Post # 1
my cell phone.
I currently have and iPhone 4, I’m running the latest operating system and she’s working pretty well still. It’s actually a miracle it’s lasted this long. My 3 year contract expires in April – I”ve never kept a phone this close to the contract end.
So, do I upgrade, or do I keep using my phone that looks pretty much new, has nothing wrong with it, and the only reason I’d change it would be to get something newer?
I would love suggestions for what I should get if I do upgrade!
Post # 3
@MsGinkgo: If it works fine, I’d keep it and wait until the iPhone 6 comes out!
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
@Mrs. Myrtle Beach: Theres no roaming with straight talk though, right?
Post # 7
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
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
@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
@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
Keep it until there’s a problem or until something comes out you can’t live without!
Post # 12
@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
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 # 14
@jadlnc: they always have offers to get the not-the-newest-model for ‘cheap’ with a 3 year contract – I don’t care if I upgrade through my current provider
@letigre: I didn’t want to sign a new contract because our life has been so up in the air so I never upgraded (and Rogers hasn’t hounded me yet) I hate them, but for Southern Ontario their service is better (or was when I got the phone) out east, they’re terrible. I’m leaning towards keeping it for now and seeing if I can play Rogers and Bell against each other to get a great retention deal, I know lots of people who’ve done it (I managed to get them to knock money off my bill when I complained that Koodo offered the same plan for less – Koodo since got rid of it).
@otto2008: I’m a little bit of an Apple snob, I’ll admit it, I love my mac, and my iPods (yes…between the 2 of us we have 3 + my iPhone) and I don’t really want a bigger phone, but if there’s a better one I’m open. My mom has a Samsung something that I hate. My sister has a Galaxy 2 (or whatever isn’t the newest) which isn’t bad
Post # 15
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!
Post # 16
@MsGinkgo: I would keep it