About to buy an iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by classof2011, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. classof2011 macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2006
    Flying with American Airlines
    I am really about to get one from our AT&T store, BUT

    What plans + services do I need to ask for?

    I'm thinking about getting a 8GB. Is it just as thin as the 4GB?

    How good is the speaker [not earpiece] on it?

    Call quality?

    Is the screen well for movies/TV shows/etc. ?

    My biggest concern :

    I currently am on a FamilyTalk plan or whatever it's called. I heard that you need special plans for the iPhone. Is there some sort of Family plan that let's you use iPhones and ordinary phones?

  2. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    If possible call ATT. I am unsure about fam plans.
  3. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    Its a great phone just buy it and enjoy..

    cant resist so here I go

    yes the 8 gig is bigger its 8 gigs...

    Speaker quality...Your kidding right?? This thing rocks it delivers 5.1 THX when on movies you cant get anybetter from a speaker the size of a dime..

    For movies I have stopped watching my HDTV its so good...I took down my plasma and have my iphone mounted on the wall..

    Its the best home theater phone yet
  4. Offspring992 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007

    If you already have AT&T service all you have to do is add the $20 data plan onto each line that will be getting an iPhone.

    The 8 gig is just as thin as the 4 gig, and definitely worth the extra 100 bucks for twice the amount of memory.

    Speakerphone isn't too great, not gonna lie, it isn't too terribly loud, but I don't have much of a use for it so it doesn't really bother me too much.

    Call quality and earpiece quality are top notch, much better than the 4 Sprint phones I have used in the past. I get full bars with this where I usually get 1-2 with my Samsung Upstage.

    The screen is AWESOME, that's all that needs to be said
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Speaker is kinda meh. Didn't really expect anything terrific though for the size of the iPhone. Screen quality is unbelievable fantastic. I wish my TVs looked that great (and I have a couple LCD HDTVs). Call quality is great where I am (Metro DC). Of course its going to vary in every area. AT&T has a lot of weak areas, mostly not big cities or near major interstates.
  6. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    for me the speaker is loud
    i mean this is a personal device
    do not set it high and be in a public place
    people wont like that
    ...like those people with booming car steroes and pumping wheels:mad:
  7. classof2011 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2006
    Flying with American Airlines
    Thanks guys!

    I will probably be picking one up before I head off to Europe in 4 days. I will either get one when I get my MacBook, which is after I get back on the 24th, or if my DELL can sell within these 4 days, I'll get it now.

    And another question. Is there some kind of way I can turn off the phone part while I'm on the plane? Like Motorola's "Airplane Mode" ?

  8. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Yes, there is airplane mode, no problem at all.

    International roaming rates on AT&T are high though,and you need to sign up before you leave.
  9. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    Yes. They even call it Airplane Mode.

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