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    • DAVID WARKS
    • By DAVID WARKS 13th Mar 17, 11:53 AM
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    How old is your mobile?
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:53 AM
    How old is your mobile? 13th Mar 17 at 11:53 AM
    Hi, I love the fact that my mobile is so cheap as i'm now out of contract. The thought of paying £20, £30 or even £40 + on a mobile a month now seems crazy to me. Lots of people seem to jump through hoops trying to keep up with ever changing phones but do they make your life any better?

    whos with me? let me know what mobile you have, how old and how much a month?
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    • lr1277
    • By lr1277 13th Mar 17, 12:10 PM
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    Iphone4 bought in April 2011. Bought outright so on a SIM only contract.
    I am paying £12 (ish) a month.
    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 13th Mar 17, 12:19 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:19 PM
    iPhone 7, so about six months old but bought outright (paid the £700 and transferred to interest free credit card). My monthly contract is £12 for 4GB of data with Three.
    I switched to iPhone 7 from a three year old 5S. Every three years seems reasonable for iPhone upgrade. I would never buy iPhone as part of a contract, it costs several hundred more than SIM-free.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
    I bought my One Plus One in May 2014.
    It is currently running the latest version of android (upto and including the March 5th Security patches). So no worries about security, up to date apps etc in using an old phone.

    Although I do have the Sony XZ Premium on pre order for when it is released in May. This is paid for by saving the difference between what my sim cost and contract with a phone cost. Exactly the same way as I paid for my current phone.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 13th Mar 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:16 PM
    Depends upon what you mean by mobile phone really .
    First car phone about £1100 from a guy in Stoke on Trent .
    Followed by the mobile brick .
    First small modern mobile circa 1999 .
    • warehouse
    • By warehouse 13th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
    I have a fantastic android phone that cost me £85 about a year ago. Sim only contract.

    I too laugh at anyone on a £40+ per month contract with an Apple/Samsung phone. Baaaaa.
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 13th Mar 17, 1:31 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:31 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:31 PM
    Depends upon what you mean by mobile phone really .
    First car phone about £1100 from a guy in Stoke on Trent .
    Followed by the mobile brick .
    First small modern mobile circa 1999 .
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    Wow! I can't believe they still work! Haven't you been slightly tempted to upgrade?!

    I thought I was doing well by using a five-year old Samsung Galaxy S2.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 13th Mar 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:58 PM
    All my main mibiles are 10 years old and going strong. My bundles are free so it all costs me zilch. I've never understood why people are happy to pay a fortune for their mobile use, unless they really do need a modern smartphone.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th Mar 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 2:23 PM
    All my main mibiles are 10 years old and going strong. My bundles are free so it all costs me zilch. I've never understood why people are happy to pay a fortune for their mobile use, unless they really do need a modern smartphone.
    Originally posted by mobilejunkie
    I got my first smart phone in 2002. I'm on my fourth now.

    I've always used their smart capabilities more than as a phone. I've been on PAYG since 1999 and my call costs have rarely been more than £10 a year, usually much less.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • noelphobic
    • By noelphobic 13th Mar 17, 2:33 PM
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    All my main mibiles are 10 years old and going strong. My bundles are free so it all costs me zilch. I've never understood why people are happy to pay a fortune for their mobile use, unless they really do need a modern smartphone.
    Originally posted by mobilejunkie
    How are your bundles free? And why is your user name mobilejunkie when it sounds like you're anything but!
    3 stone lost from May-December 2016. 2.5 more to lose in 2017.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 13th Mar 17, 3:07 PM
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    The first is easy. I only do cashback deals which earn a profit (except for a one-off free sim contract 3 years ago which is the only contract I've ever kept running after the minimum term and now costs me the princely sum of 43p per month with a reasonable bundle which includes all 08 numbers).

    The second is because I have been known to have about 10 or 11 simultaneous cashback contracts running at a given time - and watching over that many for other people in addition. However, cashback deals have seen thin pickings in recent times. Having said that, I've just ordered 3 of them in 3 days.
    • noelphobic
    • By noelphobic 13th Mar 17, 3:57 PM
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    I used to keep my mobiles for years on end. Only ever lost one and had the odd battery die on me after years of use.

    It's been a different story since I started getting 'smartphones' - mine have all been really stupid and I'm lucky if I get a year out of one.

    I think in future I should get either very cheap phones or invest in a very expensive one from somewhere that I know will give good after sales service.

    Definitely no more Motorolas - but that's another story.
    3 stone lost from May-December 2016. 2.5 more to lose in 2017.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 13th Mar 17, 4:11 PM
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    Wow! I can't believe they still work! Haven't you been slightly tempted to upgrade?!

    I thought I was doing well by using a five-year old Samsung Galaxy S2.
    Originally posted by esuhl

    Nope its me reading the title wrong as in what's the first mobile you bought .

    Note the guy in Stoke was a second hand car salesman who chanced his arm and bought a few .Wanted me to buy two but i said no .
    I find out a lot later name of John Cauldwell Phones for You billionaire many phones later. .
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 13th Mar 17, 4:20 PM
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    Samsung Note 2 bought 2013 now on PAYG. I put £30 on it in July 2015 when I transferred from contract and I now have £18 remaining! I tend to use it very rarely apart from playing games and internet use via wifi
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 13th Mar 17, 4:31 PM
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    3 Months old Sammy Galaxy S7. It's rather good

    It's finally got a camera good enough I'm happy to leave my 'actual' camera at home. The battery life is reasonable. The screen is good.
    • dazzaofdagenham
    • By dazzaofdagenham 13th Mar 17, 5:03 PM
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    Using a Z1 compact which must be about 5 years old.

    Sim only deal with Virgin media for 9 pounds a month.

    Very happy with this, however phone now has a crack in the screen, so maybe forced to a change.
    • janyao
    • By janyao 16th Mar 17, 7:22 AM
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    2 years old Samsung Galaxy S4
    • Jon 01
    • By Jon 01 16th Mar 17, 11:18 AM
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    I've still got a Nokia 5.1, not sure it'll still work as it's analog. but it's still charges !! But they were built like tanks (and were about as heavy!).
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 16th Mar 17, 11:47 AM
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    Currently a Blackberry bought secondhand. It is so rubbish that small children point and laugh when I use it in public. It is very slow for web surfing using wifi and can't cope with checking emails on Yahoo. I decided to take a quantum leap upwards and bought an iPhone SE in the John Lewis sale a couple of months ago. Haven't even unpacked it yet.
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 16th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
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    I'm embarassed that my Windows phone is only about a year old, but in my defence the last one went down the loo and my hasty remedial measures didn't work. I've no intention to upgrade or change until I have to.
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