Mobile phone users hang on to their handsets longer

Mobile users are hanging on to their mobile phones for longer, resisting attempts by the operators and manufacturers to tempt them with newer and more feature-rich models.

Mobile users are hanging on to their mobile phones for longer, resisting attempts by the operators and manufacturers to tempt them with newer and more feature-rich models.

A poll of 388 mobile users by Silicon.com revealed that 28% had owned their current mobile phone for one to two years.

In addition, 15% said they have had their mobile for two to three years, and 14% had been using the same model for three to five years.

On top of this, 13% had hung onto the same phone for five to 10 years, and 1% had been using their phone for more than 10 years.

The poll found that 16% have had their phone for less than a year, with 13% using it for under six months.




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