Do any of you, dear flist, have advice on buying an iPhone? I am planning on getting one this week.

Currently, I have a flip phone from a Verizon family plan that it is time to retire and move myself into the 21st century with an iPhone. For my own account, I already have an internet wireless and Fios connection and a landline phone bundle with Verizon. I plan to add the iPhone to my current plan, or switch to a new bundle with Verizon if it will be cheaper.

Would it be cheaper to buy the iPhone itself from the Verizon store, or get it at Best Buy or an Apple store and then take it to the Verizon store to set up the account? Any advice on which iPhone?

I'm going for an iPhone instead of a Smartphone because I like apple computers and have a MacBook, but if you think that's a mistake, now is your chance to tell me, if you'd like.

Any advice on what I should look for in the Verizon plan?

I don't think Comcast is an option for my apartment building, but I'd rather not go with them anyway.

Tank yew!
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From: [personal profile] just_ann_now

I have had both an iPhone and an Android, and I prefer the iPhone - I didn't feel I got great battery life out of the Android. I use a Mac at home, too.

Think about how you are going to use your phone. Many, many stores/restaurants/libraries/etc have free wireless, so once you hook on to their systems, you won't need to use data from your own plan. And (I don't think) texting counts against your data plan, either. If you text a lot, you might want a plan with unlimited texting. And think about giving up your landline, if a package without it will save you more money.

Will you be storing music, photos, etc? on your phone? Then you want a good bit of internal storage (like a portable hard drive.) One thing we discovered in buying phones: young people are the ones selling them, and they use their phones differently from older people, LOL. My most recent salesperson was horrified at the small amount of data storage I selected, but I download my photos to my desktop computer, and only carry on my phone the music playlists I used for exercising, not all my music. And I think the newest iPhone might not have a headphone jack? So if that is important to you, be sure to check!

You are very lucky to not have Comcast in your life. *grin*
Edited Date: 2017-05-30 12:13 pm (UTC)


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