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Old 10-07-2008, 10:45 AM   #41
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Hey GB, thanks for info.
I was on the phone all day yesterday.
I mean all day.
Husband was home sicker than a dog, while I was computerizing the classifieds. He thinks my brain as well as others wanting to get one that is unlocked and from a perfect stranger is simply foolish. So, with check in hand and name of dealer, I'm being sent to Apple today. I'll bite the bullet and buy new, get new contract [ick] and spend a truckload every month.

Hoping to exchange updates and upgrades with others so all can mix and match, but having said that, I have no idea if that sentence even makes sense, see I am so uninformed.

Question about the apps.......do I get some built into my purchase or do I buy them separate? And separate question, 8 or 16 kb or mb [or whatever it's called]?
is it worth the extra money for the extra memory?
GB if you want, this part can get deleted, don't want to sway from ot...........thanks.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #42
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No problem Lefselover. We can continue in this thread as it does pertain to apps.

First off, I think you are making the right choice to get a new one and have it under contract.

Yes it will come pre-loaded with certain apps. Those pre-loaded apps are on the phone for good. you could not delete them even if you wanted. Some of those apps that you will have when you buy the phone are: Calander, clock (with timers), stocks, calculator, weather, Notes, Youtube, and others.

There are tons of apps that you can choose to get. Some are free and others cost money. 99% of the ones I have are free. I have only paid for 2 apps and it was money well spent. They are productivity apps that let me deal with tasks and notes and sync those items with my computer.

As far as 8 or 16, it depends on how you will be using it. 8 is actually a lot of space. I do wish I had 16, but 8 is not inadequate at all. I have a lot of music and videos on mine along with ring tones and contacts and apps and podcasts. If I find I am running out of space then it is easy enough to remove some music or videos to free up space. If you are looking to save a few bucks then go with the 8. if you have a little money to spend then the 16 would be great. You will not be sorry either way.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:11 AM   #43
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Thanks GB. Since it's going to be my first, and I know many other new phones will follow once I figure this out, I should go with the 16 and hubby wants me to. They say if you want to watch many movies or have much music that you'd like to have on there, they the 16 is best. I have an iPod and I use it all the time and especially with and during my job. It's non obtrusive and doesn't get in the way. I don't need a ton of space for movies and songs, I'm satisfied which is why the 8 looks better to me. I'll ask today about this when I go to make my purchase and I'll ask about the most popular apps too, that way, if they sound good to me, I'll just buy them on the spot.

Thanks for starting this thread cause now, instead of being annoyed at the thought, I'm getting excited about this prospect. Now, white or black, and what's candy bar style? See I am soooooo outta the loop
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:17 AM   #44
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This will end up replacing your existing iPod. I have a 60gig iPod that I do not use anymore now that I have an iPhone.

You will not be able to get the apps when you purchase the phone at the store. You will need to do that on your computer through iTunes or on the actual phone itself. It is very easy and you will have a lot of fun finding apps that look like things you will want.

the iPhone is by far the coolest most fun piece of technology I have ever owned. Mine is almost a year old and the excitement of using it has not worn off one bit. Just think, you will be able to use DC anywhere now
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:39 AM   #45
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Hey GB, is one of the apps being able to text or use the internet? Do I need to pay for those services up front? Or are they combined with buying the phone? I have my sim from now dead phone that had it's funeral yesterday. I can use that I hear and hopefully, it still has on it the 16 messages I've saved for personal reasons. Also GB, I use my iPod often times for about 6 hours on end without shutting off. I'd hate to delete that much charge off any iPhone. I mean how long do they stay charged?

I like the Pandora thing that Corazon mentioned cause maybe I could get opera off of there{?}. Ooh, RedKitty, I want that urbanspoon. And JillBurgh, maybe with my new phone you can just email me your incredible recipes, right? YEAH! I'm so excited!
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Yes it will have texting and internet access right out of the box. Both text and internet are included with your AT&T iPhone plan. Internet access is unlimited. You can get different levels of texting depending on how much you want to pay. The basic plan comes with 200 texts a month (I think). I can count on one hand the number of times I have texted so for me the basic is fine. If you text a lot then make sure you get a plan with enough text messages for you.

The phone comes with a wall charger so if you are near an outlet you can always plug it in to charge. I do not know how long your charge actually will last as it depends on a number of factors. You will need to play with it to see. I bought a car charger so anytime I am in the car I plug it in. It tops off the charge so I am almost never below a full battery.
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I don't text a lot. I'd rather talk to the person.But on occasion, I do send one out usually cause I'm replying to one.I only need the minimun.Car charger is important for me.
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I like the Pandora thing that Corazon mentioned cause maybe I could get opera off of there{?}. Ooh, RedKitty, I want that urbanspoon. And JillBurgh, maybe with my new phone you can just email me your incredible recipes, right? YEAH! I'm so excited!
Well, I have the recipes page mobile-enabled. If you go to the website you can enter your cell phone number and have the web link set directly to your phone. It's bare-bones, though, and you have to have web access anyway.

On an iPhone note: My brother is getting new remote-control window shades for his house that are iPhone-compatible. All of his lights and blinds will go on/off and up/down through his iPhone! The blinds are also light-sensitive so they know when to go up/down based on the amount of sunshine..
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ok all you smart iPhone users/owners.
I bought it, hubby is holding it right now.
get this, the guy at the Apple store didn't even show me or tell me how to turn it on or off. it's been on all night since I bought it. who knew there was a little button on top to turn on/off?
now, no instructions came with it on any thing, not the basics, not how to use apps.
I have no left brain, God forgot.
hubby does but he's going to work.
can someone please link me a place to learn about the above?
otherwise, this thing's going back to the store.......
thanks in advance........
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:47 AM   #50
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Here is a page that has the users guide.

Did you have it plugged into the computer all night? It should not stay on all night. It shuts off after a certain amount of time.

Have you activated it through iTunes yet or did they activate it? You need to do that before anything will work. it is very easy to do. Make sure your iTunes is updated to the latest version. There should be instuctions in the box about how to plug it in and activate it. I am pretty sure once iTunes is up to date you just plug the phone in and it walks you through the process, but make sure to read the instructions and follow them as there may be a particular order you need to do things in.
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