Switching to Iphone from Samsung Eternity

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Switching to Iphone from Samsung Eternity

Hey, I was thinking about upgrading my Samsung Eternity and becoming yet another Iphone user. I was wondering if anyone has done this switch and how it worked out. Also... I currently have the 20$ a month unlimited data and texting plan... Will I need to change this for the Iphone? What are the cost of the other plans? How quickly does the Iphone fill up? the 8gb compared to the 16 and 32... Yes I know 16 and 32 are bigger, but is it easy to fill up?
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Re: Switching to Iphone from Samsung Eternity


bam5268bam1 wrote:
Hey, I was thinking about upgrading my Samsung Eternity and becoming yet another Iphone user. I was wondering if anyone has done this switch and how it worked out. Also... I currently have the 20$ a month unlimited data and texting plan... Will I need to change this for the Iphone? What are the cost of the other plans? How quickly does the Iphone fill up? the 8gb compared to the 16 and 32... Yes I know 16 and 32 are bigger, but is it easy to fill up?

Your current data/text plan will not work. You will need to choose a data plan - 200 MB @ 15.00 or 2GB @ 25.00 then add a texting plan to it. 8GB is a 3GS, the older phone, the Iphone 4 is 16 or 32.

 

Filling is what you put on it, so that will be dependant on what how much music, vidoe, etc you put on the phone.

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Professor

Re: Switching to Iphone from Samsung Eternity

I just want to add, that while 2GB does not seem a lot, it actually is for most people. We have in our company 4 iPhones, and while we are grandfathered with the unlimited plans, no one gets close to 2GB of usage.

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I upgraded a month ago from the Eternity to the iPhone 4.  While I really loved my Eternity, I love the iPhone even more!! I have no regrets about upgrading!! I chose the 2GB data plan and have the umlimited family texting. Will be upgrading our other Eternity when eligible in January.  I recommend the 2GB plan over the 200MB, especially for a few months until you see just how much data you use. My data usage has definitely jumped with the iPhone because you can just do so much more with an iPhone compared to the Eternity.

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Professor

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You can change to the unlimited plan for $30 if you want to, but you need to do it when you change phones.  Once you "choose" a capped plan, you won't be able to go back to unlimited.

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ACE - Master

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I'm sorry, but if you aren't already on a smart phone unlimited data plan, you can no longer get one.  That chage wet into effect back in early June 2010...


Jerry B.
"GeekBoy"

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DITTO to GeekBoy! The Eternity is NOT a smart phone so therefore OP doesn't currently have a "smart phone" data plan. Unlimited smart phone data plans have been discontinued. I am a recent former Eternity user so I recommend starting out with the 2GB ($25) plan. You can always drop down if you find yourself using under 200MB. I'm not a data hog but I have used more data with the iPhone than I did with the Eternity.

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Teacher

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Is texting included in the 25$ for the 2gb or do I need to add another feature on there?
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Professor

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Texting is not included, you would need to add a seperate feature for messaging.

 


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Mentor

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Texting is an additional cost. $5 for 200, $15 for 1500, or $20 for unlimited.
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Professor

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I apologize. I didn't realize that the Eternity was not a smartphone.

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Teacher

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Looks like I'm skipping on the Iphone... Not going to pay 20 for unlimited texting and then another 25 for internet.
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bam5268bam1 wrote:
Looks like I'm skipping on the Iphone... Not going to pay 20 for unlimited texting and then another 25 for internet.

that cost is not unique to the Iphone - it covers every phone designated as a smartphone - captivate, blackberry, windows mobile, etc

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I have a simmilar delema as him. I have the same phone and plan on switching to Iphone. I knew I'd have to pay the 30$ for 2gb of data and all, but what if the family plan I'm part of has Unlimited data and texts and a certain amount of minutes? Would the texts and min's run over to the iphone and I just have to pay for the data? Also, essentually when I put my sim in the iphone will I get a text or something saying "hey, would you like to upgrade to the 2gb of data" Mainly I just wanna make sure my texts will transfer over since it's an umlimited text family plan.

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ACE - Master

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iPhones (and any other smart phone for that matter) can share minutes & text messages on a family plan, but they are not allowed to share data.  Each smart phone must have its own data plan.


Jerry B.
"GeekBoy"

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