(Closed) Is the iPhone worth it??

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes!!!! I love love love my iphone!! There are so many handy apps, and so many great ones for wasting time!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Um. Let’s see.

YES! YES! and YES!

I love my iPhone!!! You can get a refurbished 3G for $50 and I’m pretty sure you can get the 3GS refurbished now for ~$100. Check AT&T or Apple’s site.

As for monthly bills, I really don’t think it’s that much more than any other smart phone plan. The Fiance was never big on the cell phone thing but once he got the iPhone, he’s a whiz on that thing!

And FYI AT&T does rollover on your minutes. And you can DL free texting apps so you don’t have to pay for that either.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Idk. I guess it would probably just depend on how much you use it. My mom had it and 3 months later sold it cuz she barely ever used any of the bazillion apps on it. Theres two reasons why I don’t want an iphone…one: the price is rediculous and two: I can’t stand at&t.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love my iPhone. If you think you’ll use the other features, such as the email and Facebook apps and various bits then go for it. It really is an awesome piece of tech. It’s great for me because FH plays the games on it during the night and I can check my emails in rehearsals without having to use a big bulky laptop. 

Have you had a play with it instore first? I’d do that, just so that you can see how it feels. I know people who love the concept but hate the way that the navigation works (I don’t see how personally!) so that might be worth doing. But I think it’s great.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

YES!!!!

I got mine in July of last year and I absolutely LOVE it. It’s extremely convenient, and you have nearly every little thing at your fingertips. I’m sort of an Apple freak, so next to my MacBook, this was one of the best investments I’ve ever made!!

I vote YES!!

<3

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had an iPhone for about a year and I really enjoyed it. Over time though I just found myself using the apps less and less (not a facebook user anymore, don’t need to check my personal e-mails when I’m not at home) so I got rid of it. I now use a Blackberry World Edition strictly for work and it does the job.

I also decided to get rid of it because it seems like every person and their dog has an iPhone now, I just thought it became more of a trend than anything.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes!!! I barely use mine, but now I cant imagine living without it!!! I don’t have any music on mine and I barely use the apps, but it comes in handy A LOT. The GPS and Internet access is sooooo nice!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Here’s the thing…yes the iphone has a lot of apps blah blah blah..is it worth the cost..I’d have to say NO!  My Fiance and I thought OMG we have to have iphones…not realizing it would cost us $175 a month!  I think this is crazy!  Not only do I not use it as much as I would like, but I always have problems with it!  I never once had a dropped call until I got my iphone.   Now it happens every day!  Not to mention as soon as you get whichever model is available now, they will start to sell a new “better version” the next day.  Its like a car..as soon as they come out with an upgrade it goes out of style.  Although the iphone is a good idea and has awesome capabilities I def think you’d be better off with another phone.  All said and done you will spend a fortune on the iphone.  The plan, service contract, chargers, the iphone its self, apps that cost money, if you want a cover…adn the list goes on….

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also check with your employer if they are with AT&T. Mine is and I get an additional 8% off my monthly bills.

Whatever floats your boat. Cool

And I really have to disagree with everyone who is saying it is uber expensive. The Fiance surprised me with a brand spanking new one. So yes, that was expensive. But when we got his we got him a refurbished one for $50. That’s nothing ot get a new phone nowadays. As for the plans, we have a family plan and we have the base, cheapest plan, Fiance has the minimal texting plan and I use free texting and our bill is not $175 a month…and I do not ever buy a APP. FREE apps all the way.

But I will have to agree that AT&T service sucks more than Sprint. But I wouldnt’ say I have dropped calls all the time. It really depends on the service area.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have a Blackberry and I love it, but I want an iphone. I hope the AT&T exclusivity ends soon.

And for the record, my dog doesn’t have an iPhone. He was all “Woof, woof! Can I get an iPhone?” and I was all “Get a job, freeloader!”

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i used to think it was silly to have such a fancy phone (i don’t, my phone is very simple and old) but it’s very convenient! my fi has it and when we’re out and have a stupid question, we just look it up. awesome. he uses it all the time so it’s worth it for him, it probably depends how much you’ll use it. for me, i guess i’m fine with my computer still.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MissACS – Bahaha!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I hate my iphone. 

I never wanted it in the first place but got it because Fiance wanted one and felt guilty spending that much on himself (but was happy to spend twice as much on us both…?)

It’s nice to be able to check email and look things up online on the fly, but it SUCKS as a phone.  The AT&T service isn’t great, and the device itself is just not user friendly.  It’s a 3 step process to make a call then the screen times out and you need to do a few more steps just to disconnect the call.  I can’t hear anything unless I use the earbuds which are just one more thing to clutter up my bag.  Because they have the extra mic area built in, the right one is too heavy & falls out of my ear when I’m running using the ipod function.

The apps are (mostly) a waste of money, and the novely wears off quickly.  To date, I’ve downloaded about 6 and use 2: Facebook and a Christmas countdown (yes, I’m looking forward to next Xmas already).  Fiance has downloaded over 40, uses them for a few days and does not use a single one consistently.

If I didn’t feel like it would be an even BIGGER waste of money, I’d toss it and get my odl phone back.  It was wonderful at it’s primary function, and I think a PHONE should be good a being a PHONE.

It also sent shocks through my ears all day Monday, so if possible I hate it even more now.

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