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Ecalap Latsyrc 27-07-2009 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave
today?

It's annoying that 02 3G is so shit that, like last.fm it will need wireless

I've hast last.fm running on Edge OK-ish and I think Spotify's an even lower bit rate. Looks like there's pre-download option to cache a playlist too.

Dave 27-07-2009 11:18 AM

well it will work just not very well

Dave 27-07-2009 11:18 AM

oh and

http://www.spotify.com/blog/archives...fy-for-iphone/

eaglejez 27-07-2009 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Heb 7:4
Well, it's only been a few days, and I have to say I am stunned. The phone is amazing. First three times I ran the battery to flat, then recharged to full, and battery life has certainly been better than it was the first time. Of course, this could be perception and clearly it will have mattered what I was doing with the phone, but I'm not nearly as miffed as I was over battery life.

Just love it :)


Heb - just about to take the plunge ! Have never had a mobile before since I've always used a work one - but just about to leave and have a crack at 'going it alone' ! From all my research I think I'm going to go for the 24 months 34.26pm contract. Seems to include 600mins and 500 texts. Can't see me using more than that !

Also (allegedly) the email and unlimited surfing the net is included. Basically I will be using it for (excluding any cool Apps yet to be discovered !!), keeping in touch with email, texting sports scores, the odd call with Mrs EJ and the biggest thing, surfing the BBS !! Presumably (assuming I stay in the UK) this should all be within the 34.26pm ? (presumably its a bit more expensive if you go abroad - I'll cross that bridge later !!)

Also, interested to hear what you were saying about the battery since that was a worry. I was also planning on watching bit of movies on the train instead of reading a newspaper !!

Very excited but all comments very welcome !!
Cheers
Jez :)

Heb 7:4 27-07-2009 01:02 PM

You won't regret it dude! I only went for 18 months, but all personal choice. I imagine I'll be wanted to upgrade to the new apple one when it comes out, which will probably be within 18 months, so that was why!

Quite simply, the iPhone is out of this world. I'm stunned (and my work phone is a not too shabby Touch HD, so it's not like I was using a piece of shit before, but the iPhone is miles better).

Battery life, I really would recommend running it down to nothing when you get it (it comes 60% charged) and then charging to full, and running down to nothing, and charging to full. Then let it run down and charge to full once a month. Battery life isn't great, but a large reason for this is you simply can't put it down! It will do you fine to watch movies to and from work though. You just need to charge it each night is all.

People who have had them longer will have more tips than me I reckon. I bought mine from the apple store in regents street and was far happier with the customer service than I've ever been in a mobile phone shop if that helps.

The apps thread will have better tips than mine no doubt, but from the first few days the apps I've found best are google (just talk what you want it to search for, works quite well), facebook, tube delux, London bus/rail/tube planner, national rail, 2 Across (fantastic crossword app), movies, tv guide, around me, skype, joost, wunderradio, and for games real racing, rolando, blocked, bejewelled and peggle have all been fun :)

Hope this helps!

eaglejez 27-07-2009 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Heb 7:4
You won't regret it dude! I only went for 18 months, but all personal choice. I imagine I'll be wanted to upgrade to the new apple one when it comes out, which will probably be within 18 months, so that was why!

Quite simply, the iPhone is out of this world. I'm stunned (and my work phone is a not too shabby Touch HD, so it's not like I was using a piece of shit before, but the iPhone is miles better).

Battery life, I really would recommend running it down to nothing when you get it (it comes 60% charged) and then charging to full, and running down to nothing, and charging to full. Then let it run down and charge to full once a month. Battery life isn't great, but a large reason for this is you simply can't put it down! It will do you fine to watch movies to and from work though. You just need to charge it each night is all.

People who have had them longer will have more tips than me I reckon. I bought mine from the apple store in regents street and was far happier with the customer service than I've ever been in a mobile phone shop if that helps.

The apps thread will have better tips than mine no doubt, but from the first few days the apps I've found best are google (just talk what you want it to search for, works quite well), facebook, tube delux, London bus/rail/tube planner, national rail, 2 Across (fantastic crossword app), movies, tv guide, around me, skype, joost, wunderradio, and for games real racing, rolando, blocked, bejewelled and peggle have all been fun :)

Hope this helps!

thanks mate - appreciate the feedback ! :p

eaglejez 27-07-2009 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by eaglejez
thanks mate - appreciate the feedback ! :p

yikes - going to be a bit of a delay ! I want to keep my mobile number so my seccy has just told me I need to wait for my PAC number to come back from Vodafone so I can get the current number bunged into the new phone.

Christmas has been delayed !!:(

LLCOOLSTEVE 27-07-2009 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by eaglejez
yikes - going to be a bit of a delay ! I want to keep my mobile number so my seccy has just told me I need to wait for my PAC number to come back from Vodafone so I can get the current number bunged into the new phone.

Christmas has been delayed !!:(


should only take a couple of days

I too am thinking about switching over to the iPhone...... but on the website the black 3Gs isnt available.... booooooooo

kolinkins 27-07-2009 03:49 PM

the more I use my ipod touch, the more I want the Iphone.

*waits for exclusivity to end*

eaglejez 27-07-2009 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
should only take a couple of days

I too am thinking about switching over to the iPhone...... but on the website the black 3Gs isnt available.... booooooooo


oh - I was assuming that I could march into a carphone Warehouse and say, one of those please......and walk out !!

Dave 27-07-2009 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by kolinkins
the more I use my ipod touch, the more I want the Iphone.

*waits for exclusivity to end*

seriously, what is the point?

We are talking years probably

kolinkins 27-07-2009 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave
seriously, what is the point?

We are talking years probably

Lots of speculation that it will end in Q4 this year. Not fussed about the 3GS, 3G + software update will do.

Heb 7:4 27-07-2009 05:00 PM

Interesting article on battery life. Seems the battery gets better with use, which is why my phone seemed worse at first then it does now.

Also, I've learnt that the 3GS has significantly improved wifi time (9 hours over 6 apparently) so when I'm using it at home more it is going to last longer!

http://www.theipodbatteryunplugged.com/

weh8millwall 27-07-2009 05:06 PM

Off to America in a couple of weeks and want to take my trusty iphone with me. Obv only gonna really use it for the odd text cos don't wanna get smashed with major bills! Any advice on if i need to do anything to stop myself being charged major bucks while im out there?

Heb 7:4 27-07-2009 05:09 PM

Turn off data roaming. Annoyingly you can't even get a pay as you go on a US iPhone carrier like AT&T while you're there :grrr:

Heb 7:4 27-07-2009 05:10 PM

Try this app for texting

http://www.bitesms.com/

If you buy credits off of them your texts will only cost 5p each. Use skype to make phone calls and you're sorted :p

Dave 27-07-2009 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by kolinkins
Lots of speculation that it will end in Q4 this year. Not fussed about the 3GS, 3G + software update will do.

you want an 'S', trust me.

Bellyman 27-07-2009 05:22 PM

Getting my Iphone in a couple of weeks and want to know what are the best apps to download?

Thanks BM

LLCOOLSTEVE 27-07-2009 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by eaglejez
oh - I was assuming that I could march into a carphone Warehouse and say, one of those please......and walk out !!

No idea how readily available they are in stores, anyone help??? Online at o2 they dont have them in stock at all, black or white ! :(

kolinkins 27-07-2009 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
No idea how readily available they are in stores, anyone help??? Online at o2 they dont have them in stock at all, black or white ! :(

A friend of mine rang up on Friday and got one.


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