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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.

    That means I've got over a month to feel left out.

    Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?

    I can't stand being lesser than state of the art!!!!!!

    Pisses me off!!!

    Andy

  2. #2
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:17:05 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >OT: rfc iPhone 4S
    >
    >I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.
    >
    >That means I've got over a month to feel left out.
    >
    >Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?
    >
    >I can't stand being lesser than state of the art!!!!!!
    >
    >Pisses me off!!!
    >
    >Andy



    No matter what new phone may come out, as long as my present phone
    (Android) keeps working, I'll keep it. It took me five years to
    finally upgrade to it from a flip phone.

  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:53:16 -0400, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:17:05 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >OT: rfc iPhone 4S
    > >
    > >I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.
    > >
    > >That means I've got over a month to feel left out.
    > >
    > >Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?
    > >
    > >I can't stand being lesser than state of the art!!!!!!
    > >
    > >Pisses me off!!!
    > >
    > >Andy

    >
    >
    > No matter what new phone may come out, as long as my present phone
    > (Android) keeps working, I'll keep it. It took me five years to
    > finally upgrade to it from a flip phone.


    You're working and it's paid for by your job or you write off the
    expense?

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  4. #4
    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On 10/15/2011 7:17 AM, Andy wrote:
    > OT: rfc iPhone 4S
    >
    > I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.
    >
    > That means I've got over a month to feel left out.
    >
    > Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?
    >
    > I can't stand being lesser than state of the art!!!!!!
    >
    > Pisses me off!!!
    >
    > Andy



    You mean LESS than state of the art???

    The 4S isn't state of the art. It's the state of Apple.

    <or is should that be the State of Apple?>

  5. #5
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Oct 15, 7:53*am, Ed Pawlowski <e...@snet.net> wrote:

    >
    > No matter what new phone may come out, as long as my present phone
    > (Android) keeps working, I'll keep it. * It took me five years to
    > finally upgrade to it from a flip phone. *


    I'm still using a pay as you go flip phone. Somehow I just can't see
    justifying the price of the smart phone plus the monthly contract. I
    guess if I needed to use the phone as an offshoot of my computer I
    would get one, but right now it's not very high on my priority list.

    I do think it would be fun to have one if for nothing else it really
    IS a little computer in your hand now.




  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:01:07 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Oct 15, 7:53*am, Ed Pawlowski <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > No matter what new phone may come out, as long as my present phone
    > > (Android) keeps working, I'll keep it. * It took me five years to
    > > finally upgrade to it from a flip phone. *

    >
    > I'm still using a pay as you go flip phone. Somehow I just can't see
    > justifying the price of the smart phone plus the monthly contract. I
    > guess if I needed to use the phone as an offshoot of my computer I
    > would get one, but right now it's not very high on my priority list.
    >
    > I do think it would be fun to have one if for nothing else it really
    > IS a little computer in your hand now.
    >
    >

    I can handle the cost of a smart phone. I'd like one to access Google
    when I need an address while I'm out, google maps and the GPS feature
    would be nice, but I don't need them often enough to justify the
    monthly internet charge.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  7. #7
    John Smythe Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:01:07 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Oct 15, 7:53 am, Ed Pawlowski <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> No matter what new phone may come out, as long as my present phone
    >>> (Android) keeps working, I'll keep it. It took me five years to
    >>> finally upgrade to it from a flip phone.

    >>
    >> I'm still using a pay as you go flip phone. Somehow I just can't see
    >> justifying the price of the smart phone plus the monthly contract.
    >> I guess if I needed to use the phone as an offshoot of my computer I
    >> would get one, but right now it's not very high on my priority list.
    >>
    >> I do think it would be fun to have one if for nothing else it really
    >> IS a little computer in your hand now.
    >>
    >>

    > I can handle the cost of a smart phone. I'd like one to access Google
    > when I need an address while I'm out, google maps and the GPS feature
    > would be nice, but I don't need them often enough to justify the
    > monthly internet charge.


    Google (enough for addresses) and GPS (including the "go to" feature, with
    step-by-step turn maps, if needed) are all included as a basic service on
    my 4-year-old-Crackberry. Price per month just went up from $49 to $59 a
    month, but many more features were added (that I'll probably never use).
    Can't complain. Well, I can, but I really shoudn't.



  8. #8
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:17:05 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.
    > >
    > >That means I've got over a month to feel left out.
    > >
    > >Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?


    > No matter what new phone may come out, as long as my present phone
    > (Android) keeps working, I'll keep it. It took me five years to
    > finally upgrade to it from a flip phone.


    My two year contract is up in January. I am considering a smarter
    phone. My daughter has had an iphone for years and loves it. I just
    looked them up. I can get one for ... free! The Apple iphone 3GS is
    free, just US$15 a month for the minimum data plan.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  9. #9
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:33:46 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:53:16 -0400, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:17:05 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >OT: rfc iPhone 4S
    >> >
    >> >I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.
    >> >
    >> >That means I've got over a month to feel left out.
    >> >
    >> >Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?
    >> >
    >> >I can't stand being lesser than state of the art!!!!!!
    >> >
    >> >Pisses me off!!!
    >> >
    >> >Andy

    >>
    >>
    >> No matter what new phone may come out, as long as my present phone
    >> (Android) keeps working, I'll keep it. It took me five years to
    >> finally upgrade to it from a flip phone.

