1. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    I got the itch switched to the S4 for about 3 weeks. It was a great device but the deal breaker for me was it was KILLING my data plan.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 01:43 AM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I got the itch switched to the S4 for about 3 weeks. It was a great device but the deal breaker for me was it was KILLING my data plan.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    How would that be any different on the iPhone or any other smartphone out there for that matter? I have an S4(waiting for a bigger iPhone!) on a 2gb plan but I have no problem's staying within my data allowance.
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    08-28-2013 01:48 AM
  3. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    How would that be any different on the iPhone or any other smartphone out there for that matter? I have an S4(waiting for a bigger iPhone!) on a 2gb plan but I have no problem's staying within my data allowance.
    I have no idea what was going on neither did Verizon they told me if I went over I wouldn't be charged for it. But I had used 1.7gb in a week that's horrible. I did the same with that phone as I do with the iPhone.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 01:51 AM
  4. remipmc's Avatar
    looks like you have a lot of replies already, but i can say the switch was fine for me. i was an OG android user, all the way back to the G1. I took the leap after the Evo 3D, went to a 4S and have not looked back except on occasion to stay up on what's new and possibly for back up phone considerations. Overall, yes the apps seem more polished and pleasing to the eye. The main attraction was subscribing to itunes match. it allows me to match any of my "acquired" music to the itunes collection and immediately grants any other device (my phone, mac mini, wife's phone, ipad) access to stream/download pretty much instantly after being matched (or uploaded if no match is found). This makes overseeing our collective music library very easy for me since they are constantly in sync, with no further administration needed. this is a big deal for me since we are close to breaking the 10K song mark. trying to keep all these devices up to date manually was hassle, and we are getting to the point where we exceed the memory capabilities of most phone hardware (iOS or Android - even with sd cards). this is where itunes match really becomes essential. Our library is roughly 45GB, and at the current growth rate will exceed the 64GB threshold within a year.
    08-28-2013 03:21 PM
  5. leannza1's Avatar
    I used a Galaxy S3 for six months. I got in in February and decided to sell it a few weeks ago. Before I went to Android I had used iPhone several years, first a 3G, then a 4. To be honest I was tired of iOS and wanted to see what Android was all about. I really like how Android can be customized, but I am an iPhone girl. For one, I got sick of trying to find a way to put my iTunes music onto the Android phone (tried a few solutions and finally gave up and just used Pandora on my S3). My pictures were NEVER in the correct order on the S3, even when I rearranged them myself using Picasa Web Albums. That drove me crazy because I like my pictures to be in order by date. I also never could find a decent reminder app for Android that imitated Due, the app that is a must have for me on iOS. I even missed using iMessage. The reasons I've listed may sound crazy but they're important to me. I moved to another state at the beginning of the year and had some electronic products that needed to be sold on eBay, so I sold those and bought a new factory unlocked iPhone 5. I've had it a week and am very happy with it. I don't care if a new iPhone is coming out pretty soon. I'm happy with what I have and am glad I switched back. It's like coming home after being in an unfamiliar place for awhile. Everything just works. I don't have to think about it. I consider myself to be tech savvy and I enjoy technology, but I didn't want to constantly be thinking about how to accomplish what I wanted on my phone. I wanted it to just work. For me, iPhone does. I don't hate Android and I don't like to start "iOS vs. Android" wars like some people. For me it's just all a matter of what I'm used to, and I suspect it's that way with most other people too.
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    08-28-2013 08:15 PM
  6. moshe5368's Avatar
    Like many of those posting before, I have a mixed household. iPhone 5, iPad mini, Samsung stellar, Asus transformer tf300, and, last but not least, an HP touchpad. All of these are great devices for their intended use. I run a trucking business and there are a few android specific apps for trucking that are not available for iOS. Having been around many different operating systems and using them for years, I love the simplicity of iOS. As others have said, it just works. I'm especially excited to see iOS 7 bringing in some features I miss from webOS such as the large screen previews. I still love and use my touchpad on a regular basis but iOS seems to fill most of my needs.
    08-28-2013 09:33 PM
  7. Bias reduX's Avatar
    I've just all over the place as far as operating system goes.

