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3G iPhone...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Greg Alsobrook, May 13, 2008.

  1. HighVoltage

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    Might want to consider it right now...The battery on the iPhone has changed. It was a 1400mah on the 1st gen now the 3G seems to be using a 1150mah. Strange choice to reduce the mah when going from an EDGE to 3G phone...
     
  2. Button Pusher

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    I just got an update from the order status site. I now have a tracking number and it is suppose to be in my local AT&T store for pickup tomorrow the 17th by 4:30pm EST. WhooHoo.Now what do I need to have ready before it gets here?Which data package should I have? Do I need MobileMe? Is anyone using that service? I told you the dumb questions would come!
     
  3. tcusta00

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    You are welcome. Did you end up doing a DF,tcusta?
     
  5. tcusta00

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    I ended up getting on a "will call" list when I went into the store because, at the time, the grossly uninformed (through no fault of her own) order taker thought they'd be getting more in soon ... no one's called and I'm actually thinking of going back and doing the DF thing. The novelty and anticipation factors have cleared my head enough by now to wait even more patiently since they're saying 10-30 days now.
     
  6. Lee L

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    I was waiting till this weekend to avoid the hysteria. Hopefully there will be some somewhere.

    How can I check the stock at an Apple Store? I went to the page for the 2 stores here and they both said to check back after 9:00 for tomorrows availablity. Will that spot show that there are some if they are in stock?
     
  7. JM Anthony

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    That link didn't have any information for me as of last night even though I ordered my phone last Friday. However, a call late this morning to the AT&T store where I placed my order produced much, much better results. Yep. Phone arrived. Went out, spent about 15 minutes at AT&T getting everything squared up on their end, came home and synced it back at home in about 5 minutes via iTunes.

    Wooooo hooooo!! I'm up and running and everything considered, not that much of a hassle.

    John
     
  8. Greg Alsobrook

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    Do you already have AT&T Service? If not, you will need a form of ID and your Social Security number (for the credit check)....

    Unlimited data (email and web) is now 'included' in the packages... You just pick how many minutes you need... And you also pick an add-on text message package... Just figure out how many of each of those you use before heading up there, and you'll be good...

    MobileMe is mostly geared for those with Macs... But would still work well for those with PC's...

    I'm going to use their analogy... :) It basically pushes all of your info (contact, calendars, and mail) up into a cloud, and then back down to all of your devices... So that way everything has the same stuff... You can also log into it online from any computer at www.me.com ...

    Example... You add an extra phone number to one of your contacts using your computer, it updates it on your iphone (over the air) within seconds... MobileMe is also one of the few ways to get true 'push' email... Meaning you get the mail as soon as it is sent... And you don't have to "check" for them... Push mail also works if you're running exchage, and I think it also works with Yahoo mail...

    I do have MobileMe and I love it... It keeps everything the same everywhere... It also gives you 20GB of online storage that can be accessed from anywhere... The cost is $99/year...

    Here is another way to also get push everything without a MobileMe account... (thanks to Canis Lupus for finding this)... http://lifehacker.com/398526/set-up-push-email-contacts-and-calendar-on-your-iphone-for-free

    Keep the questions coming! :D
     
  9. Button Pusher

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    Congrats John! Glad you got yours.

    Yes I have AT&T thru work and I have already talked to the store manager about no hassles with putting it on my work account. Thanks for the info. I will have more questions tomorrow for sure.:confused:
     
  10. tfederov

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    Ordered mine on Sunday, the phone itself isn't backordered anymore but FRT (I'm assuming the freight?) is. I sure hope I get it before the week is out. I want to ditch the blackberry soooooo bad.

    Next thing on my wishlist... Slingbox app for the iPhone.

    Edit: Crap. This morning the phone is backordered again. :(
     
  11. Greg Alsobrook

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    tfed... I'm also really looking forward to the sling app... I hear it's in the works!! :D
     
  12. tfederov

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    Okay, AT&T (or is it at&t?) is really messing with me now. It's gone from no backorder to backorder at least three times today!! It's wearing me out! I really need to step back and relax.
     
  13. Button Pusher

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    Ok I picked up my phone around 6pm and I have been having a blast. It is a great phone and I have been on itunes and figured out my email and all the fun stuff. The question I have now is, I'am having trouble sharing ringtones with my wifes Razor.Any suggestions?
     
  14. JM Anthony

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    I suggest you do what I did and call the store where you placed your order. I never received any e-mails when it shipped or arrived and couldn't find status information over the wire.

    Good luck.

    John
     
  15. tfederov

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    I will probably do that. Based on your experience it was about a six day turnaround. I ordered on Sunday, 7/13 so I'll give them till Monday and then start harping on them.
     
  16. BJM

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    I'm waiting for my order as well via Direct Fulfillment - 16GB version - signed up 7/11 @ 5PM...
     
  17. Chris Blount

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    I'll tell you this much, once you guys get your new iPhone you are going to love it! Here are a couple of impressions with almost 1 week of use.

    1. The Apps store is absolutely fantastic with tons of excellent free stuff (of course you can access that on the 2G phone).

    2. Don't worry too much about the battery life. The first charge is the worst. Once you run the battery down a few times and charge it up, the capacity is increased. Just make sure you turn off what you don't need. I leave GPS off and everything else on (including 3G) and I'm getting almost the same life I was getting from my 2G phone. Also turn off auto-brightness and keep the screen brightness down to a comfortable level.

    3. Don't expect a huge speed increase from 3G at least right now. On EDGE I was getting about 150kbps. On 3G I'm maxing out at about 400kbps. AT&T is supposed to improve the network so hopefully speeds will increase over time. Call quality is quite good on 3G. Better than the 2G phone.

    4. Screen and camera quality are increased. Some are complaining that the screen looks more yellow but actually Apple has adjusted the color temperature to look more natural. For me it looks my vibrant with better contrast. I think the camera lense is a little bigger so pictures are a bit clearer.

    Above all, just have fun. The iPhone 3G is nice toy. :)
     
  18. Button Pusher

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    Thanks for the tips,Chris. Did you see my question about using Bluetooth to transfer ringtones to my wife's Razor? Also where do you turn GPS off at? Is it location services? Thanks Jeff
     
  19. Button Pusher

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    Oh yeah I forgot to ask how to move less used Apps of the first screen? Did someone say there was a DBSTalk App somewhere? I need to read more of the manual!:(
     
  20. Chris Blount

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    Don't know about the ringtone stuff. Never worked with them.

    Yes, turning off "Location Services" turns off the GPS.

    You are going to love this. You can have more than one home screen. Simply press and hold any icon. They will start to shiver. Now drag the icons you no longer want on your first home screen and drag them to the right edge. The screen will pop to the right and now you have a whole new screen to play with. I think you can have up to 9 screens. You can also move the icons around and delete them.
     

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