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jnieman 07-02-2018 11:20 AM

Looking at buying a New IPhone
 
I'm in the market for a new phone. I will be changing over from AT&T to Verizon for reception reasons.

I currently have an 6 plus and a hubby has a 5.

What would you recommend I get for a new phone. I use my phone a lot as I have over 6000 photos on ICloud backup and use Instagram extensively as well as other social media.

I was thinking of another Iphone 6 plus with the maximum memory to cuts costs but am open to suggestions. Hubby needs an upgrade but not a larger phone. Only interested in Iphones no Androids.

biker1 07-02-2018 11:22 AM

Verizon may still have their 2 for 1 deal on iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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Originally Posted by jnieman (Post 1558453)
I'm in the market for a new phone. I will be changing over from AT&T to Verizon for reception reasons.

I currently have an 6 plus and a hubby has a 5.

What would you recommend I get for a new phone. I use my phone a lot as I have over 6000 photos on ICloud backup and use Instagram extensively as well as other social media.

I was thinking of another Iphone 6 plus with the maximum memory to cuts costs but am open to suggestions. Hubby needs an upgrade but not a larger phone. Only interested in Iphones no Androids.


Nucky 07-02-2018 12:08 PM

I did the two for one on the IPhone 8 Plus on either Mother’s or Fathers Day? So far so great. You have a big head start already owning an IPhone. Even though it is painful I would never go back to Android.

We had to get a Newtwork Extender which is a snap to install because the 8 Plus’s wouldn’t work in the house.

The X which is the one I was going to buy was to flimsy for me. Good luck. Very nice helpful people at the 441 store.

Fredman 07-02-2018 01:20 PM

Hubby should get an SE it’s the same size as the 5

Spikearoni 07-02-2018 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Nucky (Post 1558476)
I did the two for one on the IPhone 8 Plus on either Mother’s or Fathers Day? So far so great. You have a big head start already owning an IPhone. Even though it is painful I would never go back to Android.

We had to get a Newtwork Extender which is a snap to install because the 8 Plus’s wouldn’t work in the house.

The X which is the one I was going to buy was to flimsy for me. Good luck. Very nice helpful people at the 441 store.

In what way was it "flimsy?" You found the 8+ not flimsy? What is the difference?

starflyte1 07-02-2018 07:41 PM

I have an 8+. Traded in my 6+ at Apple and received $125. I don't know what other phones have the portrait setting for photos, but the 8+ does and my niece thought it was important.

IndianaJones 07-02-2018 07:59 PM

I have an iPhone 8 with 256G memory - works excellent, lots of storage capability, really fast and reliable. I would, however, be prepared if you go up to an 8 - no headphone jack, so you either have to have an adapter (that plugs into the charging port) or wireless headphones. I imagine, in the next few years, they will all go that route.

Nucky 07-02-2018 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Spikearoni (Post 1558592)
In what way was it "flimsy?" You found the 8+ not flimsy? What is the difference?

I think I would be waffeling screens because it felt dainty to me. Probably a great phone but not a good fit because I seem to drop my phones a lot.

I bought a OTTER BOX for the 8+ and believe the case was so thick that it may have interfered with the internal antenna and cased part of the reception problem in our house. The Network Extender is given for free during the first 14 trial days by Verizon because that’s when you really are in the drivers seat. They will do anything to not get a phone returned. Once I got the Extender set then I switched to Apple Tech Support to tidey up some small issues. The Apple support is Absolutely Awesome compared to any other company. Good Luck.

JoMar 07-03-2018 01:07 PM

Watch for the next model to be announced in September.

ColdNoMore 07-03-2018 01:43 PM

IMHO, Apple has (to their credit) established a cult that far surpasses...any supposed technological superiority.

Particularly for the price premium.

Maybe second only to Tesla investors. :shrug:

Having been talked into an iPhone 6 (Plus) a few years ago, at an outrageous price...I've since went back to Android.

It does everything (and more)...than I'll never need.

I'm with this guy.

Apple Cult

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It takes, though, an intellectual to put a deeper stamp of authority on Apple's cult status. Hosannas, therefore, to Atlas Obscura, which probed the views of NYU professor Erica Robles-Anderson.

Robles-Anderson is a cultural historian who, when examining a Manhattan Apple store, declared, "It's a cult. Right? It's so obviously a cult."



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