1. -SB-'s Avatar
    Hello, I am new to the forums.

    Well I have a 64GB Wifi iPad 2, and the plan was to buy a 4S to compliment it. But now thanks to financial problems it ain't happening. I am being made to look at alternatives - way below the 4S price point of 499.

    So while Android doesn't appeal, webOS is dead, Windows Phone is... Microsoft ..

    I've been offered a BlackBerry, and I don't want one to be honest. Nothing but bad reviews.

    Currently using the painfully slow iPhone 3G 8GB on iOS 4, I was planing on purchasing an 8GB 33GS new from Apple at 310.

    It's the best iOS phone I can afford and it's that or something 'out of the Eco system' which I am trying to avoid.

    What do you guys think?
    03-04-2012 12:18 PM
  2. MisterCoque's Avatar
    I think this year Apple will release the iPhone 5 so be patient and buy the 4 or 4s in a fews months
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    03-04-2012 12:24 PM
  3. -SB-'s Avatar
    Would I be better off going to BlackBerry and a PlayBook?
    03-04-2012 02:26 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Would I be better off going to BlackBerry and a PlayBook?
    No because you've already stated that you didn't want Blackberry. Your mind appears to be set on Apple devices so why risk purchasing something else just to possibly turn around and hate your decision? I recommend trying to purchase a refurbished late model iPhone like the 4 or 4S especially if you can find one around the price you were willing to pay for the Blackberry or a new one via eBay or Craigs List, etcetera.


    Just Me, D
    Tapatalk (iPad 2)
    03-04-2012 02:33 PM
  5. -SB-'s Avatar
    Good point. It's just, the 33GS seems to be a bad choice and I can't afford the other, so I thought for the 300 the Blackberry pair would cost I'd be in that Eco system.

    But I'll search eBay.
    03-04-2012 03:20 PM
  6. friskies64's Avatar
    The 3GS is still a good phone. I just bought one a week ago despite it being an old phone, but it is still plenty fast enough, even on iOS 5. It lags occasionally, but pretty rarely. I can play some games like Temple Run and Mega Jump just fine on it. If you are set on an iPhone and can find a cheap 3GS, I'd recommend it.
    03-11-2012 08:45 PM
  7. Eddiesmama's Avatar
    The 3GS is still a good phone. I just bought one a week ago despite it being an old phone, but it is still plenty fast enough, even on iOS 5. It lags occasionally, but pretty rarely. I can play some games like Temple Run and Mega Jump just fine on it. If you are set on an iPhone and can find a cheap 3GS, I'd recommend it.


    Can you download apps with the iPhone 3GS?
    04-13-2012 06:57 PM
  8. kilcher's Avatar
    Of course you can. Other than the screen resolution I really didn't notice that much difference between my 3GS and the 4S when I upgraded. You should be able to get a used 3GS fairly cheap.

    I'm just wondering if you're financially strapped, do you really need a smartphone? Most of the cost is in the plan, not the hardware.
    04-15-2012 12:12 PM
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