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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2016, 05:09:04 PM »
I want that HTC 10.

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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2016, 07:37:00 PM »
I'm waiting to see what this RAZR business is all about.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2016, 03:54:16 PM »
My guess is a new RAZR (and not exclusive to Verizon) from Moto - but Lenovo has pretty much ruined Moto, so meh.

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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2016, 08:52:11 AM »
I just bought a new phone. I got an iPhone 6S. I wanted to hold out for the 7 but the battery on my 5S was almost completely shot and I was scared off by the talk of no headphone jack.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2016, 09:45:02 AM »
The headphone jack is really obnoxious.  The phone is thin enough.  Gotta give people what they actually want: thicker phones with bigger batteries.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2016, 11:42:34 AM »
You should have gotten a BlackBerry Priv.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2016, 12:37:09 PM »
Or I could have bought an old flip phone from 2003 on eBay.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2016, 04:58:35 PM »
As a former Blackberry employee I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2016, 07:15:07 AM »
No headphone jack on the iPhone 7 isn't a big deal. I mean, Apple will give everyone Lighting headphones in the box, jsut liek they did with every other iPhone.

Anyway, My iPhone SE is in the mail! Exciting time, get to reuse my rad magnetic case and explore the exciting world of having a phone more powerful than my computer!

My iPhone 5 hadn't carked it, but my Dad has too much money and wanted to give me a graduation present.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2016, 07:28:17 AM »
No standard headphone jack is stupid, even if they include headphones.

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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2016, 11:20:28 AM »
Apple is really going to be digging their own grave here.

I mean will you need another adapter to charge while you listen to music?
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2016, 04:05:27 AM »
Who listens to music on their headphones from their phone while it's on the charge? That's strapping yourself to a wall. Most people are bluetoothing/airplaying their music to wireless speaker around the house anyway.

Turns out the Lighting connection provides better audio too!
http://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/08/iphone-7-audiophile-lightning-headphones/?utm_source=osx&utm_medium=push&utm_campaign=front

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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2016, 09:24:05 AM »
Sometimes I do that when I'm at work.  I'm already chained to the desk, so it doesn't bother me.

I like this idea of improved audio quality though.  Just curious about whether or not the standard headphones that Apple is gonna ship with the thing is going to be able to take advantage.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2016, 09:54:45 AM »
Sometimes I do that when I'm at work.  I'm already chained to the desk, so it doesn't bother me.

I like this idea of improved audio quality though.  Just curious about whether or not the standard headphones that Apple is gonna ship with the thing is going to be able to take advantage.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2016, 10:34:33 AM »
That'd be a shame.  It's arguably a strong selling point (at least to get people over the idea of a 35mm jack being removed).

I also like the shape of the Apple headphones.  I don't like a lot of in-ear phones.  I just don't like having to shove something in my ear.  It's uncomfortable and I have an earwax problem.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2016, 04:50:22 PM »
Unless there is a DAC or something in the headphones, then it doesn't really make any sense that using the lightning port would have any effect on audio quality. In the end, you end up with speakers connected via wires. Just read some of the article - yes, there is a DAC in the headphones, so it's more like the DAC in the phone is sub-par, than lightning cables "provide better audio."

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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2016, 01:05:54 AM »
A jailbreak was released for the current version of iOS, so I'm diving back into that world. I don't need it, but I really do appreciate the tweaks it allows.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2016, 10:18:46 AM »

Time to bust this sumbitch out, then!

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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2016, 07:56:35 AM »
A jailbreak was released for the current version of iOS, so I'm diving back into that world. I don't need it, but I really do appreciate the tweaks it allows.
What sort of tweaks does it allow?
Personally i feel that Steve Jobs always knew what was best for me, and if the iPhone couldn't do it, I didn't need to do it.
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« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2016, 08:16:47 AM »
There's lots of stuff, mostly smaller interface tweaks, but some pretty substantial functionality as well. One big one is Activator, which is a systemwide setup that allows you to assign various input triggers to do different things. I can swipe right on my status bar to immediately open my calendar or hold down the the volume up button to skip to the next song. Also much better third party keyboards than stock iOS allows.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2016, 10:43:14 AM »
Eh, the best stuff gets stolen for later iOS updates.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2016, 03:26:36 PM »
That ZTE Axiom 7 looks great...especially for $399.

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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2016, 08:43:59 PM »
The BlackBerry Priv is on sale at Best Buy for 379.99. I seriously can't recommend this phone highly enough. It's just excellent.
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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2016, 09:55:54 AM »
*Axon 7, rather. But now HTC is making the next Nexus...might have to get in on that.

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Re: Cell phone discussion
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2016, 09:17:38 PM »
Ooooh, I'm on a **** VERIZON kick right now.

Got a notice that I owed $250 this month including overdue payment(s), yet I have a confirmation statement showing a $0.00 balance after last months payment.

Long story short, I made the payment after it was explained to me that it was for this past month and the current cycle ending beginning of next month. So I thought I was paying ahead, but after being transferred to customer service, they inform me that it wasn't for this current cycle and that the guy basically lied to me to just to charge my card. Now I'm escalating this **** up to a manager because that's bullshit. And as soon as this is over I'm switching to a new carrier unless Verizon makes this right.