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View Poll Results: What do you use your smartphone/s for?
Sending / receiving calls 61 87.14%
Sending / receiving text messages 58 82.86%
Sending / receiving e-mails 54 77.14%
Social networks 31 44.29%
General web browsing 47 67.14%
As an music player 36 51.43%
Watching videos on YouTube 29 41.43%
As an e-reader 19 27.14%
Navigation 42 60.00%
Geocaching 9 12.86%
Watching TV shows and movies 16 22.86%
Network diagnostics 9 12.86%
As a camera 57 81.43%
As a camcorder 35 50.00%
As a PRIMARY camera (e.g. to take important pictures) 15 21.43%
Listening to radio stations (streaming or FM) 19 27.14%
As a flashlight 41 58.57%
As a QR code (not bar code) reader 22 31.43%
Reading bar codes 20 28.57%
Composing documents 8 11.43%
Voice recorder 20 28.57%
Car diagnostics (e.g. OBD-II error codes, MPG, HP, etc.) 6 8.57%
As a 3D camera / camcorder 3 4.29%
As a thermometer 8 11.43%
Gaming 16 22.86%
Medical usage 2 2.86%
Fitness use (e.g. with a heart rate monitor) 13 18.57%
As a pedometer 4 5.71%
None of the above 1 1.43%
I don't have a smartphone 8 11.43%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Blinx View Post
Yes -- Calendar!!

Also missing: WiFi Hotspot. I don't have internet service at home, so my laptop uses my phone's connection.
Same here...

I bet Verizon loves me for burning through 60-100gb of data each month without paying for it.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:47 AM
Location: Seattle, Washington
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64gb iPhone 5s


I also make calls with it... about 100 mins per month. I've got my entire 40gb iTunes library of songs and movies on the phone and still have plenty of storage available.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:32 PM
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69% Phone use
10% traffic
5% weather/news
5% Torque (OBD-II scan tool for cars)
5% goof off stuff like city data
5% toys like Google Sky or Police Scanner or Flight Radar 24
1% adjusting settings
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:48 PM
Location: USA
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Mostly for texts and listening to podcasts and streaming radio when working or at home. I find myself using my smartphone more than my PC because I tend to be restless and can't sit for long periods of time.

Sent from my SPH-D710-VMUB using Tapatalk
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:02 PM
Location: Mountain Home, ID
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I use mine for:

Phone calls - Of course.

Email - Reading, sending short emails. Longer emails I send from a PC.

Voice recorder - Great for recording presentations.

Internet - Entertainment while waiting in line or before movies.

Camera - Taking quick pictures when I don't have a digital camera available.

Music - Personal music collection. Usually played through my car speakers, but sometimes just listening. I have an HTC One, which has great speakers for a smartphone.

Radio - Both music services like Pandora and Songza and Internet broadcast from radio stations.

Car navigation - I use a paid app that doesn't require an Internet connection because some trips take me outside the coverage area.

Boat navigation - Navionics is the best app ever for fishing! Hydrographic maps tell you the water depth and show your position on the lake.

Flashlight - Awesome for finding your way around movie theaters and loading/unloading a boat after dark.

Games - After years of low and mid-tier smartphones, I bought a flagship device a couple of months ago. The HTC One runs games awesome with no slowdown.

Internet access - I have T-Mobile and truly unlimited Internet. PdaNet+ lets me share it with my laptop and home PC.

QR Code reader - Nice for finding additional information on products before buying.

I feel naked without my phone and take it with me everywhere.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:13 PM
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I use it to check the weather forecast besides several of the functions mentioned in the poll.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by NJBest View Post
One thing that isn't listed that comes in handy is a level. I replaced mt mailbox this past weekend and it came in real handy. I've also used it to build furniture.
Just don't plan on doing that with the new Iphone 5s
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:45 AM
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everything but facebook
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