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      09-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #133
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Figured that. But on AT&T, there is a "no-commitment" option but once they know you're an existing customer, the link goes away. Lol. It's like they want to steer you toward a data plan.
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      09-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #134
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oh... well that sucks. I haven't tried it online with AT&T just yet.
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Apple announced it would not sell unlocked phones at the launch, you usually have to wait a couple of months before that option becomes available

I was also able to order iPhone 5 and kept my unlimited plan


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It's unbelievable you can't even imagine a situation where that feature would be useful. I agree, although it's not earth-shattering, it's a feature that I need and use multiple times a week.
same here, i use that feature almost every time I make a call
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      09-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #136
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The iPhone 5 doesn't really compete against the SG3 (it can't really), it competes against the iPhone 4S.

Pretty much all the new things on the iPhone 5 are new things to iPhone users only. Android and Windows phone users have had all this technology and software for over a year.

An article listed the specs for the iPhone 5 vs the SG3. iPhone 5 has 8 hours of talk time, over 3G. Well the SG3 has 11:40 hours of talk time over 3G. Also the SG3 had the iPhone 5 beat in the rest of the specs.

But that doesn't matter, Apple has a loyal cult which will replace their old beat up iPhone phone.

Started typing a reply, but then read this. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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SG3 sucks, all i ever hear from people is how they don't like it and can't wait to replace it with and iphone.
I have one and love it.
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How?
I did it through the apple site, after entering my At&t info, my plan info was on the right, said unlimited for data and text. Then just hit check out and that was it
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The iPhone 5 doesn't really compete against the SG3 (it can't really), it competes against the iPhone 4S.

Pretty much all the new things on the iPhone 5 are new things to iPhone users only. Android and Windows phone users have had all this technology and software for over a year.

An article listed the specs for the iPhone 5 vs the SG3. iPhone 5 has 8 hours of talk time, over 3G. Well the SG3 has 11:40 hours of talk time over 3G. Also the SG3 had the iPhone 5 beat in the rest of the specs.

But that doesn't matter, Apple has a loyal cult which will replace their old beat up iPhone phone.
I forget the last time I had to talk 11 hours on a phone or even 8 for that matter lol. iPhones battery lasts me the whole day and I have chargers everywhere. So its not that big of a issue for me.
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not trying to be a troll

everyone keeps saying the GS3 is much better then iPhone 5.

Can someone explain to me how? I really want to know. To me they seem equal and the preference comes in the OS.

Its like people who tell me the XBOX 360 is superior to the Wii. I've had more fun with the Wii and more games. Only games I have on my 360 are Halo, AC, and Forza. Both are very different and good in their own ways
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not trying to be a troll

everyone keeps saying the GS3 is much better then iPhone 5.

Can someone explain to me how? I really want to know. To me they seem equal and the preference comes in the OS.

Its like people who tell me the XBOX 360 is superior to the Wii. I've had more fun with the Wii and more games. Only games I have on my 360 are Halo, AC, and Forza. Both are very different and good in their own ways

think its a preference thing, just people get all crazy when they have to defend a product they bought

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Will pre-order mine tomorrow. Looked at a gs3, but like others said above, it's just the iOS i like.
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Ah here we go. The insults from the fanbois finally start!

Well it got all the way to p5 first. That's like a record or something.
But the negative, anti-Apple comments started on page one. The haters are always quicker to jump with a negative comment, and then are amazed someone might voice a different opinion. Simply put, you are for or against the iPhone/Apple. Neither said will convince the other that their device, operating system or gadget is better than the other!!!
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not trying to be a troll

everyone keeps saying the GS3 is much better then iPhone 5.

Can someone explain to me how? I really want to know. To me they seem equal and the preference comes in the OS.

Its like people who tell me the XBOX 360 is superior to the Wii. I've had more fun with the Wii and more games. Only games I have on my 360 are Halo, AC, and Forza. Both are very different and good in their own ways
I picked up a G3 in the store today. Felt like I was trying to hold my iPad. While it may have a nice big screen, it is way oversized and really just too big. And no, I don't have small hands.
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      09-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #147
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But the negative, anti-Apple comments started on page one. The haters are always quicker to jump with a negative comment, and then are amazed someone might voice a different opinion. Simply put, you are for or against the iPhone/Apple. Neither said will convince the other that their device, operating system or gadget is better than the other!!!
Android fanbois stating that the pure hardware specs of the 5 are underwhelming is not haterade. They're true. However, once you go ahead and apply the OS to the device, the hardware specs carry less weight. This is normal banter on these subjects. I was referring more to the insults and inferred insults between each other.

Also, I'd like to clarify that conversation about Apple and conversation about the iPhone are two VERY different things. The iPhone is a device and should be evaluated as a device compared to the other devices available. Apple is a company. You don't have to like or appreciate one to like or appreciate the other. Apple sucks donkey balls IMO, stifles innovation with their patent BS, and pulls shit like the proprietary cable thing because they know they can squeeze that money out of all their loyal sheep. However, none of this should affect how you view the iPhone as a device. And you don't either have to love it or hate it; it can be looked at very objectively. Unfortunately, most people in the smartphone world do adopt the fanboi attitudes, so it can be pretty difficult to have a conversation with people on this subject on a purely objective (and reasonable subjective points) level.
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not trying to be a troll

everyone keeps saying the GS3 is much better then iPhone 5.

