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Old 01-07-2012, 02:09 PM
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Android Or Iphone

Finally decided to get a real phone . Biggest reason for new phone is Ballistic software. Would like to try shooter ballistic software. Would be nice to have a backup for my Recon anyway.

I am told that I-phones are the best but the folks I have talked to mainly use there phones while driving around town. If I am going to "bite the bullet" would like to get the most rugged phone available. Also not sure how some phones work in cold conditions.

Anyway, I am sure you guys would know the best way to go. Thanks for looking.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:25 PM
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Re: Android Or Iphone

I have an IPhone, my brother had a Droid and just switched to an IPhone. If you get an iPhone the ballistic FTE app works real well for me. It will do an automatic calculation for elevation and you can set it on top of your scope and it calculates the angle too.

One thing about the iPhone that I like is there is a case available called an Otter Box. I don't know if they are available for droid but it is an incredible case. I dropped my phone when we were framing my shed from the rafters, about 12' to a concrete floor, it bounced about 4 feet and broke a corner off the case but the phone was not damaged. It has an integrated screen protector that works very well and a nice belt clip.

I have the new 4s phone on the Verizon network and have been pleased with the performance and coverage. I had an AT&T phone before and coverage was horrible unless you were in town.

I have used my phone in fairly cold conditions, 18 degree's in Colorado when the wind was blowing and it was snowing and didn't have any issues. Several different times in the 20's so I don't think cold affects it much. Couldn't say how it would do in really cold conditions.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: Android Or Iphone

No question....get an I phone. Might cost more, but it's the best technology and highly reliable. Same goes for the I Pad. Mine has hunted with me for multiple seasons in all conditions. I use Ballistic FTE but also have Shooter.

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: Android Or Iphone

I agree with the others Iphone and otter box with ballistic FTE and you are good to go!
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:37 PM
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Re: Android Or Iphone

Dumb ? dO YOU HAVE TO HAVE SERVICE for phone to work , program?
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:03 PM
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Re: Android Or Iphone

I had asked the same question on a different thread....It sounds like you do not need service. We don't have servace where I hunt, so I plan on simply imputting the needed data off of my Kestrol 3500 on site, with all of the other important data pre loaded.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:04 PM
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Re: Android Or Iphone

Thanks for the info guys! Just returned from the Verizon store. Purchased a iphone 4s 64gb and Otter box. Not sure what I got but will give it a go. The salesman after talking with me for two seconds suggested I signup for one of their workshops.
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