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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by drkenan, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. drkenan

    drkenan anti-dentite

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    I called Sprint tonight, found out a I still had a year left on my contract and then somehow proceded to talk the [extremely cool and probably very hot] girl into removing the contract. :banana: :clapping:

    If only I were that smooth in real life.

    So I'm meeting a friend at 6am to be sure I get a new iPhone. I haven't done anything this nerdy since the Star Wars Ep IV was re-released in theaters circa 1999 and I waited for like 6 hours. I'm stoked...:D

    All you haters, please don't rain on my parade with negativity about the iPhone. I can be excited if I want. I'm upgrading from a freakin' Moto Q which has got to be the worst attempt at a smartphone of all time. :shocked:
     

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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    FYI....it is very nerdy. Especially considering Asheville, NC is the worst WiFi area in the Southeast. Besides, it still requires 2 good hands...:cupidarrow:
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    what does the new iPhone have the the others dont?
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Cachet, man... cachet.

    :rolleyes: :D
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    i would use one if it worked with outlook and office.

    I am using sprints version right now and hate it

    i am goign to go back to a pocket pc
     
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    The iPhone 2.0 software supports MS Exchange/Outlook. Enterprise support was one of the big selling points for the iPhone 3G. Word/Excel/PowerPoint files are supposed to play well with the new iPhone platform. We'll see.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise/
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    we will see. not sure if it is all vista friendly either, plus i am not sure if sprint is gonna carry the iPhone
     
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    did you read the post...Kenan called his Sprint rep.
    I just read that today's launch is officially a turd b/c they let too many countries sign up today and clogged the servers and now even 1st gen iPhones are useless til they go back up.
    http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20080711/ap_on_hi_te/apple_iphone

    For kicks I tried to call Kenan and got "the subscriber you have called is unavailable at this time.:" so sounds like his service is in "iLimbo" too?

    Kenan, what I don't understand is why you stayed w/ Sprint when only Verizon & US Cellular have high speed broadband available in Asheville. Sprint is low speed, making the features on the iPhone near useless to you man.
     
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  10. drkenan

    drkenan anti-dentite

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    Yeah this is a total crap situation. Fortunately I have another cell that I can use until Apple gets their act together. Everyone who bough iPhones today except for a select few cannot activate them. Do a Google news search...it's total BS.

    Butch - AT&T is the exclusive iPhone carrier. My sprint phone worked like crap and their customer service was the worst ever (except the hot chick last night). AT&T had troubles this morning with their servers but got it straightened out quick and that's when itunes went down...and has been down for at least 6 hours now.

    So needless to say I am without my business cell. I have a backup but no one knows the number. What a crap day. :banghead:
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    My goodness... who would've guessed that THAT many people would want the new iPhone. Amazing. Can't believe they weren't prepared.

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    drkenan anti-dentite

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    Finally working 10 1/2 hours after I got in line this morning.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I hope Syadasti isn't in the hospital or anything...
     
  15. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Sorry, I was getting my Pearl 8120 UMA for the same price as an iPhone ($199) only without a contract for $30/month 300 minutes. It takes Apple 3-5 revisions get their products right - just look at the iPod. I've already been burned by Apple handheld trash - the Newton 120.

    I paid $199 + $40 for a 8GB micro SDHC card :biggrin:

    Maybe I'll get a top end smartphone like an Android phone in a year or so thought I don't want something as huge as a iPhone, even the Curve was kinda big for me though a full real keyboard is the best option by far for data input:lighten:
     
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  16. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hey - does the new iPhone have a replaceable battery?
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    Its not soldered in, but its not easily "user" replaceable. It has no memory expansion either.

    The biggest problems are 3G isn't mature (coverage/chipset wise) and ATT sucks for ANY phone (3G or otherwise).

    Verizon now owns Alltel, so the best providers are Verizon or T-mobile as per Consumer Reports below. T-mobile is the cheapest provider and has the best customer support but Verizon has the best overall nationwide coverage (which matches my experience managing 100 blackberries and hundreds of cell phones for a company with field employees covering all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Guam).

     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    misunderstood about the contract. thought Sprint let you out of a contract tied to the Q so they could put you on a plan with the 3G.

    Umm...so, I'm still not aware of AT&T having a high speed broadband network here in A-town. My old boss had a 1st gen iPhone & it's browsing feature was as useful as a dry toilet.

    Oh...and if you're arm is up to it...Kitsuma at 5:30 today!