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iPhone 3GS - Anyone getting one?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by tcusta00, Jun 8, 2009.

Are you upgrading from an old iPhone to the new one?

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
  3. N/A

    72 vote(s)
  1. Jun 19, 2009 #81 of 188

    Yoda-DBSguy Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2006
    A Galaxy...
    I do that now. All you need to do is spend the 4 mins necessary to jailbreak your phone. There is a substraight app named tricker three g. After that any "WiFi only" app will run on WiFi, GPRS, Edge or 3G....

    Jailbreaking the phone is NOT illegal; all it allows you from that point on is not only run apps from iTuns, but unofficial apps (the ones not listed in the iTunes app store; either by design or non approval to be sold in the store for a variety of reasons) as well. ie: laptop teather via usb/blutooth/wifi, customizable theme application/selection via winterboard, etc.....
  2. Jun 19, 2009 #82 of 188

    barryb New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    You can change my vote to "yes" now. :)
  3. Jun 19, 2009 #83 of 188
    Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    AT&T says if you purchased an iPhone 3G last July, August or September you can upgrade at the discount price. My Account on ATT.com says I can't. Get it together, guys!
  4. Jun 19, 2009 #84 of 188
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I think I'm not fuly eligible until July of next year... which is actually fine with me, because while the new phone is neat, it isn't that much neater than the one I have... so I can wait and know I'll be able to upgrade without pain next year when they undoubtedly will replace again with newer and better probably.
  5. Jun 20, 2009 #85 of 188

    tomkarl Legend

    Jan 6, 2009
    I'm pretty sure it violates the user agreement you entered into with Apple.

    Got a 32G black model on Friday. It's really great to be able to sync all of my music onto it.

    The 3GS is an incredible hardware bump. The camera is a huge improvement over the first gen phone. All apps load quicker and overall it's "snappier".
  6. Jun 20, 2009 #86 of 188

    Getteau Icon

    Dec 19, 2007
    I wouldn't mind picking one up, but it has 2 downsides for me.
    1. Battery life. I can run my BB for 2+ days without having to hit the charger. That one issue alone is why I left my XV6700 and went back to BB. I loved the touch phone, but having to have it on the charger every night was a royal PITA.
    2. AT&T only. I could possibly overlook the battery side, but I'm basically stuck on VZB. My work pays for my BB and right now, we are a VZB shop.
  7. Jun 20, 2009 #87 of 188

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Beginning, middle or end?
  8. Jun 20, 2009 #88 of 188

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Just got back from picking up my daughter's WHITE 16GB 3GS (returned the black 3G she had purchased 2 weeks ago) - a straight swap - she is VERY happy.
  9. Jun 21, 2009 #89 of 188
    Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    I played with the iPhone 3GS at both the Apple Store and AT&T Store today and boy am I relieved. When I bought my iPhone in March I knew full well that there'd be a new model out in a few months but I couldn't wait, so I had to buy it then. And now I'm glad I did, the three months of enjoyment I got of my iPhone was worth it. Basically what I'm saying is I wouldn't upgrade to the 3GS unless it was free. Physically it looks the same, I was unimpressed with the voice command, internet speed seemed about the same, I could careless about the camera, I have a 12.1 MP Sony that I barley use, and the compass. WTF is all the hype about the compass? There's compass apps out there. This upgrade is laughable, and I pity the poor Apple fanboys who waited in line, shelled out a few hundred bucks, just to feed their addiction to have the latest and greatest and contribute to Mr. Jobs' retirement fund for a very marginal upgrade.

    If I spend $300 on a phone, I'm going to do whatever the hell I damn well please to it. That's like saying I can't put a new radio in my car because isn't not Ford approved. Screw Apple, they can't tell me what I can and can't do. I haven't jailbroken my iPhone, but my buddy did and it unlocks a whole new word of features and customizations.
  10. Jun 21, 2009 #90 of 188

    Alebob911 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 22, 2007
    I have always been able to pair more than one device with my 2G since the day I got it. never an issue for me. Glad to hear yours is working now.
  11. Jun 21, 2009 #91 of 188
    clyde sauls

    clyde sauls Legend

    Nov 16, 2007
    I went Fri morning to Best Buy as they opened 10am. They hadnt come in yet and several people were signing up to get theirs when they came in. I didnt wait I just walked to the ATT store. The only ones they had were the 2nd generation for $99 and the 32G for $299 of the 3gs. I already have an ipod touch. So I ended up getting the $99 8g. I was also wondering after the contract is up. Then I could update but could I sale the phone to someone else and they could just tranfer it to their acct? If they never had att and Iphone couldnt they get it added with no contract?
  12. Jun 21, 2009 #92 of 188
    Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    OK, I am a geek and I admit it. I got a 32gig white S model phone yesterday.

    I wanted to get it a AT&T store because I get a government discount on the plan. All the AT&T stores in the area were sold out. Apple stores had plenty. I ended up buying it at Apple and going into the AT&T store to get my discount applied.

    Wow, what an upgrade from my Palm 755P. Loving it so far!!

    I really like the new screen that does not leave fingerprints!!!

    Battery life seems a lot better then my Palm. I am still playing with it and downloading apps. DirecTV app is great.

    XM Sirius app wont work unless you have premium service. That really sucks since I renewed my subscription early to keep the internet streaming. I will use the other radio apps on my I-phone and kiss XM goodbye at renewal time.
  13. Jun 21, 2009 #93 of 188

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    WAY too expensive for us.
  14. Jun 21, 2009 #94 of 188

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    Save your money for a vacation.:lol:
  15. Jun 21, 2009 #95 of 188

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    It can also unlock a forced termination of contract with AT&T and a remote deactivation of the pone with apple - aka the phone becoming a brick
  16. Jun 21, 2009 #96 of 188
    Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    How would AT&T ever know first of all, that you're using third party firmware not Apple's and how many cases of iPhones being deactivated because they were jailbroken have been reported? And if that fairy tale holds true, which I doubt, it would be AT&T doing the remote deativation not Apple. Apple is the hardware manufacture, AT&T is the service provider. And I don't see how the phone could be bricked since it could be restored.

    Apple says they won't provide support for issues with jailbroken phones, which they shouldn't, but if you do ever have to take the phone in for service, you can just simply launch iTunes and reload the Apple firmware then re-jailbreak it later on.
  17. Jun 21, 2009 #97 of 188
    Game Fan

    Game Fan Baseball Is Life

    Sep 8, 2007
    Not enough value there for an extra bill. 3G is just fine for me.
  18. Jun 21, 2009 #98 of 188

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Encouraging the violation of user service agreements, not to mention modifying copyrighted firmware are highly unethical.

    One has to question why anyone would openly do these (criminal) things.
  19. Jun 22, 2009 #99 of 188

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    The phone requires activation through ITunes to unbrick it when you purchase it, Itunes can just as easily determine if there was a violation of terms and brick the phone.

    Besides, it is a violation of contract, which last time I looked was illegal, and unethical as previously mentioned.

    How many phones? No idea, because to the best of my knowledge it is not reported on legitimate sites, if they brick 1 it is a move in the correct direction.
  20. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    Breaching a contract is illegal?

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