1. Tennisman120's Avatar
    Hello everybody! I think i made a bad decision. So about 3 months ago, i was getting tired of my iphone and sold it. I opened up another line through my family to try out the Pre. Loved <3 the software. (which is better than iPhone OS in my opinion, besides lack of Open GL and other goodies...) I had severe hardware issues and run-ins with sprint. They pissed me off way to much, and no one new anything. So i canceled that and kept on my Tmo line (which is $10 a month. Unlim. data and msg. and 500 mins! i know im special ) Great service, far surpassing ATT, at-least in our area. I have an unlocked HTC Hero and absolutely love it! Only becuase of Sense UI and i know there is a big update coming in October with the Sprint Hero. Its good and all, but im really missing some features of the iphone. like real bad. Some of my favorite apps and stuff... So basically what i am is wondering if it is worth it to get another iPhone. And don't say no because of google voice... I got it the day it came out along with all the other removed apps, so that doesnt bother me. I am a Jailbreaker (glasklart + city lights +chromofari + android battery) I am on Tmo, so i am considering forking out the dough for a Factory Unlocked one from online. Do you guys think its worth it? All that money?


    Thanks

    Patrick mandia aka tennisman120
    09-01-2009 12:43 PM
  2. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    yeppppppppp...im also on tmo and bought one unlocked and jailbroken!!...i have the 2G tho, because i kno a few ppl who have the 3G and it doesnt work well with tmo!!
    09-01-2009 01:01 PM
  3. Tennisman120's Avatar
    I dont care about 3g. Tmo's edge is fast! I was thinking about getting factory unlocled so I dnt have to worry about getting bricked what's the best place to get one? (3gs cause I want video!) Is worth it to get another iPhone though?
    09-01-2009 01:11 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    I dont care about 3g. Tmo's edge is fast! I was thinking about getting factory unlocled so I dnt have to worry about getting bricked what's the best place to get one? (3gs cause I want video!) Is worth it to get another iPhone though?
    If you think T-Mobiles EDGE is fast... all I have to say is wow...

    Posts like this crack me up because after using an iPhone you've ruined all other phones out there. No matter what other phones I get to try out the iPhone is always waiting for my return. Moral of the story, if you are currently using an iPhone and want to try something else - don't sell the iPhone because you will return.
    09-01-2009 01:25 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    yeppppppppp...im also on tmo and bought one unlocked and jailbroken!!...i have the 2G tho, because i kno a few ppl who have the 3G and it doesnt work well with tmo!!
    Doesn't work well because it doesn't work at all. T-Mobile does not support the 3G bands needed for an iPhone 3G/3GS.

    Unless of course you are strictly talking about the device itself. Which is crazy as it works no differently than the 2g iPhone. Minus 3G obviously.
    09-01-2009 01:26 PM
  6. Tennisman120's Avatar
    I dont know why, theres just something about the iPhone that is drawing me back. I love the Hero and all, but its just not an iPhone.... SO basically what you saying is that i need an Iphone 2g? By not working at all, what do you mean? internet doesnt work? Cause one of my family members works at tmo and uses her iphone. seems to work. Please explain more...
    09-01-2009 01:30 PM
  7. Tennisman120's Avatar
    dude about the edge on tmo, ill record a vid of my hero their edge. it was as fast as my iPhone on att's 3g. faster. seriously. idk if its just the phone or what, but it really is fast.
    09-01-2009 01:32 PM
  8. Tennisman120's Avatar
    hmm. is tere any way to get a new 2g?
    09-01-2009 01:33 PM
  9. Jeremy's Avatar
    dude about the edge on tmo, ill record a vid of my hero their edge. it was as fast as my iPhone on att's 3g. faster. seriously. idk if its just the phone or what, but it really is fast.
    You must be in a very weak AT&T 3G area. You can put the Hero on WiFi and my 3GS on 3G will run circles around it especially with the Hero's current firmware. (No joke)
    09-01-2009 01:34 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    hmm. is tere any way to get a new 2g?
    No.............

