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Old 12-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #42001
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Re: SE FAQ, Liveblog and Holiday Discussion

I pretty much never drop or damage my phone. I'm continually amazed when I see people with much better phones than myself that are like cracked or jacked the **** up in various ways. My brother has dropped his phone in the toilet multiple times. I don't get it. How hard is it to never drop, step on, or drive a battering ram into your phone?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #42002
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I just have a very thin rubber case on my GS3, just seems like a no brainer since it reduces the odds of breaking it by a ton, but yeah I guess if you hate it that much then oh well.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #42003
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I refuse to use one just because I hate adding any bulk to my phone and I hate the way they feel in my hand.

It's a 4 year long shell game vs the fact that I'm very clumsy, but so far being very careful has worked and I've never dropped a phone.
You are living on the edge. I open the screen protector package before I open the phone box. I have yet to drop a phone but it's like reassurance. I have friends who have cracked their phone screens in the first week, multiple times.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #42004
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The only times I regularly dropped it are when it's sitting in my lap and I get out of a car, but after chipping or scratching a nice phone twice doing that I stopped being an idiot and put it somewhere else.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:51 PM   #42005
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I just upgraded from an iPhone 3g to the iPhone 5. Feels a lot more fragile and I think I should probably invest in a case. Any recs?
Made that exact move a couple of months ago and whereas like you I didn't really have much protection on the 3, it seems to feel more necessary with this one.

Some people go ghost armor front & back to avoid bulk, but I went front only and then got a Speck case for the rest. Bulky yeah, but it definitely protects the phone.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #42006
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I am caseless, and I drop my Galaxy S3 on occasion. I even cracked the glass one time. Free replacement, but I'm weird and don't want a case on there.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #42007
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Most people switch out there phones like every two years now anyway with all the subsidies they give to extend your contract.

Put that protective crap on first smartphone I got, but knowing I am not going to have phone super long-term would rather just risk the damage. They pretty much negate what you are paying for as far as phone design, imo.

I'll also buy the overpriced insurance for the first few months when phone would be super expensive to replace then cancel it till I get a new phone.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #42008
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Most people switch out there phones like every two years now anyway with all the subsidies they give to extend your contract.

Put that protective crap on first smartphone I got, but knowing I am not going to have phone super long-term would rather just risk the damage. They pretty much negate what you are paying for as far as phone design, imo.

I'll also buy the overpriced insurance for the first few months when phone would be super expensive to replace then cancel it till I get a new phone.
If you're the sort who always upgrades, keeping the phone in good shape for resale value probably makes it more important.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #42009
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I have an incipio case on my galaxy nexus. Used to have an otterbox but that was a pos... Happy with the new one. Doesn't add much bulk, protects the screen when dropped for the most part.

However I did fall off a 6ft porch a couple weeks ago and landed in a bed of rocks and put two small scratches on the phone, lolz
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #42010
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Made that exact move a couple of months ago and whereas like you I didn't really have much protection on the 3, it seems to feel more necessary with this one.

Some people go ghost armor front & back to avoid bulk, but I went front only and then got a Speck case for the rest. Bulky yeah, but it definitely protects the phone.
link to these cases?

I do hate the bulk and I also hate that some cases make it tougher to slide the phone in and out of a jeans pocket (I take it out first thing at work and sit it on my desk all day so that issue doesn't matter much with dress pants). Work paid for the phone, but insuring it through the company account would be a hassle so a case seems like a must given that I am expected to give them an iphone 5 back if I upgrade in 2 years or leave the company before then.

I'd prefer a sleekish case to avoid the "stuck in jeans" feeling, but I have also considered the ones with card holders for times where I might ditch the wallet. Weight is of meaningful importance also.

I only had facebook and scorecenter on my old phone. Probably will get some more apps on this one. Suggestions?
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #42011
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If you're the sort who always upgrades, keeping the phone in good shape for resale value probably makes it more important.
Haven't tried to do that yet for variety of reasons, but fair point. Pretty crazy what you will see oldish phones going for on eBay.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #42012
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Probably these.


http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-...e-5-cases.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:43 PM   #42013
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Bob Costas thinking he has to get up on a soapbox just makes me want to disagree with him on principle alone
How else could you see him?
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #42014
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ok sorry all for politarding
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #42015
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I only had facebook and scorecenter on my old phone. Probably will get some more apps on this one. Suggestions?
Pandora or some kind of music streaming, WatchESPN, Netflix if you already pay for that, ESPN/Yahoo fantasy football app if you use those sites.

Also would look into if your bank has mobile check deposit where you can take a picture of a check to deposit it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #42016
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screen protectors are useless
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #42017
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This is an incomplete analysis, which overlooks various unintended consequences. In the same time span (a year, it looks like), England—with about 1/8th of the US's population—has recorded 6,800 accidental clubbings with busts of Winston Churchill.
I did leave off the rest of the quote where he admits they had 23,000 deaths from soccer riots.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #42018
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I downgraded phones because I break **** like a mother****er. If I didn't have a protector when I had an iPhone I would have had to replace it every 3 months.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #42020
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Have an iPhone 4S and its the first decent phone I've ever owned so i have a thin rubber/plastic case and a screen protector. But I've never broken any phone ever; I owned an original RAZR for like 4 years and my 2nd phone for another 4 years

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The only times I regularly dropped it are when it's sitting in my lap and I get out of a car
I have, however, done this move roughly 5 million times
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:14 PM   #42021
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Yeah, those are them.

Not sure if ScoreCenter is good or not. I use SportsTap and like it just fine.

HBO Go if you have HBO. With the iphone 5 I can stream shows just fine at 4G / LTE speeds. Adding CC has really helped too.

And of course the Drudge Report app. Gotta keep up on the latest tax hikes as well as slayings in Chicagoland.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #42022
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the Score Mobile is the best sports app I've found
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #42023
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Sportstap is awesome i just hate how it doesnt have international or champions league soccer games. lol soccer tho right
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #42024
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Dibs is law

Agree or disagree?
no feedback is weak
who does not follow the 'dibs' rule?

if so why not?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #42025
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an example:

cornhole at a tailgate
if you call dibs and walk away to tent or whatever, should it stand?
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