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#1747669 - 10/09/12 05:07 PM iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy
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The better half wants me to get my first smartphone, and is proposing the iPhone5 even though he's happy with his Samsung. Thoughts?
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#1747670 - 10/09/12 05:11 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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hold both of them, try both in store....

Your decision will be easy
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#1748127 - 10/10/12 05:34 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy doobydoobydoo
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I agree, iphone was an easy decision
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#1748130 - 10/10/12 05:36 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Peepers
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Samsung Galaxy SIII! You don't want a CryPhone!
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#1748135 - 10/10/12 05:38 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Bimmer
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shut it! Commie!
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#1748140 - 10/10/12 05:40 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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#1749123 - 10/12/12 10:45 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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Choose wisely.

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#1749175 - 10/15/12 10:15 AM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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You don't want to automatically follow the lemmings who live for the next version!?

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#1749260 - 10/15/12 04:04 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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I've got an Iphone. Its nice only because there are so many things that support aht platform.
I have to friends with Samsungs. One with an S3 and one with a Note. They like theirs fine.
I like the way the S3 looks and feels better than mine, but I am used to mine, there are fewer choices in cases and such and the few apps I use are available for mine. I dont switch phones often. If I were going to switch, I would have to find the case and apps I want for an S3 first.
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#1749272 - 10/15/12 04:33 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Bankbb1, PITA
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#1752185 - 10/24/12 10:52 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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I also have an iPhone. It has a pretty screen and can run Apps. It has mobile internet access and wifi accessibility. Of course, since I "choose" iOS over Android, some think I am a mindless clone or clueless Luddite.

Here is my advice, if you want to be cool in the BOL Watercooler, choose anything but iPhone. If you want something that has high quality hardware, can do just about anything you need, and is simple to use, choose iPhone.

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#1752235 - 10/25/12 01:29 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy buggs
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how do you use the new iphone as a wifi hot spot?

this is my first iphone and I've never used any cell phone like this but wanted to test how it works with my wifi only ipad
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#1752237 - 10/25/12 01:32 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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Step 1 turn on iphone
Setp 2 turn off iPhone and turn on android machine
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#1752265 - 10/25/12 02:23 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Bimmer
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Originally Posted By: Bimmer
Samsung Galaxy SIII! You don't want a CryPhone!


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#1752268 - 10/25/12 02:26 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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I just upgraded to an iphone from my crackberry about 2 weeks ago and I must say I LOVE IT!!! I've had a blackbreey for about the last 7 or 8 years so I thought it would take some transition but nope...loved it from the minute I got and started playing with it....
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#1752308 - 10/25/12 03:03 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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My iPhone seems much smaller now that I have a new galaxy..... I do think the screen display is much nicer/vibrant on the galaxy too.
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#1752345 - 10/25/12 03:24 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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I was an Android Galaxy S user before goign to iPhone 4s. I was and still am very anti-Apple and I think the Android platform is much more intuitive and has a far superior auto-correct feature. That said, I had nothgin but bugs with the Android platform, which is why I switched to iphone. iphone is not perfect so don't expect perfection (like I did), but it works consistently without problems and customer service is stellar--you have support from your carrier PLUS Apple. As in you can walk into an Apple store (even can make appts) and work face to face with a rep to learn how to use your phone or fix it. Also, when I needed a replacement for a simcard issue, I got a NEW phone, not a refurbed one.
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#1752410 - 10/25/12 04:53 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Peepers
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Originally Posted By: PEEPERS
how do you use the new iphone as a wifi hot spot?


You just click on the icon that says "WiFi Hotspot" and Voilą its a WiFi hostpot. Just connect any WiFi device to it.

Oh wait, that for an Android device. Never mind.... whistle
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#1752411 - 10/25/12 04:57 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Phoenix
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For iPhone hotspot. Open Settings App. Choose "General;" then "Cellular;" then "Set Up Hotspot."

Remember, you're setting up a cellular hotspot, not a wifi hotspot. Other devices will use their wifi to access your device's cellular data plan.
Last edited by Moondog; 10/25/12 05:00 PM.
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#1752414 - 10/25/12 05:09 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy buggs
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so could anyone access it? wouldn't it be protected and I could limit who has access to it similar to my home router?
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#1752415 - 10/25/12 05:30 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Peepers
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Yes Peepers, it would be password protected
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#1752426 - 10/25/12 05:50 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Bimmer
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I'm a dolt so thanks
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#1752429 - 10/25/12 05:53 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Peepers
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Originally Posted By: PEEPERS
I'm a dolt so thanks


It's ok. We know whistle
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#1752442 - 10/25/12 06:23 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy Bimmer
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#1752444 - 10/25/12 06:24 PM Re: iPhone5 or Samsung Galaxy A_G
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where did it go?

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