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Why I’m Not Getting an iPhone 6
Published on Thursday, September 25, 2014 by

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I was always an Android kind of person. Apple people were a bit hoity-toity as far as I was concerned. They had money, music and white earbuds. ISheep, they call them.

But you know what else they had? Phones that held up over time. I was three Samsungs in and each died after a year and a half. So I caved and got myself a free iPhone 5 and never looked back.

Sure enough, the iPhone keeps on keeping on. Except the iPhone 5 battery of course. Mine dies by 10:30 in the morning. But I had to purchase multiple batteries for the droids, so what can I say. (At least I was able to open the backs of those phones and REPLACE batteries, right?)

Bottom line, ignoring the battery issue, I love my iPhone. So imagine my curiosity at hearing I can turn in my current one to get a brand spanking new iPhone 6 for free. (tiny print: with a new 2 year contract) With all of my family on Verizon Wireless, the contract isn’t a problem.

What IS the problem? I am one of the few remaining people on this earth who still holds an unlimited data plan with Verizon. If I switch to the iPhone 6 with this deal I lose my sweet, sweet data and get bumped to 2GB a month. FAR less than what I need.

Verizon Wireless has smiled at me and said, “Oh, but you CAN keep your data plan… (more smiling)…. IF you purchase the iPhone at retail cost.”

Hmmm…. I can keep my data if I buy a phone for a little over $800.


So goodbye, bigger screen. Goodbye, thumbprint recognition. And goodbye, you ever-so-cool slow motion video.

I’ll keep my now antiquated iPhone. At least it doesn’t bend… right?!

What kind of phone do you have, how long does the battery last and do you like it?

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  • Ron

    Well, as you know, I don’t even own a cell phone but practically everyone I know has an iPhone and they love it. And they say the same as you, they last forever compared to other phones.

    And speaking of the iPhone 6, I live not too far from the Apple Store here in Philly. And when they went on sale last week, the line of people waiting to buy it went all around the block for about the first five days. And even this week, there are still people waiting in line to get into the store.

    Loved the video clip!

    • That is crazy… I heard people started camping at one of the apple stores a week before the phone was ANNOUNCED! What do these people DO for a living!? How do they get all that time off!!!

      • Imagine filling out a leave form at work with the reason why you want a week off…

  • Well, bless their hearts. They stay up nights finding a way to make more money. My hubby has an old legacy plan that he got while he was still working. It’s Verizon also and costs about $15.00 a month. If you use the phone over the plan it’s additional. We’ve never had a cell phone bill higher than $30.00 a month and that’s rare. We have to buy our own phones, but it’s way worth it.

    Loved the video too and what a great way to get rid of the kids. Bwahahahahahahahaha.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

    • Oh WOW that is AWESOME. It would be worth buying the phones, because with what I pay for everyone it would save me TONS!

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I made the mistake of getting an iPhone 5s instead waiting two months for the iPhone 6. I’m too impatient.

    • At least you can use the pedometer function with yours and the new IOS. My 5 won’t do it. 🙁 WAHHHHH!

  • I tried to comment on this a while back, but couldn’t get the comments to work.

    I had followed all the battery saving tips on my iPhone 4s, but it was going completely flat every day, until my neice found a setting and turned it off for me. In General settings, scroll down to ‘Background App Refresh’ and turn it off. It ended my battery draining problem completely.

    However…….. I have now upgraded to iOS 8.0.2 and guess what? Yes, my battery keeps draining again! I have no idea why.

  • I just have a non-bendable Motorola that I bought about 3 years ago the need to go higher tech. I don’t use mine for internet just phone calls, texts & the note function to keep track of cartoon ideas. I’m not so technology addicted that I always need the latest & greatest. I could even survive without one if I had to. To me it’s just a phone., But then again I’m 54 years old & don’t have the same appreciation for all things phone like the young people do.

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