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

  • ilmaestro 28 Jun 2009 09:18:46 32,932 posts
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    ghostly wrote:
    440 was for the phone, & 120 for insurance. *hugs new iPhone*
    Holy mother...

    ghostly wrote:
    Walked into the o2 shop with my 570 *POW* slapped it on the counter, "give me a white 16gb 3G S please", "sorry we don't have any white one's", *POW* "give me a black one"!!
    I lolled at this, though.
  • THFourteen 28 Jun 2009 09:50:24 53,839 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    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!

    piss off :-D
  • BartonFink 28 Jun 2009 10:05:03 35,268 posts
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    ghostly wrote:
    Walked into the o2 shop with my 570 *POW* slapped it on the counter, "give me a white 16gb 3G S please", "sorry we don't have any white one's", *POW* "give me a black one"!!
    *POW* €669 for a phone *POW* you were done. May I interest you in some magic beans? Going cheap only €125 for one €280 for a pair.
  • THFourteen 28 Jun 2009 10:05:59 53,839 posts
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    so has anybodys iphone gone warped at the back yet?
  • MrWorf 28 Jun 2009 10:12:48 63,894 posts
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    Eh?! They've got warp capabilities too? o_O

    /Kicks G1
  • BartonFink 28 Jun 2009 10:13:52 35,268 posts
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    God damnit when did they add that feature?

    /kicks Razz
  • coojam 28 Jun 2009 12:01:16 625 posts
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    Damn it, I really want an iPhone but they're just so frikkin expensive compared to everything else on the market. It just doesn't make good financial sense to get one when the deals on other stuff are so much better for an effectively similar product.

    Incidentally, has anyone made the move from Orange to O2 to get an iPhone? That's what I'm considering, but am interested in what the benefits/drawbacks are in terms of signal quality, customer service and other features (such as the text for a missed call and orange wednesdays)
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Jun 2009 12:06:51 45,464 posts
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    /A bit late, but
    THFourteen wrote:
    i took a day off to play on my 40" telly and xbox when i first bought it.

    more important than an iphone mind
    Wouldn't an Xbox have looked a bit arse on a 40" screen?
  • THFourteen 28 Jun 2009 12:07:35 53,839 posts
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    360 god damn it :-P

    and no, not if you had the HD cables for your xbox original anyway :-P
  • heyyo 28 Jun 2009 12:13:11 14,356 posts
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    coojam wrote:
    Incidentally, has anyone made the move from Orange to O2 to get an iPhone? That's what I'm considering, but am interested in what the benefits/drawbacks are in terms of signal quality, customer service and other features (such as the text for a missed call and orange wednesdays)

    O2 don't do the text for missed call, but their signal is without doubt the best of the networks in and around Greater London. We're talking 1 bar of signal for orange and t-mobile vs max signal for o2 where i'm sat.

    You get free downloadable content to your phone when you go inside the o2 arena in london, 'bolt-ons' where you pay say 5 extra a month for 200 anytime mins etc and free rewards where after say 3 months you can choose a reward i.e, 50 free texts or 50 mins (I forget the exact numbers)
  • Retroid Moderator 28 Jun 2009 12:13:15 45,464 posts
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    Then you should've said 360 in the first place ;p

    /Mini-Joey

    And most games weren't HD on it, I know, I've got the component cables...

    ANYWAY

    I would've been tempted by an iPhone but they still seem horribly expensive and I *hate* phone contracts, plus I've just recently upgraded to an N95 and I'm perfectly happy with that right now. It can has Flash :)
  • Jeepers 28 Jun 2009 12:31:25 16,611 posts
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    coojam wrote:
    Incidentally, has anyone made the move from Orange to O2 to get an iPhone? That's what I'm considering, but am interested in what the benefits/drawbacks are in terms of signal quality, customer service and other features (such as the text for a missed call and orange wednesdays)

    I swapped from Orange to O2 for the iPhone. The signal is much better where I am (in Brighton). I get charged less for similar usage patterns, as far as I can tell so far.

