If you were buying a new cellphone, what kind would you buy?

surreptitious surreptitious
I'm brainstorming for ideas about my next phone because I am not satisfied with the one that I currently have. It got me thinking about whether my fellow Edenites are fashion forward when it comes to their mobiles, or whether they prefer to stick to what's tried and true. Do you upgrade your phone as new technology comes, or do you stick with what you have until it breaks? Once it breaks, would you go for the same model, or try something completely new? If you don't have a cellphone, do you have a landline? I haven't maintained a landline of my own, because a cellphone just seems more practical for my lifestyle. If you don't have either, what is your reasoning as to why?

If I had the money, I'd update my phone at least once a year. I don't need every little thing, but it would be nice to actually have a high-end smart phone that used new technology, because I find that sort of thing fascinating.
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I've broken the cycle of buying a new phone every year or two. My current phone is one of the 1st non-apple smart phones - and it's going on 4 years old.

I will be getting a new one by year end - and like you I am undecided. Take a free phone, last year's model at a discount, or go for the latest and greatest. I suspect like most things I'll go middle of the road - maybe the Samsung Galaxy SIII
05/10/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
The ones used in "Eden of the East" - complete with $10 billion, a concierge named Jules who can do anything, and can access any information.

But without the death sentence at the end of the game.

(I know, not helpful, but I prefer dumb phones to be honest.)
05/10/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
The ones used in "Eden of the East" - complete with $10 billion, a concierge named Jules who can do anything, and can access any information.

But without the death sentence at the end of the game.

(I know, not helpful, but I ... More
Being unhelpful is 100% acceptable when you're being humorous. *nods*
05/10/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I'm brainstorming for ideas about my next phone because I am not satisfied with the one that I currently have. It got me thinking about whether my fellow Edenites are fashion forward when it comes to their mobiles, or whether they prefer to stick ... More
I'd get the cheapest phone I could find, and spend the money I saved on sex toys

Seriously, though; I have a $20 phone, so I can't be of much help here. I've heard great things about Androids, but I've never used one. Good luck on your hunt!
05/10/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by bog
I'd get the cheapest phone I could find, and spend the money I saved on sex toys

Seriously, though; I have a $20 phone, so I can't be of much help here. I've heard great things about Androids, but I've never used one. Good luck on your hunt!
Thank you! I have never had a data plan because it's always been too expensive, but I think that if I get employed again in a big city, it would wind up being worth it. I adore having a full physical keyboard because I send dozens of texts a day when I'm out and about, but I've been wondering if I could teach myself to get used to a keyboard onscreen. I guess we'll see!
05/10/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I stick with Apple products for mobile use because it is so easy to have them all working together. I tend to replace every year or two and have been very happy with every purchase.

I'm often tempted by the new Android stuff but, when it comes right down to it, I'm just not a fan of Android. It's less intuitive to me.

If I ever move away from Apple it'll be to a windows phone/tablet once they've worked most of the kinks out.
05/10/2013
Kitka Kitka
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Originally posted by surreptitious
Thank you! I have never had a data plan because it's always been too expensive, but I think that if I get employed again in a big city, it would wind up being worth it. I adore having a full physical keyboard because I send dozens of texts a day ... More
My Android, a Samsung Transform Ultra, has a slide out keyboard and it works out pretty well for texting, etc. If you can get a Boost Mobile plan, assuming you'll get reception with it where you are, go for the Unlimited everything package. I pay only $50 a month for my phone and I absolutely love it. I have tried other cell phones but they ended up being too glitchy or just irritating so I'm going to stick with this model for as long as possible.
05/10/2013
misskat misskat
I use all Apple products and I highly recommend the iPhone. It's very user-friendly and works perfectly with my iPad and computers.

I know people who are very happy with their Android phones, but Apple is simply more appealing to me.

I usually wait to upgrade until I really have to- like when my old phone starts having problems.

