Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Actuarial Discussion Forum > Software & Technology
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Upload your resume securely at https://www.dwsimpson.com
to be contacted when new jobs meet your skills and objectives.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 11-30-2017, 10:54 AM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 45,167
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by act2106 View Post
Doesn't having a contract save hundreds of dollars on a new phone? Is there a better way to buy a phone for a comparable price to what you can get from Verizon with a contract?
Not sure, I'm an add-on to a family plan so my bill is something really low like $10 a month. A new phone is like $700, so I guess that totals to $40 a month or so. Unlocked phones tend to have all the features available that may be disabled in a carrier phone. For example, my plan requires you to pay an extra free to tether but with an unlocked phone, you can tether anyway - I like the flexibility of an unlocked phone.
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-30-2017, 11:10 AM
DoubleBrat's Avatar
DoubleBrat DoubleBrat is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 731
Default

My iPhone 3 is still going strong after 6.5 years. By going strong I mean it allows me to call and text and not much else.
__________________
Prelims: 1, 2, MFE, ST, LC, 4, VEEs

ACAS: 5, 6, OC1, OC2, PC

FCAS: 7, 8, 9
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-30-2017, 11:50 AM
ldancer911's Avatar
ldancer911 ldancer911 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 17,111
Default

Was 2 years for the first two smart phones I had because it seemed to make sense to upgrade at that point. One upgrade caused by wife dropping hers and breaking the screen, other upgrade the phone was feeling pretty slow after 2 years.

Current phone I've had for 3.5 year so far. Haven't had issues and mostly didn't want to hassle with the phone transfer. Looking to upgrade soon, but not sure if I want the S8, Pixel, or if at this point I should wait for the S9.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-30-2017, 12:12 PM
celalta's Avatar
celalta celalta is online now
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Studying for modules
Posts: 757
Default

May 2011 - Aug 2013 (Droid Charge)
Aug 2013 - Jan 2016 (Samsung Galaxy Note II bought used, gave to my mom when I replaced and it's still going strong)
Jan 2016 - Aug 2017 (Moto X Pure)
Aug 2017 - present (Moto e4 Plus, battery lasts 2 full days unless I'm binge watching TV/movies all day instead of studying )
__________________
P FM MFE VEEs MLC FAP C
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-30-2017, 12:38 PM
PeppermintPatty's Avatar
PeppermintPatty PeppermintPatty is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 33,429
Default

Why'd you ditch the Moto X Pure?

(I'm eying the Moto X4 project Fi edition)
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-30-2017, 12:51 PM
celalta's Avatar
celalta celalta is online now
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Studying for modules
Posts: 757
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeppermintPatty View Post
Why'd you ditch the Moto X Pure?

(I'm eying the Moto X4 project Fi edition)
I cracked the screen twice (first phone I've cracked a screen on, and I did it twice ). Refused to fix it the second time since for an extra 100 bucks I could get the e4 plus with the crazy battery life.
__________________
P FM MFE VEEs MLC FAP C
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-30-2017, 12:52 PM
CuriousGeorge CuriousGeorge is offline
Member
CAS SOA
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,005
Default

I've been replacing every two years or so.
Quote:
Originally Posted by yoyo View Post
why are you 24 monthers getting new phones at that time? performance slowdowns, reduced battery life, stuff like that? contracts aren't much of a thing any more, right?
1. In the older days, performance was a bigger issue for older phones, and each phone was a significant upgrade. 16GB->32GB->64GB, 3.5"->5", 1080p screens, etc.
2. Switching providers has also triggered upgrades.

Now that phones are so expensive, I have to think long and hard about upgrading, and whether to go flagship or mid-tier.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11-30-2017, 12:56 PM
Abelian Grape's Avatar
Abelian Grape Abelian Grape is offline
Meme-ber                         Meme-ber
CAS
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 38,314
Default

Two years; I've had the first version of the Samsung Galaxy phone, the S3, the S5, and now the S7 Edge.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11-30-2017, 01:02 PM
The_Polymath The_Polymath is offline
Member
CAS SOA
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 97
Default

I like the S7 Edge because you can put in a 128GB external SD card.

The S6 did not have an SD slot so you were limited to only 32GB
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11-30-2017, 01:35 PM
yoyo's Avatar
yoyo yoyo is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 20,957
Default

question for you samsung users. can you adjust the screen so they're more in line with sRGB standard? i'd consider a samsung device but the blazing hot screen color saturation turns me off


edit: the googles tell me that sammy calls it Basic

Last edited by yoyo; 11-30-2017 at 02:54 PM..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.29769 seconds with 9 queries