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Old 01-22-2016, 11:21 AM
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We have a pair of these..

Wifes won't hold a charge so she goes in the Sprint store and they tell her she needs a new phone. No battery available and it can't be changed..

I go online and find lots of batteries as well as the fact it can be changed. Batteries plus has them for $50 installed. there is a process involved to put one in.

This is three strikes for Sprint and I need a change. The only redeeming value with them is the coverage suits us for where we are.

Who else may be in the Tampa. West Central Fla area and has good service and good coverage with your carrier? Who do you have?
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:23 AM
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verizon. end of story.

pay the minimal monthly insurance as well and problems like this are taken care of for you.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:24 AM
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You realize the phone is 5 years old right? Take the $50 and put it towards a new one. My family uses AT&T, no issues. Had excellent service is Tampa and area around
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:25 AM
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All the other majors are the same... they want to sell you phones, not fix the ones you have.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:26 AM
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i have the 4s... its honestly a pos now.. why would you invest more money into that phone.

as has been said, put it towards a new phne
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:41 AM
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You can buy a battery replacement on line for under $10. Watch a YouTube video on how to change it. It's pretty easy.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:07 PM
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I'm just happy that I'm not the only dude still using a 4S. Still works just fine.
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If you're eligible for an upgrade, you can replace the phone for .49 so paying $50 for a battery is ridiculous.

You could also venture into the 21st century by upgrading to a 5 or 6 for a bit more
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Verizon gave me a case, a wireless charger, car charger, wall charger, screen protectors, to trade them my 5 year old HTC Thunderbolt with damaged sd card reader when I bought my Turbo 2 week before last. They also give government and corporate discounts. They were raising the rates for my unlimited plan, so I went for the upgrade finally. Gov discount was 19% off purchase and data and activation. They also have a deal going if you include a small tablet in the package, which I didn't opt for.
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No you're not. I have a 4s and it works great.I don't need something to tell me the sunrise on Saturn.
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4s here. no need to change until there's a need to change.
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Change the battery...

Geez... throw away society...

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Originally Posted by aqua216 View Post
No you're not. I have a 4s and it works great.I don't need something to tell me the sunrise on Saturn.
The built in GPS is nice on the newer phones. So is the large screen...

The $15 navionics app is great, better than the garmin on the boat imho, and works without cell service now.

I went from an Iphoe 1 to a 6s, huge difference
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I like my 4S and will do everything I need to keep it going. I hate those new bigger phones!
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I use the iPhone 6 and like the bigger screen and longer battery life. I think the battery life in itself would be reason enough to upgrade. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
You could also venture into the 21st century by upgrading to a 5 or 6 for a bit more



Honestly, I hardly ever text and only use the phone when I am on the road or traveling. I still have a land line as that is the only way to get a signal into my shop. It's in the bowels of a big metal building.

The wife is fine with hers as well.

Neither of us are gamers or need it for anything other than a phone.

But I do want to drop Sprint. And Verizon is always highly rated...
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Don't be mad at Sprint. Those sales reps at store don't know jack s%%% about phones or repair.

Sprint does sell an insurance plan.

Just pay the 50 bucks if you want to keep it.
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Proud 4s user as well and will not change till it is dead and can't be brought back to life.
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Old 01-22-2016, 04:47 PM
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Add me to the 4S list.
I've had it since it was current, and when it dies I'll upgrade to whatever is current then. No need to replace until then.
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Same as others. Still have my iphone 4s and don't want a new phone. Triumph, I had a similar issue with my battery dying way too fast and it was right after I downloaded the new IOS (or whatever it's called). Turns out the new operating system also comes with a lot of apps - all of which I didn't want or need. These eat the battery if you don't manage your settings properly. I also did a full reset after backing everything up (especially my contact list) and my phone is now working as it once did. There are some apps that can't be deleted but I manage notifications by turning them all off. I got the same line when I spoke to someone at Verizon about this issue and their response was, of course, "You should really upgrade". No thanks. Good luck.
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