4 and 4S SIM the same?

Discussion in 'iPhone 4S' started by Jeep, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jeep

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    Wondering if I can swap my 4S sim into my wife's 4. And still be able to use my unlimited data plan. Just need to do it once in a while. There are a few things the 4 does better than the 4S for me.
     
  2. Iloveiphones

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    Yes, both use microsim.
     
  3. Europa

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    Yes, that's fine. In your experience, what does the 4 do better than the 4S?
     
  4. Jeep

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    Currently there are a few apps that I need when traveling that are only available via jailbreak, including one a friend and I made just for me to access data on my work network and access a software package on the same network. Also the superior battery life and the stronger wi-fi signal of the 4 is important for me on the road.
     
  5. Europa

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    Yeah, jailbreaking it adds a lot of functionality. The battery life on the 4 is slightly better, but that's because it's running a slower processor and isn't quite as fast. I haven't had any problems with my WiFi signal strength on the 4S.
     
  6. Jeep

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    I know everyone has their own use and opinions so I am not really looking to debate which one has a better battery or why. There are plenty of those posts on here already. In my use, the 4 is not slightly better, it is vastly better. Again, my use. Don't get me wrong, I like my 4S for most things, but I really need that jailbreak.
     
  7. Europa

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    No problem, I was just curious. It was well worth the upgrade to me, but I realize that isn't the case for everyone. I don't even notice a difference in the battery life between my 4 and 4S, but I know it's there since Apple acknowledges it. I had rapid battery drain on 5.0, but 5.0.1 fixed that for me. Needing the jailbreak apps is completely understandable. I've been jailbreaking for a few years now and find several of the apps and tweaks very useful.
     
  8. Jeep

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    It's worth the upgrade for me also for the most part. I get a new iPhone every year....except when I had my 4....man that took too long to get to the 4S.
     
  9. iphonewarrior

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    I'm still on the 4. I'd have a 4S for free but I'm not burning an upgrade when there is a high possibility (It's probably 100% true) of a new iPhone this year. I may even jump to another phone for a while, just to get a feel of a different OS.

    A few of my friends complain to me about the iPhone 4S's battery, is it really that bad? I feel lucky to be on the 4 as my battery life is great.
     
  10. Europa

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    We can upgrade in the US for free so I don't consider it burning an upgrade. The old one sells for $300+ on Craigslist and then you can buy the new one with that money and make a little profit. Then you're set for the next year as well since the 4S will be worth more than the 4 next October. I can't stick with old technology when I can use the new stuff for free (as long as I'm willing to do a Craigslist sale). And let me tell you, that sale was a piece of cake. Five minutes to post the ad and my phone sold two hours later.

    No, the 4S battery is great, IME.
     
  11. Watcher

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    I was going to reply to this thread but it seems you've summed up my response rather succinctly. :)
     

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