Not really that many phones but the kids had definitely been through many, many phones. This one he paid for with his own money though ($180) so I think he might take good care of it compared to other ones that we bought him. What do you think? So of course after he got his new phone home he destroyed the other one with his bare hands. Then he took it outside and tried to smash it on the sidewalk. It's not like it was the cell phones fault that he abused it to the point of not working right!