1. Kimifyify's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    Can anyone help with removing apps .... after my iphone was stolen (with 20mths still to pay on my plan) I took the option of buying a used iphone. So far it has been fine .... except I dont know alot about jail broken phones and because this phone has cydia on it and I dont seem to be able to remove any apps I didnt load via my computer or my app account - i'm guessing its been jailbroken.
    I had the phone unlocked so I could use any carrier without any problems but thought that would restore it to factory settings (obviously not). So if anyone could steer me in the right direction....keeping in mind I dont want to end up with an iphone that is an expensive paperweight.... I'd be most appreciative.
    Cheers,
    Kimi :-))
    06-01-2010 07:30 AM
  2. whmurray's Avatar
    Anyone think they will allow most people to upgrade to lock them in for another 2 years at the higher breach rate of $350 to keep them from going to Verizon in 2011?
    interesting thought. I have thought all along that the higher ETF was about a lock-in when exclusivity ends. You can go to Verizon if you want but AT&T will get theirs first.
    06-01-2010 08:44 AM
  3. whmurray's Avatar
    I have purchased on launch date every year. Last year I paid $499-. My upgrade date is 11/2010. However, there is "no commitment" language in there? Anyone know anything about that? Does it mean that if I pay full price again, I will not have to have a contract?
    06-01-2010 09:14 AM
  4. sirchip's Avatar
    man this kills me that i get the 3g and then 4 months later the 3gs comes out. then here comes the 4th g phone and i STILL cant upgrade until October when it seems like there are some people on here that can upgrade come the 20th of the month when they got the 3gs last year....gggrrrrr
    06-01-2010 12:18 PM
  5. whmurray's Avatar
    man this kills me that i get the 3g and then 4 months later the 3gs comes out. then here comes the 4th g phone and i STILL cant upgrade until October when it seems like there are some people on here that can upgrade come the 20th of the month when they got the 3gs last year....gggrrrrr
    Well, it is such inequities that make me object to the price distortions that the "subsidies" introduce.

    If the initial cost is such a hurdle, a better way to deal with it would be for the carriers to offer an option to finance the cost of the phone over some agreed upon period. That they do not do so suggests to me that the real issue is resisting 'churn' rather than overcoming resistance to the price of the device. Note that two million in sixty days paid an un-subsidized price for the iPad. Millions have purchased un-subsidized Touches.
    Last edited by whmurray; 06-01-2010 at 12:33 PM.
    06-01-2010 12:30 PM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Really? Maybe it is time to switch to Telus like everyone else in my family. Hmm.

    EDIT! I take that back. After looking at Telus' Data plans they are terrible. I pay $100 or so a month on Rogers, and I get 6GB of Data, Unlimited MMS, SMS, 150 mins of talk time, unlimited nights and weekends, my 5 and visual voice mail. On Telus.. the most I can get with the $100 plan is 3GB of data.. that will not due. I have used 4.7 this month out of my 6GB. I am what you call. A heavy user.

    EDIT! AGAIN! I take back the first edit. I am most likely switching to Telus with the $65 plan.
    I'm not going to switch to Telus and ESPECIALLY not Bell purely because Rogers has the best customer service. Any time I have a problem, they always fix it, they reimburse me for charges that I technically deserve but was not aware that I would receive, etc. etc. I know that with Bell, everything is the customer's fault. Their customer service is some of the worst ever. Telus is a little better, but it's not like Rogers.
    06-01-2010 01:00 PM
  7. sirchip's Avatar
    Well, it is such inequities that make me object to the price distortions that the "subsidies" introduce.

    If the initial cost is such a hurdle, a better way to deal with it would be for the carriers to offer an option to finance the cost of the phone over some agreed upon period. That they do not do so suggests to me that the real issue is resisting 'churn' rather than overcoming resistance to the price of the device. Note that two million in sixty days paid an un-subsidized price for the iPad. Millions have purchased un-subsidized Touches.
    actually the financing of a new phone over say 12 months wouldnt be a bad idea
    06-01-2010 03:12 PM
  8. whmurray's Avatar
    actually the financing of a new phone over say 12 months wouldnt be a bad idea
    Perhaps. However, there is little doubt in my mind that subsides, contracts, and ETFs suck.
    06-01-2010 03:27 PM
  9. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    my upgrade date is March 2011

    might as well wait for the 2011 iPhone
    06-01-2010 07:35 PM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    my upgrade date is March 2011

    might as well wait for the 2011 iPhone
    Perhaps. I upgrade when there is something I want. I pay AT&T grudgingly because I pay in Apple dollars. One of the things I want is the end of AT&T exclusivity. Of course, I want international interoperability too. I plan to save my GSM iPhone and use it whan I travel after I switch to Verizon or Sprint. My Vonage number rings on as many different phones as I like. For the rest of you, there is Google Voice.
    06-01-2010 10:57 PM
  11. whmurray's Avatar
    I no longer care. I am so tired of being screwed over by the "steaming pile of failure" that I just want to be free of them.

    Steve, it is time to end the exclusivity.
    06-04-2010 01:47 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    Bought my 3GS 1 week after release last June and my line became eligible again as of 05/30/10. w00t!
    06-04-2010 09:24 PM
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