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Age 18 and Under 7 2.12%
Age 19 to 25 30 9.09%
Age 26 to 35 92 27.88%
Age 36 to 45 87 26.36%
Age 46 to 55 61 18.48%
Age 56 and Over 53 16.06%
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Old October 14th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I haven't used one on my Note (1) and that has ended up in a little scratch in the middle of the screen. Not something you can see when using the phone normally and you can only feel it if you are scratching the screen with your nails.
But if it's sunny you sometimes see how the light shines different on that spot and just knowing it is there annoys me.
I think it came from a time at work where I had the phone facing the screen down on a shelf with some tiny wood splinters. And if that's the case maybe it was just pure bad luck...

My hope is I don't need to wrap anything around that beautiful beast of a Note 2 (when I finally get it) but just can let it shine in all its glory:-)
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Don't have it yet either but waiting for AT&T to stock it. The wait is KILLING me! Soon to be ex iPhone 4 user here. I wanted something better and figured I'd give the Note 2 a shot. From the reviews, looks like I'm making a good choice
In the same boat - iPhone 4 user and can't wait to ditch it!
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just came from my carrier's event promoting the Note 2. Sadly, they say they will only be providing the 16gb model. Got annoyed at the guy for saying that apps don't really take up that much space :|
Sure it's enough...right. Guess he hasn't been to the Gameloft website for those 500-1gb games, throw in 4-6 gb music, load 5 movies at 1-4gb each, etc. Ops, that is more than 16gb.
At least the Note will take a 64gb memory card!!! That is why a phone without SD support is "almost" dead on arrival for me. I might consider a non-sd phone IF it had 64gb internal. I'd like more than what I currently have, about 40gb total, so 64 would probably work.
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Yeah,I didn't try and argue with him anymore. Not worth it lol. Anyway I figured I would just have to organize things better
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Yeah,I didn't try and argue with him anymore. Not worth it lol. Anyway I figured I would just have to organize things better
Why do others, vendors, try to tell you what you need?
I was at the State Fair yesterday and wandered by the Verizon booth. "ready for an update?" Sure, but I'm waiting on the Note 2. What do you need with a phone that big? What a waste. It won't fit in your pocket.
Who the F is he to tell me what I want? Steve Jobs?
For some reason, it really irked me. I, like a lot of others, do some research before making decisions. Ramble ramble ramble. irked!
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Why do others, vendors, try to tell you what you need?
I was at the State Fair yesterday and wandered by the Verizon booth. "ready for an update?" Sure, but I'm waiting on the Note 2. What do you need with a phone that big? What a waste. It won't fit in your pocket.
Who the F is he to tell me what I want? Steve Jobs?
For some reason, it really irked me. I, like a lot of others, do some research before making decisions. Ramble ramble ramble. irked!
That's very annoying indeed, ugh. How rude. You should change carriers lol
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Why do others, vendors, try to tell you what you need?
I was at the State Fair yesterday and wandered by the Verizon booth. "ready for an update?" Sure, but I'm waiting on the Note 2. What do you need with a phone that big? What a waste. It won't fit in your pocket.
Who the F is he to tell me what I want? Steve Jobs?
For some reason, it really irked me. I, like a lot of others, do some research before making decisions. Ramble ramble ramble. irked!
Steve Jobs!

They do it for an immediate sale!

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Not alot of 18 and under cause they are broke.
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Not alot of 18 and under cause they are broke.
Another factor on that age group.. most are too busy doing kid things, social networks, sexting, etc., so we wont see many on the forums. I realize there are exceptions, but not many of the kids I knew from my 4 boys would go to a 'tech' site until and/or if they needed help.

And.... as a mom, I would push for this phone with mine if they were still in high school, cuz they couldn't get away with using it in class is much.

I bet there will be more in that age group that get the phone than people think.
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Why do others, vendors, try to tell you what you need?
I was at the State Fair yesterday and wandered by the Verizon booth. "ready for an update?" Sure, but I'm waiting on the Note 2. What do you need with a phone that big? What a waste. It won't fit in your pocket.
Who the F is he to tell me what I want? Steve Jobs?
For some reason, it really irked me. I, like a lot of others, do some research before making decisions. Ramble ramble ramble. irked!
Same happened to me just before the Note 2 hit the stores, went into Carphone warehouse to see if it was in, the guy said, why would you want one of them when the iphone 5 is out, its a much better phone, then went through all the features of the iphone and when he finally finished, I said, so you don't have the Note 2 in then, bye
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i hope you made him do this full sales pitch ... and a 10 min demo...
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Faaaack.

