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How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

As soon as the latest one comes out
2
3%
Every 12 months or so
9
13%
Every 24 months or so
21
31%
Every 3 years or so
18
26%
Other
18
26%
 
Total votes: 68

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby masterkyle » October 3rd, 2018, 1:05 pm

adnj wrote:
masterkyle wrote:So a Latin American version of a phone will definitely get better LTE speed than a us version that has the required bands?


Post what your interested in and then we can look it up.

Support for Band (1900) 4GLTE will give you the best speed available from a Band 2(1900) 4GLTE provider.

If you don't have LTE support, you will likely fall back to Band 2(1900) UMTS like mitch1980 said earlier.

It's slower but not by much. It's called 4G in Trinidad but called 3.5G most other places.
Well kinda late I already ordered it but this is it:

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USA version.
I'm a bmobile man
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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby mitch1980 » October 3rd, 2018, 1:06 pm

always check the following site before buying a cell
www. gsmarena.com
http://www.phonearena.com
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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby nick639v2 » October 3rd, 2018, 1:18 pm

masterkyle wrote:So band 2 is for bmobile and Digi? And also which band we use for bmobile LTE ?


Yup both

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby adnj » October 3rd, 2018, 1:44 pm

Those specs show Band 2(1900) 4GLTE. It should work fine.
masterkyle wrote:
adnj wrote:
masterkyle wrote:So a Latin American version of a phone will definitely get better LTE speed than a us version that has the required bands?


Post what your interested in and then we can look it up.

Support for Band (1900) 4GLTE will give you the best speed available from a Band 2(1900) 4GLTE provider.

If you don't have LTE support, you will likely fall back to Band 2(1900) UMTS like mitch1980 said earlier.

It's slower but not by much. It's called 4G in Trinidad but called 3.5G most other places.
Well kinda late I already ordered it but this is it:

Image

USA version.
I'm a bmobile man

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby masterkyle » October 3rd, 2018, 1:58 pm

Thanks :)

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby supercharged turbo » October 4th, 2018, 12:06 am

Anybody has the note 9 and how is it working out so far?

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby SRASC » October 5th, 2018, 11:00 am

For me, every 2 years. Last time was 2016, so its about that time.

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby masterkyle » October 8th, 2018, 6:29 pm

Just an update here guys, I got my Moto G6 and everything is in perfect working condition. Did a speed test in San Fernando and got the result below. Will do further testing.

I don't see a LTE or 4G symbol so far getting H+ so ill do some more speed tests in different areas. But this is still better than what I was getting before which was 3.46 MB down at most.

I'm on bmobile Prepaid data and a csr said I'm supposed to get 4g speeds even if I'm not post paid.

A friend S7 with post paid data was getting 20 down and 20 up and the LTE symbol.

Maybe someone on the inside can explain why I'm not getting same speeds as the post paid phone. Image

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby gastly369 » October 8th, 2018, 6:38 pm

masterkyle wrote:Just an update here guys, I got my Moto G6 and everything is in perfect working condition. Did a speed test in San Fernando and got the result below. Will do further testing.

I don't see a LTE or 4G symbol so far getting H+ so ill do some more speed tests in different areas. But this is still better than what I was getting before which was 3.46 MB down at most.

I'm on bmobile Prepaid data and a csr said I'm supposed to get 4g speeds even if I'm not post paid.

A friend S7 with post paid data was getting 20 down and 20 up and the LTE symbol.

Maybe someone on the inside can explain why I'm not getting same speeds as the post paid phone. Image
Make sure apn is not bconnected

Change to bmobile

Also have LTE sim?

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby masterkyle » October 8th, 2018, 6:49 pm

gastly369 wrote:
masterkyle wrote:Just an update here guys, I got my Moto G6 and everything is in perfect working condition. Did a speed test in San Fernando and got the result below. Will do further testing.

I don't see a LTE or 4G symbol so far getting H+ so ill do some more speed tests in different areas. But this is still better than what I was getting before which was 3.46 MB down at most.

I'm on bmobile Prepaid data and a csr said I'm supposed to get 4g speeds even if I'm not post paid.

A friend S7 with post paid data was getting 20 down and 20 up and the LTE symbol.

