have to get a replacement. Ditto the iPad. Easier on my bank account, too.

Have I mentioned these phones (of all brands) are an inferriating racket?? 😂

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:20 AM

11. I do. New phone does not equal new number or carrier. Your records transfer.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:24 AM

13. I don't change phones frequently. Every 3-4 years. That is especially true as

iPhones have gotten bigger and bigger and bigger--no longer fitting in my pocket at work.

And I have decades of useful purchased medical apps that cause me to only buy Iphones.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:24 AM

14. Wow, new phones are expensive. I've had mine for 4 years.

Besides expense I like the smaller size and understand it, sort of. So yeah, Iím hanging on to it for as long as I can.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:30 AM

15. iPhone SE here. It's still working, no need to get a new one.

In Apple math, "SE" comes between "6" and "7".

If I change phones, I'll just load the new one from a cloud backup, and it will have most of the apps automatically. The music might need to still be copied from the old phone or copied using a sync with iTunes. I can copy the photos from the old phone, but don't know if those are part of the cloud backup.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:38 AM

17. Same flip phone ATT gave me

when I was forced out of my 3G flip

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Response to moonscape (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:52 AM

20. I only have a new one because I was forced out of my 3G phone.

The previous phone could only make phone calls, although it allegedly had rudimentary Internet access, which I was never able to get to function. It was a piece of crap my provider sent when 2G went away. A flip phone would have been a huge improvement. I opted for a smart phone this time, since I had a choice. There was no data to transfer to it, other than a few phone numbers, and anything else can also be accessed from a computer.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:40 AM

18. Just got a new pone because the screen cracked.

 

Same model and data transferred.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:44 AM

19. Got this phone at end of 2018.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:55 AM

21. My android was paid off in April.

It's 4G and I am with Verizon. I plan on keeping it as long as I possibly can. It's a Samsung Galaxy and I have had it for four years.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 10:55 AM

22. I have a Note 20 that I got in 2020.

And I don't do anything illegal on it, so I'm not too worried about getting my phone seized!

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 11:43 AM

23. I have an 8

When my daughter gets the latest-and-greatest Iíve been getting her ďoldĒ phone.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 11:52 AM

24. Won't

change your phone records. Unless you you change your number every time you get a new phone. If you do, then it's just a a matter of you have multiple records with different #'s. in 2022, it's not real easy to hide. From anything.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 11:54 AM

25. I've had my current phone for 3 years now

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 12:03 PM

26. Oh my...

A couple days ago I got one of those phishing texts that said "Dear user, thanks for your order #xxxxxx of iPhone 13 Pro. $999.99 will be debited from your balance. Contact Customer Support 18055769254 to edit or cancel."

I got this text on my iPhone 13 Pro XS. Why, exactly, would I buy a cheaper phone to replace the one I already have? I figured that since I keep phones for many years - I upgraded from iPhone 7 a few months ago, and only did that because my carrier required everyone have a 5G phone - why not spend some bucks and get a really good one? I figure by the time they introduce iPhone 20 I'll be ready to buy a new phone.

When this phone showed up, it came with an instruction: put your old phone next to this one, plug both of them into the wall, establish a Wi-fi link on both phones, and run a specific program. I did this and it copied all the data from the old one to the new one.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 12:05 PM

28. I Don't

I got mine during the pandemic lockdown. I remember because I had to do curbside pickup at Best Buy for it.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 12:20 PM

30. 4 year old iPhone 8 here.

Battery is beginning to get flaky, though. I may have to upgrade soon.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 01:56 PM

31. Ours are 5 years old.

I HATE buying phones!

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 01:59 PM

32. Have a Pixel 4A

I think for a few years now. I don't buy a new phone until the old one stops working.
So far, so good.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 02:02 PM

33. I have an eight. I had the battery changed because

I was perfectly fine with my phone as is. Thereís a man in my neighborhood who works on phones and computers and he changed the battery and it was way less expensive than upgrading. Plus put a new screen cover on for free.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 02:04 PM

34. I was told my Samsung Note 5 3G LTE wouldn't work on 5G.



So I got a new Motorola this past January. I really liked that phone.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 02:06 PM

35. Just switched last month, but had previous phone for @ 4 years

And most of the data was transferred to this new one (only got a new phone because we switched providers and my old one wouldn't transfer to the new system)

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 03:36 PM

37. I can only get 2-3 years out of them

Then the battery won't hold a decent charge and the phone starts bogging down running apps designed for newer, faster processors.

Not a big deal though, AT&T gave me $1600 for two trade in iPhone XRs I bought for $800 on a BOGO deal 3 years ago and sold me two new 13 Pros for $1700. Total out of pocket cost for the upgrade was ~$250 in taxes and connection fees and $3/month for 2 years added to my bill.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 03:37 PM

38. I've had mine for... less than a year.

My previous phone I've had for six.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 03:38 PM

39. My old one died last year

so I do have a new one now, but it has all the same data on it plus the new stuff.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 03:47 PM

40. The 3g to 4f (or 1a or a1 whatever) forced me to purchase a new one.

So I finally have a (most inexpensive I could find) smart phone to replace my seven year old flip phone (named Flipper, because I shamelessly anthropomorphize five appliances I own).

Never did find a way to transfer the data from one to the other, so I just sat down with a bottle of gin in hand and Chuck Mangione in the air and spent an evening transcribing the names, numbers, etc. A real first-world, pain in the butt.

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Response to Torchlight (Reply #40)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 04:38 PM

43. 4f?

Oh my dear lord please don't tell me tracfone is getting ready to force me to learn a new phone again ....

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #43)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 04:45 PM

44. It was the recent transition we were all kvetching about this summer.

I don't keep up with the acronyms too much anymore, and tend to mangle them worse than a first year language student.

K, I looked it up, 3g to 4g is what I was referencing... I think I can remember that; (but don't bet on it, next month I'll probably mangle it again and refer to it as Y2K or somesuch.

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Response to Torchlight (Reply #44)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 04:52 PM

45. I am right there with you.

An actual convo with Spectrum

Me - I don't know, It's a red light. That can't be good
Them - Is the light on at Voice, internet or Modem?
Me - Maybe you should should send someone to climb under the couch and find out.
Them - under the couch?
Me - well that's where they put the box.
Them - a full 10 seconds of silence
Them - can we send a technician between 9 and 12 tomorrow?

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 04:29 PM

41. Use it until it wont work anymore.

Then ask your carrier why it won't work, they will generally get you a deal on a new one. Mine is 7 year old Samsung I got for about 100 bucks. Admittedly I don't do a whole lot with it but it's still running strong with good battery life.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2022, 04:37 PM

42. Yeah, I'm the wrong person to ask.

People only keep a phone for a couple years? Seriously?

The house in Kentucky was sold with the hard wired phone still on the wall and working. I do have a cell phone. Spent a small fortune for that nokia. Had to switch to a cheap motorola when service support changed and then had to ditch it for a different flip phone 5 years ago. If it was up to me I'd still be using the nokia.

If it ain't broke don't change it.

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