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Old 07-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Question iphones

I recently bought a macbook pro and find it very useful, to the fact that I am interested in buying an iPhone 5 when it becomes available this fall, my daughter has an iPhone. It will my first smartphone so I am not familiar with what it can and cannot do. All three wireless carrier of iPhone, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint seem expensive not only plan wise, but I will need to pay a new customer signup fee as well and in addition $85+ for two yeas for the service.
For those who have smartphones, are they helpful to have when traveling?

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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I recently bought a macbook pro and find it very useful, to the fact that I am interested in buying an iPhone 5 when it becomes available this fall. I like the idea of using the iPhone GPS, available apps and the internet makes it very appealing. (it will be my first smart phone)
How much do you value your smart phone while traveling?
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Use it all the time for this and that.
Satellite setup
Gps
Are a few.

Do a search on here someone posted about "favorite apps"

There's a lot of info on that thread.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll check it out
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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I use a "smart" phone everyday. iPhone 4S has been amazing for me, while at home and while traveling...

You can even contribute to Forest River Forums on the phone using their app!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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As far as service goes, I have a Sprint phone and Verizon tablet. I have been a fan of Sprint for years but it seems my tablet has far better service. Sometimes I have full bars on my tablet when I have none on my phone.

My company pays for service on both so I can't comment on pricing. I just think Verizon coverage is better.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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I use my smart phone all the time when traveling....look for places to eat (read reviews, find closest restraunt, type of food, etc), also use for any other services within the area. Once I had to locate a reputable place to look at my vehicle - thanks to the smart phone (and yelp reviews) I found a great mechanic who helped me at a reasonable price...lived up to their reviews. I would be lost without my smart phone when I am on the road - its a built in tour guide, helping us discover points of interest in addition to our planned stops. I dont have an I-phone, I prefer Android...its an ongoing debate at work- we have races to see who will get info faster - thus I stay with Verizon and my Samsung android phone....either way you go, its bound to enhance your travels once you get used to it
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:20 PM   #7
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I read particularly in the Verizon plan about tethering, which if I am not mistaken means I can get interconnection on macbook pro? I don't understand about hotspots can you relate?
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #8
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Your responses are all very helpful and interesting, but I will be away from my computer fora few hours, so if I don't respond right away that will be why. I want to continue with this discussion later because it is extremely helpful
Thanks!
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
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I use a "smart" phone everyday. iPhone 4S has been amazing for me, while at home and while traveling...

You can even contribute to Forest River Forums on the phone using their app!
When FR has an app for a windows phone I'll be very happy.
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I think I'm on that app right now on my iPhone!
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