Maybe someone on the inside can explain why I'm not getting same speeds as the post paid phone. Image
Make sure apn is not bconnected

Change to bmobile

Also have LTE sim?
Yes have LTE sim the grey one. Also tried the three bmobile APN's I know of. And only one that works is the PRE PAID Data APN. The others don't give any net or data icon.Image

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby gastly369 » October 8th, 2018, 7:11 pm

masterkyle wrote:
gastly369 wrote:
masterkyle wrote:Just an update here guys, I got my Moto G6 and everything is in perfect working condition. Did a speed test in San Fernando and got the result below. Will do further testing.

I don't see a LTE or 4G symbol so far getting H+ so ill do some more speed tests in different areas. But this is still better than what I was getting before which was 3.46 MB down at most.

I'm on bmobile Prepaid data and a csr said I'm supposed to get 4g speeds even if I'm not post paid.

A friend S7 with post paid data was getting 20 down and 20 up and the LTE symbol.

Maybe someone on the inside can explain why I'm not getting same speeds as the post paid phone. Image
Make sure apn is not bconnected

Change to bmobile

Also have LTE sim?
Yes have LTE sim the grey one. Also tried the three bmobile APN's I know of. And only one that works is the PRE PAID Data APN. The others don't give any net or data icon.Image
Had that same problem with my phone ..it wasn't working on the bmobile apn...they had to do some settings on their end and had to reset my caller ID and voicemail settings on their end also

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby masterkyle » October 8th, 2018, 7:58 pm

gastly369 wrote:
masterkyle wrote:
gastly369 wrote:
masterkyle wrote:Just an update here guys, I got my Moto G6 and everything is in perfect working condition. Did a speed test in San Fernando and got the result below. Will do further testing.

I don't see a LTE or 4G symbol so far getting H+ so ill do some more speed tests in different areas. But this is still better than what I was getting before which was 3.46 MB down at most.

I'm on bmobile Prepaid data and a csr said I'm supposed to get 4g speeds even if I'm not post paid.

A friend S7 with post paid data was getting 20 down and 20 up and the LTE symbol.

Maybe someone on the inside can explain why I'm not getting same speeds as the post paid phone. Image
Make sure apn is not bconnected

Change to bmobile

Also have LTE sim?
Yes have LTE sim the grey one. Also tried the three bmobile APN's I know of. And only one that works is the PRE PAID Data APN. The others don't give any net or data icon.Image
Had that same problem with my phone ..it wasn't working on the bmobile apn...they had to do some settings on their end and had to reset my caller ID and voicemail settings on their end also
You are pre-paid as well?

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby gastly369 » October 8th, 2018, 8:46 pm

masterkyle wrote:
gastly369 wrote:
masterkyle wrote:
gastly369 wrote:
masterkyle wrote:Just an update here guys, I got my Moto G6 and everything is in perfect working condition. Did a speed test in San Fernando and got the result below. Will do further testing.

I don't see a LTE or 4G symbol so far getting H+ so ill do some more speed tests in different areas. But this is still better than what I was getting before which was 3.46 MB down at most.

I'm on bmobile Prepaid data and a csr said I'm supposed to get 4g speeds even if I'm not post paid.

A friend S7 with post paid data was getting 20 down and 20 up and the LTE symbol.

Maybe someone on the inside can explain why I'm not getting same speeds as the post paid phone. Image
Make sure apn is not bconnected

Change to bmobile

Also have LTE sim?
Yes have LTE sim the grey one. Also tried the three bmobile APN's I know of. And only one that works is the PRE PAID Data APN. The others don't give any net or data icon.Image
Had that same problem with my phone ..it wasn't working on the bmobile apn...they had to do some settings on their end and had to reset my caller ID and voicemail settings on their end also
You are pre-paid as well?
Yep

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby masterkyle » October 8th, 2018, 8:58 pm

Ok took ur advice and called them up they gave me the proper settings and updated my account and I restarted my phone and as you can see in the screenshot pow 4G man, time to ditch my flow plan.

Thanks guys!Image

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby Arcmanov » October 15th, 2018, 10:20 pm

supercharged turbo wrote:Anybody has the note 9 and how is it working out so far?
Been using it for a month.
Quite a substantial upgrade from the Note 8.
Getting an average of 17-20 hrs runtime with 5 hrs+ screen-on time. Smooth and lag-free.