Data plans are costly, but in my opinion, very much worth it because all you can do with a smartphone- email, searching for things on the internet, EDEN!!, etc.
05/10/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Android...Samsung..lov e the one I have now
05/10/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
My current phone is a crappy old LG dumb phone. I hate it but I'll use it until it finally quits working. When I do replace it, it wil be with an iPhone. My wife loves hers.
05/10/2013
LoveX LoveX
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Originally posted by Trysexual
Android...Samsung..lov e the one I have now
Same here- I have the cheepy straight talk one, and still love it!
05/10/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I've got an old LG EnV3, and I'm not getting rid of it until it dies its last death. I don't care to use the internet on it, and I rarely send texts, so there's no reason for me to upgrade.
05/10/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
I wait unto they break, a friend gave me a blackberry but I would go with Samsung Galaxy now
05/10/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Kitka
My Android, a Samsung Transform Ultra, has a slide out keyboard and it works out pretty well for texting, etc. If you can get a Boost Mobile plan, assuming you'll get reception with it where you are, go for the Unlimited everything package. I pay ... More
Unfortunately, I live in Canada, so I think that Boost Mobile is a no-go. As of right now, it looks like they only offer plans in the States and Australia. Right now I pay about $25 a month for call ID, voicemail, unlimited worldwide texting and more Canada-wide minutes than I could possibly use, so doubling that just to get data still seems expensive to me! xD Looking at it from an objective point of view, however, $25 for unlimited data is pretty awesome - I mean, considering what it costs for my internet connection, if I could just tether off my phone, it would be 100% worth it.
05/10/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by misskat
I use all Apple products and I highly recommend the iPhone. It's very user-friendly and works perfectly with my iPad and computers.

I know people who are very happy with their Android phones, but Apple is simply more appealing to ... More
Personally, I think that the one smartphone that I would never get is an iPhone. I have a hard time with the keyboard on my iPod as it is (and even that was a gift - I wouldn't have bought myself one of those either, haha), and with all the texting that I do, I don't think that I could afford to be slowed down. I don't dislike Apple products in that "all Apple users are *fill in the blank*" sort of way that I often see, but after having done a fair bit of research on their products, I don't see a point in essentially paying a premium for the name. If they were offering anything truly innovative, I would definitely be more interested in their products, but I did a thorough product comparison last Christmas and and actually found their iPad to be not only similar to other tablets that cost half the price, but significantly lacking in some domains. I haven't researched Apple's phone specifically, but unless someone showed me something that an iPhone can do that other similar phones can't, I don't think that I would purchase one.

I do agree that it would be nice to be able to connect to the internet anywhere! I really miss being on campus, because no matter where I went, I could pick up a wifi connection there no problem, and in downtown Montreal, there are a heck of a lot of free wifi hotspots. It was almost like having data. xD
05/10/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I stick with Apple products for mobile use because it is so easy to have them all working together. I tend to replace every year or two and have been very happy with every purchase.

I'm often tempted by the new Android stuff but, when it ... More
This is how I am. I love Apple and I stick with it. I got the new 4S the Christmas before last but sadly went into the pool with it. I have insurance but by that time it would cost $200 to replace with insurance while the phone was $100 to everyone else. I ended up with my partners moms old iPhone (it's 3+years old and is JUST starting to act up) I have an upgrade in June and I figure I can get the newest model for the same price as the outdated one with my insurance.

SO I am waiting. I too am tempted by others but my partner has an Android phone (galaxy s3) and I just don't like it like I do Apple.
05/10/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I'm brainstorming for ideas about my next phone because I am not satisfied with the one that I currently have. It got me thinking about whether my fellow Edenites are fashion forward when it comes to their mobiles, or whether they prefer to stick ... More
If I absolutely had to, then I would look for something as close to my current phone as possible -- Pantech Pursuit. I want something really, really simple, easy to use, without all those annoying, extravagant features/apps or whatever. Music, easy keyboard that's big enough for texting, a call button and a comfortable size.

I don't need to update my phone once a year. More like once every 3 years. It doesn't stop working after a year. It works perfectly fine. It has some scratches on it, but that is not a reason to need a new one. I'm happy with mine & I really don't care to have the most expensive of phones, especially since I do not use any special features besides taking pictures sometimes, only if my camera isn't around. Or if I need to text or call someone. Otherwise, nothing else is necessary.

I much prefer a non-touchscreen phone. I hate touch screen & only have a touch screen because there were only touchscreens when I had to buy a new phone! It's too finicky & not a great thing for some people, like me. I mean, there's nothing about it that has benefitted me or made my life easier. It accidentally dials people all the time thanks to touchscreen.

I do like my Pursuit, though. It's cute. A pretty green color & it's very easy to use. It isn't filled with all those apps, so I can find my way around things quickly. Before my Pursuit, I had an LG Neon & LOVED it except the back, battery lid thing was so thin it would cause my battery to easily slide and the phone would turn off by itself. I loved that phone though. It was pearl white and green. I like green phones.

So no, I don't feel the need to upgrade just because new stuff comes along. If what I have does not work or isn't easily useable, then that's the only time I feel like I need to upgrade. There's just so much other things I could spend money on & I prefer not to waste it just to have the latest & greatest.

