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2009-07-13 09:06 AM
canabiz Thanks, I think it's better for me to load some European maps onto my Garmin and bring it along, don't want to see any surprise bill. I suppose I could rely on Wi-Fi but who knows how widely available (and free?) it is over there.
2009-07-12 08:08 PM
Asher The Maps app with the iPhone definitely uses data to download the tiles.
2009-07-12 06:46 PM
canabiz Folks, can you bring your iPhone overseas and continue to use the built-in GPS for maps and points of interest (restaurants, landmarks, attractions etc) without racking exorbitant costs in roaming charges?

I am travelling to Europe towards the end of this year and I have been debating about getting an iPhone and download some neat travelling apps and bring it along. Obviously, if that will result in 3 or 4-digit bills from Rogers/Fido then I guess I will download the European maps onto my Garmin Nuvi 350 then.

2009-06-27 11:59 PM
Nuje Anyone notice on a 3g 3.0 with jailbreak that things are a little more sluggish?

Once I'm in an app, things seem to move reasonably well, but there's lots of times when a tap from the home screen doesn't seem to register for up to 10 seconds.

I jailbroke with Pwnage Tool on my Mac, then RESTORED FROM BACKUP of phone (settings, music, mail accounts, etc. etc.).
2009-06-27 05:12 PM
polaris hmm usually info stays on the phone with a jailbreak, but just resync I guess.
2009-06-27 12:50 PM
jailbreak and contacts etc?

Has anyone jailbroken their 3.0 yet? I just went through all the steps and seem to have it done properly BUT I have lost contacts etc?

Do I need to resynch? I also get this message on itunes about setting up my new phone? or restore?

Sorry I am confused
2009-06-19 05:55 PM
IPhone signal strength

I presently have a Motorola Razr with Telus as my provider. When I am in my house I have to go outside to make a call because the signal strength is weak (no bars). My contract is up soon and I am thinking of getting an Iphone with Rodgers.
I live in South Windsor; can anyone who has an Iphone or has Rodgers in South Windsor tell me what their signal strenth is indoors. I want to discontinue my landline and go wireless if I can.
2009-04-15 09:46 AM
whitbyterry The faster processor might allow Flash objects in the web browser on the phone, that is one thing I really wish I had but that may not be enabled upon launch.

I have a 16 GB phone and I use about half of my storage. I wouldn't be able to hold many movies / TV shows on it so having a 32 GB or larger would be nice but it is not bad.

The newer version of the phone is likely to cost more if they add storage.

Since it is so close to new model possibly being launched, I'd wait to get the details before deciding. If you can wait, great. Remember it involves a 3 year contract so having the newest phone is not a bad thing.
2009-04-14 11:00 PM
jean luc picard for the love of god they better put the camera lens on the front.
2009-04-14 09:25 PM
polaris More battery life and a more powerful processor would help. The phone chugs along at times with the more demanding web pages and games, but overall its pretty good. I have a 16GB and its plenty enough for my music tastes, which is wide, and I have a big library but I dont care to have it all with me anyway. If you will have movies, even 16GB will be smallish.

The camera is fine, it needs a better lens and software package to give us better quality snap shots.

I would wait personally, as it will likely cost the same and you will benefit from the development improvements for the year.
2009-04-14 08:53 PM
iPhone 3G now...or wait for new iPhone ?

I've been reading as much as I can find on the new iPhone, mostly speculation of course. A better camera ? that's of little use to me. Sounds like the wi-fi will be upgraded to 'N', but I only have 'g' at home anyway. It's not really a bottle-neck for internet speed around our house. (we're in the country and have a wireless service) The potential of a faster processor sounds promising, do current iPhone owners find this a problem right now ? Maybe good to have for future apps. Then there is always the promise of more flash memory. Do current iPhone owners find the 8G or 16G to small ? That's a lot of music !! Not so much for movies ? I guess what I am really dancing around whether to purchase the current iPhone or wait it out a couple or 3 more months to get the new model. I don't have an iPhone now, I just own a basic clam-shell I must admit I do have to suppress that urge to just run out there and get it !! Since the new OS will work on the 3G model, I'm just not sure if the wait is actually going to be worth it. Tough to make a decision while trying to compare a real phone to speculation. thoughts ? advice ?? Thanks !

2009-04-12 10:56 PM
polaris Im pretty sure that is an app for jailbroken phones. Its on Cydia for sure.
2009-04-08 07:29 PM
Ricketty Rabbit
iPhone app that locks most of your info when you lend your phone

I think I read about an iPhone app that allows the owner to lock most of the apps and data, so when they lend the phone to someone, the borrower cannot access photos, contacts, web, etc. Does anyone know what it's called? I can't seem to find it.

2009-03-16 05:14 PM
Nuje Yeah - if the number is attached to a name in your "Contacts", it'll show the name calling. If not, it's just the number that shows up on-screen.
2009-03-16 01:23 PM
PokerChip I believe it's true. No support for Name Display, except of course if the person calling is in your Address Book.
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