to upgrade or not to upgrade…

posted 3 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Upgrade or not?
    UPGRADE : (8 votes)
    24 %
    Keep the old phone : (26 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @MsGinkgo:  If it works fine, I’d keep it and wait until the iPhone 6 comes out! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you are almost out of contract, I HIGHLY recommend looking at Straight Talk, if you are a US Bee. They use AT&T and Verizon towers, my service is so much better than when I had AT&T and I pay $45 a month for unlimited everything. You can bring your own phone, just use their SIM card.  SO worth it. We have 5 phones and our bill has gone down an amazing amount from switching! I would keep the phone either way.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d keep it too. I have the 4S & had to replace it cuz that sleep button or whatever it is was stuck in. I’ll wait for the 6 too. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Wait. I upgraded my 4 to a 5 because why not and I kind of wish I hadn’t. My new one doesn’t have any awesome features I was missing on my old one. I would have been fine keeping my old one another year at least.

    Post # 8
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    1626 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’d recommend Republic Wireless over Straight Talk. I’ve got a MotoX and have the $25/month plan of unlimited everything and 3G. I think it’s $40 for 4G? It works primarily off of your wireless network for VoIP phone calls (which are actually higher quality and more clear than cell network calls), but roams on Sprint/Verizon towers when out of wireless range. And unlike StraightTalk, you do not get charged roaming AT ALL. I just switched because my Sprint plan expired and we now pay $25 a month instead of $100 for the same coverage. 🙂 It’s awesome! And I love my phone! (I was running a Galaxy SII and it sucked monkey chunks).

    Otherwise if you’re not looking to swap, I’d totally keep your phone. Wait for your upgrade when there’s something better that you actually want. 😀

    Post # 9
    Member
    989 posts
    Busy bee

    @MsGinkgo:  I have an iPhone 4S and I love it. I had a HTC Desire prior to that, and it was crap. I think I’ll stick with iPhone forever, I’m out on contract in 6 months, but I’m not too keen on the 5 – haven’t heard great things about it, but we’ll see. I need to do some more research. I DO need to upgrade from 3G to 4G because since 4G arrived, the 3G network has been absolute rubbish. My advice, if you’re happy with Apple, stick with it! 

    Post # 10
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  I guess my biggest concern would be, if you keep this phone will you still be eligible for an upgrade any time you want or would you end up paying retail to get a new phone 6 months later (or whatever)?

    Post # 11
    Member
    1275 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Keep it until there’s a problem or until something comes out you can’t live without!

    Post # 12
    Member
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @MsGinkgo:  since you’re in Canada and our telecommunication companies may as well all have one plan, how the heck have you not been offered an upgrade throughout the term of your contract?!

    I have the iphone 5s, upgraded from the 4s. I do see the difference between being on 3G vs LTE, but I also use a ton of data since I’m rarely home. I would wait and stay on month to month and then sign a new contract for the iphone 6. You can also use this opportunity to haggle with RoBelus (as my FI lovingly calls our telecommunication monopoly). Get on a sweet retention plan and save some money!

    Post # 13
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    454 posts
    Helper bee

    if you’re open to it, I would say switch from the iphone to a phone with more features that is less money. The iPhone is great, I’ve owned one for about 6 years now, but I think Apple is a little pricey for the features that they offer and there are more competitors that offer better features, bigger screens, etc for the money. I got the upgrade of the 5 as a late birthday gift a couple years back and it’s great but I wish I would have thought about the money that my gf spent when all the Samsung’s and Nokia’s started to get their act together and increased their product worthiness.

    Post # 15
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    1197 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    wait until your phone stops working, then trade up!  I’m with AT&T in the states and I was on a month to month plan until I renewed my contact.  no difference from the service price unfit before, and I was still eligible for an upgrade.  would you have any sort of customer loyalty discount you’d be losing if you didn’t extend your current contract?

    I have a 5 and like it better than my 4S (screen resolution and camera are much better), but it’s not game-changing.  FI has the 5S, almost the same thing. honestly, I love Apple, but they’ve seriously gone downhill.  hopefully the 6 is better!

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