1. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    who doesn't have an Iphone yet...but stalks this forum religiously.

    I'm trying to hold out till the 5th version as TMO is cutting off data service on the phone I have now as they will no longer be supporting it as of May 30th. But, I don't know if I can.

    I just want to say thanks for all the helpful posts. I'm hoping to be a pro when I finally do get mine.
    03-09-2011 10:35 AM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    yes you are now it's time to change that LOL just playing there are lots I'm sure people are on here all the time without owning an iPhone.
    03-09-2011 10:37 AM
  3. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    Believe me...I am >thisclose< to caving.
    03-09-2011 10:52 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    I assume you have a sidekick?
    03-09-2011 11:11 AM
  5. swooshme's Avatar
    My in law has a sidekick and she is that as an opportunity to end her contract with T-Mobile without incurring an ETF. All T-mobile sidekick users who want to end contract without ETF has to do it between March 31st and May 31st.
    03-09-2011 11:17 AM
  6. impaler's Avatar
    I think it would be wise to wait until this summer, to see what Apple unveils. I think purchasing a iPhone 4, either the GSM or CDMA variant, right now, although not necessarily a terrible thing, would put you in the position of having an outdated piece of hardware three months from now. The iPhone 4 has had its share of issues, too, and rumors are (and they're only that) the antenna issues plagued by having an externally-exposed antenna will go away if/when they move it back inside the housing, behind the Apple logo. I know I'm holding off until this summer, my 3GS works just fine, and the 4 is the first phone I've skipped since the original 2G iPhone. I'll also be close to out of contract by then and can look at better options.
    03-09-2011 11:39 AM
  7. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    Indeed I do have a SK and believe it or not I still love it. I've had the Ipod Touch (2nd Gen) to help with the Iphone craving.

    I'm leaning towards not waiting and by the time my contract is up, there will be the Iphone 6.
    03-09-2011 11:46 AM
  8. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    My in law has a sidekick and she is that as an opportunity to end her contract with T-Mobile without incurring an ETF. All T-mobile sidekick users who want to end contract without ETF has to do it between March 31st and May 31st.
    I've been on month to month for some time. So I won't incur any fees.
    03-09-2011 11:47 AM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Your contract won't be up when iPhone 6 comes out. It'll be up just before iPhone 7 comes out. In any case, it's definitely worth it to wait. iOS 5 is going to bring some awesome new features, and there will definitely be features that only the iPhone 5 will be able to use. I STRONGLY suggest that you wait. It's only a 1-2 month wait after you cancel your contract in May.
    03-09-2011 11:58 AM
  10. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    Unfortunately I don't want to be left hanging without a phone for 2 months and who knows if it will be released then. I realize they have a track record...but...

    It so annoys me to no end how fast they put out new phones. Luckily, I usually hold on to my phones for at least 2 years anyway before upgrading.

    It would be nice to hang on till version 5 just for the antenna fix that will most like be included...as I will probably go with AT&T since the phone can be used internationally.
    03-09-2011 12:18 PM
  11. ghostface147's Avatar
    It would be nice to hang on till version 5 just for the antenna fix that will most like be included...
    There is no antenna issue. Otherwise users worldwide would be in uproar. It's an issue with low initial signal from AT&T. I am sure their engineers took human contact into consideration.
    03-09-2011 12:24 PM
  12. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    There is no antenna issue. Otherwise users worldwide would be in uproar. It's an issue with low initial signal from AT&T. I am sure their engineers took human contact into consideration.
    My bad....I thought there was a big stink about dropping calls by holding the phone a certain way because of the antenna and you had to get a special case so this wouldn't happen.
    03-09-2011 01:12 PM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It so annoys me to no end how fast they put out new phones. Luckily, I usually hold on to my phones for at least 2 years anyway before upgrading.
    Wow you definitely wouldn't be the model Android customer LOL they release new phones like every other day sheesh.
    03-09-2011 03:05 PM
  14. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    Wow you definitely wouldn't be the model Android customer LOL they release new phones like every other day sheesh.
    When I was researching Android phones it just gave me a headache there were so many I gave up and decided the Iphone was the one I was going to go with.
    03-09-2011 03:14 PM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    You could try to find a 3GS on ebay or something for fairly cheap to hold you over.
    Itsfoxy likes this.
    03-09-2011 03:23 PM
  16. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    You could try to find a 3GS on ebay or something for fairly cheap to hold you over.
    That's actually a good idea! I think I'll look into that. Thanks.
    03-10-2011 07:04 AM
  17. moneymike47's Avatar
    who doesn't have an Iphone yet...but stalks this forum religiously.

