1. Schufly's Avatar
    I have an opportunity to pick up a iPhone 3g from at&t really cheap. I currently have a Blackberry Torch. Is it still worth getting the 3g?
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    08-09-2011 07:35 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    In my opinion yes 3G is still decent and they can be JB and unlocked with not allot of effort I sell them on craigslist all the time to people who have tmobile .. On craigslist they still go for 120 to 150 so I don't see how it could be a bad deal
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    08-09-2011 08:06 PM
  3. Schufly's Avatar
    Thanks Peligro. I have been watching them on CL, and they are pretty consistently in the 140 to 170 range.
    08-09-2011 08:20 PM
  4. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    3G is a great phone but I think it's too slow at this point. I think you would be better off with a 3GS or better.


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    08-09-2011 08:23 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Just a standard 3G? Not a 3GS? The regular 3G phone is not worth it in my opinion because it never took to iOS 4 very well, and the performance of the phone reflects that boldly. I'd spend the little bit extra and buy a 3GS over a 3G any day of the week...
    08-10-2011 09:57 AM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    the iPhone experience on a 3G is completely different than the 3GS

    when you say "I have an opportunity to pick up a iPhone 3g from at&t really cheap" i am assuming you are talkin' upgrade? if that is the case then i would definitely pay the extra $ to get the 3GS, 4 or wait it out and get the Next iPhone
    08-10-2011 11:29 AM
  7. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I suspect that the iPhone 4 will come down to the $99 range when the next model is released at which point it would be a much better value than a $49 iPhone 3GS IMO.
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    08-10-2011 11:33 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I suspect that the iPhone 4 will come down to the $99 range when the next model is released at which point it would be a much better value than a $49 iPhone 3GS IMO.
    Unquestionably...hopefully the price drop on the iPhone 4's will come through, because anything under $200 is a steal for the technology you get in the iPhone 4.
    08-10-2011 12:48 PM
  9. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I have an opportunity to pick up a iPhone 3g from at&t really cheap. I currently have a Blackberry Torch. Is it still worth getting the 3g?
    3G... absolutely no. I just set my Dad up w an old 3G hand-me-down to get him used to iOS until the 5 comes out (or a discounted 4 at the same time) and it is WAY to slow... almost unusable IMO. Now if you meant a 3GS I would say yes -- it is still a viable model, my son and brother both still use a 3GS and it is fine.
    08-10-2011 06:30 PM
  10. dbjaime3's Avatar
    I would wait till the 5 comes out and purchase a 4. I just wished my 4 held more music.
    08-11-2011 03:52 PM
  11. sandmanfvr's Avatar
    I don't mean to take over a thread, but don't' want post another for a similar question:

    My manager took his AT&T Blackberry and put it in a iphone 3GS and he said he edit the APN and it is working fine, AT&T hasn't bothered him (might now being these are corporate blackberry accounts). I want to do this with a 3GS and been googling and saw the settings are something like:

    At&t apn & mms settings android | Nerdy Nerd Nerdz:: A bit of everything Nerdy in Cyber World

    I looked into my blackberry and have some of those settings already I am wondering:

    1) What did he change for the iphone?
    2) Does this change it on the SIM card or just in the phone?

    Thanks!
    08-12-2011 12:11 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If the SIM card is a 3G sim card, they are interchangeable...

    iPhone 4 uses a micro SIM so you have to get an adaptor...but that's neither here nor there because you're talking 3GS.
    08-12-2011 01:38 PM
  13. sandmanfvr's Avatar
    Mine is orange and blue, NO 3g symbol on it but my blackberry is 3g. Can I do what I want?
    08-12-2011 01:54 PM
  14. Schufly's Avatar
    Thanks for all the helpful advice. I ended up getting a 3gs from Best Buy. I like it, however I feel it is a little underpowered compared to my wife's ip4. I think I may take advantage of my 30 day trade in and go up to the 4.
    08-14-2011 11:07 AM
  15. Peligro911's Avatar
    Thanks for all the helpful advice. I ended up getting a 3gs from Best Buy. I like it, however I feel it is a little underpowered compared to my wife's ip4. I think I may take advantage of my 30 day trade in and go up to the 4.
    No doubt iPhone 4 is more powerfully and better display moat people I see get 3G or 3GS because of money or because of wanting to use on tmobile.
    08-14-2011 01:49 PM
  16. Schufly's Avatar
    As a user of 3GS, it's still good phone.
    I agree. The more I get used to it, the happier I am with it.
    08-18-2011 06:24 PM
  17. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Thanks for all the helpful advice. I ended up getting a 3gs from Best Buy. I like it, however I feel it is a little underpowered compared to my wife's ip4. I think I may take advantage of my 30 day trade in and go up to the 4.
    The iP4 is definitely faster and has a much better screen... one thought, if you re-upped a two-year contract with this purchase I would definitely go back and get the 4, the 3GS will be long in the tooth by the time you get to another upgrade point if you re-upped. If you are free of a contract IMO you are fine for a while...
    08-18-2011 07:12 PM
  18. sandmanfvr's Avatar
    Nobody? 10 char
    08-19-2011 01:36 AM
  19. polygrafix's Avatar
    Yes, iphone 3G is a very good phone, and you are then initiated into the apple family
    I have an opportunity to pick up a iPhone 3g from at&t really cheap. I currently have a Blackberry Torch. Is it still worth getting the 3g?
    08-19-2011 04:22 AM
  20. Eileen89's Avatar
    No doubt iPhone 4 is more powerfully and better display moat people I see get 3G or 3GS because of money or because of wanting to use on tmobile.
    The iPhone 4 works on T-Mobile as well provided that it's unlocked. My iPhone 4 worked fine with my T-Mobile prepaid micro sim.


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    08-19-2011 09:44 AM
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