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Poll Results: How do you feel about the iPhone?

 
  • 13% (23)
    I'm totally against it.
  • 25% (45)
    I dunno, seems pretty cool.
  • 17% (31)
    I might get one if I don't hear about a lot of problems after the release
  • 6% (12)
    Are you kidding? I am getting one at 6 PM on the 29th! Booyah!!
  • 36% (65)
    Who cares?
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post #91 of 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
I don't plan on getting any extended warranty, Apple is excellent with backing up their products. If I ever have any problems I can just go into the store and talk to a Genius for free. I had to do this with my Macbook once and they were extremely helpful and they formatted the computer for me and I was all set to go in 25 minutes.

I truly believe that for the money the hardware and software are well well worth it. The major thing I am worried about is the cost of the service plan. I can afford to shell out $600 for the best and smallest ipod, phone, and internet device since I only buy a new phone once every five years, but I don't think I could afford paying $80+ a month for data and phone plans.

Okay, lets see:
If I were a cingular retailer this is what I would do for ya:

Invidual plan I suspect

Rate Plan Details
Anytime Minutes 900
Night & Weekend minutes Unlimited
Mobile to Mobile minutes Unlimited
Long Distance $0.00
Roaming Charges $0.00
Additional minutes $.40/minute
One-time activation fee $36.00
Contract length 2 years

60$ / Month, for the first month though talk a little bit to rank up those rollover minutes

For $25.00 a MediaNET package (on the down low) with unlimited m2m text messages and 200 regular txt's.

That's about a 100$ a month with taxes and then if you want to add activation fee about 740 $ for first month with phone and such..
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Rollover for the win, seriously. My plan has 4,000 minutes a month, and after about a year, there are 2,500 or so rollover mintues stocked up. For this month I only got about 250 minutes left, so they will be used. Saves money
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post #93 of 297
I iPhine will suck like iPod.
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I hope this turns out to be good. It does look really promising. And after a while I'd look into getting one. But for the time being I'm happy with my razr.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Overclock View Post
I iPhine will suck like iPod.
There are some 10 million iPods in use around the world... iPods suck? I think not...
post #95 of 297
^^^ The masses would prefer to have a shiny little trendy MP3 player rather than a grey block of plastic that could play anything from Ogg Vorbis to Xvid.

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Actually, the virtual keyboard on the iPhone is big enough to type very easily with. It also autocorrects your spelling. Also, just to throw this out there: Web browsing is actual web browsing on this phone. Meaning, you dont get a condensed version. You view actual websites in full color and full HTML. Woot.


They are actually looking at everyone. They are trying to sell to die-hard Mac Loyalists, value shoppers and even your average soccer mom. It has features that would be appealing to all three groups and the $499 4GB version of the phone is not that outrageous considering the features and design of the phone.

A 3G version of the phone will be out soon. Not sure why they didn't go 3G in the first place, but it WILL be out.
1. My Sidekick 2 has been able to do that since 2004 (both full web and autocorrect my spelling. 2002 if you count the original Sidekicks, albeit it wasn't in color. From the commercials, it looks like 'typing' would be a nightmare.

2. $499, which is, you know, the base price for JUST the phone.

3. ...where I would have to spend an extra $499 dollars to upgrade to 3G radio? But hey, its just 500 dollars. All soccer moms have 500 bucks to burn. At least value shoppers would look somewhere else.

To your average 'wuts-a-computer' Joe, this really might seem like the second coming of Christ in a nice little glossy rectangle. But let's be reasonable, some of the features that are hyped (read: quote) have been out on other phones for years. I wont deny it is bringing some cool new stuff to consumers. Yes I will give Apple credit for making a cool device; I'm a Sidekick 3 owner and I'd love to try it out along with an Ocean.

Not trying to bash Apple here, either. Just saying that this is the '8800 Ultra' of phones, and there are 'GTX'(Ocean/enV?) and 'GTS'(SK3/iD?) phones for some of us that can do pretty much the same thing, but do not want all of those features/don't have the money for it.
    
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post #96 of 297
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^^^ The masses would prefer to have a shiny little trendy MP3 player rather than a grey block of plastic that could play anything from Ogg Vorbis to Xvid.



1. My Sidekick 2 has been able to do that since 2004 (both full web and autocorrect my spelling. 2002 if you count the original Sidekicks, albeit it wasn't in color. From the commercials, it looks like 'typing' would be a nightmare.

2. $499, which is, you know, the base price for JUST the phone.

3. ...where I would have to spend an extra $499 dollars to upgrade to 3G radio? But hey, its just 500 dollars. All soccer moms have 500 bucks to burn. At least value shoppers would look somewhere else.

To your average 'wuts-a-computer' Joe, this really might seem like the second coming of Christ in a nice little glossy rectangle. But let's be reasonable, some of the features that are hyped (read: quote) have been out on other phones for years. I wont deny it is bringing some cool new stuff to consumers. Yes I will give Apple credit for making a cool device; I'm a Sidekick 3 owner and I'd love to try it out along with an Ocean.

Not trying to bash Apple here, either. Just saying that this is the '8800 Ultra' of phones, and there are 'GTX'(Ocean/enV?) and 'GTS'(SK3/iD?) phones for some of us that can do pretty much the same thing, but do not want all of those features/don't have the money for it.

enV is nasty..
I would say yes this is the Ultra but not even it's like a Ultra branded but GTS spec'd.
The iPhone is like the Wing, pretty but doesn't have really all that much.

The Cingular 8525 would be the GTX (I haven't seen ocean), the 8125, MDA would be GTS and the sidekick 3 would be like sli'd 8600's.. Basically.
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
I don't plan on getting any extended warranty, Apple is excellent with backing up their products. If I ever have any problems I can just go into the store and talk to a Genius for free. I had to do this with my Macbook once and they were extremely helpful and they formatted the computer for me and I was all set to go in 25 minutes.

I truly believe that for the money the hardware and software are well well worth it. The major thing I am worried about is the cost of the service plan. I can afford to shell out $600 for the best and smallest ipod, phone, and internet device since I only buy a new phone once every five years, but I don't think I could afford paying $80+ a month for data and phone plans.
Cingular is releasing new plans just for the iPhone because for full function and satisfaction, you need new plans. It doesn't mean it will cost more. I am guessing a basic plan will be about 65-75 a month. I don't even know that one yet.

Another little features is visual voicemail. You can see a picture of the person who left you a voicemail (if they are in your addy book) and you can even scroll through and pick which voicemail you want to hear all by looking at your phone instead of pressing a button to skip through or delete entries. It's neat.
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If it runs OSX it must be soo scaled down to like nothing...

And the battery life is atrocious.
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If it runs OSX it must be soo scaled down to like nothing...

And the battery life is atrocious.
Battery life is actually great. Not sure how condensed OSX is on the phone. Haven't actually gotten to mess with one yet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sniperscope View Post
If it runs OSX it must be soo scaled down to like nothing...

And the battery life is atrocious.
http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/070618/iphone_battery.html?.v=2
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