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  • Cecily - Monday, March 22, 2010 - link

    It is really a classical smart phone. Reply
  • MaxxxRacer - Monday, July 14, 2008 - link

    My girlfriend and I just got iPhones and we have the family plan. We were transfering from Sprint and I had no isssues. I created the iphone family plan when we bought the first iPhone (friday) and on Saturday we got the second one and added it to the family plan. Do note though, that this is an iPhone family plan, not the regular family plan. Reply
  • steveyballmer - Sunday, July 13, 2008 - link

    Microsoft is working on the REAL thing!
    You will feel stupid for buying one of these toys once you see it!

    Wait people, wait!">
  • The Preacher - Saturday, July 12, 2008 - link

    "indicating that perhaps the DNS server AT&T is using is the reason why we’re so slow here"
    You may use whatever (public) DNS server you wish as long as you have an IP connection... provided you are able to change the DNS IP on your phone.

    Just google up some public DNS server list or try this">

    It would be best if you could ping those IPs from your phone (and pick the one with shortest delay) but I'm not sure if Apple included such a "sophisticated" application. :)
  • flackman - Saturday, July 12, 2008 - link

    This could have something to do with the added load on the airwaves at the time. I would be interested to see how it stacks up in a few weeks. Reply
  • GL - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    Well our pricing plans may suck but I just did the same speed test and got 1850 kbps on 3G speeds with an iPhone on the Rogers network. Previously I was getting 210 kbps via EDGE. I'm quite pleased with the speeds, even latency seems a tad bit better over 3G (but still slow overall at 150+ ms). Reply
  • cocoviper - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    I agree. I'd like to see a feature by feature comparison
    (reception, voice quality, GPS, camera, iTunes vs Sprint music store, AT&T 3G vs Sprint 3G, etc).
  • GhandiInstinct - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    Could you please compare it to the HTC Diamond and Instinct?

    I'm completely not sold on the 3G and I don't own the original.

    I hate monopolies.
  • spidey81 - Saturday, July 12, 2008 - link

    What about a comparison to the Verizon network EVDO rev.A and the new LG Dare. I just recently upgraded to this device and love it. The iPhone may have a better screen, but I honestly think the Dare has the better package. It's not a "smart" phone, I know, but it certainly has a lot of the features that the iPhone lacks. Reply
  • gramboh - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    I was going to get an iPhone 3G on Rogers here in Canada today but didn't want to waste hours in line so I put my name down for the next shipment.

    I wasted a bunch of time at work ensuring there were no valid alternatives for my needs (good phone, good browsing, good media capabilities and most importantly good UI - I will use it to read email but not reply, not Blackberry level anyway).

    The Touch Diamond looked intriguing until I watched enough YouTube reviews to discover you STILL have to type with the damn stylus because the Windows Mobile touch keypad is TINY. I can't believe they didn't implement their own widescreen large size keyboard on the Diamond. That is a dealbreaker for me. The Blackberry Bold looks semi interesting but Blackberry's web browsers thus far have been utterly useless. iPhone it is.
  • WelshBloke - Monday, July 14, 2008 - link

    'I can't believe they didn't implement their own widescreen large size keyboard on the Diamond'

    You could just install the one of your choice.
  • araczynski - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    ...make you bend over when you need to replace the battery? Reply
  • daftrok - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    That doesn't matter. So long as you allow the phone to discharge its battery to around 20% and unplug it once its fully charged you can keep using the same battery for years and years. But I have some issues with the iPhone that just will not stand for me:

    1) No Picture messaging. Seriously what the hell
    2) No Video recording.
    3) Forced AT&T activation.
    4) Expensive plans.
    5) No AIM/MSN support
    6) No Google Docs or MS Word support
    7) No landscape keyboard (it only does portrait)
    8) Lamentable audio/video support

    Fix these issues, then I'll get it.
  • Weiser - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    Anand, I know you mentioned some issues activating but I'm not sure it came across exactly how bad this is. I am hearing that it got worse and worse as the stores opened from east to west coast. I am on the west coast and tried to update my current iPhone to the new software this morning about 7am PST and now have an iBrick in my pocket.

    If you are a current gen iPhone owner and haven't updated your phone yet I would wait until at least later tonight. If you are thinking of going to pick up a new one the line might move a lot slower than you would expect unless they fix the issues.
  • crimson117 - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    My pre-wife and I are getting our first iPhones once she finishes her exams later this month, so I'm psyched to hear these initial reviews.

    What I'm not psyched about is the $36 "activation fee" for new AT&T customers, which is really just a 18% AT&T pound-me-in-the-ass tax. And also doing any business with AT&T at all, what with the illegal wiretapping BS.
  • crimson117 - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    Did I really forget to close the bold tag there? Sorry. Reply
  • goku - Friday, July 11, 2008 - link

    For those who've always wanted an iPhone but never got one, getting the 3G iPhone would be the thing to get. For those who already have an iPhone and don't plan on downloading lots of bandwidth intensive data, stick with the iPhone you already have, though you'll have to since you've got at least 1 year left on your AT&T contract. I would never get an iPhone because for one I hate Apple and it has far too many shortcomings, but for those who are deadset on getting one despite all the shortcomings, this would be the one to get if anything at all. Reply

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