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Old 2008-08-21, 01:06 PM   #61
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After a month with the IPhone, I must say it's slightly overratted.

The reception is horrible compared to my old Telus phone. Syncing and Mobile Me is currently a disaster. I'm paying way to much per month. I was in the states on the weekend (Michigan, no roaming, all local calls) and no carrier was found. I changed it to manual and picked up at+t and the reception was less than acceptable.

I almost, (almost being relative) regret picking up this phone. Anyone have $400 bucks so I can cancel my contract!? Just kidding but if things don't improve, I might sell the phone to cover the cancellation fees and go back to telus with my cappy motorola i80 which never failed me.

When I get my first bill, I'll think about it. Anyone else down on this phone (p.s. I'm an apple junkie, buy a new system every few months (Imac and macbook combo) for the past few years.

Not to be a hater but I'm not all too impressed.
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Old 2008-08-21, 04:03 PM   #62
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know how much data the iphone would use when streaming online radio or using a program like simplemedia whereby you can stream up to 30 peoples itunes libraries to your phone over the data network. i would want to use this as my primary ipod and phone but do not want to overuse on a 6b data plan. if anyone can give my their experiences with either of the programs and how data intensive they are that would be great. i know 6gb is a good amount of data but what about streaming and such, thanks.
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Old 2008-08-21, 07:20 PM   #63
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Lennox did you see the 30gb data offer. This is a much better deal (especially if you jailbreak and tether to your PC not that anyone here would ever do that)
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Old 2008-08-21, 08:50 PM   #64
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Wow, sorry to hear that. You must have one of the 1-2% of phones having reception issue worldwide. According to the buzz, a couple of weeks worth of production might have had some units come off the line with lowered 3G reception. You should get a replacement from an Apple Store of through Rogers/Fido.

I have had mine since July 11, travelled pretty much across the country and in the northeastern US and have had a perfect experience all around.

Seriously, I think you have a bad unit. Get it replaced.

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Old 2008-08-21, 09:51 PM   #65
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Ill call them tomorrow

(I hope they give me one as I dropped mine 20 times! and scratched the pss out of it)
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Old 2008-08-21, 09:56 PM   #66
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I would not offer that info if calling - unless in all honesty you think that might have caused the issues. (Although I don't think that is likely). Might avoid going in to an Apple Store though as one the the guys at the Genius Bar might give it a look and wonder.

Drops and scratched rarely cause dropped calls.

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Old 2008-08-21, 10:21 PM   #67
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thanks for the reply. care to elaborate about the 30 gb offer and this tethering to the pc. i don't want to have to jailbreak/unlock the phone. i just am curious about the usage with the mentioned programs. thanks.

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Old 2008-08-22, 03:41 AM   #68
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Lennox, check this thread out. Its actually 6Gb for $30. 6GB will cover you very well. I have yet to go over a GB but Im not a heavy data user.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=88878
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Old 2008-08-22, 10:22 AM   #69
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know how much data the iphone would use when streaming online radio or using a program like simplemedia
Well 6GB would equal 200MB/day. An average quality 56kbps stream quality would eat 15MB/hour so you would have to listen for over 13 hours/ day every day.

But a god quality 128kpbs would take 55MB/hour or just less than 4 hours per day. So keep an eye on your usage meter.
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Old 2008-08-22, 11:31 AM   #70
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hello I am just curious, for those that upgraded to the iphone 3G 16GB, how much did you pay $299 or $349, my understanding was that the phone was $299. When I picked up the phone they charged me $349 but gave me a $50 hardware upgrade coupon but today I received a notice that the iphone does not qualify for a hardware rebate. What gives?
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hello I am just curious, for those that upgraded to the iphone 3G 16GB, how much did you pay $299 or $349, my understanding was that the phone was $299. When I picked up the phone they charged me $349 but gave me a $50 hardware upgrade coupon but today I received a notice that the iphone does not qualify for a hardware rebate. What gives?
In most cases it has to do with the price of your voice plan. If your plan is over $30/month, then the price of the phone is (AFAIK) $349 - $50 credit. If your plan is $30 or less per month, the phone is $349.
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One rather odd omission from a functionality perspective is the inability to tap the location of an event and pull up a Google map. Has anyone come up with a workaround for this?
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Old 2008-08-24, 11:45 PM   #73
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Wow an iphone app that is usefull nearest tim hortons
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Old 2008-08-25, 09:48 PM   #74
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So I called rogers today to complain about my horrible reception. They will send me a new phone on Friday. I guess I should buy a skin for this one!!

What kinds of skin are u folks using to protect your phone? I had a few leather cases but I look like a truck driver at best so I think I'll opt for a screen skin.
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Old 2008-08-26, 02:40 AM   #75
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Sorry to hear that not everyone is happy with the iPhone. Mine has been great. The data plan is more than I need and I love the apps store. I've been a nokia user until now and I can't imagine owning another type of phone. Apple's got me for life. No problems with reception. Happy with the visual voicemail. Love the ease of the interface.

It rocks!
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