I'm at the Apple store, looks like I may be getting a replacement iPhone 3GS for $149. Film at 11.
|that seems pretty pricey!! I'm surprised you didn't get a better deal with your contract (long time customer, 2 yr contract, etc)? If we went with an iphone 3gs ...they said it would be FREE. But we wanted the newest one at the time, and that wasn't even that much.|
|Tell them to give you and iPhone 4S or you're going to <enter competitor's name here>. They'll buckle...|
|Why would you do that when at either Verizon or AT&T you can upgrade to the 4S for $199?|
|No contract! Just swapped the SIM card and out the door. Mine is a 32GB model, they don't give those for $0 with the contract, the 8GB model is the only one they have for sale. The 32GB 4S is $299 with a 2 year deal, 64GB is $399.|
I expect to be using my upgrade for the new iPhone (or the new Samsung Note) this fall, at which time I expect to sell this brand-new iPhone for $100 give or take.
Pics of old phone on the way, new phone will have to wait for Joan's phone to be available.
|Just before Thanksgiving (so about 8, 9 months ago) I dropped my iPhone in a parking lot. |
Cracked the case and lost the power button:
Last night I went to change the volume and the volume button had disappeared.
It was there earlier in the day; I didn't have any trauma to it, it just fell off somewhere:
But that drop last Thanksgiving really took a toll. There was a gap between halves of the case and the home button also did not work unless you squeezed the case closed. Duct tape was not an option... but electrical tape was!
Amazingly, this is only the 2nd wrapping of the tape. The tape wants to (and does, slowly) rise up on the phone because of the shape and position of the wound, but that interferes with the bottom of the screen. The movement also causes the tape job to look less and less "professional" over time as the tape tries to unstretch itself. But strategically placed tape so there's only 1 layer over the home button, stretched tight to close the gap in the shell worked.
Here's the tape on the backside:
If you're wondering -yes! That IS art for the dog at his eye level.
|Shoulda went Android. |
Shoulda went Android.I'm pretty sure that I'm going for the Samsung Note 2... I think.
|Shoulda went with a windows phone.|
The samsung focus is very snazzy, I really like mine.
|An well that makes sense. |
Good job on the rigging with the tape. Now get over to eBay and buy a new otter box defender case to keep it from a similar fate!
|Never heard of it... does this one look legit to you? (I wouldn't need a belt clip I carry it in my pocket.)|
The screen protector is integrated?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-White-Otter ... 3f1a285951
|Yes, that's what I'm talking about, and yes the screen protector is integrated. It's a hard shell that clicks together then a rubber skin over that. The rubber shell has gaskets that cover the openings. Makes it fairly bulletproof and mostly water resistant (not that it will help if it's submerged). |
The oddball thing about the integrated screen protector is sometimes you get what looks like an oily film - easy peasy fix is put a smidge of corn starch or baby powder on the face of your phone, wipe it off and then put on the case.
Should have gone for a big button mobile
They do phone calls and text
Great for old people
|My dad would love that!|
|We got my mother a spanfon for the big buttons. She loves it.|
Ron, I had the Tilt several years ago. It also had a stylus. Fun for about two minutes, but it turned into a pain. I'm leaning toward the Galaxy s3 when it gets Jellybean this Fall/Winter. I love the Galaxy S.
|The only thing I don't particularly like about the android phones, is that they're confusing. If I think they're confusing, that's saying a lot, I'm usually everyone's go-to person for tech problems.|
|My wife is using an Android, and she's doing pretty good. I had recommended to her to go with the iPhone, but she insisted... why? I dunno the real story. Maybe screen size.|
But now, I'm pretty convinced that unless the new iPhone is earth shattering, I wanna go with a giant screen. Joan's Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65" and the S3 has a 4.8". The current Note has a 5.3" screen; the Note2 is alleged to have a 5.5" screen.
