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Hi all, It is the for my IPhone3S to retire. Incidentally my subsribing service 3G plan will terminate about 2 months later. I'm considering to get a 4G mobile phone. ...
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    Seeking advice on buying a new phone


    Hi all,

    It is the for my IPhone3S to retire. Incidentally my subsribing service 3G plan will terminate about 2 months later. I'm considering to get a 4G mobile phone. I'm a Linux folk having no objection running Linux OS on the new mobile phone. Neither I have preset budget. Suggestion would be appreciated. TIA

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    Well, you will lose all the iPhone apps you may have purchases for the 3S if you switch to an Android or other phone other than an Apple ( can you spell "lock in"? ). If that isn't too important to you, then you have a lot of choices. Samsung, HTC, Motorola (Google), and others have some great Android (Linux) phones these days. You should go to some phone stores and check them out. If up-front $$ is not a major issue, and you don't want to get locked into a contract, then find some that you can get "unlocked" - ie, not bound to a specific phone provider. My Android (a Google Nexus 1) and Nokia phones (one is a Series 40 feature phone, the other is a Lumia 920 Windows phone) are all unlocked. I can switch my SIM from one to the other as I wish without problems.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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