The answer is “most,” says a new survey of consumers by mobile phone hardware company M-Lab.
Mobile phone sales were down 2% in the quarter ended March 31.
That was the fourth straight decline in smartphones, which have become a key part of consumers’ lives.
The M-lab survey of 3,000 consumers nationwide found that a majority of people said they had purchased only one smartphone in the last year, and nearly half said they have no plans to buy more.
The company also found that one in three respondents said they’ve bought more than one smartphone but only one since last year.
That number was higher than the previous quarter, when nearly three-quarters of respondents said there had been at least one purchase in the past year.