iPhone 3G owner, what would you do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BigCanoe, Jun 8, 2010.

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Upgrade?

  1. Get a new iPhone 4, renewing my contract for 2 more years.

    36 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. Buy a used 3GS, get off the contract sooner.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Stick with the old 3G, get off the contract sooner.

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  4. Get an Android phone on Verizon or Sprint.

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  1. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

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    #1
    My contract is almost up with AT&T, and I have a two generations old iPhone. What should I do...
     
  2. BigCanoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also have an iPad so there is some synergy with the iPhone :)
     
  3. IBradMac macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

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    Well I guess that really just depends on your experience with AT&T. Do you have good coverage where you live? I didn't see a location in your profile. :confused:

    Are you satisfied with your current iPhone 3G?

    Are you wanting us to make a decision for you?
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    1) The 3G is kinda crusty
    2) Why so obsessed w/ contracts? I'd rather be on contract with an up-to-date phone than to spend the same monthly fee to be on an outdated one. Either you are committed to the iPhone platform or you are not. If you are not then go get an Incredible or Evo -- but you'll still have to sign up for two years.
     
  5. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    This.
     
  6. BigCanoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point.

    Where I live (27559), I dont get 3G. Where I work (27513), I do.

    Ya, your right about contracts, no matter what I am gonna be under contract if I want a new phone.

    I use my iPad more than my iPhone, but I use my iPhone every day too...
     
  7. BigCanoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not really MAKE it for me, just curious what you would do...I know I am leaning towards getting the 4.
     
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    If your not dying for the iPhone 4 you could always grab a 3GS for $99 like I just did..
    I had the 3G for 2 years so this is a nice upgrade for me.
     
  9. tek210 macrumors regular

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    For me the lack of multi tasking on the 3g made this a no-brainer. The camera/video enhancements was icing on the cake. Can't wait to try out iMovie.....while listening to XM:D
     
  10. rotlex macrumors 6502a

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    First, now I'm REALLY glad I didn't upgrade to the 3GS a year ago when I was thinking of it, LOL.

    Second, I'm definitely picking up the new phone. My current 3G is in great shape, but I'm itching for something new. This also SAVES me some money in the long run, as my wife has been dying for an iPhone, currently uses a Treo Centro, but doesn't need a lot of bells and whistles. As soon as the new ones hit the stores, I'll be picking one up, and switching her over to my old 3G. Win win for everyone! :D
     
  11. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Great post.
     
  12. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Well think about it this way. The new iPhone also uses 3G, none of the 4G network yet. So, you would still be in the same situation where your home doesn't have 3G and work does. So basically, you still have the same phone (network-wise), but a better upgrade in terms of software (multitasking) and hardware (camera, build materials, screen resolution).
     
  13. BigCanoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can I give my 3G to my son, can he just swap sims, and can I avoid paying for a data plan for him on the 3G?
     
  14. Pared macrumors 65816

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