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- 06-27-2008, 10:38 PM #11iPhone Beginner
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Apparently AT&T is treating the 3G iPhone like all other smartphones they carry - the standard data plan is $30/month with texts starting at $20/month for 200, going up to $30/month for unlimited. That's part of the price of the 3G iPhone, although I am not one of those who calculate the TCO (total cost of ownership) at the outset of purchasing a new cell phone.
All in all, it's not really that bad. No one is forcing anyone to purchase the new iPhone. I've even seen complaints such as "we don't have 3G in my area, but I want the new iPhone. I don't see why I have to pay for the 3G data plan in my area." If you want the new iPhone, you'll have to pay AT&T's price.
I would like to get the 200 SMS text message with the 3G iPhone that I currently enjoy, but I'll get by without them - I really don't want to pay extra for SMS. Here in Honolulu, we are socked with 3G, so I'll be pretty stoked with the new iPhone. I don't need the GPS, as I have the Nav system in my vehicle, but it will come in handy while on vacation.
- 06-27-2008, 10:55 PM #12
iPhone data plan will be $30/mo (same as all other PDAs and BlackBerrys)
Text packages start at $5 for 200, $15 for 1500 and $20 for unlimited (there is a 4th tier of unlimited across all lines of a family plan for $30)
This is a change and increase from the original iPhone, but the original iPhone was given special treatment. Due to the new arrangements between At&T and Apple, the 3G iPhone is being treated like any other smartphone and will have to get a normal smartphone data plan and pay separately for text packages.
- 06-27-2008, 11:41 PM #13
- 06-28-2008, 07:59 AM #14
that was my thought exactly. if you have black then people are like "8 or 16?" but if you have white everyone knows you got the 16. also, its like
white=nice, classy and black=gangsta.
it's like which will look worse when it scratches
- 06-28-2008, 09:18 AM #15
Some have already described the white as "feminine". I don't know if I'd go there but it just doesn't look right compared to the black casing IMHO. Gangsta? Nah - more like Vader.
I'm not a bling and announce guy though so it doesn't matter to me if people "know" I have an 8GB or 16GB model. Then again, I'm an engineer so simple + efficient = better. Besides, my car is white so gotta have some contrast in there, yes?
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- 06-28-2008, 02:54 PM #18iPhone Beginner
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I don't know - actually no one knows yet - just how scratch-resistant Apple has made the new backing. It does seem that the white model will show dirt and smudges better than the black model, but the black model has shown more scratches, at least in the pictures we've seen thus far. I'm holding out hope that the test unit, seen in the hands-on review, does not have the same backing as the production model. Of course, we don't know just which "tests" were conducted on that model - they could have used sandpaper on the backing to see just how scratch-resistant it was
I'm a bit torn on the color issue myself. My 5th gen iPod is white, as well as my iMac, but the black and silver looks really nice. I am a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan who works with an Oakland Raiders fan, and he thinks I should get the black model as it has the same colors as the Raiders
All I know is that I want to get this iPhone, even if I have to wait until August, which is when AT&T says I'm upgrade eligible.
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We'll see. If they are similar to MacBooks, then you'll have two choices:
White - shows dirt, grease & cat fur exceptionally well.
Black - specialized fingerprint expert. Captures any within 20 foot radius then smudges.
With either, I have a feeling skins & cases are going to be very big aftermarket additions for most folks.