Removable battery VS Waterproof

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  1. kodiak799

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    Nothing wrong with financing a phone, for the reasons you stated. The point was most serial-upgraders can't afford those phones without a payment plan....which means they can't afford the phone. Not to get political, but there are a lot of things people "waste" their money on, then complain about not having the money for things they actually need.
     
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    Seems like there are more than a few people on this board still happy to be hanging onto their Turbo. Been a great phone, and it's a tank.
     
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    We could have a great discussion about that and the sense of entitlement...

    I feel fortunate I created a life for myself where if I want a new phone I can get one.

    I've become a big advocate of battery packs lately. I had just gotten into swapping batteries with my Note 4 but once I got the Note 7 and utilized the battery pack and quick charging I have no complaints. I will be good until the Note 10 I believe.

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    I'd take the waterproof. As I'm never more than a few minutes from an outlet. I've just been buying the same old phone when something goes wrong. Usually the speakers. And yes, I do love my turbo.

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    For some odd reason I cared about having a removable battery, but the strange part was I never kept a device long enough for the battery to go bad....lol. I get a new one every year with AT&ts next program. So a removable battery got less and less important.

    Now I would rather have the water resistance, more of a chance me dropping it in a puddle or the toilet than having the battery go bad..lol.

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    basically that is what happened with me. I wanted the removable battery but then I realized I did not need it after all after a bunch of years.
     
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    On topic how many here carry or keep easy access to a charge pack or even battery case?

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    I keep a charge pack, power pack or whatever it is called in my car for power emergencies.
     
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    I carry them in my overnight bag, tool bag, glove box,. I used it a lot at work.

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    There's something to be said about that. Everyone is generally like "1-2 days on a charge is perfectly good for me".....EXCEPT in that event of a tornado/flood that knocks power out for days. I suppose, if you're near your car, you could always charge it there (but you might not want to waste the gas, and otherwise you're risking draining your car battery).
     
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