to iphone or not to iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ktgreen, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. ktgreen macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am a senior in high school looking to get a phone that can be a calendar and what not to have when i go to college.. Of course, the iphone seems perfect because it is the hot new thing out right now but I am afraid if I act because of that I will be disappointed.. Last year, I got the T-mobile sidekick and was extremely disappointed by the service i got out of it.. I am terrified that that will happen with the iphone. The other thing i am worried about is that I am an extreme texter... if that make any sense.. lastly, when i go to college, i am planning on getting a macbook.

    I am trying to decide whether or not it is worth it to transfer over from verizon to at&t to get the iphone.. what do you think?
     
  2. jarenado macrumors regular

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    I just graduated from school so I have an idea of the needs you will need from your phone. I used my macbook on campus everyday, and used my iCal and Address book all the time. I'm getting an iphone at Christmas largely because of this. If you are planning on getting a macbook, I think an iPhone is the logical choice, the syncing between calendars will be seamless. When it comes to texting, you might find that you will be a little slower but you will get to the point where you type at comprable speeds to phones with physical qwerty keyboards. Plus the videos you will watch while board in class will also make you love the iphone.
     
  3. rayward macrumors 65816

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    I think you'll love the iPhone. I agree with the poster above about syncing with Mac, but will add that synching with Windows works well if you have the full version of Outlook (not Express). Otherwise, it syncs with a Yahoo! address book if you don't have Outlook.

    The calendar feature itself is great, although it is still missing a "To Do" function which you might want. Many expect this to be forthcoming in an update, but no one knows when. There is a Notes feature, but it does not sync as yet.

    I'm sure you have widespread access to Wi-Fi on campus, which will make all the web apps snappy, and allow you access to the iTunes Wi-Fi store from almost anywhere.

    I find texting a breeze and really like the keyboard - although it does require you to be looking as you type (not good for surreptitious texting in class). It's also missing MMS and multi-address texting, all of which is in the same limbo as the "To Do" list.

    One of the simplest and most overlooked features of the iPhone, I find, is the inline mic on the earbud strings. I travel a lot, and when I'm stomping around an airport or in a cab listening to my iPod, it's just wonderful to be able to accept a call and start talking with just a click of the mic. Then, once the call is over, you click the mic again and the music resumes. Think of when you're moving around campus with arms full of books... I actually like using the earbud mic a lot of the time because it's extremely clear at both ends of the call, and you have both hands free and can move around as you talk.

    I use the web features all the time; often when I am at home and within steps of my PC. On Wi-Fi it's just so quick and easy. When on EDGE, it's not great, but not bad either - and I much prefer getting full web pages than a text only WAP version. Everything integrates so smoothly, that it just seems difficult to do things when not using your iPhone. I use the Google Maps feature a lot when away from home too.

    The camera is fine for daylight snaps, but is pretty much useless for anything else. No video either.

    Hopefully this has helped in your decision-making.
     

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