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      CommentAuthormadmatt213
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2008
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    Out curiosity, anyone planning on buying an iPhone 3G? I've been going back and forth all week, but I think I will in about a week (as long I am seeing enough positive reviews, no defective hardware, etc). I am fully aware of the limitations, but I think I would enjoy it the most, and Detroit Metro seems to be covered quite well be AT&T (3G coverage and such).
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2008
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    I'm in the same boat; it can't do everything I want, but it gets closer than pretty much everything...and dammit it just looks gorgeous! Plus, now it's cheaper for the handset I could actually afford the damn thing.

    I'm thinking very hard about this.
    • CommentAuthorWakefield
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2008
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    I really want to. It doesn't do everything I want either. Like it can't transform into a Segway or a .44 magnum. I've also had bad experiences with AT&T, and I don't want to pay too much for a dataplan.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2008
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    @madmatt213

    Wow, I wish this thread wouldn't have been buried, or I would have gotten back to you sooner!

    I LOVE my phone. I've been taking notes for writing ideas with it, it browses the net pretty well (as well as IE can...) and it's all-round powerful. I like the feel of the keyboard, and the Verizon version is a little less clunky than the Sprint.

    Also, the battery life is MUCH longer than random haters say it is. Just don't crank the backlight up all the way. Simple!
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    Out curiosity, anyone planning on buying an iPhone 3G? I've been going back and forth all week, but I think I will in about a week (as long I am seeing enough positive reviews, no defective hardware, etc). I am fully aware of the limitations, but I think I would enjoy it the most, and Detroit Metro seems to be covered quite well be AT&T (3G coverage and such).


    I would more than likely buy one of it wasn't for the ridiculous price plans and contracts. I see it as a big step forward from the last one, and with the new "Apps" thing on the way, it really is pretty unlimited in the software that will be made available, and the extra functionality that can be introduced... I actually saw a demo of somebody playing Quake 3 on an iphone... hacked to bejeezus of course, but still pretty impressive that its essentially capable of that
    • CommentAuthoroga
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
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    I'd love to have a high-end cell like the iPhone 3G (available in NZ since 12am this morning) or the Nokia N95. The iPhone 3G fixes the problems with the broadband speeds, and I've been told it is an improvement over the earlier version.

    But to be able to use one I have to go on a contract which has its compulsory base X amount of "free" calling time. The base contract is easiily 40% of the overall monthly contract with aditional costs relating to a broadband cap and a few hundred free text messages.

    I am Deaf, so I'm essentially shelling out a substantial amount of money for services that I cannot ever use. For the privilege of using a high-end phone? Does that sound right to you? Bah. Until the telcos end their discrimination against deaf use of their networks, I will stick to my rubbish Motorola Razr and prepay text for NZ$10 a month.
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    I am Deaf, so I'm essentially shelling out a substantial amount of money for services that I cannot ever use. For the privilege of using a high-end phone? Does that sound right to you? Bah.

    No, it does. I'm surprised they won't work out a compromise with you. I've never had AT&T, so I don't know how they are to deal with.
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008 edited
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    @madmatt213

    I really shouldn't have bought a 16GB iPhone right now as I spent 300 bucks on it that should have gone to bills and I will have to sell some stuff to make up for my idiocy, not to mention the ridiculous bills I'm going to be paying for it every month, but I'll be goddamned if I wasn't giddy with excitement less than ten minutes after getting it home and seeing how it compares to my other iPhone, which should, I suppose, now be referred to as my "old" iPhone. Which I find to be a strange thing to think about.

    At any rate, I'm really happy with it already, and I've had it for maybe two hours. As to whether or not it worth the monthly cost, that's obviously something you will have to decide for yourself, but it sure as shit is worth the initial price for what it does, in my opinion.

    EDIT: Any chance of a Whitechapel App for iPhone?
    • CommentAuthormbakunin
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2008
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    My contract is up in a few months; currently I'm on a cheapo Razr, but I'm contemplating upgrading to a Blackberry Curve (or Blackberry 8700 or 8800 series) vs. an HTC Mogul vs. Samsung ACE (yes, I'm a sucker for a physical QWERTY keyboard). Any thoughts..?
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      CommentAuthorRantz
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2008
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    Wow, I was going to see if a thread like this existed since I got my new vx6800 (that's the Verizon-ized HTC Mogul). I friggin' love this phone and I was wondering how many other people are making the move toward smartphones. I got it because of the flexibility of Windows Mobile and the fact that I don't want to hack a $400 iPhone right now

    I was going back n forth on whether to upgrade to a xv6800 or and xv6900, and was almost ready to pull the trigger...

    then I saw the HTC Touch Diamond, and the HTC Touch Pro (basically the 'mogul' version of the Diamond with a slide out full qwerty board) They'll be on Verizon in Sept/Oct., so... gonna hold off until then I think. (althought after mpnkeying with it, the xv6900.HTC Touch is pretty sweet... gives me high expectations for the Diamond.)

    If you haven't seen the Diamond, look here:
    http://www.htc.com/www/product.aspx?id=46278
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    I've been contract-less with Verizon for about 6 months now. Originally my plan was to get a N95, but they're so fucking expensive in the states that I can't quite justify it, especially with the newer version on its way. My second choice was iPhone 2.0, and then last month happened where they announced "here's the same fucking phone with a little faster internet. shit on it, zombies." And I'm back where I started.

    Right now I'm using a gen 1 razr and it is the biggest piece of shit I've ever owned. I refuse to buy a new battery for this thing even if it can barely deal with a 15 minute call.

    There's the Diamond, yes, and I hear all kinds of things about the Mogul. But I'm not convinced by any of them. I find it baffling that they can't make a more fitting smartphone these days. And honestly, Apple would almost have it if theirs actually did completely basic and expected things, like display Flash or send/receive MMS (even the worst phones I've ever had for the last FIVE YEARS could do MMS). Bah. They're all fuckers. That's the final word. There's no winning.
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      CommentAuthormadmatt213
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2008 edited
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    @Adam Violent

    No, there is no winning. But that didn't stop me from waiting in line for two and a half hours on Saturday to purchase a 16gig iPhone. And sweet jesus do I love it! I set up my employee discount with AT&T today so hopefully that'll take some a nice bite out of the bill every month. I ended up rationalizing that the extra $20+ I'm spending per month by having the iPhone (compared to my contract-less Verizon existence a few days ago) will come out of my weekly comic purchases. If I can drop two comic I would have bought before the iPhone every week, I'll be all set. Still trying to work out push email for my work's Exchange (if it doesn't work, I can still access web-based, won't pay to have the corporate data plan).

    As long as someone can bring copy&paste to the iPhone, I'll be happy. I very rarely ever used MMS mobile to mobile (I can email my pictures to the various social networking websites...at least I think) and the camera works good enough for me when I don't have an actual camera on my person.