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How many phones ?

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CircusMaximus  Male  North Yorkshire
7-Jul-2020 10:03 Message #4786086
I noticed at the weekend I still have six old mobile phones in my "techie" drawer along with iPods and lots of wires and connectors.

How many mobile phones do you have? How many do you use?
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
7-Jul-2020 10:11 Message #4786087
None, my mum has one that I borrow on occaision, but I have only ever had about 5 and they've all been quite basic, living somewhere with no signal for the best part of 10 years made one useless and the tech moved on so fast in that time that I've never caught up with it.
Male
CircusMaximus  Male  North Yorkshire
7-Jul-2020 10:15 Message #4786090
Not having a signal where you live does make having a mobile less important lol.
Female
Andromeda  Female  Berkshire
7-Jul-2020 10:21 Message #4786097
I have always had simple phones. At the moment I have a Doro which has a biggish screen and big buttons. Very simple but very good. It's one of those folding phones.
Female
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PrincessFruitBat  Female  Essex
7-Jul-2020 10:33 Message #4786100
I have two iPhones: the one I use regularly and another that I either take abroad or loan to overseas visitors plus a collection of basic phones from over the years. There must be at least five of those floating about the place. I’ve also given a few away.

I’ve tried to add up the total number of phones that I’ve owned. It must be at least a dozen which sounds a lot to me considering the fact that I’m not that interested in mobile phones.
Female
Molly  Female  Essex
7-Jul-2020 11:59 Message #4786113
I have two phones. An iPhone I use mainly when I'm at home and an old Nokia which I take everywhere.
Male
connexkev  Male  East Sussex
7-Jul-2020 13:34 Message #4786122
I got about 4 old phones in a drawer. I really must get rid of them sometime.
Male
brisinger-the-beekeeper  Male  Lancashire
7-Jul-2020 13:37 Message #4786126
Half... I don't use it as a phone only a GPS map for when I'm in an area I don't know.
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
7-Jul-2020 13:39 Message #4786127
I've probably got at least a dozen old phones kicking around somewhere. The phones I use are an iPhone for work, family and serious stuff. I have an older phone I use for chatting to friends and less important stuff. I also have an iPhone with no sim which I use as a camera.
I still have a landline too.
Female
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
7-Jul-2020 13:42 Message #4786129
One basic one for the car in case I break down. One in my bag for most things, internet etc. One basic spare indoors as we oftgen dont get a signal here in bad weather. Plus landlines. I have a couple of old pay as you gos in a cupboard too.I dont think they are much good now.
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
7-Jul-2020 20:34 Message #4786151
Just counted and got four lol all tiny flip phones I did like the small ones I could fit in a pocket
Female
lovingtinakay  Female  Surrey
7-Jul-2020 22:38 Message #4786162
I have a drawer full of old phones, wires and connectors. I don't even know what half the connectors are for, but I am loath to throw them away in case I might need them one day
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persona_non_grata  Male  North London
8-Jul-2020 09:32 Message #4786177
I regret not keeping my Motorola 4500x which was so heavy it came in a carrying case with a shoulder strap lol. I have a photo of it on my profile.
Male
Pboro Trevor  Male  Cambridgeshire
8-Jul-2020 10:00 Message #4786181
We have always recycled our old phones through charities that refurbish them, sell them and the money raised goes to the charity.

Trevor

Female
RAACH84  Female  Buckinghamshire
8-Jul-2020 12:56 Message #4786201
Png. That is enormous lol.
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
8-Jul-2020 14:52 Message #4786214
Cheeky !
Female
Aely  Female  Hampshire
8-Jul-2020 21:28 Message #4786243
I have my 14 year old dumb Nokia. Before that I had my daughter's old phone, also a dumb Nokia almost identical to my current one. Strangely I have come across 3 or 4 other old mobiles in various drawers. I assume they were left by my kids when they left home many years ago.
Female
Molly  Female  Essex
9-Jul-2020 11:00 Message #4786284
I looked at your Nokia on your profile png and that is the biggest phone I have ever seen.
Female
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
9-Jul-2020 18:28 Message #4786362
I'm suspicious about my boyfriend having more than 2 active mobiles....

Womanizer or drug dealer ;)
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
9-Jul-2020 23:17 Message #4786411
Womanizer or drug dealer

In the early days when I had my first phone that is what a lot of people thought of anyone with two phones.
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire
10-Jul-2020 08:34 Message #4786426
When the internet first came about you were viewed with suspicion being online and thought to be perving with sundry ladies.
Female
NoSaint  Female  Devon
10-Jul-2020 18:42 Message #4786505
I cracked the screen on my phone at the weekend so I took the sim card out and put it onto an old phone that I had spare. It works as good as the new one and I can't even remember why I changed it.
Male
fosy  Male  Leicestershire
10-Jul-2020 22:22 Message #4786542
"and thought to be perving with sundry ladies."

ah...the good old days !
Female
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
12-Jul-2020 09:40 Message #4786656
I keep a phone for a few years normally and liked the Sony Ericsson brand. Great pictures and performance but the usb became dodgy so I bought a a new Sony a bit more down market but it didn't work as well as my really old Sony so struggled on with it until a lower tech friend needed a new phone so she was delighted to get my new Sony, still under warranty for free and is still using it 2 years later.

I then bought a Nokia 6, again, not as upmarket as the original Sony E, so when my son, who had by this time adopted the brilliant but dodgy connection usb (been repaired 3 times by this time) failed again, I gave him my Nokia 6 and bought a Nokia 8, which does the job perfectly.

If there wasn't people needing my old phones I would normally keep one spare in case anyone needs one. Used to be my mum.
Male
FirmButFair-TrollPatrol  Male  North Yorkshire
13-Jul-2020 15:02 Message #4786744
It would be useful if all phones used the same size sim card then you could use the old ones more easily.

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