What phone would you have if there was no iPhone ????

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  1. RandomGuy26 macrumors regular

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    So what phone would you have today, if there was no Apple iPhone.. just wanna see how consistent people are with their choices of second best..

    i would most likely own an n97 from nokia

    on a side note: would you still be with AT&T ?
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, it would have to be AT&T, so I'd have to say the Blackberry Bold.
     
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    I'd probably start by looking at the HTC Hero and those upcoming Palm phones...they're making one with a full touchscreen, I thought.

    Couldn't say without trying them in person, though.
     
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    I was happy with my voyager.
    But probably be on a blackberry.
     
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  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I'd probably have a lan-line. I don't really like any cell phones.
     
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

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    LG VU, since that is what I bought to replace my iPhone that I sold recently. I wish that the VU had a way to sync contacts, but that is really no big deal for me since I save so few that I care to have on my phone. The LB is a much better PHONE than the iPhone BTW; audio is much clearer and much louder. I would try a Blackberry if it weren't for the required data plan.
     
  9. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    No, you'd have an iPod touch and a Go-Phone.
     
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    I have no idea. If the iPhone had not been there for others to poorly rip off, we would still be stuck in the dark ages. The iPhone was a breath of fresh air into a stagnant market.
     
  12. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Sony Ericsson K800i and I would be looking forward to getting a Pre in a couple of weeks when its released in the UK
     
  13. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I assumed that if there's no iPhone, there's no iPod touch either.

    I despise cell phones. The only reason why I had a go-phone before the iPhone was for emergencies.

    The iPhone totally changed the way I look at phones now. I never used to be a text'r until the iPhone and I've never even considered a smart-phone until the iPhone. I was happy with my 5th gen iPod for the car and a Mac happily waiting for me at home. Now, I have a little computer with me everywhere I go... and it's pretty cool.
     
  14. NC03M3 macrumors newbie

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    Definitely Sony Ericsson - I had three before the iPhone (2G) and they were fantastic phones. In some cases still more features than at least the2G iPhone (3.2 mp camera with flash, removable memory, built-in radio).
     
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    I agree, it was nice to see a device emerge and stand out among the melting pot of junk.
     
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    But if you only had a land-line then what would you do in an emergency? Wouldnt you still want a go-phone in case of car accidents, etc?
     
  17. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    I actually DONT have an iPhone because in the UK, EVERYONE has them. and tbh ive followed them from the beginning and am actually quite bored of them seen as though i know everything about them .
    Im getting a HTC Hero this christmas. White . Gorgeous :)
     
  18. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I really wish I could just kill myself or something... but, unfortunately, they need me at work.
     
  19. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Um...Wow.
     
  20. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Same around here. It seems like just about everybody now has an iPhone. It is getting to where I rarely see anything BUT an iPhone anymore.
     
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  22. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely. My mum has one. and I was extremely jealous at first. But now I honestly dont care. almost 30% of my year at school have them which i think is disgusting tbh.
     
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  25. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Land lines can call 911 too, you know. ;)

    You youngsters might not be aware of this, but there was once a time where there were ONLY land lines. No kidding. And when you needed to make a phone call, you went and picked up a land line and you made your call.

    There were no text messages. If you had something to say to someone, you either called them up and said it to them, or you waited until you could talk to them face-to-face. It was great, people communicating each other in the same room and all.

    What if you weren't home? Well, we had these nifty little things called "pay phones." Believe it or not, it's just what it sounds like - you put a dime in it and made your phone call. They were all over the place, so it wasn't hard to find one. The best part was, nobody kept track of how long your call was - you got all the minutes you wanted for that ten cents! Even during "peak" calling hours! There wasn't any such thing as night and weekend minutes, or calling circles, dropped calls, dead coverage zones - if the phone was plugged in, it worked! It was awesome!

    </sarcasm>

    My point is that we got along just fine without cell phones. They aren't an absolute requirement today.
     

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