Perhaps YOU were more productive on the old flips, but I can now quickly access from a massive list of personal and business contacts on my iPhone. Not as easy on the old flips, although when I used to bike more, I dropped the old Nokias/etc. and they could withstand a heck of a beating. And then there's the whole issue that I can quickly read a string of email and avoid having to pop back to a laptop or desktop. This is mostly about what you need in a device, clearly.
You do realize the iPhone has notifications you can employ to alert you to calls(?) I do fine with the audible alerts, but I accept that others may not prefer that. And even better, you could simply set it up to forward your calls when you know you won't be (physically) near your iPhone and do not want to miss a call.
This is mostly a discussion of user preferences/habits. It has been done ad nauseum...
Ok, I am an older guy just finally switching over to an I phone 5.
But as a phone I still think the flip phones were better. Am I the only one or missing something.
I have a desktop and laptop PC and the most important thing I want the IPHONE for is as a phone.
I don't get that many phone calls a day and don't take the time to keep turning it on to see if I have a new message.
A lot of times it's on my desk or in my car. If I step away from my desk or leave the car for a minute I can get a call. Do I really have to keep turning it on just to check for messages.
I was much more productive with a flip phone. The SANYO katana would light up occasionally if I had a message.
I could see the phone blinking from across the room.
Other flip phones I could just look at the small display on the front cover and see if I missed a call.
So I could just look at a phone without turning it on or even picking it up. So found I returned calls much quicker.
A lot of days I may only get one call the whole day. And don't carry my phone around in my pocket or have it in the same room with me. And will not check the ipone every time I leave the room.
Am I missing something or am I just the type of person better off with a flip phone. So return the I phone.
Would not have been hard for them to add a little light that flashes when you have a message on the I phone.
Thanks for any suggestions