You get what you pay for.

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby supercharged turbo » October 15th, 2018, 10:39 pm

Arcmanov wrote:
supercharged turbo wrote:Anybody has the note 9 and how is it working out so far?
Been using it for a month.
Quite a substantial upgrade from the Note 8.
Getting an average of 17-20 hrs runtime with 5 hrs+ screen-on time. Smooth and lag-free.

You get what you pay for.
Thanks for the review.Where you bought it?

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby Arcmanov » October 16th, 2018, 12:15 am

I actually traded my Note 8 by AP$$ in Long Circular Mall.
Just paid the difference for the Note 9. Not a bad deal.

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby gastly369 » October 16th, 2018, 2:34 am

masterkyle wrote:Ok took ur advice and called them up they gave me the proper settings and updated my account and I restarted my phone and as you can see in the screenshot pow 4G man, time to ditch my flow plan.

Thanks guys!Image
Gt

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby skylinechild » October 16th, 2018, 3:16 am

askin here.. guys i need a new phone. was considerin a new iphone but i dont got funds for that - best i can afford is s6.
where can i get the samsung S6 edge plus to buy ...??
new not used....

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby rspann » October 16th, 2018, 7:27 am

Call or WhatsApp Yuh Padna in Miami and tell him what Yuh could afford. He coming back Tomorrow.

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby RedVEVO » October 16th, 2018, 10:33 pm

Upgrade iphones every year as a rule for my wife or as soon as new one arrives .

Why ?

It teaches my wife to observe closely my actions since one day if I am not treated
like a King , she will be upgraded or replaced .

We are all disposable .

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby skylinechild » October 17th, 2018, 12:04 am

RedVEVO wrote:Upgrade iphones every year as a rule for my wife or as soon as new one arrives .

Why ?

It teaches my wife to observe closely my actions since one day if I am not treated
like a King , she will be upgraded or replaced .

We are all disposable .


:lol: :lol: remind me to congratulate your wife......for marryin you.... :lol:

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby RedVEVO » October 17th, 2018, 12:28 am

skylinechild wrote:
RedVEVO wrote:Upgrade iphones every year as a rule for my wife or as soon as new one arrives .

Why ?

It teaches my wife to observe closely my actions since one day if I am not treated
like a King , she will be upgraded or replaced .

We are all disposable .


:lol: :lol: remind me to congratulate your wife......for marryin you.... :lol:


Not needed :D
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Say hello to your BF for me :roll:

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby skylinechild » October 17th, 2018, 5:14 am

RedVEVO wrote:
skylinechild wrote:
RedVEVO wrote:Upgrade iphones every year as a rule for my wife or as soon as new one arrives .

Why ?

It teaches my wife to observe closely my actions since one day if I am not treated
like a King , she will be upgraded or replaced .

We are all disposable .


:lol: :lol: remind me to congratulate your wife......for marryin you.... :lol:


Not needed :D
Live your life.
Say hello to your BF for me :roll:


my BF....??? :lol: last time you get outta hand and business was "handled" you gone silent....u was MIA /AWOL ....and now all of a sudden you back an wanna make outta timin comments..... *grabs popcorn....

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby RedVEVO » October 24th, 2018, 2:00 am

Upgrading to the Xs . And selling X 256 GB.

Anybody see any difference with the new chip set in Xs ?

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby Average » October 24th, 2018, 8:35 am

I usually change phones because of a failing battery. Most phones I buy are sealed, so the battery can't be changed.

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby adnj » October 24th, 2018, 10:34 am

Average wrote:I usually change phones because of a failing battery. Most phones I buy are sealed, so the battery can't be changed.
Every phone can have the battery replaced using simple tools.

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby RedVEVO » October 24th, 2018, 9:28 pm

^^
You can replace any battery - you know since it swells like it's pregnant .

You just need a good experienced technician .

The battery looks sealed but it's just glued down .

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby sarahjo » October 25th, 2018, 3:56 am

Not before it is beyond repairable condition :p

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Re: How often do you change/upgrade/buy your smartphone?

Postby metalgear2095 » October 27th, 2018, 6:32 am

Every year, sometimes twice a year because I'm always breaking them

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