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well its time, my s3 is acting up and its upgrade time....    and i know there are apple lovers out there ,but i want to stay with a droid...

so , how about some recomendations....    

anyone using the motorola droid max??
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I am an Apple fanboy, so I cannot help you. However, I think John Green can help you. I believe he has the new Samsung Notebook? Is that what it's called?
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If you are planning to get the new Apple watch this year, you can only pair it with an iPhone 5 or above. Androids will not work with it.
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thanks rick,

i just need a good phone, i dont use much data, i talk and text...   the one i have now the s3 has crap sound and not the best reception.. ( wonder if its the otter box i keep it in)?
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While I'm using an older droid phone, I keep hearing that Samsung is a good phone, however, the more correct question would be based on where you live, the quality of the signal you get with one provider over another..

The best way to think about phones is this analogy: Which car is better Ford or Chevy? They are the same, it is just individual choice so regardless if you get LG or Samsung, think back Ford or Chevy. You want the best provider for your area and the amount of traveling you do from your hometown.

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keith, thanks, i have 5 phones on my plan, all two years old, motorola , and 4 samsungs....    my wife has a different model samsung and gets better signal and sound etc...  we live in portland and verizon has great 4g.....  think its just my phone.....

its always a hard decision. once you get it , i always wonder if i should have picked up the other one.....
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I've had IPhones for the last 5 years, but I got them because of ITunes.  I had an IPOD with a lot of music and wanted to only use one music service.

The IPOD died, but I kept an old IPhone to use as an IPOD.  Between it and my IPAD mini, I no longer need my IPhone, so, I'm actually thinking of switching to something else too.

I can upgrade in late June, so I'm still looking at reviews.  A good place for them is CNET.COM.  Great reviews and I find I agree with them about 80% of the time.
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My two cents is I have a Samsung 5 , it's awesome, apple is great but I go with the best deal at the time, as long as you are happy with your phone and it fits your needs it's a good smart phone, I don't want to spend to much time on debating them all, cause it can get confusing that is all grasshoppers, especially Keith , or is that grass eatters
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What did you decide UVA7?
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still deciding,  think the problem is there are too many choices...  drawn towards a motorola droid....    might go with a samsug s6 ...      other factor is we have 2 phones out of 5 that are still under contract for 2 or three more moths,... then the question is do we swap providers????    

all i wanted to do was get a new phone, now my wife is involved....  need i say more...
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LMAO!  I know the feeling!
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You have my sympathy, uva7. As the saying goes, "Happy wife, happy life".
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UVA7, is your wife as techie as you?
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no ,  she is a dean of a university, and very business oriented.  so she is always on the hunt for a better deal.   so now instead of 1 new phone, we get to discuss new providers, who as a better deal etc........  blah blah blah....     can any body say  type "a"


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I have changed from a ruggby flip phone to an I5s it came with no instructions i'm lost. my neighbor help me set it up ,he's a mac person.

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I have changed from a ruggby flip phone to an I5s it came with no instructions i'm lost. my neighbor help me set it up ,he's a mac person.


I like the iPhone 5S. Allen, you got a good phone.
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well made the switch...   so i picked up the motorola droid turbo....  i like it so far.... time will tell
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Ok, need to know if anyone is using Sprint and what you think of it.

I have Verizon and I'm thinking its time to change. I've had AT&T in the past and a sister-in-law currently has it and issues.
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If you travel about the country, Verizon is the best. If you stay home, AT&T or Sprint should be okay, if you have a strong signal from them.
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Yeah, when I was traveling for work, Verizon was great.  I always had a signal.

But it is so expensive.
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Ok, got a new phone. We stayed with Verizon and with the changes in their plans, our bill dropped almost $80. I went with the iPhone 6, but the only case I liked was sort of plain, so I ordered a 3" Tarawa sticker on eBay for $3.

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looks great !
 how do you like the phone?

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I've only had it a few days, so still evaluating.

It's bigger than my iPhone 4 by quite a bit, but it has a cool finger print reader.  I set up 2 fingers and a thumb so far.  The thumb works well because of the way I hold the phone.  The speakers are better.  My wife had issues hearing her 4 in her purse when it would ring, but these things are much louder.

I had a weird problem yesterday though.  My wife called and it started vibrating like it was in silent mode, but it wouldn't stop when I answered it.  She couldn't hear me and I couldn't hear anything but the buzzing.  I had to cycle the power.

The bigger screen makes it easier to see apps and the internet.  The pic above was posted from it.  When I did that from the 4, the picks would be upside down when I looked at the site from my laptop, the one above is rotated 90 degrees to the left. 
 
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BTW - I got the idea of the sticker from an iPhone 5 case I saw on eBay, but no 6 case.
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Here is my iPhone 6 Plus case. It's a regular Apple case with the Tarawa sticker I'm giving away when you make E-2. It looks great.

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BTW - I got the idea of the sticker from Leo's post above.
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I looked at the E-2 sticker, but it was to wide for my iPhone 6.

You should pick up with some 2" to 3" stickers too.

Maybe have a sticker pkg we could buy from you, to help support the site.
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I have only two of the smaller stickers and around four hundred of the larger stickers. Let me know if someone wants another large sticker after June 26.

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I bought the Samsung Note 4 about 5 months ago. I also have been a Verizon customer for about 6 years now and I really like them both.
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http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/benefits/2016/01/28/verizon-gives-automatic-discount-100000-active-duty-retirees-vets-new-program-announced-today/79481154/



verizon phone plan discounts to vets...
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983

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Looks like I'll be visiting the Verizon store.
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leo ,let me know how it goes,,, and see if the phone needs to be in the primary acount holders name... we swapped owners to my wife so we could get her discount through work, so i dont know if i would qualify unless i swap back to having all 6 phones in my name...
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O M G!

First, I went to the local store, but, it's not a Verizon owned store, so they couldn't help. They said I had to do it via the wed site.

The web site is misleading. The employment and military discounts share the same validation process. So here's what I did.

Take a picture of your DD-214. Black out any sensitive data I.e. Money amounts, ssn. Have it ready on your device.

Choose the pay stub validation process.

Next screen wants info, your info and your employer. This is where I got stuck and had to call them.

What they want for veterans is for you to list your branch of the service as the employer, and your mailing address for the employer address, then you can get to the upload screen.

At the upload screen, select your DD-214 pic and upload.

Validation can take 2 billing cycles.
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A local guy is making custom cell phone covers.  I'm trying to get him to give me a better price for us and my Elks lodge.  What do you think?

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Very cool. I am a member of the Moose Club, hee, hee.
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He's working up a photo sample, I'll post it as soon as I get it.
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The sample. Comments?

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I like it! I was thinking you were going to show us an Elk picture.
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He squared the image. I think if we're going away from the standard, maybe we should depart from it totally.
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Since you were expecting to see an Elk, here are the ones we're considering:

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Any profit benefits our veterans committee.
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Here's an alternative for the Tarawa.

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A much better version of the original design.

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A much better version of the original design.

I like them all, but I like the color in the above one the best. It makes it stand out.
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i like the last one
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If you want one, let me know which and what type of phone. I'll negotiate price with him and let you know cost. I'll also post this info on FB in the groups
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wouldnt mind having one , but im pretty rough on my phones, so i keep mine tucked inside an otter box defender case...
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