I just want a great smartphone (excellent camera for stills and video, good or great call quality, QUALITY FLASH SUPPORT, maybe get away from the lockdown of the Apple environment (see flash issue above ) with a huge screen -- and the S3 is #2 to the Note2 which is #1 with me at the moment, even though it doesn't exist. LOL
About the stylus -- I wasn't planning on using it much if at all. I thought of it as an add-on rather than a change in the interface. Am I wrong about that? I'm just learning this stuff.
|Androids do have good flash support from what I hear. Windows phones have no flash support ):|
I think the only reason I'd ever have an iPhone is because the whole siri thing looks cool.
Hmm, styluses... Are you talking about a stylus that works with phones that respond to touch (I think they exist, maybe I'm totally wrong though)? (like, you couldn't just pick up any old pen and use it as your stylus) or a phone that uses a regular old stylus? Because I've found that touch screen phones that aren't just touch sensitive are very hard to type on if you are using your fingers, you have to press down kinda hard and it doesn't always register that you're touching it.
The only thing I don't particularly like about the android phones, is that they're confusing. If I think they're confusing, that's saying a lot, I'm usually everyone's go-to person for tech problems.
That's weird! I find iPhones confusing, I can't use DH's at all but I love my Samsung and find it really easy to use.
I absolutely love the swype technology. I hung on to my old HTC for years as it used a stylus and had handwriting recognition that turned what I wrote into an sms. I LOVED it, so fast.
I couldn't find that technology again so I got the Samsung Galaxy. As when Swype is turned on you just run your finger from letter to letter really quickly and even if you miss them a bit it still picks up the word. Or at worst it gives you some options to choose from.
|Yes you can use stylus' for smart phones that are touch technology. There aren't the same as the old Palm type stylus if that's what you're thinking. They have a rounded rubber tip. I use one on iPhone and iPad at times. |
The larger screen and Flash support will be great. I hear that's what the next iPhone is all about too.
I prefer the iPhone format and the Flash deal has been my only gripe so far. I do not mind the Apple proprietary stuff that some complain about because I have several Droid using friends who have had viruses on their phones and that isn't a problem for iPhones (yet & hopefully forever).
|Lori has on of those big phones. She just wants a phone to ring and text also due to her illness & the big buttons. I have a samsung s3 32 gig. Its ok as phones goes and a lot bigger than my nokia N8 which I like. But a phone is a phone|
I think the only reason I'd ever have an iPhone is because the whole siri thing looks cool.
Check out this video
|Buh bye Apple! Marginally faster, marginally better camera, marginally larger screen, still no Flash support (I think). Apple is falling farther and farther (further and further?) back. The new iPhone is obsolete before it hits the market. |
Samsung Note 2 and Android here I come!
Apple is falling farther and farther (further and further?) back. The new iPhone is obsolete before it hits the market.
And then they sue Samsung over their patents in an attempt to keep up.
|For the record, Siri hates me. When I first got my iPhone 4S, I asked her if we could be friends. Her response - 'Why no. I don't even know you.' And now she just want to search the web for all my requests. It's like she doesn't want to help me with anything and avoids all opportunity to do otherwise. At this point, she's dead to me...|
|That's hillarious! Bad Siri.|
|I got a new phone a couple weeks ago. My LG ENV3 was dying...literally - charging issues. |
I got the Motorola RAZR, 4G. It's working great!!
It's my 1st droid device and it seems pretty straight forward. I have only read the little startup guide, and have figured out most of the rest. OK- I did have LeAnne (techie daughter) help with a few items when I got stuck...but otherwise on my own!
For the record, Siri hates me. When I first got my iPhone 4S, I asked her if we could be friends. Her response - 'Why no. I don't even know you.' And now she just want to search the web for all my requests. It's like she doesn't want to help me with anything and avoids all opportunity to do otherwise. At this point, she's dead to me...
Siri and I have a very close and loving relationship. In fact, she is handling this response for me. She does anything I ask of her. We are equally committed to each other.
You just have to know how to treat her.
|Be careful -- she'll get 50% of your posts and tweets in the divorce.|
|new iphone 5 is out soon|
|Crackberry is better LOL |
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