Going to get a Touch methinks

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pantocrator, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Pantocrator macrumors member

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    I cannot afford the 30 bucks a month for the iphone, the 20 was ok but that was all I could do. First off, is the 30 bucks a month official? Also, will there be a price reduction for the touches any time soon?
    With the exception of:
    Phone, 3G/Edge data, SMS, Camera, GPS
    the itouch has the exact same specs, right? I won't really miss out on much, and I won't have to switch providers?
     
  2. touchyphone macrumors regular

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    The touch is 100 more for an on par GB, and if the monthly costs arent your thing, then dont do it.
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    There is no particular reason to expect a price reduction in the iPod Touches. The only reason the phones are so cheap is because of the AT&T subsidies.
     
  4. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    you get $200 off and pay $10 extra a month, the iPhones data plan before was one of the cheapest data plans out there, $35 a month is the going rate for blackberry data
     
  5. Pantocrator thread starter macrumors member

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    It still costs a lot of money- 35 bucks a month (with texting) so it is not worth it. I simply cannot afford the recurring fees. I have to get a touch, I think. Is the pricing official yet? How about the other questions?
     
  6. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Because of the current back to school special, I don't see updates/price drops for the iPod touches till after September.
     
  7. lilj4425 macrumors 6502

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  8. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    Don't get confused by only comparing the initial costs. The touch costs $299... total. There will be no future costs. The iphone costs $199 + (~$70 x 24 months) for $1880. The touch is an ipod and the iphone is.. well... a phone. So it's really an apples vs oranges comparison.

    BTW: if you want to buy a touch, wait until the 2.0 firmware is released so you get it for free. Otherwise Apple will charge you $20 to upgrade.
     
  9. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I guess the question I have to ask myself is how much do I want mobile internet everywhere, and would I be willing to pay $40/month for it for two years?

    Sure, the iPhone would allow me this option and I'm sure it'd be awesome. But paying a couple thousand dollars over the course of two years for it? Should I just get an iPod Touch, and use wi-fi instead?

    I need to do some thinking...
     
  10. lilj4425 macrumors 6502

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    Mobile internet is free on the Ipod Touch. :rolleyes:
     
  11. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    But it's not available everywhere, which is his point :rolleyes:
     
  12. lilj4425 macrumors 6502

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    Are you talking about the Touch or the internet access?
     
  13. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Internet access.
     
  14. lilj4425 macrumors 6502

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    Good point. Good thing I live in an area with tons of coffee shops that have free access. :D
     
  15. Pantocrator thread starter macrumors member

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    That free ipod touch thing, was that only with the purchase of a macbook or could you get a free itouch if you bought something like OSX upgrade?
     
  16. lilj4425 macrumors 6502

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    I believe it's only with a macbook.
     
  17. Pantocrator thread starter macrumors member

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  18. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    you can get a free 8GB ipod touch with any mac purchase except the mac mini, but you also must be in college, or know someone in college and ask them to buy it for you, I think they need a school ID as proof
     
  19. Pantocrator thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I am in college, but I don't want to buy a new mac or anything. I guess I'll pony up 500 bucks for a touch tomorrow.
     
  20. lilj4425 macrumors 6502

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    I paid $240 for mine off ebay. Works perfect and saved $60.
     
  21. Pantocrator thread starter macrumors member

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    Used? I'd rather buy new, and it has to be 32 gigs. I'd buy used if it were reputable and in good condition, and a great price lol
     
  22. lilj4425 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but it has no stratches on it and works perfect. :) It might as well be new.
     
  23. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    First of all, it's $30/month for two years. Second of all, over two years, that adds up to $720. Nowhere near a couple thousand.

    I think it's stupid they raised the price by $10 a month, but I'm just one of a lot of people who are willing to pay it.
     
  24. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone give a full list of the things that are different between the Ipod tough and the new 3G iphone?
     
  25. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    3G iPhone.
    3G... obviously
    GPS
    Camera
    Speaker
    Microphone
    Free software updates

    $100 cheaper hardware than iPod touch.
     

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