1. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    Went to the other side for about 3 weeks. Got the S4 really liked the phone. Probably the best android phone I've used. Didn't have any problems was really fun to use BUT I got a data alert. That phone was killing my data plan. I called Verizon and asked what was going on. They were with a lose for words. I'm on wifi all day except for when I go to work. My fianc and I both have iPhones and never went past 4gb but with the S4 alone I was almost to 4 by myself. I took it back and got the 5. Never leaving again.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 01:41 AM
  2. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    What's so great bout the s4 ?
    08-28-2013 02:37 AM
  3. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    What's so great bout the s4 ?
    Just the screen size really. LOL!!! I'm not gonna talk bad about it.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 04:08 AM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome back
    08-28-2013 04:08 AM
  5. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    Thanks


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 05:19 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    While I think you made a better decision coming back to the iPhone, I don't think your data issue was a problem with the Galaxy S 4...many of us have had data consumption issues after switching to the iPhone 5 off and on since last October. It has to do with the LTE networks from the carriers, and their inability to control how the devices are connecting to them or when or for what reason.

    The carriers are the problem here, not the devices.
    08-28-2013 08:24 AM
  7. John Yester's Avatar
    Yup

    While I think you made a better decision coming back to the iPhone, I don't think your data issue was a problem with the Galaxy S 4...many of us have had data consumption issues after switching to the iPhone 5 off and on since last October. It has to do with the LTE networks from the carriers, and their inability to control how the devices are connecting to them or when or for what reason.

    The carriers are the problem here, not the devices.
    08-28-2013 09:32 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm in agreement with Sean. I, too, doubt that it was the fault of the S4, but welcome back to iPhone anyway...
    08-28-2013 09:37 AM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome back. Enjoy the iPhone 5.
    08-28-2013 10:37 AM
  10. finn5975's Avatar
    I took it back and got the 5. Never leaving again.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    Now, wait another week and return the 5 as you wait for the release of the 5S
    08-28-2013 10:46 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The sad thing is that the carriers are FULLY aware there is a data consumption issue on all of the networks that limit such...we never talked about data overages in generations past because A.) 3G service, by nature of it's speed, is not going to allow the consumer to use as much data...LTE is fast, therefore we browse/DL/use more of the data because we're doing more things...and B.) They were running unlimited data plans for so many people that the backlash wasn't as frequent...they could give a "one time credit" over and over again and the ripples never grew into waves...

    Now...they have the equivalent of a customer complaint TSUNAMI. A buddy of mine who works part time at a kiosk that sells phones for various carriers says his #1 customer service complaint or inquiry has to do with data overages and the cost related to such.

    The carriers HAVE to do something about it...if they wait too long (which they assuredly will), they'll eventually have a civic suit against ALL of them the size of the damn moon, and they'll lose because it'll probably take an investigative team all of 5sec. to realize they were just ignoring the obvious issues with the way their data services were being counted internally.

    Devious, money hungry carriers that would rather pi*s off consumers than fix an obvious issue because they know that most of them are not going to jump ship, they'll just call in, take the occasional credit...sometimes just pay for the overages...and they get to profit a little more of something that essentially costs them nothing extra.
    08-28-2013 11:02 AM
  12. rjkgr's Avatar
    iPhone 5 is better anyways! and welcome back to the iPhone family
    08-28-2013 02:46 PM
  13. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    Now, wait another week and return the 5 as you wait for the release of the 5S
    I think I'm gonna stick with the 5 and wait for the 6


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 03:16 PM
  14. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    The sad thing is that the carriers are FULLY aware there is a data consumption issue on all of the networks that limit such...we never talked about data overages in generations past because A.) 3G service, by nature of it's speed, is not going to allow the consumer to use as much data...LTE is fast, therefore we browse/DL/use more of the data because we're doing more things...and B.) They were running unlimited data plans for so many people that the backlash wasn't as frequent...they could give a "one time credit" over and over again and the ripples never grew into waves...

    Now...they have the equivalent of a customer complaint TSUNAMI. A buddy of mine who works part time at a kiosk that sells phones for various carriers says his #1 customer service complaint or inquiry has to do with data overages and the cost related to such.

    The carriers HAVE to do something about it...if they wait too long (which they assuredly will), they'll eventually have a civic suit against ALL of them the size of the damn moon, and they'll lose because it'll probably take an investigative team all of 5sec. to realize they were just ignoring the obvious issues with the way their data services were being counted internally.

