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Iphone 4 got tossed this weekend

Posted on 12/18/2011 4:22:25 PM PST by varmintman

Prior to 02 I'd gone for some time hoping I could die of old age without ever touching a cellphone but that clearly wasn't going to happen; I was getting into too much trouble from not being able to find pay phones which basically stopped existing around that time. I mean, superman never had to look more than 30 feet for a phone booth to change in, but he'd go crazy now.

And then, a bit less than a year ago, the company I work for insisted on me buying an Iphone and the main idea was having access to email on the road. I mean, I'd never wanted anything to do with Apple after the stunt they pulled shutting down the Atari 520ST in 85, but I ignored any misgivings I may have had and bought the thing....

The biggest problem has been the thing getting a mote of dust or lint or something in that little hole for headphones and believing it was working with headphones when it wasn't. That keeps the user from hearing the other guy unless he figures out what's going on and puts the phone on speaker. The problem can usualy be fixed by blowing PC cleaning air into the headphone hole but it can take an hour or more of doing that.

That is still preferable to taking the thing to the local Apple store for service. Their normal mode is to have you make an appointment to be seen in two or three or four days and that basically means going several days off the air.

Then there's the thing about batteries. If a battery dies on any other cell phone you buy a new battery for $20 or $30 and replace the dead one. The Iphone needs to be replaced if a battery dies and, that's right, you need to make an appointment for that and that can mean several days off the air.

I mean, who the hell would buy a car which had to be replaced whenever a battery died.....

But the kicker came yesterday morning when the thing (actually the second one after the first being replaced for a battery), not only pulled its ugly little thing of acting like it thought it was on imaginary headphones, but aside from me not hearing other people other than on speaker, nobody else could hear me.

The normal deal with ATT is to be eligible for phone upgrades every two years; in this case the situation wasn't going to go for another year or more and I simply paid the full price for a Samsung/Android phone and the best ATT could do was a trade-in program which gave me 200 for the Iphone so that the whole deal cost more like 400 than 600, but I view that as money well spent, the Samsung Galaxy appears to be a much nicer phone.


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1 posted on 12/18/2011 4:22:25 PM PST by varmintman
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To: varmintman

10 million other people just love it...


2 posted on 12/18/2011 4:24:54 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

And most of them voted for Obama.

Just sayin’...


3 posted on 12/18/2011 4:26:48 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: varmintman
Sounds like a paid commercial.

4 posted on 12/18/2011 4:29:20 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: varmintman

When the Droid 4 comes out, I plan on buying a Droid 3.

It should be half the price then it currently is.


5 posted on 12/18/2011 4:30:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

guess again.


6 posted on 12/18/2011 4:30:10 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: Jonty30

What is it with this “just saying” expression? What else would it be that you were saying if you were already saying it? That is, how can somebody say something without actually saying something? It’s all so very odd to me.


7 posted on 12/18/2011 4:30:32 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 46 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: varmintman

I like my IPhone. Sounds like you just got a lemon.


8 posted on 12/18/2011 4:31:18 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: varmintman

If you got the Galaxy S II - the new LTE Android, AND yo are in an LTE market, you will LOVE the speeds and the low latency.

If not, enjoy the HSPA+ on the Galaxy.

For different reasons, I prefer the Galaxy to the iPhone 4.


9 posted on 12/18/2011 4:32:01 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: the invisib1e hand
10 million other people just love it...

Wasn't it P.T. Barnum who said there's a sucker born every minute?

10 posted on 12/18/2011 4:32:14 PM PST by varmintman
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To: Jonty30

Yep, it’s true.. I voted conservative until the iPhone ran my life. I am sure Rush will admit it too. Maybe we should save the country by using googles android. Truly a free market enterprise.


11 posted on 12/18/2011 4:33:20 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: varmintman

Lots of new phones are announced at the Consumer Electronics Show each year. This year’s show is from January 09-13, 2012.


12 posted on 12/18/2011 4:33:41 PM PST by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: varmintman

If ya can’t spell it right, you sure don’t get it.

We’re almost to 2012. Give it a rest about one incident in the ‘80s.

Maybe the remote mic hole is too small. You can use the thing without headphones. You’re not dead in water if that tiny hole is plugged.

Dead battery? Are we talking dead kaput? Apparently, if he’s talking about taking it in for service. The battery will last long enough that you should be upgrading well before then. And why not? You’ve paid enough in cell carrier overhead, upgrade already. Three years isn’t enough? Maybe so, since this guy is still longing for phone booths. “who the hell would buy a car which had to be replaced whenever a battery died.....” if the battery was designed to outlive the car, well yeah.

Get back to us about how well that Galaxy works out. I’m guessing he won’t, for presumable reasons not including satisfaction.


