New 1st Gen user Help Please

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by coachmonk, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. coachmonk macrumors newbie

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    I just received a 1st gen Iphone. I am also not an ATT user as of now. I have a Verison plan that is expired so i am open to any options. I am really looking for some assistance in what is my best route of action to activating my phone for service? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Quincy9219 macrumors regular

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    Go with ATT, if they are the provider in your area. If T-Mobile has better coverage, then go with them, it really depends on which carrier is better in your area.
     
  4. benflick macrumors 68020

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    pick what ever GSM service you like (if you want to use the iPhone as a phone) and unlock the phone to use it with that service.
     
  5. coachmonk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would imagine that ATT will be the best in my area. Plus i get a discount through work. My question is, do i just sign up and get a standard phone, or do i tell theim i am planning on using a iphone?

    I have not received the phone yet, so i am unable to answer the firmware question.
     
  6. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    If you want the data services, and want to sync it to iTunes (you have to) then ATT needs to know it's an iPhone. If you're going with ATT and you have an iPhone why would you not want to take full advantage of it's capabilities?
     
  7. coachmonk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess the better question would be, do i but a 3g phone or take the 1st gen phone?
     
  8. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    Was the 1st Gen free? I have had both and I prefer my 3G. It is much more capable and much faster. Some prefer their 1st Gens though! They feel more sturdy in the hand. :apple:
     
  9. coachmonk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the 1st gen is free. Is there any capability of getting the 1st gen software upgraded to support faster processes?
     
  10. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    No, EDGE will always be 2-2.5 times slower than 3G. I can load this site, TUAW, and Appleinsider in the time it takes her to load one of the sites. :D
     
  11. Quincy9219 macrumors regular

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    No, it's going to be slower, and that is the only difference, unless you really want true GPS. But a free 1st gen iPhone is better than a 200 dollar 3G. As for the activation, just plug it into iTunes and it will take you through the steps to establish either a new account through ATT or transfer your old number to the iPhone.
     

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