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    Who's still using the iphone 2g?
    Who's still using the iphone 2g?
    if u r,so what make u use the iphone 2g till now but not the iphone 3g or 3gs or 4g?

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    My gf is still using my 2g I gave her two years ago. She did pay 200 to have it replaced when it died. So she doesn't want to spend anymore for a new one. She also doesn't want to pay the extra $10 a month if she upgrades for the data. I now have a 3G collecting dust.

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    I like 2g design much more than 3g/s. iphone 4 tops all though imo

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    Well, I was using mine until last Thursday. I updated the software and it died. Admittadly, I did already have an iP4 on the way so it's not a huge deal. I never got the 3G or 3Gs because my 2G did everything I needed it to do. I also waited for my contract to end before deciding to buy and at that point, it was pretty obvious that the 3Gs was going to eventually be replaced. I'm in the Navy and ended up being sent on an overseas deployment a few months after my initial 2 year 2G contract was up, so it made even less sense to upgrade to a 3Gs when I wouldn't even be able to use it for 3 months just to come home and have it obsolete..ish...

    I was quite happy with my 2G honestly and probably would not have upgraded to the iP4 but my 2G was quite abused and worn. Cracked front glass, horribly scratched and damaged body, but otherwise functional. It was getting a little glitchy so I figured why not retire it?

    As I said in an earlier post, I think the 2G may have read my confirmation email that the iP4 had been shipped so it commited suicide because of the grief that I was giving it up!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purenight1 View Post
    Who's still using the iphone 2g?
    if u r,so what make u use the iphone 2g till now but not the iphone 3g or 3gs or 4g?
    Have you considered the cost of upgrading...not everyone is made out of money!

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    My 9 year old boy has my wife's old 2g. He doesn't need anything other than wifi which he uses at home instead of distracting him at school. It's his trial for an iPad.

    I also like the 2g design better. I still have mine v/g in the original box.

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    I've had my iPhone 2G for only a couple of weeks after my son handed it down to me when he upgraded.
    I now have a SIM only contract which has cut costs in half over the previous phone (Nokia 5800 on full contract) so i'm reasonably happy.
    I find the internet very slow after the 3G of the Nokia, but overall I reckon the iphone is better.

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    I inherited my wife's 2G when she upgraded to the 3Gs. I really had no complaint about it since I mostly used it as a phone and for some texting and playing PvsZ or Angry Birds. I have had my 4 for about a week now. I offered it to her but she wants to stick with the 3Gs so I am stuck with the iPhone 4. I guess its only fair since she monopolizes the iPad.

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    I've kept my 2G because it is usable in both the US and Canada (via, um, magic fairies).

    It runs everything I want it to run, works great in both countries (I tend to travel only to sizable cities), and I'm in a wifi environment 90% of the time so the lack of 3G has never been a big issue.

    Sure, I thought the compass and GPS and all that were nice on the later models, but it wasn't compelling enough to make me switch, especially considering that having finished my initial contract with AT&T I'm on PAYGO in both countries which is very inexpensive ($19/month in Canada, $25/quarterly for US).

    The iPhone 4 is more than compelling enough to make me upgrade, but then I have to get a contract, which now REQUIRES a dataplan, for three years (Canada). That plus a planned iPad and a new laptop later this year ... that's a LOT of money. So I'm still weighing my options. In the meantime, the 2G continues to do everything I *need* it to do (and to my great surprise, most apps run on it just fine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    I've kept my 2G because it is usable in both the US and Canada (via, um, magic fairies).

    It runs everything I want it to run, works great in both countries (I tend to travel only to sizable cities), and I'm in a wifi environment 90% of the time so the lack of 3G has never been a big issue.

    Sure, I thought the compass and GPS and all that were nice on the later models, but it wasn't compelling enough to make me switch, especially considering that having finished my initial contract with AT&T I'm on PAYGO in both countries which is very inexpensive ($19/month in Canada, $25/quarterly for US).

    The iPhone 4 is more than compelling enough to make me upgrade, but then I have to get a contract, which now REQUIRES a dataplan, for three years (Canada). That plus a planned iPad and a new laptop later this year ... that's a LOT of money. So I'm still weighing my options. In the meantime, the 2G continues to do everything I *need* it to do (and to my great surprise, most apps run on it just fine).
    I went through the same thing just now paying off the new MBP,iPad and iPhone 4 in the last 6 months so I hope nothing new comes down the pipe I did not know I would need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purenight1 View Post
    Who's still using the iphone 2g?
    if u r,so what make u use the iphone 2g till now but not the iphone 3g or 3gs or 4g?

    cost, plain and simple. the iphone i have has everything i need in it and works just fine. why should i spend money on something that doesnt work IPHONE4?? when the announcement of the iphone4 came out i was about to get one, but knowing apple's rep on new stuff coming out is always junk compared to the second or third version i planned on waiting until v4.1 or v4.2 to come out and id get one then. i think im going to wait until iphone5.3 comes out before i upgrade. if my current phone becomes unusable ill get a blackberry until the ip4 is fixed.

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    My uncle is currently using an iPhone 2G, but is planning on replacing it sometime in the near future. One of the kids I work with has one, its in pretty rough shape, but he only uses it as an iPod, it doesn't have a SIM card and isn't activated.
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    My friend bought a second hand 2G yesterday for 50, I'm jealous because I much prefer the look of it compared to the 3Gs.

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    I just bought a used 2G off eBay and unlocked it to work on T-Mobile. Because of the frequencies involved, an iPhone can't use 3G on T-Mobile anyway, so it was pointless to spend the extra money on a faster phone. When my contract's up, I'll decide if it's worth hanging on to the 2G or going over to AT&T.
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    Represent!

    Two reasons I still use the original iPhone:

    1. Germany's official exclusive carrier
    In Germany, the iPhone is only available with Deutsche Telekom, who also own T-Mobile USA. In the US they are the underdogs, so they treat their customers like royalty from what I've heard.
    In Germany however, they're the largest carrier and like to nickel and dime their customer for all they're worth. Overpriced plans, expensive handsets, outrageous terms of service.

    2. Not much incentive
    So far, I've been able to use the latest version of the OS and install all the 3rd party apps that are available. MMS never caught on, so I don't miss it, I have wifi coverage at uni, work and home, so I don't really miss 3G that much and while the improved camera and speed are nice, they didn't really justify an upgrade.

    So I've stuck with my US iPhone 2G, but am thinking about purchasing a legally unlocked iPhone 4 from the UK in the near future, primarily to be able to use iOS 4 and multitasking.

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