13 posted on 12/18/2011 4:34:05 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: varmintman

I have over 50 managers on on iPhone 4...I have had mine since it came out...not a single compliant from a number of people I should only hand milspec equipment to...but I guess my mileage has varied.


14 posted on 12/18/2011 4:34:28 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: varmintman

I haven’t had a single issue with my 4. Not one.


15 posted on 12/18/2011 4:34:32 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: varmintman

What’s your point? Do you think you are morally superior or something? I love my iPhone and IPad and wouldn’t trade it for anything made by Samsung. thanks for sharing though.


16 posted on 12/18/2011 4:34:37 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: SamAdams76; Jonty30
What is it with this “just saying” expression? What else would it be that you were saying if you were already saying it? That is, how can somebody say something without actually saying something? It’s all so very odd to me.

I'm just about ready tell you about why I just say just saying. It is just that just saying is saying the just thing to say. I just told you just why I just say just saying.

Just saying.

17 posted on 12/18/2011 4:36:44 PM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: SamAdams76

In the instant I used it, it was a shorthand way of acknowledging the poster’s point that 10 million people think the Iphone 4 is a great phone, but their opinion can’t be that substantive because most of them voted for Obama in 2008, because the typical demographic of Apple fanboys tend to lean to the left.

You’ll notice that those two words, “just sayin’”, covered the 57 word paragraph above.


18 posted on 12/18/2011 4:37:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: varmintman
I dunno -- that's what they say. But the point is, you were determined to hate the thing.

And you did.

19 posted on 12/18/2011 4:37:28 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: Jonty30

Thanks for the warning. I’m afraid that buying an Apple product will change my voting pattern. Appreciate your “just saying’ “.


20 posted on 12/18/2011 4:37:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lazamataz

God that was brilliant.


21 posted on 12/18/2011 4:38:15 PM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: Jonty30

Actually, Laz, I’m just saying, that just sayin’ is spelled just sayin’ not just saying!


22 posted on 12/18/2011 4:41:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lazamataz

See #22. Just sayin’.


23 posted on 12/18/2011 4:42:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: varmintman

I have had an iPhone sine the first in July of ‘07. I have fever had a problem with dust in the head phone hole. Also , no battery will last forever.

Bill , btw I didn’t vote for Obama.


24 posted on 12/18/2011 4:42:54 PM PST by njmaugbill
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To: varmintman

Incidentally — know the feeling. I refused to get windows until the only software available for anything was windows based. And I held out a long time on the iPhone. But once I got — and it was a business decision — its benefits have been incalculable, and it’s totally changed the way I view the “information revolution.”


25 posted on 12/18/2011 4:43:54 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: Jonty30
Actually that would be incorrect. You were already saying something and then ended your statement with an unnecessary redundancy. It is not necessary to state that you are saying something when you are already saying something.

At any rate, your original statement is very wrong. The majority of iPhone users (and Apple products in general) lean to the right. Everybody knows that most liberals choose Microsoft products.

26 posted on 12/18/2011 4:44:02 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 46 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: varmintman

I’ve owned an Iphone as well as a new Galaxy. I don’t know what led me to buy an Iphone - I’m an open source guy who hates proprietary software with a passion. The Galaxy puts the Iphone to shame - you’ve made a good choice!


27 posted on 12/18/2011 4:46:45 PM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: a fool in paradise; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; dfwgator

PEDANT THREAD HIJACK PING


28 posted on 12/18/2011 4:46:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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...because the typical demographic of Apple fanboys tend to lean to the left.

You will have to excuse me, but that is complete Horsesh*t. Is that clear enough for you?

From what I have observed, it is people who buy Samsung products who gaze fondly upon their wives' friends' husbands. Apples are ususally in the hands of red-blooded American constitutionalists.

Just sayin'.

29 posted on 12/18/2011 4:46:52 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Revolting cat!
Thanks for the warning. I’m afraid that buying an Apple product will change my voting pattern. Appreciate your “just saying’ “.

It will change a lot of things. I bought iPhone 4's as work phones for all my employees, and while I've not had any problems with the iPhones themselves, I'm having problems with my employees. Most were pretty conservative engineer types, but after being issued iPhones, 90% of them have ditched their spouses and moved into loft apartments with their "life partners", who just so happened to be of the same sex, almost all bought Volkswagen Bugs or Toyota Priuses, and they now talk about how Obama just needs four more years to fix America. I hear them talking about some kind of "Glee" TV show as well, instead of football.
30 posted on 12/18/2011 4:47:35 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: varmintman

I have an iphone 4 and have no problems. It’s not the 4s, though, which I read has battery issues.


