iphone, should i ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daniel000, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. daniel000 macrumors member

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    Hi guys im looking at getting a Iphone 3Gs

    It is going to be unlocked, and im wondering if it is worth getting, because im going to be using it on a pre paid service here in australia

    Will i miss out on certain features or functions with using pre paid.
    also will there be an update of the iphone any time soon ?

    thanks
    daniel
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

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    You will probably miss out on Visual Voice Mail if you don't use it on the official iPhone carrier, I love it ... but if you've never had it you won't notice. As for an update there will most likely be one next June.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    Visual voicemail or 3G might not work, but that's about it. My phone is unlocked, and I love it. :)
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    AFAIK Apple sells unlocked iPhones in Australia.
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    Awesome. :p
     
  6. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    I'm up in Brisbane with an unlocked (not jailbroken) 3GS.

    Works fine. 3G coverage very good (rarely go below 2 bars, usually at about 4)

    Am with vodafone, on a prepaid service. So msg/calls per minute can be a bit expensive, but usually $25 a month can get me through.

    Edit: I commute heavily between Sunshine Coast/Gold Coast, so thats where most of my experience comes from. Australia's pretty big, so check out our own location coverage. I dont have 3G access a part of my plan (dont need it as I have a work phone) main reason why I went prepaid.
     
  7. daniel000 thread starter macrumors member

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  8. SWISSHAT macrumors member

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    1. Buy an iPhone from an authorised dealer
    2. Buy an iPhone and also a dataplan (no point having iPhone and no dataplan, unless you are bedridden at home with wifi)
    3. Don't ask people if this store is legit or not, it is a stup.d question, how can we know? (BTW the website looks amatuerish)
    4. A new iPhone 3GS, 32Gb is about US$1000 with no strings attached, so try to figure out how he can sell you for $400 or whatever.
    5. Come back here after you buy your iPhone, it is surely a good toy to have.
    :D
     
  9. reoreilly macrumors member

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    I'm in Australia too - bought a 16GB 3GS through Apple a few days ago and cannot recommend using the online store enough. I would absolutely not touch the store you linked to - looks like a crock. Up to you though. Apple Store delivers pretty quickly too, I'd say that's the best path. I'm using Optus pre-paid and the reception is a little patchy, but the prices are pretty great. Apparently Vodafone is the best carrier (if talking about price + coverage - although Telstra has the best coverage overall, but it's a lot more costly and dealing with their customer service is akin to being beaten half to death with a shoe). Hope this helps! :)
     

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