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    09-01-2009 01:34 PM
  11. Tennisman120's Avatar
    att is pretty bad in my area. should i just search craigslist for the 2g? worth it?
    09-01-2009 01:39 PM
  12. Franberry's Avatar
    I dont know why, theres just something about the iPhone that is drawing me back. I love the Hero and all, but its just not an iPhone.... SO basically what you saying is that i need an Iphone 2g? By not working at all, what do you mean? internet doesnt work? Cause one of my family members works at tmo and uses her iphone. seems to work. Please explain more...
    You can use a 3g, you just wont get 3g speed, because as the op said, Tmo's 3g frequency is different than ATT's. Tmo customer service reps will actually tell you to turn off the 3G mode.
    09-01-2009 01:40 PM
  13. Jeremy's Avatar
    You can use a 3g, you just wont get 3g speed, because as the op said, Tmo's 3g frequency is different than ATT's. Tmo customer service reps will actually tell you to turn off the 3G mode.
    So anyone does not get confused by the above: You can use a iPhone 3G on T-Mobile yes. However you can not use the 3G band at all and that's why you must turn off 3G.
    09-01-2009 01:43 PM
  14. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    ok so do u think it would be wiser to buy a 2G and use with Tmo?? IMO it would be pointless buying a 3G and use with Tmo if u wont have 3G speeds...

    EDIT: thats why i bought a 2G instead of the 3G...when Tmo finally decides to upgrade then i will upgrade right along with them
    09-01-2009 01:43 PM
  15. Tennisman120's Avatar
    i understand i will have to use edge. will i be able to use a 3gs on their edge? is it worth it to get a factory unlocked version?
    09-01-2009 01:43 PM
  16. Jeremy's Avatar
    att is pretty bad in my area. should i just search craigslist for the 2g? worth it?
    I'd say no, but that is just me. Depends on how much you are going to pay and exactly what you are looking for. To me I could never go back to EDGE only service. That is what stops me from picking up a HTC Hero of my own. Just can't do it.

    And yes you can use a 3GS on T-Mobile as well.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
    09-01-2009 01:44 PM
  17. Franberry's Avatar
    ok so do u think it would be wiser to buy a 2G and use with Tmo?? IMO it would be pointless buying a 3G and use with Tmo if u wont have 3G speeds...

    EDIT: thats why i bought a 2G instead of the 3G...when Tmo finally decides to upgrade then i will upgrade right along with them
    The 3g does have built-in GPS, which the 2g doesnt.
    09-01-2009 01:48 PM
  18. Tennisman120's Avatar
    well yes. but i like the video camera etc.... i am not focused on speed cause the tmo edge i have in my area is fast. i havent been on reliable 3g for about 4 1/2 months so...


    thanks!!!
    09-01-2009 01:49 PM
  19. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    i have GPS in both my cars so thats not important to me
    09-01-2009 01:50 PM
  20. Franberry's Avatar
    well yes. but i like the video camera etc.... i am not focused on speed cause the tmo edge i have in my area is fast. i havent been on reliable 3g for about 4 1/2 months so...


    thanks!!!
    If you get an unlocked/jailbroken 2g or 3g, you can always get "Cycorder" from Cydia and then you'll have the video recorder. Just saying....if you want to save a few bucks. Imo, the aftermarket price for a 3gs is outrageous whereas you can get 2g's or 3g's relatively cheap on Ebay.
    09-01-2009 01:54 PM
  21. Tennisman120's Avatar
    yea i guess. so does that mean i cant use an app like tom tom on the 2g?
    09-01-2009 01:57 PM
  22. Franberry's Avatar
    yea i guess. so does that mean i cant use an app like tom tom on the 2g?
    Sorry, I didnt mean to confuse you. You can always get an app like Tom Tom to add GPS functionality to the 2g. It just isnt built-in like it is on the 3g.
    09-01-2009 02:12 PM
  23. Tennisman120's Avatar
    ok. i kinda get what ur saying...i think. so ike i couldnt get directions or follow the car live on google maps?
    09-01-2009 02:17 PM
  24. Franberry's Avatar
    ok. i kinda get what ur saying...i think. so ike i couldnt get directions or follow the car live on google maps?
    No, you can still do both of those things. The difference is that the 2g (via an app) uses cellphone tower triangulation to determine your location, as opposed to a real GPS device which uses GPS satellites.which is obviously more precise and quicker.
    09-01-2009 03:45 PM
  25. Tennisman120's Avatar
    oo. gotcha. thanks!
    09-01-2009 03:49 PM
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