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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #60 on: December 28, 2017, 01:19:24 PM »
The camera alone makes them worth the price. Free online unlimited photo storage is worth a lot of money.

I have a 20 MP camera that cost less than most high end phones and has a lot more camera features. And huge online data storage is readily available for free. MEGA for example, has 50 GB for free. Need more space? Multiple accounts are easy to do, or 360 Security Cloud offers 10 TB or so if you don't mind that it's Chinese based. And Amazon Prime members get unlimited photo storage at no additional charge. The only cloud storage I trust with more sensitive data than my photos though, is the NextCloud server I installed on my hosted web server. MEGA and NextCloud both use end-to-end data encryption for privacy and security.
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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #61 on: December 28, 2017, 01:38:40 PM »
My phone has a 22 megapixel camera, but it certainly doesn't have a lot of features. Low light is pathetic.
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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2017, 01:48:35 PM »
To each his own...one of the wonderful things about living in the USA. My neighbor leases a new car every 3 years while I still drive around in the same old 9-year old POS. They both get us to work & back but his sure will do it in a lot more style and with a lot more creature comforts!
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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2018, 12:57:37 AM »
Good thing there aren't a lot of Apple users here.

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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2018, 04:36:57 AM »
I got my Samsung S7 last May for $470, unbranded and unlocked from B&H Photo Video, no tax either.

They have some cheap Samsung variants in stock (and probably others I only looked for those). I have used this company several times and they are very good. Customer service responsive too.


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Batteries/ci/9070/N/3538458807

They were cheaper than some of the stores i went to.
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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2018, 05:15:22 AM »
Good thing there aren't a lot of Apple users here.
87% of phones sold in the world are Android.

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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2018, 10:28:49 AM »
Apple has done a fairly good job of promoting Andriid. First they do as Texas Insturments did with home comptuers.  You must license apps with Apple.. Closed operating system  V/s Open and you develop it we will distribuit it (if it passes security scan that is)>

Then they did the "Slow down" bit on older phones.. Claiming it was to extend non-replacable by user battery life.. My Android.. Well I can remove the battery and replace it, Tools needed asre FINGERS and Fingernails (or any flat tool, Kitchen knife, Key, screwdriver, but normally just fingernails) takes less than a minute and that includes getting it out of it's Otter Case.

And then therte ids PRICE!!!!

I think my S-5 cvosty mer 200 buvksd dspreasdf over 2 yeards. Not bad at all.
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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2018, 11:16:41 AM »
Apple has a closed ecosystem, extremely high prices, $300 billion in offshore accounts, horrible customer service and yet their customers line up for days to buy their massively overpriced iPhones. I can't figure it out. I used both an iPhone 4s and a 6 and they both sucked.
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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2018, 11:52:21 AM »
Apple has a closed ecosystem, extremely high prices, $300 billion in offshore accounts, horrible customer service and yet their customers line up for days to buy their massively overpriced iPhones.

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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2018, 12:25:40 PM »
An iPhone isn't a product, it's a lifestyle! It's a cult!  ;D
It's a disease, a sickness. :o
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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2018, 08:10:01 PM »
An iPhone isn't a product, it's a lifestyle! It's a cult!  ;D

It's a disease, a sickness. :o

It's both.  I have a similar one. It's called "RVing"
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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2018, 08:35:17 PM »
We are about to go full time and are upgrading our phones so we can have a hotspot.  If you are thinking about upgrading be sure the phone will support the new 71 Ban, which is the next new band width for cell phones.  If you are a senior look into the T Mobile senior plan.  Unlimited data and phone at 4G speeds for $35 a month per line.  T Mobile continues to increase their coverage and are now just about even with the leader and they are ahead on the 71 band system.

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Re: Sticker shock on new phones
« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2018, 10:12:43 PM »
If you are a senior look into the T Mobile senior plan.  Unlimited data and phone at 4G speeds for $35 a month per line.

Although T-Mobile is, indeed, a good buy I believe that the senior plan you are citing doesn't include 4G/LTE hotspot capability.  The standard plans permit unlimited 3G hotpots.  4G hotspot use is an extra cost option.
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