Buy Smartphone from Store or Network - Page 2 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 2019-06-28, 08:45 AM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 152
Before unlocked phones became law, I bought a phone from Koodo and paid to unlock it to use it on Telus. The unlock worked fine but the phone would always show the Koodo logo when booting up.

Not a big deal and that situation may not exist any longer.

Phils is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 2019-06-28, 09:29 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,681
Its not just cellphone manufacturers but other electronics devices too are starting to have a small lifespan of only 2-3 years at most. But lets stick to the cellphones to keep this on topic. Knowing the phone will be obsolete within roughly 2 years, no software updates, no security patches, etc. poor battery life, etc. why on earth would someone still drop $1500 on a brand new iphone (or even non iphone) to get the latest and greatest gadget? that's not a smart investment. you will never move ahead in life by doing such. Why? cus I have a friend who does this very same thing and always complains he has no money. He spends well OVER a grand on a phone outright, does not even get 2 years of use from it, and the phone gets damaged or broken or lost, and he is back at square 1 again looking to buy another expensive cellphone to replace that one. come to think about it, he probably spent up to 10 grand on cellphones in his life, does this look normal to you? someone who just got married and is struggling to find money for a downpayment on his new house, but for some reason cant understand why he does not have 10 grand kicking around? I tell him the 10 grand he needs is sitting in the junk drawer full of phones he bought which is now worthless pile of e-waste. he got mad at me at first but then realized I was right and made a drastic change in his life.
17671 is online now  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 2019-07-01, 09:22 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,003
Your friend seems like he was spending beyond his means (you seem to know an awful lot of people with poor judgement!) but there are many people who do have the disposable income and who choose to buy flagship phones as a luxury in their lives. If you're spending 5+ hours per day on your phone (and lots of people are for professional reasons) then having a device which is consistently fast, powerful, and secure is valuable. Or maybe you just make lots of money and like to have shiny toys.

Rules of the Forum | DHC Help Desk
DHC now supports Tapatalk for mobile devices!
TorontoColin is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome