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OT-Pros and cons of an iphone

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  1. cableguy

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    Mrs. cableguy wants a new cell phone for Christmas. I'm thinking about getting her an iphone and would like some opinions. Can Yahoo! be accessed from one for e-mail? How good is the camera(she REALLY wants a camera phone)? Will they work well with an XP platform computer? Most importantly, can TS.com be accessed? The phone will be used for purely personal purposes, no business use. Are there other options? Would you buy one off of e-bay? She already has an AT&T/Cingulaire phone, how hard will it be to transfer her calendar/phone book? Running to the local Best Buy or AT&T store requires an hour long boat ride and a half hour of travel. TS.com is the next best thing. Thanks for all of your opinions.

    Shawn
     
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  3. Quack Shot

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    On the plus side, they are "Oh So Cute!"

    They don't really play well with Windows and they are horribly overpriced. (now $400)

    You can access the web, including Yahoo, but not as well as you might think. The carrier (AT&T) is not that great. You are locked into them with that phone. If you already have the service, then you know what to expect. They are great in some areas and dismal in others. The iPhone service starts at just under $60 a month and you get locked into it for two years.

    The Camera leaves a bit to be desired, since it is a 2.0 Megapixel with a crappy lens.

    As soon as you buy one, they will come out with a newer model with twice the memory for $100 less. Ask the first people that bought them.
     
  4. Capt. Morgan

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    The iPhone will come down in price in a year or two. I'm in no hurry.

    My wife is getting one of these for Christmas. It's the LG Voyager...internet, video camera, GPS and many other features. Availability depends on your cell provider; we use Verizon.
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    Far more practical than an iPhone in my estimation.

    Morgan
     
  5. Harv Shell

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    Received my iphone Monday. I have ATT Cingular service already, so $20.00 per mo. added to existing plan for email,etc. I have done all the setup on my XP computer with no problems, syncs up thru itunes. I also have yahoo email & it works fine. If it's for your wife, why do you want to know about TS.com? LOL Yes, you can go to TS.com, but it's kind of slow & tedious compared to a DSL line. You can do the phone #'s from the old phone thru the computer to the iphone, not by saving and swapping the sim card like other phones. I haven't messed with the camera much, but the weather, email, etc. are entertaining. So far. so good as far as I'm concerned. We use the computer online at our business, so we aren't online at home. It is nice to send & receive email wether home or on the road, so $20.00 a month is a bargain to me. We have GPS in all our vehicles, so that wasn't important to me. Check out the website for the 137 page user manual. Harv.
     
  6. Dickgshot

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    The GPS is one of the most useful features on a cell phone. The iPhone doesn't have it. I would never get one without it.
     
  7. cableguy

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    Harv, Where I live, cell phone service is a crapshoot no matter who the provider is. I'm also looking at this phone as kind of a replacement for the laptop when we take a trip. That's when access to Yahoo! and TS becomes an issue. dick, GPS is a whole separate issue for me. Soon I'll be posting for info on one of those too. Thanks to all. More??????

    Shawn
     
  8. Baber

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    First... I am writing this reply on my Iphone. Am connected via my home wirelessDSL. Speed is identical as with my laptop.

    Buy the phone direct from Apple via their website. Don't screw around with Ebay. I would not buy dog poop off of those rippff artists additionally they are not an authorized supplier of Iphones so there is a warantee issue. Only ATT and Apple can supply Iphones.

    I love the Iphone. Its great. I am Mac user. But the Itunes software works great on Windoz so and vista.

    I have 5 email accounts on the iPhone. 2 .mac, 2 AOL and one ATT.

    Any questions just email me.

    Tom
     
  9. Harv Shell

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    Shawn, I ordered mine online from AT&T on Friday and got it Monday. Harv.
     
  10. cableguy

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    One last bump for the weekend.
     
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