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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229 View Post
Anywhere that you have coverage from AT&T you will have coverage for 3G. I dunno if that makes it available to most people as a whole, but that definitely makes it available to iPhone owners.
Negatory. See my post above.
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who is to say at&t isnt paying apple more for the iphones and offsetting the price with an up in the plan cost?

and i missed what duckieho was trying to say. did you mean they arent taking into account what the old phones are worth now?
Apple isn't getting any royalties off att anymore only with the first gen iPhones.

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Yeah it is. It's a plan to make more money. Why do you think Apple makes it so you have to sign up for a plan even when you buy it from their own stores? At least with the old iPhone you could buy it off the Apple Site. Not this one. They did it because they lost money from the people who unlocked them. Apple gets a percentage of all Plan sales that are tied to the iPhone. That's how AT&T has kept exclusivity of it here in the states.
Only reason that they had people sign up at the store now is because att was all in their face about how much money ATT is losing not apple.
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A faster connection that most people can't even use.
Says who? Don't buy something that you wont take advantage of.
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Here's some food for thought on AT&T's 3g coverage.



I live in Savannah which is at the coast right on the GA/SC border. Well I don't plan on driving to Columbus, Athens, or Atlanta (The only 3 cities in GA with 3g coverage) anytime soon. Why should I have to pay more for features I can't use?
That's not good for you, but a lot of people live in the 3G area and ATT network for 3G is supposed to be a lot better come July 11th. (They are still preparing it)
Edited by silverwing - 6/12/08 at 10:35am
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does the iphone take sim cards? i might just swap my old phone out in a year of they do and tack on a "normal" data plan
    
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ATT made 3G coverage to their death star, can't wait.
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Originally Posted by Firann View Post
The iphone is cheaper... Its not apple's fault AT&T are pricing like that!
actually it probably is, or at least in part. you do realize that Apple and AT&T have contracts on this matter.
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actually it probably is, or at least in part. you do realize that Apple and AT&T have contracts on this matter.
Read my post from before. Apple is not receiving royalties from the contract no more. Only from 1st gen iPhones.
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Originally Posted by silverwing View Post
Says who? Don't buy something that you wont take advantage of.



That's not good for you, but a lot of people live in the 3G area and ATT network for 3G is supposed to be a lot better come July 11th. (They are still preparing it)

Look at the spotty coverage. How are they going to improve that? They will never match Verizon's coverage.


Is this the "Improving" you were talking about?

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...k-upgrade.html

Wow another 75 cities by the end of the year. Out of what? Thousands?

The fact is they are making you pay for 3g whether you can use it or not.
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I am not getting a data plan with mine. No need. and no, that doesnt defeat the purpose of buying an iPhone. Not even close.

Still has calender,, ipod and PDA functions. also, wifi will work.
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Originally Posted by Spart View Post
Look at the spotty coverage. How are they going to improve that? They will never match Verizon's coverage.


Is this the "Improving" you were talking about?

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...k-upgrade.html

Wow another 75 cities by the end of the year. Out of what? Thousands?

The fact is they are making you pay for 3g whether you can use it or not.
Ok then like I said before, don't buy it. If you find it soooo not necessary then just don't buy it.
People who find that its worth it, buy it and people who don't don't buy it.
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