Is the Iphone 3G worth it!?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by saves the day, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. saves the day macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi. So i think i'm going to leave Alltel in search of the mighty Iphone. I would like to know the main differences between the 3G and 3Gs. My main concern is what my bill will look like every month. I know that i should go to AT&T and speak to them, but maybe you can save me a trip or give me advice before i head there later this week to see what's up. Are you truly happy with your Iphone is mainly my question, and is it true that it will cost $100 a month!?
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    why do you need to be convinced to get the 3Gs?
    Your bill figure $94 usd per month
  3. fehhkk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I've had 10-12 cellphones in 7 years. The 3G so far is one of the best smartphones I've had, hands down.

    After being in Verizon for 6 years, and getting tired of their lame phones, I gave AT&T a try. At first, the 3G was buggy, but they made up to it with frequent software updates. So far, I'm happy with the AT&T service, since July of last year. :D

    Your first bill with AT&T is pretty high, because they prorate and charge you a month and a half + activation fee all in one. After that, I bet it'll be the same price as if you had a smartphone with data package in other networks, to be honest.
  4. iTone macrumors regular


    Mar 12, 2007
    Your monthly bill can be as low as $75 a month. If you choose the $39.99 (450 mins) plan plus the $30 obligatory data plan plus the $5 (200 texts) text pkg.

    My bill is $89. i have the $39.99 plan (450 mins plus rollover, i don't talk much during the day so i have accumulated quite allot of minutes and i don't have to worry about going over anymore), $30 data plan, and the $10 text pkg (1500 texts). Plus a few bucks in taxes. I think that's pretty good for all you can with your phone.
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    No. You pay the same for the 3GS and 3G. And the 3G is slower and less powerful than the 3GS.

    So at this point, it is not worth it. Best to get a 16GB 3GS.
  6. saves the day thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    How do you pay the same? explain please.. :confused:
    For the monthly bill i have to pay will it cost me more to have the 3GS than the 3G? I want to spend the least/get most bang for my buck. I don't want to regret my purchase..
  7. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    Then don't get an out dated End of Life product like the 3G ...get the the 3Gs

    And before anyone argues that the 3G is NOT out-Dated : Shut Up and get a 3Gs yourself.

    I agree, Never regret a purchase if possible;)
  8. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    Let's try it this way: For whatever plan you select, the monthly bill will be exactly the same for the 3G and the 3Gs. There is nothing to choose between them as far as monthly charges are concerned.
  9. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    No, you will pay the same each month to AT&T regardless if it's a 3G or 3GS. The only exception is if you have the original iPhone, which has only a $20 a month data charge rather than $30.

    If I were you, I would come up with some extra money and go for the 3GS. Yes, it's $100 more up front, but you get more storage, more power, and more features. Plus, you're signing a two year agreement, so it's not like you can upgrade anytime soon.
  10. OUBeaver macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    This is the best plan (price) you can get for the iPhone right now.

    Get the 16GB 3GS for $199 and the same plan iTone has and you're set.
  11. saves the day thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    thank you everyone for your input. I really really appreciate it. I ended up buying a black 16 gb 3gs and so far i really like it. I am still considering getting apple care, but not sure. I was told by the nice lady at at&t that if i buy applecare i also can get a free case of my choice that's in the store.

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