Mobile OSs Some people take their phones way too seriously!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Ungibbed, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Ungibbed macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    The following is a cleaned up email conversation with a rather bitter fellow who has high hopes and can't stand being asked a simple question without going into a fit of rage. I found it funny myself :p

    (Meh, lost all formatting from iOS pages) read from the bottom of the post upward like a chat thread...

    Did my best in board formatting. My comments are right justified while the replies are left justified :confused:

    End of this madness... People take their product of choice and take things way too seriously, defending their purchase decision or just blind hate over an object that doesn't even breathe oxygen. Got to love Craigslist for laughs like these for sure. :apple:

    Call the hurt feelings police, narrow minded as you are, you act as your life was ended by a single company or one device, did you work for RIM?

    The only stupid question is the one never asked and you spent an entire day stewing over a simple question

    Keep them batteries charged and a extension cord handy!

    Have a great evening!

    Sent from my iPhone​

    regardless of what u think my age is, its sad a negative opinion gets viewed as childish. i dont think highly of apple. theyre good enough for my 9 and 4yo and wife who likes to just play dragonvale. but it sucks for what i want as a whole and avoid the damn thing as much as possible unless im on the ******* and my Transformer Prime is busy getting charged. i only fwlt to tell you them as you wanted to trade with something NOT in the craigslist description. I didnt ask for a 4S. quit ur bitching, u asked for it.

    I dont care where my phone is made. As long as its not an iphone.

    Sent from Yahoo! Mail on iPad, while on the *******....​

    No, really. Tell me how you feel. You seem really insecure about brands and the devices they make regardless of who made what when and where. Your S3 is made in China. How do I know? I had one.

    I've stopped using Android phones after my Galaxy S3 toasted a 32GB memory card I had in it. I reset the phone and sold it cheap out of anger from losing all the data I had stored on the memory card.

    Thankfully the memory card has a lifetime warranty while the phone and OS didn't. I had the blue/grey look S3 on the same carrier which I've been with over a decade.

    I find it funny that you like to put words in my mouth saying the S3 is a lesser product... In some ways it is compared to the Galaxy S4, HTC One, BlackBerry Z10 and many other newer phones on the market.

    Honestly I don't care what you think of Apple but if it wasn't for the iPhone itself, many devices today would still look like classic BlackBerry and Nokia N Series phones. So time to enjoy a little humble pie and choke on it.

    40 my ass, you act like you're 15...

    Sent from my BlackBerry PlayBook​

    just because i choose to speak on what i feel? its the iPhone generation it needs professional help. Those people that get forced fed whatever Apple want you to feel, to me, shows the willing to take what other people feed them without any reservations about it. Never mind their own name iPhone as well as iPad was stolen from Chinese companies that are too small the fight back. talk about delusions of grandeur...

    but then again I must be talking to somebody that already knows this considering he wants to trade his iPhone 4s for a "lesser product"

    I'm guessing by now you know my answer is No?

    Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android​

    Whatever your delusions of grandeur tell ya dude. You don't act 40 and if you were, you might consider professional help.

    "iPhone faithful' I don't worship cell phones, they're handy for sure but I don't worship the iPhone. It's a brand name.

    Sent from my iPhone​

    nope. I'm 40 and unlike Apple, im trading for an upgrade. Not that iphone faithful would know what a real upgrade is. When they decide to upgrade it's a couple 100 dollars for a bigger camera. The screens the same the OS is the same and the only thing that's different is a camera? Cmon, son.... hell, you guys just got into the 4G business what about 4months ago?

    From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.
    Wow, a real fanboy. You sound like the average teenager. Yet you will part with it for another Samsung phone, only more difficult to carry. You think anyone with a Galaxy Tab II is going to give you a straight trade for your S3? Wow...

    I see more white clad S3's around and someone who uses an iphone is considered a sheep? Have you been huffing paint fumes? I sure do hope I'm not like you when you grow up...

    Sent from my iPhone​

    im for individuality. iphone is sheep and apple is the herder.

    Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android​

    Fanboy much? Wow!

    Apple blows? How? Have they stolen your cat? Please, enlighten me on this brief opinion of yours.

    Sent from my iPhone​

    nty. apple blows....

    Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android​

    If you're up to trading your T-Mobile S3 for a fully unlocked black 16gig iPhone 4S and able to meet in , perhaps we could work a deal if you're interested

    My wife wants a Galaxy S3 so I'm willing to trade off my phone for her and use my old phone (an older Nokia Lumia) until my Blackberry Z10 arrives.

