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PostAuthor: Orleron » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:53 pm

Will you buy an iPhone?
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PostAuthor: Raine Jueness » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:18 pm

I keep buying phones with all sorts of gadgets... and all I really need is... a phone. Buying an iPhone is like buying a PS3. Looks really pretty. Faaaaar too expensive.
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PostAuthor: Orleron » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:19 pm

If it was Verizon, I would probably get it, but AFAIC AT&T cell phone service sucks hard.

I'm cool with the Blackberry my job just gave me, so either way it's ok.
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PostAuthor: Istahire » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:29 pm

Why would I pay for something without even the basic neccessities like MMS, and doesn't allow 3rd party programs to be installed? :roll:
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PostAuthor: Aeveras » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:30 pm

It's got a lot of cool technologies in it. The touch screen, the various motion sensors, the various software widgets... but are they necessary? As pointed out already: if I need a phone, I'll get a phone. Not a giant technological swiss army knife.

No.

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PostAuthor: Katroine » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:35 pm

I don't like cell phones in general, but it looks fun.

Would I buy one, nope. It'd take me a week to figure out how to answer it.
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PostAuthor: Li'll Divvil » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:46 pm

After seeing the the several hundred morons standing in line in front of my cellphone store yesterday waiting for 6 pm and giddy as harry potter fans if he were to make a public appearance I decided no fucking way would I touch the iphone, I have a nice phone, a PDA and I hardly listen to mp3's so why do I need something that will probably get me robbed within a week?
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PostAuthor: ninja » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:52 pm

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PostAuthor: sinn » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:55 pm

I have never bought a cell phone in my life... well not for me at least...

anyways I dont plan on getting one.. think the company is giving me a blackberry next month anyways...
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PostAuthor: darthjee » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:57 pm

by the time i have the money to spend on an iphone (after i get more money and have bought other suffs), the iphone wll be past
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PostAuthor: dhocott » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:00 pm

Nope. My Treo does everything I need.
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PostAuthor: Ghostie » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:22 pm

Where's Hell No?
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PostAuthor: Silk » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:28 pm

It's an apple product... I refuse.
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PostAuthor: Pathos Street » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:38 pm

I have a nice phone that does most of what iPhone does. I have a computer that does most of what iPhone does. Why do I need another of both?
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PostAuthor: Aeveras » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:38 pm

30-nil in favour of "no" so far. Cold shoulder!

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PostAuthor: loki70 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:42 pm

My phone rings, I answer it, talk a bit, and then hang up so it can ring again. What the hell else is a PHONE for???


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PostAuthor: candywazz » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:58 pm

Ghostie wrote:Where's Hell No?


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Pathos Street wrote:I have a nice phone that does most of what iPhone does. I have a computer that does most of what iPhone does. Why do I need another of both?


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I have a moto krazr, it is pretty and blue, very important for a phone. It takes pictures, plays Mp3, connects to the internet, and get this, makes and receives phone calls?!?!

The two most important things about my phone, the fact that I can use it as a phone (OMG WTF?!?) and the fact that it is blue.
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PostAuthor: Drakuul » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:02 pm

When I go to replace my mobile phone, I ask for a phone. No camera, no wireless, preferably no internet access. A phone. That's what I went to buy. I want to come back with a phone.

I don't go out to buy a book only to come back with a laptop because "you can read text on it". Well, ok, I did once, but I also bought the book too.

So, in essence... no.
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PostAuthor: Raen » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:10 pm

Where is the "Eventually" button
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PostAuthor: KaiRal Windspar » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:14 pm

I fucking hate Mac, Apple and Steve B. Jobs... but I will buy one, when the price and craze die down and gaping security issues are resolved.

Wow! I am the ONLY one that admitted that!? :lol:
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PostAuthor: Zyndro » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:32 pm

Why on earth would I want to look at web pages and try to type emails on a tiny screen? They should make something like an iphone, but a lot bigger. It could have a monitor, so it's easier to read and look at whole web pages. It could also have a board with letter-keys on it so you can type with all ten fingers instead of one or two. What an advancement that would be! I bet "giant iphones" will be the wave of the future. Need to call them something classier, though, like "Computer" or something.
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PostAuthor: KaiRal Windspar » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:47 pm

That's just it, though; The iPhone is the step towards the all in one communication package.
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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:53 pm

No thanks, I am very happy with my new Treo 680. My old Samsung D600 is fine as well. :wink:
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PostAuthor: pincushionman » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:07 pm

I don't need a cell phone with internet access. I have a computer.
I don't need a cell phone with email capability. I have a computer.
I don't need a cell phone with a walkie-talkie. I have a phone.
I don't need a cell phone with a camera. I have a camera.
I don't need a cell phone with a video camera. I don't need a video camera.
I don't need a cell phone where you can WATCH F*CKING TV SHOWS. I have a TV.
I don't need a cell phone with unlimited nights and weekends. You seen my phone bill?
I don't need a cell phone with unlimited calling to five arbitrary people who I'd rather talk to in person anyway. You seen my phone bill?
I don't need a cell phone with five thousand minutes a month. You seen my phone bill?

Hell, I don't even really need a cell phone. If you want to get ahold of me, either call me at home (or work, whichever is more appropriate) or shoot me an email. If I'm not either of those places, leave a message on the answering machine or phone mail. I will talk to you on my schedule.

Now, if they had a package that was $10 bucks a month plus a per-minute charge for just voice service (I don't need phone mail - if it's busy, call back later; if I just don't answer, it means I don't want to talk to you right now), I might consider it. I've looked at the pre-pay plans, but coverage sucks, and the only time my wife and I use the phone we have is for travel. I'm not buying $40 worth of minutes every month that expire at the end of the month (that's what prepay plans do - so they're really no different from a monthly plan) that I'm not going to use, and I won't be able to use anyway because coverage is spotty.

Putting more features on a phone, making it "sleeker" or "cooler-looking" is NOT going to motivate me to buy a phone from any company, because no companies are willing to provide a service that suits my needs. Reliable, simple phone service for low cost on an as-used basis.
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PostAuthor: Seka » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:09 pm

KaiRal Windspar wrote:I fucking hate Mac, Apple and Steve B. Jobs...

Same here. I'll just wait for the inevitable slightly-less-sexy but half-as-expensive ripoffs that hit the market around the holidays.
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