- 05-26-2011, 11:48 AM #126
- 05-26-2011, 04:55 PM #127iPhone Newbie
- 11 Posts
Left the BB world about 3 months ago, had Curve 8310, 8520, 9300, Torch 9800. Just needed something with more of a power punch! Iphone 4 seems to be the answer, so far haven't looked back. Do miss my BBM, but transferred the important ones to Yahoo chat good to go now. The browser IMO is so much better, great form surfing BBW sites...LOL, but yes this Iphone 4 seem to be a great tool for me, regarding emails (work & person), txt, chats and surfing. Just donít like not having to the options to manage my photo folders from the phone itself. Digging it all so far...
- 05-31-2011, 01:22 PM #128
I loved my Blackberry. I had the BB Storm and was going to switch to a Bold or the new Torch, but instead decided to make the jump to iPhone.
I have no regrets. The only thing I miss, as it's been stated before, is my LED indicator. There are times when I don't pay attention to the vibrate/ring so the indicator helped me realize if I had a message waiting for me, without having to look at my screen. (Really great for when I had to have my phone on silent!)
However, my iPhone blows my blackberry out of the water! Battery life is amazing. Wi-Fi is great (since I didn't upgrade to a BB with wifi...)
I wasn't all that concerned with moving data from one device to the next, the only thing I wanted were my emails and since I use GMail, that was easy to move. I didn't want to wait for the Verizon iPhone, which was my one reluctance about the switch... however, since then AT&T expanded 3G coverage to my area and signal strength on the iPhone is better on AT&T than my Blackberry being unlocked and running AT&T.
To me the iPhone was a gateway to iOS and Apple. Now, I am wanting to get an iPad for school and completely ditch carrying textbooks and my laptop around campus.
- 05-31-2011, 06:22 PM #129
- 06-01-2011, 09:03 AM #130
- 06-01-2011, 04:04 PM #131
Did the switch last week and loving it.
I was also able to keep my blackberry international/domestic unlimited data. They grandfathered it to my iphone. If you call they will tell you they can ONLY do this on a 3GS but I eventually got someone to do it anyways and it worked.
Other than that, make sure you set up your gmail using exchange.
- 06-01-2011, 05:00 PM #132
Haha oh yes, I only missed it for about a week. Sadly, I shattered the screen on my iPhone the other day and it's going to be 2-4 weeks before I am able to ship it in for repair, so I'm back to the Blackberry Storm.
After using the iPhone 4 it's like I've gone back in time. Technically, my phone should still be a smartphone but it's terribly slow, can only run a few apps at a time, and I am without Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies! (But hey! I got that indicator back!) I'm having to batt pull at least every two days, usually once a day, and the Blackberry doesn't get nearly as good of a signal that the iPhone had. I so can't wait to be able to get my phone fixed!
- 06-02-2011, 02:03 PM #133
- 06-04-2011, 07:18 AM #134
- 06-05-2011, 12:31 AM #135
Other than that n it don't bug me that much ... I would not ever go back to another phone unless held at gun point you don't know what your missing unless you get it.
- 06-05-2011, 03:07 AM #136
I used to have an iphone, first gen, got it days after the release. Loved it. But then it got bricked and I got rid of it. After that, I (obviously) decided to avoid another iphone at all cost. I've had a few dumb phones, toyed with a neo freerunner for a bit, tried android, and currently I'm using a POS bold 9700 (which was given to me for free from ATT because I had so many problems with my android device).
I can't tell you how sick I am of this thing. I've only had it since November, but it is one of the most miserable phones I've ever used. If I want to browse the web and a text message comes in my phone goes into shock and I have to pull the battery. When I wake up in the morning my available memory drops to zero (wtf RIM) and another battery pull. etc. etc.
Also, have any of you read through the crackberry forum lately? Every thread is doom and gloom, it's either "I hate my blackberry" or "RIM is screwed, time to jump ship". I even see forum mods talking bad about RIM. More of a place to hate on RIM than a fanboy forum.
So I'm probably back here. For someone in my position it sucks that apple wont be announcing the new iphone until the fall. I need a phone now but I don't really want something that's a year old.
- 06-09-2011, 06:04 PM #137iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
I made the switch from a Tour and could not be happier. The user experience is seamless and so much more simple and complete than an antiquated BB. I set up my Gmail account on Exchange and got all my contacts, emails etc in no time at all and it even reaches my iPhone faster than when I had the native app on my Tour. I cant say enough about the Apple ecosystem, I will be changing all my products to Apple over the next 6 months, laptop, TV, PC etc. Getting the iPhone is the best thing I ever did in regards to a mobile platform!!!!!!!!
