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Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 02:41 PM
2:01 pm - enter AT&T store. Catch eye of salesman. Give him the "I'm serious" look. Look at iPhone, Treo, Razor, etc. Simultaneously entertain another salesman peddling DirectTV/local phone/Internet package. Decide on iPhone and pay for it while the other sales person puts together a package deal (and retrieves my old home #).

2:25 pm - depart AT&T store with iPhone, approximately $75 monthly savings over current Comcast package, and $400 in rebates ($200 of which cover the modem, installation fees, etc)

I'd be $200 to the good if not for having to pay $30 for a stupid holster for the phone :( and dropping $90 on a Bluetooth hands free car thingie that clips to the visor. :rolleyes:

Only gripe - they had to run my credit three times :mad: - Once for the mobile service, once for DirectTV, and once for the home service. :mad:

OK, now back to the warehouse...I'll play with the iPhone later... :D

Joe (SoCal)
07-07-2007, 02:43 PM
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ya beat me :(

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 02:48 PM
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ya beat me :(


YESSSSSS!!!!! :p :p

Seriously, I was in the store thinking I had to get home and post before you did....

brad9798
07-07-2007, 03:01 PM
Well running it 3x in one day will drop your mid score 5-25 points ... which SUX.

Joe (SoCal)
07-07-2007, 03:05 PM
CINGULAR WIRELESS - AUTHORIZED RETAILER (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:showStoreDetails%28%2746652%27%29)

650 LEE BOULEVARD
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY 10598

On my way
Did you get the 4 or the 8 ? ;)

brad9798
07-07-2007, 03:06 PM
what happened to 2.0, Joe? Show some restraint, bro!!!

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 03:14 PM
4 (had an attack of cheapness) :o

Plus (although the salesman said no) I sense they'll have some upgrades available ...

Joe-hope you called ahead. My store got 5 this am and had one left (after mine)

Joe (SoCal)
07-07-2007, 03:18 PM
4 (had an attack of cheapness) :o

Plus (although the salesman said no) I sense they'll have some upgrades available ...

Joe-hope you called ahead. My store got 5 this am and had one left (after mine)

Called ahead and they have a 8 GB waiting for me :D

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 03:23 PM
Called ahead and they have a 8 GB waiting for me :D


Cool. :cool:

Whatever you do, do not get the arm band holster ... :rolleyes:

Joe (SoCal)
07-07-2007, 03:26 PM
Cool. :cool:

Whatever you do, do not get the arm band holster ... :rolleyes:

Why it looked so COOL :(

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 03:28 PM
Why it looked so COOL :(

It probably has "Joe" written all over it, but I couldn't decide if it was really cool or really hideous....

Tom Montgomery
07-07-2007, 03:40 PM
I ordered my 8GB model from Apple online at 6:05pm on Friday the 29th. It arrived via FedEx this Thursday at 10:00am. I spoke to an Apple rep who told me over 500,000 were sold between 6:00pm Friday 6/29 and Monday morning 7/2.

I downloaded the Dylan documentary No Direction Home & watched it yesterday on iPhone. WOW! So cool... I'm glad I didn't wait. The screen resolution is astounding. The print and TV ads don't do it justice. It really has to be seen to be believed.

Don't worry about the iPhone's durability... you don't need to baby it. Check this out: PC World puts the iPhone through a torture test (http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,545-page,1-bid,0/video.html)

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 03:58 PM
Tom - good thing...especially since I just dropped mine getting it out of the stupid packaging... :(

Joe - go for the Jam Jacket ;)

OK, it's charging and I really have to go so I get back and play with the stupid thing... :rolleyes:

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 04:01 PM
Scratch the Jam Jacket - it's just a stupid cover. Nice, but it doesn't have a belt clip.... :(

Tom Montgomery
07-07-2007, 04:13 PM
The documentation that comes with the iPhone is sparse. Yeah the device is intuitive, but I always want more hard copy docs than anyone gives you these days. And, unlike a PC or Mac, the iPhone has no online "help".

Here's the link for the 124-page iPhone User Guide pdf: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/iPhone_User_Guide.pdf

Also, you shouldn't have any problem setting up iPhone.... but unfortunately I did. Luckily, Apple tech support is outstanding. The Apple rep spent about 15 minutes with me and we got it going (the problem was with iTunes on my puter). The number is: 1-800-MY-IPHONE

Joe (SoCal)
07-07-2007, 05:06 PM
Got it :D
I bought it at an ATT store about 1/2 hr from home.
But get this you buy the phone and you cant leave the store and make a phone call you HAVE to activate it via iTunes :(
So Luckily I brought my laptop and found a wifi hot spot.

