New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPhone Hardware and Accessories Discuss iPhone hardware

No 3G service...


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
localfruit

 
Member Since: Jun 15, 2007
Posts: 38
localfruit is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook intel core duo 2.0GHz, 2 GB Ram

localfruit is offline
Any ideas as to whether or not At&t will charge you the additional $10 a month, if the state you currently live in (Nebraska) doesn't have a 3G network? We're rumored to have one set up by December, but you can't really expect people to pay additional money per month, for a service that isn't even available yet?

Thanks everyone!!
QUOTE Thanks
fleurya

 
fleurya's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 18, 2006
Location: Anytown, USA
Posts: 4,922
fleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad

fleurya is offline
I guess that depends on their reason for the cost increase. If they claim the cost increase is for 3G service, then you have a valid point. If they simply claim they are increasing the cost for all new iPhone service, then you're probably out of luck. Once the new iPhone hits, I'd try testing them. Call and tell them you want to to start new service with a first gen iPhone. If they say the data part of the plan will be $20, then you have them.

To be honest, I don't know why you would buy the 3G iPhone if you don't have 3G service available. The real greatness of the iPhone lies in the software, which you'll get on current iPhones for free. I'm not even sure if GPS will work without 3G. It doesn't seem right in my head, but that's what Jobs implied in the keynote. (If that is the case, I'll be upset, because shouldn't GPS devices work anywhere in the world??)

If you don't have an iPhone and want to get one for a non-3G area, my advice would be to wait for the 3G phone to hit, then pick up a slightly used one on ebay. You'll be able to get a 16GB version that practically new for much much less than the new model. And in terms of functionality, it'll be able to do everything a new one could do in your area. Anyway, that's what I would do.

"Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"
QUOTE Thanks
oopscdaz

 
Member Since: Jan 17, 2007
Location: Illinois, Florida
Posts: 19
oopscdaz is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP, MB Air, Iphone

oopscdaz is offline
To be honest, I don't know why you would buy the 3G iPhone if you don't have 3G service available. The real greatness of the iPhone lies in the software, which you'll get on current iPhones for free. I'm not even sure if GPS will work without 3G. It doesn't seem right in my head, but that's what Jobs implied in the keynote. (If that is the case, I'll be upset, because shouldn't GPS devices work anywhere in the world??)

Looked at the AT&T 3G coverage map...and it's totally disgusting. Very LITTLE 3G except in SOME metro areas. To upgrade to 3G where there isn't any 3g? (which is almost everywhere) Kind of throwing money away
QUOTE Thanks
bryphotoguy

 
bryphotoguy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,978
bryphotoguy is just really nicebryphotoguy is just really nicebryphotoguy is just really nicebryphotoguy is just really nicebryphotoguy is just really nice
Mac Specs: Quad 2.8GHz Mac Pro, Edge iPhone

bryphotoguy is offline
I checked the map and there seemed to be a lot of coverage except in areas like the rockies or where the population is less dense.
Being said, why would you buy something where its second main feature (after being a phone) isn't of any use of you.
Buy it in December or whenever the service is available in your area. It's really as simple as that.


January 2008 Member of the Month
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iPhone glass scratches | UK iPhone in US with Tmobile »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Apple's Customer Service Deacon07 Schweb's Lounge 9 10-09-2007 03:18 AM
Microsoft plans MSN online music service Murlyn iPod Hardware and Accessories 2 11-17-2003 03:48 PM
Apple, Analysts on new music service schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 9 04-30-2003 01:14 PM
Apple Music Service schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 0 04-09-2003 12:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?