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      10-23-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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Samsung Instinct or Apple iPhone?

Which to get?

I can get the

Samsung Instinct
minutes - nearly unlimited, family plan with no one using minutes
text - unlimited
data - unlimited
offpeak - 6pm
offpeak minutes - unlim

for 42 dollars a month, and about 120 at startup to get the phone

OR

Apple iPhone
minutes - 450
text - 1500
data - unlimited
offpeak - 7pm
offpeak minutes - 5500

for about 85 bucks a month, and about 300 bucks at least at startup to get the phone

which would you get? why?
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      10-23-2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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what about g1?
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blackberry bold...because it's going to be a better phone than both of them
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neither... wait for the htc touch pro!
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      10-23-2008, 02:02 AM   #5
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but the htc touch pro doesnt have the app store that apple has, which i think is the iphones biggest edge...

for the price, and my situation, its one of the two...

thanks for the additional input but htc is out of the question
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g1 has more freedom in terms of apps than iphone.
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      10-23-2008, 03:16 AM   #7
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Iphone 3G.. around 10 people I know have it and noone ever regretted it plus said it's worth every penny. That's why I'm getting one next year

+1 to APPS.. one of the biggest reasons why I'm getting it.
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definitely Apple iphone. Installing third party apps by jailbreaking it is fun
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definitely Apple iphone. Installing third party apps by jailbreaking it is fun
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I'm a Verizon user, but between the too....

ATT>Sprint

Even though ATT's overall package is worse in terms of $$$/minutes,etc, you'll have better coverage.
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I have an Iphone and i love the damn thing. Presently the Iphone is the best phone for apps/internet out there. Blackberry will have an app store coming out as well but they'll be just as stringent as Apple is when it comes to programs. However, although the G1 just came out it has the most potential of all of these phones. I know Google just got rid of a lot of the programs from their store (since a lot of them were in the beta phase) but the simple fact that it's not regulated opens a world of possibilities.

I hate the fact I can't tether my phone to my laptop. If i'm paying for the data plan then why not?
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Without a joke, sprint's reception sucks ass.
Two of my friends has em and they lose signals so easily.
Thought t-mobile was bad but sprint is no joke.
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I have an Iphone and i love the damn thing. Presently the Iphone is the best phone for apps/internet out there. Blackberry will have an app store coming out as well but they'll be just as stringent as Apple is when it comes to programs. However, although the G1 just came out it has the most potential of all of these phones. I know Google just got rid of a lot of the programs from their store (since a lot of them were in the beta phase) but the simple fact that it's not regulated opens a world of possibilities.

I hate the fact I can't tether my phone to my laptop. If i'm paying for the data plan then why not?
It also opens the world of malicious, poorly written apps that can fuck up the phone. Regulated over 99% free for me( Google announced they can remotely disable apps like Apple has implemented).
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swung by the sprint store, the instinct isnt really comparable to the iphone

they mentioned the htc touch, which runs on windows, too complicated compared to the iphone

and the htc touch pro, which is the same as the touch but with a sliding keyboard, and expandable memory...

for 50 bucks more a month, and 1000 bucks at the end of the two year contract, the iphone over the instinct..
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If you have bluetooth make sure your new phone is compatible. My Samsung wouldn't pair and I had to change it with a Motorola. I believe that your safest bets are Motorola, Sony-Ericsson, Blackberry and the iPhone.
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      10-24-2008, 09:39 AM   #17
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Hey dArNeLLi, as a representative for Sprint, I am of course a bit biased in which phone you should choose. But, besides the obvious financial savings you’ll benefit from, the Samsung Instinct has a lot of features that you won’t find on the iPhone like: turn by turn GPS, Live TV, push to talk, and the ability to film video from your phone. Hope I could help your decision!
 
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I just switched from the Instinct to the iphone 3G and it's honestly like going from a Mustang to a M3. The Instinct is crap IMO. Get the iphone and don't look back.
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iPhone, the OS, Apps, and overall integration is well beyond anything that Samsung or BB currently offers.
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