    I'm trying to hold out till the 5th version as TMO is cutting off data service on the phone I have now as they will no longer be supporting it as of May 30th. But, I don't know if I can.

    I just want to say thanks for all the helpful posts. I'm hoping to be a pro when I finally do get mine.
    I don't have an iPhone yet either, but I'm getting it this weekend and i'm really excited cause i feel like that wait has been an eternity, and to wait till the iPhone 5, would be too long of a wait for me.
    03-10-2011 05:01 PM
  18. BLiNK's Avatar
    I don't have an iPhone yet either, but I'm getting it this weekend and i'm really excited cause i feel like that wait has been an eternity, and to wait till the iPhone 5, would be too long of a wait for me.

    are you going to get a case for it?

    what about a screen protector?

    any plans on jailbreaking it?

    what if you drop it while walking out of the store??
    03-10-2011 05:07 PM
  19. ebedoun's Avatar
    Once I was fed up enough with my blackberry and decided to finally go with the iPhone, I decided to wait for the iPhone 4. I thought about getting a 3Gs to tie me over, but they were still pretty expensive back then. I even tried swapping my 9700 for a 3Gs on craigslist. Now I know why nobody would want to trade. Loving my iPhone.
    03-10-2011 05:31 PM
  20. moneymike47's Avatar
    are you going to get a case for it?

    what about a screen protector?

    any plans on jailbreaking it?

    what if you drop it while walking out of the store??
    Whoa whoa whoa! What's with all the questions? lol

    I am getting a case for it, i'll prob get a bumper for now, but then either get the Barely there case or Pop case.

    I'll def get a screen protector

    Prob won't jailbreak it until i get bored of the phone

    Don't even joke around.
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    I feel like you're making fun of me lmaooo
    03-10-2011 10:41 PM
  21. BLiNK's Avatar
    Whoa whoa whoa! What's with all the questions? lol

    I am getting a case for it, i'll prob get a bumper for now, but then either get the Barely there case or Pop case.

    I'll def get a screen protector

    Prob won't jailbreak it until i get bored of the phone

    Don't even joke around.
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    I feel like you're making fun of me lmaooo
    haha! no not at all. these are all the same questions that i thought about probably more than a normal human being should

    anyways, have fun!
    03-10-2011 11:33 PM
  22. Duvi's Avatar
    getting a cheap smartphone for now is your best bet if you're trying to wait for the i5 to drop.

    i honestly never had problems until i moved into this house with reception. verizon and t-mobile suck in here too and is because of how the house is built. my sprint devices the best service (3 bars). i did however get MicroCell, so I always have excellent service, at home or out and about. I'm in the NYC region (North Jersey).
    03-11-2011 12:45 AM
  23. muckdog's Avatar
    Yeah, definitely hold off until this summer. You'll get the faster chip and more memory (most likely). Definitely worth it! Just 3 months-ish....
    03-11-2011 02:34 AM
  24. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    Yeah, I priced the Iphone 3 on Ebay and they are still running more than what it would be to get into an Iphone 4. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get the 4. I can't wait another 4 months. I've been waiting years already. lol.
    03-11-2011 07:55 AM
  25. justin_aga's Avatar
    check craigslist too
    03-11-2011 09:53 AM
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