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    Do you pay for cell phone apps?

    Do you pay any money for cell phone apps or do you only download free apps?

    Most apps can be gotten for free, but some apps are so great they're worth the little bit of money you pay for them. I've never bought an app for more than $5, and that app is amazing and very useful for me.

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    Yeah, I prefer to pay for apps. I don't like free apps since I can never figure out their business model and I HATE ads in my apps. I really don't believe in the "get a ton of users and figure out how to make money later" scheme either so...
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    I always download the free ap, trial it for a month or so then purchase the full version depending on if i enjoyed it or not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutankhamun View Post
    Yeah, I prefer to pay for apps. I don't like free apps since I can never figure out their business model and I HATE ads in my apps. I really don't believe in the "get a ton of users and figure out how to make money later" scheme either so...
    I forgot that paid for apps usually don't have ads in them. I don't mind paying for apps, but I will only pay so much. I simply refuse to pay $20 for an app, no matter how good it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Wolf View Post
    I forgot that paid for apps usually don't have ads in them. I don't mind paying for apps, but I will only pay so much. I simply refuse to pay $20 for an app, no matter how good it is.
    I don't have an arbitrary number I won't cross for apps. To me, there is no difference between an app for my iPhone, iPad or Mac. I don't ever see myself changing ecosystems to another smartphone so I'm just not bothered by cost if it is something I need/want.
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    Of course, theres quite a few apps i buy. Like Tutan, i can't stand adverts in my applications.

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    i do but i hate when is free the next day i.e zenonia that pisses me off argh..i haven't bought an app for my iphone in awhile though

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    I buy apps on my iphone, and my wife buys apps on her android.




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    I buy quite a few iOS apps - in fact, just picked up like 4 new apps (was going to post in the Apple thread...) - which is course are pushed down to both our iPhones and our two iPads, so if you consider they’re “multi-user licenses”, most are a deal.

    If an app is good, and there’s a free vs. pay, I generally pay, not only to support the dev, but to avoid limitations or annoyances like ads. I have kind of a price limit with games which is usually $0.99, but on occasion will pick up something more expensive (like Real Racing HD was $2.99), especially for the tiny person. Productivity apps, especially anything that helps me to do business, I’d pay whatever, but there always seems to be great options for $1-$5 is most categories.

    Quite a few of my favorite apps: IMDB, DropBox, Netflix, are free (though some have a service fee), and with my iOS devices, I haven’t had to go out and “re-buy” any of the bundled apps because they’re solid OOTB (my previous device I wound up having to purchase Touchdown because the stock 2.2/2.3 mail client was flakey).

    Of course I also buy “desktop” apps, but that’s a different thread
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    Please do not advertise ways to break the law, downloading paid aps for free is illegal and is piracy.

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    I only pay for iPad apps, I won't waste money on cell phone apps because I do not use them enough.


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    I only pay for the ones I buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daLa View Post
    Free apps, and Unknown Sources activated on my android so I can download paid apps for free and it's legal, no rooting or anything.
    Sorry to break it to you, but that is illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daLa View Post
    Free apps, and Unknown Sources activated on my android so I can download paid apps for free and it's legal, no rooting or anything.
    It's perfectly legal to install apps outside the marketplace, sure, but it's not legal to download apps that aren't free lol. Anyways...
    All the "unknown sources" checkbox is for is so you can sideload apps that aren't signed on the marketplaces. Doesn't make downloading copyrighted material for free any more legal.




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    I get the free ones because a lot of the apps interest me for a week. I've purchased a few tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooninites View Post
    I get the free ones because a lot of the apps interest me for a week. I've purchased a few tho
    When I had my galaxy s phone I had some freebies, but the ads were kinda annoying.

    Here's what I've purchased on my iphone:

    Jetpack Joyride
    Infinity Blade
    Nuts!
    Sprinkle
    Water?
    Zombie GS
    Angry Birds
    Cut the Rope Experiments
    Fruit Ninja
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    Garage Band
    Tapatalk
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    Zombie Jombie
    Angry Birds Space
    Zen Pinball
    Modern Combat 3

    There are more, but that's all I have loaded right now.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    When I had my galaxy s phone I had some freebies, but the ads were kinda annoying.

    Here's what I've purchased on my iphone:

    Jetpack Joyride
    Infinity Blade
    Nuts!
    Sprinkle
    Water?
    Zombie GS
    Angry Birds
    Cut the Rope Experiments
    Fruit Ninja
    Words with Friends
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    Plants vs Zombies
    Garage Band
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    RageHD
    Zombie Jombie
    Angry Birds Space
    Zen Pinball
    Modern Combat 3

    There are more, but that's all I have loaded right now.
    Ads aren't so bothersome since i rooted and have Adblock on my phone. They would be annoying if i didn't have that tho.

    Sprinkle was an awesome game.

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    alot of apps, such as angry birds space, you can turn your data connection off and the ad's disappear and you can play the game in full screen glory..

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    Yeah, if an app has a pro / donate version and it's an app that I will use often enough, then I will show my support and purchase it. Last time I saw I had around $80+ worth of apps. Granted some of these apps aren't currently installed, like the multiple launchers, but most still get use. Funny because we used to speculate as to how much power / data was used when retrieving and generating ads, and just recently those "findings" were released. Not surprising to see that so much power goes into the display of ads. Not always about removing ads though, but showing support.

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    I download all the free ones that i can. I am too poor to pay for anything.

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    i dont have a fone thta is smart enuff.
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    I love free apps, if you dont like the ads disable wifi provided the app doesn't need it.
    The most expensive app I have bought is GTA:III shame touch screen controlls are pants for 99% of games.

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    I pay for apps. I think Logmein Ignition was the most expensive, but I wanted it for work. With the amount of money I paid for the phone and continue to pay for the service, I don't want to limit the experience for a few bucks.

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    If the app is worth paying for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    I love free apps, if you dont like the ads disable wifi provided the app doesn't need it.
    The most expensive app I have bought is GTA:III shame touch screen controlls are pants for 99% of games.
    I don't really play games, but I could see that working in that instance. More than 3/4ths of the apps I use require data though.

    Quote Originally Posted by uofmtiger View Post
    I pay for apps. I think Logmein Ignition was the most expensive, but I wanted it for work. With the amount of money I paid for the phone and continue to pay for the service, I don't want to limit the experience for a few bucks.
    A good point. While not only showing support, I find a lot of these paid apps just end up being the better offering on the market. Maybe not an absolute, but certainly seems the case more often than not. I know a lot of apps have alternatives, many free, but then you get into the territory of missing features and some having less than consistent support. To each his own though, suppose it's better that people search out the free alternatives as opposed to "warez."


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