I'm not really a big phone person, obviously. Lol. Everybody I see always has their faces buried in their phones, looking down always to text or something. I use my phone the most if I'm home, in private, not in public where real human interaction is necessary.

Smart phones would be a pain for me. I like it simple.
05/11/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I'm brainstorming for ideas about my next phone because I am not satisfied with the one that I currently have. It got me thinking about whether my fellow Edenites are fashion forward when it comes to their mobiles, or whether they prefer to stick ... More
Four things I wanted and have on phone when I purchased it a couple years ago.
1. 4G speed
2. Tethering, so that I can take my laptop or Ipad anywhere and have Internet access.
3. A pull out keyboard with actual keys.
4. It is fully compatible for world wide use. You need only pop in a prepaid sim card within the country you are visiting, and you are good to go.

What I want from a phone today is an Ipad style. Phone size would not be an issue because I would have my Bluetooth earpiece. I would still want tethering as well, just like I already have. A quad processor is a requirement for speed. And because of the size screen, I wouldn’t need the pull out keyboard I have now. Also, it would still need to be world wide compatible.

It seems like a reasonable product to have available today. So, I just don't understand what manufactures are waiting for.
05/11/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by kendra30752
If I absolutely had to, then I would look for something as close to my current phone as possible -- Pantech Pursuit. I want something really, really simple, easy to use, without all those annoying, extravagant features/apps or whatever. Music, easy ... More
I'm actually really not overly fond of touch screens either! I mean, I'll likely wind up getting one at some point because that's where the technology is going, but I love having a physical keyboard.

I have a friend who loves green phones just as much as you, haha. I can't say that I would mind having a green one! Mine's white, which is fine, I suppose, but I can't say that I'm too fond of the blue case that I have for it. It was either that or pink, though, and the blue was much nicer. Green would have been great.
05/11/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Mr. John
Four things I wanted and have on phone when I purchased it a couple years ago.
1. 4G speed
2. Tethering, so that I can take my laptop or Ipad anywhere and have Internet access.
3. A pull out keyboard with actual keys.
4. It is fully ... More
Making a tablet with phone capabilities would be a great next step, especially if it had a full physical keyboard "attachment" or something like you can find for iPads! I definitely think that I could go for that. I mean, I know that I probably wouldn't need a physical keyboard, because of screen size, like you said, but I'm a crotchety young lady who's already set in her ways, I guess.
05/11/2013
shesFlawless shesFlawless
I'm not sure I could have any other phone than my iPhone. I love it so much.
05/12/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
I tend to use my phone until it breaks. I'm looking forward to getting the newest iphone soon.
08/12/2013
Feisty Feisty
I never had a smart phone but if I did have one, I would choose the galaxy s4
08/12/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
I used to have an iPhone, but just upgraded to a Galaxy S4. It's amazing, and does everything that the iPhone should do, while also answering every complaint I ever had about my iPhone. I was hesitant to make the switch, but am really happy that I did.
08/19/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I'm brainstorming for ideas about my next phone because I am not satisfied with the one that I currently have. It got me thinking about whether my fellow Edenites are fashion forward when it comes to their mobiles, or whether they prefer to stick ... More
Depends on what service you are on. The Galaxy Note 2 gives you a real computer in your pocket, plus a super cell phone. The new Galaxy Mega...even bigger still, will give all the utility of a tablet, but in a cell phone package. That is the ultimate "high end" in my book
08/19/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Feisty
I never had a smart phone but if I did have one, I would choose the galaxy s4
Note 2 is better. More screen size and more power. Makes really surfing the net a pleasure. The new Galaxy Mega is going to top even that, very shortly.
08/19/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by surreptitious
Making a tablet with phone capabilities would be a great next step, especially if it had a full physical keyboard "attachment" or something like you can find for iPads! I definitely think that I could go for that. I mean, I know that I ... More
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Here is what you want. Plus here is your "keyboard"

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You can fold it up and carry it in your pocket.
08/19/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Sincerely Yours, N
I used to have an iPhone, but just upgraded to a Galaxy S4. It's amazing, and does everything that the iPhone should do, while also answering every complaint I ever had about my iPhone. I was hesitant to make the switch, but am really happy that ... More
I have an IPhone 5 and a Galaxy Note 2. No question, the Samsung is light years ahead of the Apple in form and function.
08/19/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
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Originally posted by Bignuf
I have an IPhone 5 and a Galaxy Note 2. No question, the Samsung is light years ahead of the Apple in form and function.
Exactly. I was tempted to get the Note 2, but then the S4 blew me away by doing things that the Note couldn't! I'm so happy that I took a leap of faith and made the switch. It's really the best phone on the market right now.
08/19/2013
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