Bye bye iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by n0de, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. n0de macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    Well my generation 1 iPhone died last night. In it's final gasps the touchscreen began failing to the point it was unusable.

    It was certainly a prized part of my kit. I carried it everywhere and loved how non iPhone owners marveled at it, but considering it's flaws and my needs it is time to part - for now.

    I am an 80% business user 20% music listener. With this failure I either have to accept the faults inherent in the device and replace it with a new one or buy both a new phone and a new iPod. I have opted for the latter.

    The poor audio quality on calls has always irked me. The problems with fractures on the new iPhone cases and the more expensive data plan turn me off. My recent reality of relying on a single device who's failure caused me to loose all of my mobile functionality (business + personal) is just too much of a risk.

    I ordered my new Nokia E71 last night and a new 16gb Nano. Now when I am away 5 days a week I don't have to worry about my music listening on a plane leaving me with a dead battery or without email upon arrival. Now I can charge my iPod once a week and not worry about running out of juice because of checking emails before my flight takes off. Now I can tether my phone and laptop for 3g data. Now my data plan is less expensive. Now I won't have that cool UI or a device that looks like it should be in a museum.

    Hopefully in future iterations of the device Apple and AT&T will deal with these issues and i will be able to return to the fold.
  2. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Sorry to hear that. Can I buy your iPhone for a dollar? PM me.
  3. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  4. Macman756 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  5. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Give it too me and I'll let you join my iMob 108 549 101
  6. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    so you think your new E71 is gonna have better reception? your definitely in for a reality check because it is one of the worse RF phones out there. What do you expect when the antenna is at the bottom and the device is metal?

    Sorry, I had it for a month and it sucked big time
  7. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    People always think the grass will be greener on the other side. It isn't.
  8. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    In my experience, the 3G iPhone solves the phone voice quality and volume issues that were a constant source of irritation with the first generation phone I had. In fact, that is why I moved to the 3G. That and ringer volume.
  9. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2009
    a boat
    he cant have imob cause he doesnt have a iphone
  10. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Why not an iPod Touch and an E71?

    Sometimes it is
  11. Cache macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2007
    Good choice, you couldnt have made a better one as a businessman. Have fun with the E71, its a great phone. :)

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