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/10/15/samsung-galaxy-note-2-u-s-release-date-another-clue-emerges/
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I'm bumping this thread now that the Note 2 has been released/ pre-released in all carriers in the U.S. today. Maybe we will get some additional "pollers".
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60 here and about to break my VZW contract with the iPhone 4s to get the note 2.
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Makes sense the 29-35 we've all got disposable income and likely not kids yet ;P
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Makes sense the 29-35 we've all got disposable income and likely not kids yet ;P
Well, I'm 29, a student and got a kid
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I'm wondering if your current profession plays a part in this. Demographics are always interesting.
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Smart. Very smart.
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Makes sense the 29-35 we've all got disposable income and likely not kids yet ;P
And even if we don't have the money now, we've been around long enough to figure out how to make it happen. I like to think of it as "creative financing". Not for amateurs - or kids.
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I'm wondering if your current profession plays a part in this. Demographics are always interesting.
Would current profession be a factor for iPhone users?
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Profession, no. Stance, yes.
95% have a stick up........

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Best save that money, Christmas is coming up ;lP
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For me age and profession have a lot to do with it at least. I'm 30, no kids, just a gf and no engagement in the short term, (we're only together 6ish months), and I got a new awesome paying job.

It's a big step up for me into upper management so I need a device that lets me do more on the go
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Would current profession be a factor for iPhone users?

i would not think so..
sitting at a bar or at the mall or any place and observing people that pass by...

all ages .. and income levels...
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Im afraid I may have skewed the results of this. As I am not a note II owner yet, because I am an AT&T customer, and my upgrade is the 10th.

Edit: Also Im 27
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Best save that money, Christmas is coming up ;lP
He he well, I'm the only tech-geek in my family so wouldn't count on the others to buy the right phone:-P
Other than that I've already made room for the Samsung Series 7 Chronos notebook on my list :-D
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Not alot of 18 and under cause they are broke.
Guess i'm here to prove your wrong.

There should be a voting system for people with iphones. 90% would be under 18's. Literally everywhere I look there's people with iphone's (i guess because there simple) I have only seen 1 person with a samsung and it was an S3.
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Guess i'm here to prove your wrong.

There should be a voting system for people with iphones. 90% would be under 18's. Literally everywhere I look there's people with iphone's (i guess because there simple) I have only seen 1 person with a samsung and it was an S3.
I think that also depends on demographic region. In a big city like LA, where there are apple stores all over the place, the iPhone pretty much dominates...but, I do see more and more Android phones as the past couple years have gone by.
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I think that also depends on demographic region. In a big city like LA, where there are apple stores all over the place, the iPhone pretty much dominates...but, I do see more and more Android phones as the past couple years have gone by.
My point of view isn't demographically related but carrier related. Back in '07 when only AT&T carried the iPhone, it left the door open for it to become the it phone. Anybody whose anybody had to have one.....#1 it was the 1st Apple phone. #2 only one carrier had it. Those 2 factors alone, IMO raised the smugness bar to a new level.

I think this is what turned more and more people to android; they wanted a phone they thought was equally as cool as the iPhone. There were plenty of people who ditched their carrier to get the iPhone yet at the same time there were plenty who didn't.

Just in my family, the 18-30 age bracket, is 5 people totaling 6 iPhones. 30+ age bracket is all android; using Nexus or S2.
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My point of view isn't demographically related but carrier related. Back in '07 when only AT&T carried the iPhone, it left the door open for it to become the it phone. Anybody whose anybody had to have one.....#1 it was the 1st Apple phone. #2 only one carrier had it. Those 2 factors alone, IMO raised the smugness bar to a new level.

I think this is what turned more and more people to android; they wanted a phone they thought was equally as cool as the iPhone. There were plenty of people who ditched their carrier to get the iPhone yet at the same time there were plenty who didn't.

Just in my family, the 18-30 age bracket, is 5 people totaling 6 iPhones. 30+ age bracket is all android; using Nexus or S2.
I was tempted to get an iPhone before, because everyone in my family had it and I never researched alternatives. But when Apple started price fixing ebooks and suing everyone and their dog, the appeal for me disappeared.
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I was tempted to get an iPhone before, because everyone in my family had it and I never researched alternatives. But when Apple started price fixing ebooks and suing everyone and their dog, the appeal for me disappeared.
The appeal for me disappeared but not because Apple was suing. I follow tech like a dog after a bone and it began to bother me terribly the amount of apps or technology apple would "acquire" from others then act like they invented it themselves. It began with the notification bar and made me just look at them a bit differently.

Also, the allure of jailbraking became boring. Here it is I'm jailbraking to do what android does natively yet apple would rather I believe they're providing for me what's best for me. No thanks!
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My point of view isn't demographically related but carrier related. Back in '07 when only AT&T carried the iPhone, it left the door open for it to become the it phone. Anybody whose anybody had to have one.....#1 it was the 1st Apple phone. #2 only one carrier had it. Those 2 factors alone, IMO raised the smugness bar to a new level.

