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JoeBCool

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Senior citizen just got a $250. Gift cert from the apple store and now wants some advice on how to spend it on which phone. I am lucky enough to have an iPad already and now again get an iPhone but which to get and how best to spend my money. Limited calls , next to no texting , but do need it for help and security when traveling, etc..
So a 8Gb iPhone 3GS for 99$ or a 16gb iPhone 4 for $199 ?
And then to decide on the plan(s) ????
TY for nay advice,
OLD Joe in PA
 

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If you want the latest and greatest (Retina display, faster processor, etc. I'd go with the IP4. 3GS is pretty good too. But if you're like me, I wanted the newer version. Hope that helps ;)
 

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iphone4 is definitely superior to 3GS in almost every way, the real question is will YOU notice the difference? I would ask myself what is it i really use my phone for? Simply making and receiving calls? do you need/use the internet on the go? do you need access to your mail 24/7? do you need GPS and navigation? Are you interested in apps for gaming or simply making life easier? Do u need to keep track of a calendar with important dates? The more of these questions you say yes to the more i would recommend the extra cash for the iphone4. If your a more "basic" user and most of those things seem "out of your realm" then the 3GS will suffice.
 

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To JoeBCool, the comments by rynorod32 were excellent. However, you have to look beyond the cost of the phone -- and that is your monthly plan cost. For a smartphone you will need a data plan (Internet) whether you use it or not, in addition to your voice plan. Expect to pay over $70/mo for a mediocre iPhone 4 plan for a single user. But what the heck, enjoy!
 
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TY for all of your advice and comments. They are all helpful!!
Joe
 

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All the above help is great and true but if you want the lastest I'd go for I4. I have a 3GS and I haven't had any problems with it, except for camera quality which I4 is dominate due to the better camera and picture quality along with the flash. Trust me I don't how much you travel but if your somewhere at night u definitely want that flash to maybe record something or take picture to cherish forever. I wanted one for christmas but am now waiting til next month maybe. If you just like a good phone to maybe surf a little and not really do anything else I would go with 3GS - if you want to get most out of phone just go with 4 and make that your baby ..:) hope all these ideas help and good luck .....
 

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