    The biggest benefit is not having to deal with the hideous, troll-like fucktards in the Brighton Orange shop.
  • THFourteen 28 Jun 2009 12:32:12 53,839 posts
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    Problem i find is that once you've had an iphone, every other gadget seems crap. Like they've loaned me a work blackberry for a couple of months (pearl), and its the biggest pile of shit compared to my iphone. i keep touching the screen going "why cant i press that button"
  • coojam 28 Jun 2009 12:36:23 625 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Problem i find is that once you've had an iphone, every other gadget seems crap. Like they've loaned me a work blackberry for a couple of months (pearl), and its the biggest pile of shit compared to my iphone. i keep touching the screen going "why cant i press that button"

    Do you have the same problem with the TV? :p

    I've heard Orange are pretty shocking in London actually, I've always found that bizarre. Of all places, surely all the networks would have mastered the capital.

    As it goes, that doesn't really matter to me as I live and work in the midlands. I'd prefer a better signal in more rural areas as I work in the Warwickshire countryside where at the moment, my Orange signal is pretty apalling, but I know at home O2 a few years ago were shit, though I think that's since changed.
  • TheStylishHobo 29 Jun 2009 01:35:13 3,185 posts
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    I hear the 3G is very hit and miss with the iPhone, mainly due to the iPhones hardware, not O2's coverage. Can anyone verify or nullify this?
  • Dougs 29 Jun 2009 08:10:00 96,721 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    piss off :-D

    Lol. Yours does pretty much exactly the same thing, I just have more space, that's all!

    Not really had much chance to test the 3G connection, as I'm I've not been out and about much since I've had it.
  • Deleted user 29 June 2009 11:10:58
    TheStylishHobo wrote:
    I hear the 3G is very hit and miss with the iPhone, mainly due to the iPhones hardware, not O2's coverage. Can anyone verify or nullify this?
    Do you mean does it dip in and out of 3G and EDGE all the time? Not in London, unless you're fairly deep inside a built-up area or building, or going into tunnels etc. Generally the 3G locks on strong.

    Heading out of London it can be a different story. I don't have a great deal of experience with it in different cities.
  • Dougs 30 Jun 2009 17:34:42 96,721 posts
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    Fucking fuck. Got my first scratch thankfully not on the screen. Barely been out of the house, time for an invisible shield I think
  • Scurrminator 30 Jun 2009 17:39:43 9,045 posts
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    how do you know what you're connected on?
    whenever i go online (not wifi) it has a little E in the top left.
    should it be something else for 3g?
  • silentbob 30 Jun 2009 17:43:10 29,527 posts
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    TheStylishHobo wrote:
    I hear the 3G is very hit and miss with the iPhone, mainly due to the iPhones hardware, not O2's coverage. Can anyone verify or nullify this?
    Hit and miss in what respect?
  • silentbob 30 Jun 2009 17:43:40 29,527 posts
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    Scurrminator wrote:
    how do you know what you're connected on?
    whenever i go online (not wifi) it has a little E in the top left.
    should it be something else for 3g?
    Yes.

    3G.

    /rolls eyes
  • Scurrminator 30 Jun 2009 17:44:01 9,045 posts
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    hmmm, then it's never worked for me boo
  • silentbob 30 Jun 2009 17:44:53 29,527 posts
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    OK. So do you even have 3G in your area?
  • Dougs 30 Jun 2009 17:45:33 96,721 posts
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    Mine never says 3G, just a round circle, changing to an E if I go out of range
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    Nasty.
  • Syrette 30 Jun 2009 17:49:52 50,935 posts
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    Some people have more money than sense.
  • Scurrminator 30 Jun 2009 17:50:23 9,045 posts
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    ah.
    they didn't send me a new SIM, i'm using my old o2 one, which i don't believe is a 3g sim.
    Need to get onto them about that.
  • nickthegun 30 Jun 2009 17:51:27 83,748 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    TheStylishHobo wrote:
    I hear the 3G is very hit and miss with the iPhone, mainly due to the iPhones hardware, not O2's coverage. Can anyone verify or nullify this?
    Hit and miss in what respect?

    In that the iPhone is fairly notorious within the industry for having pretty patchy 3G reception. It just doesnt seem to pick up the signal as well for some reason.

    I can sit my iPhone next to my brothers Blackberry (both on O2) and the 3G will cut in and out on the iPhone but the blackberry is rock solid.

    Non-scientific test, true, but if you arent in a major conurbation and *need* 3G it would be worth thinking about an HTC or something.
  • silentbob 30 Jun 2009 17:52:14 29,527 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Mine never says 3G, just a round circle, changing to an E if I go out of range
    E is Edge which is better than GPRS (the 'O'). Both infinitely worse than 3G.
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