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Maxx_75 06-27-2007 03:44 AM

Anyone else getting an iPhone ??
 
On Friday or whenever I can get them I will be getting 2 iPhones for my wife and I. This is going to be a chunk of change to be sure but why wife needs a new phone bad and it would cost a bit to get a new phone and plan with Verizon anyway so I guess we are diving in. We also plan to loose the land line to help out with the cost.

I figure 1198 + tax for 1303.42 for the 2 8 gig iPhones. ouch.

110 + taxes ect for 130 a month + 36 for activation (hopefully not x2). ouch.

We pay about 75 a month with Verizon and will save 30 a month dropping the land line so we are looking at a monthly increase of about 25 bucks.

Wish me luck finding 2 iPhones !

Tejstar 06-27-2007 10:19 AM

Please let us know how you get on. The iPhone is not due to hit our shores until the end of the year. The reviews so far have been quite positive, personally I'm not sure how I'd get on with a touchscreen keypad.

Either way some piccies are a must!

The Bandit 06-27-2007 10:42 AM

I thought long and hard about it, but decided against it -- at least initially. I'd have to pay the termination fee to break contract with Sprint, the out of pocket costs would be more to me per month (currently on a family plan with my parents -- 1/3rd of that is less than the monthly iPhone contract) and, compared to the Sprint data network, AT&T is pretty slow.

I've currently got a Windows Mobile PPC/phone that gets the job done.. it's a little beat up, but I can browse the web, check my email, and even tether it via Bluetooth to use as a broadband modem for the MacBook if I have to.

Also, early reports are showing that you can't use an MP3 as a ringtone on the iPhone... and I refuse to own a phone that won't play the Magnum PI theme song as a ringtone. Refuse.

morphinapg 06-27-2007 12:10 PM

I think I'm going to get one, yes it'll be pretty expensive, but I should be able to afford it. I really hope they could offer an option, since you have to get a 2 year contract, that you could spread the payment of the iPhone across the two years, which would basically only add $20-25 per month on to your bill instead of paying the whole $500-$600 upfront.

D3lta 06-27-2007 12:38 PM

I want one really bad... but the $600 price tag is what's keeping me away from it.

Anyways, good luck finding 2! Please post pictures and a mini-review of it when you get it.

Thanks.

miDnIghtEr 06-27-2007 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delta_FX (Post 178450)
I want one really bad... but the $600 price tag is what's keeping me away from it.

Anyways, good luck finding 2! Please post pictures and a mini-review of it when you get it.

Thanks.

agreed...p_-

mondayshift 06-27-2007 08:01 PM

if i had $600 damn dollars i'd be swimming in Blu waters and making phone calls from my house line.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...hone-009-1.jpg

but if someone gave me a free iPhone with free service than that's OK.

Maxx_75 06-27-2007 08:18 PM

Well after looking into things a bit more I think that I am only going to get one for now. My wife really needs a new phone and I hardly use mine at all since I am alwalys home with the boy. If I was to get paroled to go to a baseball game or something I could just use her phone while she stays home with the boy. So here is the new math. We keep the landline and just get one iPhone.

499 + 43.91 tax = 542.91

60 + tax and fees = 70ish a month + 36 activation.

I may still get her a 8 giger. I hear that the OS takes like 800 megs by itself sooo.....

Mabey there will only be one type when I get there assuming I can get one at all. What do you guy think ? Is another 4 gigs worth 100 bucks ?

illegalprelude 06-27-2007 08:46 PM

ill be in line too. Friday. 6pm. Let the count down begin.

For the extra 4GB, hell yes. $100, no problem I would say. I mean your about to pay $500 anyways. What not $600.

miDnIghtEr 06-27-2007 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxx_75 (Post 179018)
Well after looking into things a bit more I think that I am only going to get one for now. My wife really needs a new phone and I hardly use mine at all since I am alwalys home with the boy. If I was to get paroled to go to a baseball game or something I could just use her phone while she stays home with the boy. So here is the new math. We keep the landline and just get one iPhone.

499 + 43.91 tax = 542.91

60 + tax and fees = 70ish a month + 36 activation.

I may still get her a 8 giger. I hear that the OS takes like 800 megs by itself sooo.....

Mabey there will only be one type when I get there assuming I can get one at all. What do you guy think ? Is another 4 gigs worth 100 bucks ?

damn... get her a pink razor.. and you keep the i-phone. you know how chicks are with fragile electronics. well, most ladies. my girlfriend of 2 years included...

nelll 06-28-2007 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by illegalprelude (Post 179054)
ill be in line too. Friday. 6pm. Let the count down begin.

For the extra 4GB, hell yes. $100, no problem I would say. I mean your about to pay $500 anyways. What not $600.


Remember the Geek's law prelude: Do not buy First generation of anything. I want to get one too and I have the money for it but something it’s not right here. AT&T? No F***** way and plus without activation the phone will not work, not even the ipod features.

Legobricke 06-28-2007 12:11 PM

I think the 600 bucks would better spent on a shrink!

600 bucks for a cell phone???? and on top of that having to switch service providers????

