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Iphone4g as a telephone!???


Ufatz

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Okay, okay.....I'll buy into all the zip,, whiz-bang, magic stuff about the new Iphone BUT BUT.....how is it as a TELEPHONE? I need something to get weather as I travel and only getting to the web can do that....so I guess I buy an Iphone4.

But last time bought a whiz-bang phone (the LG Shine) it was a joke as a telephone......you couldn't hear anybody! LOL

So...what do you folks think of the Iphone4 as a TELEPHONE?

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Works fine for me. I'm not a bigtime telephone user, so others in the 1000 plus hour category may have other opinions.

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I use mine quite a bit and really like it. I had a droid x2 before this and hated it. Always locked up.. Never have had any problems with my iPhone and I can hear very well and others can hear me.

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The only problem that I ever have with the telephone of my I4 is that sometimes my face pushes unintended buttons. The phone senses when your face is next to the phone and the switches off the screen to prevent this problem. However, sometimes as you are talking your face can pull away from the phone slightly and all of a sudden your on speaker phone, muted, and going into Contacts. This is a minor problem since it maybe happens to me once a month, but still annoying. At least it's the only problem that I ever have with the phone.

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I have a 3GS and I feel it is a real decent phone. The weather apps are the thing that I like the most. It is nice to pull up real time weather radar so I don't get caught out on Lake Superior with a storm coming in fast.

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Yes. I think that is the one all the young people around here are telling me to buy. But they use them for all kinds of things I won't need-things I don't even understand! Ha! I don't need a camera, don't need to twitter and tweet, don't want to watch movies or play games and won't be watching live NFL games on it because I have an actual 50" SONY for that!!

I need a phone, a way to reach the internet and the ablility to send and recieve email-thats it!

Thanks. Any further thoughts send them along.

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Just an FYI, but a basic phone (like an LG enV3) with data plan is capable of getting weather off the internet if that is all you're looking at doing.

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I see the enV3 is discontinued, but really most if not all phones offered now days have internet capabilities with data plans, and some of them even look quite similar to the expensive smart phones with larger touch screens, etc. just might be easier for you to use and cheaper all around. Don't let the salesperson talk you into a phone you really don't need or want.

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I love mine, I never had any problems with it at all. the speakers on the 3gs arent as good as the 4s. But other then that, the phone is very easy to use, and is user friendly.

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I have had other smart phones for several years that always locked up, had issues and were pretty much a P.I.A to use but the Iphone has been a solid, stable phone. I would like the screen to be bigger than it is but other than that it just flat out works.Put an Otter Box on it.

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I've been impressed with my 4S. It wasn't difficult to learn how to use and I get quality connections, both phone and Internet. I like the talk to text feature also. We got them for work and it's made our lives much easier and productive.

Sent from my iPhone. wink

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I have a 3Gs, my wife had a 3G, now has a 4S, we both love them. Easiest phone I've ever had to operate, works great as a phone too. Ditto on the otterbox...

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Okay. Okay......I'll bite. What the @#^&%*&^ is an otterbox? And how does it relate to an Iphone4s? LOL

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My LG non-smart flip phone is at least 4 years old and I have a $4/month Accuweather package. I pay for the additional data usage. I don't know if it can do emails, because I don't want to know if it can.

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I had 3gs - iOS 5 messed that up bigtime. But when I iWashed it in the wash machine wink is when I got my 4s. I like it a lot.

It works very well for a phone, easy to use, and quick to dial. I have many email accounts coming to mine, and email is quite good on it. Also have the weather apps, etc. Navionics, whatever you want.

I got a "LifeProof" brand case for mine. About same cost as Otterbox, but totally, and I mean totally, waterproof. Shockproof, dustproof... the touchscreen still works better than my normal 3gs did, and it isn't a big case as you might think. Check it out for any ihpone4 users who are thinking of getting one. It does seem to dull the volume on the ringer just a bit, but other than that pretty good. The first time I drop it in the lake from the dock, or leave it out in the rain, it will pay for itself.

good luck! oh yeah, and I am not a typical Apple fanboy, but the iPads and iPhones and iPod touch I have I honeslty like a lot. But will stick with my Windows PC wink (oh yeah, PC Outlook and iTunes and iPhone synching works out of the box easy and great.)

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Ahhhhhh....I get it. NOW the expensive little doo-dads arise from the murk! LOL

Got a phone this morning. No Otterbox yet...only a car charger and the clear protective stuff.