31 posted on 12/18/2011 4:48:00 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: SamAdams76

I guess “just saying” replaced “rhetorically speaking”


32 posted on 12/18/2011 4:48:32 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SamAdams76

It’s the same as saying “I think you know what I mean.” or maybe “Isn’t it obvious?”


33 posted on 12/18/2011 4:49:01 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: SamAdams76

Sam, you sound like an old bitter clinger like me. I despise the corruption of the American language.

TC


34 posted on 12/18/2011 4:50:44 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: RobertClark
I’ve owned an Iphone as well as a new Galaxy. I don’t know what led me to buy an Iphone - I’m an open source guy who hates proprietary software with a passion. The Galaxy puts the Iphone to shame - you’ve made a good choice!

That what it looks like from here. Apple somehow or other achieved a bit of a lead in smart phones for a year or two but it never takes long for open systems to outgrow closed ones.

35 posted on 12/18/2011 4:51:18 PM PST by varmintman
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To: varmintman

I’m a prepaid tracfone user. Its the perfect phone for someone who has no use for all the other crap they put on cell phones these days.


36 posted on 12/18/2011 4:51:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: IrishPennant

If those people can’t comply, you should fire them!


37 posted on 12/18/2011 4:51:44 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: John Valentine

Here you go.

http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2011/08/android-vs-iphone-reinforcing-some-very-silly-stereotypes/

You’ll probably find that most Blackberry users are the most Conservative, since it’s primarily business users that buy it.


38 posted on 12/18/2011 4:52:36 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ctdonath2
.....” if the battery was designed to outlive the car, well yeah

Where is such a battery at?
It doesn't exist.
If you are going to come up with a retort, at least come up with something that makes some sense will ya?

39 posted on 12/18/2011 4:54:08 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: varmintman
I mean, I'd never wanted anything to do with Apple after the stunt they pulled shutting down the Atari 520ST in 85

Yeah, bitter clinger pretty much sums it up.
40 posted on 12/18/2011 4:55:09 PM PST by aruanan
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To: John Valentine
Apples are ususally in the hands of red-blooded American constitutionalists

On what planet is that?
Here on this planet, almost all the Apple robotoids I have come across are leftists

41 posted on 12/18/2011 4:56:03 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: SamAdams76

To me it seems that “just sayin’ “ has replaced “nota bene” among the uneducated slum classes.


42 posted on 12/18/2011 4:56:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: varmintman
So far, with the exception of an issue with a refurbished phone we were able to correct on our own, we have had no real issues with 4 IPhones.

And the apps? They almost all, without exception, work as advertized. Can't say that about the Android phone/apps - I have an HTC Evo as well - Meh, better browsing, but that's about it. It does everyone else ok except be a phone.

IPhones are far superior.

43 posted on 12/18/2011 4:56:55 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: varmintman
I'd never wanted anything to do with Apple after the stunt they pulled shutting down the Atari 520ST in 85

What did Apple have to do with the Atari ST?

44 posted on 12/18/2011 4:57:06 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: varmintman

From reading this and seeing what is going on in society around me, I don’t understand how I survive with just a cheezy little pre-paid LG.


45 posted on 12/18/2011 4:57:21 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Yep my tracfone does what phones are supposed to do and not much more.


46 posted on 12/18/2011 4:58:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: varmintman

My 2005 Verizon flip phone still works great. I receive calls, and make calls, and if I ever feel like it I can text message with it. Plus, it seems to work everywhere. Sure, I need to recharge it a lot these days, but if I keep it plugged in on the car charger whenever I drive, that’s not an issue. I drop it on the driveway sometimes but it just bounces and never breaks. I highly recommend it.

Maybe you could find one on ebay.

FRegards,
LH


47 posted on 12/18/2011 4:59:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Revolting cat!
To me it seems that “just sayin’ “ has replaced “nota bene” among the uneducated slum classes.

Straight up and or Fo'shizzle.
48 posted on 12/18/2011 5:00:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: njmaugbill
Maybe he should clean the freakin’ lent out of his pocket. Or get a case with covers for the openings. Just sayin’. By the way, I am the proud owner of a Mac Book, iPad, and iPhone. Love them all, which is more than I can say about my HP Desktop that despite having McAfee still got a Trojan horse that stole my ATM card data. Again, just sayin’
49 posted on 12/18/2011 5:00:15 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: varmintman

As I reported earlier, it so happened that I stumbled by accident into an Apple store for the first time ever on the evening of Steve Jobs’ passing. I spoke with a few of the employees there, and one thing that I couldn’t help but notice was that everyone of them, just like every one of the people I know who own and use Apple products, is a Constitutionalist right winger!


50 posted on 12/18/2011 5:00:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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