No 3G now or in the future - do I get an iPhone now!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dwright1974, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. dwright1974 macrumors 6502

    dwright1974

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    #1
    Hello All

    I am in a position where I could get an iPhone today but not sure what to do so I thought I would come here for some advice!

    I've checked on O2's website and there is currently no 3G network coverage where I live and when I selected the 'future' option there is no planned 3G for round here.

    So my question is, do I get an iPhone now or hang on for the rumoured 3G version, whenever that might appear?

    The 16Gb version would be fine, (I currently have a 16Gb Touch and that is fine for my music, photos, etc).

    Not sure what other advantages a 3G one would bring, (as nobody else does except the possibility of Apps/iTunes being downloaded over the phone network).

    Thanks in advance for any advice!!

    - D
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    No, the O2 map shows HSPDA (or whatever its called) coverage, which I believe is 3.5G.
    I can't find it now but yesterday I spotted a proper 3G map for o2 and it was quite large. HSPDA coverage is absolutely dire here but 3G looks better than what I first thought.

    Personally I'm waiting. A 3G iPhone can't be too long off now. If there are no more rumours around July then I'll probably just get the current iPhone.
     
  3. dwright1974 thread starter macrumors 6502

    dwright1974

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    That's true, it does only show HSPDA access. And then thinking about it, it might change within the 18-month contract period!

    The map I was looking at was here.

    Thanks for your help.

    - D
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    Thing is EDGE would be fine for me, but looking at the download speeds of 3G I could really use the BBC iPlayer when not using a wifi connection. Just really wish I could find the coverage map again.

    This isn't as detailed, but the best I could find again.

    edit: found it!. 3G 2100.
     
  5. dwright1974 thread starter macrumors 6502

    dwright1974

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    That's great, thanks! According to that, I do have 3G coverage round where I live! EDGE would probably be fine for me as well but I know I would be gutted if they did announce the 3G one in April, almost days after I got the current iPhone!

    Will sit here waiting for the announcement in April/June/September/2012!!

    - D
     

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