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11/5/11 12:03am - Original Message: 'whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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I am not much of a real tech guy.
And presently have a Tracfone pay as you go.
  Real simple to use and just add my minutes every 90 days.

I was in  Walmart and see they are selling a Droid thru Straight Talk.
Unlimited phone usage is $45/ mo.
Cost of the phone is $150.

Just thought it might be fun to try.

You don't need to very specific... just give me a general idea of the differences
 and what you think of the Walmart deal thru Straight Talk.

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11/5/11 8:17am - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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The iPhone is an Apple product...beyond that they do essentially the same thing...just different operating systems built in.  To me it's a matter of the best plan and service from the provider more than what make phone.

My brother-in-law is a techie and has a Droid...he did love it but now thinks he's going to buy an iPhone.  The iPhone 4S has upped the ante a bit as far as features, but any phone is obsolete within six months of introduction as the technology progresses.

I don't have a smartphone...just a basic one as I don't need all the features.


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11/5/11 11:12am - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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Thanks... so basically they are same thing.
And I don't want to get too technical.... wouldn't understand it anyway?

So... what do you all think about the Walmart deal?  At the 45 bucks a month?
The the Droid phone for $150.


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11/5/11 1:22pm - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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Here is more info on the phone I am thinking about.
So.. what do you smartphone users think and comments  to a newbie like me..??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTNV3Vny6Bo

Maybe need help on this link?  Thanks/



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11/5/11 3:04pm - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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What are you going to use the phone for? Is it simply to talk? If that's the case, then a "smartphone" is not for you. Youl'll be paying for features you won't use - web browsing, texting, email, etc. It is difficult to find a phone nowadays that is just for talking. The major players want you to not only talk, but text, get email, browse, FB, Twitter, music, videos, etc. If you just want to talk, check with wireless carriers who may have "basic" phones available, or a low level smartphone. It's getting harder and harder to find these phones. Depending on the provider, calling packages are determined by the number of minutes/mo you want, as well as the number of phones you have. The data packages usually start around $30.00/mo and up IN ADDITION to the calling package. My wife has a basic phone with 450 min/mo and unlimited texting for $45.00/mo through Verizon. Both the Droid and iPhone have all the 'bell and whistle' features. As someone said, the operating systems are different. They both basically do the same things. I know several people with Droids. I've had a Blackberry and now have an iPhone. I have to say I like the iPhone better, but that's just me. EDIT: What happened to my formatting?

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11/5/11 3:31pm - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I agree completely, if all you want is to talk then just get a phone.  I have a phone and for work a smart phone.  The company pays for it.  I picked it out (HTC phone)  I needed to have the ability to connect my computer to it (make it a wireless hub)  If it was not for that I would have stayed with a simple phone.  Mine is way to complex for me.  I am learning things like it will let me use voice to send text messages.  I can do that.  It lets me get my email but I'm at my computer most of the day anyway so it is just a pain in the a** to clean that up.  It comes down to what you want to use it for like what was said earlier.  The only thing I really like about it is the on line Bible.  It is easier to use than my kindle.  Of course I can use it as a kindle but why when I have a kindle. 

The other think if I use it as a wireless hub I had better be close to someplace to plug it in. Battery life goes south real quick if you start using your phone as a computer for anything.

the smart phones are not as handy to carry around.  Just my to bits.


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11/6/11 9:23am - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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My son used to sell those things, and he says just comparing phone to phone he would go with the Droid (which he has). Plans, costs & etc. you need to compare prices.
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11/7/11 11:50am - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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Walmart Straight Talk Cost of the plan is $45/ month and supposedly unlimited use.

Do you think I would be able to find any other Company that would beat that for Smartphone Service?

Thanks for all the reply's.



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11/8/11 7:42am - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Just traded upo my iPhone 3G for a 4s. Love it!!  I'm a major gadget guy...Embarrassed

Never had a droid but know several that have them and they love them too...




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11/8/11 3:49pm - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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I would suggest that the distinction is in the operating system , both more or less proprietary with the iphones being Apple and the droids being Google.  I never used an iphone but have owned several droids.  I became uncomfortable with the Google aspects and switched to a Windows Phone.  I orked on multiple Microsoft Windows based platforms for a number of years so feel at home with this phone.  My provider is Sprint which will support almost any phone so it is a decision as to what you are comfortable with and whar you want to pay.  Good luck and let me know if you think I can help you with anything.

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11/8/11 9:54pm - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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I am a techie... and I use an iPhone.
 
after working all day as an analyst and database administrator the last thing I want to do is work on my phone.  most of my peers have droid and they talk all day about all the little things you can tweak and do with their phones.  The iphone does all that same stuff just with a more user friendly. ie non-techie interface.  my iphone 4s does everything I want it to and far far more but most importantly...  it works and you dont have to be a techie to get the most out of it.


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11/8/11 10:07pm - Reply: 'Re: whats the difference in a IPHONE and a DROID?'
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg
 
This video says everything.


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