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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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concerned about data

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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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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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.

Stu
 

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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.

Stu
 

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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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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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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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Rather Odd Functionality Omission

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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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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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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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.
Ever since I was pointed to the Invisible Shield / GuardFilm / BestSkinsEver, type of products (all pretty much the same 3M material with different brand names), I can't imagine going any other direction.

Even before I bought my iPhone, I had purchased one of these for it. They're something of a pain to apply (wet the skin, then position it on the phone and squeegee out the excess moisture), but once on, they don't move, peel, yellow, fade, cloud up, scratch, or scuff. I accidently toss my keys in my pocket with my iPhone all the time and it still looks like new. The skins also are so thin, that you can still use any dock, case or accessory.

And if you do get tired of it, you can peel it off and it leaves behind absolutely no residue. They're available online for around $25 for the Invisible Shield brand (ZAGG is the company), while other brands are less than $10 (less packaging and promotion).

I put the stuff on all of my ipods, phones, etc., and each has taken slight tumbles and emerged just fine.
 

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Corporate Users

Well, Rogers has released its corporate pricing for the iPhone - $399 for the 8 gig and $499 for the 16 gig. They really are nasty people you know. I am sure that Apple is upset with this differential between consumer and corporate rates. The pricing scheme hardly encourages corporate use. Then they figure that corporate users will just expense the phone!
 

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Rogers iPhone - Which SIM card, Old or New?

Just got my black 16GB iPhone via a hardware upgrade, went to install my SIM card only to see one already in it. So which should I use, my old SIM or the new "red" (UICC) SIM card that came with it? I'm asking because I read somewhere that the older SIM cards could slow access to the 3G network some how.
Also... how to test my current 3G speed?

Answering part of my question... my new "red" SIM card is a "4000" SIM card... which I guess is required for visual voice mail?
 

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regarding the sim card, people with old ones usually experience different behaviour. i've been using a 4 year old sim card for over a year with 3G phones and never had any problems. but i'd say safest thing to do is call up customer service and they can quickly change you over to the new sim card you have..

theres quite a few speedtest websites for testing speed.. cant remember any off the top of my head. quick google search should help
 
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