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    BaalHabooze
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    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?

    #950172

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Android phones are cheaper than iPhones and do the same thing, so I am happy with them

    #950173

    just my hapence
    Participant

    iPhone 4S, molto coolio…

    #950174

    Chivda
    Member

    Dear BaalHabooze: How has your life improved by getting an iPhone to replace a non-iPhone?

    #950175

    Shraga18
    Participant

    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.

    #950176

    ED IT OR
    Participant

    Nokia 3310 best phone ever.

    #950177

    dveykus613
    Member

    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)))

    #950178

    jbaldy22
    Member

    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.

    #950179

    Yserbius123
    Participant

    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.

    #950180

    yentingyenta
    Participant

    Galaxy S3. Just upgraded from the LG cosmos touch. best phone ever.

    #950181

    Shraga18
    Participant

    dveykus613,

    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…)

    #950182

    dveykus613
    Member

    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…

    #950183

    Toi
    Participant

    kosher phones are honestly a massive matanah. everyone should try one.

    #950184

    Shraga18
    Participant

    dveykus613,

    ” 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”

    Agreed.

    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”.

    #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.

    #950186

    jbaldy22
    Member

    @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).

    #950187

    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    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.

    #950188

    ZABACHUR
    Participant

    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.

    #950189

    writersoul
    Member

    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. 🙁

    #950190

    batseven
    Participant

    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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