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So I've been on a quest to get the new iPhone 3G. I've spent the past however many days calling every single store in the Chicagoland area only to be told that the wait is 3-4 hours, they've already sold out, etc. So I'm slightly irked. All of the AT&T stores have sold out and they're referring everyone to the Apple Store...Even our largest store on Michigan Avenue has a continuously busy phone line.

This is just ridiculous.

...And now I'm getting a taste of why parents went hog wild over Cabbage Patch Kids back in the 80's. LMAO!

Has anyone gotten one?

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I'm reading such mixed reviews on this thing...Techie friends that I have who have already obtained one have told me to run out and grab it. I can't make up my mind! The thought of waiting in line for hours on end just to find out that the store ran out already isn't my idea of fun. I keep thinking that I might just get lucky, but seeing as how I'm not the most patient person in the world I might be ahead of myself.

;)

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I read this post after I waited in line for nearly five hours. Thankfully, I did walk out with a phone and am incredibly happy with it. Although the 32GB would've been nice for storage purposes, the 16GB is actually more than enough at this point. I'll probably upgrade the other phone on our plan to the 32GB in October, since we'll be eligible for an upgrade on that one at that point.

But let me just say, this thing is obnoxiously cool. :)

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...And now I'm getting a taste of why parents went hog wild over Cabbage Patch Kids back in the 80's. LMAO!

Has anyone gotten one?

LMAO, I remember that too. The dust settled when they said something about them catching on fire easily or something. I was just a kid and JUST wanted my darn CPK!. LOL

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  • 2 weeks later...

I ordered the 16 gb Wednesday. Said it should be in after 72 hours.

What sold me.

1. I already have internet on my phone and this will be much better.

2. The GPS/Map function will preclude me from buying a seperate navigation unit.

3. house/boat/vehicles have all slowly been converted to ipods.

4. I lost my phone the other night! :(

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  • 2 weeks later...
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Yeah, that was the best reason.

I got a white 16 gb last nite. So far I am incredibly impressed. Much faster and better internet then my previous 3 g. Cool mapping functions, loaded 500+ songs on it, very clear to talk.

The biggest drawback is that it is slippery and with my right hand in a cast it is a pain. I am looking for the rubber covers they have for the I pods.

I don't believe you can send a picture phone to phone, but there must be a way.

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There have been a plethora of complaints with regards to the iPhone 3G. Fortunately for me, I've not experienced any of the crashing...Or freezing...Or general failures that most people have. I have wonderfully clear reception, a phone that hasn't let me down yet, incredibly fast data transfers and more.

I love this thing. Just love it.

(As far as I know, there's no way to transfer photos from phone to phone...)

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There have been a plethora of complaints with regards to the iPhone 3G. Fortunately for me, I've not experienced any of the crashing...Or freezing...Or general failures that most people have. I have wonderfully clear reception, a phone that hasn't let me down yet, incredibly fast data transfers and more.

I love this thing. Just love it.

(As far as I know, there's no way to transfer photos from phone to phone...)

I am loving mine also!!! I have researched and supposedly you can send a picture by using the receiver's phone-email addy.

ie AT&T 8005551212@mms.att.net Note that this not the same as the text address and should allow a picture. Have not tried it yet!

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After posting this message, I had my first official problem with the iPhone 3G.

It appears as though AT&T's 3G network isn't quite up to par and after a few weeks it can cause some serious issues with the iPhone's reception. The only way to fix the issue at this point is to turn off 3G on the phone, solely relying on Edge for data transfer. Apple is working on this issue because, of course, AT&T is not. LOL!!

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After posting this message, I had my first official problem with the iPhone 3G.

It appears as though AT&T's 3G network isn't quite up to par and after a few weeks it can cause some serious issues with the iPhone's reception. The only way to fix the issue at this point is to turn off 3G on the phone, solely relying on Edge for data transfer. Apple is working on this issue because, of course, AT&T is not. LOL!!

I'm just cruising along with my iPhone 1G!

:)

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Anyone remember when the hot thing was the razor? OMG! I was the most happenin' chick ever 'cause I got the hot pink before it ever came out. :speechless:

:rollingpin: WORST PHONE EVER! :rollingpin:

I still have it and need to upgrade bad. I will always do my research before buying the new IT phone again! Tell me how it works out! xshotx

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I still can't use the 3G network, which AT&T has thankfully continued to refund me a significant portion of my monthly bill because of...I'm stuck on Edge and if I attempt to switch to 3G I lose all service. It's wonderful. LMAO!

(But otherwise, the phone is still amazing. And I love it!)

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The IPhone is generations behind other phones that don't quite get the same rap.

For a quick example:

The Nokia E70 was better than the original IPhone

The Nokia E71 is better than the IPhone 3G

Here's a review on the E71:

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/08/22.html

Here's a very humorous (and very accurate) comparison of the original Iphone with the E70... (not safe for work)

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone

If you can get past his abrasiveness, he makes some strong points.

The ability to run terminal software and swap memory made the E70 far more powerful and objectively better than the Iphone..

Understandably, I won't win this argument, but if you want the phone to do anything other than look cool, you're better off buying something else..

What's mainstream is often not the best.

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I still can't use the 3G network, which AT&T has thankfully continued to refund me a significant portion of my monthly bill because of...I'm stuck on Edge and if I attempt to switch to 3G I lose all service. It's wonderful. LMAO!

(But otherwise, the phone is still amazing. And I love it!)

I got mine on "iday" and I love it. Surprisingly even with the issues I've had with text message lag, and some safari crashes I still love this phone. Hopefully all the bugs will be cleared up by mid Sept.

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I have been following this thread, because it's definitely time for the SO and me to upgrade our phones.

I looked into the phones that BW mentioned (the Nokias) and it didn't appear to me that these worked on US networks?? Can anybody tell me what provider offers service on these phones?

I'm currently with Sprint/Nextel and their PDA/smartphone offerings are pretty much crap (Treos, Blackberry Pearls, etc.) but one Motorola that looked intriguing (but I need to research).

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