- 06-11-2011, 06:01 AM #138
I agree with you there as I too was really hooked to those features. Now I'm not sure if you have a jailbroken phone or not, but if you do, there's this app called "my profile" it's amazing! You have at least 7 or more different profiles to choose from and the even better thing is that you can set each profile to specific days and hours.
For instance if you're at work during the mornings then you set it to "work" and plug in the times 8am - 4:30pm and set the tones and or whatever.
- 06-11-2011, 06:08 AM #139
I just made the switch to iPhone 4 last night! So far I know I've made the right decision! I had a Blackberry Bold 9650 and while it was a good phone, good for what I knew, I know how behind the times RIM is and had been debating all week to make the switch and yesterday after work I took the plunge. I already had a MAC at home as well as an iPod that I really don't use anymore but I know I'll get plenty of use out my iphone!
- 06-11-2011, 11:04 AM #140
- 06-11-2011, 12:49 PM #141iPhone Newbie
- 21 Posts
Changing from BB to iPhone 4 was the best. The thing that annoyed me most about BB was surfing the internet. The page would crash every 5 seconds and none of the images would show up and it looked so cheap. Being able to surf the net effortlessly is great on the iPhone
- 06-11-2011, 08:38 PM #142
I'm making the Jump later this week from the Blackberry Torch 9800 to iPhone 4. I never thought I'd go (back) to iphone after my first forage into apple with the 3Gs. I was miserable after a month and ended up trading it in for a Bold 9700. After too many issues with the software on the Bold, I traded up to the Torch, excited that I'd have the option of physical keyboard, touch screen and a larg(er) display.
After my 7th handset swap due to either hardware or software issues on each and everyone, I pleaded my case with Rogers and my iphone 4 is in transit.
I thought I couldn't live with BBM and an LED indicator but after all the issues and the fact that most ppl I know barely utilize BBM to contact me anymore, I think I'll survive.
- 06-12-2011, 11:03 AM #143iMore Intermediate
- 199 Posts
Things are a lil different in ip4 but they are efficient and they work perfectly... no need to battery pull no need to call in to see if rims servers are out or not.
If certain things are not the way you want you can get a solution to it it may not be 100% but will be close enough.
e.g i used various ringers for various items email/im/phone/txt with ip4 no such thing but you jb and do it. Notifications there are a few apps that do the same or even better... then there is lockscreen info for those who need notifications on lock screen... i actually did not buy it as i never liked info on lock screen.
- 06-12-2011, 07:37 PM #144iPhone Newbie
- 15 Posts
BlackBerry user for 6+ years and just switched last week to a white iPhone 4... I have to admit that I've fallen in LOVE. Still missing BBM and the LED (not so much for the blinking lights, but just for the simplicity of looking down in my bag or car console and seeing I had a notification) but otherwise love it!
- 06-13-2011, 05:04 PM #145
- 06-14-2011, 05:28 AM #146iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
Blackberry user for years. I decided on the iPhone over the thunderbolt after hearing the crashing and battery life issues. This thing is phenomenal. After using BB for so long, it's hard to accept a phone that does exactly what it says it's going to all the time.
Honest truths, though, are that typing on BB was waaaY faster and easier, the email system was little better, I cry for BBM because most of my friends still use it, and weirdly enough I miss the LED indicator like everyone else here. Now I have to pic up the phone to see if I missed anything. All in all, though, apple has won my heart.
- 06-16-2011, 03:22 AM #147
- 06-25-2011, 08:03 PM #148iPhone Beginner
- 52 Posts
iPhone > BlackBerry ! It's for sure!
I'm using BlackBerry for my work and iPhone as personal device. Sometimes I swap them and use BlackBerry as my personal device just for testing some. I can definitely say that iPhone is really better for personal use.
Except the BlackBerry Messenger,etc. (generally BIS) there was no positive things which you can compare it with iPhone. Probably iMessage will disappear this difference too.
If we could compare it before iOs 5; we could easily say that the notifications,BBM, OTA Update, etc. were positive things for BlackBerry. But according to iOs 5; iPhone is slightly better than BlackBerry in every single way for me.
Now, I even did not extended my BIS contract and just using my BB as wi-fi. (have to cause of work )
- 06-26-2011, 03:57 PM #149
- 06-26-2011, 09:16 PM #150