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Reasons for not purchasing second-hand cell phones in Canada 2014

This statistic shows the reasons Canadians gave for not buying a second-hand or refurbished mobile phone in 2014. In 2014, 21 percent of Canadians did not buy a second-hand or refurbished cell phone because their provider instead gave them a new cell phone with a contract, package, or offer.

Why did you not buy a second-hand or refurbished cell phone?*

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Release date

January 2015



Survey time period

November 18th to December 16th, 2014

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Data is weighted**

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* Multiple answers were possible.

** The source states that the data is weighted to replicate actual population distributions by province, age, and gender within Canada according to 2011 census data.

† The source did not specify the exact share of this response, other than to say it represents less than 1 percent of the responses.

‡ Only respondents who did not purchase a used or refurbished phone were asked this question.

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