View Poll Results: Did you return your iPhone 4S after testing it out for a few days?
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Did anyone return their iPhone 4S?
Had my iPhone 4S for 29 days and returned it to AT&T this evening. Overall I would say that I liked the 4S a lot, however, in terms of what is supposed to be 4G speeds, it's not that much faster than my iPhone 4 at only 3.68 Mbps down and 1.16 Mbps upload speeds. I've tested it out in all the areas that I travel to for the most part and although it is fast, it is definitely not 4G. After work today I went to Verizon Wireless and got a chance to test out this phone: (Motorola Droid RAZR) http://www.waleg.com/techgadgets/ima...zr_verizon.jpg. Given the fact that it is an LTE device, it blew my 4S away. There is no way after testing that phone out that I can live without a LTE smartphone for another year. Verizon already has their LTE up and running in my area so now might be a good time to switch. They are also offering a double data promotion on all of their LTE smartphones right now. This means I would be able to jump on their 4GB/$30 a month data plan which would be unlimited for me.
Did anyone else on here test out the 4S for a few days and return it? If so, what were your reasons?
Last edited by Irish Rose; 11-11-2011 at 08:16 PM.
- 11-11-2011, 08:13 PM #2
If i had LTE in my area, i'd have to seriously think about it. But i suppose at the end of the day, all i need that speed for is browsing on my 3.5" screen. I don't have a problem doing all that, uploading pics, sending emails, etc with 3-4 mbps.
Streaming video of course needs the speed and i'm sure LTE would be great. But again, the 3G speeds are adequate and i hardly stream video as it is when out and about.
It will always come down to ecosystem, apps, performance, and features for me. And that iphone screen is killer.
Last edited by cardfan; 11-11-2011 at 08:17 PM.
- 11-11-2011, 08:25 PM #3
- 11-11-2011, 08:31 PM #4
There's more to choosing a phone the network speed capability. 95% of the time I'm on Wi-Fi where I consistently have speeds of 20D/4U. The rest of the time AT&T's HSPA+ does a very good job for simple web browsing and loading videos. Sure, LTE is nice, but there's so much more to a smart phone than download speeds.
- 11-11-2011, 08:43 PM #7
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- 11-12-2011, 01:55 AM #12
Kept two, returned two
First of all, we love the 4S and we are keeping our two phones.
We returned the two phones that we had originally pre-ordered on Oct 9th because we were promised the phones on the 14th but when we got the email, it said it would take 21-28 days. So, we walked into the store on the 14th and purchased two additional phones from their shipment because they said they couldn't cancel our original order.
The original order took 26 days to arrive and we just had to "return" them when they got delivered to the store. Strange thing was that they couldn't just cancel or do a straight refund. They had to "activate" the phones first and also run another credit check to do so (WTF?) and then cancel the two new lines.
Methinks the sales rep gets credit for every new account he opens, whether or not the customer keeps the phone.
- 11-12-2011, 04:01 AM #13
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- 11-12-2011, 06:33 PM #20
I took mine back. It was a solid performer but after having a 3GS and a 4, I was just tired of having basically the same thing. iOS5 just wasn't enough to thrill me. I exchanged it for a Samsung Galaxy SII and I'm really impressed with it. I haven't had any trouble with it other than being overwhelmed with being able to customize 7 screens (I still only have 5 done). I have nothing bad to say about the iPhone, thats for sure. I just needed a change.
- 11-12-2011, 07:56 PM #21
- 11-12-2011, 08:49 PM #22
i know 4 people who have taken theirs back. to put it simply the "newness" wore off. their speeds were almost the same as their 4's and Siri was too gimmicky for a couple of them. most of them didn't think being locked in for 2 years was worth the better camera
i saved my upgrade for next year. which will be the longest i've ever waited to use an upgrade with any carrier i've had. i'm sure it will be worth it
my opinion is the 4S is a great device for newcomers and someone coming from the 3G or 3GS
- 11-12-2011, 09:34 PM #23
- 11-13-2011, 07:53 AM #25