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 Nov 8, 2012, 03:06 PM #2 AirThis macrumors 6502   Join Date: Mar 2012 I still would like to use it as a phone. But I think I'm just misunderstood. __________________ "Do not try and bend the iPhone. That's impossible. Instead only try and realize the truth: there is no iPhone. It is not the iPhone that bends. It is only yourself." 3
Nov 8, 2012, 03:08 PM   #3
gotluck
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 Originally Posted by AirThis I still would like to use it as a phone. But I think I'm just misunderstood.
voip should work well enough over lte eh? I haven't had the pleasure of trying it.

it would be speakerphone only though :-/
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 Nov 8, 2012, 03:09 PM #4 MTShipp macrumors 6502a   Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Mine shows Nov 23rd for iPad 4 Verizon. I bet it does not show until at least Nov 26th due to Thanksgiving holidays here in The States. __________________ Macbook Pro Retina 2.7/16/768 ; iPhone 6 16GB ; iPad Air 2 128GB silver LTE 0
 Nov 8, 2012, 03:10 PM #5 jetjaguar macrumors 68000     Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: new jersey my mini att shows 21st .. my 4 att shows 23 __________________ 27" iMac | iPhone 6+ | iPad Air | aTV 0
Nov 8, 2012, 03:11 PM   #6
AirThis
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 Originally Posted by gotluck voip should work well enough over lte eh? I haven't had the pleasure of trying it.
Yes. But it would be great if it could work like a regular phone. Just for that handful of calls I receive. Last time I asked, the guys in the Apple store looked at me rather oddly. I suppose I said something I shouldn't have.
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 Nov 8, 2012, 03:12 PM #7 melendezest macrumors 6502a     Join Date: Jan 2010 Man, I'm scared to go to an Apple Store and seeing it first-hand. I'm afraid if I do, I'll be out ~$700 that day... __________________ Love GOD more than anything, and your neighbor as you love you. Do this, and life will be good! 4  Nov 8, 2012, 03:14 PM #8 shenan1982 macrumors 68020 Join Date: Nov 2011 If AT&T stores get them in stock before I have my pre-order delivery, I will be VERY upset. The whole purpose and integrity of Apple's pre-order process will be in question. 2  Nov 8, 2012, 03:15 PM #9 shanmugam macrumors 68020 Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: Blazer town! Need to have stock (inventory) before the holidays as simple as that. Hopefully we will see stock rolling out more stores end of next week and available for the week of thanksgiving. __________________ iPhone 5| iPad 4 | iPad mini | Nexus 7 | Kindle Nov2012| Mac Mini| Core i7 2.3GHz QC | 330 240GB USB 3 | Viewsonic 21.5" 1920x1080 Sep2012|Toshiba 14" | i5 2.5Ghz 1366x768 |Win 7 | x-25M 120GB 1 Nov 8, 2012, 03:16 PM #10 gotluck macrumors 68040 Join Date: Dec 2011 Location: East Central Florida Quote:  Originally Posted by AirThis Yes. But it would be great if it could work like a regular phone. Just for that handful of calls I receive. Last time I asked, the guys in the Apple store looked at me rather oddly. I suppose I said something I shouldn't have. heh, I believe it is possible with google voice with talkatone (no extra fees) or a similar service. The experience would lack the Apple polish though. My experience with voip over 3g has been spotty at best. I've heard people with ipod touch's making calls over wifi this way. I'd be curious if it worked well over LTE. Could save some major$\$ avoiding the voice plans.
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Nov 8, 2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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 Originally Posted by shenan1982 If AT&T stores get them in stock before I have my pre-order delivery, I will be VERY upset. The whole purpose and integrity of Apple's pre-order process will be in question.
I agree. I was up at 3 AM ordering my mini and iPad 4. I must justify that to myself and having AT&T stores getting them before me would hurt.
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 Nov 8, 2012, 03:22 PM #12 shanmugam macrumors 68020   Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: Blazer town! Order status page anyone else noticed, the order status page is down for almost the whole day today? __________________ iPhone 5| iPad 4 | iPad mini | Nexus 7 | Kindle Nov2012| Mac Mini| Core i7 2.3GHz QC | 330 240GB USB 3 | Viewsonic 21.5" 1920x1080 Sep2012|Toshiba 14" | i5 2.5Ghz 1366x768 |Win 7 | x-25M 120GB 0
 Nov 8, 2012, 03:22 PM #13 eim23x macrumors regular   Join Date: Nov 2011 Mine says the following iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular for Verizon 64GB - White & Silver Available to ship: 5 business days Delivers Nov 21 via Standard Shipping I am waiting for this to ship and then i will order iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular for Verizon 64GB - White 0
 Nov 8, 2012, 03:30 PM #14 HDJulie macrumors Demi-God   Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Little Rock, AR If the stores have them on the 16th then I'll just buy at the store & return my preorders the following week when they arrive. 2
Nov 8, 2012, 03:30 PM   #15
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 Originally Posted by gotluck it would be speakerphone only though :-/
But ... in STEREO!
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 Nov 8, 2012, 03:30 PM #16 jdegid macrumors newbie   Join Date: Sep 2012 Bleh - I just want the iMacs to be released ..... "Im dyin over here" 1
 Nov 8, 2012, 03:31 PM #17 flux73 macrumors 6502a   Join Date: May 2009 I wish I didn't have to get the cellular version, but the WiFi only doesn't come with true GPS. 3
Nov 8, 2012, 03:31 PM   #18
engg2000
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 Originally Posted by AirThis I still would like to use it as a phone. But I think I'm just misunderstood.
You actually can and you would look real cool doing it. Just like when people use the full size iPad to take video in public places!
But seriously, if you want to use it as a phone, there are so many ways to do it.
Free outgoing phone calls: "Magicjack" app

If you want to make it look like you are making calls from another phone number such as your cell, go to Voip.ms and get a paid VOIP number. Then, use the app "Bria".
They all work okay on a good 3G data plan but they work really well on LTE.

