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Old 11-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #976
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While I luv my phone, I hate apple service. My DH has spent all morning trying to get my 3g sent back due to warrantied battery issues. Sadly they agree it is covered it has been a huge mess to get it mailed to them! This is one of those times I wish we didn't live in the sticks; the nearest Apple Store is 1.5 hours away.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #977
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I think it depends a lot on the service in your area. We switched to AT&T from T-Mobile about a year ago. Where I live, I actually think the AT&T service is excellent. We have great 3G coverage (it's actually HSDPA, the faster form of 3G, and faster than what Verizon now offers), and I have not noticed at all the issues with dropped calls that people talk about in other places. But it just depends on where you are. If you are in a rural area, you may not have that many options for carriers. If you live in a very urban area like NYC or San Francisco, you may deal with all the AT&T problems that people there report, where the network is under strain from the large number of customers. We live in a medium sized city and have been very happy with AT&T. It's not perfect, but I think it's been better here than T-Mobile was (and so much faster - there was no T-Mobile 3G here at the time we switched. I'm not sure if that's still the case).

What I would suggest is that you take advantage of the policy they have where you can get out of your contract if you're not happy in the first 30 days. That gives you a chance to try out the service and make sure it works for your needs.

As far as cost, rates, and so on go, I have never used Verizon to compare, but I always thought they were similar to, or maybe a bit more expensive than, AT&T. One thing that is worth checking if you switch to AT&T is to see if your employer or university has a discount with them. Lots and lots of employers do, and depending on what it is, it can save you a lot.
Thank you so much for sharing We did have them check to make sure that our street was covered and most of our county is all covered in the 3G area. Our town is medium sized at best so we shouldn't be fighting to many other customers, thanks for bringing that point up I never thought of that.

I just keep hearing people complain about dropped calls and problems with their bills and trying to have them corrected. I love the idea of having an IPhone that can share the apps I already have for my Ipod. Ugh I hate decisions like these Like you said we could try them for 30 days and see how that goes.

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:56 PM   #978
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While I luv my phone, I hate apple service. My DH has spent all morning trying to get my 3g sent back due to warrantied battery issues. Sadly they agree it is covered it has been a huge mess to get it mailed to them! This is one of those times I wish we didn't live in the sticks; the nearest Apple Store is 1.5 hours away.
I'm kind of surprised to hear this. We don't live anywhere near an Apple store, but when my sister had problems with her iPhone, she had very good service. She called in and they got all her info and sent a new phone out. When it got here, it had all the instructions/packaging necessary to return the old one. It would have been nicer to just be able to go into a store and have it taken care of, but it really wasn't too much trouble, all things considered.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:13 PM   #979
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I'm kind of surprised to hear this. We don't live anywhere near an Apple store, but when my sister had problems with her iPhone, she had very good service. She called in and they got all her info and sent a new phone out. When it got here, it had all the instructions/packaging necessary to return the old one. It would have been nicer to just be able to go into a store and have it taken care of, but it really wasn't too much trouble, all things considered.

I am glad to hear that my experince may not be the norm. After about three hours,4 managers, and a wasted trip to the UPS store 20 miles away it is resolved. Fedex is coming in the AM for it; i should have my new one by the end of the week. For me to get a new phone I had to pay a 29.99 fee and put a 499. hold on my cc. There is no way I am fee so I have an old phone of my nieces till it comes. They offered me a case for all my troubles, since I already own an otterbox they are giving me deluxe car charger. So all is well that ends well!
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:26 PM   #980
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I am glad to hear that my experince may not be the norm. After about three hours,4 managers, and a wasted trip to the UPS store 20 miles away it is resolved. Fedex is coming in the AM for it; i should have my new one by the end of the week. For me to get a new phone I had to pay a 29.99 fee and put a 499. hold on my cc. There is no way I am fee so I have an old phone of my nieces till it comes. They offered me a case for all my troubles, since I already own an otterbox they are giving me deluxe car charger. So all is well that ends well!
That is frustrating! I am glad to hear it is all working out, but it does sound like a terrible hassle.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:30 PM   #981
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:39 AM   #982
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:44 PM   #983
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:10 PM   #985
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:52 PM   #986
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OMG...RedLaser is incredibly handy! And only $1.99...I'd have paid more!

Just the other day I was at Best Buy, looking for speakers for my DS. I had to pull up a search engine to try to do a search on the different brands of speakers, trying to see if I could find a better price anywhere.

This app would have saved me a ton of frustration! You just scan the barcode with your iPhone, and it searches for you. It's almost instantaneous, too! I'm gonna go shopping now!

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Just thought I would give this thread a bump, so I wouldn't have to look through several pages to find it!
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I just got my iPhone today and have spent the past 4 hours playing with it. I'll be going through all of this thread at some point, but I just wanted to say hi!
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I can get my iphone on the 13th. I can hardly wait to be an offical member of this thread.I called ATTyest trying to let me upgrade early and they were trying to talk me out of an iphone. I thought tht was odd. Oh well I am buying mine from the Apple store so I can take advantage of classes and the genius bar if needed.
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I can get my iphone on the 13th. I can hardly wait to be an offical member of this thread.I called ATTyest trying to let me upgrade early and they were trying to talk me out of an iphone. I thought tht was odd. Oh well I am buying mine from the Apple store so I can take advantage of classes and the genius bar if needed.

I can tell you why they tried to talk you out of it.... because they can upgrade you early on any other phone, except the iphone. Whoever you talked to tried to get you to upgrade today. Good job resisitng, it will be worth it. No one will talk you out of it after the 13th.
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