    >
    >You're working and it's paid for by your job or you write off the
    >expense?



    Nope, comes out of my pocket. My phone did everything I wanted and
    more. It made outgoing calls, it took incoming calls, and as a bonus,
    it even had the time of day.

    After having that phone for a few years, it was getting a bit dinged,
    so I opted for the Motorola Atrix. It does lots of nifty things and I
    use some of the features. But it will be a long time before I'd
    consider an upgrade since this is very adequate. IMO, the people
    standing in line for the latest gadget are crazy, at best.

  10. #10
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:31:18 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:



    >>
    >> I do think it would be fun to have one if for nothing else it really
    >> IS a little computer in your hand now.
    >>
    >>

    >I can handle the cost of a smart phone. I'd like one to access Google
    >when I need an address while I'm out, google maps and the GPS feature
    >would be nice, but I don't need them often enough to justify the
    >monthly internet charge.



    It is a handy gadget. I've used it for practical purposes too, such
    as looking being out and about, we decided to check out something so
    we were able to look up a store and calling to find out the hours.
    Safer than risking an hour of time and gallon of gas if it was closed.
    Having conversation with friends, a subject came up so I was able to
    Google some information to clarify something.

    When taking a restroom break you can catch the latest news. Waiting at
    the doctor's office you can do that, maybe even send an email.

    We survived without for decades and we can in the future too, but if
    you can justify the extra $15 a month for a data plan, it can be fun
    and useful. I don't have a texting plan and chose to pay 20 each. So
    far, I've spent maybe a buck on texting.

    In spite of some good things it has done, it has not "paid for itself"
    and never will.

  11. #11
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:17:05 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >OT: rfc iPhone 4S
    >
    >I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.
    >
    >That means I've got over a month to feel left out.
    >
    >Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?
    >
    >I can't stand being lesser than state of the art!!!!!!
    >
    >Pisses me off!!!


    Doesn't piss me off... I don't have a cell phone. I don't know why
    anyone needs a cell phone... I have a land line with an answering
    machine, that's as high tech as I want... and anyone can't wait for me
    to return their call can keep dialing until their finger falls off. In
    all my years I maybe used a pay phone twice, and I'm sure not for
    anything so important it couldn't wait until I returned home. WTF do
    all those sickies with a cell phone superglued to their ear have to
    talk about 24/7... I've never yet been driving down the road and got
    an urge to conversate... if I wanna hear strange voices my vehicle has
    a stereo! I remember years ago the first few times I noticed people
    on the street talking loudly and flailing their arms I thought they
    had escaped from the Central Islip/Pilgrim State Mental Institution. I
    still think they're whackos talking to themselves... I've never yet
    heard any of them say anything worth their breath... and for some
    strange reason only the truly psychotic must comprehend they all make
    sure that everyone within fifty yards can hear their words of wit...
    NOT! When people call me on a cell phone the second they begin to
    fade I hang up without saying a word and I won't pick up when they try
    again... I'm not gonna strain to figure out some dolt's broken up
    gibberish. Two paper cups and string is more reliable than any cell
    phone. Cell phones are less reliable than communicating with tomtoms
    and smoke signals.

  12. #12
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:46:45 -0400, "John Smythe"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >sf wrote:
    >> On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:01:07 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Oct 15, 7:53 am, Ed Pawlowski <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> No matter what new phone may come out, as long as my present phone
    >>>> (Android) keeps working, I'll keep it. It took me five years to
    >>>> finally upgrade to it from a flip phone.
    >>>
    >>> I'm still using a pay as you go flip phone. Somehow I just can't see
    >>> justifying the price of the smart phone plus the monthly contract.
    >>> I guess if I needed to use the phone as an offshoot of my computer I
    >>> would get one, but right now it's not very high on my priority list.
    >>>
    >>> I do think it would be fun to have one if for nothing else it really
    >>> IS a little computer in your hand now.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I can handle the cost of a smart phone. I'd like one to access Google
    >> when I need an address while I'm out, google maps and the GPS feature
    >> would be nice, but I don't need them often enough to justify the
    >> monthly internet charge.

    >
    >Google (enough for addresses) and GPS (including the "go to" feature, with
    >step-by-step turn maps, if needed) are all included as a basic service on
    >my 4-year-old-Crackberry. Price per month just went up from $49 to $59 a
    >month, but many more features were added (that I'll probably never use).
    >Can't complain. Well, I can, but I really shoudn't.


    It costs far less to buy a Garmin with lifetime free updates... which
    stores all the addresses of everyone you can possibly know and many
    more, and keep the phone directory for your driving area in your
    vehicle (I thought everyone already did that). You won't like using
    GPS on an iphone, besides the monthy fee. I just bought a Garmin,
    it's fantastic.


  13. #13
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:17:05 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >OT: rfc iPhone 4S
    >
    >I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.
    >
    >That means I've got over a month to feel left out.
    >
    >Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?
    >
    >I can't stand being lesser than state of the art!!!!!!
    >
    >Pisses me off!!!


