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Old 12-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #106
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Originally Posted by jeffro3000 View Post
I'm exactly the opposite. I know what I want, and I'll buy whatever product that comes closest. When I first bought a smartphone, I wanted LTE, so the iPhone was immediately out of the running (year and a half ago). Next, I wanted at least 4" screen. I think 4.5" is really the sweet spot for my hands. I also wanted navigation and tight integration with the Google services I was using. It was a pretty easy choice, and since then I've found more features that ensure I'll be sticking with my choice.

The reason I rooted in the first place was to bypass Verizon's $20/month fee for tethering. They include tethering at no charge on new plans, but I'm still on the old unlimited data plan. This was used for my internet access at my old apartment. Killed two birds with one stone: unlimited mobile data and home internet access for $30/month lol. But back then their LTE was at least 2x faster here than it is now

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You depend on your phone for internet at home? You couldn't pay me to do that.

And as far as you knowing what you want, I think you misunderstood what I was saying. Before smartphones took the stage, consumers had no idea what was coming next and no one in the mainstream came out and predicted that every one of us would soon be inseparable from our smartphones. Sure, you know what you want when given an array of options, but with a blank slate, I think the story would be much different.

In addition, I find Apple's iCloud service much more intuitive and easy to use in comparison with googles counterparts. I cut gmail out of my life completely in 2009 and I don't miss it at all.

Lastly, I have no qualms with AT&Ts LTE. It consistently demolishes my VZW LTE iPad.


Past: 1999 Techno Violet Metallic M3
Present: 2012 135i DCT Dinan S2

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