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TechLife Australia - - WELCOME - [ HARRY DOMANSKI ]

NUM­BER OF OLD PHONES LY­ING UNUSED IN AUSSIE HOMES AS ‘BACK­UPS’.

It’s no se­cret that us Aussies like phone up­grades, but what hap­pens to our old hand­sets when they’re still work­ing? A sur­vey has found that about a third of them are kept for emer­gen­cies or as back­ups (around 10 mil­lion in total) and an­other 24% are passed on to friends and fam­ily as hand-me-downs. A fur­ther 18% are re­cy­cled, while the re­main­der are sold, with the younger gen­er­a­tions (X and Y) more likely to look to turn­ing a profit on old mo­biles than Baby Boomers.

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