Well I generally only upgrade my smartphone when the provider offers a free upgrade. I was lucky a few years ago that I had saved my old phone because my son dropped his in the toilet and we were able to move sim card to my old phone until time for free upgrade.
Frozen tundra, has it been that cold up there? I saw a post where someone was commenting how +7C was cold. I almost commented that in Canada +7C is still tee-shirt weather.