I cant imaging going back to a "regular cell phone"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Joshua8o8, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    I dont know about you guys but i cant imagine going back to a cell phone with a keypad and does not have a touchscreen. I even feel bad for people who use my iphone and have to look at their nextel or tmobile phone for example when they are done with mine. I usually warn people before they use my phone "are you sure you want to try it, because your not going to like your phone after your done." Haha. I love my iphone, know its not perfect but still it beats any phone i have had by a long shot. And things are only going to get better for the iphone, so im pretty happy i made the decision to be an early iphone adopter. How does everyone else feel on this subject?
     
  2. PupnTaco macrumors regular

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    Amen to that. This thing is the perfect marriage of form and function.... Crazy to think it'll only get better!
     
  3. Joshua8o8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had to use a "loaner" phone when I went to Japan. Even though the cell phones in Japan are far better than in the States, I still missed the iPhone.
     
  5. Telp macrumors 68040

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    I have to say i agree with you all. When i go from my iphone to a friends phone i even try and pinch the screen, just to see if it works. I find myself even doing that in magazines now. That's how you know technology is really moving foward.
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I'm sure that everyone who spends 500-600 dollars on a mobile phone feels the same way. Dont get me wrong, I love iPhones, but its just too damn expensive. (written on a perfectly good EnV that costs 99 dollars) :)
     
  7. Joshua8o8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I feel for you brother!
     
  8. YoungCreative macrumors member

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    Not more expensive

    Sorry, but you may be spending more for your Env.

    I looked at the "$99" EnV with Verizon until I did the math.

    Verizon voice/data=$79
    iPhone (at&t)=$59

    Add up the extra $20/month you are spending for 24 months and add in the $99 for the "cheaper" EnV. What do you get? $579. Do you realize that the 8GB iPhone is actually only $20 more than the EnV over 2 years? And the 4GB iPhone is LESS than the EnV!

    Now how cool is that EnV?

    I am so glad I got my iPhone, not to mention my AT&T service is better/stronger signal than Verizon.
     
  9. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    It's amazing how that gets overlooked. I still remember Steve Ballmer very foolishly calling the iPhone the most expensive phone in the world back in January. Of course he conveniently didn't mention that getting a voice/data plan for his beloved Moto Q costs $20 per month more than it does for the iPhone, so the Q really isn't any cheaper at all than the iPhone is in the end.
     
  10. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, it was going to be expensive. I remember many on this forum, including myself, were getting upset at AT&T because we all thought the data plans were going to be well over $40-50/month on top of the voice plan. All together it was going to be over $100 just for the iPhone. And I was under the impression that the data plan was going to be limited like 20-30 MB or so.

    Luckily it turned out to be only $20 extra (Unlimited data) on top of my Family Share plan.

    And yes, I can't imagine going back to my old SLVR, RAZR, or any of those other phones I owned before.

    :apple: :D
     
  11. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Well, to be truly fair, neither Apple nor AT&T ever said anything of the sort. It was merely wild (and quite false) speculation by analysts and others that it was going to cost $40-50 per month for the data plan, or that the data would not be unlimited.
     
  12. Luke J macrumors newbie

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    so how much will my bill be if im on a family plan and right now it only cost 9.99 a month
     
  13. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

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    Totally agreed! :)

    Even with its FEW minor shortcomings, the iPhone is so many leaps and bounds above the other phones out there I can't imagine using anything but the iPhone now. I'm gonna love and use this thing until I upgrade to revision 2 whenever that may be.

    I don't worship Steve, but boy am I grateful for this device. Can you honestly say you've been this happy with spending $600 on something? I know I can't. I'm using the hell out of it and loving every second.
     
  14. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    We have 5 phones. 2 iPhones, 2 RAZRs, and 1 Nokia.

    We pay around $160, but of course we all pitch in. I pay around $80 (Primary number is my iPhone), my brother with the other iPhone pays $30 ($10 + $20 data plan), one of the RAZRs is $10, the other is $20 (added texting to it for my other brother), and the Nokia is $10.

    So in your case, I think your bill may increase by $20 or so. Just make sure to check with an AT&T Representative.
     
  15. Joshua8o8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea your right, everything else i spent $600 on lost my interest over time, for example, my x-box 360, when i first got it the thing was awesome, i used it all the time. Now i only play one game, madden, and thats only a few times a month. I think whats so great about the iphone is that its pretty much a nessesity, ( as it is a cell phone ) just a very fancy cell phone.
     
  16. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    I have to agree with you here. Same thing with my Xbox 360, I lost interest in it after the Halo 3 beta. :(
     
  17. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    well I have been using my iPhone for about eight hours and can only say one word "wow"
     
  18. Halsey12 macrumors regular

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    My girlfriend and I smile everytime we use ours. Just touching them is a treat. It just works!
     
  19. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Man I could do so much with that statement with so little editing...
     
  20. Joshua8o8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im sorry Halsey12, but please do share your creative editing skills Sobe...
     
  21. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    actually I kind of like it just the way it is...I wouldn't change a thing!
     
  22. Joshua8o8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha, yea i read it again and it is pretty funny
     
  23. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    HAHAHAHAAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAA!!
     
  24. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    You make some good points... but the problem is that they are simply not true. The main flaw in your logic is that I'm not paying for a data plan. I'm paying ten dollars a month for 500 text messages, and unlimited mobile web (the browser I'm using now). Sure, I could get a data plan, but since this phone does not need one, I don't have to. Also, when calculating how much it costs for me to have service for two years (with the data plan that I do not have), you forgot to mention the cost of the iPhone on top of the plan that comes with it. So yes, I am happy to be saving money.
     
  25. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    agree. can't imagine going back to a regular phone at all. i never used the supposed full potential of my last one cause it either cost more to use the features or/and doing that was just so painful. this works beautifully. love.
     

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