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iPhone also only has 2.5G too, so not too good for business people. Seems to be targeting the same market as the iPod but with a poke towards the more "hardcore" business man
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post #42 of 93
When did cell phones become a necessity?

Man, I must be cheap.

Don't get me wrong, I would love an Iphone, but I don't want to lay out that kind of cash for a PHONE!!!!

Heck, you could buy a decent midrange rig, or upgrade an existing one to high end for that price.

Maybe I need more people to talk to, because I simply don't get the point.
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iPhone also only has 2.5G too, so not too good for business people. Seems to be targeting the same market as the iPod but with a poke towards the more "hardcore" business man
Business users aren't allowed to use this phone since it includes a camera. Corporate phones are not allowed one.
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post #44 of 93
lol I use a prepaid plan

I really don't use my cell phone for talking that much, so I don't need a plan. That's why I don't have that great of a phone either (Samsung t509)

So all cell phone monthly plans are expensive to me
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post #45 of 93
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
iPhone also only has 2.5G too, so not too good for business people. Seems to be targeting the same market as the iPod but with a poke towards the more "hardcore" business man
And do you think it'll stay as a 2.5G phone? Give it 6 months and if the demand goes down, the price will go down. Also in that time features will get ironed out and more features will appear (like 3G).

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When did cell phones become a necessity?

Man, I must be cheap.

Don't get me wrong, I would love an Iphone, but I don't want to lay out that kind of cash for a PHONE!!!!

Heck, you could buy a decent midrange rig, or upgrade an existing one to high end for that price.

Maybe I need more people to talk to, because I simply don't get the point.
Honestly, for me it was going to college. I had more friends and less access to a land line...had to use a calling card to call long distance. I agree that cell phones aren't a necessity, and if you can go with out one, the you're saving yourself $600+ a year. More power to you, but my parents have shut off their land line and now only use their cell phones because it's portable and the calls usually don't count twords our minutes. They're either after 7:00pm or they're calling me or my sisters. after 7 and internetwork calls are free.
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post #46 of 93
$60 a month for 425 minutes!? Theres no way a business user could keep his/her talking to under 400 minutes a month. Thats 14 minutes a day.
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post #47 of 93
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Originally Posted by Puckbandit35 View Post
my phone cost $20 and i bet i can make calls just as good as the iphone... and i only pay $50 a month

who needs all that extra stuff anyway..
That's exactly the thing, for people like you, who don't need the other features it's ridiculous to pay that much or an iPhone, but for the business types who make use of all the features of the iPhone I think its price is pretty justifiable. As it stands my Razr does everything I need it to just fine even though I don't particularly like it as much as some other alternatives.

also ae804 is right, Apple has more or less confirmed that the future versions of iPhone will be 3G, they said the first gen iPhone was decidedly not 3G because of concerns over battery life and the fact that it would have physically made it a fatter phone.
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post #48 of 93
Apple made a stupid mistake to lock their phones on AT&T! They should have sold it unlocked so anyone can buy it and you can also go for a lower cost contract!
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post #49 of 93
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Apple made a stupid mistake to lock their phones on AT&T! They should have sold it unlocked so anyone can buy it and you can also go for a lower cost contract!
They did it because AT&T paid them like $infinite otherwise...yeah they wouldn't have just stuck with one company.
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post #50 of 93
According to the papers their looking for "a network" to carry the iPhone in the UK - maybe their just trying to get more money by selling to the highest bidder?
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