Thinkin About Making A Crazy Switch.....Android To IOS?

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millionmiler24's Comment
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I recently obtained the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in Orchid Gray but now I am in a weird way wanting to switch to iPhone. I am now either wanting the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB in Silver or the iPhone X 256GB in Silver. I am still with T-Mobile and my Galaxy is paid off. I have now paid off two phones in full with T-Mobile which has given me trust with them. I love workin at CRST and I make great money because we get great miles and we take yalls advice on how to handle this job and we LOVE EVERY minute of it. Anyway, my only expense OTR other than the normal necessities of clothes and food is my phone. Thats the only bill I have. Anyway should I make the switch or not? Which is better for trucking? Please let me know what yall think here. Thanks.

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G-Town's Comment
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Call me practical and frugal; but my view on mobile phones are no different than my views on the other tools of our trade like boots, gloves, etc. When they wear-out, I replace them. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I doubt that helps, but it was fun writing it...maybe you should just save your money.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Considering that Trucking Truth is a forum to discuss trucking issues, why do you ask whether iOS or Android is better? Unless you just want to list your smart phone resume. Both operating systems work in a truck environment.

A better question would be which phone service will be better for truckers? Since you've been happy with T-Mobile, stick with them. For variety in phones, switch to a Windows powered phone.

Old School's Comment
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I'm gonna disagree with G-Town for my own personal greedy reasons. I'm all for you switching. I'd like to buy your S8 plus at a reasonably discounted price! I'm in the market myself.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I'm gonna disagree with G-Town for my own personal greedy reasons. I'm all for you switching. I'd like to buy your S8 plus at a reasonably discounted price! I'm in the market myself.

Once my S8 has been on the network for 40 days, I can hopefully unlock it and then it should work on any GSM based network. Its been a great phone and I would be honored to sell it to ya when that time comes if you are still in the market for it. I have a Lifeproof FRE case on it also which makes it waterproof. This could also be a great opportunity to finally meet ya in person.

Old School's Comment
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If you decide to go through with it, let me know and we will work out the details.

Chris L.'s Comment
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I have an Android phone and an iPad mini that I have on a mount in the truck. The iPad works great for bird's eye view maps, Trucking apps, and podcasts. I use it constantly and it's connected to my Verizon unlimited account.

I also use it to watch YouTube when I'm waiting at shippers and run the sound through the truck speakers.

It's been an awesome combination for my needs on the road.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I've actually had both Android and iOS for a number of years. They do well at different things.

I like iOS for media - music, video, podcasts, photos, and video. I do a lot through iTunes. I manage my subscriptions to podcasts that way and I buy my music that way. The sound from iPhones is fantastic also. Their cameras are always a step ahead of Android cameras in both hardware and software. They may fall behind for a few months when Samsung releases something new, but the next iteration of iPhone always puts their camera back in the lead. On my main iMac I always use Apple's Logic Pro X for podcast recording and sound editing and I use Final Cut Pro for video editing. I also use Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom for photo editing on the iMac.

I prefer Android for getting work done and communicating, mostly because of Google's services. The Chrome browser knows all of my settings and preferences. I use Gmail for all of my email and Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools and all that for the website. I also like their GPS system on Google Maps because it does a good job of routing, is flexible, and it's very easy to save offline maps if you're going out of cell phone range.

If you're into media, iOS is better. If you're into work productivity, Android is better.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I've actually had both Android and iOS for a number of years. They do well at different things.

I like iOS for media - music, video, podcasts, photos, and video. I do a lot through iTunes. I manage my subscriptions to podcasts that way and I buy my music that way. The sound from iPhones is fantastic also. Their cameras are always a step ahead of Android cameras in both hardware and software. They may fall behind for a few months when Samsung releases something new, but the next iteration of iPhone always puts their camera back in the lead. On my main iMac I always use Apple's Logic Pro X for podcast recording and sound editing and I use Final Cut Pro for video editing. I also use Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom for photo editing on the iMac.

I prefer Android for getting work done and communicating, mostly because of Google's services. The Chrome browser knows all of my settings and preferences. I use Gmail for all of my email and Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools and all that for the website. I also like their GPS system on Google Maps because it does a good job of routing, is flexible, and it's very easy to save offline maps if you're going out of cell phone range.

If you're into media, iOS is better. If you're into work productivity, Android is better.

Ok. I know what I need to do then Thanks everyone for the advice. OS, when I get the cash to do this and can get my S8+ unlocked I will let ya know. If you want to PM me we can talk about it.

Old School's Comment
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I'm going to be home for the rest of this week. When I get back on the road I'll provide you a way to get in touch with me.

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