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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. blairh

    blairh Senior member

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    Well, let's assume your white iPhone is coming on Friday. And let's assume it's coming in the afternoon sometime. The only chance you have of getting an iPhone from AT&T on Friday, I think it's safe to assume, is if you wait in line very early. So logistically it's impossible to get the black iPhone from AT&T's store and then refuse the white model. If you think this doesn't matter, and you can simply purchase the black model that morning and return the white one somehow (or refuse delivery, etc) then I highly recommend you make a visit to the store you plan on visiting and speaking with a store manager regarding your situation. The absolute last thing you want is to wait in line on Friday morning, and then be told you can't have a black iPhone because a white one is due to arrive at your home that day. You need to get your answers immediately before taking action.
     
  2. GreenFrog

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    woe is me.

    this is what happens when you're running on 3 hours of sleep, working 80 hour weeks, not being able to take any sick days off when you're sick as fuck with a cold, and working until 3 am after getting off a 5.5 hour flight -- you can't make a fucking simple decision when it comes to buying an iPhone.
     
  3. gettoasty

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    You're making bank right? It's worth it
     
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    This morning I ordered the white 16gb from VZW (ships on 9/21).

    I bitched to them about charging sales tax on the original MSRP of the phone instead of the $200 contract price, and after a bit of bickering, VZ gave me a month free, which effectively drops the price of my phone from $240 to $160

    :slayer:
     
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  5. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks a lot for the help. I'll look into these options. I'm not sure what Sprint's coverage is like. My wife has AT&T and it works great at our place. I've had T-Mobile since first getting a phone in 2000. Wouldn't mind sticking with them if they had an iPhone.

    I might look into some of their non-Apple smart phones too. Their plans are cheaper than AT&T. For example, there's an $90 plan with unlimited talk, text, and data, while AT&T's $100 plan gets you 900 minutes talk, unlimited text, and 300 MB of data.
     
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  6. Rambo

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    You can get the unlocked iPhone5 and use it on T-Mobile's network. 4G too since T-Mobile uses the 1900 band.
     
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    Haha...yes..it's awesome. :nodding:
     
  8. hoozah

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    so my iphone 4 is jail broken and i reset everything in the settings and now it wont go passed the apple(skull) logo.

    i've tried doing a dfu
    hard reboot
    using all the methods in redsn0w
    -boot tethered
    -itunes restore error recovery fix
    -selecting my ipsw
    -even trying to re jailbreak it.

    the main reason i did the reset in the first place was because i could only talk to people using speaker phone.. no i can't even use it.
     
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  9. indesertum

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    One problem I had was that jailbreakijg didn't work if I had a pass code lock
     
  10. blairh

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    This is true. T-Mobile is getting nano-SIM'S next month. But don't forget that you'll be running on Edge speeds only for some time. 4G is currently only available in 3 cities. (NYC, Seattle, Vegas.)
     
  11. CalTex

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    Are you guys going to restore the iPhone 5 from backup or start fresh?
     
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    I'd just let iCloud do all the work. Had to have my iPhone 4 replaced and iCloud did a full restore of everything I needed. Any music that doesn't sync can be taken care of later.
     
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    Yes, but is one really saving any money this way? You have to buy the full priced phone.
     
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    How does it work? iCloud instantly loads up all your purchased apps and contacts? Anything else? Bookmarks?

    I'm planning on a fresh install.
     
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    iCloud will automatically load all your settings and apps. Does this over Wi-Fi when you are connected. If you are playing any games, you may not get your save points carried over, but otherwise it's not a bad experience.
     
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    That's cool. I think it syncs Safari bookmarks too.

    I'll always need to connect my iPhone when I get a new one because I need to dump my music collection onto it.
     
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    It's funny, but I hardly ever listen to my own music collection anymore. Pandora is what I play for music most often. Most songs I buy have been discovered via that app too. :)
     
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    I'll always want and need my music collection. Things like Pandora and Spotify are awesome, but for me nothing beats the collection I've accumulated since I was roughly 12 years old. I also like not having to depend on a wi-fi/cellular connection plus I don't worry about using data. If and when I use Spotify it's almost always on my desktop.
     
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    But what do you use when you are looking for a particular song?

    That is where spotify is handy.

    I use Pandora One, Hype Machine, and Spotify.

    Does iCloud restore my messages?
     
  20. blairh

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    The Music app in iOS has a built in search.

    You can also look at your song titles in alphabetical order.
     

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