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Meir Aloni CDPE,CRS, RECS, Licensed Real Estate Agent,  Fort Lauderdale,  FL

Date: October 14, 2011, Number of Replies: 7

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From a Realtor point of view, which one is better/more useful and why?

With enthusiasm,,
Meir Aloni CRS, CDPE, RECS & Team
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Keith Byrd,  San Luis Obispo,  CA

Date: October 17, 2011

I just purchased an Iphone 4s to replace my Android (Thunderbolt). The Thunderbolt's battery life was horrible. It was also pocket dialing people a lot. I've had an IPAD for awhile so I was already familiar with the Apple App Store and like it a lot better than the Android market.

The Siri personal assistant on the 4s is a game changer. One thing I'm using it for is to create text messages. Before, sending a text message was a big chore. Now I have to just say "text Susan that I will meet her at 2:45".

Here's a list of what you can do with Siri.


Keith Byrd

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D'ann Bartley Licensed Real Estate Agent,  Santa Maria,  CA

Date: October 19, 2011

Keith that is great, so glad I saw your reply!! I ordered my 4S from our local Verizon store since I was going to be out of town last Friday, and it should be here by Nov. 1 --- I'm so excited! I just read through the list of command suggestions. I can think of another use: noting mileage. OMG, would that save me or what!! I will be so happy to get rid of my Blackberry Storm, I can't tell you.

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Juanita Williams Licensed Real Estate Broker,  Parachute,  CO

Date: October 19, 2011

I have not erased any RealTalk emails, but I cannot find the one referred to here. I would really appreciate knowing what Keith said. I need to get a new phone and am wondering if the iphone would be better than the Android. My daughter had recently purchased a Droid and it is already dead., sound was lousy, and the battery never lasted. She did not get the 4G either. The technology or whatever is not available in our area at this time. I know some who have the droid and love it, most don't. Others have the iphone and love it.

I am just not certain and it is too much money to not invest wisely. Can you send me that info, Keith, or repost it, please?

Yours To Count On!
Juanita R. Williams REALTOR, e-PRO, SFR, REOS
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Heath Coker Licensed Real Estate Broker,  MA

Date: October 19, 2011

I have had a droid incredible for awhile.
I make movies and take listing pics with the 8 meg camera.
For telephoto, I put the camera up to a binocular lens.

It has talk to text that I use for email, texting, etc.
It has free navigation, notepad (talk to text also), ms office, etc.
I use the speakerphone for hands free driving.
The free apps at the Marketplace are enough for me and my business.

I like mine, my wife likes hers.
Note: for those who think the battery runs out too fast, turn off the location apps unless you need the free navigation.
Who wants your phone company tracking your every move anyway?

Pictures and videos that I have taken with it can be found at capegroup.com

Best wishes, Heath

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Kathy Fuhriman Licensed Real Estate Agent,  Tremonton,  UT

Date: October 19, 2011

Users can also save battery life by turning off the "live" screens. Those that move use up a ton of battery life.

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Pat Hallesy Licensed Real Estate Broker,  Spotsylvania,  VA

Date: October 20, 2011

Have the iPhone since 3GS and love it (mine is 4, non-tech saavy wife has 3GS and loves it). Since the 4S came out you just have to choose a carrier. Figure out which carrier is best for u where you're at.

The major difference between iPhone usage with AT&T and the other carriers is that you can't talk and surf the web at the same time on Verizon and Sprint.

Compare the service plans. Even though Sprint has everything for one price (+10/mo for smartphones like the iPhone), my total plan w/ AT&T is still cheaper because I've been with them for over 10 years.

Pat Hallesy

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Date: October 20, 2011

The larger screen on AT&T's Android was the deciding factor for me.
Also more of the apps I use are free - in fact, I don't think I've even paid for an app except one game I like. I can search my MLS on it and actually see it without my glasses - can set showing appts thru Book a showings very easily. The size was a big factor for me.
My droid is a Samsung - don't know how I got along with out it before. Vlingo (fee) is better GPS than the one in my car, and it "talks" so even if I'm alone, I can navigate. Hope this helps
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