    Thanks for your time,

    Sent from my iPhone​
  2. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Looks like you both took it too seriously. I would have ended that crap before it ever started.
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    meh.... sounds like a fair bit of antagonisation from both sides.

    I would have ended conversation as soon the other person indicates they are not interested. At that point why did it need to go any further other than pride/ego?


    were both on the same wave-length there.
  4. Ungibbed thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    I decided to poke a little fun, sure but I don't worship a single platform at all. Heck I was still using my old BlackBerry well into 2011 and my antique kept working just fine.

    I had to buy something to replace it after it fell on it's face and RIM had a bad habit of placing the LCD so close to the face of the phone. Even working the volume rocker would cause some flex.


    A majority of his first reply was not board friendly to put it mildly
  5. Shrink, Apr 1, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013

    Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    It never ceases to amaze me that folks can waste so much emotional energy on anything as incredibly trivial as a phone.

    I can't imagine what would happen if something of real significance should arise.

    Please...a little perspective, folks.:)
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. It doesn't matter to me what phone other people use. I use what best fits my needs, and assume others do the same.
  7. SprSynJn Guest

    Sep 15, 2011
    What this gentleman said. Then again, I've had times when I've seen myself put up a bit of a stink, so I'm no real advice giver. Still, it's good to remember what's important in this world. A phone is not.
  8. 725032 Guest


    Aug 5, 2012
    Completely agree.

    Anyone who would waste so much time on this has bigger issues to worry about
  9. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    People also get emotional over their favorite sport teams. Which is even more ridiculous in my opinion but hey, people are emotional beings :)
  10. bmac4 macrumors 601


    Feb 14, 2013
    Atlanta Ga
    I don't understand even wasting my time with this person. After they responded with that I would have been done. I like to argue and much as the next guy, but that was not even worth the effort. The whole thing seems rather childish to me.
  11. Ungibbed thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    I agree, I don't go around with the latest tech just to be with the "in crowd" nor do I care what other device someone chooses to use. For many years even when I joined this site, I used a old school BlackBerry and got tons of laughs from others. I didn't care, it did everything I needed.

    Even when RIM was about to tank, I still used it and possibly would be now but the model I had is no longer sold or even remembered by many.

    So I tried a few different phones until I could find one I was comfortable with. Tried Windows Phone 7, had a hard time navigating screens on the Nokia model, I then bought the Galaxy S3 and really liked it save for two problems. The screen was rather sensitive for typing but, I loved a lot of the other features and was the best Android phone I used for battery life and music playback with the fully adjustable equalizer and further sound enhancements, the camera, amazing with real time effects.

    One average day I picked it up and saw a icon on the notifications bar. Some odd issue with my memory card and hoped the utility on the phone or my Mac could repair it no luck anywhere. Tried it in a few other phones, and other devices via an adapter. Nothing would recognize it. It was the third Samsung Android I owned that also had the same or similar issues.

    The first Sammy Android, the Behold II was notorious for this problem six months after I bought the new phone after it trashing two memory cards by random un-mounting and then re-mounting the memory cards and losing my data, I had enough of that phone and T-Mobile after much discussion and three replacements, was the day I decided to get the BlackBerry 9700.

    A few years later, the Galaxy S II was getting rave reviews and being long overdue for an upgrade, I bagged one and loved the large display and amazing camera. Typing took a long while to get used to but all was well until the ICS update. It seemed to be fine but an odd issue with only the T-Mobile model which I bought a 16gig class 10 microSD card. I was getting phantom duplicates off all of my media files. Pictures, music, videos....

    Had to go to the Android system and delete the media cache but almost daily. No luck with support and so it was sold as I got tired of jumping through hoops just to make the most of the phone. Back to the BlackBerry I went which over the years, never gave me a single technical issue.

    The last straw was when I was forced to buy a new phone over tripping and cracking the LCD. Replacing it was way over my head so I bought a used HTC Sensation and really liked that phone aside from the battery life. Great design but the unibody design meant no larger battery option.

    Finally I fell for the new S3 which looked amazing and my contract was just due for an upgrade, I was jazzed and the wife got a HTC One S while I upgraded to the Galaxy S3. I had the S3 for six months and used it until it wiped out and destroyed my new 32GB memory card for it...

    Everything was gone and was beside myself after getting burned so many times I sold the S3 sans memory card and the Nokia 710 series but then I thought, "Why not use a unlocked iPhone?" Since I already have a Mac and plenty invested in iOS apps and such.