    I started my journey with BlackBerry back in 2007 with a pearl. Upgraded to a 9000 then a 9700. Finally gave in and tried the iPhone 3G. Went over to Palm for awhile with the Pre+ and Pre 2. Switched to the iPhone 4 then upgraded to the 4S and eventually the 5. (I have also had a Windows 6.5 and 7 phone but had them for under a month. Along with a HTC Android phone) Had the blackberry Z10 for awhile but decided it wasn't for me. App store is still far to young, but I returned one day to late so they forced me to use the upgrade then and there.

    I gave Android it's first real shot with the HTC One. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the system, but it slowly grew on me that it wasn't the operating system for me. Crapware, 3 separate apps for music, not getting updates as Android gets them, build quality isn't anything near what Apple has. Just little things kept popping up that bug me.

    So tomorrow my iPhone 5 will be back in my hands.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
    08-28-2013 10:16 PM
  8. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    Me! I have had a hero, evo, evo 3d, evo 4g, galaxy s3. I will say that I wasn't on android initially by choice, it was because I was tired of BB and the iPhone wasn't available on Sprint. I did dump my 4s for the Evo 4g because after finally getting an iPhone I was slightly bored and was annoyed that the same apps I could get for free from google play were $ on the app store but I immediately regretted it. I decided to try out the s3 before going back to iPhone and while I liked some aspects half of the features that were selling points on the phone never worked correctly for me so I held on to it until the 5 was released and I haven't looked back. I am really excited for iOS 7 but I will take a phone that works, made from glass/metal instead of 5 cents worth of plastic and can hold value for resale over a little customizing any day. I will be buying the 5s but that is because I am switching carriers but if I wasn't I would still be very happy with my 5.
    08-28-2013 10:20 PM
  9. swarlos's Avatar
    Me! I have had a hero, evo, evo 3d, evo 4g, galaxy s3. I will say that I wasn't on android initially by choice, it was because I was tired of BB and the iPhone wasn't available on Sprint. I did dump my 4s for the Evo 4g because after finally getting an iPhone I was slightly bored and was annoyed that the same apps I could get for free from google play were $ on the app store but I immediately regretted it. I decided to try out the s3 before going back to iPhone and while I liked some aspects half of the features that were selling points on the phone never worked correctly for me so I held on to it until the 5 was released and I haven't looked back. I am really excited for iOS 7 but I will take a phone that works, made from glass/metal instead of 5 cents worth of plastic and can hold value for resale over a little customizing any day. I will be buying the 5s but that is because I am switching carriers but if I wasn't I would still be very happy with my 5.
    If I may ask what carrier are you switching from and to who are you switching? Just curious as my contract with VZW is up in two weeks.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    08-28-2013 10:23 PM
  10. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    If I may ask what carrier are you switching from and to who are you switching? Just curious as my contract with VZW is up in two weeks.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    I have Sprint and I plan on switching to VZW. I am tired of having slow data and having to use wifi (I still would while I am at home but when you have unlimited, you shouldn't have to) , billing problems and rude customer service when I have to call in about something they caused. My final straw was when the new surcharges have gone up to almost $20 on my account and they took my discount off my account and that was the one final thing holding me to them. For my needs and usage history I will be saving a few bucks on vzw and will actually have service that works all the time so even if I was paying more I would gladly pay it
    08-28-2013 10:38 PM
  11. swarlos's Avatar
    I have Sprint and I plan on switching to VZW. I am tired of having slow data and having to use wifi (I still would while I am at home but when you have unlimited, you shouldn't have to) , billing problems and rude customer service when I have to call in about something they caused. My final straw was when the new surcharges have gone up to almost $20 on my account and they took my discount off my account and that was the one final thing holding me to them. For my needs and usage history I will be saving a few bucks on vzw and will actually have service that works all the time so even if I was paying more I would gladly pay it
    Hear ya there. Never have had sprint but I worked at a call center that dealt with customer service for Sprint and they truly are a deplorable company.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    08-28-2013 10:39 PM
  12. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    Hear ya there. Never have had sprint but I worked at a call center that dealt with customer service for Sprint and they truly are a deplorable company.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    You're being too kind, I honestly have never seen a company as whole that employs so many stupid people. I have tried to cancel so many times but whenever I am at that point I wind up with the 5% that know how to do their job and I stay and everytime I am like I am going to regret this in a few months haha. As I said when they took my discount it was the end, I am actually trying to figure out if I won't have to pay them the etf since they changed pricing without my consent or even a notice, somewhere it should void the contracts I signed.
    08-28-2013 10:51 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    You're being too kind, I honestly have never seen a company as whole that employs so many stupid people. I have tried to cancel so many times but whenever I am at that point I wind up with the 5% that know how to do their job and I stay and everytime I am like I am going to regret this in a few months haha. As I said when they took my discount it was the end, I am actually trying to figure out if I won't have to pay them the etf since they changed pricing without my consent or even a notice, somewhere it should void the contracts I signed.
    Because they put the kindest and most patient people in retentions lol
    08-29-2013 12:59 AM
  14. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I actually really do like android but for the second time in a month I have to send my Note 2 in for repair. I know it has nothing to do with android being bad but in a way it reflects poorly on Android to me in a indirect way. My iPhone 5 I have had since December of 2012 I have not once had to send in for repair, no downtime whereas with Android I have had downtime. Samsung also isn't as good about handling it when as Apple was when I had lots of trouble with my 4 that also reflects on iOS in a good way. I do wish iOS had a way for me to store documents on my phone (if anybody knows an app for this that would be great) I also wish iOS let me attach files from the stock email app. But for me right now Android has annoyance.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
    08-29-2013 01:15 AM
  15. Peligro911's Avatar
    I have Sprint and I plan on switching to VZW. I am tired of having slow data and having to use wifi (I still would while I am at home but when you have unlimited, you shouldn't have to) , billing problems and rude customer service when I have to call in about something they caused. My final straw was when the new surcharges have gone up to almost $20 on my account and they took my discount off my account and that was the one final thing holding me to them. For my needs and usage history I will be saving a few bucks on vzw and will actually have service that works all the time so even if I was paying more I would gladly pay it
    I've been with Verizon since well before they were Verizon I'll admit I've had my issues but never service issues .. I swear by them everywhere I have traveled service has never been a issue .. LTE is decent not the fastest out there but reliable


