Originally Posted by Alfa
Isn't the iphone version of BBM Whatsapp? Everyone I know is using it and the good thing is that it also is on BBs as well, maybe even on android. Used to be free, but I think its 99 cents now. Also I suppose the iphone version could also be facetime (although wifi only).
I can second that the reception issues are largely an american thing where the AT&T coverage is spotty and oversaturated. In Singapore I have no reception issues, but my 3G used to drop calls all the time after the reception firmware update. Never had much problems with my 2G in the states or after I moved here.
Well, I just picked mine up from the Apple store on Fifth Avenue this morning. None of the floor models seemed to suffer from the antenna issue, no matter how I cupped the lower left side of the phone.
I won't be able to play with mine until tonight, but I'm hopeful. Incidentally, it was the most pleasant Apple store experience I've ever had. The salesperson was shockingly unpretentious and eager to please, even though I was decked out in corporate garb and he knew what my job was.