iPhone – Should I?


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I am seriously considering ditching my nearly two-year old Blackberry

BlackBerry Phone

…for an iPhone

iPhone I have Verizon and was not going to switch to AT & T just so I could get the iPhone because in San Diego, I’ve had much better service for the past 7 years with Verizon than I did with AT & T years ago when I used have them.

But now that Verizon has the iPhone, I am thinking a switch may be in my near future.

I already am a Mac fan:

iMac desktop for the past 3 years


iPod (recent playlist here)



I scored a deal on my Macbook, usedGently used for 3 months. Their loss, my gain. Plus,  now I can blog from the hair salon with foils in my hair since I have a notebook.  Priorities, people.

And now I am thinking it’s time for an iPhone.  My New Every Two Years feature with Verizon happens to be coming up on April 5.  I am currently eligible for an upgrade and could get the iPhone now for either $199 or $299 depending on which one I get (16 vs. 32 MB size)  but if I wait until April 5, I will save $50 dollars off those prices.  I guess I’ve waited this long, another month probably won’t kill me in order to save 50 bucks.

From my last post with the No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites, I am glad you liked the looks of those!

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake BitesThanks for telling me if you like oatmeal raisin cookies, carrot cake, and what your perfect dessert bite or ball would have in it.  It gave me a few jumping off places for recipes I could create that you all may like.  I aim to please.

Dessert: If the No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites aren’t tempting you, maybe Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls will.

Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls
Close up of Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls


1. Do you have an iPhone?  If yes, give me the things you love about it/pros, and any cons.

The reasons I want one are:

Better web surfing (night and day over Blackberry)

All the cool apps

iTunes and my music always with me

Video chatting

Picture storage and built in camera that’s light years ahead of Blackberry

Touchscreen smartphones seem like the wave of the future.  I feel like it’s time to jump on.

2. Touchscreen.  Do you like it and what was the learning curve?

I fear getting used to the touch screen.  I am lighting fast with my actual Blackberry keys.

BlackBerry Phone keypad

Whenever I try touchscreen, I find myself hitting extra keys or touching the wrong key and backspacing like crazy.  I keep my nails fairly short and I still feel like the pad of my fingertip hits the wrong key but I would hope I would get faster and more accurate with typing.  Plus, if you turn the iPhone sideways, the on-screen keyboard does seem fairly large.

Ironically, Scott is the king of new phones.  He had the Verizon Droid phones (not happy, kept breaking or glitching up on him every couple months or so) and he recently got the iPhone.  He likes it but he’s not one to ask.  He likes any new toy.

This is his review and advice:  “Babe, just get it.  I think you’ll like it.”  Ok, that clears it right up for me.

3. Does anyone have an iPhone and not like it.  Or not have one and has no desire to get one, whatsoever i.e. if it was free you’d pass it up type thing.

I have heard of a few people who actually turned their iPhones back in and went back to Blackberry or other Smartphones.   But this doesn’t seem common, at all. Everyone seems to “love” their iPhones.

P.S. If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are mine since Friday:

Have a great week, everyone!

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  1. I was always using Verizon as a phone service so I couldn’t have gotten the iPhone, unless i switched over which I didn’t really want to do, but now that the iPhone is in Verizon now as well, I am really excited. I have got a new phone recently so I don’t have an upgrade available unfortunately, but as soon as I do, I am jumping on the iPhone.

  2. We actually just switched to At&T because my boyfriend wanted the new Iphone. I had a blackberry curve as well and was very reluctant to trade it in! So I ended up getting the new Blackberry tough phone that also has a full keyboard that slides out and ended up trading it in for the Iphone 4 after a week. I lloved loved my Blackberry, and the keyboard for texting was phenomenal but the appeal of having everything I own work together, i.e. mac and also all the applications made me switch. I was worried about the touch screen as well but the ease is actually really surprising. You should check one out at the store! Good luck

  3. I have an HTC Hero which I really like! But if I had to choose between the blackberry or iphone, I’d go iphone ALL the way!! My brother and sister have had nothing but trouble with their crackberries….

  4. I am a dinosaur with a pre-paid, 25 cents a minute, flip open cell phone that costs about $100 a year to operate, and even then, most of my minutes expire. I can’t even text because there’s no way to correct error. My spouse and my boss REALLY want me to get a smart phone – spouse because he wants one too, boss so that he can shorten that leash.


  6. We had an iPhone and barely used it because we don’t use cell phones much in general. I liked it, though. We share an Android HTC now, it’s ok. iPhones are better, IMO. I LOOOOOVE my iPad, which is like a giant iPhone, so basically if I used a cell phone more, I’d probably love the iPhone just as much. :)

  7. Great post and great pictures. I need to take a day off and do some baking. Thanks for good advice about money. I never worry about money even if I think maybe I should do that now, you see I have just read “The Attractor Factor” by Joe Vitale. The Law of Attraction is a great law and so far it has worked for me.
    My motto is “be yourself and be happy, never stop dreaming!”

  8. Interesting your next post was about saving money. I think one of the major ways people waste money is on technology they could live without: new phones, multiple TVs, gadgets galore.

    I am eligible for an upgrade in a few months too. I always wait until I am eligible because it takes me forever to learn a new phone. And to save $.