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2012-09-14 07:42:28 PM

TNel: I have 5 people on my family plan 3 of which have smart phones with data and my bill only comes to $250. So 1 person line is no way $100 a month. Like I said up above you are mixing poor with middle class. There is a difference between the two.


When you bundle or share data, the cost per user to the household goes down dramatically.

I have VZ and pay $40 for voice/text and $50 or so for 4GB of data. If I shared this 5 ways, it would be $250.

For a family who is struggling to make ends meet, there are more important things to do with money than spend it on a data plan for smartphones.

Chiefs_11: The current iPhones on AT&T can do voice and data at the same time.
Is this still the case with the iPhone 5?


Since the 5 is LTE capable, you should be able to do voice and data at the same time. Around 2Q2013, most LTE carriers will be rolling out VoLTE which would put to rest the GSM vs CDMA debate once and for all.
 
2012-09-14 09:16:39 PM

Farking Canuck: Zizzowop: The cult of Apple haters, they will buy anything but Apple no matter what.

This is true for me but I contend that my hate is completely justified by Apple's choices and their policy of "our way is the only way".

Apple gives you no choice in: phone design (one size, no keyboard, etc.), the interface program you use (iTunes only), the store you use (App store only). Their attempts to control how I use my phone is offensive ... hence the hate.

 

For that matter, why not be mad at Ford because they put the wiper controls in the "wrong" spot or didn't include a Bluetooth system. OH NOS, THEY'S TRYING TO CONTROL HOW I DRIVE!! If you think you have a better idea on how to build a smartphone, go right ahead. We're waiting. (You do have a choice, it's called the free market. You're free to love or hate any phone, but you're not the one building it so don't expect Tim Cook to call you up and ask whether or not it should have a keyboard or use iTunes. The market will see to the outcome.)
 
2012-09-14 09:54:20 PM

fireclown: Zizzowop: The cult of Apple haters, they will buy anything but Apple no matter what.

untrue. I own an Ipod. I'd like to buy another someday, but they've done away with the scroll wheel.


The iPod Classic still has the scroll wheel functionality. True, the wheel doesn't actually mechanically turn under your thumb, but the mechanical scroll wheel went away after the very first generation.
 
2012-09-14 11:15:07 PM
Apple could release a stylish box full of excrement and the fanbois would line up around the block to buy it.
 
2012-09-15 06:11:29 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: In other news, Apple's control over their fans is still strong. I love tech gadgets too, but only a brand-loyalty lemming goes out and pays too much for a marginally better version of something they already bought a few months ago, then sells the "old" gadget for a minimum 50% loss.


Hardly anybody is doing this. People are upgrading from the phones they bought two or three years ago. And the resale value of a used iPhone is much better than you think.

Only an iHater lemming would parrot nonsense like this without checking the facts or actually thinking about the pathetic propaganda he's mindlessly spewing.
 
2012-09-15 07:40:20 AM

bingethinker: Hardly anybody is doing this. People are upgrading from the phones they bought two or three years ago. And the resale value of a used iPhone is much better than you think.

Only an iHater lemming would parrot nonsense like this without checking the facts or actually thinking about the pathetic propaganda he's mindlessly spewing.


This. I've always been able to sell my two-year old iPhones for significantly *more* than the new one costs. Sure, getting a new one re-starts the two-year "contract clock" with AT&T, but realistically, I wasn't going to be switching carriers in the next two years anyway.
 
2012-09-15 09:51:24 AM

december: Confabulat: I honestly don't get the fanboy nonsense. Is there anything the iPhone 5 is doing that my year-old Android can't do?

any statement where you refer to others as fanboys in conjunction with claims like "my [device X Y Z] does [function A B C] just as good or better" instantly invalidates your argument.


I don't care about people who buy an iPhone because of good reasons, I'm sure there are many.

I'm talking about iPhone fanboys. Are you saying they aren't real? The people that get up at 2 AM to be first in line? You're saying those people don't exist, is what I'm gathering.

That was my point. I don't understand the worship. It's frickin' WEIRD.
 
2012-09-15 11:34:23 AM

mongbiohazard: Rev.K: Carth: Once someone spends a few hundred dollars in apps they are less likely to jump to another platform.

How the f*ck do you spend "a few hundred dollars" on apps?

My total spend on apps with my Android phone of 18 months is about $10.


I had an iPhone 3G and then got an HTC EVO 4G. I have around $15 in apps on both. Maybe $20. Not enough to tie me to either platform.

I just switched my wife over to a Samsung Galaxy S3 from her old iPhone 4. Her biggest problem has been the songs she'd bought through iTunes directly on her phone and are now gone. There may be a way to re-download them through iTunes and then strip them of DRM if they have any and then load them on the new phone but.... it's probably as easy or easier just to "pirate" the shiat she already bought and use that. Which is the option I went with.


Kies can transfer songs in iTunes onto your GS3. iTunes hasn't had DRM on their tracks since about 2009.
 
2012-09-15 03:18:19 PM

Johnny Bananapeel: My new HTC Evo is one annoying & buggy lag-monster.


So root it and load a community ROM without all the mandatory carrier bloatware.
 
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