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Thinking about getting an iphone 4s from sprint

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October 27, 2011 12:27:01 AM

Anything I should know before I do this?
I am upgrading from a dumb phone.

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October 27, 2011 5:00:47 AM

I would try before you buy, same with the other guys as well, use a Galaxy and a win7 phone. Also it wont be long before the super sweet looking nokia 800 lumia comes out. worth a look before you throw your life away with an apple.

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October 27, 2011 12:39:21 PM

i know someone that just bought one.

its faster than the older models and it seems like the antenna issues have gone away, but its still an iphone. if you are okay with apple telling you what you can and cannot do with a phone you own then go for it.

if you want a smartphone and want control, go with a dualcore android phone. it might not be as polished as ios.. and the appstore might not be as great..but you have control to do pretty much whatever you want.

windows 7 phone... i havent heard much activity in that sector. at this point in time i would find it hard to recommend as it just doesnt have enough going for it to warrant checking out.
November 3, 2011 2:38:24 AM

ssddx
can you clarify what you mean by control?
And how does apple tell people what they can do with the phone any more then the android OS does.

I am new at this so i really don't know much at all about this stuff.

I am thinking I will be getting something within a week or two at the most.
November 3, 2011 3:42:55 AM

what about the nokia 800 lumia?
November 10, 2011 12:08:52 AM

have not looked at that one
is it android or ?
November 10, 2011 2:12:23 AM

Its a Windows mango phone
November 10, 2011 1:17:03 PM

@op

if you've ever owned an apple product (i have an ipod) then you would realize the deathgrip they have on usage. for instance i can copy songs to my ipod, but i cannot transfer them back onto the same pc even if they were bought using the itunes store. dumb right? welcome to apple.

i don't have any direct experience with the iphone (never had, never will) i can not give specifics but it appears that this is tied to itunes for syncing as well. as for the app store apple has a tight leash on devs...which has a good side but a bad side as well.

with android devices you can easily do things such as ...

changing themes, colors, launcherbars without rooting
free tethering to your laptop with root
play flash video
drag and drop music, video, etc to your phone

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as for windows phones go, i wouldnt suggest one as they dont have enough market share to be competitive.
November 11, 2011 10:31:58 AM

as i remember nokia phones used to be pretty good in the past however i read a few articles on how they were going through some problems which has lowered their market share. as such its hard to say that just because one manufacturer supports wp7 that it will instantly take a large market share.

i'm not knocking the hardware or included software of wp7. all i am saying is that there are at least 10x the resources available for ios and android. these include tech support forums, applications, etcetera. also remember that i said that i wouldnt suggest one (this is an opinion). i'm not lying there, i think wp7 needs to bring something new to the table in order to be a good choice.

in any case it is up to the OP to decide what they want.
November 17, 2011 11:24:48 PM

ok thanks for all the great answers
i will update you with what happens.
the purchase has been postponed a bit.
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