One year thought to be 'ideal mobile lifespan'
Most people believe that it is best to upgrade a mobile phone after one year, it has been claimed.
In an article advising how to extend a mobile phone's lifespan, Dialaphone writer Kathryn suggested that many people feel it is important to update their phones regularly.
"The general consensus is that it's a good idea to keep your cell phone for about one year before you get rid of it and upgrade to the newest model," she remarked.
Driving this opinion are rapidly evolving technologies and the need for some people to always own the "hottest new phones".
Those looking to upgrade after a year's usage can make money by selling their phone to mobile recycling websites such as Mazuma Mobile.
The company will purchase working and broken handsets, with an Apple iPhone 3G 16Gb handset worth £205 in working condition. A broken version of the phone could be purchased for £80.
Trade-in your old mobile phone for cash.