- 03-07-2010, 08:43 AM #3176
- 03-07-2010, 09:48 AM #3177
Come on, guys. After more than three years and three thousand posts to this thread, nothing, but nothing, ranks with the "steaming pile of failure." Many of the things that are early in the thread have been fixed but the one persistent problem is AT&T. Perhaps it is because I spent last week in San Francisco that I am so sensitive about this but it seems to me that everything else in this list is trivial by comparison.
Please, Apple, make the iPhone contract more like the iPad one. AT&T, please stop imposing arbitrary constraints on the applications of your service. Trust me when I tell you that I am a fan of GSM and resent the money that I spend with Verizon for those applications which you will not permit me to do on the service that I already pay you for.
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- 03-07-2010, 10:01 AM #3178
I got the 3GS when it first came out and here is my top ten list in no particular order
-could not activate cellular network
-phone reads full 3G signal but it is connecting to AT&T's network as well as a iPod touch
-"No Service" status
-static voice quality
-getting yelled at boss, gf, etc because they called 7 times but I didn't get a call
-inconsistent service- it will work like in the ads, followed by nothing for 30 minutes
-spending 45 minutes at home trying to look at CNN's front page or making a call because the network does not work
-paying $65/month for a device that should be called the "iP--n-", not "iPhone"
-and a bonus reason- waiting for the Nexus one on Verizon to come out so I can get a phone that works.
- 03-09-2010, 07:10 PM #3179iPhone Newbie
- 13 Posts
Instead of using the one, big, round button, I wish there was a software way to get to Home and Favorites. I've already had to replace my iPhone when the button began working inconsistently.
- 03-09-2010, 10:10 PM #3180iPhone Newbie
- 13 Posts
Finding a contact
It is too difficult to find someone in Contacts. In the letters index, you have to try to touch a tiny letter then scroll over and over to get to the contact you want. Or, you drag your finger up and down the letters index trying to find your contact. You can open up the Contacts search, but that means you have to manage to touch the tiny question mark at the top of the letters index without hitting the big "+" sign. Then you have to touch in the search field and wait for the keyboard to display.
I would like the Contacts search field and the keyboard to be displayed by default. You should be able to scroll the contacts that are displayed between the Contacts search field and the keyboard.
- 03-10-2010, 09:46 AM #3181
- 03-11-2010, 02:06 PM #3182
- 03-11-2010, 02:59 PM #3183
Service in the two or three locations in which one spends most of one's time trumps everything. If AT&T service is bad in your area, you will not be happy with an iPhone.
(There is a solution, the micro-cell, but it is not, and may never be, generally available.)
(I use a Verizon MiFi to reduce my reliance on AT&T. However, this is a limited and expensive solution to what is a fundamental carrier limitation.)
- 03-11-2010, 04:34 PM #3184
- 03-11-2010, 04:45 PM #3185
- 03-16-2010, 02:01 PM #3186
- 03-16-2010, 07:59 PM #3187
- 03-17-2010, 05:16 AM #3188iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
This guy really nailed it! Add to that list the fact that you have to laboriously untick videos and tunes you want to remove from the phone when you sync. And you can't make the contacts update only from Mac to phone...!
But the most annoying feature is the non operative video output to TV or recorder! Why?
- 03-17-2010, 08:27 PM #3189
- 03-17-2010, 08:52 PM #3190
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- 03-18-2010, 02:58 PM #3191
- 01-06-2013, 11:14 AM #3192
- 01-06-2013, 11:54 AM #3193
- 01-06-2013, 11:58 AM #3194