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01-02-2012 01:59 PM
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  1. propeller10's Avatar
    My sister is looking to get a phone soon. But her idiotic friends have convinced her that iphone is better and anything with windows is trash.

    I need your help and expertise here. I am going to ask her to read this thread when I get some good responses.
    So again, help me convince her to get a windows phone. :D

    Be sure to mention why windows phone is better.
    She already tried the HTC Titan and the iphone. They both work for her.

    EDIT : OH WELL, I was hoping for a list of advantages of choosing WP over the iphone. But of course that didn't happen. She read this thread and decided to go with the iphone. It is a great phone as well.

    EDIT: ALSO you people are blaming peer pressure. You do know about Microsoft's reputation right? Anyways most people don't even know about WP7 much. All they know are iphones and androids. That's why I asked you all for help. So don't blame her for listening to her friends. Blame yourselves for lack of enthusiasm that iPhone and Android users seem to have.

    Thanks for all of your enthusiastic posts.
    /s
    hahahaha :D
    Last edited by propeller10; 01-02-2012 at 11:44 AM.
    12-30-2011 08:00 PM
  2. Winterfang's Avatar
    The iphone is a fantastic phone, unless you can get her a Magenta Lumia 800. Don't bother lol.
    12-30-2011 08:16 PM
  3. jleebiker's Avatar
    Find out what is important to her first. Don't try and "sell" her on anything unless you know what is important to her. Don't have her read these threads. Have her go to a store and actually try them out. Just like a bakery, smelling is free. They don't charge you to go to the store and try them out. Have her play with one and actually have her go through what is important to her. Once shes the simplicity and ease of use, she's gonna like it.
    12-30-2011 08:17 PM
  4. propeller10's Avatar
    She already tried the HTC Titan and the iphone. They both work for her. But she is willing to choose the iphone ONLY because her friends tell her it is trash.
    12-30-2011 08:20 PM
  5. mkr10001's Avatar
    She already tried the HTC Titan and the iphone. They both work for her. But she is willing to choose the iphone ONLY because her friends tell her it is trash.
    Ask her why her friends care what phone she has? If they want to be like everyone else with overpriced iPhones fine, but make sure she doesn't get an iPhone because her friends tell her to
    12-30-2011 08:22 PM
  6. tmotytn's Avatar
    Bigger screen, better camera, yada, yada...

    It isnt about it being better, its about it being different. One isnt better than the other, unless it works better for the one person it matters to: the user. In my circle of influence, everyone has an iPhone, except me, yet I am the one person that they all call to ask how do you do (fill in blank) on my phone. For them, I wouldnt suggest an Android or WP device, because they wouldnt be happy.

    I like to tinker and tweak, so for me, something to mess with makes me happy. I will say that using WP allows me to just enjoy my device more, because some things either are already there, or arent possible yet, and I am more okay with my phone "as is" than I was with iOS or Android...

    Give your WP to your sister for a few minutes, and let her see the difference between it and the iPhone. Some of my folks have made the comment that they wished their phone did what mine does, but some of the other ones couldnt care less...and thats cool, too.

    We call ones like that sheeple... ;)
    12-30-2011 08:25 PM
  7. Winterfang's Avatar
    The iphone also has better messaging apps and games and lady apps.
    12-30-2011 08:41 PM
  8. tmotytn's Avatar
    The iphone also has better messaging apps and games and lady apps.
    And waaayyy more fart apps...wow, the Iphone must be better after all...
    12-30-2011 08:45 PM
  9. Winterfang's Avatar
    And waaayyy more fart apps...wow, the Iphone must be better after all...
    Only the iphone offers studio quality fart apps.
    Duvi likes this.
    12-30-2011 08:47 PM
  10. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Well, if she is a big Facebook user, you can let her know about the People hub and the great Facebook integration with WP. It's one of the things that I never thought I'd enjoy so much! Between the contacts I have saved in GMail and the contacts I have in Facebook, I have everyone that I would like in my contacts list (and plenty, plenty more) without actually creating a contact. Having email, phone, facebook, twitter, birthday, etc... all in one contact area is pretty sweet.

