Is the iPhone 5 worth upgrading from the 4s?

Jaz0305

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We went to Verizon, extremely happy for $25 more a month we get awesome LTE,call quality & superior customer service. Zero regrets here
 

chris

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I think it's a pretty solid upgrade. If you are upgrading for an iPhone 4S, you can get some great resale value on that iPhone. I sold my 64GB iPhone 4S for $500 on eBay and that was weeks after the iPhone 5 was released.
 

rambo47

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I'd have bitten the bullet and paid more for service with another carrier long ago if Sprint didn't keep dangling carrots and giving me hope. First it was the Network Vision upgrade program for both calls and data speed. I've seen my data speeds DOUBLE in recent months. I'm now getting data speeds that are flirting with "barely acceptable". For Sprint that's real progress! Now the SoftBank buyout might mean an improved overall network. Between my insanely optimistic attitude and the low prices, I keep hanging around.
 

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I'd have bitten the bullet and paid more for service with another carrier long ago if Sprint didn't keep dangling carrots and giving me hope. First it was the Network Vision upgrade program for both calls and data speed. I've seen my data speeds DOUBLE in recent months. I'm now getting data speeds that are flirting with "barely acceptable". For Sprint that's real progress! Now the SoftBank buyout might mean an improved overall network. Between my insanely optimistic attitude and the low prices, I keep hanging around.
Been with AT&T (Cingular) 10+ years. I have a family plan with 3 iPhones & a non smartphone & pay less than $200 per month.
 
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Kiidcurly

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I have a iPhone4 and the service for sprint sucks here in LA. what's my best bet on the iPhone 5 or the galaxy s3
 

Kiidcurly

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Sprint will be equally bad on both. Why not switch carriers?
The reason is... I have a two year contract. on October of this year I've had it for a year. Service charge to disconnect is outrages on my 3 iPhones!
 

billnye97

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Sprint will be equally bad on both. Why not switch carriers?
Totally agree. I know that you are only in the first year of your contract but either phone is going to be miserable. Switching carriers will bring the most bang for your buck. I originally had AT&T when the iPhone first came out and then I switched to Sprint for one year and it was awful. I switched to Verizon with the 4S and the speed was lacking from when I had AT&T but since I got the iPhone 5 with LTE it has been pretty amazing. I really couldn't be happier.
 

Kiidcurly

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Totally agree. I know that you are only in the first year of your contract but either phone is going to be miserable. Switching carriers will bring the most bang for your buck. I originally had AT&T when the iPhone first came out and then I switched to Sprint for one year and it was awful. I switched to Verizon with the 4S and the speed was lacking from when I had AT&T but since I got the iPhone 5 with LTE it has been pretty amazing. I really couldn't be happier.
The reason why AT&T isn't the picture is because they wanted a 500 deposit for each line which is absurd. And when I ended AT&T I ended in good terms do didn't so really don't understand there issues.
 

Kgd0630

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I upgraded from 4S to 5 on AT&T and feel it was a waste of $$. There just isn't enough WOW to me. Now, from a 4 to 5, then yes!