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    Iphone5

    Has anyone gotten the new iPhone? What do you think
    of it? Is it any wider or just a little taller? I have th iphone4
    and was thinking of going to the 5.

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    I think it's a money sink, just like the Ipods.

    I just need a phone that works and takes pictures. That is why I am perfectly happy with my flip phone made by Samsung.

    Not one that can do everything but drive the car.
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    We wrestled with the decision for the Iphone or Ipad. We finally went with the Ipad because all we needed was a pay as you go simple phone.

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    Well to each his own. I love my iPhone 4 and as soon as the 5 shows up again in the Apple Store I will be getting one. Moneysink or not it gives me enormous pleasure because I use it for lots of things, (except driving the car, haha) the least of which is actual phone calling. My son and his partner each got the new iPhone 5s and they can't stop raving about it. It is advertised as being a little taller and lighter than the 4 or 4S. Probably a google search would give you all the info you need.

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    I agree with Chasing Hawk, I only want a phone to make phone calls. I have a older flip phone and it is adequate.
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    Money sink? I'd be lost without my iPod for my favorite music and audiobooks. I just transferred the latest Lee Child audiobook and Odd Thomas novel to it. The music CDs and audiobooks are free from the library. I can plug it into my car, alarm clock, speakers or use headphones. It does a lot more, but that's all I use it for.

    An iPad is on my Christmas wish list, and when I finally get around to ditching my landline, I'll definitely get the iPhone 5 to replace my old LG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    Money sink? I'd be lost without my iPod for my favorite music and audiobooks. I just transferred the latest Lee Child audiobook and Odd Thomas novel to it. The music CDs and audiobooks are free from the library. I can plug it into my car, alarm clock, speakers or use headphones. It does a lot more, but that's all I use it for.

    An iPad is on my Christmas wish list, and when I finally get around to ditching my landline, I'll definitely get the iPhone 5 to replace my old LG.
    I have the 3rd generation Ipod touch. That's all I need. I don't feel the need to go out and get the latest and greatest version of something that comes out. Our latest venture into the new electronics age is a Laptop...lol
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    gee do they make phones that you can call out and receive calls on and thats it.... I miss them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I have the 3rd generation Ipod touch. That's all I need. I don't feel the need to go out and get the latest and greatest version of something that comes out. Our latest venture into the new electronics age is a Laptop...lol
    You've got me beat. I'm still using a 4th generation iPod nano from 2008, and just an iMac desktop bought in 2008. ~~

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    Don't know much about the iPod touch or the iPad. What all
    can u do with them? I have a desk top computer. I use my
    iphone when I am not near the computer. I think I have
    listened to the radio on it when I first got it. Not much of a
    music person these days. I did download the bible that is
    the only book I read. I haven't never been big with reading
    books. But also with my phone I like taking pics when I dont
    have my camera with me. I like a phone that takes good pics.

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    I won't get one. First, too expensive. Second, I don't really need a smartphone yet. My regular phone is ok for the moment.

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    Love my smartphone! I use it for soooooo much. However, I am not upgrading to the new Iphone5! My Iphone4s works great and not much more than a nickels diffrence between the upgrades in my opinion. I think the samsung III is awesome for a smartphone. So one could look at that if one was interested in a smart phone.

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    I have had a Smartphone for 12~15 years. I got tired of trying to keep 3 calendars synced manually, 2 outlooks (work & home) & a phone, and a Palm Pilot to keep up with addresses, phone numbers & emails too. Too much work. lol

    I finally talked my husband into one. Now when we make appointments, we know ahead of time we don't have conflicts & have to call to reschedule. When I get a new phone number, email addy, home addy, or ???, I update my contact & send it to him. He adds it to his contacts, which means we are always up to date & on the same page. We keep our calendars synced...life, for me, is so much simpler.

    I can truthfully say that if I had to go back to a flip phone, with a manual calendar, complete with all the mark throughs & rewrites & a manual address book, it would drive me nuts. I am glad that a lot of you prefer the flip phones because the phone makers need the business.