Arrrrrg but get this I have not DL the latest iTunes version so I have to do that. After that It said I had to update my OS haven't done that so its DL the update. NOW :( :(

So soon HOPEFULLY I will be able to make a phone call on the dam phone. But as a piece of industrial design it is AMAZINGLY beautiful

Joe ( posting from the middle of the mall )

Joe (SoCal)
07-07-2007, 05:12 PM
Scratch the Jam Jacket - it's just a stupid cover. Nice, but it doesn't have a belt clip.... :(

I got this very cool clear case from Belkin it has a clip

http://images.belkin.com/F8Z172/FUL1_F8Z172.jpg

Joe (SoCal)
07-07-2007, 06:27 PM
first post from my iPhone :) I win

Bob Roncace
07-07-2007, 06:32 PM
first post from my iPhone :) I win

Techno junkie! :D

Joe (SoCal)
07-07-2007, 07:37 PM
phil wanted to see the type function

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 07:47 PM
Worn out by a marathon session of updating my contacts (needed to be done anyway...), I'm calling it a night.

It is really cool though!

I can't get on line with it as I seem to have forgotten (didn't know I had) a password for my Netgear router.

That can go on tomorrow's To-Do list :D

That feature I mastered with a couple of touches and love!

Night all...

Ken Hutchins
07-07-2007, 07:53 PM
Does it float?:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

ahp
07-07-2007, 08:00 PM
I don't know what an iPhone is, and I am doing my best to never find out. I have the same attitude about golf.

StevenBauer
07-07-2007, 08:05 PM
Hey Joe, I'm still getting the Verizon message. Did you keep the same number?

Steven

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 08:25 PM
OMG OMg! Posting from my iPhone :D :D :D

Seriously, you just touch the screen on a :( and TA DA!!!

OMG!!!

Way :cool: :cool: :cool:

P.S. Steven - I think Joe has a new number. I PM'd him & asked him to call me, but I guess he's too busy with his iPhone to make a call...

Concordia...41
07-07-2007, 08:28 PM
No Ken, it doesn't float :(

However, tap on wood, I haven't done a float test lately...

Vince Brennan
07-07-2007, 09:05 PM
I don't know what an iPhone is, and I am doing my best to never find out. I have the same attitude about golf.

Golf and the I-phone do seem to have a lot in common: Golf is a bunch of people walking about after paying an exhorbitant amount of money to be able to smack a small white ball with a stick three or four (or sometimes many, many more) times until it falls into a hole. I-phones seem to be all about having paid an exhorbitant amount of money so you can walk around and punch a screen and fall into a financial hole at the end of the month.

I understand the attraction of neither one, but then I'm an old fogey.

Have fun with your toys, all, but remember: "He Who Dies With the Most Toys Is Still Dead."

Wild Dingo
07-07-2007, 09:41 PM
Soooo Im curious... how much?... really I mean how much is a mobile phone worth to you? cant a cheeper brand phone do the same things you NEED to do? whats the "gloat" part mean?

The Bigfella
07-07-2007, 10:31 PM
first post from my iPhone :) I win


Lessee - that be a 2.5G technology would it?

I did a 3G job for an overseas phone company about 18 months back - had to buy a whole heap of 3G phones and GPS setups to check video and download performance around the country.

Unfortunately they had me ship most of the phones to them for testing - but I've still got 3 GPS setups - and my daughter has worn out the last of the 3G videophones already.

I'm getting retro in my approach to phones - simpler is better. Last complex one was an O2 - I reckon its a waste of time stuffing around with styluses and mini keypads (I used to use a Blackberry too)

Wild Dingo
07-07-2007, 10:46 PM
I gotta carry around a bloody great magnifyin glass to see most bloody keypads nowadays and cant see squat on most screens :mad: and thats with my specs on!! ...but do they cater to me? No!! its all designed for the young ones who cares about us old pharts... Buggar the mobiles I say! :mad:

Nanoose
07-07-2007, 11:15 PM
Get New Glasses, Dingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


There....can ya see THAT?!?! :eek:

Wild Dingo
07-08-2007, 09:52 AM
eh wassat? someone mutter sumfin? :confused: gawd strewth young piccaninni speak up I aint as young as I once was youngun ;)

Mrleft8
07-08-2007, 01:31 PM
Yuppies.....