Android, Windows, or iOS? What is your smartphone?

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Android, Windows, or iOS? What is your smartphone?
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Fri, 04-25-2014 - 1:36pm

What type of phone are you using? I used to have an iphone - I went iphone 3gs and then 4s, but then I jumped to Android - a Galaxy S3. What type of phone do you have? Do you use it for strictly phone stuff or do you use it as your 'everything' mobile computer?

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Wed, 04-30-2014 - 11:33pm

I live in an area that is one of the last places to get the "new" stuff" so I waited for our area to get tracfone smartphone service. I was so pleased with tracfone for our needs we spend very little a year on phone........and about a year and a half ago we shut off our landline. Then last fall Samsung came out with a tracfone smart phone........while my husband is one for "just make and recieve calls" I wanted a little more. So I have an Android phone. I get triple minutes for calls, texts and internet. So if I buy 200 minutes I get 600 for each thing. My kids were texting me before and it was really hard to text back when you had to push each button to get the letter you wanted but now that I can text better they call me.........lol..........so I have a ton and a half of texting minutes.........one good thing is that when I can use wi-fi it don't use my minutes so while I bought my phone last Sept......I just put minutes on a few days ago but I have wi-fi at home and here at our camper, plus almost all business places have it so I don't use a lot of my min. 

I don't really know much about iphones except that they are expensive and I don't want to have to have a monthly plan.......I will tell you in September how much I have paid for a year......I just finished off my starter minutes that came with the phone.... I know I will never use all my texting minutes..........

I don't do a lot of internet with my phone I am old and that screen is just to small for that kind of stuff. I think this phone was a Samsung Centura not sure where that lands in the line.......but I do know that if I ever upgrade it will be the same brand......I really like it. My phone came with $25 to the Google Play store and so far the free apps work well for me........


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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 05-01-2014 - 8:25pm

I have an iPhone 5 which I've had since they first came out in Dec 2012. Before that I had a "dumb phone" lol that was for talking or texting only.

I use it primarily to talk or text, and to check email. I use a few apps and occasionally go on the web. I've had to use it as my "mobile computer" a few times, such as when we're traveling and I don't have wi-fi for the iPad; and yesterday when our cable modem went on the blink (it started working again after about 24 hrs, I guess it just needed a vacay??). Even though I don't use all of the features regularly its nice to have them available when

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 05-01-2014 - 8:27pm

I have an iPhone 5 which I've had since they first came out in Dec 2012. Before that I had a "dumb phone" lol that was for talking or texting only.

I use it primarily to talk or text, and to check email. I use a few apps and occasionally go on the web. I've had to use it as my "mobile computer" a few times, such as when we're traveling and I don't have wi-fi for the iPad; and yesterday when our cable modem went on the blink (it started working again after about 24 hrs, I guess it just needed a vacay??). Even though I don't use all of the features regularly its nice to have them available when

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 05-01-2014 - 8:29pm

I have an iPhone 5 which I've had since they first came out in Dec 2012. Before that I had a "dumb phone" lol that was for talking or texting only.

I use it primarily to talk or text, and to check email. I use a few apps and occasionally go on the web. I've had to use it as my "mobile computer" a few times, such as when we're traveling and I don't have wi-fi for the iPad; and yesterday when our cable modem went on the blink (it started working again after about 24 hrs, I guess it just needed a vacay??). Even though I don't use all of the features regularly its nice to have them available when

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Registered: 06-07-2004
Tue, 05-06-2014 - 2:25pm

I have a Nexus 5 which has the latest version of Android on it, 4.4.2. I use it for the usual talking and texting and use the internet to look things up as well as using it for navigation in the car. Also use it to control certain things around the house like my A/V Receiver, my cable box, my blu ray player. Also stream internet radio through it to a bluetooth speaker when working outside or even cooking. Use it for shopping lists and electronic coupons. The list goes on and on.