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Post by Mark Jones on March 17th 2014, 9:57 am

Well as of Sunday afternoon I took the smart phone plunge.

Samsung Galaxy 4s.

Anyone have one of these?

I am trying to unlock the phone so I can update my contacts with my data file...it says the unlock is on the device...GRIN!

Installed viewranger on it..(topo map program)

Just did a few texts with it. A little learning to do yet.

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Post by Phillip Gross on March 17th 2014, 10:51 am

I don't have it, but I know a lot of people like it and it's supposed to be a pretty good phone. Best of all it's not an iJunk... I mean iPhone. Wink

I should've gone with the Galaxy, but I went with Motorola HDmaxx because historically I liked Motorola products, but it's a piece... Apparently Motorola has changed hands a couple times lately and is going down hill fast. Won't get another when my upgrade is due.

I might be interested in the Windows phone in another year or two as they continue to develop it and create more apps for that OS.
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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by RRCmdrBennett on March 17th 2014, 12:04 pm

I get all the benefits of a smartphone with an ipod touch that does all what a iphone does without the phone. I use wifi only and don't pay the data plan. With Magicjack app it becomes a wifi phone. There are texting apps as well. 

My brother inlaw is a huge Galaxy fan. They look pretty big but Android has fewer apps than ios from apple. 

Wth Windows you get interconnectivity with Windows 8, tablet, and phone. Btw my ccw instructor that is in his 70s loves Windows 8 and how it integrates with the phone. Surprised since most older gens tend to hate it.

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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by joecool on March 17th 2014, 5:40 pm

Wonder if Doug is going to update his motto...Reaching the Smart Phone Generation.


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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by RRCmdrBennett on March 17th 2014, 5:44 pm

I think he's settled on an OS version # scheme.

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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by Mark Jones on March 18th 2014, 6:50 am

I was trying to get my contacts in and when I linked to Facebook it started updating my 600 contacts.. oh my... When they update their status on facebook personal info it updates in my contacts. That's cool.

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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by strods on March 18th 2014, 12:26 pm

get trail ranger... keep track of everyone!

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Post by joecool on March 18th 2014, 3:12 pm

strods wrote:get trail ranger... keep track of everyone!

Why reinvent the wheel? The NSA is already doing that. To raise more money, I hear they're going to develop and sell an app.

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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by ccm2361 on March 18th 2014, 10:01 pm

My new employer just issued me a smart phone (my first)
too complicated for me Laughing 

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on March 18th 2014, 10:25 pm

You'll figure it out. 

Do you know if its iPhone or an Android device?

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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by Mark Jones on March 20th 2014, 5:14 pm

Android. Samsung Galaxy 4S. I like it. It makes sense.

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RRCmdrBennett wrote:You'll figure it out. 

Do you know if its iPhone or an Android device?
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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by Mark Jones on March 20th 2014, 5:16 pm

I like Viewranger. It has a the buddy beacon as well and allows uploads and down loads of tracks through their website. Maps are cheap enough only at 20.00 for USA.

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Post by ccm2361 on March 20th 2014, 6:35 pm

RRCmdrBennett wrote:

Do you know if its iPhone or an Android device?

Android Casio Gz One Commando 4G

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Re: The smart phone plunge!

Post by Mark Jones on March 24th 2014, 3:54 pm

Well I got to use the View Ranger app this weekend as well as my son used it to navigate us to the trail head and then on down the trail. I took 80 pictures this past weekend with the smart phone.

My rechargeable 870 lumes flash light and my smart phone will both charge off of the same cable.

Getting to know my phone better. I haven't tried many new apps yet. Still a winders guy.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on March 24th 2014, 10:51 pm

There are some german/uk english Royal Rangers apps.

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