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    08-29-2013 03:08 AM
  16. moshe5368's Avatar
    As a trucking nerd, my wife and I travel throughout the US on a weekly basis. Over the last 13 years, we have tried all the major carriers and Verizon has, hands down, the best coverage and best customer service we have found. We currently have 5 lines with them and I find very few areas where we cannot get coverage ( these are areas where no one else has coverage either ).
    The iphone5 that we chose for our primary phones has been a joy to use. While we still use android for a very few apps that we need for the business, apple has designed a product that will keep me with them for the foreseeable future. I think I will pass on the 5s and wait for the 6 as there seem to be a few bugs yet to be worked out with the finger print reader ( and a few privacy issues with the NSA ) but the 5 is doing a great job for us. iOS 7 is really a great improvement and the new feature set will keep me busy for quite a while. The update has given us a whole new device.
    09-27-2013 07:48 AM
  17. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I had the HTC One for about 3 weeks. Horrible battery drain(wakelock issues), slow charging, crappy onscreen time...I was babying it all the time. With my iPhone I can use it as much as I want and not be worrying about draining and spending 3 hours charging it back up again. Very, very happy I switched but also from all the other platforms I have tried starting with my 920 last November. Apple works best for me and every time I get that itch, all I have to remember is my experience with WP8, BB10 and Android.
    09-27-2013 05:27 PM
  18. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    I originally had an Iphone 3GS as my first phone. Then when it came time to upgrade I bought a Galaxy S2, at the start it was a really nice phone but after awhile the Carrier updates screwed it to hell. Unfortunately I couldn't "Flash" or "Root" it because aside from not having a full understanding of the process I just couldn't take that risk with my only main phone. Afterwards I recently got a Nexus 4 and while that really was a nice phone, I just didn't like the screen size of it. So now I've ordered an Iphone 5 on eBay and i'm hoping I won't look back from it. I know my entire family all use Iphones and they enjoy there's so I've been the odd ball, trying Android and Windows Phone 8.
    09-28-2013 06:02 PM
  19. svfd757's Avatar
    I recently upgraded from a Galaxy Nexus to an iPhone 5. I am loving this phone. Haven't looked back once
    09-29-2013 12:08 AM
  20. Garyx24's Avatar
    Used the Galaxy s2 then upgraded to s3 for about a combined 2 year of usage on android. What I hated about android is it comes with too much stock bloatware (unless you get like a nexus or a clean android), im not a fan of the stock music app, gallery app, texting app etc. I know you could root, install roms etc which is what I did but I got annoyed having to update often because rom developers would be updating their roms so often. I hated how you have to tick like 3-4 things in location services to get a damn accurate GPS reading when on the iPhone all you need to do is turn on ONE location services if you want like google maps etc. Battery life wasn't that great either, I always had location services turned off unless I needed it for GPS or checking in on facebook or yelp. i switched to an iPhone 5 b/c i soft bricked my s3.... I've now used the iPhone 5 for nearly a year now and i get a much better user experience. Everything stock works great, theres no need to jailbreak, battery life is better than the s2 and s3, and it's bloatware free.
    09-29-2013 12:47 AM
  21. Jeryl31's Avatar
    I see your point of view of everyone having iPhones and the users being pretty content with it. Just coming from Android, I'd say I'm a pretty experienced user since 08 or 09 using the original Moto Droid, HTC Evo, Droid Bionic, HTC Thunderbolt, Galaxy Nexus & and Samsung Galaxy S4 from which I switched over from.

