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 09-13-2017 10:43 PM
belluse
 
I heard on the radio today in Toronto, the 256 gig is $1500
 
 09-13-2017 10:46 PM
 kevink1
 
Originally posted by Stealthily:
Will the iphone x be offered in sim free? I didnt see it on apples website


Apple always does. Allows sales to people with prepaid, or not on one of the big 4 carriers. But not at launch. With delayed release, and limited quantities, I wonder whether it will be available SIM-free this calendar year.
 
 09-14-2017 12:21 AM
Greenmule
 
Originally posted by bobdevnul:

I do just fine with my $20-$150 phones. The $150 phones are flagships that are a couple of generations old, but still very nice phones.


I work with a person who had an iphone 5(c?). Could not get VZW 4G LTE reception anywhere.. Got so frustrated with the phone that he was ready to switch to AT&T.

He traded the old iphone on a new iphone SE and everything is wonderful. So happy...he doesn't know what to do.

The carriers make it difficult to have a 4 year old phone and have a complete user experience. I suppose it is okay if you use <1GB of data per month.
 
 09-14-2017 12:37 AM
 kevink1
 
Originally posted by Greenmule:
I work with a person who had an iphone 5(c?). Could not get VZW 4G LTE reception anywhere.. Got so frustrated with the phone that he was ready to switch to AT&T.

He traded the old iphone on a new iphone SE and everything is wonderful. So happy...he doesn't know what to do.

The carriers make it difficult to have a 4 year old phone and have a complete user experience. I suppose it is okay if you use <1GB of data per month.


The iPhone 5 was missing LTE band 4, which is one of 4 Verizon uses (according to wikipedia). The 5c supports it all. So possibly 4 is important in that area. The 5c supported it.

Of course, an old phone may just not be working as well.

Not much that carriers can do. Other than really densify the network, they need additional bandwidth, and that is done by getting new frequencies. Which require new phones.

It isn't like the old days where for many years, a quad band GSM phone was all you needed. 2 bands for the US, 2 for international use.

Many of the cheaper subsidized phones may limit the bands they support when sold by the carrier. It can be difficult for someone like me to figure out, since the verizon site will only list the LTE bands they need for their service, so won't advertise the other bands. So I don't know whether they are locked out by the firmware, or are available if the phone is unlocked and used with another carrier.
 
 09-14-2017 12:45 AM
 kevink1
 
The SE is still a nice phone, just a little small once you get used to larger phones. If something happened to my current 7+, I would probably buy it while I considered my options. Wait for SIM Free X. Or wait. No rush.
 
 09-17-2017 05:43 PM
jimxx200
 
I sold my iphone 7 after taking photos with the Google Pixel. I don't know what Google did to the camera, but it's giving me much better IQ (with zero shutter lag)than the 7+ did..no watercolor effect and more fine detail with the Pixel. No wonder DXOMark gives it their top rating. https://www.dxomark.com/news
 
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