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Sling for the iPhone

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, May 12, 2009.

  1. Greg Alsobrook

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    Bet you also pay $50 or $60/month for your data plan... ;)
     
  2. mtsz52784

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    Yeah the WIFI only part does suck... I have the Iphone 3G (personal) and have been waiting for this App. For the last 30 Days I have used my BB Bold (Work) and it uses both WIFI and 3G network, I've been waiting to see which would be better to purchase, since on the BB I've been using the 30 day trial.
     
  3. redfiver

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    I don't know many 'fanboys' for AT&T. they get routinely bashed. And it seems that most programs that are bandwidth hogs have been banned by AT&T for 3G use. iPhone, different story, but it's a great device.
     
  4. Grentz

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    Nope, unlimited data plans on phones are $30/mo on ATT and Verizon, same as the iPhone ;)
     
  5. Greg Alsobrook

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    That's not what it says on the Verizon website... :confused:
     
  6. Grentz

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    You are looking at the mobile broadband plans then, which are for laptop cards and such. On mobile phones it is just an addon. Verizon has it on their "Connect" package which is $30/mo above the normal wireless plan for unlimited data. ATT just has it as an addon data plan called "PDA Personal" or their blackberry data plan which is $30/mo when added to a current plan.

    The iphone data plan is $30/mo as well.
     
  7. tfederov

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  8. geaux tigers

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    If AT&T wants to limit users to wifi then that is there right. However, it will be our right to select another service provider. If Apple wants to continue to use AT&T as its exclusive service provider to the Iphone then that is there right. However, it will be our right to use a different device like the HD Zune phone that Microsoft will be releasing shortly.
     
  9. xzi

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    $29.99/mo unlimited, -12% company discount (on my personal plan)
     
  10. DustoMan

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  11. Tele-TV

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    How bout the iTouch slingplayer app? Does anyone know when that's coming out? Thanks.
     
  12. Grentz

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    I dont think it will ever come out for the itouch.

    This app works on the iPod Touch and iPhone though ;) :p

    (sorry, I just really hate it when people use iTouch to describe the ipod touch. Everything apple does not need to be called iXXXXX)
     
  13. Tele-TV

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    ^^ Yes, I meant the iPod Touch. Thanks for correcting me. Good to know that this app release will work with both. Thanks Grentz. I have to start researching both devices. :)

    You guys are ahead of the curve. Although all of you may not own either device (yet), you probably tried them out in a store. My brother has both devices and he said I can test his. You think I would have done this already. :rolleyes: Thanks again.
     
  14. Yoda-DBSguy

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    A Galaxy...
    The directv app compared to sling's app or ORB is apple to oranges.

    The DirecTV app allows for schedualing of recordings remotely; NOT viewing of any sort.

    I do agree that the 29.99 pricetag for sling's app would only be fair if it had the same features as their other mobile phone platform versions such as wifi & 3G!

    If it's wifi only then it should be at a lower crippled prive of 9.99 with an otion for people to purchase the full 3G version at a later time for 20 more totaling the 29.99 fee that's equivelent to the other platforms.
     
  15. wilsonc

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    Ok. It's 10:11 p.m. and it is not in the app store.
     
  16. Stewart Vernon

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    Something I saw mentioned on MacRumors was the consideration of the "what if" scenario where a customer was using 3G to Sling content and went over their "unlimited" limit and then was hit with a huge bill and was surprised.

    So at least some of the desire to curb excessive 3G usage could be to cut back on the complaints from people who don't read the screwy ToS.

    Meanwhile, it was also mentioned "what about" the other smartphones that aren't similarly limited to wireless but are running similar programs already over 3G with AT&T... and the possible rumor of AT&T introducing their own stream-to-phone video services as a companion to U-verse.

    The can-o-worms might open soon enough.

    That said... I don't use 3G as much as I do wireless... so I'm not sure the limit would affect me that much on this particular app if I ever decide to spring for the $30 fee.
     
  17. MikeW

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    It's in the store now. So...$30 for the app, $150 for a Solo Sling to replace my well functioning "classic" and I get 50 back. What a mess. I'm truly disappointed with the nickel and diming of EchoSling...reminds me of another company I had a few years ago.
     
  18. Tele-TV

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    Good point Stewart. Never thought of that scenario. Any want to volunteer to try this scenario '.' :D :rolleyes: :nono2:
     
  19. BurgEnder

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