God no not the blackberry!

Amanda - posted on 11/13/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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So unfor in the middle of the night I spilled water on my lovely blackberry. Sighs. It finally went completely crazy. It types "s" when it shouldnt, it also is now enjoying calling people when I am not even near the phone.



So I was looking into buying a used blackberry and called my cell company to ask how much a Sim card would cost me as my old blackberry does not have one.



The sales person of course informed me that I am able to get an upgrade on my phone and enter a new contract early. Now I dont want advice on contracts I very well understand the crappy parts of being stuck in a contract.



So my question to you ladies is what are the pros and cons between a blackberry and an Iphone.



Iphone users please tell me your fav parts of your phones and what you dislike the most out of it. Also what your avg use of your data plans are, and what you normally do on your phone to use up your data plans.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/14/2011

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Oh, and applications don't matter to you NOW, but with such a user friendly phone, you probably will.

Jenny - posted on 11/14/2011

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Amanda, if you are only using phones to text, FB and look up an address I'd skip the smartphone market all together. I have a Rumour 2 that can do all of those things and pay $20 per month. If I need anything more than that I use my home computer. Save your money IMO.

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Mary - posted on 11/15/2011

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I can't compare the two, since I've only ever had an Iphone. I have found it to be remarkably durable. I'm not one to upgrade frequently; I've had my current Iphone for just shy of 2 years now, and never had an issue with it. My 3-on-Thursday daughter, over the past 6 months, has developed an increasing fondness for it, since to her, it is something to play both "her" songs and games on it. It sort of shocks me that she can spot it charging on the kitchen counter, pull it sown, unplug it, and start playing Ant Smasher or Angry Birds on it. It has stood up to her abuse.

Jeannette - posted on 11/14/2011

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@Marina, we don't have that war. Lol! My oldest is disgusted with my phone and tablet, but My DH bought them, not me. Which is kinda funny because he has always hated Apple. However, my next both will not likely be apple products. ;)

Jeannette - posted on 11/14/2011

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Actually, iPhone never drops pandora. My Husbands droid still does and he switched phones. Pandora even stops when we use it through our t.v. Idk, but I don't think that is the OPs chief concern. But yes, I think most of us agree, and again I use an iPhone, droid is better for the price and app availability.
I will say this too. One of the reasons my husband got a new droid was because the other one kept locking up. On his new phone, it has only occurred a couple of times, whereas with my iPhone - not one iota of a problem with stability. I would still get another droid though because another thing to consider is replacement/repair. The iPhone is more expensive overall and I cannot say it has been worth it.

Amanda - posted on 11/14/2011

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I use to have a rumour. Once you have had a smartphone you will never go back to a basic phone again. Like I said I do use applications just a few of them, Ie facebook, weathernetwork, gps. Well Iphone as won now I just need to wait until thrusday (due to the best plan)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/14/2011

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Jey Jeanette, thanks for the info. We have a family war going on about which one is better, the droid or the i phone. I have an HTC evo and love it. My husband has android also...loves it....BIL and SIL have Iphone, and think they are better than andriods.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/14/2011

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I love my I phone. I have tried using a blackberry, and know several people that regret getting them. They are not nearly as user friendly. Try out a smartphone, and within 1 month of purchase you can trade in if you wish. I don't think you will go back to the blackberry.

Amanda - posted on 11/14/2011

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I do know the droid market is larger, but since I dont really use applications, it doesnt matter to me. I use my phone to txt, and facebook, once in a while to look up an address if I have forgotten my tomtom. I dont surf when I am out, and I have computers at home to do that with.

I do worry about how an Iphone holds up or in this case doesnt hold up to everyday Oops. As I know very well that all BB's hold up well other then the torch.

Brittany - posted on 11/14/2011

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My Droids work perfectly. Never have any issues with them. I can talk and text, I can talk and surf the web, I can talk and look at directions, I have seven screens, I currently use Android 2.3.4.

I can root easy to my computer. I do not have to have iTunes or Amazon to listen to music. I can put MP3's right from my computer to my phone.

Someone had mentioned about Pandora not working good on Droid, that depends on the internet connection you are using at the time you are using it and that is on any device. That has nothing to do with the phone or the software.

The App market is larger on Droid.

Let me give you some insight on how durable my Droids have been:

1. I had the original MyTouch, I dropped it in 350 degree grease. To this day it still works. The touch screen is a big hey wire but, it still works. The only reason I got the G2 was becuase, I was sick of the touch screen going nuts. Nothing melted or exploited.

2. My husband had the original Cliq, he dropped it more times then I can count and it never broke. The screen never shattered. Our son uses it to play games on, when my husband got an upgrade.

3. My husband currently has the Cliq 2. It has been dropped, thrown, kicked, stepped on, lost in the couch and washed THREE TIMES! Not scratches, dents, or water damaged it works fine.

4. My phone, the G2, has been dropped, sat on ect ect, no issues.

Sherri - posted on 11/14/2011

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The blackberry is a thousand times better than the Iphone in my opinion. The Iphone has way too many bugs and issues. I just got a droid which is okay but I have to say I LOVED my blackberry and I really miss it.

Jeannette - posted on 11/13/2011

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Well, I've never used a Blackberry. I went from a Droid to an iPhone. To be honest, I preferred the apps for the Droid, however, I did not appreciate the instability of the OS. I am now using an iPhone just for the stability of the system because nothing makes me angrier than a cell phone I cannot use.
The draw backs to the iPhone are the limited apps I can get on it. For instance, I wanted to work on some school work on my iPhone or iPad, however, Adobe is not available on these devices.
Browsing the net, updating fb, putting in important dates on the calendar, downloading music, reading the Kindle books are all easily done on both. The Droid also does not stay connected to Pandora as the iPhone does. My husband still has a Droid because of how easily it is to root it and because there is just more available for it. Apple has always been limited in what all they allow on their systems - no matter what we want. Oh, and I hate iTunes. I use amazon for music.
I cannot say that I hate my iPhone, because I clearly don't. However, they aren't worth the extra money -IMO.

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