    HeHe..... my iPhone 5 is coming in next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
    I have had a Smartphone for 12~15 years. I got tired of trying to keep 3 calendars synced manually, 2 outlooks (work & home) & a phone, and a Palm Pilot to keep up with addresses, phone numbers & emails too. Too much work. lol

    I finally talked my husband into one. Now when we make appointments, we know ahead of time we don't have conflicts & have to call to reschedule. When I get a new phone number, email addy, home addy, or ???, I update my contact & send it to him. He adds it to his contacts, which means we are always up to date & on the same page.

    I can truthfully say that if I had to go back to a flip phone, with a manual calendar, complete with all the mark throughs & rewrites & a manual address book, it would drive me nuts. I am glad that a lot of you prefer the flip phones because the phone makers need the business.

    HeHe..... my iPhone 5 is coming in next week.
    Barb - me too. Do you know about the Cozi Family calendar, free download? You enter something and it automatically goes to your husband's calendar and alerts him. Or any other phone you enter. We love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    Barb - me too. Do you know about the Cozi Family calendar, free download? You enter something and it automatically goes to your husband's calendar and alerts him. Or any other phone you enter. We love it.
    I'll check it out. Sometimes, he forgets to tell me stuff or just hard-headed & won't enter it in his, saying he will do it later. Guess when that happens? When I say, you're not going to your doctors appointment tomorrow. He gets this puzzled look & I usually get the .... I didn't know I had an appointment. Or, Is that the weekend we're suppose to do that? Thanks for the tip...I'm off to look for Cozi.
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    I am happy with my old flip phone, takes pic's and its just perfect for me. So no upgrading here.
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    If I had anyone near that could help me program the Iphone, I'd have one in a heartbeat. Spent a week with my kids in SoCal....Absolutely everyone has one.....they are wonderful! For now I have the Jitterbug and am thinking of up grading that.....my DH has thus far refused one or any smartphone. He hates this new electronic age. I say, "join it or lose out"......I may not love it, but it's the way it is......WAAAAAAAAAAA.....I just need a kid close by to help me out.....LOL!

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    I have an iPhone 4 but when I upgrade, it'll probably be to a Droid. My ds has both (one's for work) and the Droid outshines the iPhone, hands down.
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    I have the iphone 3G. I refuse to pay the price for those things so I wait until they are practically giving them away before I get a new one. I gave $49 for the one I have. The only thing that I don't like about it is that is only has 1 camera so skype or facetime is impossible. I just got an ipad and I really like it for just surfing the web sitting on the couch. I was fortunate enough to win it so it didn't cost me anything. I don't think I would have ever purchased one - between my 3G and laptop, I could do everything I wanted to do. Technology changes so quickly - as soon as you put out the big bucks, what you purchased is obsolete. I just refuse to drink the koolaide!
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    We still have the old style TracFone we got seven years ago. We use it for us only and that's the only time it's on. I get this wide eyed look when people ask for our cell number. I don't give it out, it's never on and I never set up the mail box If you want me, email me or call me on the phone. We have a fancy Sony camera that our son gave us for Christmas a couple years back. It practically dances in the street. People send us their grainy out of focus phone pictures and you can't even make them out most of the time. I delete them, why would I want them in a album or even taking up room on a flash drive or disc?

    My answer to those who don't understand why we don't get into the electronic age, we have what we need, would rather save that money for travel, etc. Our main TV is still a 10 year old Samsung, the heavy one. It works, has beautiful picture and color. We'll get a flat screen when this one bites the dust, our old Magnavox lasted 15 years. You have to admit, nothing lasts that long now. Thus the reason many are always crying, we have no money. I can't for the life of me understand WHY someone pays a fortune for a new phone when there is absolutely nothing wrong with the one in front of them. Makes no sense to me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Love my smartphone! I use it for soooooo much. However, I am not upgrading to the new Iphone5! My Iphone4s works great and not much more than a nickels diffrence between the upgrades in my opinion. I think the samsung III is awesome for a smartphone. So one could look at that if one was interested in a smart phone.
    I got the iPhone 4S a couple of months ago and its ok. I had issues with it trying to get calls etc and was told it was fine. It will be better this winter because we are one of the 100 cities that Sprint is going to release 4G and 4g lite and a booster for 3G. I got the iPhone for only 100 because I changed my house phone over to sprint as well. It's cheaper than my local cable and I get lots more. I was told that it would do the text messageing with my car which is why I wanted it. But after going back and forth with Sprint and Ford; it'll never happen. The text messaging bluetooth that Ford uses is done with Microsoft and well Apple and Microsoft don't play well. I qualify for a new phone and the one that I want so far is the Samsung III. Even the Sprint guy said if it wasn't for he had an iPhone he'd get one. Just waiting for them to come down in price which they think will happen because they are neck and neck with Apple. The day before iPhone 5 came out there was an update for the 4 and it fixed alot of issues and gave a lot so those of you who haven't upgraded should. I was told it would take about 15min but it took quite awhile but had no problems doing it. I don't play alot on my smartphone but I do like having it instead of a reqular cell phone and with the all in one data plan on Sprint it's very cost efficient for me. Both my house and cell are under 100 each month so that is good.
    Judy