No way.... Verizon runs circles around AT&T....

I had Nextel and also AT&T (Cingular) in Florida/Maryland/New York and cut both off to go to Verizon and have never looked back...

Now... if the Iphone were going Verizon.... I might look.... but $600 bucks???

I would have to pass....

Lego...

P.S. - Good luck on capturing one!

tranzparentl 06-28-2007 12:45 PM

I have a 20GB iPod that I've had for about 2-3 years now.

I am in desperate need for a new one because 20GB isn't even close to enough space for me and the iPhone max's out at 8GB.

I'm hoping soon after the iPhone launch they announce a new line of regular iPods. Hopefully widescreen/touch screen like the rumors and hopefully with 100GB or more of storage.

illegalprelude 06-28-2007 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nelll (Post 179726)
Remember the Geek's law prelude: Do not buy First generation of anything. I want to get one too and I have the money for it but something it’s not right here. AT&T? No F***** way and plus without activation the phone will not work, not even the ipod features.

Although, personally, I dont agree with that (I own many first gen equipment) I do agree that 2nd gen will always work better or will have better features or improved. But then so will 3rd gen over 2nd gen.

Solution? Buy each gen or be happy with what you got


Quote:

Originally Posted by Legobricke (Post 179747)
I think the 600 bucks would better spent on a shrink!

600 bucks for a cell phone???? and on top of that having to switch service providers????

No way.... Verizon runs circles around AT&T....

I had Nextel and also AT&T (Cingular) in Florida/Maryland/New York and cut both off to go to Verizon and have never looked back...

Now... if the Iphone were going Verizon.... I might look.... but $600 bucks???

I would have to pass....

Lego...

P.S. - Good luck on capturing one!


Actually, if you think about it, for what your getting, $600 isnt that much. My LG chocolate cost me $450 and now im getting so much more so for me, if anything, its cheap. Once you truly see what the phone can do over other phones, the price tag is of no worries but like Blu-ray/HD DVD, its not for all. Many people are still content with their DVD

Quote:

Originally Posted by tranzparentl (Post 179780)
I have a 20GB iPod that I've had for about 2-3 years now.

I am in desperate need for a new one because 20GB isn't even close to enough space for me and the iPhone max's out at 8GB.

I'm hoping soon after the iPhone launch they announce a new line of regular iPods. Hopefully widescreen/touch screen like the rumors and hopefully with 100GB or more of storage.

I believe their going to come out for Holiday Season. Would be the right time to refresh the lineup as they havent done much sense last Holiday season.

Maxx_75 06-28-2007 05:31 PM

Dont be hatin.... LOL

It isnt that much money. It's not cheap but it truely is a breakthrough device and I am much more comfortable with a 1st gen Apple product than any other company that I can think of.

I can't get to the Apple store in Tukwilla until around 4pm so who knows I may be poo out of luck.



edit..... ZOMG @@@!!!!!$$%%

Steve gives away 12 Million bucks worth of 8 gig iPhones to his workers !

http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/28/j...ple-employees/

bembol 06-28-2007 06:06 PM

I want one! I don't even know what's going on, is it just in the U.S.?

I also don't want to be locked into a 2-3 years contract with Rogers.

illegalprelude 06-28-2007 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxx_75 (Post 180152)
Dont be hatin.... LOL

It isnt that much money. It's not cheap but it truely is a breakthrough device and I am much more comfortable with a 1st gen Apple product than any other company that I can think of.

I can't get to the Apple store in Tukwilla until around 4pm so who knows I may be poo out of luck.



edit..... ZOMG @@@!!!!!$$%%

Steve gives away 12 Million bucks worth of 8 gig iPhones to his workers !

http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/28/j...ple-employees/

I know...too late to apply for a job? lol (you gotta been working there for a year) I feel sorry for everybody who has been there for 11 months hahaha

dysfunction26 06-29-2007 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxx_75 (Post 178168)
On Friday or whenever I can get them I will be getting 2 iPhones for my wife and I. This is going to be a chunk of change to be sure but why wife needs a new phone bad and it would cost a bit to get a new phone and plan with Verizon anyway so I guess we are diving in. We also plan to loose the land line to help out with the cost.

I figure 1198 + tax for 1303.42 for the 2 8 gig iPhones. ouch.

110 + taxes ect for 130 a month + 36 for activation (hopefully not x2). ouch.

We pay about 75 a month with Verizon and will save 30 a month dropping the land line so we are looking at a monthly increase of about 25 bucks.

Wish me luck finding 2 iPhones !

I don't see a point in spending $600, for something that you can probably get for less then $300 in under a year.

illegalprelude 06-29-2007 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dysfunction26 (Post 181364)
I don't see a point in spending $600, for something that you can probably get for less then $300 in under a year.

you dont know Apple Products it seems

illegalprelude 06-29-2007 07:24 PM

http://www.iphoneunboxed.com/iPhoneUnboxed-Images/8.jpg

http://www.iphoneunboxed.com/iPhoneUnboxed-Images/9.jpg

http://www.iphoneunboxed.com/iPhoneU...-Images/18.jpg

http://www.iphoneunboxed.com/iPhoneU...-Images/23.jpg

Vriess 06-29-2007 09:22 PM

It looks like a really nice phone thats for sure but I could never get myself to lay down 600 dollars on a phone, especially when the one I got free with my contract does its job pretty well. Definately a cool phone though.

