iPod Touch Why didn't YOU get an iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TheSpaz, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I didn't get an iPhone because I pretty much hate phones so I wouldn't want to pay monthly for something I'm not going to use and I love music and movies so 8GB is not ideal for me.

    I do however feel that it is cheesy that I have to hack my iPod touch just to get Mail and Notes (which should have come with it stock).

    What are YOUR reasons?
     
  2. joefinan macrumors 6502a

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    Cos it's £269 for 8GB plus £35 per month totalling £899 over 18 months - for a phone!!

    Plus, when the next model comes out, you'll be contractually stuck with the old one.

    Plus, work pay for my mobile and all my calls, so I'll stick with a Touch which cost me just £250 for 16GB.
     
  3. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    The minimum contract price of £35 a month is way too much for me, I only pay about £10 a month inclusing line rental currently.
     
  4. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    This exact thread is running in the iPod Touch forum with more responses. Probably shouldve looked first.
     
  5. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Lack of disposable income, and a toddler...

    The toddler likes to talk to mom/grandma/whoever on the phone often, so unless the phone was free or damn close, I'm not apt to get it due to the number of times it will be dropped...
     
  6. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    I didn't get a iPhone since I rarely use a phone. The iTouch has everything I want and the dark, rich screen is impressive. I enjoy rotating my music and videos so I got the 8gb. Great purchase for me. And with SDKs, this product should just get better.
     
  7. Bitter macrumors member

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    I don't really call anyone, and 16GB is more suitable for me. I will probably get one in the future, but not any time soon.


    Bitter.
     
  8. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    a minimum contract of $60 a month was a bit too much for my liking.
     
  9. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Lack of 3G and the hefty monthly bills

    I'll probably get one in the future though
     
  10. bowzer macrumors 6502

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  11. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Didnt have enough for a unlocked iPhone, hard enough working to get the touch in the first place.
     
  12. kdawg macrumors regular

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  13. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    Had the money for the phone, but my fiancee gives birth to our child next month. $65 would better be used for diapers, extra groceries, formula, insurance.

    One day, one day.....
     
  14. iJiten macrumors member

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    AT&T service is horrible where I live compared to Verizon.
     
  15. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    Oh snap! I forgot I was in the "iPod Touch Hacks" forum. Oops. Sorry people. I posted this from my iPod touch and sometimes it's hard to see where I am from zooming in all the time.
     
  16. lord patton macrumors 65816

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  17. PS3Player macrumors newbie

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    I'm just not comfortable with carrying a $400-$500 item around with me everywhere go.
     
  18. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    - mainly too much of a pain to switch over from Verizon, having just signed a 2-year contract renewal; would have been hit up with a ~$200 contract cancellation charge
    - anecdotal evidence suggests Cingular reception sucks
    - preferred to hold tight and wait for a better, cheaper iPhone several years down the road
     
  19. mcb00f macrumors newbie

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    I live in Australia and currently there's no word on when it may be released here :confused:
     
  20. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    why? one work (or rather some letters): AT&T

    their service suck around where i live
     
  22. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    One "word" is what you meant to say... but, we'll forgive you.

    Now, EVERYBODY GET HIM!!!
     
  23. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I hate O2. I love MMS. I love 3G. :D

    I do believe Apple's UI is revolutionary and hope to own an iPhone one day. I'm not going to mess about unlocking and jailbreaking and all that jazz, though. So, for now, I'm using this N95 8GB, which thankfully blows me away.

    I wish I even felt a little bit jealous of folks I see with them, but when something's just not right for you, it's just not right.
     
  24. Hooka macrumors regular

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    Where do you live?
     
  25. 109% macrumors member

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    Because I live in Ireland. No Apple Store either. And no Movies or TV in iTunes. Oh, don't get me started.

    Why do you hate us so, Steve? Haven't we apologised enough for Michael Flatley? He wasn't even born here!!!
     

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