oh wow...but t-mobile doesn't have the iphone
you can use an unlocked iphone. it works
doesn't it cost like $500 to purchase an iphone with out a contract?
people who REALLY want an iPhone will pay it.
There's also craigslist or other sites that can be a little less.
Obviously not as low as the contract price with a competition carrier. But think about it -- you're paying for the privilege of having an iPhone on a carrier that doesn't carry it
The iPhone 4s is an impressive phone that can easily be converted to T-Mobile. What isn't clear is if the 4s can utilize T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 network. On AT&T the 4s has an HSPA+ radio that can hit up to 6mbps down but typically gets 3 mbps down in most markets. That is roughly 3-6 times faster than a 4s on Verizon or Sprint and about the same speed as Sprint's 4G WiMax network.
Frankly, that is faster than any apps can utilize data anyway, and additional speed sounds cool but what's the point if Netflix needs only 2mbps to work at full resolution. You can download an HD movie from iTunes but the resolution is wasted on such a small screen and at 2 + gigs a movie it will quickly exhaust your data limit.
My SII on T-Mobile can hit 20+ mbps occasionally but routinely it gets 8ish mbps. That is clearly better than the 4s even on AT&T. My SII on T-Mobile costs at least $50 a month less than any 4s plan. Don't forget the free WiFi hotspot as that typically costs another $30 a month.
What else? The SII costs less, has a larger and brighter screen, weighs a lot less, is thinner, has better battery life, has a replaceable battery and has a significantly better camera than the 4s. I can't stress enough just how impressive the SII's camera is compared to the 4s.
The SII runs Android which is typically considered less advanced than the 4s's iOS. In my experience though, Android has a lot more useful features. When my buddy who has a 4s is having battery drain issues I ask him what is draining his battery.and he can't tell, but Android has a stock app that shows what each piece of hardware is drawing and an app to show running applications and the CPU and data they are using. Android lets you manually turn on and off hardware things like WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Android has free apps that let you control all of your hardware settings based on location and time. My SII knows when I'm home and turns on WiFi automatically. When I leave home it turns off WiFi and turns on Bluetooth and GPS. It knows when I'm at work and switches to a different ringtone and lowers the volume. Stuff like that makes Android better to me.
What App do you use for recognition of home and work and switching off and on the Wi-Fi signal and also for going in to low volumne ring automatically at work?
I use an Ipad and GS2. I still find the iOs experience is far better. If the next phone should come to T-mobile and usable for data as designed, I will without hesitation buy it. I am on a value plan and get low rates which no other US carrier will provide. Even if you buy your own phone, they expect you to pay full premium which is used to subsidize cost of phone. T-mobile's value plan rocks!
The app I use is Locale.
The App looks very nice but for I will give it a pass for privacy reasons. I have never understood why many Apps that have nothing to do with accessing address book and other personal information want access to it. This App charges $5 so the owners must limit their profit to the cost not to access information in your personal acccount to profit from that too.
I will give it a pass..
I use Llama's Location Profiles app.
It has similar permissions but the app uses the calendar, phone and contact data as part of its functionality so I don't have a problem with it. I've looked at the logs and it is not transmitting any of this data back to a server. It is just potentially accessing this data locally if you use those functions and Google is just warning of the worst case scenarios.
The real test though is that since using Llama's Location Profiler I haven't seen any Google advertisements or search auto-completes based upon any of my activity. I kind of expected Google to know my current location based upon my Llama location but it does not. I might prefer that it did because it would be quicker.
iOS has the exact same type of permissions too if an app needs to access these assets. Apple though is known to maintain a GUID across apps and pass data back to itself. The iOS dialer and calendar apps already have these permissions anyway so there is no difference with these apps.
i couldn't afford or justify to spend that much on a phone
just get one off craigslist
they still have 3g iphones for super cheap
get a droid.
t-mobile has some pretty cool 4g phones that you can get for free when you sign up for a new contract, or renew yours. no need for iphones and craigslist.
i got a droid.
they are so much better
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