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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by tcusta00, Jun 8, 2009.
Here's a real smartphone which is coming to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon & T-mobile
Very slick looking phone for sure... But too bad it has Windows Mobile on it...
I'll wait for next year's model. Since I just got the iPhone in March I'd have to pay full price, and even if I was eligible for a discount I wouldn't go for it. Since current models will get the same software, I find the upgraded camera (I've taken exactly 3 pictures on my iPhone) to be not worthwhile, I could careless about video, and if I wanted it, I could jailbreak, and the faster speeds, while I personally have encountered few problems, I'd rather see AT&T improve and expand their current 3G infrastructure before focusing on HSPA.
Beware the 20% restocking fee, $18 upgrade fee and possibly another activation fee for activating another phone. But ALL of this can be waived if you ask and you ask nice.
I had the 8GB iPhone for two weeks before I came to the conclusion that it was too small, so I went and exchanged it for the 16GB model. The 20% restocking fee can be waived right there and will never appear on the bill. When it came to the upgrade fee and activation fee they appeared on the bill then got credited off right way.
The guy at the AT&T Store was cool, and had no problem waiving these BS fees for me, and a note to any new AT&T customer, request any activation fee be waived. Even when I made my initial iPhone purchase I told the salesman that I heard the activation fee can be waived, he said yes it can be and checked the box on the paperwork to not apply it. Not sure how this works if you bought it at Best Buy, WalMart or the Apple Store though.
Placed order last night to upgrade from first gen to 3GS. Can't wait to have 32gig storage.
Also looking forward to using 3G and the faster hardware.
I wish you all the best in your choices, but I'll stay away from the touchscreen phones for now. Having had one I prefer to go back to something with buttons I can push.
Yep, I prefer a BB over an Iphone. I just think I am to used to a BB. I've had it for a year now.
My mother on the other hand is going to get the new Iphone. She loves it for some reason even though she doesn't use it for a lot of things.
The upgrades look nice ( I would definitely like a little better battery life and more speed processor-wise), but I am sticking with my 3G for now. Maybe I will think about it when I can upgrade for the reduced price, but I might just wait till next June/July to see if the next upgrade is more worthwhile. Plus I am hoping that there will be some carrier choices by then. ATT sucks here in Raleigh WRT to 3G data speed and call droppage.
People are all excited about getting the new 7.2 when I would be happy to get 2.0. The highest ever speed was 1.1 and most are around 900 meg. Hopefully part of the chage is ATT investing in some serious bandwidth from the net to the towers as there will just be more people sucking more bandwidth from the same shallow well (and this is normal use, try taking your iPhone anywhere near a sproting event)
Good point. Last year at the Titans games at LP Field in Nashville... AT&T banners were everywhere... The announcer would promote AT&T over the PA... Yet, there I sat, with a full 3G signal... Unable to send a text, make a call, or get online... :lol:
Same here. Everytime I go to the Diamondbacks game, the same thing happens. Initially, I didn't understand why I could use my phone normally before the game started and couldn't use it once the game began. I saw a fan sitting in front of me looking at the weather radar and I thought that was a cool idea. I was so jealous that they had a phone that worked and my "supposed" state of the art phone on the worlds fastest 3G network couldn't even pull up a text weather forecast.
...but that's Tennessee...what would you expect....what do they have there...like 2 towers in the whole state?
(My step-daughter is taking her 3G back under the 30 day return policy and swapping out for the new one).
I heard that there is a tax incentive to convert moonshine stills to cell towers.
Got my 3G the day before the announcement - will be taking it back on the 19th to exchange out for the 3gS
the 3GS looks impressive but not worth the money to update.
If I were just getting an iPhone sure!
AT&T is being silly by charging such a high price to upgrade for folks still under contract. I am prepared to walk in and sign a new 2-year contract AND pay them for the phone. Instead they're turning me away to the vagaries of the marketplace. Who knows what phones and innovations from other carriers will hit the streets between now and February, when they graciously will allow me to upgrade for less than the cost of an adjustable-rate mortgage. :nono:
You can still upgrade to the new v3.0 firmware...which still adds alot of value and improvement. The phone upgrade price does seem high.
I'm going to wait for OS 3 for my 3G and see. My contract is up end of July.
You know... in all the discussion about the cost of upgrading the phone itself... I've never seen one key component discussed.
What happens to all your apps if you upgraded a 3G iPhone to a 3G S iPhone?
Something tells me you won't just get to move all your paid apps to the new iPhone in the same way you would when replacing a broken phone. At least not for free.
There are some rumors floating around that if you had a 2G iPhone before and you upgraded to 3G last Summer, you might be able to upgrade this Summer at the lower rates.
We will see. AT&T should be announcing clarification on upgrades soon.
I might be able to answer that better after 6/19, when my daughter goes through that process on her 3G - moving to the 3GS.
Having read a fair amount about the new phone and OS3...there isn't alot of information out there along those lines (yet), but surely Apple thought through and will have docs in place around that topic on or before 6/19.