I’ve had an Android phone for a few years, but decided to get an iPhone for work purposes. It’s a used iPhone 5 on Verizon. And I’ve used iPads for years, but despite this experience there are a few aspects of the phone I find puzzling.
It it normal for the hotspot function to take several minutes before another device recognizes it? On my Droid phone it was instantaneous. Now it takes a while, which is really annoying.
What the hell is the advantage of this iMessage thing? I have unlimited texting. Why do I need texts sent over cellular data, which is isn’t unlimited? And is it normal for these messages to bounce back? Several times (about ten minutes after sending) I’ve gotten a notification that it didn’t work, and do I want to send it as a normal text message? WTF? Which brings me to…
Is this because I don’t have cellular data enabled all the time? I never do that unless I’m going to use it. Do most iPhone people go around with cellular enabled 24/7?
Somebody please talk me down because I have a sneaking suspicion this device was, like so much other technology these days, “improved” to the point where it doesn’t work very well. I’m thinking of taking it back and getting another Droid.