How to DEAL...with my old iPhone!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TomKease, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. TomKease macrumors member

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    ok...

    so i have a 1st gen iphone that's running on edge. Let me tell you i have just about had it up to HERE with it.

    Let me tell you that i really enjoy my iphone and think that it has changed the way we will use phones from here on out. I love APPLE stuff, but this ols iphone is killing me. I would get a 3G but with all the rumors of a 3rd generation coming out, i dont wanna spend the money just yet.

    Ya see along with the speed of edge, or the lack there of, i really hate that the iphone doesn't have features that every other phone has these days.
    i know everyone bitches about the iphone not having MMS, copy & paste, forwarding of text messages, gps that helps you(HA), running something like messenger in the background. but these are things that a guy me would use all the time and it seems that i have taken these for granted.

    Mostly im disgusted with the egde network. I wanna punch an old lady as i wait for a page to render. but like i said with a new phone rumored to come out....what to do.

    so in the mean time i have been toying with the idea of a blackberry bold, which would appear to do all those things and have a better battery life. well im told it does all that. i have yet to really play with one and talk to someone at att that really knows what they are talking about.

    even better do i just hang on to iphone and wait for the palm pre? should i wait and see if apple makes the changes that we all hoping it does? i'm at a loss.

    my girlfriend thinks i just want a new toy, which i think is true. i guess theres really no advice anyone can give me. this post was mainly just to vent and make myself feel better. i guess with the slow edge speed and the limitations on the phone, it just gets to me some how.

    Thanks for listening....

    not sure if i made any sense at all

    TK
     
  2. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    No problem. Not really.
     
  3. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    You arent going to get MMS and copy and paste with another one either. Mine is jailbroken so i get MMS but i wouldnt use copy and paste even if i had it so i dont care.
     
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Priceless. :D
     
  5. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're expecting a blisteringly fast page load on the 3G you may be disapointed. My EDGE iPhone loaded several pages (macrumours / news.bbc.co.uk / apple.com/uk/thestore )faster than a 3G iPhone in the O2 shop in aberdeen over the weekend, in fact i usually get arround 700/800kbps on my EDGE iPhone and my boss only gets 300-400kbps on his 3G. BUT maybe ATT in the US has a slower implementation of EDGE or a faster implementation of 3G? who knows?

    I'd say just wait, its still a good phone and it probably is just a bit of new toy envy on your part.
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Traveling the U.S. I find that EDGE tends to be 100/200kbps and 3G tends to be 800/1,000kbps. (Apple says "twice as fast" in their ads...I say 5x!)

    I had no idea EDGE could be as fast as you get. I've always considered it pretty worthless.
     
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I never really had that much of a problem with the Edge network. I only upgraded to the 3G because of the rumors Edge was being phased out and replaced with 3G towers. I miss my 1st gen!
     
  8. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    My advice: do what I did -- get a Nokia E71. Why?

    - It's 3G.

    - It's got push e-mail with GMail (actually with any of the many, many, many IMAP providers that support IDLE).

    - It plays back H.264 and AAC content.

    - It's got GPS (and Google Maps runs on it) and an FM radio.

    - It's got a built-in VoIP client that works over 3G.

    - It supports tethering via USB and Bluetooth out of the box.

    - It runs Java apps.

    - It doesn't require you to purchase apps through Apple.

    - To top it all off, the battery lasts longer (and is removable), the phone is slimmer and lighter, and it's considerably cheaper than the iPhone.

    Oh, and it's got a real keyboard.
     
  9. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    It can't. I don't know what he's referring to, but EDGE's maximum throughput is 236.8 kbit/s -- and that's assuming all conditions are optimal.
     

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