Can someone explain to me how? I really want to know. To me they seem equal and the preference comes in the OS.
I had every iPhone from day 1 and just got an S3 two weeks ago. Never used an Android phone before, so hopefully my advice isn't biased. I still have my macbook, ipad, and other apple products but I feel the S3 is a better phone.

Here's what the iPhone 5 doesn't have:

Display Size - 4 vs 4.8 is a huge difference
NFC - I use smart tags multiple times a day
Motion Controls - put phone up to your head while texting to call that contact, flip phone over to mute calls, smart stay, etc
LED indicator - for notifications witout unlocking the phone
Expandable Memory - Micro SD up to 64 gigs, don't have to pay Apple crazy money for more memory
USB - much easier to "sync". No iTunes BS, just drag and drop like a flash drive
Larger removable battery
Haptic feedback
iOS vs ICS - too much to talk about here

And that's really just touching the surface. I don't have time to get too far into it.

I have been using iPhones for the last 5 years. ios is great for what it is, and so is the iPhone, it just feels stale. Maybe if Apple gives ios6 a facelift I'll come back after a year or two with my GS3. Right now though, I feel the GS3 with ICS is far better.

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I had every iPhone from day 1 and just got an S3 two weeks ago. Never used an Android phone before, so hopefully my advice isn't biased. I still have my macbook, ipad, and other apple products but I feel the S3 is a better phone.

Here's what the iPhone 5 doesn't have:

Display Size - 4 vs 4.8 is a huge difference
NFC - I use smart tags multiple times a day
Motion Controls - put phone up to your head while texting to call that contact, flip phone over to mute calls, smart stay, etc
LED indicator - for notifications without unlocking the phone
Expandable Memory - Micro SD up to 64 gigs, don't have to pay Apple crazy money for more memory
USB - much easier to "sync". No iTunes BS, just drag and drop like a flash drive
Larger removable battery
Haptic feedback
iOS vs ICS - too much to talk about here

And that's really just touching the surface. I don't have time to get too far into it.

I have been using iPhones for the last 5 years. ios is great for what it is, and so is the iPhone, it just feels stale. Maybe if Apple gives ios6 a facelift I'll come back after a year or two with my GS3. Right now though, I feel the GS3 with ICS is far better.
Bold items are the only things i wish were different about the iPhone. Especially the LED notification!

Motion control thing sounds cool, but until i used it i would be apprehensive, seems like it may end up doing things i wouldn't want it to by mistake. Hows it work for you?
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I had every iPhone from day 1 and just got an S3 two weeks ago. Never used an Android phone before, so hopefully my advice isn't biased. I still have my macbook, ipad, and other apple products but I feel the S3 is a better phone.

Here's what the iPhone 5 doesn't have:

Display Size - 4 vs 4.8 is a huge difference
NFC - I use smart tags multiple times a day
Motion Controls - put phone up to your head while texting to call that contact, flip phone over to mute calls, smart stay, etc
LED indicator - for notifications witout unlocking the phone
Expandable Memory - Micro SD up to 64 gigs, don't have to pay Apple crazy money for more memory
USB - much easier to "sync". No iTunes BS, just drag and drop like a flash drive
Larger removable battery
Haptic feedback
iOS vs ICS - too much to talk about here

And that's really just touching the surface. I don't have time to get too far into it.

I have been using iPhones for the last 5 years. ios is great for what it is, and so is the iPhone, it just feels stale. Maybe if Apple gives ios6 a facelift I'll come back after a year or two with my GS3. Right now though, I feel the GS3 with ICS is far better.
^The list can keep on going, but that's why I bought an s3 also.
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Bold items are the only things i wish were different about the iPhone. Especially the LED notification!
For a while back when RIM was still relevant, I knew a lot of people who wouldn't switch from BlackBerry just because they had become so used to the LED indicator. I have to admit, it's a ridiculously useful feature.
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For a while back when RIM was still relevant, I knew a lot of people who wouldn't switch from BlackBerry just because they had become so used to the LED indicator. I have to admit, it's a ridiculously useful feature.
Yes. And in some ways, is still better at the sole function of a device for mobile email. But these days smartphones are so much more than just email.
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Yes. And in some ways, is still better at the sole function of a device for mobile email. But these days smartphones are so much more than just email.
Yeah I agree 100%. It's too bad they had the captain of the Titanic at the helm (x2 actually).
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Bold items are the only things i wish were different about the iPhone. Especially the LED notification!

Motion control thing sounds cool, but until i used it i would be apprehensive, seems like it may end up doing things i wouldn't want it to by mistake. Hows it work for you?
It's one of those things that boggles my mind Apple doesn't include. They have the tech inside the phone to do it, mainly the proximity sensor. And they could give it some iName and make it like they are the pioneer, just like most other things.

Its awesome to look at a text, then just put the phone to my head and have it call that person. If a call comes in that I don't want to take, I just flip the phone over on the table and it hangs up. If I get a missed call, text, or email, and have the phone in my pocket or on my desk, when I pick it up the phone vibrates to alert me. Its all very useful, and hasn't called or hung up on anyone by mistake yet.
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