Should I upgrade to an iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by madbad01, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. madbad01 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have a v1 iPhone here in Melbourne, Australia. I use it unlocked on Optus prepaid and recharge $50 a month which works well for calls, texting, safari and email.

    I will be getting the new 2.0 software but I just bought a new Mini and it doesn't have Navigation so I use Maps a lot with my current iPhone, GPS with the 3G would be very handy.

    I do browse quite a bit and this iPhone runs on GRPS which is soooo slow, way slower than EDGE.

    Is it worth me upgrading to the iPhone 3G with Optus? I'd be on a contract for 24 months and be paying $66 per month with $350 of calls/text and 700MB of downloads.

    Take it or leave it? What do you think?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    WTF? $66 + $350 = $416 per month? Are you insane?
     
  3. madbad01 thread starter macrumors member

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    $66 per month gets me $350 worth of call credit!! :p

    $416?! LOL
     
  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    cant you just buy a proper satnav and save yourself $16 a month?
    that saves $384 in total, which can be used for a satnav
    (and i presume your using AUD?)

    and bearing in mind the iphone cannot really be used as a satnav
     
  5. zmit macrumors regular

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    you cant assume everyone here knows how plans are run in australia :p

    its a 'cap' that $66 gets him $350 WORTH of calls, etc.

    mate, get the GPS.... you WILL use it...

    phil... that is true. but im sure there will be one released eventually. its not that it CANT do it.... its that apple wont LET it do it...
     
  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    this sounds very odd

    yes, there probably will be, but unless its made by tomtom or garmin (these are uk brands, im not sure about the rest of the world) it probably wont have all the features of a separate satnav
     
  7. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    Haha.. don't worry, I'm not THAT stupid. I figured you weren't paying $416/mo.

    Keep your current plan unless you absolutely must have GPS and if you do a lot of web browsing.
     
  8. zmit macrumors regular

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    its the way the rates have progressed over time....

    instead of making the rates ridiculously low, they now add a whole bunch of "credit" to whatever you pay to account for the difference.

    for example. my current pre-paid (pay-as-you-go) deal is $49 gets me $300 (or something) WORTH of calls. at $35c/30s or something. and 25c text messages. (im hoping you understand the terminology.... i know it changes from place to place)
    so its the equivalent of paying $49 and getting all your calls at 5c/30s
    (for example)

    its the way they have adjusted over here.
     

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