(Closed) Phone purchase help! Blackberry/iPhone/Samsung Galaxy Note

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Post # 3
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love my IPhone…..

I went from not having a cellphone at all to the IPhone so I don’t really have anything to compare it too but oh boy! I really like it!

Post # 4
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m switching from the blackberry to an iphone next month. I’m like you I loooove the keypad on the blackberry and love it for emailing and texting but for anything else it sucks!

Post # 5
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went from a phone with a keyboard (Samsung…something) that I hated to an HTC Evo with touchscreen and I love it. I didn’t think I would (in fact, I wanted the Evo with the keyboard), but the one with the keyboard felt cheap and flimsy to me. I hated the Samsung interface a lot, too. The screen on my phone is huge, so it’s easy to type, and you can turn on the tactile sensor so that you can feel when you’re tapping letters. 

Post # 6
6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have the Samsung galaxy G4 and love it. I also had a blackberry before the Galaxy. That was also my main concern the keyboard. My husband has the HTC Evo, with the slide out. I have used his phone before and HATE IT.  It took about a week to get used to the touch screen keyboard, but I like it much better now than the old keyboard of the blackberry.

Post # 7
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

Another iPhone user here! It’s kind of scary how much you use your phone once you get it. I wasn’t sure about the whole touch screen part of the phone. I was a big keyboard user, but it’s a lot easier once you get used to it. I love how fast it is and I also thought I wasn’t going to use a lot of apps. I use my phone for so much now though. When you have it, you start to figure stuff out and then can’t live without it :o)

As for facetime, I don’t use it as much as I should. I have a few friends who will call me and chat with me through facetime, but I don’t have a ton of family that lives far to utilize it enough. But given your BIL and SIL live far, you can definitely get a lot of use out of it!

Post # 8
2790 posts
Sugar bee

I am an iPhone user as well. I think that utilizing all the iPhone has to offer isn’t really very hard. My main uses for it are texting, my email, pintrest, facebook, music, and some angry birds once in awhile. 😉 That all comes standard with the iPhone. Even beyond that though it can get you apps you have never thought you could have. I recently downloaded an app that tracks how far I run. I’m just learning about running and distance and I never would have thought my phone could be used this way. I also have a kindle app that lets me read my books on my phone. I even have a Micheal’s craft store app so I can get keep my coupons right at my finger tips.

There is so much to offer in the iPhone including the protection you can get for it. I put insurance on mine and if anything happens to it that was my fault it’s only $180 to replace it instead of $600 @ cost. If it wasn’t my fault it’s free. I also agree with the touchscreen key board. I was very worried about how little it seemed but it should be a breeze for you to switch over since Blackberry’s keyboard is of a comparable size.

Post # 9
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I went from a Blackberry to the iPhone a couple of years ago and it’s been great! I too love the BB keyboard and getting used to the touch screen took me awhile and I still have issues with it sometimes (DH jokes that I have a weird typing style thanks to the BB and that’s why I still haven’t mastered it!).

My only issue with an iPhone is software/hardware issues. I have an older Mac laptop, which still works great and doesn’t need replacing, but because Apple phases out software, I cannot buy a new phone because it won’t sync with my old computer. So until I get a new computer, I cannot get a new phone.  You probably won’t run into this if you are a PC user or have a newer Mac.

Post # 10
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

iPhone. Always. 

Post # 11
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

iPhone blows every other phone I’ve had out of the water! You won’t regret it!

Post # 12
6021 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@Beebug:  as someone who was a loooooonnnggg time blackberry user I can say I am glad I transitioned to other devices. So that is my first bit of advice, break away from blackberry.

I went from blackberry to an android based phone (had a few different versions). It was also a touch screen. It took about a week or so to get fully adjusted but now I cannot imagine using keys again. too much effort lol. I love having a touch screen.

currently, I have an iphone 4s. I finally switched over to the dark side after a long debate on which was better, android or iphone. I can say that I am 100% happy with my choice. I love my iPhone and cannot see using anything else. It takes a lot to keep me happy with a phone and I have always felt there were better phones out there than mine, even when my loyalty to blackberry was at its highest, and I do not feel that way with my iPhone. I am sure that there is no phone that could keep me satisfied like the iPhone does…am i talking about a phone or a man? hmmm… lol

with all that said, I say go fort he iPhone but I might be biased….  🙂

Post # 13
2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have the GALAXY NOTE AND I LOVE IT! i know its big but i use it for EVERYTHING and its fast!

ive always been a droidy and just cant do iphones. lol

Post # 15
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and it is awesomezors.

I saw the Galaxy Note at Costco the other day and I just thought it was WAY too big for a phone.

I would go Android for sure though.

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