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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Arrow gonna buy iPhone from eBay; ship to uk for 1,095, what you think?

going to buy it for 1,095 usd.
he is in the line, 6th, and is guaranteed one. just won the best offer, and i think it's worth it because i will pay when he has the iphone in hand.
and when the iphone is released on ebay, dude, prices i bet will be in the mid 2 thousands.

and i will try this iphone in the uk, and it will be cool
what do you lads think?
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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Most of the features in the current phones won't work in the UK, don't waste your money.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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And it won't work because all the features are locked without AT&T activation.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:50 PM   #4
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yer but there must be some hacks
heard about some hacks from some indian guys somewhere.... :/
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:50 PM   #5
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bloody daft idea. The US iPhone will seem very basic to UK consumers. Wait until a proper 3G version appears here.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:51 PM   #6
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:52 PM   #7
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But it won't work, surely? You can't change the SIM card, so you'll be connected to a USA network. Your calls will be massively expensive -- and that's if they even let you sign up for a monthly plan. I'm sure they will check the address of the credit card, see you are outside the US and block you.

Save your money, for goodness sake. You could buy a nice phone in the UK, throw it in the bin when iPhone is released in December, buy an iPhone and still spend less money...

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going to buy it for 1,095 usd.
he is in the line, 6th, and is guaranteed one. just won the best offer, and i think it's worth it because i will pay when he has the iphone in hand.
and when the iphone is released on ebay, dude, prices i bet will be in the mid 2 thousands.

and i will try this iphone in the uk, and it will be cool
what do you lads think?
Are you sure you're English? You just said 'dude'...
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Are you sure you're English? You just said 'dude'...
dude, almost everybody I know where I'm from says dude
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Why not pick up a last minute ticket, fly to the US, go to an Apple store tomorrow, and fly home Sunday? It will cost less anyway, and you'll still have a useless brick to enjoy looking at on Monday.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:55 PM   #11
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The iPhone is locked to only work on ATT don't waste your money, it will be in the UK by the end of the year.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:55 PM   #12
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you're a brave person. let us know how you get on.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:56 PM   #13
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not english, i am russian, just live in england... been brought up in many many cultures

infact, i think i am quite lucky though, the item is now apparently 'invalid' seems that ebay have removed it....

well i guess it's best not to get it now, but i will get it in the summer if there is a hack to use europe sims with all the features etc. or maybe not all :/
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dude, almost everybody I know where I'm from says dude
Gee dude that sucks; no one here says dude, dude
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:58 PM   #15
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:59 PM   #16
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meh
might just get the iphone for the fun of it :/
it's meant to be for my mom :/
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 04:59 PM   #17
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not english, i am russian, just live in england... been brought up in many many cultures

infact, i think i am quite lucky though, the item is now apparently 'invalid' seems that ebay have removed it....

well i guess it's best not to get it now, but i will get it in the summer if there is a hack to use europe sims with all the features etc. or maybe not all :/
Hard to believe, but it's summer already Anyway, hang on until a decent UK-ready iPhone is launched.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 05:02 PM   #18
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bloody daft idea. The US iPhone will seem very basic to UK consumers. Wait until a proper 3G version appears here.
What's that supposed to mean?
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What's that supposed to mean?
Check out other threads - a UK iPhone is likely to be 3G for faster connection speeds
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 05:08 PM   #20
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and the phones not going to sell out or be hard to find within the months. I believe Jobs said they had a sufficient allocation for most everyone?

You can't expect 10 million unit sales in one year without a very very large allocation of phones produced.

Unless jobs lied about the 400k being prepared for today? (nintendo wii hype!)
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 05:11 PM   #21
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and the phones not going to sell out or be hard to find within the months. I believe Jobs said they had a sufficient allocation for most everyone?

You can't expect 10 million unit sales in one year without a very very large allocation of phones produced.

Unless jobs lied about the 400k being prepared for today? (nintendo wii hype!)
Someone here posted that there are only 70m mobile phone users in the USA but I'm sure that can't be true with a population of 250m.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 05:13 PM   #22
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Someone here posted that there are only 7m mobile phone users in the USA but I'm sure that can't be true with a population of 250m.
that can't possibly be true haha. I think in California alone we account for the 7 million.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 05:14 PM   #23
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that can't possibly be true haha. I think in California alone we account for the 7 million.
Sorry - I mistyped, I meant to put 70m. It's getting late here
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 05:56 PM   #24
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Check out other threads - a UK iPhone is likely to be 3G for faster connection speeds
I know... I read about that...
It's just that you insulted the whole American phone market as a whole.
I know coverage is better abroad... but phones too?

Lol... what's the difference anyway? I'm sorry if I came off as mean.
No need for fighting on iPhone day!!

I have Sprint anyway with a 3G phone and love it
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Old Jun 30, 2007, 02:13 AM   #25
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I know... I read about that...
It's just that you insulted the whole American phone market as a whole.
I know coverage is better abroad... but phones too?

Lol... what's the difference anyway? I'm sorry if I came off as mean.
No need for fighting on iPhone day!!
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Insult? Not really - just stating fact; a 2.5G iPhone wouldn't be well received in the UK, especially one without features such as MMS and video recording.

Anyway, as you say, no need for fighting
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