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Topic # 89392 1-Sep-2011 12:18 Send private message

With todays featured and expensive phones ....  how do you use it .... to prevent it going offboard, try and make a compromise and select maybe 4 or 5 things.

For me.
Basic text and call.
Calendar, clocks.
(yep pretty boring :D )

Web email at the hotel (only away from home, overseas or NZ).
Offline GPS as I travel abroad regularly (only away from home, overseas or NZ).
Music (overseas on flight) as I use no frills airlines.  But generally don't use this.

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  Reply # 515005 1-Sep-2011 12:28 Send private message

Primarily for calls - gsm, voip landline, Viber

The rest in order it would something like
sms
Gmail
workout recorder (JEFIT ftw!)
Music
E-reader
internet access and as a hotspot when away from home
gps
calendar

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  Reply # 515013 1-Sep-2011 12:43 Send private message

SMS, Email (Exchange) and Phone primarily.
We have a work Jobs webpage which I use to schedule my day
Google Maps  
SkyTV App a lot
Games when on public transport
Facebook
WiFi Tethering (iPhone4)
 
 

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  Reply # 515014 1-Sep-2011 12:46 Send private message

I use mine mostly for fone calls and SMS and a little bit of Google+




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  Reply # 515020 1-Sep-2011 13:02 Send private message

Samsung Galaxy S2 - i think it is important  to mention which smartphone because some smartphones (eg:iphone) have limited function Tongue out

Daily
Push Email - yahoo & gmail
Call
Txt
Alarm
Calendar/reminder
News
References
Browsing (mostly news)

Few times a week
Pxt
Games
Video call and chat - gtalk

Few times a month
Voipbuster (3G or wifi)
3G hotspot
Camera
Google Maps, mostly for references and to make note (never use for car navigation)

Overseas/travelling
Roaming calls/txt (never use data)
Air new zealand mPass
Games
Movies
If connected to wifi - emails






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  Reply # 515021 1-Sep-2011 13:03 Send private message

In this order:

SMS
Twitter
Email
Web
Music
Calendar
Voice
Contacts
SatNav
+ many others that dont rate a mention due to infrequent use.

(iPhone 4)




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  Reply # 515026 1-Sep-2011 13:06 Send private message

Windows Phone (Samsung Focus)

Email (Exchange and Hotmail) - lots of it
Facebook/Twitter/Windows Live - lots of it
Internet Explorer - lots of it
Zune music - always when I am driving
Calendar
Onenote




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  Reply # 515062 1-Sep-2011 13:44 Send private message

I use mine for the following (and roughly in order):-

Internet (incl. dedicated social media apps)
Portable music player
SMS
Gaming 
PDA
Phone calls 

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  Reply # 515155 1-Sep-2011 16:10 Send private message

I use mine for...

Calling
Email (5 accounts)
Text
Facebook
Twitter
Weather
Web
Music
Navigation
WiFi hotspot
Videos
Gaming

Nokia N9

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  Reply # 515205 1-Sep-2011 17:26 Send private message

HTC Sensation...

Alarm Clock
Calender
Email
Text
Twitter
NZ News
Calls
Weather
Web
Tech News
Camera
Record Video (1080p)
GPS
Satiate my TechnoLust
Play with ROMs
Music
Watch Videos
Game


I started putting them in order but gave up after calls!

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  Reply # 515210 1-Sep-2011 17:29 Send private message

iPhone 4

Alarm
Email
Calender
Music
Text
Phone
Weather
Twitter
Facebook
Weather
HD Camera
GPS
Web Browser
Games
Watching Youtube

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  Reply # 515217 1-Sep-2011 17:42 Send private message

Samsung Galaxy S

Voice
Email - Exchange/Gmail/Xtra/Hotmail
Calendar
SMS
Twitter/FB/Google+
News/Browsing
Evernote
Music
Back Country Nav 

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  Reply # 515218 1-Sep-2011 17:43 Send private message

Samsung Galaxy S2
in order of use ...

Radio
programming android
Camera
text
phone
Calender
Shopping list
Playing with apps





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  Reply # 515306 1-Sep-2011 20:03 Send private message

I must be out of date then. 

I know this is a geeky forum, but do people in general check emails and the web on the phone while they are at home rather than using a laptop or a desktop?  I don't use that stuff unless I am overseas so I check the news, the weather and my email.

At home, I am just a call / text, clock, calendar person syncing with MS Outlook.  But I don't use email while I am at home.

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  Reply # 515322 1-Sep-2011 20:25 Send private message

Galaxy S2, in rough order of use:

Nearly equivalent and frequent time spent daily using Push email - RSS news - gaming (some phone gaming, some emulator gaming) - browsing - music - SNS stuff like Facebook/Twitter 

Less time but still daily - camera/video - using reference material (mostly drugdoses for children) - youtube

Variable activities (a few times a week) - using TV Out (predominantly for emulator gaming and watching video, but occasionally browsing also with bluetooth keyboard and mouse), GPS, document viewing/editing, tethering my tablet or other devices to the phones internet connection

Myriad other things, but these would make up the largest chunks of time.

....oh, forgot to mention telephony functions: daily but represents an extreme minority of use :)




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  Reply # 515604 2-Sep-2011 11:26 Send private message

Email
Internet
Social Media Apps
Phone Calls
Still Camera
GPS/Maps
Video Camera
Radio/Muaic/Video Player
Gaming
Media centre remote control Apps

This is all comng from a guy who once questioned why anyone would need a smartphones and was blissfully happy tied to a PC and basic phone lol

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