Carriers are switching their cell phone providers faster than ever with an average of two years. Two years is usually the amount of time for a contract for a cell phone carrier. The trend of switching in two years doesn’t just apply to small carriers but large carriers as well such as Verizon T-Mobile or even AT&T. Phone companies are thinking on how to develop phones that attract customers for a longer period of time with more appealing features and less expensive contracts. I personally feel like two years is a long time and by then some phones are just not available on other carriers. I have switched many times because of some phones being carried by other carriers or simply because some contracts are too expensive. When Verizon introduced the iphone to its customers many AT&T customers switched carriers including myself. Its a matter of price, product and appeal that will keep customers in the same carrier after two years or when the contract is done.