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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    I am pretty much set on the 16gig iPhone 5.

    I am not that big on music and will probably still use my iPod during commutes. Perhaps Pandora or something will take care of the music when I am on Wi-Fi.
    Photos perhaps but I still like my S90 for traveling purposes.

    For some reason aside from calling/texting the main purpose I will be using this smartphone for is GPS, reading/listening to the news, and documenting things via writing/photography... surfing the 'net goes without saying. Games will be at a minimal.

    I'll be pretty happy the phone doesn't drop calls or shuts down on its own.
     


  2. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Anyone?
     


  3. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    +1

    The only game I play is scramble with friends and I don't play it that often. Games on the phone are overrated IMO.
     


  4. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    Re: the porn comment

    My friends puts his iPhone in a plastic ziplock back and has beat session while in the shower. When he told me I made nothing of it but now that I will be getting an iPhone too, it is kind of 'lol!'
     


  5. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    I don't know about Verizon but for ATT there's 3 price tiers: $199 if upgrade eligible, $399 if partially upgrade eligible and I believe unsubsidized price if not eligible at all.

    I would think Verizon has something similar.
     


  6. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    :eek:

    lol well good for him
     


  7. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    Question about the iCloud:

    I have some videos on my phone (in my camera roll) now that's taking up a lot of space. If I do a full iCloud backup and delete the videos from my phone, what happens the next time I do a backup? Will the videos still be on my iCloud account or will it see that the videos are no longer on my phone and delete it from my cloud?
     


  8. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    IIRC they will still be on the cloud, there might be a setting for this, the cloud will allow you to stream your music and I would assume the same applies for videos. BUT as I said, when I first tried out the cloud it sucked.
     


  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    you have to pay the early term fee, then sign up for a new 2 year contract. Saving that, you can sell your phone, and buy the new iP5 at the unsubsizided price, and then have Verizon add it to your plan.
     


  10. gettoasty

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    16gig iPhone 5, decided on the 300mb plan for now since I am basically at Wi-Fi locations half the day and near CPUs

    Also ordered the $20 adapter..
     


  11. NaTionS

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    Thanks, I'll just use the computer then
     


  12. GreenFrog

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    just pre-oredered on verizon.. $796 ouch
     


  13. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    Buying it unlocked would have been cheaper... Unless you got the 32/64GB version.
     


  14. GreenFrog

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    well nvm folks, just preordered a white 32g on at&t for $299.

    gonna cancel my verizon order and port over my number back to at&t from verizon, so i'll have to pay the ETF.

    Reasons:
    1) 4G/LTE is generally faster on ATT than Verizon where available (thanks Blairh for leading me to figure this out a week or so ago)
    2) A study by CNET showed that 4G is faster than Verizon in Dallas AND Boston -- the two major cities I spend my time in
    3) My apartment gets shitty Verizon reception, but my roommate, who has ATT, gets superb reception, so another win there
    4) ATT allows you to use data and phone at the same time
    5) the subsidized cost of the phone + verizon's ETF is still less than the $796 I had to shell with verizon, which still left me bound to their 2-year contract. Further, I would have lost my grandfathered unlimited plan.

    Was a no-brainer upon further analysis.
     
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  15. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    So in the end the cost for the user is the same after 2 years unless you stop using your phone as a phone. You just may not pay it all to one place
     


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