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Old 12-22-2008, 09:48 AM
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I admit it. I broke down. I bought one yesterday. I had a Razr before this. It was a great phone, but I really needed something I could check email on more easily, and do other online stuff.

I have to say, I love it.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:54 PM
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Did you end up getting the 8GB or 16GB model?
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:38 PM
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I got the 8 gig. I would have liked the 16, but couldn't bring myself to cough up the extra $100. The 8 should be enough for me, though. I've been using a 2 gig iPod, so it's better than what I had on that front.
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I got the 8 gig. I would have liked the 16, but couldn't bring myself to cough up the extra $100. The 8 should be enough for me, though. I've been using a 2 gig iPod, so it's better than what I had on that front.
So what would you say are some of the pros and cons of the phone?
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:33 AM
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The biggest con, for me, is battery life. It's not that great. If I used it like I used my Razr (mostly just for talking on the phone, which I don't do that often) maybe it would last 2 or 3 days. As I actually use it, though, (check email, Twitter, play music, etc) I have to recharge it every day. Another con is that I haven't found a way to make my own ringtones for it. You can "make" ringtones for 99 cents each in iTunes (take on of your songs, select any 15-30 second piece of it, and it does the work for you). The thing I hate about that is that you have to pay an extra 99 cents to use songs you already paid for in full.

I'm not sure if this counts as a pro or a con: I am now totally attached to it. If I lost it, I would feel lost. It has my contacts and calendar, I use Google Maps (with GPS) to find everything, it's slowly replacing my old iPod, and I can look stuff up on Wikipedia anytime, anywhere.

The things I count as pure pros are somewhat superficial I think: 1) Total eye candy. It's beautiful. It works beautifully. Everything about it is pretty and neat and just plain cool. 2) Apps. I have an APOD app, a star gazer app, a Twitter app, a YouTube app, a chess app, games, a notepad, the Weather channel -- all either free or pretty cheap (avg $3 or $4). I even have one app (99 cents) that lets you read classic books that are public domain (Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, Call of the Wild, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, etc).
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:51 AM
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Well I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your new phone, do you think it'll keep you content for at least 2 years?
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:03 AM
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I should hope so I kept the Razr for a year and a half, so unless something weird happens I think this is it for quite a while.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:39 AM
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I purchased the 'factory unlocked' version of the 3G iPhone in November. I bought it from Australia at almost $1000. but I do not need to jailbreak or use turbo card to use it on T-Mobile.and I can update the software without losing the unlocked advantage because it is unlocked at the factory.I am not a young person so I appreciated the large screen for my poor eyesight. it is a nice phone. I can offer no opinion about the web capabilities since I do not go online with my phones...The truth is, there are several things it will not do. such as voice dialing, picture messaging, video recording. it has no FM radio and the music player was not as loud as my iPod touch which I sold to help pay for the iPhone. in short I liked the phone but was dissapointed in it for several reasons. I just purchased a T-Mobile Behold and temporarily retired my iPhone. I like the Behold so far.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:36 AM
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That's a very interesting account! Were you able to try the iPhone out before you purchased or were these things that crept in as you learned to use the new phone?
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:31 PM
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I didnt check it out well enough. I guess I thought as big as the buildup was it was a has all, does all phone.. I should have known there is no such thing. dont get me wrong I really like the phone. but I missed the things I was used to having on my s.e. P1i.. I really use the voice dialing. I think it is a great safety feature when driving.
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