I think this is what turned more and more people to android; they wanted a phone they thought was equally as cool as the iPhone. There were plenty of people who ditched their carrier to get the iPhone yet at the same time there were plenty who didn't.

Just in my family, the 18-30 age bracket, is 5 people totaling 6 iPhones. 30+ age bracket is all android; using Nexus or S2.
I disagree slightly, regarding the reasons behind the iPhone becoming the "it" phone. The popularity of the iPod is what spearheaded the eventual popularity of the iPhone. Before iTunes and the popularity of the iPod, Apple wasn't anywhere near in site when it came to tech. What made it so "popular" is that people described the products as "easy to use," while also marketing it as a phone that could do more than any other smartphone (which was a marketing gimic part of it, since Windows Mobile actually had more functionality than the iPhone).

What turned more and more people to Android? This is where I do agree, to an extent, that it was due to carrier availability. Before Verizon, followed by Sprint, closed a deal with Apple, people definitely wanted something like the iPhone, but "easy to use." I think majority of general consumers don't want to hassle with customizations (which is why Windows Mobile failed...and really was losing me as a supporter). Take myself, I enjoy customizations, but my biggest complaint on Windows Mobile is having to take hours just to customize the look/feel of my phone. I accomplish just as much in 1/2 the time w/ Android. Apple, while somewhat customizable, cannot acheive the same as Android without jailbreaking the phone.

I think the iPhone vs. Android debate now comes down to which device suits your needs better in how you think and interact with your device. Best thing Apple did was start to sell the iPhones on subsidized pricing. Otherwise, parents would be more inclined to pay less money upfront with subsidized Android phones, rather than the bigger amount upfront for the iPhone.

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I was tempted when I was considering leaving Sprint, but knew about Android and was just waiting for the right Android device, prior to jumping on the bandwagon. I'm very glad that Sprint didn't offer the iPhone until after I was on the Android train. Otherwise, I might not have been willing to give it a shot.

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The appeal for me disappeared but not because Apple was suing. I follow tech like a dog after a bone and it began to bother me terribly the amount of apps or technology apple would "acquire" from others then act like they invented it themselves. It began with the notification bar and made me just look at them a bit differently.

Also, the allure of jailbraking became boring. Here it is I'm jailbraking to do what android does natively yet apple would rather I believe they're providing for me what's best for me. No thanks!
Appeal died for me when I knew that the iPhone was still very limited in customizations compared to what I could do with Windows Mobile (which was really much worse overall than the iPhone). Couple that with the marketing genius of Steve Jobs by purchasing existing technologies and calling them their own...yeah, I guess it's safe to say that I'm not a conformist when it comes to tech. That's what I found great about Android. If you look at anybody's phone, almost every single one is set up differently, looks visually different. The physical attributes make look the same, but the customizability on Android allows people more individuality than Apple. That's something I love!
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TS said that he used NOVA his entire time with his Note 1 and it didn't take away any of the capabilities. Not sure 'bout others, but we've got a thread going on about that:
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56 here, loved the smartphones and concept since they hit market. don, t ever see me going back, only forward, nothing smaller than this again. went with the note for the processors and capabilities. now will find out this week on phone signal strength and capabilities.so far this thing is the greatest.
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I am 80 and i love my note 2
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which part do you not believe?

80 yrs old
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hhhhmmm????
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I'm 28 and I knew before I even voted it would be the most popular age group.
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30 here.
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LOL!!!! Calling BS on 80.
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Rule of 3, in reverse?
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62 - and great even for these older hands. It is so powerful and so impressive. Now, to get all of the accessories to make it fully useful! Thanks for doing this poll!
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I'm 69 years young. First smartphone in 2005, a Treo 600. Current phone Droid 4 on Verizon. Next phone, Note 2 from Verizon.
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Average age, you asked? ... I'm 62... Just got my GN2 20Dec12... Came from the HTC HD2, which after 2 years started messing up!! I like the GN2 big screen, as I did the HD2 when it came out. I hope that somehow I can keep this one going for the next 10 years. I don't need to pay 700USD for a phone every two years!!! My provider is T-Mobile CZ. I buy credit, it lasts me a minimum of four weeks, sometimes six. (I don't call much, but do a LOT of data downloading (news feeds mostly).
Already noticed that I cannot connect my GN2 to my laptop... well, the laptop can read the files that are on the GN2, but I cannot add / manipulate files that are already there... back to the online manual.
PLUS, this cable for recharging this phone does not fit properly into the phone-slot. Funny, the same cable from my old HD2 fits just right!!! growl, grumble!!!
I know that this will be a learning process...
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Looks like a normal curve, with the average about 30. I raise the average substantially. In fact, I would have removed myself from the sample as being an outlier! :-)
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