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Old 12-11-2012, 02:46 PM   #16
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Simple answer: she wants an iPhone. Tried to talk me into it when we renewed a year and a half ago and I convinced her to go with the Thunderbolt. We don't like the Thunderbolts. I've been hearing "I told you so" for a year and a half. Of course, one of the reasons I like the Thunderbolt was it would cause her to keep her music and phone seperate. I don't want to try to reach her and find out her phone is dead because she's been using it as an iPod. I bought her a phone because I expect to be able to get in touch with her. I've heard from Apple users that the battery life in them is just as bad as the Thunderbolt. That all smartphones have horrible battery life. I guess I'm kidding myself about keeping her music seperate.
Yes, smartphones have shorter battery life than non-smartphone. But I think you're worrying too much. I use the heck out of my iPhone, all day long, for news, web browsing, music, e-mail, even watching videos, and I can still get about 8 hours out of it. But you know what? Even if I don't do all that, I still get about 8-9 hours out of it, just keeping it on standby.

The key thing is, she's going to need to remember to keep it charged. Did she do that with the Thunderbolt? Then she's going to be OK with the iPhone. Yes, there may be some times where she forgets to charge it and it dies, but honestly, that could happen with any phone.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:01 PM   #17
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Yes, smartphones have shorter battery life than non-smartphone. But I think you're worrying too much. I use the heck out of my iPhone, all day long, for news, web browsing, music, e-mail, even watching videos, and I can still get about 8 hours out of it. But you know what? Even if I don't do all that, I still get about 8-9 hours out of it, just keeping it on standby.

The key thing is, she's going to need to remember to keep it charged. Did she do that with the Thunderbolt? Then she's going to be OK with the iPhone. Yes, there may be some times where she forgets to charge it and it dies, but honestly, that could happen with any phone.
Thanks. I'm sure it's no worse than our phones now. We'll just have to be mindful.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #19
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If you have a Best Buy in your neck of the woods, they have $50 off iPhone 5. I believe that special is until January 5th.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #20
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I don't have videos on my phone either. I have music, photos, and apps and it's full.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #21
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Remember that the operating software (iOS) is going to take up at least 2GB of the memory.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #22
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If you have a Best Buy in your neck of the woods, they have $50 off iPhone 5. I believe that special is until January 5th.
It's my time to renew my contract with Verizon so I'll get the discount through them, although I appreciate your trying to save me a few dollars. Every bit counts!

RegSinfield: I was just wondering what everyone else has, to what degree they use it, and if they feel they have enough memory. I have a 30 gig ipod, and have tons of room left on it, but I'm not sure how much space everything else takes up.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #23
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I have 32GB and I have about 10GB left. No videos. Apps, pics, and music. I have 7GB music, I think the photos are maybe around 1GB, so the rest are apps and iOS.
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Be aware that if you have an umlimited data plan you will have to go to a tiered plan if you get a phone discount from Verizon.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #25
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Be aware that if you have an umlimited data plan you will have to go to a tiered plan if you get a phone discount from Verizon.
I know. Not happy about that at all.
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I was worried about that when we made the change but it hasn't been an issue at all. We haven't come close to using our monthly data (6GB for 3 of us). I started with 8 then lowered it to 6. I think we use 3 but I'm not going to lower it to 4 just in case we have a super high usage month. lol
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I was worried about that when we made the change but it hasn't been an issue at all. We haven't come close to using our monthly data (6GB for 3 of us). I started with 8 then lowered it to 6. I think we use 3 but I'm not going to lower it to 4 just in case we have a super high usage month. lol
DH does not have a smartphone but will be getting one. DD has, on occasion, used by to almost 2 by herself. I have approached 1 a time or two. With his new smartphone I'm afraid he'll go nuts with it in the beginning so I was thinking of starting with 6 and seeing how it goes. At least I have the option of raising or lowering it on a month-to-month basis. It just kills me to pay almost $200 a month for cell phones.
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