Need help convincing parents to get me an N1


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  1. Winters37

    Winters37 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok. So, my birthday is in less than 2 weeks and I was wanting a Nexus One. I'll be 16 and have had a phone since I was around 13. My mom is a huge Apple fanatic and she insists that I get an iPhone 3Gs. I don't want one so I'm trying to convince her to get me an N1. So far, it hasn't worked.

    She wants me to give her good, concrete reasons as to why I should get this. I've told her that the N1 is better in specs and I've even showed her some reviews. I think her mind is starting to change so I'm asking you guys to help me out here.

    Can y'all just write down the things that you like the most about the phone and, if you came from an iPhone, why you like it better. Thanks in advance. :)
     

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  2. clutchy

    clutchy Well-Known Member

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    oh man... $530 is going to be a hard sell vs. the $200 subbed 3GS... also if you're 16 you're kindof beholden to your parents... I'm 29, a professional and so uh... i buy anything i want. If you really want it and your parents won't go for it go get a job and pay for it yourself. Also, if they re-up your contract sell that phone on craigslist or something and use it to subsidize your nexus. If they say it's ok :)

    apple fanatics... gouge my eyes out... i can't stand that company.

    i had an iphone b/c it was the best at the time, now the nexus one is out and i can do whatever i want with it. No tethering to itunes, no pain in the ass to get my music on and off... it just works and it does what i tell it to do.
     
  3. Germwise

    Germwise Well-Known Member

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    easy, get the 3gs, then sell it, and with the money buy an N1 and still have about 100 bucks in cash.

    (jailbreak and unlock the iphone before sale)

    As for convincing your parents... I wish I had been convincing my parents to spend 500 bucks on me for a birthday.
     
  4. Winters37

    Winters37 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Forgot to say but my parents are not wanting to renew our contract. So an iPhone would be like $600ish? Which means that the N1 would be a cheaper alternative.
     
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    smitty24 Well-Known Member

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    seems like that would be reason enough
     
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    bravesfan171 Well-Known Member

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    Open platform, more customizable OS, no iTunes, no app lockdown, faster proccesor, expandable storage, AMOLED screen (although it is hard to see in sunlight (though TFT screens are still not easy to read in sunlight)), multitasking....

    NO APPLE!
     
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    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    if you want a Nexus One, your parents should make you pay at least half of it... make you appreciate it that much more...

    are you gonna ask for an EVO 4G when that gets released too?
     
  8. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Convince your parents? Cram it, I bought my own :p
     
  9. Winters37

    Winters37 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    no. i dont even know that much about it. the only phone that seems suitable for me right now is the nexus one.
     
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    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    riiight... cause every 16yo NEEDS a Nexus... there is NO other phone out there that is good enough... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Winters37

    Winters37 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    haha. i dont NEED it. i'd just rather have it then the iphone. ha.
     
  12. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    the "I want it now" generation.... :rolleyes:
     
  13. zetroc

    zetroc Well-Known Member

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    I think the original author asked for us to provide reasons why the N1 is better than the 3GS. Therefore, commentary as to whether he needs it or not, or if his parents should make him pay for half are really irrelevant, and quite really not any of our concern. Plus, I'd be as bold as to say that pretty much everyone on this forum is part of that "I want it now" generation.

    To address the original post IMO these are the reasons I prefer the N1 over the 3GS:

    - Better screen (not so much in the outdoors)
    - Better processor
    - Customizable
    - Android OS (open)
    -Tethering
    - No real app restrictions
    - Google
    - Better camera
    - No iTunes

    :)
     
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    sourmilk Well-Known Member

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    b/c apps aren't censored in the android market. actually your parents might like the censorship so you might want to skip that one;).

    all the reasons zetroc gave are good.
    also, since you will start driving soon, the n1 gives you free gps via google maps, while you have to pay monthly fees on a non-jail-broken iphone.
     
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    zetroc Well-Known Member

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    Nice catch! This is very true.

    Edit: Fixed QUOTE command
     
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    Winters37 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks guys. im gonna talk to her about it tonight when she gets back from work and hopefully all this info will make her cave in. haha.
    thanks again :D
     
  17. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Oh goodness, a sixteen year old getting a smart phone? In my days we didn't even get cellphones until we entered college!
     
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    Winters37 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    haha.. it cant be that bad. and isnt an iphone also a smartphone? :p
     
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    cabinets Well-Known Member

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    Ha! There were no cell phones at all when I was in college!
     
  20. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Dude, you're old... :D
     
  21. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    Never mind "want it now"; kids these days are horribly spoiled. For what reason exactly would a sixteen year old need a high-end smartphone?
     
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    MartinS Well-Known Member

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    Tell them that you will go blind if you have to look at rows and rows and rows and rows and rows and rows and rows and rows and rows and rows of icons.
     
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    I came from an iPhone, and in fact still own and use my 3GS and the Nexus One.

    Although I do enjoy the Nexus One, I have to say.. go with the iPhone. For me, personally, the apps make the phone, as long as we're talking about a capable piece of hardware. They're both great "phones" but for now, Android is crippled by the lack of quality content available for it.

    It sounds dumb, but I bought the Nexus One with the intent to make it my only phone, but I just can't separate myself from the iPhone. The experience with iPhone is better thought out than the experience with Android (I realize I'm going to get pounced on for saying this). That isn't to say that Android isn't going to be amazing some day, but at this moment, it's just not, and to buy a phone and hope it turns out, over a phone with a great experience now, is.. well, silly, in my opinion.

    Also, I realize I'm about to contradict myself, but iPhone OS 4.0 will likely be out this summer and SHOULD address a lot of the complaints people have about iPhone at the moment. Not everything, some things will never change with Apple, but given how GOOD the experience is now, I would expect that it will only get better.

    Alright, let me have it :)
     
  24. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you understand what "crippled" means. For me? Crippled is the inability to customize anything, tether, install third-party apps, multi-task, and much more out of the box. The iPhone can't even be used as a giant USB stick. How moronic is that?

    If by "GOOD" you mean "my own phone treats me like I'm a five-year-old child," then sure. Not everyone enjoys being treated that way, though.
     
  25. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    Nah his mom is gonna think he'll go blind from spanking his monkey watching pr0n on the Nexus' gorgeous screen... :p
     

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