Purchasing iPhone tomorrow...advise
Hi, New to the site and first post. Some great info here!
After some iPhone research, I've decided to purchase and will probably do so tomorrow. I'm currently an ATT customer.
Just wondering if anyone has any advise or concerns. If you were to do it over again, would you buy? Any reason I should wait a month or 2? It seems like there is something always coming so if its not earth shattering I might as well buy now.
My only hesitation is other offerings like blkberry and Android (which I haven't researched much.) iPhone seems to be the best thing out right now.
Would appreciate any thoughts or comments.
Thanks so much,
PS. Oh, and deciding between 8 & 16GB. Can anyone give me a feel for space on the iPhone. (I don't own too much music-mainly apps, pre-installed, photos)
Last edited by newtotipb; 10-13-2008 at 12:10 AM.
- 10-13-2008, 08:36 AM #2
- 10-13-2008, 11:27 AM #3
I believe even if you buy at eBay you still have to sign up for a new 2-year plan. And its costs nearly $600 at eBay. So, buying directly from Apple or AT&T will be cheaper and safer. I don't see any reason to wait for a better phone. The next phone that's better than the iphone 3G will be iphone 4G, which may not come out untill 2 years later. Are you currently in a contract? If so, how long have you been in the contract?
- 10-13-2008, 11:59 AM #4
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I purchased my iPhone about 2 weeks ago and the love it. I dropped my Blackberry for it and couldn't be happier. Two question you should ask yourself is 1. What do you plan on using the phone for. I use mine for work and it was a pain to get the email to sych over but once that was done I was smooth from there on out. If it's for work, check you IT department to see if they support the iPhone and 2. If the extra $100 bucks won't hurt your pocket book shoot for the 16 gig. You never know when the extra space will be needed for all the cool apps at the apps store. I was to quick in a hurry and bought the 8gig becuase the store I went to was out of the 16gig.
Thanks for the replies so far.
I won't use mine for business, they make me use an older blackberry for that and I can't download anything with it except what the company allows. (not much)
I've already been with ATT for 3 yrs so okay there. iPhone will be for personal use.
I do have a question about the 8g vs 16g. I was all set to purchase the 8g. Can't imagine I'd fill it up. I don't think I own more than 100 songs. Apps seem pretty small. What fills up your iPhone to "stretch" 8g? I'm sure movies can be large but those would be temporary. Help me out and missing something b4 I purchase. Thx.
- 10-13-2008, 01:05 PM #6
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- 10-13-2008, 04:51 PM #7
- 10-13-2008, 05:09 PM #8
- 10-13-2008, 06:45 PM #9
Geesh, they fee the "heck" out of us on this thing, don't they. Can't we just buy a flat $30-$50 insurance on it like we did on all the other phones?
I just called BB and it is $15 / mo. No, thanks, I think I'll just be very careful.
Last edited by newtotipb; 10-13-2008 at 07:40 PM.
- 10-13-2008, 08:14 PM #11
Bit the bullet...new iPhone owner!
Thanks for all of the replies! I purchased the 16gb phone today. I've had just enough time to make some calls and not much else.
I've not been able to connect to the internet yet. Not sure but I must be doing something wrong. I would have thought that possible at least with 3G (its on).
- 10-14-2008, 11:10 PM #13
- 10-18-2008, 11:12 AM #15iPhone Intermediate
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Also, I use mine all the time (checking email, using the iPod watching movies and videos, etc) and the battery is an issue. However, so was my LG and so is my old iPod. It's not miracle technology but it works very well. JustMobile makes a cool battery backup and get yourself a car adapter.
Welcome to Just Mobile
- 10-18-2008, 08:08 PM #16
- 10-19-2008, 06:05 PM #17
- 11-03-2008, 06:27 AM #18
How far do you get through the day using e-mail activesynch? This seems to be one of the biggest battery burners.
Also for those concerned about insurance- I always buy major devices with my American Express card. The double warranty has paid off several times including replacing a Palm TX and repairing an out of warranty camera.
- 11-07-2008, 09:12 AM #19