1. iphonetom's Avatar
    They are basically the same price, except the ipod has less features. I don't understand why somebody would buy it...
    09-10-2008 07:26 AM
  2. avt123's Avatar
    You don't need to sign up with at&t to buy it.
    09-10-2008 08:39 AM
  3. iphonetom's Avatar
    Oh right, well you don't have to in the United Kingdom. You can have an iPhone on pay as you go with no contract for only a bit more then the iPod touch. Do you HAVE to go into a contract with AT&T in America? No pay as you go option?
    09-10-2008 09:05 AM
  4. avt123's Avatar
    in order to buy the iPhone 3G in America you must sign up for a 2 year contract with AT&T.
    09-10-2008 11:04 AM
  5. iphonetom's Avatar
    in order to buy the iPhone 3G in America you must sign up for a 2 year contract with AT&T.
    What a scam, our contracts are 18 month. But we can simply buy the phone for $700 and then just pay for the calls we make.
    09-10-2008 11:35 AM
  6. rapidblue's Avatar
    Maybe some ppl are loyal to another brand, like BlackBerry for example, but still want an iPod for music.
    Could also prefer having a 32Gb iPod instead of a 16Gb iPhone.
    Just my thoughts
    09-17-2008 06:34 AM
  7. iphonetom's Avatar
    Maybe some ppl are loyal to another brand, like BlackBerry for example, but still want an iPod for music.
    Could also prefer having a 32Gb iPod instead of a 16Gb iPhone.
    Just my thoughts
    I guess so, but BlackBerry's are still great for music.
    09-17-2008 10:45 AM
  8. rapidblue's Avatar
    I guess so, but BlackBerry's are still great for music.
    True, I'm actually still using a BlackBerry - waiting for the iPhone to launch here in South Africa (probably in the next 2 - 3 weeks).
    BlackBerry's are good for music, but I believe the storage and user interface is still better on the iPod Touch
    09-18-2008 01:34 AM
  9. mikecc's Avatar
    Some carriers like Roger in Canada requires 3-year contract for a new cell phone. Do they give more discount though?
    09-18-2008 03:35 PM
  10. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    No, Rogers charges the same $199 or $299 as everyone else, with 3 year contracts, and high monthly fees (I'm paying $100+ and it's short on talk time not even unlimited data!)

    iPod Touch is a very reasonable alternative if you don't want a phone, or an iPhone (if you prefer a feature phone or even a blackberry).

    And when it starts rocking the Skype...
    09-19-2008 11:23 PM
  11. iphonetom's Avatar
    Wow, you people in the USA are getting absolutely ripped off!
    09-24-2008 12:00 PM
  12. MrEClass's Avatar
    I agree we do not have the best deals for obtaining the Iphone but it isn't all that horrible.

    At least we have live in a free country...ok well it is supposed to be free

    That freedom gives us the right to go up to the people in the AT&T store and say "F*** you, you piece of ****, I don't want to sign your stupid contract!"

    Of course, you might not be able to return to that store.
    09-26-2008 11:30 AM
  13. b96t's Avatar
    in singapore, the law prohibit every GSM carrier to lock their handheld. so you can still use your iphone with another GSM carrier. you still have to sign up for a plan, but i heard people who want to buy iphone kinda swap their plan with sum of money to people who wanna sign up a new plan but dont need an iphone..
    11-06-2008 02:32 PM
  14. kiancheong's Avatar
    As far as I know, the local laws here in Malaysia also prohibits handset locking. And with the Official Apple Online Store being launched just last week, we are probably gonna see the same distribution model as Hong Kong (e.g. online sale, officially unlocked) being implemented here. Some say it could be as early as December 2008. Just in time for Christmas!
    11-17-2008 11:41 PM
  15. MrEClass's Avatar
    I believe the U.S., sadly, will not reach the greatness of Malaysia's laws concerning handset locking.

    Cool to hear that though
    11-23-2008 06:46 PM
  16. EmEuS's Avatar
    Never....makes no sense. Can I have a ferrari without the engine...thanks.
    11-23-2008 11:14 PM
  17. cjdaniel's Avatar
    I would buy a touch, if it had a camera. Don't like the phone.
    11-24-2008 10:34 PM
  18. devonair's Avatar
    As odd as it sounds, I would love a data-only Touch -- i.e., an iPhone with without the phone-call capability. Imagine have an always-on data connection over 3G/Edge (depending on location, of course) and the GPS built-in. I would happily pay the $30/mo iPhone data plan to have this type of device. It would make the greatest pocketable internet appliance/ipod/game console. Plus, jailbreak it to run Netshare (or whatever that app was called) and you're carrying a portable wifi hotspot with you at all times!
    01-03-2009 06:32 AM
  19. joeya7x's Avatar
    As odd as it sounds, I would love a data-only Touch -- i.e., an iPhone with without the phone-call capability. Imagine have an always-on data connection over 3G/Edge (depending on location, of course) and the GPS built-in. I would happily pay the $30/mo iPhone data plan to have this type of device. It would make the greatest pocketable internet appliance/ipod/game console. Plus, jailbreak it to run Netshare (or whatever that app was called) and you're carrying a portable wifi hotspot with you at all times!
    Agree 100%
    I personally use PdaNet for my Tethering option, but point well made.
    3G Connectivity, GPS, and full iPod Functionality. totally worth the $30/Month
    And when your contract is up and you dont want to pay the $30/Month, you still basically have an iPod Touch.
    01-04-2009 08:49 PM
  20. msbaylor's Avatar
    No, Rogers charges the same $199 or $299 as everyone else, with 3 year contracts, and high monthly fees (I'm paying $100+ and it's short on talk time not even unlimited data!)
    Eeep
    01-04-2009 10:25 PM
  21. baobei816's Avatar
    I am thinking about buying some wholesale water pipes from this company in China
    but I am not sure if they are legal to bring in to the states? What are the laws on water pipes, bongs, and pipes?
    01-05-2009 12:26 AM
  22. BuddyDave's Avatar
    Did you see "Homeland Security: USA" tonight?

    A guy got busted walking across the border from Mexico into the US carrying a couple glass bong "pipes". Nothing in them, not made of anything illegal - just were obviously bongs, and the customs guys weren't having any of it.

    Cheers, Dave.
    01-07-2009 05:29 AM
  23. joeya7x's Avatar
    How funny, this forum went from the iPod Touch to Pipes/Bongs... All I can say, uhhh good luck with that I guess..
    01-07-2009 05:38 AM
  24. SurfStoked's Avatar
    Because I fell in love with the iphone but I'm stuck on VZW
    01-11-2009 05:42 PM
  25. EnterpriseGlobe's Avatar
    Yeap, I'll still go for blackberry phone.
    01-12-2009 05:11 AM
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