    I loved Android for all of it's tinkering/switching and options that you can do within apps. For example having a weather widget on the home screen is pretty great being that you dont have to physically dive into an app and check. Also if you are a big Gmail user or use Google apps in general and live within that eco system then I would say your best bet is to stick to Android device

    Sure there are B+ apps that you'll find on iOS to get your Android fix which is fine and that's what I'm doing on iOS now such as Google Search, Feedly that was connected to Google reader before, Google maps etc...Making the jump over to an iPhone for me were features like the camera, the deep deep system of apps that it runs and what everyone will say "the ease of use" which in my opinion doesn't get any easier being that the homescreen looks like a big app drawer.

    If those factors play into your decision, I hope I helped a bit on choosing a platform
    09-29-2013 01:56 AM
  22. hc_1540's Avatar
    Just about to make the leap when my 5 gets delivered tomorrow. Decided to try out the 5 first before possibly making the jump to a 5S

    Actually I'll be moving from Windows Phone to iOS but still consider myself to be an Android user. I reckon the more 'closed'* nature of WP has made me more amenable to making the switch to iOS.

    To be honest, the design of a handset is probably THE main deciding factor when choosing a phone so I'm a bit surprised with myself that I haven't made the jump sooner.

    * by 'closed' I mean not being able to fill my screen with frankly pointless widgets or tinkering around with ROMS etc.
    09-30-2013 12:32 PM
  23. geezio's Avatar
    Ok so here is my list of Androids I have used,well I started out with a Droid incredible 2,then switched to Droid razr then Razr MAXX then Galaxy S3..then again( Galaxy note 2) I loved this phone but switched carriers to sprint from Verizon and got the Galaxy S4 I rooted and rommed every single phone then I traded my S4 for this IPhone 5 32gb and I was like ............AAHHH iOS where have you been all my life seriously I love this phone can't wait to see what the IPhone 6 is going to bring.. All this phone switching was within a 2 year period BTW.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
    10-02-2013 08:21 PM
  24. sting7k's Avatar
    I'm on my 3rd Android phone and am seriously considering switching to the Iphone 5. The rest of the family has Iphones (one 5 and two 4s phones) and the apps seem to just work so well with the phone. Iphone owners seem to be happy. I've met more then one iphone owners with their 2 year old phone that isn't even considering upgrading to something else. For those that have Android experience and switched to iOS, how's that working for you? Any advice you can give is appreciated.
    I used a Galaxy Nexus as my daily driver for close to 7 months last year and later a Nexus 4 briefly. That was after using iOS exclusively since the iPhone was released. I missed the no headaches of iOS. I found Android has little quirks. I also found the apps to often be lesser version of their iOS versions, in addition to even more junk apps than in the App Store. Eventually the sum of all these things was too much. I felt like I was micromanaging my phone nonstop. So I came back to iOS.

    I had been considering picking up a Moto X as a secondary device lately. But now that I've had time with iOS 7 I really have no desire to use Android at all for any reason.

    If you can live without being able to customize every pixel on your screen and are satisfied with the 4" iPhone then go for it. Maybe you could convince a family member to let you switch for a day and try their iPhone and see if you like it.
    10-03-2013 05:06 PM
  25. hc_1540's Avatar
    AAHHH iOS where have you been all my life
    My thoughts exactly. Had the iPhone 5 for a few days now and absolutely loving it. Some people may throw words around like 'restricted' and 'walled garden' but for me it feels like freedom, freedom from messing around with settings, tweaks, themes etc.
    10-07-2013 11:09 AM
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