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New iPhone 3G
« on: June 11, 2008, 01:52:56 AM »
If you already have an iPhone on AT&T, check your account on their web site. Mine says i will be eligible for an upgrade next month, and the date is about a year after I first bought the previous model. No word yet about upgrade price. There is, however, a statement elsewhere that if you already have a contract you can get the new model at the announced price with your contract running two years from the start, not the end of the old contract.

So clearly AT&T is planning to offer something to existing iPhone customers who want to upgrade. I'm sure they'll figure out the full details before the July 11 rollout.

As to the many discussions about "should I upgrade?", the big improvements are iPhone software 2.0 and Apple's upgraded dot mac aka "me.com", and both will work fine on existing iPhones after July 11. If 3G and GPS are worth the extra cost of both upgrading and paying an additional $10 a month for 3G speeds, by all means upgrade; if not, don't, but don't whine about it; rocks are hard, water is wet, and the 3G iPhone and AT&T are what they are

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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 02:21:14 PM »
If you already have an iPhone on AT&T, check your account on their web site. Mine says i will be eligible for an upgrade next month, and the date is about a year after I first bought the previous model. No word yet about upgrade price. There is, however, a statement elsewhere that if you already have a contract you can get the new model at the announced price with your contract running two years from the start, not the end of the old contract.

So clearly AT&T is planning to offer something to existing iPhone customers who want to upgrade. I'm sure they'll figure out the full details before the July 11 rollout.

As to the many discussions about "should I upgrade?", the big improvements are iPhone software 2.0 and Apple's upgraded dot mac aka "me.com", and both will work fine on existing iPhones after July 11. If 3G and GPS are worth the extra cost of both upgrading and paying an additional $10 a month for 3G speeds, by all means upgrade; if not, don't, but don't whine about it; rocks are hard, water is wet, and the 3G iPhone and AT&T are what they are
I dont think ATT will give it to you for any cheaper then $199 for the 8gb, tho the mane part is you wont need to extend the contract i think, now for $199 it's so worth the upgrade, and if you use .mac for sure it's worth it push e-mail that's great, plus GPS, but the extra $10 a month it's all up2u.
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008, 02:34:29 PM »
What I've heard is that you won't get it any cheaper (mostly because AT&T is subsidizing it in the first place) but you will be able to keep your current data and voice plan (they're increasing the data to $30 a month with no text messages from $20 with 200 text messages).
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008, 10:20:52 PM »
apple stores currently sell the current 8gb iphone model for $400 dollars without a contract. anyone know if apple will sell the new iphone without a contract and at what price?

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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008, 11:08:02 PM »
i am thinking of getting the new 3g iphone, i have the blackberry curve now, and i type on it alot, anyone here have the iphone and email alot? is it hard to type?

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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008, 11:32:31 PM »
i am thinking of getting the new 3g iphone, i have the blackberry curve now, and i type on it alot, anyone here have the iphone and email alot? is it hard to type?
Well a real keyboard is always better, but i always use my Ipod touch for e-mail long emails and after about 2 weeks it was great.
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008, 02:19:51 AM »
Well a real keyboard is always better, but i always use my Ipod touch for e-mail long emails and after about 2 weeks it was great.
when i was in the store and tried it out i kept hitting the wrong letters by mistake, im told its pretty intelligent and will adjust, is this true?

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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2008, 04:15:59 PM »
Well a real keyboard is always better, but i always use my Ipod touch for e-mail long emails and after about 2 weeks it was great.

I don't own the iPhone but I've spoken to many people who have, and the ones that switched over from BB to iPhone were very unhappy with the typing situation.
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2008, 06:02:44 PM »
I don't own the iPhone but I've spoken to many people who have, and the ones that switched over from BB to iPhone were very unhappy with the typing situation.
Duh! of curse thy wont be happy cause thy always had a keyboard and thy lost it. its like i lost my centro now im stuck using some old crappy phone, tho the iPhone is not crappy.  yes it dose have it's dictionary which will corect your spelling in most cases, tho after using it for a while it will add some words that you use allot and make it easier to type.
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2008, 02:20:27 AM »
apple stores currently sell the current 8gb iphone model for $400 dollars without a contract. anyone know if apple will sell the new iphone without a contract and at what price?

I heard a rumor they will sell it for $299 w/o contract, but its from an unverifiable source.
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2008, 09:50:21 AM »
I heard a rumor they will sell it for $299 w/o contract, but its from an unverifiable source.
I highly doubt that.
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2008, 10:06:16 AM »
i am thinking of getting the new 3g iphone, i have the blackberry curve now, and i type on it alot, anyone here have the iphone and email alot? is it hard to type?
yes it is hard to type if you plan on writing long emails its not a good choice it does get easier after using it allot but it doesnt compare to a real keyboard

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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2008, 10:56:26 AM »
C'mon guys, Google Is Your Friend (GIYF). A simple search brings up this page showing the release date and prices for the iPhone 3g

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It hits stores in the US and over 70 other countries on July 11th. Here it will costs $199 for the 8GB version, and $299 for the 16GB one (in black and white).
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2008, 12:05:59 PM »
C'mon guys, Google Is Your Friend (GIYF). A simple search brings up this page showing the release date and prices for the iPhone 3g

Yes, but that's with a 2 year contract.
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Re: New iPhone 3G
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2008, 02:21:32 PM »
I heard a rumor they will sell it for $299 w/o contract, but its from an unverifiable source.
Apple is not really charging $199 ATT is charging that price, Apple is making over $500 on a phone as far as it says online at least. In this game Apple is going to play like its competitors and just get market share and let ATT pat the high price. In fact look at the $199 price tag, do you realize that you will be paying an extra $10 a month times that by 24 months a whopping $240 which now has yoru phone at $439. As far as thy are trying thy are not making a price without a contract, there will be a price to extend your contract which can be $299 but dont forget the extra $10 a month. In most cases if you want to try to unlock it you will need to buy it and then pay a cancellation fee, or maybe cancle with in 30 days and not send back the phone just dont get your money back i guess.
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