Post # 1
So you may remember my previous posts about getting a new cell phone and debating between a new iPhone or a Galaxy S4.
Well, Boyfriend or Best Friend and I went to the Sprint store on Saturday and we both got new phones! I ultimately decided to get the Galaxy S3 because it was much cheaper. Plus I didn’t want to spend the extra $100+ to get the S4, which is only a little bit better than the S3.
And y’all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new Galaxy! And Boyfriend or Best Friend also got the Galaxy S3 and I love that whenever I have questions about how to work my new phone, I can just ask him. Lol he’ll say “Honey, you have a manual.” And I say “Yeah but you’ve already read the manual so I can just ask you.”
So before I got this Galaxy phone, I have had some version of the iPhone since 2009. And last summer, I bought an iPad. Therein lies my issue.
Almost everyone I know has an iPhone. And since I USED to have an iPhone, all of their texts to me don’t go to me…no. They go to my iPad. Grrrr!!
So I had to go into my iPad and turn off iMessage. But that didn’t solve the problem completely. It helped a lot because now texts actually go to my new phone. However.
Friends have told me that when they text me, it takes like a minute or so to go through. Because the text tries to send as an iMessage text at first. Then it FINALLY gives up and just sends it as a regular text. My friends are annoyed by this because they can text everyone else much quicker but with me, it takes a minute or two to send me a text.
Sigh. Ideas, anyone? I used to love Apple but now I don’t anymore. Grrrr! Why can’t Apple products play well with others??
Post # 3
@LadyBlackheart: Why can’t Apple products play well with others??
Easy. Becasue then they wouldn’t have a product “monopoly.”
I’m sure there is a quick fix to your problem. You should google it.
Post # 4
@Atalanta: I have googled it and found similar situations but nothing that works so far. I am going to keep googling though. I just made this post mainly to rant and to see if anyone else had similar issues when switching from an iPhone to Android.
Post # 5
@LadyBlackheart: I checked out a few Apple forums to see if other people had these problems, and they do. One is to let your friends know to change your contact info in their phone from “iPhone” to “other”. If that doesn’t work, when they send the text and it turns blue, as iMessages all do, they can hold their finger on the blue text they just sent, and an option will appear to “send as text message” right away.
Post # 6
@LadyBlackheart: H hates Apple, I haven’t used them in years. For some reason every time I would try to sync my ipod my entire music library would get deleted, including songs I paid for….just seemed to completed for me.
Post # 7
Apple doesn’t play well with others is exactly my beef with Apple. I don’t own anything Apple, and I never will. I won’t even download Apple software because it messes up my PC.
Post # 8
Nevermind, I think I figured out the problem. Someone in the forum said to go to Apple support, sign in, then unregister your phone. I did that and that seems to have worked!
And I am definitely not a fan of Apple anymore. I’ll still keep my iPad though but I don’t plan on buying a new iPad in the future. Once my iPad dies, I’ll probably go with a Kindle Fire or a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Apple is just too expensive and doesn’t play well with others. I definitely love my new Android phone and I’m so glad I switched.
Post # 9
It’s one of the modern day evil megacompanies. There always have to be some, at least the way society is structured right now. I still remember when they were “the little guy” and the quality of their products was much better, and market positioning tactics much more benign.
I’m a Windows Phone user myself. I did try Apple and Android before, and Android was better, but Windows phone is best. I also really love the Surface, it’s a whole other world as compared to ipads – it’s most like a very portble real computer where the ipad is like a very large phone (although I hate Windows 8 on a heavy-duty computer. But it’s great on the phone/Surface).
I’m not loyal to windows in particular though… if a better phone or slate comes out down the road, I’ll choose that instead. But this is where it’s at for now, IMO.
Post # 10
@joya_aspera: Windows 8 is the bane of my existence, I cannot stand it.
I am on the other side of the fence as most of you laides, as I love my iPhone and we just got an iPad mini. But this is mostly due to the fact that I have been using Apple since I was in elementary school. I’m just really used to it.
However when I want to play my Nancy Drew or Sims games, I have to use a PC because for gaming, my MacBook is just too slow (granted it’s nearly 6 years old.. ancient in laptop speak).
Post # 11
@honie309: Try it on the Surface… it’s really meant for that. A match made in heaven.
I had to get rid of it off my work machine a few days after I installed it, though. Very irritating.
Post # 13
@joya_aspera: You’re the first person I’ve heard of on here that also uses a windows phone:) I agree the surface looks awesome.
Post # 14
@LadyBlackheart: I can’t really help you, but I wanted to say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE my S3! It’s so awesome. Also, Apple is extremely incompatible with other products/software. Very frustrating!