I don't really need a new device every 2 years that does the same as the old device...
Soon we will all be getting 3-4 year contracts....
Sales at O2 UK fell by 8.9 per cent to €3.46bn (£2.91bn) for the first half of the year, as customers opted to hang on to their old handsets rather than upgrade. Sales for the quarter fell even further by 12.3 per cent year-on-year to €1.71bn (£1.4bn). However, Philip Carse, an analyst at Megabuyte, notes that, given the weak …
3) applies to me. Just not buying anything at the moment.
Well, apart from my car insurance. For some reason it has gone up by more than 25%. No claims, no convictions. Time to find a new insurer.
Apart from my Broadband
Apart from my Mobile
Well there goes my disposable income for the next three months.
My phone is almost into double digits, has a battery that 'only' lasts a couple of days but otherwise does exactly what I need. So far I have failed to find anything that will do what I need to replace its easy familiarity and task specific performance, hint, it does not have a touch screen, which I do not want anyway. Current phones are great for some people but not for all.
My wife and I got out of the "upgrade every 2 years" mindset a several years ago and looking back considering we both used to be on £30 a month contracts we have saved probably near to 2 grand.
She currently uses a BlackBerry Z10 on GiffGaff at £5pm and I use a Phone Co-Op sim that usually costs me around £6pm. I recently bought a Silent Circle BlackPhone brand new unlocked from eBay for £49, they were £600 at launch but a bit of a flop.
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