MrE 06-29-2007 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vriess (Post 181599)
It looks like a really nice phone thats for sure but I could never get myself to lay down 600 dollars on a phone, especially when the one I got free with my contract does its job pretty well. Definately a cool phone though.

it's not just a phone ;)

bembol 06-29-2007 09:47 PM

Sweet, congrats!

To me it's a 8GB Touch Screen Video WideScreen iPod. LOL

Pat H 06-30-2007 02:02 AM

I'll pass.

1. EDGE = yuck. 3G would have been a more logical choice.
2. All touch screen may be a cool feature for some, but I still like the physical buttons. I can't imagine typing on a touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.
3. Not much in the way of productivity software. I like to take my work on the go, so having mobile versions of word and PowerPoint are important to me. That's why I'm sticking with my Moto Q for now (with Dataviz software suite). Windows mobile is still the better option for expandability IMO.


Maybe I'll consider it when it comes down a little in price and when they decide to add some third party software options, but for right now I think it's more of a gadget toy than a true smartphone. And on top of that, I'd rather not switch carriers if I don't have to (I'll take VZW over AT&T).

Ph8 06-30-2007 02:10 AM

Congrats to those that picked it up, but for me its a no go. I am a BB man and for now email is too important and I can see the touchscreen causing "issues" with writing email. Dont get me wrong for non business pass it will probably be a great phone for a "one-stop" device, but its just doesn't cut it for me.

BuyHDOnline 06-30-2007 12:28 PM

Got mine.....

BuyHDOnline 06-30-2007 12:29 PM

Did your phone came in that white box? Mine came in a black box...

MrE 06-30-2007 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuyHDOnline (Post 182027)
Did your phone came in that white box? Mine came in a black box...

I noticed that too! Other pics I've seen of the box are smaller and black! Possible either a display model or maybe AT&T and Apple are using different packaging to tell them apart :confused:

EDIT: so I checked out the image's location, took a look at the original website they are from and this box is an obvious fake.

http://www.iphoneunboxed.com/iPhoneUnboxed-Images/3.jpg
http://www.iphoneunboxed.com/iPhoneUnboxed-Images/4.jpg

BuyHDOnline 06-30-2007 12:45 PM

I C.

Here's mine..

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5787/iphone1yu3.jpg

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1138/iphone2vz3.jpg

MrE 06-30-2007 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuyHDOnline (Post 182041)

SWEET! I'm jealous!!! :D

Furniture or iPhone... Furniture or iPhone... muuussst geeet furrrrrrrniturrrre firrrrsssst...

[-X

MrE 06-30-2007 07:16 PM

http://thinksecret.com/archives/ipho...e/iphone49.jpg

onavarr8 06-30-2007 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrENGLISH (Post 182319)

haha...is that how yours came packaged........good luck..

jk:))

Maxx_75 07-01-2007 03:28 AM

ok here are a few pics of our new iPhone.....

This is the pretty bag that it comes in. Nice touch.
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5...2007003sv5.jpg

This is the nice box that it comes in. Apple really is tops when it comes to packaging its products and making you feel good about their quality.
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5...2007004td6.jpg

Inside the box......
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4...2007005ga4.jpg

More inside the box.....
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8...2007006wa6.jpg

And finally what I got to look at all night waiting for AT&T's freaking activation servers to catch up with the demand of all of us turning our iPhones on at once......
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/7...2007009hb2.jpg


sorry about the size........ I should have had imageshack shrink them...

dons +25 fire resistant cloak !

Master X 07-01-2007 04:03 AM

Ill never leave Verizon and i hate apple.

MrE 07-01-2007 04:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Master X (Post 182616)
Ill never leave Verizon and i hate apple.

so why do you hate Apple?

BuyHDOnline 07-01-2007 09:03 PM

MAXX, upload your pictures on http://www.imageshack.us/index.php

Master X 07-02-2007 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrENGLISH (Post 182617)
so why do you hate Apple?

Cuz im a MS fanboy:D :))

MrE 07-02-2007 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Master X (Post 183907)
Cuz im a MS fanboy:D :))

:rolleyes:

your loss :))


you don't know what you're missing until you've taken a bite from a real Apple ;)

Detroit Tigers Fan 07-03-2007 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrENGLISH (Post 183936)
:rolleyes:

your loss :))


you don't know what you're missing until you've taken a bite from a real Apple ;)


Yea an apple with worms in it. Or imagine Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs… only Steve Jobs is the Witch...remember what she did to the apple?

MICROSOFT > apple

The Bandit 07-03-2007 01:31 PM

Quote:

Yea an apple with worms in it. Or imagine Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs… only Steve Jobs is the Witch...remember what she did to the apple?

MICROSOFT > apple
Well, the jerk store called. They're running out of you.


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