Is the $49 dollar 3GS...
worth getting at this point in the game? Me and the wife are considering the switch...the only reason we're considering the 3GS is that $50 bucks is a hell of a deal.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
We got the 3GS' and are super stoked. I want to thank all the folks who put forth their opinions. They were all appreciated.
Last edited by ring o fire; 04-27-2011 at 11:24 PM.
- 04-17-2011, 02:58 PM #2
- 04-17-2011, 03:05 PM #3
- 04-17-2011, 03:13 PM #4
I got this for my parents over Christmas.
The way I look at it, they don't care about having a "cutting edge" device, they don't care about some of the features that the iPhone 4 has. As such, getting them an iPhone 4 (even if I waited till it reduced in price) wasn't worth it, because most of the features wouldn't be things they wanted to use. They mostly just cared about some basic apps, texting, camera, etc.
- 04-17-2011, 06:09 PM #5
- 04-17-2011, 06:16 PM #6
- 04-17-2011, 06:28 PM #7
- 04-17-2011, 07:10 PM #9
Dont do it! look at all the new apps that come out that say iphone 4 , ipad only....why wast the money on a phone they wont even support after 6 more months with updates? If you plan on keeping it 2 years and renewing contract you will be sorry...no contract go for it!
- 04-17-2011, 09:38 PM #11
BTW I have a 3GS that I bought 2 days after they announced the $49 deal and I couldn't be happier. I'm retired, and couldn't justify the cost of an iPhone 4. There are also apps that replace some of the iPhone 4 only apps/features like FaceTime and Find My Phone. They are available from the App Store, and you don't need to jailbreak your phone.
- 04-17-2011, 10:12 PM #12
- 04-17-2011, 10:50 PM #13
- 04-18-2011, 01:41 PM #15
- 04-18-2011, 01:49 PM #16
- 04-18-2011, 02:20 PM #17
Total cost of ownership for average AT&T contract for two years.
3GS - $2,210
4G - $2,360
edited for 2 phones!
3GS - $4,420
4G - $4,720
Do people just not count the monthly cost of having a cell phone when determining what phone to get?
- 04-18-2011, 03:18 PM #18
- 04-18-2011, 04:35 PM #19
- 04-18-2011, 04:37 PM #20
- 04-19-2011, 03:18 AM #21
- 04-19-2011, 04:34 AM #22
Garz is right. The 3G has been phased put of updates, and that phone is only 2 years old.
This time next year, chances are your 3GS will no longer be supported, yet you'll still be on the dreaded 2 year contract.
Get the iPhone 4. It's nicer in all possible ways. Price should not be an issue if you're shelling out for a phone. After all, you only get to do it once per 2 years.
- 04-19-2011, 01:38 PM #23
- 04-20-2011, 11:51 PM #24
Most apps that I see and use are supported on the 3GS. As long as a significant number of people still use the device it will be supported. I'd say the 3GS maybe has another 12 months in its development life for apps, but remember any app that you have on there should still work after that time.
- 04-21-2011, 06:00 AM #25
Why renew a contract there's got to be a ton of them on ebay or other online sales sites for dirt cheap. So buy one online and hook it up with your carrier then you'll still have the availability to sign a contract when the iPhone 4 goes down low.