There's my helpful VOIP tip of the year.
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Nov 8, 2012, 03:34 PM   #19
jdegid
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 Originally Posted by engg2000 You actually can and you would look real cool doing it! Just like when people use the full size iPad to take video in public places!

soccer mom the other day in front of us taking video with iPad ... "hey lady we can't see the game!!"
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Nov 8, 2012, 03:36 PM   #20
macribas
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 Originally Posted by shenan1982 If AT&T stores get them in stock before I have my pre-order delivery, I will be VERY upset. The whole purpose and integrity of Apple's pre-order process will be in question.
Sorry, but you're missing the point. The pre-order (wrong term by the way, it is a real order) exists to give customers a hassle-free way of getting the new devices. Apple never promised that by pre-ordering online you'd get your device before the stores. The process was not created to allow some people to receive their device before everyone "the masses".
The purpose is to allow more people to be able to buy it first hand, not just the ones that live near a physical outlet, or the ones that have time and energy to be there. Sure, it drives more revenue for Apple, but it is about convenience, not exclusivity. As a matter of fact, I would argue that those that stay in lines and physically make an effort to be one of the first should really get it first.
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 Nov 8, 2012, 03:39 PM #21 BMNB1tch macrumors regular   Join Date: Jan 2009 meh still dont see the point the bezel is really sharp too... the fonts are too small... fits great in a purse, but what if you're a dude... 0
Nov 8, 2012, 03:48 PM   #22
engg2000
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 Originally Posted by shenan1982 If AT&T stores get them in stock before I have my pre-order delivery, I will be VERY upset. The whole purpose and integrity of Apple's pre-order process will be in question.
Exactly! Because if people stand all night in line and get it before you, that makes you lose. I get it, it's a race between you and everyone who shops at AT&T.
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Nov 8, 2012, 03:48 PM   #23
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 Originally Posted by BMNB1tch meh still dont see the point the bezel is really sharp too... the fonts are too small... fits great in a purse, but what if you're a dude...
It fits perfect in the inside pocket of a suit jacket. It will probably fit in that same pocket on any of your winter coats and certainly in the side glove pockets. Finally, it will fit in your back pocket in a pair of jeans. Of course then you run the risk of sitting on it. Or having it swiped. But in any case it will be much more dude friendly portable than the current iPad.

Oh and it will fit in cargo pant pockets.
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Nov 8, 2012, 03:54 PM   #24
shenan1982
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 Originally Posted by macribas Sorry, but you're missing the point. The pre-order (wrong term by the way, it is a real order) exists to give customers a hassle-free way of getting the new devices. Apple never promised that by pre-ordering online you'd get your device before the stores. The process was not created to allow some people to receive their device before everyone "the masses". The purpose is to allow more people to be able to buy it first hand, not just the ones that live near a physical outlet, or the ones that have time and energy to be there. Sure, it drives more revenue for Apple, but it is about convenience, not exclusivity. As a matter of fact, I would argue that those that stay in lines and physically make an effort to be one of the first should really get it first.
Huh? Are you new to the Apple ecosystem? Because everything you said is completely contrary to any launch in the previous 10 years of product releases at Apple. Apple has ALWAYS 100% delivered the models to pre-order customers (at least those in the first batch) ON or BEFORE the in-store launch date...

You may want to check your facts. Yeah, there is no guarantee, but most people accept past practice as a pretty good indication of future experience.

And people who do line up at 3 am do get it first... not sure how you feel that's "deserved" any more than Apple holding my money for 2 weeks without paying me interest... but regardless, "launch day" should either be the same for delivery\in store purchase, or they should disclose that based on a difference from past practice.

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 Originally Posted by engg2000 Exactly! Because if people stand all night in line and get it before you, that makes you lose. I get it, it's a race between you and everyone who shops at AT&T.
Anyone who shops at an AT&T store is already at a disadvantage the moment they walk in the door, hehehe. ;-)

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 Originally Posted by TallManNY It fits perfect in the inside pocket of a suit jacket. It will probably fit in that same pocket on any of your winter coats and certainly in the side glove pockets. Finally, it will fit in your back pocket in a pair of jeans. Of course then you run the risk of sitting on it. Or having it swiped. But in any case it will be much more dude friendly portable than the current iPad. Oh and it will fit in cargo pant pockets.
OMG, where do you all shop that sells pants with such ginormous pockets? I'm not a small guy, and the iPad isn't "huge" but I can't imagine putting it in my pocket. LOL
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Nov 8, 2012, 04:11 PM   #25
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 Originally Posted by gotluck voip should work well enough over lte eh? I haven't had the pleasure of trying it. it would be speakerphone only though :-/
I've been using Skype over iPad for my only phone line ever since iPad 1 hit the shelves. Never tried it on speakerphone. I always just use the wired headphones, BT headset, or BT car system. Works fine.

I bought an iPad mini yesterday. As soon as I got home, I got out of the car, it slipped out of my hand, and the screen shattered. Brand new, and its ruined. Unbelievable.

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