BBC use iPhone photo to illustrate huge data bill story

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sananda, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. sananda macrumors 68020

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  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    Incredible as the iPhone is one of the few that we can be certain he didn't use. I pointed this out to the Beeb and trust that others will do the same. Shoddy journalism. I expect better.
     
  3. fastbite macrumors 6502a

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    the BBc are intrinsically a bunch of wankers.
     
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Can we be "certain"? The guy is Canadian, so if he had an unlocked iPhone (and it is possible to pair it to a laptop) it wouldn't have unlimited data.

    Phazer
     
  5. Phil A. Moderator

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    Very very poor journalism by the BBC there - as others have said the mere fact he racked up the bill by tethering the phone means the iPhone couldn't have been used!
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    To be fair… they do not actually use an iPhone to illustrate the story…

    I just cannot imagine the Motorola Fan club forum seething with rage at the BBC's "inapropriate" use of their favourite phone. :rolleyes: :p
     

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  7. Iggy macrumors regular

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    OUCH!
     
  8. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i think the motorola fan club meets at a phone box in aberystwyth!
     
  9. Daeve macrumors member

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    Why not? - I've seen threads on how to tether your iphone all over the place, and read that lots of people have done it.

    I think using an iphone for the article is actually fair - an unlocked iphone would rack up a large bill for data - the net is easier and more of a joy to use than other "smartphones" therefore you are more likely to use it. This is the reason I avoided an unlocked phone - I figured my data usage would bankrupt me so O2 it was.
     

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