Why 3G is BAD!!!

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  1. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    Aside from awful battery life, here are some things to consider regarding 3G and our beloved iPhone.

    1)While the call quality is better, your dropped call rate is much higher. A friend of mine works at an ATT store; he says that the 3G phones have the highest rate of return because customers drop a lot of calls because its not wide spread yet. Do you want to pay the 10% restocking fee?

    2)My mom has a 3G Razr and I have the iPhone. I typed in msn.com on both devices and hit go at the same time. Now, keep in mind that the RAZR only has a WAP browser so it will pull up the abbreviated site and iPhone as you know will pull up the real thing.... yeah, my iPhone pulled the full site up faster than my mom's "amazingly fast" Razr's WAP site.

    3)Reception, since like I mentioned above 3G isn't as widespread the service is very shotty. With that in mind, my mom and her Razr, along with my neighbor and his Sync both cannot get reception in the house and have to be outside to use their phone... Hate to have that when it rains...

    Still want a 3G iPhone?
     
  2. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    1. 3G is data not voice
    2. 3G is faster than Edge.
    3. 3G coverage when you can but then Edge when you don't.
     
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    x2.

    3G > Edge.
     
  4. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    theoretically faster yes but in real life results then?
     
  5. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Real life faster. :)
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    none of those are acceptable excuses when apple could have given us both edge and 3g.
     
  7. rydewnd2 macrumors regular

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    If they could have then they would have. You think they didn't realize that people would complain about it?? Also consider the size of the device. I don't know if you guys have seen the tear aparts of the phone but there is no free space. So adding a 3g chip along with the edge chip would increase the size of the phone quite a bit.
     
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  9. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    So Apple couldn't make a 3G phone? Odd...most all other cell phone makers can. I feel Apple can do this task.

    Sad to see some don't think Apple can do it.


    Maybe that is their friend ;)
     
  10. oseary macrumors member

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    I love how it's always someones friend.
     
  11. rydewnd2 macrumors regular

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    not that they couldn't do it. They weren't willing to sacrifice certain things in order to offer a technology that your average iPhone purchaser doesn't even know about. Sure you can sit in a tech blog and throw terms like 3g and edge around but show your mom an iPhone and i'm sure she won't ask weather or not it has 3g or edge. But she'll probably like how sexy and user friendly it is.
     
  12. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    You obviously don't know my mom :D

    I knew what you were saying. I was just having fun in a thread that is just ......well useless.

    I had highspeed on my Treo and Q and while they were faster the battery life was MUCH shorter. I'm fine with what we have now.

    BUT if we could get 3G with maybe 75% of the battery life we have now....I'd take it.
     
  13. TBi macrumors 68030

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    All i know is that here in ireland 3G has widespread availability and is very very fast.

    I don't know much about our edge network but companies don't bother with it because no one really use edge for data (except maybe MMS).
     
  14. rydewnd2 macrumors regular

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    As would I my friend. But all in due time. Maybe even an iPod touch sized 3g iphone. Now that would be hot
     
  15. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Odd that the OP has in their profile that they work for AT&T. Has posted this in another thread.


    Yet a "friend" said all this.

    Something isn't adding up.
     
  16. iBlue macrumors Core

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    yes.
     
  17. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Most of that is true, but 3G is data+voice. Thats why you can surf and talk at the same time on 3G.
     
  18. amakh007 macrumors member

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    LOL.......Dude is trying to bolster ATT

    No way people think Edge is better than 3G....I'll wait it out thank you....
     
  19. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Well yes but there is a separate voice and data layer from my understanding. Comparing the Data to voice isn't apples to apples.

    Think that is correct. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  20. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Can the mods lock this thread before people take it seriously?

    Pure troll FUD, i tells ya.
     
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