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As a phone 3 42.86%
As a glorified camera, iPod, fun-time machine 4 57.14%
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Yeah but do you use it to make calls?

I see these iPhones everywhere and every person uses them to listen to music, take pictures, figure out tips, find restaurants, tell me what song is on the radio, get stock quotes, etc, etc, etc...

I'm beginning to notice people aren't actually really using the "phone" part very much...

It's all App this and iTunes that, is anyone actually using this thing as a damn phone?
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so, just to be clear here, you are using it as a phone over 50% of the time?
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I use it for all of the above.
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it has to be one or the other though...

Do you use it more as a phone or more as a techno-gadget?
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I know what you're getting at, Elfa. I use my Blackberry probably 90% of the time as a way to email / text / work / save notes / etc., and 10% of the time as a phone. Though I don't have one and thus cannot vote, the couple of my friends who do have them have all admitted to me that the "phone" aspect of it does sorta suck to use.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:59 PM   #7
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it has to be one or the other though...

Do you use it more as a phone or more as a techno-gadget?
Ok I guess I use it more as a techno-gadget.. but not much more.

I my iphone.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:20 PM   #8
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so, just to be clear here, you are using it as a phone over 50% of the time?
I rarely browse the internet on it because it's the 1st Gen and doesn't have the 3G internet thing. Nor do I use the email side because when I registered my email address to it I kept getting spam every 10 mins and the phone would alert me of a new email.

The camera I use sometimes.
Only thing I use it for besides calls is checking weather and calendar. And it's my alarm clock.

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I know what you're getting at, Elfa. I use my Blackberry probably 90% of the time as a way to email / text / work / save notes / etc., and 10% of the time as a phone. Though I don't have one and thus cannot vote, the couple of my friends who do have them have all admitted to me that the "phone" aspect of it does sorta suck to use.
Yeah, same here with the blackberry. I can never figure out why I'm always running the battery dead, because I barely call anyone, but then I realize I'm almost always using it for e-mail, text, messenger, internet, etc., so I see the point ELFA's making, but I also enjoy the fact that I have all of that WITH my phone. Pretty damn convenient.
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I don't have an iPhone and do not plan on getting one ever. Yes, it seems like people are using it more for an app than a phone. I prefer to get an ipod an keep it separate from my phone. All i need is a phone that has a speakerphone, camera, text messaging, calculator, basic internet to check gmail and yahoo mail... thats it. Just the way I am. Very hard to text message on it with the touch screen, off topic i know but its one of my beefs about the iphone.

'Look at what i can do on my iphone!" - Whoop dee doo.
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All i need is a phone that has a speakerphone, camera, text messaging, calculator, basic internet to check gmail and yahoo mail... thats it.
lol that's quite the list!

I don't have an iPhone, or any phone at all besides a work issue cell phone that I only use for work calls and personal emergency calls (I believe it has a camera, plays mp3s, and does texting but I've never used it for this). I don't like relying on one gadget to do everything b/c then when it breaks I'm screwed. For music I use these 2GB MP3 players that are $15. One for music in the car, one for workout, and one for my audio books. Then when the dog chews one it only costs $15 to replace instead of hundreds and my entire library.
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I'm thinking many people who do have mobile phones are using them for text more than they are for actually talking.
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My younger sister-in-law is always texting her friends and it amazes me how quickly she can manipulate that tiny little keypad. I can barely make a phone call

I love watching people text while they drive.... idiots
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lol that's quite the list!
I need a speakerphone because i wear hearing aides an cell phones give a bad feedback sound to my aides when i place cell phone next to them. I take whatever else I can get with that option in a phone especially a calculator.
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I use mine for texting, teh internetz, occasionally email, a phone, and the odd game when I'm bored. But I've never been much of a "phone user", per se.
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