April 30, 2013 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #609184BaalHaboozeParticipant
I had a Samsung Wave and was very happy with it. Recently I upgraded to the iphone 5. I never thought I’d get that kind of a phone, but my ‘ezer k’negdo’, may she be blessed, urged me to go for it. Very, very, cool phone!
So what do you have?April 30, 2013 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #950172zahavasdadParticipant
Android phones are cheaper than iPhones and do the same thing, so I am happy with themApril 30, 2013 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #950173just my hapenceParticipant
iPhone 4S, molto coolio…April 30, 2013 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #950174ChivdaMember
Dear BaalHabooze: How has your life improved by getting an iPhone to replace a non-iPhone?April 30, 2013 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #950175
When I lived in the U.S., I had a Samsung I8000 Omnia (HD 8GB) which I was very happy with. Then I moved to E”Y and upgraded to a kosher phone. No instant email, no internet etc. My family life improved incredibly. And what do you know, my business didn’t even suffer…
Best phone I ever got.April 30, 2013 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #950176ED IT ORParticipant
Nokia 3310 best phone ever.April 30, 2013 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #950177dveykus613Participant
a kosher phone – not sure how anyone else goes against the rabbanim and has anything else with the worst shmutz in the world in their pocket… (((ducking from stones)))April 30, 2013 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #950178jbaldy22Member
got both my wife and I the galaxy s3 and have been very happy with it – especially with the spreadsheet apps getting much better and LTE its been invaluable to me.April 30, 2013 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #950179Yserbius123Participant
LG something or other. If I had a data plan I would basically lose what little human interaction I have, not to mention a lot of money every month.April 30, 2013 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #950180yentingyentaParticipant
Galaxy S3. Just upgraded from the LG cosmos touch. best phone ever.April 30, 2013 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #950181
To be fair, American Rabbonim did not forbid smartphones. Which is why I only switched to a kosher phone when I moved to E”Y. (Once I had, however, I definitely wished I had done it before…)April 30, 2013 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #950182dveykus613Participant
Shraga – I hear. I do think the American rabbonim did not because they don’t want to make a psak that “h’olam lo yachol la’amod bahem”
They definitely have said that they encourage it.
The gedolim at the internet kennes DID assur internet that is not filtered – I do not know what options smartphones have but I believe they are very poor, and even if they have something good most frum yidden I know don’t have a filter on it – which makes for a dangerous weapon for anyone’s spiritual future in their back pocket. Everyone has ups and downs in life, people shouldn’t make it that easy for themselves.
I definitely don’t understand people who get anything but a kosher phone for kids – they are not mature enough (even when they think they are) and don’t have “pas b’salo” to even hope to not destroy their spiritual future…April 30, 2013 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #950183ToiParticipant
kosher phones are honestly a massive matanah. everyone should try one.April 30, 2013 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #950184
” I do think the American rabbonim did not because they don’t want to make a psak that “h’olam lo yachol la’amod bahem”
As far as filtering, the venishmartem website gives the various filtering options for smartphones. I think it’s poshut that there is no way any sane person could think that having unfiltered internet on his phone could possible be ratzon Hashem. There no way that 99% of people won’t be nichshal. “Ma yaaseh haben velo yecheto”.April 30, 2013 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #950185
I have a Sony (Ericsson) Xperia Arc S (LT18i) running Android 4.0.4.
A smartphone is good for email, following the news and weather, checking maps and finding info on public transportation, and listening music and taking pictures/videos whenever you want. I don’t see anything wrong with any of that.
I spend the way to work updating myself on the news and preparing for work; I get to reply to almost all mails from my phone before I get to the office (I travel by metro/foot) and the same on the way back. Also in the evening it lets me be aware of important things going on. I have a great sense of responsibility for my job and don’t mind putting in some extra effort.April 30, 2013 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #950186jbaldy22Member
@The Chassidishe Gatesheader Nothing is better than telling your boss that you have to leave now because Google Now says that if you dont leave now you’ll miss the train. Definitely threw my boss for a loop the first time (everyone else in my office has iphones).April 30, 2013 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #950187BaalHaboozeParticipant
Chivda- Dear BaalHabooze: How has your life improved by getting an iPhone to replace a non-iPhone?
I can facetime my siblings in Europe and Israel who have iphones and it costs either of us NOTHING. It is fantastic, I finally can speak to them whenever and wherever I am, which certainly breaks the timezone and distance barrier between us by a lot. This is definitely a tremendous upgrade and improvement from the other phone.April 30, 2013 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm #950188ZABACHURParticipant
If Kosher Phones had texting (which they should) and came preloaded with theyeshivaworld app I would consider getting one….until then it’s only the best android phones for me.April 30, 2013 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #950189writersoulParticipant
LG Cosmos. Not touch.
Don’t love it, but I’ve had it going on three years without any incident (in that time period my friend broke four phones) and it calls and sends texts, which is pretty much all I require out of a phone, so it’s all good.
What I hate, though, is that “please say a command” button, which is RAISED UP ON THE SURFACE so that if you just place it on a surface gently it goes off loudly, even if your phone’s set on vibrate. And it doesn’t even work- when it tells me to give it a command and I tell it to shut up, it doesn’t. 🙁May 3, 2013 4:37 am at 4:37 am #950190batsevenParticipant
writersoul lol- mine says that all day long. I just have to look at my phone and its says “please say a command”. Like my eyes conveyed that I was looking to command it to do something.
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