Why will you not buy the iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alphaod, Jun 22, 2008.

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The main reason I won't buy an iPhone 3G is

  1. the phone is too expensive

    5.5%
  2. the phone plans are too expensive

    58.2%
  3. I don't like Apple

    1.8%
  4. I already have a superior device

    9.1%
  5. I only buy unlocked phones

    5.5%
  6. Other (please specify)

    20.0%
  1. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    #1
    I just want an idea of people who don't want an iPhone 3G for one reason or another, whether it be price, hate for AT&T, etc.

    Please don't bother if you're going to buy an iPhone 3G because this isn't a "should I buy" thread.
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    #2
    Older T-Mobile plan comes in cheaper, with over twice the minutes, and twice the messages, and only need EDGE ($20/month with hotspots).
     
  3. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    #3
    Sure about that? :rolleyes:

    T-Mobile - myFaves 300 300 $39.99
    AT&T - 450 Minutes (Nation) $39.99

    So for the cheapest plan, it's pretty much the same. Even though you get to call 5 people unlimited, you still get M2M with AT&T.. and an extra 150 minutes.

    And I would only need EDGE if i had an only EDGE phone. Too bad T-Mobile doesn't have 3G about.
     
  4. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Haven't decided yet but going without my NEXTEL push to talk is the only downfall, otherwise I would have switched with the first version. I really do use the NEXTEL push to talk a LOT with my work but I am contemplating going without just because the iPhone is soo cool.
     
  5. danny_w macrumors 601

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    #5
    You left out the most important reason - the iPhone 3G doesn't bring anything new that I need over the current iPhone. I see no reason to upgrade, but I do see reasons not to upgrade (data plans more expensive, data plans supposedly required now, etc).
     
  6. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    #6
    He said older. The grandfathered plans from back in the day sometimes have thousands of minutes at $25 or so. I used to have one of those plans.
     
  7. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    Exactly. As far as I'm concerned, at this point, my current iPhone (for the money) is better than the 3G version.
     
  8. Divindude macrumors member

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    #8
    not enough net new to justify the expense .. current phone works just fine :)
     
  9. buckeye17 macrumors member

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    MyFaves is a ripoff... I'd rather get the 600-minute, $39.99 plan with mobile-to-mobile and whatnot.
     
  10. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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  11. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    Previous experience with Cingular/AT&T and the inability to tether the iPhone3G "legally" as a modem for my laptop.
     
  12. danny_w macrumors 601

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    #12
    No 3G coverage in Austin, TX either.
     
  13. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

    Hey Jude

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    #13
    Those are my sentiments exactly. I thought EDGE would majorly suck, but it hasn't so therefore I cannot justify adding $15.00 to a already bloated AT&T rate plan just for 3G.

    Jude

    Edited to add: Current gen is a show-stopper in the looks department and the 3G appears so-so at this point.
     

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