View Poll Results: What, if any, cutbacks will the economy make on your iPhone?

25. You may not vote on this poll
  • Reducing Voice Plan?

    0 0%
  • Reducing Data Plan?

    1 4.00%
  • Buying Less Music?

    4 16.00%
  • Buying Less TV/Movies?

    5 20.00%
  • Buying Fewer Apps?

    8 32.00%
  • Buying Fewer Cases?

    3 12.00%
  • Buying Fewer Blue Tooth Items?

    3 12.00%
  • Not Upgrading to 3G?

    0 0%
  • Still Spending Huge, Baby?!

    12 48.00%
  • Other? (Please specify with reply)

    2 8.00%
Multiple Choice Poll.
  1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Any plans to cut back on the iPhone given the current economic conditions?
    10-08-2008 01:26 PM
  2. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    I'll probably cut down on the accessories. Mind you, I've already got everything I need. Fortunately, I've got an unlimited data plan with O2 although I did have to stop and think about which voice/SMS plan I wanted. Given there was a 5 difference between about 75 minutes and 600 minutes it wasn't much of a contest. I have started to think about whether or not I really need to buy certain apps and my music buying has really reduced since last year.
    10-08-2008 01:54 PM
  3. avt123's Avatar
    I don't have a case, and I already have all the accessories I want. I am set with my music and everything else too. I have a great deal with AT&T on my plan so I'm not cutting down on anything.
    10-08-2008 02:44 PM
  4. ihateallex's Avatar
    The economy isn't good and just knowing how bad it could get makes me want to start saving more. When I save more, I have less money for non-necessities, like crap for my iPhone.
    10-08-2008 03:08 PM
  5. cjvitek's Avatar
    I am already at the cheapest voice plan, data plan, and messaging plan, so I can't really reduce.

    It would be NICE if AT&T did something like folded 200 minutes into the data plan, or gave us cheaper options, but I am not holding my breath.
    10-09-2008 09:03 AM
  6. mikecc's Avatar
    There is nothing you can cut with $69.99 plan. I think the economy will affect people's decision on whether to buy an iphone or regular phone that you can get for free and without having to sign up a data plan.
    10-09-2008 12:59 PM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    People still buy software? Did not know that.
    10-10-2008 01:49 PM
  8. DomFeeney's Avatar
    Nope, not really.

    Us UK guys get a fantastic deals from O2,

    I plumped for the 45 per month tarrif which hits me up with,

    1. The iPhone 3G for free.
    2. 1200 free mins anytime and to any network.
    3. 500 free txt messages,
    4. Unlimited free 3G/Edge internet access. (worth noting the 3G networks in the UK are mature, coverage is very high, its rare I don't have 3G unless im really out in the sticks)
    5. Free unmetered access to BT Openzone and the cloud wifi hotspots in the UK (This equates to about 7500 free hotspots).

    My bills so far have never been over 45. I feel I've got a great deal and won't downgrade my tariff.

    The only thing that has changed is my music purchasing - Only the odd song here and there - not bought an album in ages.

    10-12-2008 03:57 PM
  9. mclark2112's Avatar
    Probably putting the iPhone on Ebay this week
    10-13-2008 12:58 PM
  10. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    I guess if things get really bad I can put my CD collection and my 2G iPhone on eBay.
    10-13-2008 02:37 PM
  11. tr05prius's Avatar
    I wont cut back much. I enjoy my phone too much
    10-17-2008 11:51 AM
  12. RichardG's Avatar
    Definitely! Not affordable... plans to sell off
    10-18-2008 09:00 AM
  13. AZBear#CB's Avatar
    I have the least expensive voice/data plan so i cannot cut back. I was buying some TV shows but I will be cutting back on that.
    10-18-2008 04:39 PM
  14. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    The great thing about the iphone is that I can ask for gift cards for Christmas.
    10-19-2008 04:30 AM
  15. tuna's Avatar
    My bill has been steadily increasing since I first got the phone. Not becuAae of data charges, but the insane number of text messages I've been using. I had to increase from the 200 texts at $5 to 1500 texts at $15, because when you send 400 texts more than your plan allows, that's an extra $40. I didn't know I was using it that much.

    So, the economy is inversely affecting me.
    10-19-2008 11:42 PM
  16. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    I've started to tighten my belt when it comes to new apps. Now, I look through the lists of apps with reduced prices for ones that are either free or really reduced in price. I have one app that I would really like, but it's rather expensive so I'm not in a position to buy it at the moment. The advantage is, I've become much more discerning and my more recent purchases have been really useful rather than just something I'm slightly curious about.
    10-20-2008 05:20 AM
  17. USCGMK's Avatar
    my spending is staying the same. i never paid for music or movies in the first place. i dont wanna downgrade my rate plan either.
    10-20-2008 06:06 PM
  18. skuwamoto's Avatar
    Definitely won't cut back. It's just not a big enough expense.
    10-21-2008 06:34 PM
  19. avatar test's Avatar
    Any plans to cut back on the iPhone given the current economic conditions?
    Heck I already saved 225$ buy sending my Treo Pro back to Palm and getting the iphone.

    I have no plans to cut back. The only thing I could cut back on is data and what would that do for me???? I'd save 15 bucks a month if I gave up something that means so much to me------> Internet radio!!!! I cant go without NPR!

    1) I do not eat out.
    2) I do not buy new clothes.
    3) I do not live in a big house.
    4) I do not drive a nice car.
    5) I never, never, never take a vacation or a day off work.

    So please, please, please let me stay tuned in to the voices of the world!
    10-26-2008 07:15 AM