Take the State of the Mobile Nations Phones Survey for your chance to win $600 towards a new phone!

Silly season for new phones and gadgets is on us — it feels like we can't go a week without a major release as the calendar races into the holidays. There are a bunch of new phones out there and we wanted to get an idea about what's important to you in a phone and in a cellular carrier. Thus, this survey.

We get a little detailed, but that's because we want to suss out what it is that drives your decisions in purchasing a new phone or picking a new carrier. These are expensive and long-term choices, and your answers will help to influence what we write. This survey is your chance to help guide and inform how we approach answering your most important technology questions for years to come!

And because we love you, one random respondent to this survey will win $600 to buy the new phone of your dreams — or to pay for the next several months of your mobile service!

Hit up the survey below (or click here to open in a new window); it should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • Great survey
  • Very interesting survey, yes.
  • Yes I agreed it was an interesting survey. Sent from the iMore App
  • Really interesting and I'm really glad I could give my point of view.
  • Is Mobile Nations next move a MVNO
  • Done!
  • Comprehensive survey. Hmm, is iMore thinking about getting into the business?!
  • not imore but Mobilenations survey
  • Yep, I stand corrected.
  • All completed. Crossing fingers :D
  • interesting
  • Good survey but not formatted well for dark mode. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Interesting
  • Quite a good survey, and again another great opportunity from iMore.
  • Finally a survey that worth the time.
  • Interesting survey. Will you publish the results?
  • Heh, they forgot...
    On a scale of 1-10, how much do cell carriers suck?
    And, how strongly do you agree or disagree... cell carriers charge WAY, WAY too much!
    And, how loyal would you be to a cell carrier that just provided an honest plan, with honest pricing, and reasonable customer service? (pretend one existed)
  • Depends on where you are. In the UK we have some great deals. Like £9 / month (that's about $12) for 4GB data + unlimited calls + unlimited texts. Or if pay as you go is more your thing, 3p/min calls, 2p per text, 1p/MB data.
    (Both on the Three network). But as for loyalty, no, I wouldn't be loyal to a particular network. If there's a better deal to be had, I'll take it. I move mobile networks every year or two.
  • well it was a very interesting survey and i liked the questions asked
    and yeah i hope to get to see the results and maybe we can have another survey conducted later some time in the future
  • Thanks.
    Survey seems well rounded.
    Will you post the results?
  • Really interesting questions and I'd be excited to see results! Hope I win too ;-)
  • I stopped once they asked for email addresses... :) Posted via the Note 5 or iPhone 6s Plus
  • Hello Mobile nations. Thank you for your survey. It helped me consider information about my mobile that I had not considered in some time.
  • Answered a few of my own questions lol. Fingers crossed!
  • enjoyed so far would be great to win also would be nice to receive promotional items to try test and leave feedback on or periodically receive some freebies in the mail to make it all worthwhile
  • There are issues with this survey:
    Q.28 - asks about video calling, but one of the answers is about voice calling. Doesn't make sense. Q.42 - Asks about services we would be interested in buy from a cellular provider. Why are we allowed to only select one? Could we not be interested in multiple services?
  • Good survey
  • A good survey that actually got me thinking about my current provider and the poor customer service I've had lately.
  • This survey makes me think that it was driven by the mobile carriers. As I answered in the survey, I would prefer no relationship with the carrier at all, just the manufacturer of the devices.