Curiosity has gotten the better of me and I am wondering if anyone switched from Apple iPhone to android/Samsung or switched from Samsung to Apple iPhone based on what people on here have posted. I am curious if what appears to be 50% or more of the posts and threads on here have any use at all, or are simply people patting themselves on the back for their wonderful choice of phone. I request not to see any reasons why, or start up any partisan bickering about your opinion regarding your phone being better and others being worse. In an effort to keep it simple I request no response if you have not been persuaded to change. If however you found the arguments here convincing and have changed you type of phone, please respond with a "YES" and what you switched from and to. This should easily provide us all with accurate numbers by looking at total number of readers of this thread vs responders which should be only those that have switched. I thank you all for for attention. ---------------------------------------------- I bring to a close my thread initiated to explore a question of how persuasive "strong advocates" for any given phone/manufacturer are in swaying forum participants to switch to the platform they advocate. I have been an infrequent thread starter, but a moderate thread participant for the last couple of years, and while not alway right, and not alway politically correct, I have at least garnered near 50% likes to posts I have made. So at least half the readers of my posts find a small bit of value in my thoughts and opinions and I hope, humor. During this time I, as I'm sure many of you have, noted the strong zealot like posts advocating or denouncing one phone or another. This often becomes so heated that all manner of polite discourse is abandoned. Given this almost religious zeal and oft times numerous factoids, examples, experiences presented, a question came to mind. How effective have the crusaders been in changing people's minds to switch phones. The shear amount of posts, time, energy, religious fervor these missionaries have spent, has it born any fruit? Or were they basically talking to themselves and their fellow missionaries. You can review for yourself what transpired in less than 24 hours. And here are my conclusions. I seek to persuade no one, and do not require your agreement or disagreement. I am sure you will comment in any case. 1. I uncovered no evidence that anyone either, has been persuaded to switch, or is willing to admit they have switch based on what they read in this forum. 2. It's impossible to determine causality for this, but something as benign as what phone you use seems to stir a passion usually seen in religions. 3. While the vast majority of readers respected my request for no comments. And I thank them for that respect. A vocal minority would not or could not refrain from making comments. 4. This point was noted by "C DM" who even suspected that my goal was to demonstrate something other than my stated question. While it was not my hidden goal, often times research can reveal effects not anticipated. Excerpts; "how quickly and how many people would take a supposedly simple thread like this and go off on something one way or another--basically trying to draw some conclusion about the users and their treatment of certain subjects, rather than the actual posed question." Thank you C DM for your lucid observation. 5. To close, in about 18 hours, over 750 people have viewed the thread and not a single person responded that preaching by anyone in this forum caused them to convert. I undertook this for my own curiosity and education. My hypothesis that no amount of preaching on this forum will convert anyone to change there phone has been validated to my satisfaction. I post this at the lead and my final post for this thread, thank you all for participating.