    I'm waiting for Fios to come to my area, then I can dump my crumby TV
    cable and I may consider an iphone. I have Verizon high speed
    internet but Fios is not here yet... this area is low priority,
    population density is too low.

  14. #14
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 16:56:44 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:



    >It costs far less to buy a Garmin with lifetime free updates... which
    >stores all the addresses of everyone you can possibly know and many
    >more, and keep the phone directory for your driving area in your
    >vehicle (I thought everyone already did that). You won't like using
    >GPS on an iphone, besides the monthy fee. I just bought a Garmin,
    >it's fantastic.



    I've had a Garmin for a few years now. The technology is fantastic.

    I took it to Italy and it really was worth the money.

    In most cases, in the US I can get to most any big city just having a
    little knowledge that Ohio is west of PA and when I get to Cleveland,
    it will take me to the particular address I want. In Europe, I'm a
    little less familiar and used the Garmin pretty constantly. It guided
    me through some really small towns and some wild twisting roads.

  15. #15
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On 10/15/2011 3:34 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > Doesn't piss me off... I don't have a cell phone.


    Makes sense.

    People who don't have friends or family who call them don't need a cell
    phone.

    People who don't go anywhere don't need a cell phone.

    People who communicate with cats better than they do with humans don't
    need a cell phone.

    People whose definition of "conversation" is insulting people they have
    never met on the internet don't need a cell phone.

    Besides, no cell phone means you have more room to keep your hand deeeep
    in that pocket when you want to get in touch with yourself.

    George L


  16. #16
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    In article <[email protected]>, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1>
    wrote:

    > Doesn't piss me off... I don't have a cell phone. I don't know why
    > anyone needs a cell phone... I have a land line with an answering
    > machine, that's as high tech as I want...


    how's that work when you are on some less travelled road and your car breaks
    down?

  17. #17
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 16:11:42 -0400, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    > We survived without for decades and we can in the future too, but if
    > you can justify the extra $15 a month for a data plan, it can be fun
    > and useful.


    To date, I can't. I've only needed those features maybe once or twice
    a year - if that often.

    > I don't have a texting plan and chose to pay 20 each. So
    > far, I've spent maybe a buck on texting.


    I turned texting off completely because the texts from my carrier
    trying to sell me something outnumbered real text messages. So it was
    a useless feature AFAIWC.
    >
    > In spite of some good things it has done, it has not "paid for itself"
    > and never will.


    I hear ya.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  18. #18
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I do think it would be fun to have one if for nothing else it really
    > IS a little computer in your hand now.



    ImStillMags,

    That's very much the point!

    Best,

    Andy

  19. #19
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: rfc iPhone 4S

    Andy wrote:
    > OT: rfc iPhone 4S
    >
    > I've gotta wait until Dec. 1st to get upgraded.
    >
    > That means I've got over a month to feel left out.
    >
    > Any rfc members bought an iPhone 4S?
    >
    > I can't stand being lesser than state of the art!!!!!!
    >
    > Pisses me off!!!
    >
    > Andy


    My 19-year-old got one - we ordered it for him earlier in the week and
    it arrived, as promised, from Verizon on Friday. It's great - reminds
    me of my iPad2, just smaller, and it's his iPod as well, hold all his
    music.

    What's not to like? We're probably going to get a few more of them -
    we've got one more upgrade we can use now and another coming due in
    about a month. My wife wants because she's never had a smart phone and
    since she doesn't have a GPS in her car, she wants that functionality.

    If you're on Verizon, sometimes they let you upgrade a little before
    your due date - ask them about early upgrades. (You can just call 611
    from your cell phone.)

    -S-



  20. #20
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: rfc iPhone 4S

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 16:48:27 -0500, George Leppla
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 10/15/2011 3:34 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >> Doesn't piss me off... I don't have a cell phone.

    >
    >Makes sense.
    >
    >People who don't have friends or family who call them don't need a cell
    >phone.
    >
    >People who don't go anywhere don't need a cell phone.
    >
    >People who communicate with cats better than they do with humans don't
    >need a cell phone.
    >
    >People whose definition of "conversation" is insulting people they have
    >never met on the internet don't need a cell phone.
    >
    >Besides, no cell phone means you have more room to keep your hand deeeep
    >in that pocket when you want to get in touch with yourself.
    >
    >George L


    RU NUTZ

    If I'm on my way to visit someone WTF (Why The ****) do I need to have
    a conversation with them while on my way before I arrive, then I may
    as well not go, we've already hit all the salient points we'd discuss
    on the visit, coulda just had a conversation from home and never
    bothered to visit at all. It's yoose who yak on cell phones 24/7 who
    don't ever visit anyone, yoose don't need to, you're all talked out.
    George, you're one sick bastard, VERY SICK... and STOOOPID... you are
    as stupid as stupid gets. George, you have the IQ of a bucket of cat
    litter! I'm positive that you never graduated high school, or you
    wouldn't have a job that requires less skill than hawking girl scout
    cookies.

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