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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:35 am 
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I will probably get a smartphone of some description, but I want it for the fun apps, no other reason really.
There is one you can point at the sky and it will name all the planets and stars and stuff and another then shows you where all the satellites are and what they are for, that kind of thing, could be a lot of fun


It's called "planets" http://www.qcontinuum.org/planets/ and is one of the more innovative uses for the iPhone.


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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:28 am 
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The question is do you want to be an individual, or just another mindless drone following whatever trends happen to be popular at the time?


Which is exactly why Doom carries this. :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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I like the old indestructible Nokias personally… but I do not think they exist anymore for purchase… Never experienced a smart phone… prefer a dumb phone myself. I thought the iPhones were pretty neat when my friends showed me theirs', but I have no need for such a thing. It can be super useful as a GPS, instant www access and all that. I guess it depends on it's usefulness or lack thereof for you...

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:09 am 
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If you can afford the data plan I would highly recommend it. You'll be traveling for work and you can use it as a gps. You can Internet from anywhere, which means you can post here any time. The set up is almost exactly the same as the iPad. If you can use an iPad you can use an iPhone.

I have never regretted it. It all comes down to the price. You'll have to buy a data plan and a tet plan. I would assume you can get by on the lowest data plan.

I vote yes and I'd be happy to help you familiarize yourself, not that you'll need it. Plus handel on the law podcasts free anytime you want them.

Plus it's an iPod built-in. You'll love it.

I just did a search for "cat" in the app store and they have 3578 cat apps, of which 1458 are free.

That's another good thing: apps are cheap and there are many quality free apps. And developers always have app sales or make them free for a day. I've maybe spent $15 total on apps in 3 years. Most of mine are free, or we're on sale as free when I got them.


I never had a need for any type of smart phone, which is why I've avoided it thus far. I have a very basic phone with minutes and unlimted texting. That's it. Even buying the texting plan was a luxury at the time.

My mom was going to buy me a GPS at first for my birthday. I needed a new one badly. But, since I wasn't working and traveling a lot, the need wasn't pressing. So I asked for one for my birthday. Then she was showing off her fancy new iPhone.... and I got to thinking. If it does half way decent GPS and I can check e-mail, why not just get that instead? My only increased cost would be the data plan. My current phone is up for trade in, as well.

Question on the data plans.... my husband and I both have phones. Do we each have to get a data plan, or can we share that plan?

Anyways, I'm going to tool around on my mom's phone and little more. Then probably make a decision. I'm thinking with the new job it will be very handy though. My out of office time and travel time will be increasing. If it functions as a GPS and an e-mail and internet seach device, I might just have to do it. The calendar and 'todo' list function would help keep less clutter in my purse.

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:34 am 
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http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/plans/?page=single

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/plans/?page=share

$30 for both of you texting unlimited. Your data plan is going to be at least $30 and I don't believe you can share it. So you're paying $50 for non-phone services. However, if you're chatting with other people that have iphones, you can use imessage, which uses data rates and not texting. So you might be able to save on the texts.

One thing about the built-in maps app is that it will do gps for you, but it will not tell you when to turn verbally. You have to keep an eye on the map and turn when your little dot gets to the street, then tap the next arrow to get the next direction. Or you can have it in list form. It's been very accurate for me. But I believe there are other apps that will do voice.


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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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Keep in mind, you can only use iMessage if the person you are texting also has an iPhone.

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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hockey kinda force fingered ya on that one cbml :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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hockey kinda force fingered ya on that one cbml :fyi:


I've never heard that term before...what does it mean?


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HockeyNightinPgh wrote:
faithfulservant wrote:
hockey kinda force fingered ya on that one cbml :fyi:


I've never heard that term before...what does it mean?


CMBL? Come Be My Light :mrgreen:

Force Fingered - when someone uses the force to type in YOUR answer before you do.

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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cmbl? :scratch: :?

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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I have an iPhone & really like it. It has gps, and there are a bunch of free apps. I have the Confession one, and no, you don't go to Confession on it! You use it as an exam of conscience. Several Catholic apps, and some other. Like my bank, Weather Channel, etc. Lots of companies have free apps available. A;; that said, when renewal time comes, we're going with Straight Talk from WalMart. Can get net & text much more cheaply then ATT&T. Dh has a plain phone, no data pkg. and I have the data pkg. They are fun, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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now an actual confession app would be sweet


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I have iMissal on my blackberry. It is GREAT, all the readings - daily and Sunday - on my phone.

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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HockeyNightinPgh wrote:
now an actual confession app would be sweet


don't be holding your breath for that one :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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Well, if you can go "with screen," this would also be "with screen." It's anonymous just like the real thing. I wonder if there are any rules governing that it has to be done at a church.


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if so, then i have made a few illicit confessions in my time :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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A church or oratory is preferred but not necessary.

Telephone confessions are not permitted.

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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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So what is required is actual physical presence.


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 Post subject: Re: Tell me TO/NOT TO get an iPhone
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