Anyone here still use the original iPhone or the iPhone 3G as a phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moonman239, Sep 24, 2012.

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Do you still use the original iPhone or iPhone 3G as a phone?

Poll closed Oct 24, 2012.
  1. I use my iPhone 1 as an iPod touch.

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  2. I use my iPhone 3G as an iPod touch.

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. I no longer have either.

    24 vote(s)
    58.5%
  4. I still use my iPhone 1 as a phone.

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. I still use my iPhone 3G as a phone.

    5 vote(s)
    12.2%
  6. I had an original iPhone, then I upgraded to the 3G. I no longer have the original iPhone.

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

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    #2
    I have seen several members say so.
     
  2. Juicy111 macrumors member

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    #3
    Have a OG 8GB IPhone as a backup.

    When I look at it now, it seems very thick lol
     
  3. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    I keep my 3G around as a backup and loaner phone.
     
  4. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

    Minhimalism

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    #5
    Saw someone in my class rockin' an original iPhone today, super cool!
     
  5. ThrobbingCane macrumors newbie

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    #6
    I just upgraded from my 3g, and couldn't be happier
     
  6. SAMtheGAM macrumors regular

    SAMtheGAM

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    #7
    I have been using my iPhone 3G with T-Mobile to test T-Mobile's network refarm in Los Angeles, CA
     
  7. ahoover macrumors member

    ahoover

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    #8
    Re-Farming in

    Was in San Gabriel on E. Valley Road between Del Mar and San Gabriel last week and got "3G" on my T-Mobile iPhone 4S.

    Can't wait for this to come to Pasadena 210/134 corridor.
     
  8. JoshObra macrumors regular

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    #9
    My iPhone 3G (my first iPhone) is connected to my Scion xB 2011 as an iPod. Battery life goes down so fast for this phone, I think if I left my 3G in my car without using it for like a week (or less) it goes completely dead.
     
  9. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    i would really like to see an original iphone for myself. didn't get onboard until the 4 so the original and the 3GS are alien to me. would like to see how they compare.
     
  10. AnotherBrian macrumors regular

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    #11
    My 12 year old daughter uses my first iPhone the 2g, surprised the battery keeps going. We don't pay for Internet so she just gets Wifi, it's unlocked on AT&T. So far they haven't tried to charge me.
     
  11. livlif macrumors member

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  12. tengorazon macrumors member

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    #13
    Even though I am by no means a luddite, I still used my 3G until a week ago, when I upgraded to the iPhone 5. What a world of difference! I am still impressed by how fast everything is compared to the 3G; it's life changing really. Even though my wife has a 4, I decided not to upgrade to that and held out for the 5. I was very disappointed when the 4S debuted last year and decided to wait yet another year for LTE. Very glad I did. My old 3G, still in great condition because I used a case the entire time I had it (except for its last week of use, when I rocked it naked), will now occupy a space on my shelf next to my old Razr, LG, and Samsung flip phones, and the Nokia that was my first cell phone.
     
  13. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    #14
    I use an old iPhone 3G as a secondary roaming phone (foreign sim running on T-mobile or AT&T network) to receive text messages for free from abroad, while they only pay local rates
     
  14. m0no macrumors regular

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    #15
    My wife uses the 3G. Well, at least for a couple more days until she opens up her new white 5 bday present :)
     
  15. olsiris macrumors newbie

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  16. doasis23 macrumors regular

    doasis23

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    #17
    I sold my 4 on craigslist a month ago to get the 5. I'm still on backorder. So I repossessed my 3g from my daughter(she uses it as a touch). The phone was unbearable to use. It took forever to do the simplest things. Now I'm using my wifes old 3gs with a cracked screen. Its hard to see some of the content but its far more usable than the 3g.
     
  17. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    I wish I could resist the temptation of getting a new phone every year. I just can't motivate myself to use an old phone. I am materialistic and pretentious. I can't help it. But nowadays the iphone4 is really the bare minimum. I just can't use anything lower than that.

    Any tips guys for me guys?
     
  18. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

    STiNG Operation

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    #19
    Anybody know when the OG iPhone software updates stopped? This would be really interesting.
     

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