The Official "I have an iPhone 3G S" thread Page 2

  • RedboX 19 Jun 2009 17:02:55 2,427 posts
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    I belive you have to top up with 30 credit as part of the "deal"...
  • Deleted user 19 June 2009 17:04:16
    That's a very good point. Did he mean 270, perchance?
  • ghostly 19 Jun 2009 17:04:27 123 posts
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    440 was for the phone, & 120 for insurance. *hugs new iPhone*
  • Deleted user 19 June 2009 17:04:34
    Oh.
  • RedboX 19 Jun 2009 17:05:17 2,427 posts
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    oh you got insurance....

    SUCKA!
  • Deleted user 19 June 2009 17:05:25
    Jesus H Christ. Half a grand for a phone.

    This thing does strange things to people's heads and their wallets.
  • Deleted user 19 June 2009 17:30:24
    indeed
  • Fonzie 19 Jun 2009 17:39:33 3,445 posts
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    For that kind of crazy money you could have paid for an 18 month contract for another phone, in full. Even higher end phones like the HTC phones etc.

    The iPhone is really nice but not 500 nice. I have the iPod Touch so doubt I'll ever bother getting an iPhone.
  • Deleted user 19 June 2009 17:58:16
    Anyone wanna check see what YouTube vid quality is like on 3G, and how it compares to Wi-Fi connection? On iPhone 3G the latter was decent, but the former was blurry and pixellated. Would be a good indication of how good the 7.2Mbps radio is, as I tend to web browse on-the-go a fair bit..
  • ghostly 19 Jun 2009 18:11:19 123 posts
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    Fonzie wrote:
    For that kind of crazy money you could have paid for an 18 month contract for another phone, in full. Even higher end phones like the HTC phones etc.

    I would never go near another HTC phone after having the Tytn & the Touch 3G. It is a lot of money, but it replaces my previous phone, MP3 player & I'm also selling my netbook. Not saying the iPhone is comparable to a netbook, but all I use my netbook for is browsing which i can do on my iPhone.
  • Red-Moose 19 Jun 2009 18:24:39 5,344 posts
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    i can haz net on iphone 2?
  • HarryB 19 Jun 2009 18:26:36 7,630 posts
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    lol htc are not higher spec... diamond was a laggy piece of crap... theyre no good.
  • Fonzie 19 Jun 2009 18:29:36 3,445 posts
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    The old HTC's were crap, but the Touch HD and Diamond2 are vast improvements. It was just an example anyway - I know that the iPhone is still probably the best you can get, but to me it just seems a lot of money - 570 if you go PAYG with insurance.
  • Deleted user 25 June 2009 14:42:13
    So I just got off the phone to an O2 IE rep re iPhone 3GS, which is out here tomorrow. Upshot:

    - Increase in 3G data speeds over the iPhone 3G will be negligible on our network
    - NO PLANS for tethering in the near future (amateur hour over here as usual)
    - Upgrade to 32GB iPhone 3GS will cost me 299

    All-in-all, and the more I think about it, I reckon I won't bother upgrading. With Steve Jobs back, we'll probably see a proper "one more thing" updated model next year. I'll wait for that.
  • spindizzy 26 Jun 2009 07:44:33 7,755 posts
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    How did you manage to get it without paying? I had to pay 300CHF for the 16GB 3GS on Orange CH.
  • Deleted user 26 June 2009 07:50:02
    Presumably work getting it for him or something? Looking forward to hearing how he's swung that one.
  • Deleted user 26 June 2009 08:35:00
    Git :)
  • Dougs 26 Jun 2009 08:55:07 96,721 posts
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    Heh, fair play. My 32GB is with DHL at the moment. Fuck knows what time it will arrive, doubt they'll get on a ferry
  • HoriZon 26 Jun 2009 10:04:22 14,305 posts
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    Had it a few days now but have to charge it every night on my dock in my room is this normal ? i use it a lot in the day as its my new toy :)
  • Deleted user 26 June 2009 10:08:21
    Yes that's very normal. As someone said before, if you're using it all the time, think of it as a laptop in terms of it's battery life. If you use it just as you'd use a fairly basic mobile phone - ie, calls and texts only, it will last considerably longer, probably well into tomorrow evening if not a bit longer. But otherwise, charge every night.
  • spindizzy 26 Jun 2009 10:16:57 7,755 posts
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    It will last days if you use it just as a phone. Apple quote a standby time of 300 hours, and 12 hours talk time (2G). In my (limited with the 3GS) experience this is about right.
  • Popzeus 26 Jun 2009 11:02:02 8,425 posts
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    Had mine a week, never had an iPhone before because I was waiting for a 32gb model to come out. Love it to bits.

    Top tip: Switch off the wi-fi antenna when you're not using it - trebles the battery life.
  • Deleted user 26 June 2009 11:03:00
    Really? Not so sure about that. Trebles the battery life? Link?
  • Popzeus 26 Jun 2009 11:05:24 8,425 posts
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    No link, just personal experience. Did 3 full days between charges with the wi-fi switched off, as opposed to one day with it on. Similar levels of usage.
  • spindizzy 26 Jun 2009 11:08:43 7,755 posts
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    Hmm. Well AFAIK the wifi will switch off anyway if not used, so that seems a bit strange. But possibly there are apps usings wifi without it being too obvious.
  • Popzeus 26 Jun 2009 11:10:37 8,425 posts
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    I think it's constantly searching for a network to connect to (except perhaps when it's in full-on sleep mode) unless you turn it fully OFF in the settings menu.
  • Dougs 26 Jun 2009 15:16:48 96,721 posts
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    Bugger, I was hoping not to have to use iTunes to manage music. MediaMonkey isn't compatible with 3.0. Anyone know of another manager that will synch etc? Might try Songbird. iTunes on PC is gash
  • Dougs 28 Jun 2009 08:54:15 96,721 posts
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    Despite having to use iTunes this is quite possibly the best bit of kit I've owned. It's staggering what it can do. Simply awesome. If anyone has any doubts, don't. Just get one!
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