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Old 06-18-2013, 07:46 PM   #11
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Just give me a cell phone that goes ring ring, it doesn't need to be smarter than me

Just out of curiosity any of you smartphone people have a ballistics app that you use when you are shooting?
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #12
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I was given an iphone 3 or 4 for a birthday and took it back. I just didn't want a phone with such gadgetry. Later, I figured out that the phone part of the iphone is easy enough to mentally separate from the games and such. I like having the iphone 4s now. I like having nicer games while waiting in line and having the access to the weather channel and yellow pages and freakin LOVE the free app Units that converts from one unit of measure to another (money, distance, volume, etc). There is also an app for annoying my cats or calling coyotes (haven't tried the yotes yet). I also like the categorizable music on Pandora.

I pay about $60-65 per month and never have overages, but I don't make a lot of calls and don't stream much video.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_Fone My "I don't want a smart phone" phone. It still works but sucks for texting.
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What carrier? Verizon requires a data plan to use a smartphone even if you dont want data from them.

Used Samsung galaxy s3 is probably the best bang for the buck right now.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:53 PM   #14
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Just give me a cell phone that goes ring ring, it doesn't need to be smarter than me

Just out of curiosity any of you smartphone people have a ballistics app that you use when you are shooting?
I don't think that any phone is smarter than you are. It can however, help you with a lot of day to day things that you can't really do alone. I have several apps on my iPhone and Galaxy S3 that help me at work. I can level out my ship using any one of several "bubble level" apps. There is a Ship's Medical app for injured/sick peeps. Code of Federal Regs apps that I can throw up at inspectors when they are shaking me down during inspections (coasties ) Ballistics apps? There are sooo many to choose from. I have/had a few on both platforms. Some ammo manufacturers even offer free ballistics apps.
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The only way while on a plan to not add data and use a smart phone will be to stay on your current plan and buy a phone outright. And that wont work in you are on a network that uses CDMA phones (doesn't take a SIM card). I'm a big Motorola fan when it comes to phones and on Verizon s I went with the Droid Razr M. The biggest selling point for me at the time was price and battery life. Smart phone batteries go quick! I use mine pretty regular and don't have to charge but every other day at the most. One of the better larger screen smart phones I've seen is the LG Spectrum 2. It's a bit big for my needs but the screen, battery, and software are pretty nice. My wife has it and loves it. I make fun of it because it's HUGE! I tell h er I'm going to hire a little immigrant child to carry it for her.

If you are using a prepaid like straight-talk or the like do whatever you can to not use their phones. They are not near the quality even if they look the same. Most are refurbished and not with OEM parts. If possible buy the SIM and go out and buy a phone outright.
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I have an Iphone but am not real fond of it. With that said I think they are easier to get the hang of if you are not smart phone savy. Consider me old school I guess because my first was a Blackberry and loved it.
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I have the iPhone 5, I like it.. I think it's more user friendly and I never liked my friend's andriods.. I found them confusing and more complexed than they needed to be..
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A new phone that come-eth with. 12 year old to show me how it work-eth...!
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A new phone that come-eth with. 12 year old to show me how it work-eth...!
You know that's right!

Bought a new laptop a couple of weeks ago with Windows 8....kids had it figured out same day! Wife and I are still working on it....

For all their shortcomings and opportunities, this new generation comes "pre-wired"!!!
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I have an iPhone 4s and looking for an upgrade. Several friends have suggested BlackBerry Z10
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