Considering ditching iPhone for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sparky1499, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. sparky1499 macrumors regular

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    I'm seriously considering it as the iPad has a bigger screen for email and video for starters.

    I use IMAP email on my iPhone, and now I'm realising that I need IMAP LESS AND LESS and it kills the battery so much so that when I'm at work its plugged into my spare USB port on my workstation.

    I also have a MiFi for my Powerbook when I'm out and about.

    Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

    I don't want to get an Android phone or such like. A simple phone, mifi and iPad perhaps?




    suggestions?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Its kind of hard to make a phone call on an iPad ;)

    To be serious, I'm using my iPad more and my droidx much less because it works so much better. I still need a phone though. :)
     
  3. jonhcox macrumors regular

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    Honestly, I've run that idea through my head A LOT. I'm in the process of trimming expenses so that my wife can stay at home with my toddler. One of the biggest expenses is the cell phone bill. If I could get a cheap flip we could save nearly $100 a month. Most, if not all of the areas that I work in have wi-fi access so I could get email via the iPad. Plus I have my MBP. I do listen to Slacker Plus on my iPhone in the car (cache stations) and I really enjoy that. I'm pretty sure I can do that with the iPad. I would definitely need a 64GB iPad for that to be a smart idea.

    It's doable, just need to make sure I want to make that kind of switch. There are many ways I could use the iPad for work.
     
  4. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    I gave my iPhone to my daughter ( have to carry a Blackberry for work) , bought a "go phone" and canceled the data plan. Then just set the cheap phone to forward all calls to my Blackberry number. Saves $25 a month, which goes to the iPad data plan. Text go to either phone or iPad through google voice. It seemed silly to have an iPhone with an iPad with a lot of the same apps ( and another work phone available ). iPads larger screen is better and goes almost everywhere.
     
  5. TITNTUFF macrumors regular

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    I'm Planning

    on going iPad 2 3g wifi, and getting the cheapest phone I can find and put Google Voice to work.
     
  6. Ungibbed macrumors 6502

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    I've been with T-Mobile for over twelve years and simply refuse to change carriers due to the cheap price of my grandfathered plan and unlimited data.

    That in mind, I carry a MyTouch 4G and use it's wireless router feature with my iPad. The results are wonderful. ::eek:

    I wish the iPhone would have come to T-Mobile, but guess I can't have it all.
     
  7. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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    From my perspective these are two different devices. Frankly I cannot agree with comparing them or choosing one over the other. The only aspect that makes any sense to me is if one cannot afford both.

    If that's the case, I cannot see giving up a phone for an iPad.

    Not to upset anyone, but after the newness wore off, I simply didn't get excited nor feel compelled to use my iPad. Yes I've already sold it because I plan to buy the next gen, but only because it's convenient way to surf the web at a whim. Not because it's essential. I'm only buying it because I can. It's certainly not a must have item.
     
  8. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    you do that, your within your rights to do that.
    refresh our memory why are we supposed to care?
     
  9. qtx43 macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly what I use, and it works for me. But then, I refuse to get a job where I'm on call to fix things or have to check email constantly. And I don't care about carrying it around all the time so I can look things up on the spur of the moment. The great thing about email is that you can answer it on your schedule, so I don't need to carry around a portable email device either.

    But then some people like texting and like being constantly interrupted. So that setup is not for everybody.
     
  10. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Which iPhone do you have? If it's the iPhone 4 you might want to wait until the iPad gets the double-dpi screen, probably next year. :)
     
  11. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    The only thing is... Which would you rather carry around all the time? I have an iPad and an Android phone, and while I do prefer the iPad for doing stuff, the phone is much more convenient. It fits nicely in my pocket and I don't have to worry about carrying an extra item. Especially since the iPad is such an awkwardly in-between size.
     
  12. sparky1499 thread starter macrumors regular

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