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Don W

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51 days ago

Its time for a new phone. I’ve had a windows phone for the past few years (work requirement) but now I’m free.

I’m not impressed with the windows phone. I have to borrow the wife’s iPhone to research if we’re antiquing in the mountains (I do that a lot)

I can send pictures to windows live, but haven’t found a forum that will take them.

Photobucket sucks on a windows phone.

Facebook sucks on a windows phone.

So I want something a little more convenient and usable.

I travel the north east and currently have Verizon and will most likely stick with Verizon.

What’s the best?

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TerryDowning

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#1 posted 51 days ago

I use an iPhone (provided by work so no choice really)
Wife uses a Samsung Galaxy S4 She really like it. If and when i change phones, I will try to get that phone. (I prefer android to IOS)

-- - Terry

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7Footer

978 posts in 574 days


#2 posted 51 days ago

Yeah I’ve never really heard good things about the Windows phones Don, although I do know they’ve improved quite a bit since about 3-4 years ago.

I’m an Android person myself, the wife is an Apple person, loves her iPhone 5.

I feel like the iPhone will last longer as far as functioning smoothly and never really slowing down like an everyday computer or even most Android phones.. But for me it doesn’t really matter because I get a new phone every 2 years when the contract is up whether or not I need it.

I’ve got Verizon, and I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and it’s awesome, I really really like it. It does everything, it’s pretty much a mini-tablet, its a phablet. It’s seems like such a huge phone, but only for about the first week, now I can’t believe how tiny the iPhone is, I can barely use it.

I feel like Android is more user-friendly but I’m sure many people will disagree. Apple is just a different interface but you get use to it in a week or two…. I think that Android would be easier if you are switching from a windows phone…. just my opinion though!

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 51 days ago

Ive got good service for 90% of CT with my verizon iphone5 Don. Ive been up into the Berkshires in mass with no issues but no as far north as you are.

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Rick M.

3861 posts in 1005 days


#4 posted 51 days ago

I just switched from android to windows. Windows has a superior OS, android has more apps but a lot of junk and time wasters. Some android apps are better, some windows apps are better, Facebook sucks on both.

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Tugboater78

940 posts in 817 days


#5 posted 51 days ago

Ive always had android, havent really had any issues. Have used iphones but they didnt impress me much.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 51 days ago

I love my Samsung Galaxy S4 and will get the S5 when the current contract is up.

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Buckethead

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#7 posted 51 days ago

I’m not a fanboy or anything, but I’m still rocking the iPhone 4 because it still works very well. Battery life is still excellent. Apps work, though I find it easier to use the ipad for most tasks. Mostly, I use the phone for emails, texting and calls, plus the occasional photo.

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ChuckV

2398 posts in 2152 days


#8 posted 51 days ago

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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grizzman

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#9 posted 51 days ago

we use an i phone, its very nice especially if you have an apple computer or your kids do, it allows us to face time , which is like skype, ...that is what i have experience with…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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waho6o9

4824 posts in 1202 days


#10 posted 51 days ago

iphone 5 works well and the Square app is awesome

for business and it sends the receipt to the customer’s

email. Highly recommend.

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lateralus819

1355 posts in 515 days


#11 posted 51 days ago

HTC One. Phenominal phone, very sexy looking aluminum body.

Built in IR blaster for messing with friends and co-workers TVs ;)

Very quick, large crisp screen.

Very user friendly.

I’ve always used HTC since i started using smart phones and have yet to be let down.

Good battery life even with use, especially if you are always near a good signal.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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Cricket

727 posts in 217 days


#12 posted 51 days ago

I have to admit loving my iPhone.

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lysdexic

4785 posts in 1248 days


#13 posted 51 days ago

iPhone 4S and feel no need to change.

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oldnovice

3684 posts in 1993 days


#14 posted 51 days ago

I don’t have a smart phone as I cannot rationalize the monthly cost so I have a simple Kyocera phone and it only costs me about $10.00 every three months on Page Cellular, which I believe is Verison!

I can take photos, surf the web AND make phone calls!

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ColonelTravis

571 posts in 519 days


#15 posted 51 days ago

oldnovice you make phone calls these days…with a phone? CRAZY!

Funny how the thing that’s named after the thing it does principally is the very thing that almost no one cares about any more.

That said, our phone contract runs out today. I could get a new one immediately but holding off until the LG G3 comes out. I had the LG Optimus G (G1, although it wasn’t called that) and it was a terrific phone. Almost hate to give it up. But I have to admit I’m dazzled by all the fancy non-phone-ness of phones.

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