    Devious, money hungry carriers that would rather pi*s off consumers than fix an obvious issue because they know that most of them are not going to jump ship, they'll just call in, take the occasional credit...sometimes just pay for the overages...and they get to profit a little more of something that essentially costs them nothing extra.
    Yeah when I called Verizon they said we will note it in ur account if u go over we will not charge u for it. They couldn't figure out why I was using so much data in such a short span. I remember when the 5 first came out Verizon was charging for data if u were on wifi. So maybe this is happening again. My plan is at 5gb right not I've got the 6gb plan. It resets the 3rd so hopefully next month it'll be back to normal.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 03:21 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yeah when I called Verizon they said we will note it in ur account if u go over we will not charge u for it. They couldn't figure out why I was using so much data in such a short span. I remember when the 5 first came out Verizon was charging for data if u were on wifi. So maybe this is happening again. My plan is at 5gb right not I've got the 6gb plan. It resets the 3rd so hopefully next month it'll be back to normal.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    They can never figure out why...and the reason is because they don't allow the "why" to be found, that way their consumer tech and customer support people have plausible deniability. The issue is deep rooted by the people who designed the way data is charged...and they have extensive mathematical formulas that, for lack of better term, keep the money flowing in their benefit. Say 90% of the customer base calls in and asks for credit when these unjustified or extensive overages happen...and they credit all 90% of them (which doesn't happen, but we'll say it does for the sake of argument)...they're still left with 10% of the customer base paying overage fees without action. Now thinking of the total amount of customers, imagine the kind of money they are making just off the people who DON'T respond to these overages and just go about their business paying for data they arnt even really justifiably using themselves (in the way data is used on a smart phone).

    It's staggering...and despicable. It's stealing for all intents and purposes, but it's done under the facade that "mysteriously", none of them can figure out why it's happening. Really? They have people who figure out how much water a toilet is using in a bathroom that only 5 people per year probably go into...and they can't figure out where data is going from billions of people around the world? LOL! Right.
    08-28-2013 05:59 PM
  16. o4liberty's Avatar
    The screen on the S4 is beautiful but the camera is no where near as nice as the iPhone 5's. The S4's camera has lag when taking a photo and sometimes the photos don't come out so well. As far as the screen size goes this is where apple needs to be at this point and time. For apple to continue to produce just smaller devices it would hurt sales.
    08-28-2013 07:37 PM
  17. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    The screen on the S4 is beautiful but the camera is no where near as nice as the iPhone 5's. The S4's camera has lag when taking a photo and sometimes the photos don't come out so well. As far as the screen size goes this is where apple needs to be at this point and time. For apple to continue to produce just smaller devices it would hurt sales.
    I couldn't agree more. The apps on android r ALOT SLOWER!!! I think apple will make the screen size bigger with the 6. That's what I'm waiting for. But I'll never jump ship again. I love the iPhone and iOS. Their amazing. Next time I get the itch I'll buy a new app or something lol. Maybe a case or accessories. LMWAO!!!


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 11:56 PM
  18. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I didn't have the data problem with my S4, but I'm on AT&T for what it's worth. I do miss the 5inch screen size and having the back button on the bottom. Other than that glad to be back on my ip5 ...
    08-29-2013 12:20 AM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I had an issue last month with AT&T. I was about 12 days into my billing cycle and I check
    my data usage everyday. I was at about 1,200 mb's of my 3 gigs. The next morning I woke
    up to the following messages:

    4:29am "You are 65% into your data plan"
    4:30am "you have exceeded your data limit and will be charged $10 for an extra gigabyte"
    4:30am "you are 75% into your extra gigabyte"
    4:31am "you have exceeded your 1 gigabyte and will be charged an additional $10 for another gigabyte"

    I was obviously stunned. When I called the next day NOBODY wanted to say that there was a problem
    on AT&T's end. It had to be because I used this data and sometimes it takes the system time to catch up
    to the usage. I had people trying to tell me how to manage data on my phone and blah blah. One guy said
    sometimes the iphone will do a software update overnight. I'm like dude, first of all I'm on the latest software.
    Second, a software update can only occur on wifi because the iPhone will not download anything over 50 mb's
    over cellular. Finally, I just tell this rude supervisor to just send me to retentions. And there I get a $50 credit.
    And he STILL was giving me advice on how to handle my data usage implying that it was on my end. Smh
    08-29-2013 01:10 AM
  20. that_maynard's Avatar
    I also returned to my i5 from Z10, loved the size, but honeslty people will say over and over again about how iOS just works.......... and that is very true. My main reason for coming back, Z was nice, but the i5 just worked.
    08-29-2013 04:26 AM
  21. cjordan93's Avatar
    I have had the same experience. A buddy of mine (who now swears by everything Android) got me to try out a GS3. I didn't last 3 days, I couldn't take it. The lag, the OS, the fact that I had to change the settings and install apps that I didn't want, just to make the phone somewhat usable was beyond me. I'm happy to be back on my iPhone 5 for the simplicity and it just works and gets the job done day in and day out. It's kinda like all the years I loved BlackBerry (and I still do, don't get me wrong), it was the simplicity and the fact that I didn't have to go through hoops just to complete an everyday task.
    08-29-2013 10:49 AM
  22. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    It's kinda like all the years I loved BlackBerry (and I still do, don't get me wrong), it was the simplicity and the fact that I didn't have to go through hoops just to complete an everyday task.
    I think what we're all describing is that Android good or bad is just cumbersome to use day to day compared to iPhone .
    08-29-2013 01:10 PM
  23. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Welcome back.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    08-29-2013 02:56 PM
  24. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    Just got another data alert saying I have used 90% of my data. Smh. Verizon is gonna call me tomorrow supposedly to tell me what's going on. LOL!!! I told them yesterday that I use my phone the same now as I've used it in the past and have never went over 3gb now at almost 5 by myself. My fianc has the same phone as I do same wifi and hasn't used 1gb. This crazy. I also told them to look back previous months at my usage to prove that we've never went over 3gb combined.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-29-2013 11:51 PM

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