Tuesday, April 21, 2015

iPhone 4S to iPhone 6

I finally got to upgrade my phone. My contract was expiring and well, isn't that always the perfect excuse?! There was no way I was going to pay full price or the contract price of one of these bad boys, so I was so happy to see that Telus has a refurbished section of phones on their website. It's worth seeing if your provider does the same! That saved me almost $300, if I were to have gone with contract price.

I also kept my grandfathered plan, but had to add a few extras to get my plan to the minimum amount to own any of the premium phones. I really hate the new way of doing things. Any way they can get us to spend more money on our phones and plans, right? Ugh. Regardless, no way was I giving up my existing plan. I'd have to pay about $20 more a month to get the amount of data I get, when I only get 500MB as it is (which has always been enough for me). No, thank you!

kate spade iphone 6 iphone 4s comparison phone upgrade telus

telus iphone 6 iphone 4s comparison upgrade kate spade
I originally had my eye on the iPhone 6 64GB in gold. When I saw the silver 64GB model on the refurbished page, my squeals might have annoyed my husband. Coming from an iPhone 4S 16GB model where I was always running out of memory space and having to delete things...well, this was the thing dreams were made of. Gold vs. silver didn't mean too much to me in the end, because I ALWAYS have a case on my phone. The idea of a naked phone terrifies me.

The first chance I got this weekend, I marched myself right into Best Buy to get a screen protector and new case. This Kate Spade one won me over. Everything Kate Spade wins me over, if I'm being honest. I had my choices narrowed to three, but this was my first choice. Miss Kerri agreed and I always ALWAYS value her opinion. My phone feels safe and secure now and I am a happy camper!
telus iphone 6 iphone 4s kate spade size comparison upgrade

telus kate spade iphone 4s iphone 6 size comparison upgrade
I've gotten used to the size difference now. I love having the bigger screen. They didn't have refurbished iPhone 6+s, but I don't think I would have splurged on one of those anyway. I find them to be a little too big for my hands and I have two tablets for reading and gaming, so that much bigger of a screen wasn't really needed for me.

I think the hardest growing pain was saying goodbye to my collection of cases. Umm, kinda obsessed. But I get to start over and start a new collection! My old phone hasn't gone to waste. As you can see, it has my hockey case on it. It now belongs to my husband! He is anti-cell, so it's more like a MP3, gaming, and camera device now. Yep, basically an iPod Touch. His old one has a crap battery, so good timing. He's happy to be able to play Bejeweled again on the way to work to pass the 1.5 hours by. A Bejeweled pro, that guy.

So happy to have made the switch. Pretty sure the phone hasn't left my hands for more than five minutes since I got it. 64GB is a magical place where I can finally store some music on my phone and have those 55 photo-editing apps for Instagram. Such bliss!


Wendy Banner said...

Woohoo. Upgrades are the best. I went from a crappy non-smart phone with a cracked screen to an iPhone 5s & life has been so much better. :]

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Wendy Banner said...

oooh even cooler, I thought you had to give your old phone to get another one! :)

Wendy Banner said...

now that's a chic cover


Wendy Banner said...

Took a bit to get used to it! I keep putting it next to the 4S and comparing it. Can't say I'm not a fan of the bigger screen! I miss the square shape because I found it easier to hold, but I'll suck it up. ;)

Wendy Banner said...

Oh man, the first jump from non-smartphone to a smartphone is the best! For me, it was from an old LG to a Blackberry but my best decision was Blackberry to the iPhone. I could possibly switch to Android in the future, but I don't think I could do anything past that. The app stores alone give me life! ;P

Wendy Banner said...

There is that option, I think. But I would have only gotten around $30 trade-in value. Totally not worth it when it's still a really good device and we obviously had another use for it. If it had been more significant a value, we would have thought about it. Hate dealing with phone companies with a passion! Bleh!

Wendy Banner said...

Thank you! It's hard to narrow down the options with all that is out there. Thanks for visiting! :)

Wendy Banner said...

omg only 30, would have thought like 80 at least!
of course, good you kept it then! :)
its much easier to deal with them in Europe, here its really a hassle :(

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