Any Heavy SMS Texters Using iPhone?

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  1. LillieDesigns macrumors 6502

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    I send a lot of texts each month, let me go into detail...A LOT of texts. I was wondering if any text heavy people have been using iPhone and how easy it is to manage texts and respond while doing other things such as watching a movie or listening to the iPod. Also, does there seem to be any delays in texts? I know sometimes with my Sprint phone I won't receive someone's response until I send another text - some kind of system backup I suppose.

    Basically, what's the user experience for text hungry users?

    P.S. - I know unlimited texting is an extra $20 a month (ridiculous compared to Sprint's $5).

    :confused::eek::apple:
     
  2. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    Im not a heavy texter but just to clarify, Sprint's unlimited text plan is actually $5 more than the 1000 SMS plan, which makes its real cost $15
     
  3. terrrrrible macrumors regular

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    I am constantly texting, and I'm really liking the keyboard. I went ahead and picked up the unlimited text plan also.
     
  4. David R macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure what your definition of heavy is. I usually end up with about 600+ messages a month so I got the extra messages for $10.

    I find myself typing faster with this keyboard than with my blackberry. I use two thumbs and the auto correction takes care of just about every single typo.
     
  5. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm maybe that's why it seemed so cheap. I'm on a family plan and the unlimited is only for my phone and comes up as $5 bucks extra because before we switched to unlimited I went 1000 or so over the limit (oops).

    Edit: And I range from 500-2000 texts a month.
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I'm not a heavy texter but ive been doing it more recently, I really like how iPhone does it well IMO
     
  7. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    You must have typed this on the iPhone.
     
  8. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Yup, but now I fixed it
     
  9. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @Zap2:

    I see you live in New Jersey too, I know it will vary, but overall how is your reception and EDGE speed?
     
  10. Gonzlobo Suspended

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    I never texted before the iphone. Now I use to it text my cow-orker's iphone (going to lunch in 5 minutes). I figure that's better than a call and an email.
     
  11. iPhonePlaya macrumors regular

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    i am constantly texting i am so glad i got unlimited
    the keyboard and corrections are amazing
    i love it more than any other phone ive had
     
  12. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If you have the phone on silent does it still vibrate when you get a text?
     
  13. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it does.
     
  14. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the answers everyone.

    Keep em' coming :)
     
  15. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Very good...going on sites with EDGE is no problem. I was in Target the other day, got bored, sat down, and was browsing Macrumors for a little. It was very nice, listened to music, browsed Macrumors...hardly even noticed the slow down.
     
  16. MrCompletely macrumors newbie

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    the text 'conversation' format has made all the difference in the world. It feels more like instant messaging to me. The best part is that when you get a text, you'll feel the phone vibrate and the text will display in a small window in the center of the screen, you can then choose to ignore or go directly to the SMS application.

    If you were handed an iphone with the SMS application open, you would think you were using iChat.
     
  17. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So is it tabbed if you're receiving texts from more than one person at a time or do you get a separate pop up for each different number and when you accept it it brings up a window with that private chat? I'm sorry for so many questions but a lot of reviews don't really go into the the texting and that is one of the most important uses of my phone.
     
  18. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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    It definitely does.
     
  19. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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    .....but your mileage may vary. Here in San Diego, EDGE can be *painfully* slow.
     
  20. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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    Close enough it does the same thing when you recive two txts, and yes it does bring up the window for the chat with that one person that you clicked on errrr pointed on.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good stuff...a few hundred more dollors and I'm in business :D
     
  22. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

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    With these kind of phones its very easy to run up the bill texting people. When I had a T-Mobile Sidekick 2, my average texting was 800 to 900 message per month. For that phone you paid an extra 20.00 for unlimited data and that INCLUDED unlimited SMS messages.
     
  23. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    I'm 16,so I send a crazy amount of texts a day. I obviously hace unlimited texting, I have a blackberry right now. When I switched from verizon and looked at my bill to see how many I had used the past month, it was 2,000 and that phone had a shotty keypad, so I can do it much faster on my BB. I am holding off on iPhone because to me the keyboard is not good enough for people who are texting as fast as I(and you probably) am.
     
  24. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I use t9, but I'm sure with some practice the iPhone will be as fast, if not faster. I can't get the stupid thing off my mind so I might as well save up and buy one :D $:apple:
     
  25. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    I send a ton also.

    If you just trust the software, you'll be typing quickly in no time at all.

    I was amazed how fast I was able to type right away. Now, after having the phone for 4 days, I fly.

    I was expecting to hate it, and boy was I wrong. I wouldn't want the dedicated keyboard now--what a waste of space.
     

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