    So I took the gamble and haven't had a single issue aside from being stuck on EDGE. I know now that there are areas of HSPA+ support for high speed data but now with the iPhone 5 finally coming to T-Mobile with 4G and new LTE bands. Hopefully on day one, the 5 performs just as fast as my S3 did or better.

    I know the 5S is right around the corner so I'm hoping that's the model we get. Still, I have an old Android phone around in case of emergency. Not the best looking phone, but my contacts are still there.
  12. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA


  13. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
  14. Ungibbed thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    I know big words can be hard to comprehend, I could have tried to type it in text shorthand but that's hard for me to understand at all.

    I forgot forums are just for pictures and those with a short attention span.

    Thanks for trying!
  15. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Attention span...short.

    Not smart...uh...big words.

    I try hard...uh...too many words.

    So hard for have penchant for the ponderous and prolix.

    Me no understand sesquipedalian usage.

    Sorry I dumb...:p
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009

    With the S3, I've never had any SD problems with stock TW. I use a Sandisk class-10 64gb card.

    Custom Roms is a differ story. I ran into several popular custom roms that corrupted my card instantly. Data not recoverable and format needed. This is why I back up my card before I try out any rom, just incase.

    I've always used FAT format.
  17. The iGentleman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2012

    I'd say it was you that took it too seriously. Why'd it bother you so much that he didn't like the iPhone? Had you not taken that so seriously, you could have simply said "okay", and moved on. Instead, for some reason you saw that as a challenge. It would seem you have just as much emotional attachment to your phone as he does, if not more.
  18. cuzo macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    Yeah, I wouldn't even care to ask him why he hates iPhone.

    Some people are extreme when it comes to thief phones, to be honest that's part of the reason I went to iPhone from android. I was changing rims and spending hours customizing android and I gotten to the point where I was lacking productivity and wanted to cut the crap out and stop eating time so I got the iPhone 5.

    Seeing posts like these made me feel I did the right thing, at the end of the day it's just a phone and I can't look at it more than that. If I'm staring at it too much something g is wrong in my everyday life.
  19. Tinmania macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2011
    That is the irony. I'd venture the other person in that conversation, of which I read maybe 3%, did not go and start a thread about it in an internet forum. Enough said. :)

  20. The iGentleman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2012
    LMAO, you said it perfectly. +1 :D
  21. ijohn.8.80 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2012
    Adelaide, Oztwaylya.
    Espresso, double shot... STAT!
  22. mib1800 macrumors 68030

    Sep 16, 2012
    I just don't understand people. Just use Android out of the box and it still does a lot of stuff easier than an Iphone. Android performs more like a PC. Iphone on the other hand you need workarounds for even the most basic and menial operations (like attaching files to email, copying data into and out of phones, sharing information, playing various media formats, etc). There are so many roadblocks using ios/iphone but some just blindly close their eyes to them.
  23. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    It's kinda funny, but I had a phone conversation like the one above happen to me today with an old friend of mine.

    He got a Motorola Atrix HD, and the battery on the thing lasts about a couple of hours or so. I told him he could fix it by rooting it to a stock Android build, which, of course, he doesn't want go through the trouble of doing. So I says...

    "This is why you read reviews on stuff, man. Do your research. The Atrix is a middling phone at best. There are better out there".

    "Yeah? I did my research and thought it was the best phone for me. You know what? It is. You ask me, your iPhone is a piece of crap. I wouldn't ever want to get one of those. Why do you think your choice is better than mine"?

    "...wuh? This suddenly went from casual conversation to defensive accusations real quick like. SUP, HIGH STRUNG SALLY? HOW THE NERVOUS TICKS GOING? STILL DOING THAT JITTERY THING WITH YOUR LIP WHEN YOU GET ALL AGITATED (I actually said this)"?

    "You just don't insult someone's choices. It's like you're saying I don't know what I'm doing, and I take issues with that".

    "'s a damn phone. One that lasts an hour and a half on a charge by your admission. You should've gotten a better one".

    "Yeah, but like I said, you don't insult someone's..."

    "You're an overly sensitive ninny".

    "See, there you..."

    "You're an overly sensitive ninny. This is almost as bad as that time you got mad at me because I asked how much you paid for a refrigerator".

    "But, you just..."

    "You're an overly sensitive ninny".

    Actually, I didn't say ninny. But considering this is a family forum and all...

    Anyway. People are getting weird about their phones.
  24. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Butthurt is popular these days. It's like a full time job for some.

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