- Mar 6, 2012
If you like the phone, and would hate to change or "upgrade," then having an exact backup is not a bad idea. Something happens to your primary phone like a broken screen or just a general failure, take out the backup phone, plug it in, restore from backup file, and you're up and running.
The danger is having an older phone as carriers upgrade their networks. 3G is all but gone in the U.S. 4G is falling by the wayside. Now it's all about 5G and all its iterations. By the time we have 6G who knows what fate will befall 4G?
You're bang-on about having that secondary phone as a back-up. What a great idea! I've never thought about the "as technology progresses" issue with networks. That is a really good point! Scary to think about for those of us who have older phones as back-ups!