I had and continue to have three reasons for upgrading:
- The new phones have features I want, making communicating or working easier for me, like the upgrades from a voice-only device to one that could sort-of browse the internet in a Gopher-like interface to one that could receive email and send text messages to one that can fully browse the web.
- After a few years, the phone batteries don't hold a charge as well and the software gets sluggish. If I'm going to buy a new battery, I think to myself in a situation where I can afford the purchase, I might as well just buy a new phone.
- Owning a newer device makes me feel immersed in the exciting world of current technology.