    With that said, there are some people who just cannot be won over, at least for the time being. My brother scoffed at the number of apps, and only considered Apple and Android (and that's IF he could get the SGSII Skyrocket, commenting that he would absolutely refuse the original since "it's old, and would be obsolete in a few months"... nevermind about the iPhone 4 that he has now xP)
    12-30-2011 08:48 PM
  11. jd914's Avatar
    she needs to choose what's best for her. Only she can make up her mind to what suits get needs. Selling her on a platform that that you deem to be better is a big mistake. iOS is a great platform and like all platforms it has its pros and cons. Let her choose.
    12-30-2011 08:54 PM
  12. Blacklac's Avatar
    So what was her opinion of the Titan if she used it? She has to have her own opinion about both if she used them. I can't understand why someone would lock themselves into a contract because their friends prefer one over the other.
    12-30-2011 08:57 PM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    Different strokes for different folks. Some people like to follow the crowd. If she gets a WP, and her crowd all has iPhones, she might be the type to feel excluded.

    Some people like walking their own path. And what their friends do won't influence them.

    If she's type #1, then she really is better off getting what her friends get. She'll be happier.

    Heck, that whole crowd might end up moving to WP8 or WP9 some day.
    12-30-2011 10:17 PM
  14. kg4icg's Avatar
    How clumsy or forgetful is your sister? Dropping iPhone from waist high or sitting on it will guarantee a broken phone.
    12-30-2011 11:12 PM
  15. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I was hoping for a list of advantages of choosing WP over the iphone. But of course that didn't happen. She read this thread and decided to go with the iphone. It is a great phone as well.

    Ah, the power of peer pressure. Can't win em all.. It's true though: WP fart apps suck compared to the ios ones. Maybe someday... *sigh*
    12-31-2011 01:01 AM
  16. N8ter's Avatar
    If all her friends have iPhones she might get an iPhone just for the imessage convenience. That becomes a tough sale for WP7, tbh.

    Sent from my HD7 using Board Express
    12-31-2011 01:33 AM
  17. Reflexx's Avatar
    Don't worry freeestaterocker. It's better this way.

    If she has already tried it and liked it, but just chose something else, then maybe she'll see it as an option later. WP is only going to grow. And I have no doubt that within a year or two, it will be one of those "cool" phones to own. Especially when we have all the goodies that WP8 that will surely include. And when one of her crowd moves over, they'll all move over.
    12-31-2011 03:06 AM
  18. cedarlog's Avatar
    The iphone also has better messaging apps and games and lady apps.
    we need less people like you and a lot of people like the original poster
    12-31-2011 02:38 PM
  19. Duvi's Avatar
    My only response to her would have been ... "if you're trying to be exactly like your friends, head on over and get the iPhone"
    12-31-2011 03:13 PM
  20. Duvi's Avatar
    Only the iphone offers studio quality fart apps.
    Lmao!
    12-31-2011 03:15 PM
  21. jfa1's Avatar
    Only the iphone offers studio quality fart apps.
    Like that's supposed to make a difference. Yeah I want a high quality HD sound of a fart!!!
    12-31-2011 05:37 PM
  22. KingCrimson's Avatar
    You have to hand it to Steve Jobs. He convinced an entire generation of Americans that peer pressure was ok when it came to choosing a smartphone.
    12-31-2011 10:34 PM
  23. Winterfang's Avatar
    Like that's supposed to make a difference. Yeah I want a high quality HD sound of a fart!!!
    Sure you can say that now, because you are used to low quality midi farts. But with the iphone the farts sound so clear, so crisp. It's like having Dr Dre farting right in your face.
    12-31-2011 11:04 PM
  24. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Can we stop it with the iFart canard? Apple has done a pretty good job in the last 18 months of purging the app store of fart apps. Maybe that was a valid complaint in the first year of the app store(2008-2009), but it's silly now. When you've got games like "Infinity Blade II" on the iPhone and not on Windows Phone that's where Ballmer has to be chewing out the Nokia engineers for not getting the new GPU done faster. You can't do high end mobile gaming on the current WP7.5 hardware. Essentially at this point WP7.5 is great for social networking and not much else.
    12-31-2011 11:09 PM
  25. Winterfang's Avatar
    Windows Phone has a lot of potential but the iphone is the industry leader for a reason. The games are just on another level, the number, quality and price just destroy our terrible offerings and poorly done ports. The Cheer quantity of applications are a forced to be reckoned and on the apps that we share, the iphone counterpart is always superior feature wise.

    Top that with beautiful hardware ( that you can get lots of accessories, I don't think you can get that much cute covers for the Titan ), award winning camera, good battery life and great display and the competition won't stand a chance.

    Lets hope MS catch up.
    12-31-2011 11:25 PM
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