12 Reasons You Really Don’t Need That New Phone

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 25 Sep 2015

Most carriers eliminated contracts for subsidized phones, which means you have one less excuse to upgrade to a new phone. Let’s be serious. If you’ve been eyeing the new edition to replace your old Samsung Galaxy or another make. Do you really need a new smartphone? You might want a new smartphone, but you don’t need it.
Minus the old excuse, my contract is up. Here are 12 reasons you think you need a new phone and why you don’t.

Your Old Phone is Two Years Old
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Not 4 years. Not 5 years. But only Two years.

Your Screen is Cracked
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Your phone is not broken. The screen is. Simply get the screen repaired and $150 – $300. Then save about $500 for a cheap one or more if you want a fancy one.

You Have $600 to Spare
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You just got a bonus? A tax refund? A gift from your overly-generous grandmother? Instead of spending it on a smartphone, you don’t need, why don’t you buy a new laptop? Because a new smartphone is approximately the same price as a new laptop. Think about that for a moment.

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Yes, new smartphones are faster, slimmer, and sexier. But do you need a speedier smartphone? Why? So you can load up Clash of Clans 1.2 seconds faster? Because the last time I checked. Sending a text isn’t any quicker on a Samsung Galaxy S6 than on a Samsung Galaxy S22.

You’ve Dropped Your Old Phone a Million Times
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That means it’s time for you to upgrade, right? It means that when you get a brand-new phone, more than likely you drop it again.

You have Unlimited Data
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If you’re one of the lucky few with a truly unlimited data plan on one of the networks. You might think it’s a good idea to get a new phone and take full advantage of all those gigs. It could be possible to switch phones and your unlimited plan, although not guaranteed. What happens if you have the unlimited plan and the network accidentally cancels it.

You Need a Bigger Screen
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Unless you have bad eyes! You don’t need a bigger screen.

You Need a Smaller Screen
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Just live with it. And save the money.

You Live in a Bad Neighborhood
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Nothing says rob me like a shiny new smartphone!

You’re Running Out of Storage Space
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Try deleting all those bathroom selfies videos of your dog. Even try upgrading your microSD card to 16 GigaByte or bigger.

It’s So Pretty
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Oh, look, the Samsung Galaxy S22 comes in Pink Gold! Your old phone is black, you need to upgrade ASAP. Try thinking about putting a case on it? Just a thought, buy a new case for your old phone!

It Just Came Out

New smartphones come out all the time. If you can hold off for a year or even six months. You’ll get a much better deal on that shiny new smartphone. You may want the latest model, wait and see the price drop. If you can’t. We can not help you.