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stuckinMT
Sep 9, 2008, 08:34 PM
So I live in the boonies where AT&T doesn't work, and am replacing my PDA. I was going to get the ipod touch, but like the camera option of the phone(and am surprised it is the same price). Which would be better as a PDA the touch or phone without phone service (I usually use wifi)



Strategy
Sep 9, 2008, 08:36 PM
You cant buy the phone at that price unless you sign a 2 year contract.

pismodude2
Sep 9, 2008, 08:54 PM
You cant buy the phone at that price unless you sign a 2 year contract.

Yes, so keeping that in mind, GET THE IPOD TOUCH!!!!!!!!! :)

only
Sep 9, 2008, 08:56 PM
yeah but the iphone is so much cheaper, so unfair

mrgreen4242
Sep 9, 2008, 08:58 PM
So I live in the boonies where AT&T doesn't work, and am replacing my PDA. I was going to get the ipod touch, but like the camera option of the phone(and am surprised it is the same price). Which would be better as a PDA the touch or phone without phone service (I usually use wifi)

iPhone = $2000 spread over 2 years, iPod = $230-400 all at once.

aethelbert
Sep 9, 2008, 08:59 PM
phone without phone service (I usually use wifi)
Good luck pulling that one off. :rolleyes:

mrgreen4242
Sep 9, 2008, 09:04 PM
yeah but the iphone is so much cheaper, so unfair

See my above comment. There is no way to get the iPhone without the contract, so it's not cheaper. It's nearly 10 times the cost. Really, I promise, don't be fooled by the clever marketing.

only
Sep 9, 2008, 09:15 PM
iPhone = $2000 spread over 2 years, iPod = $230-400 all at once.

but i already have a phone service, so unfair

4DThinker
Sep 9, 2008, 09:15 PM
Go to ebay and look for someone selling their V1 iPhone. Most are selling for $199 or less, from people who upgraded to the new 3G phone. The only thing you won't have on them is phone service, but the camera should work fine.

JeffTL
Sep 9, 2008, 11:52 PM
iPhone = $2000 spread over 2 years, iPod = $230-400 all at once.

If you already have a wireless telephone, a portion of that is a sunk cost...and thus should be disregarded from rational decision making.

sushi
Sep 9, 2008, 11:58 PM
One advantage of the Touch over the iPhone is storage.

Max for the iPhone is 16GB.

Max for the Touch is 32GB (version 1 or 2).