help us choose our first iphones
December 27, 2013 6:23 AM Subscribe
My parents and I are about to get iphones (and smartphones!) for the first time. We're trying to choose between the 4s and the 5. I've heard that the 5 models tend to eat through data even when the user isn't meaning to use data. Can anyone confirm, deny, or otherwise talk about this problem?
posted by tacoma1 to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We are going to get on a family plan with Verizon and will not have unlimited data. My parents will most likely not use much data at all. The most I'll use it for is streaming music and podcasts, I imagine. Basically, I don't want us to have to worry about over usage. Here is a link (sorry for amateur cut and paste job) about this issue: https://community.verizonwireless.com/message/972043. I was alerted to this potential problem when a close friend returned her iphone 5 and went back to the 4s because she couldn't stop using so much data unintentionally with her new 5.
I would greatly appreciate advice on which phones we should get and any general insight.