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Topic # 25815 2-Sep-2008 14:48
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hi guys, i am new here, i am going to buy a 3G iphone for my dad as a gift of Father day this sunday. before that i need some advise from you.
1. my dad is not very good at computer thing,  and he won't use 3G to browse web from phone. so what function i should close for him before i give him, so he won't receive huge bill at end of each month. and WIFI is free to use.(maybe this is really stupid to ask)
2.please let me know after i buy iphone, what most thing i should do. like what to download in computer, and software? i just wanna give to my dad, and he doesnt need to do anything, just have fun to use it.
3. if he won't use 3G, is that mean 1st gen iphone is enough. and where i can buy 1st iphone in new zealand. 
sorry to ask so many stupid questions, cos iphone seems really complicated to me. any information appreciated.
thank you in advance

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  Reply # 161561 2-Sep-2008 15:01
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tr2e:
1. my dad is not very good at computer thing,  and he won't use 3G to browse web from phone.


From this point alone I am going to say that maybe an iPhone is not the right gift for your dad...

Using an iPhone, updating it and maintaining it requires connecting it to and having a certain rudimentary knowledge of computers and if you want him to never have to deal with the computer side of things at all then he is just not going to get on with it. Also, I am guessing that he doesn't have a wifi signal in his house which would make it practically useless as anything other than a very expensive mobile phone that looks quite pretty - and if it seems complicated to you, imagine what your dad will think of it!

Steve

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