Convince me to Buy an iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Clarky31, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Clarky31 macrumors newbie


    Apr 14, 2009
    I'm looking for a new phone, I would like to get the 3GS but it is a hell of a lot of money for me. So I'm unsure about buying, basically try to convince me to buy one.
  2. ay98182 macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2007
  3. rc51aaron macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2009
  4. Clarky31 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 14, 2009
    I didn't say I couldn't afford it, I said it is a lot of money for a phone.
  5. DanielNTX macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2005
  6. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    If you need convincing you probably don't want it. I got it and love it though.
  7. faustfire macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2002
  8. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2008
    Cambridge, MA/Smithfield, RI
    What exactly are you unsure about? If you answer this, I'll be able to help a little better.
  9. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    How about your do some research and decide for yourself?
  10. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    But it is much more than a phone...
  11. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
  12. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

    *stares into OP's eyes and waves hand* 'This is the phone you're looking for'
  13. Halamolo macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2009
    It overheats and melts the case, your hands and your face!

    The oleophobic screen scratches and peels off!

    The screen is yellow like urine!

    The battery life is actually poorer than 3G!

    It makes annoying high pitched tinnitus sound!

    Worse signal than 3G!

    Happy shopping! :apple::p (Apple laughing on their way to the bank).
  14. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    Don't forget the mms!!!
  15. thelordnyax macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    if you want one, buy it
    it's an awesome phone, i love mine
    yes, it's a lot of money
    no, it's not for everyone
  16. Blakjack1013 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Atlanta Ga
    iPhone Love

    It changed my life completely.

    -Besides FLASH, you will have the real internet(Safari) Its fast too
    -Never get lost anymore(google maps + turn by turn apps)
    -Buy movie tickets wherever you are at anytime(fandango)
    -Always know what the weather is going to do hours in advanced(theweatherch)
    -pllay N64 graphic quality games(crash bandicoot)
    -Have the answer to every question in the world in the palm of your hand
    -Cheat on all tests in college(wikipedia it or google it)
    -Never pay another wireless internet bill again(Tethering)
    -music on the go(ipod, pandora, imeem, etc.)
    -become socially intuned(facebook, twitter, myspace, linkedin, aim, beejive)
    -know every score and specific details(sportstap, espn, )
    -Never buy a news paper again(USA Today, ABC News, NY Times)
    -Wanna see something(youtube it)
    -e-mail on the go is speedy from experiance
    -push is awesome
    -typing on the iphone is not hard. after about a week, you will be typring like a pro
    -copy and paste works like a charm
    -take high quality videos & upload them to youtube straight from iPhone

    These are just some of the things that have my made my life more worth living since the iPhone has been in existence, but of course we are two different people. LOL
  17. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
  18. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2008
    Cambridge, MA/Smithfield, RI
    These do a pretty good job of summarizing and illustrating the power of the iphone and the appstore.

    Just to add to the music on the go one:

  19. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    If you need convinced, you probably don't need/deserve one. Go buy a Pre.. :p
  20. IBradMac macrumors 68000


    Jun 27, 2008
  21. jingles8302 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    All I will say is, this phone does more than ANY other Phone on the market today. and it does it better...........Except MMS BUT that's coming soon. :) i had the 3G and now i have the 3GS. And i just cant imagine using any other phone and liking it as much as i like this phone. This wasn't my first phone by any means either.
  22. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2008
    Cambridge, MA/Smithfield, RI
    If you have tiny fingers... that keyboard SUCKS!
  23. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    borrow a friends iphone because there is an app for convincing you to buy an iphone
  24. megapopular macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2007
    Combine your mp3 player and phone with one device! Also, you'll get a pretty good web browser, too! You've lived without it but it'll be funny how you'd find it difficult to switch to a non iPhone once you get used to it! It's a phone that'll grow on you immensely.

    My story goes like this... I was the owner of the HTC 8525 that I was VERY happy with! The iPhone wasn't even a blip on my radar. I placed my 8525 on the charger and woke up to it not powering on. DOA. Good thing I had my trusty Samsung D807 as my backup to use. Had no insurance on the 8525 so I started shopping for replacements. This was 3 weeks before the iPhone 2G came out.

    I did my research and found that the iPhone would replace my Zune and my 8525. I got it on launch date, 7th in line, and lived 2 mins away from the store so I missed out on all of the activation woes. The iPhone packed the WOW factor, with people sitting behind me at the Transformers premiere all up in my grill, begging to check it out!

    Fast forward 2 years later, I play my music through my aux input on my Pioneer DEH-9800BT deck, I place my phone calls through the bluetooth function of the stereo. I'm also a Mobileme owner, so I get push email, contacts, calendars and bookmarks.

    The iPhone allows me access to a wealth of information that I didn't have previously in the 8525. The 8525 had Wifi, a built in 3G card but the browser didn't make it easy to surf the web. Now I can easily access my bank account, my 401k, etc. I have a full feldged and easy to use mp3/movie player, alarm clock, timer, calendar, just SO much info at my fingertips... literally.

    You need to try it for 12 days and see if you can handle the touch screen. If you can handle that, I don't think you'll be returning it within the 14 days allowed. If you reaaaaally don't care for the iPhone, it'll only have cost you a few bucks restocking fee.

    Best luck to you!!
  25. edtorious macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2007
    San Diego, California

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