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    My iPhone 3GS was the best money spent in the past 10 years next to my BabyLock sewing machine. I'm ready to upgrade. Just waiting for the rush to die down and a few more $$ set aside.
    I appreciate all the useful apps in my iPhone, the features and conveniences. And, the new phone's camera alone will replace the need for a separate digital camera. Panoramic photos, video + camera shoot simultaneous.
    Plus, Mac has a great operating system, much more secure and stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    gee do they make phones that you can call out and receive calls on and thats it.... I miss them
    Me too

    I guess we can start looking in people's attics.......lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Needles View Post
    We still have the old style TracFone we got seven years ago. We use it for us only and that's the only time it's on. I get this wide eyed look when people ask for our cell number. I don't give it out, it's never on and I never set up the mail box If you want me, email me or call me on the phone. We have a fancy Sony camera that our son gave us for Christmas a couple years back. It practically dances in the street. People send us their grainy out of focus phone pictures and you can't even make them out most of the time. I delete them, why would I want them in a album or even taking up room on a flash drive or disc?

    My answer to those who don't understand why we don't get into the electronic age, we have what we need, would rather save that money for travel, etc. Our main TV is still a 10 year old Samsung, the heavy one. It works, has beautiful picture and color. We'll get a flat screen when this one bites the dust, our old Magnavox lasted 15 years. You have to admit, nothing lasts that long now. Thus the reason many are always crying, we have no money. I can't for the life of me understand WHY someone pays a fortune for a new phone when there is absolutely nothing wrong with the one in front of them. Makes no sense to me at all.
    Needles,

    I really like your post!!

    My sister and Brothers all have to have the latest and greatest new gadgets. And they all cry broke while I have money to enjoy lives simple pleasures. Like traveling with my husband and buying fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I got the iPhone 4S a couple of months ago and its ok. I had issues with it trying to get calls etc and was told it was fine. It will be better this winter because we are one of the 100 cities that Sprint is going to release 4G and 4g lite and a booster for 3G. I got the iPhone for only 100 because I changed my house phone over to sprint as well. It's cheaper than my local cable and I get lots more. I was told that it would do the text messageing with my car which is why I wanted it. But after going back and forth with Sprint and Ford; it'll never happen. The text messaging bluetooth that Ford uses is done with Microsoft and well Apple and Microsoft don't play well. I qualify for a new phone and the one that I want so far is the Samsung III. Even the Sprint guy said if it wasn't for he had an iPhone he'd get one. Just waiting for them to come down in price which they think will happen because they are neck and neck with Apple. The day before iPhone 5 came out there was an update for the 4 and it fixed alot of issues and gave a lot so those of you who haven't upgraded should. I was told it would take about 15min but it took quite awhile but had no problems doing it. I don't play alot on my smartphone but I do like having it instead of a reqular cell phone and with the all in one data plan on Sprint it's very cost efficient for me. Both my house and cell are under 100 each month so that is good.
    I heard Sprint is much slower than AT&T or Verizon....so, I wouldn't choose them for an iPhone anyway. I use Bluetooth with my Acura & it's iPhone friendly. My next car will also be compatible for the iPhone.
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    No problem with AT&T for $91/mo with 450 min. & unlimited data on my iPhone plus a basic phone plan for my husband (he's not into smartphones). However, I'm irked with AT&T for other practices they follow. May go to Verizon with a new phone if feasible & competitive rate.

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