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post #2551 of 4017
I've considered the Apple Care, as I've lost two iPhones.

One in a taxi in NYC, one in a taxi in HK.

The one in HK I got back. Some Irish banker chick took the cab after me, picked up the phone (I was dialing it frantically, repeatedly) and returned it to me the next day.

No such luck in, um, the Big Apple.
post #2552 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Willie5566 View Post

Are you paying extra for tethering? I have AT & T and I believe you have to pay extra to tether. I am not sure about Verizon.

Doesn't cost extra with Verizon.
post #2553 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I've considered the Apple Care, as I've lost two iPhones.
One in a taxi in NYC, one in a taxi in HK.
The one in HK I got back. Some Irish banker chick took the cab after me, picked up the phone (I was dialing it frantically, repeatedly) and returned it to me the next day.
No such luck in, um, the Big Apple.

Applecare doesn't cover a lost or stolen phone.
post #2554 of 4017
i thought they had a more expensive program that did. anyways, i don't have it either way smile.gif

maybe i'll put one of those fugly cases on. then nobody will want to steal it anyways.

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post #2555 of 4017
Yeah I got the 4 and had to pay full price because I lost it in a limo one drunken night.
post #2556 of 4017
That's what Find My iPhone is for. wink.gif
post #2557 of 4017
iMessage:

So, I have unlimited texting on my plan and do not understand the advantages of iMessage (international texting is free)

My co-worker kind of gave me a lecture on why I am not using iMessage as everyone at the company has an iPhone now. I understand the principle behind it but if my contact information on your phone list or vise versa is incorrect, I cannot control the flow of texts that in my experience seem to bounce from iMessage to Text Message repeatedly.

How to fix the latter? Co-worker said it has something to do with my email registration. I think it has something to do with not having the correct phone number that I am using with my iPhone (has my Google Voice # it seems lol).
post #2558 of 4017
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That's what Find My iPhone is for. wink.gif

My bad. I thought it was so Apple would always know exactly where the fuck I am.
post #2559 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

That's what Find My iPhone is for. wink.gif

I have that. Tested it out and it's pretty cool.

FWIW, Samsung DOES NOT have Find My iPhone. wink.gif
post #2560 of 4017
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My bad. I thought it was so Apple would always know exactly where the fuck I am.

When I got mine the Apple guy asked me if I wanted to activate find my iphone. I asked him why anybody wouldn't. He shrugged and said, some people think it means the man knows where you're going. I laughed. Then I stabbed him.
post #2561 of 4017
Yeah, I don't get the paranoia some people have over features like that. Why would a billion dollar company give a fuck who I am or where I am going each day?
post #2562 of 4017
Because they could monetize it.
post #2563 of 4017
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Yeah, I don't get the paranoia some people have over features like that. Why would a billion dollar company give a fuck who I am or where I am going each day?

My boss was telling me that his father was a travelling salesman until recently and despite the conveniences of EZ Pass he refused to buy one because he didn't want "the man" to know where he was going.
post #2564 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Willie5566 View Post

I go with no insurance. I have not broken a phone in years. At this point if I do break one I am still ahead of the game from not paying for insurance. I would be more interested in insurance if it covered lost or stolen but since it doesn't then I do not see the need. I could pay for insurance, lose the phone and I am still screwed. I know some people that favor square trade insurance vs. Apple-

http://www.squaretrade.com/iphone-landing24

Interesting. Again with apples liberal employees I rather take the risk of breaking the phone and having a genius (guy I went to high school with) fix it for free. Or I could use the spare 4s/blackberry/droid/revolving account upgrade and call it a day.

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BTW, I used tethering for the first time this past weekend. Worked awesome. I was surprised.

Are you paying extra for tethering? I have AT & T and I believe you have to pay extra to tether. I am not sure about Verizon.

re: Verizon

It's not free for users on the unlimited plan.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I've considered the Apple Care, as I've lost two iPhones.

One in a taxi in NYC, one in a taxi in HK.

The one in HK I got back. Some Irish banker chick took the cab after me, picked up the phone (I was dialing it frantically, repeatedly) and returned it to me the next day.

No such luck in, um, the Big Apple.

did the sechs happen? satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Yeah I got the 4 and had to pay full price because I lost it in a limo one drunken night.

Is the limo part of your lifestyle or just a one night thing? If it normal then I would have called the driver and asked him about it, most of those guys wont screw you over. (assuming the driver has been working for your family/company for years, at least in my experience)
post #2565 of 4017
Apple's not collecting that kind of data to monetize it, but let's say they made a change to their T.O.S. and started doing so. The company would have to provide a way to "opt out" of this, which once it became known many people would. For those that did not, the data from Apple's millions of iPhone owners would be collected in aggregate and any use of it would be completely automated. Much like the data Google uses when they track your web surfing habits. I'd probably still opt out of it, but I don't see it as that big of a deal.

EDIT: The point that I would get upset is if this data was used to send me obtrusive advertising. More SPAM email, pop ups on my phone, etc.
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