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    #46
    Originally posted by biff View Post
    When I moved back to CA from DC is when I noticed the horrible dropped calls. ATT tried to tell me it was my phone, but I switched to the Iphone and its even worse. Other than that I love the thing! listen to music at the gym. Watch youtube on cardio machines etc. Very useful!!!
    Your current plan would be cancelled, and the $30 data plan would be enabled. $20 extra for unlimited text $30 more for unlimited for everyone on your family plan...so $30 (data) + $20 or $30 for text = $50 or $60 per month in addition to your minute voice plan.....
    I was using a verizon air card for my laptop @ $60 per month, I cancelled that and use the iphone instead!
    Try the iphone for $99 when you are eligible for an upgrade, and if you dont like it, I think you have 30 days to try it and return it...
    And I was told that you can always downgrade to your old data plan....

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      #47
      Originally posted by biff View Post
      Your current plan would be cancelled, and the $30 data plan would be enabled. $20 extra for unlimited text $30 more for unlimited for everyone on your family plan...so $30 (data) + $20 or $30 for text = $50 or $60 per month in addition to your minute voice plan.
      What do you mean by "your current plan would be cancelled"? My current plan is an 850-minute family plan. Are you saying I would need to cancel that in order to get an iPhone because I certainly don't want to do that.

      As for texting, we already pay $30/month for unlimited texting for all of us. Would I have to pay an additional $20/month for texting with the iPhone?
      Steve

      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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        #48
        Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
        What do you mean by "your current plan would be cancelled"? My current plan is an 850-minute family plan. Are you saying I would need to cancel that in order to get an iPhone because I certainly don't want to do that.

        As for texting, we already pay $30/month for unlimited texting for all of us. Would I have to pay an additional $20/month for texting with the iPhone?
        No, it would be an 'upgrade' for you. AT&T works a la carte--you already have 850 minutes and unlimited texts in your plan. So if you get an iPhone, you would add a data package to your existing plan, but that's the only change you would see to your plan itself. You would also pay a one-time 'upgrade' fee (not sure of the tag on that), but if you've had your current phone longer than.... i think 18-24 months, the phone upgrade fee is waived.
        "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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          #49
          Most of my friends with iphones have had problems with it. It does lock up and have issues. They think it's because it's an early generation one, ie they paid like $600 or $400 for it. Not because it's a bad phone.
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            #50
            Originally posted by LivingAlmostLarge View Post
            Most of my friends with iphones have had problems with it. It does lock up and have issues. They think it's because it's an early generation one, ie they paid like $600 or $400 for it. Not because it's a bad phone.
            I am not a fan of the iphone....partly because of the high price and partly because I like to feel the keys on my finger for texting...i can text and dial without looking at the phone. I would have to stop and look at the iphone in order to dial, etc.

            it is around $200-300 dollars now, but still too much for me. I do, however, want the combo touch screen and key pad from lg....

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              #51
              So how good is the 3G network? I live somewhat outside the city and barely get reception on my T-mobile phone. I have to have a land line at my house because of this. Actually, I have a $120 comcast package that includes internet, phone, and cable.

              At $100 a month, if the I-phone could also act as my home internet connection and home phone, I would be sold. Is there an app that lets the I-phone act like a connection sharing router so you can access the internet from your home machines through the 3G network? Would the speeds be anything near what I am getting from Comcast? (like 3Mbs).

              Hell, with most networks now putting their shows immediately on the web, could you use the I-phone for internet, home phone, and tv?

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                #52
                Originally posted by KTP View Post
                So how good is the 3G network? I live somewhat outside the city and barely get reception on my T-mobile phone. I have to have a land line at my house because of this. Actually, I have a $120 comcast package that includes internet, phone, and cable.

                At $100 a month, if the I-phone could also act as my home internet connection and home phone, I would be sold. Is there an app that lets the I-phone act like a connection sharing router so you can access the internet from your home machines through the 3G network? Would the speeds be anything near what I am getting from Comcast? (like 3Mbs).

                Hell, with most networks now putting their shows immediately on the web, could you use the I-phone for internet, home phone, and tv?
                3G is pretty decent, if you're in an area that has it. It doesn't compare to cable internet, but I think it might approach what DSL can do (1.5Mbps)... not certain on that, though... I have many friends with the iPhone who can stream videos from youtube or others from the internet almost immediately--starts playing within 3 to 5-ish seconds of getting pulled up.

                As for using it as a router, it's technically forbidden by AT&T... however, I have heard that there are ways around it.
                "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                  #53
                  Steve,

                  Sounds like you set for the iphone but have you ever considered G1?

                  I was in the same boat as you couple months ago. I was deciding between the iphone and the G1. I ended up with the G1 and love it. If you can get past the looks, G1 can do pretty much the same thing as iphone and it does it cheaper and T-mobile is great so far. I decided against iphone because of the price of the plan (yes it adds up over time), my brother had one and sold it right away due to its reception problem (i've read it in an article also about a hardware problem), and the Android OS (google's OS) has soo much potential, there are new stuff being developed everyday for it. Plus I love messing (hacking) the phone is G1 was the best choice for me.

                  Oh, now that I think about it, the keyboard is a big plus if you text or email alot on the phone.

                  Hope this helps.

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                    #54
                    iPhone is the best there is. Its like a first chocolate. And now the best thing about it is I can do anything with it. The apps of iPhone are just wonderful and allows me to do anything I want. That is because I found a site that offers lots of iPhone apps and creates apps on the basis of requirement. So you just name it and got an application.
                    Last edited by jeffrey; 06-05-2009, 10:05 AM.

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                      #55
                      I think it is interesting to see DS post from 2007 right next to this one from 2009 took you two years to want the phone

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by PrincessPerky View Post
                        I think it is interesting to see DS post from 2007 right next to this one from 2009 took you two years to want the phone
                        Yeah, I thought it was funny when I saw that too.

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by PrincessPerky View Post
                          I think it is interesting to see DS post from 2007 right next to this one from 2009 took you two years to want the phone
                          I noticed that, too. Of course, being the frugal guy I am, what changed most was the price, from $600 to $200. There are a lot of neat tech things out there that I wouldn't mind having but the price keeps me away. Once the price gets to what I consider reasonable, then I start actually paying attention and thinking about if the item would actually be useful to me.

                          For the record, I do not have an iPhone. The monthly fee is still the deal-breaker for me. My wife would like one, too, but she has the same issue. If the monthly fee was the same as what we currently pay, I think we'd get them. The price of the phone itself is no longer the barrier for us.
                          Steve

                          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                            #58
                            Ehh.. I think other companies will do just fine eventually matching with the iPhone technology. Also, IMO an ipod touch is much better

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                              #59
                              I just read that the iPhone price was slashed ... I can't wait to see what DS has to say now!!!

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by am_vanquish View Post
                                I just read that the iPhone price was slashed ... I can't wait to see what DS has to say now!!!
                                Yes, in anticipation of the June 19th release of the IPhone 3GS the price for the 8GB model has been dropped to $99 (although AT&T has been offering $99 refurb units for a couple weeks now).

                                Personally I'd wait for the 3GS. Double the speed, turn-by-turn driving directions . . . it has plenty of advantages worth the extra $100.

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