How Many Phones Do You Own & Why?

I'm just curious how many of us own more than one phone and why they would own so many.

I was playing Pokemon Go and encountered a guy playing with 6 phones. For once I'm not the craziest one.

I'll go first. Personally I own three 3G/4G phones. Maybe that's slightly crazy?

Nexus 5 (Main Phone) - extensive Pokemon Go, running speedtests and researching cheap SIMs to fuel my speedtesting habits.

Lumia 532 (Music Phone) - A friend who pays for Spotify gave me their account and I just use the phone offline so I can use Spotify offline when she is without an issue. Got the phone for $10 at Woolies.

Vodafone Nokia 3310 3G (Decorative Regret Phone) - I kinda felt bad that I posted deals on Nokia phones without actually buying them. Now I have and it's one of my worst $29 purchases. Some things belong in the 2000s. Also for some reason the phone lock function doesn't work too well so I've nearly pocket dialed 000.

I also have a Nokia X1-01 but that's 2G (ancient history) and doesn't count.

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    One
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    Two
  • 16
    Three
  • 5
    Four
  • 0
    Five
  • 1
    Six
  • 0
    Seven
  • 1
    Eight
  • 9
    Nine
  • 2
    One phone for each PS3 Broden buys

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    I have one phone. An iPhone 6s Plus.

    • +3 votes

      That's pretty self explanatory.

      I want a crazy story like how my brother owns 4 LG G3s because one of them broke and he was too scared of the LG G4/G5 rep to buy a newer model, so he bought 3 more G3s at a bargain price so he would never need to upgrade and then managed to eventually fix the first G3 meaning that now he has 4 G3s.

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        Thats not a very good way to avoid upgrading. By the time you get to using the last phone the rest of the world would have moved on so far it wouldn't be very useful.
        Anyway I don't have a good story behind my phone. I just sell my old one whenever I upgrade as I can't see a point to holding on to it.

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    Phones collected over the years:
    Samsung S2
    Samsung S3
    Samsung S4
    Samsung S5
    Samsung S7 Edge Plus
    Lumia 532
    iPhone 3Gs
    iPhone 4S
    Several other old brick phones like Motorola Razor etc

    Current Phones in use:
    Samsung S5 for Family and Friends
    Samsung S7 Edge for Company Contact
    Samsung S3 For Music/Backup

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    At least 9 never activated prepaids just for android dev and differential GPS hijinx.

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    HTC M7
    HTC One Sensation XL
    Samsung galaxy s3
    Samsung galaxy s4
    Samsung galaxy s5
    Samsung Brooklyn
    Nokia n97
    Redmi Note 3
    ZTE A462

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    Gonna be honest. Accidentally clicked the wrong option and ozbargain doesn't let us change votes. /lame

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    Galaxy S8+ - main
    iPhone 5S - Bought cheap for tethering duty (eg recent Voda deal). Nice to be able to use Bluetooth tethering to my iPad (unable to do so with Android phones) - much better on the battery.

    Retired:
    HTC One X
    LG Optimus L9
    Xperia Sola
    LG P690f
    LG Renoir

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    WOW I love Windows phone!!

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    One work phone and one private phone

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    Currently, one work phone and one personal phone.

    The rest (more than 10-15) have been given away at each annual upgrade so they don't just sit there and eventually go to waste.

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    Not many tbh mostly retired

    Main: Samsung Galaxy S9+

    Retired: (in order of usage, old to new)
    Samsung Galaxy S2
    iPhone 4
    Motorola Moto G4
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

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    LG V20 as main phone, alarm, music player on the go.

    LG Stylus DAB+ as back up alarm, home amp remote control, DAB radio.

    Yes, I uses plenty LGs. Previously owned Nexus 4 & 5. And I still got my LG Viewty! :D

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      How is the DAB+? I wanted that phone but the screen was too big for me.

      How is DAB+ reception?

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        Like all other DABs, I think its depend on your location. At where I am, I can get most of channels. It is as clear as my old DAB+ iRiver S100.

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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
    Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus

    Unfortunately the colours on the newer model are quite washed out? Especially greens and blues. But even the OzBargain orange is dull.

    Microphone stopped working on the old one otherwise I would have not ordered the newer one.

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    Where's the too many to count, i've kept nearly all my phones from since the nokia 3310.

    I've sold a couple if they have high value.

    Current drivers are Samsung S9+, Sony Xperia XZ2(got it from singapore not out in AU yet) and iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6S not in use should sell.

    In use:
    iPhone X
    Xperia Z2 - for fuel locks only, never lets me down.

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    I was going to say 2. My main phone is a pixel and I have an iPhone 6s for work and to maximize my chances of getting something other than a coke every time I walk past a Hungry Jack's. Two phones is also great for the seven eleven app offers.
    Then I remembered the Samsung s2 I use with the old xiaomi app when installing fang hacks and the like. I've also got an old iPhone 5 that I keep in my drawer as a paper weight.

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    6 phones. i play pokemon go.

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    I've got loads just because I don't throw any away. Oldest is a Nokia 5146, newest an S6.

    While here, where's the best place to dispose of them? I'd rather they were recycled by some charity or otherwise worthy outfit.

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    Ive got a Samsung Galaxy S1 which I installed a custom rom on but installing Gapps wouldn't work for some reason. So that now sits around like a paperweight/digital clock.

    Other than that:
    - Nexus 5 (previous phone, now acting as a backup GPS or phone should me or my other half lose their phone).
    - Nexus 6P (current daily driver, and will continue so until it dies/breaks or I lose it).

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    13 phones, one for each personality. None of these bastards will share so…

  • +2 votes

    1 Motorola pager

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    no option for 15 phones?

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    I own two at the moment. Motorola Moto G 1st gen purchased new back in 2013, which is still used as my work phone. And a Xiaomi Note 3 Pro purchased late 2016 which is playing up, discharging fast and being unreliable at the moment. I'm going to get a third phone and tossing up between anything in the $150 to $250 price range which needs to be an upgrade in gaming specs than my Xiaomi RN3P bonus if its got a nice display eg. AMOLED.

    Unrelated but somewhat related. I still use my iPod Touch 4G purchased new back in 2009. I use it for music. I'm surprised it can play GTA III and VC on it, Minecraft and some other games.

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    Depends on what you mean. I've got plenty lying around or stuffed in drawers, but only one I actually use.

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    Samsung Galaxy S6, will use it until its on its last legs then upgrade. Perfect size, fast enough, an excellent camera but battery does leave me yearning.

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