Skip to comments.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.
10 million other people just love it...
And most of them voted for Obama.
Sounds like a paid commercial.
When the Droid 4 comes out, I plan on buying a Droid 3.
It should be half the price then it currently is.
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 like my IPhone. Sounds like you just got a lemon.
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.
Wasn't it P.T. Barnum who said there's a sucker born every minute?
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.
Lots of new phones are announced at the Consumer Electronics Show each year. This year’s show is from January 09-13, 2012.
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.
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.
I haven’t had a single issue with my 4. Not one.
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.
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.
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.
And you did.
Thanks for the warning. I’m afraid that buying an Apple product will change my voting pattern. Appreciate your “just saying’ “.
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