touch vs phone

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by stuckinMT, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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)
     
  2. macrumors member

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    You cant buy the phone at that price unless you sign a 2 year contract.
     
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    pismodude2

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    Yes, so keeping that in mind, GET THE IPOD TOUCH!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    yeah but the iphone is so much cheaper, so unfair
     
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    mrgreen4242

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    iPhone = $2000 spread over 2 years, iPod = $230-400 all at once.
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    Good luck pulling that one off. :rolleyes:
     
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    mrgreen4242

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    but i already have a phone service, so unfair
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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

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    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).
     

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