What I saw in the AT&T Store was an endless supply of spendy little trinkets of perhaps dubious utility.

But I WILL check out the Otterbox. Or put my new 4s in a ziplock sandwich bag like I always do my Motorola Razr.....still the best cellphone ever made.

Thanks gang.

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Ufatz, make sure to check the LifePRoof. I was about ot buy otterbox, but mentioned that I leave my phone sitting on the boat, or in the duck blind a lot... The guy looks at me with smile, and says, "Have I got what you need"... then shows me the lifeproof case. I like it, and guys who have checked it out said they should have gotten it instead of otterbox. Not that otterbox is bad at all, just this one is a bit more sturdy/waterprrof, etc. I think you can find youtube vid demoing it a bit. Good luck!

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Mine works great for a phone! I'm have trouble hearing and this phone comes in loud and clear! Speaker phone works great too!

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Pickup the Iphone 4s... works great... get the weather... phone... you name it... I also got the Navionics app... love it... tested it on Lake Michigan last year... Right on the money and updates are free...no chips to buy... Throw out your GPS... Then get the Motion X App... your covered as far as driving... nothing more to say...

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I go to ATT&T store. Ask about Otter. They show me device. Then they tell me price. I say "Are you out of your #$%$%#^ mind!"

Then they show me the LifeFlite or whatever its called. They tell me price. I walk out of store.

I'm old and decrepit but I ain't stoopid. LOL

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I go to ATT&T store. Ask about Otter. They show me device. Then they tell me price. I say "Are you out of your #$%$%#^ mind!"

Then they show me the LifeFlite or whatever its called. They tell me price. I walk out of store.

I'm old and decrepit but I ain't stoopid. LOL

I did that the first time I checked out the price for an Otter Box. I'm thinking about getting one of the Lifeproof cases now after hearing what it costs to replace a broken screen. I checked the online auction site and you can get one for around 50-60. Much cheaper that the 120-150 for a screen.

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Okay. Good. Thanks. I did not mean to imply that people buying those devices are stupid.....just that it would be stupid for me.

Jeeezzee...at my age I can't be laying out $80 for a LifeLine or whatever. At my age I don't even buy a full dozen eggs! Ha!

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Otterbox defender (the tough one) is available online from the jungle river place for 18-30 $$.

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Okay. Good. Thanks. I did not mean to imply that people buying those devices are stupid.....just that it would be stupid for me.

Jeeezzee...at my age I can't be laying out $80 for a LifeLine or whatever. At my age I don't even buy a full dozen eggs! Ha!

Haha! good point! I got mine for $60. I went through about 5 phones dating back to the 90's and never a problem with dunking one. But after dunking my first iphone, and seeing my bros cracked screen, and others too, I decided I would rather pay up front and keep from repair... That is what is cool, there are options, and options are optional smile

Do buy the Navions apps though, worth the $10 ($15 with canada) even if just to sit on couch and look at lakes and dream of where the lunkers might hang out wink

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Do buy the Navions apps though, worth the $10 ($15 with canada) even if just to sit on couch and look at lakes and dream of where the lunkers might hang out wink

Which Navionics app do you have?

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I love my otterbox. Just got the 4s a couple of weeks ago and I love it. My only complaint is that it seems to be interfering with my i-pilot. It's making the internal gps/compass go whacko, and after 5-10 seconds on a heading with the advanced autopilot it spins until the cord is too wrapped up, and the same for the spot-lock feature. Other than that, I love not having to scroll through the phone while driving (too much like texting if you ask me). The extra 100 bucks for the 4s over the 4 was worth it for me. But I'm definitely getting this interference junk figured out, whether its an app running, phone too close to the receiver, or something else!

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I still use my Navionics app from my iphone on the boat, even though I have a Hummingbird. I use it to quickly look ahead on the lake since I can scroll around so much faster on it. That way I can keep my Hummingbird screen zoomed in farther and still be able to figure out what bay I am heading towards (larger lakes).

I have Navionics Lakes and Maps US/Canada.

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I still use my Navionics app from my iphone on the boat, even though I have a Hummingbird. I use it to quickly look ahead on the lake since I can scroll around so much faster on it. That way I can keep my Hummingbird screen zoomed in farther and still be able to figure out what bay I am heading towards (larger lakes).

I have Navionics Lakes and Maps US/Canada.

Which brings up a point, I wish Humminbird had the look ahead feature that Lowrance has!!

I also have the same app on my phone and iPad.it is awesome on the iPad!

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