I have been offered an upgrade early to 4G package

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shenfrey, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    I have an iphone 5, however I want to upgrade it for an iphone 5C because I just LOVE the way it looks and feels! This will also give me an opportunity to upgrade from a 16 to 32GB.

    What do you guys think? Little bit strange that somebody wants to upgrade his phone to the same phone?
     
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    A little strange but understandable ;)

    I wouldn't do it personally (I'd rather just get a case for the 5 that mimics the look and feel of the 5c) but hey if you've got money to burn why not?
     
  3. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't waste an upgrade on basically the same phone. But that's just me.
     
  4. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, it would give me an additional 16GB of space plus the 4G speeds. I guess it would make sense to get the 5S but it is a lot more expensive compared to the 5C on contract.
     
  5. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Not sure what you mean about "giving you 4g speeds" since the iPhone 5 already gets 4g HSPA+ and 4G LTE :confused:

    Could you explain this a little more?
     
  6. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sure, in the UK we have different plans for different networks. I have a 3G plan because I got the iPhone 5 before 4G hit the UK. Now we finally have 4G, we need to upgrade to a new contract in order to gain the 4G network speeds.
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    they both have LTE so I think your area might not be covered yet.

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    ah ok, got it...

    Also, the 32 5C costs the same as the 16 5S ;)
     
  8. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was actually gonna buy the 32 5C, but it does seem more logical to get the 5S upon further thinking.
     
  9. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Wow, so even though your phone is capable of 4g your carrier won't allow it? That's sucky :(

    Are you sure it's not just that you don't have 4g in your area yet? Or that you might need a new 4g sim card?

    If not then it might be worth it depending on how much you value 4g.

    For me I know everyone gushes about 4g "OMG da speedz! 20mbps!!!" but for me I'm fine with even just 2-3mbps 3G. It's not like it makes a world of difference. So it loads a page 2 seconds faster on 4g, not a big deal for me personally.
     
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