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Topic # 28555 4-Dec-2008 09:29
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Embarassed Ok why am I so afraid to jump in and buy an Iphone.
I use my N95 without fear Undecided

Because the iphone has been advertised as THE phone to make or break you. In that it is like a mini pc, with phone, it has all this stuff going on and can at a wrong touch of the button mess up the firmware, or just suddenly become a brick.

ok so far I have decided:

-buy a 16g from vodafone, ( want a new unscratched one that I can pick up and make sure is ok) and buying on TM they are going for about the same price as buying new at VF, go figure.
-I want to stay on my contract that I have, 2,best mates, 60 anytime mins, txt

so big question now is can this phone work on the $1 per day for 10mb work ..and will I be able to access the apps store with the $1 data. one sales person at vodafone said you can only access the apps store when using the data plan from vodafone.
(boy is there alot of different answers from the guys that work in the vf stores regarding the iphones and its use.)

as I said before I dont access a lot online when I am on the move, but I do want to access some emails, and maybe check out say TM or Geekzone once in a while. And doing this Not every day but some days.

so this is my last hurdle before buying

i would like to say thanks for all the help I get on here, its appreciated.




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  Reply # 182016 4-Dec-2008 14:05
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I personally wouldnt use the app store over your dataplan. Rather use wifi as some of the apps are bigger than 10mb and there are a few known issues using 3g and the store. Having said that my mate who is a big data user doesnt ever have any issues.

The n95 is boring man...




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  Reply # 182017 4-Dec-2008 14:12
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yes you can use the 1$ per day on the iphone, simply by changing the default APN, lots of info on geekzone how to do that

vodafone saying you can only buy apps through vodafone data is incorrect, can use wifi and itunes as well


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 182020 4-Dec-2008 14:27
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I thought apple said apps over 10Mb were unable to be purchased on the cellular network anyway?

Easiest thing for apps is to just browse/buy using itunes on your computer and then sync them to the iPhone.  Or, do the same thing using the App Store app on the iphone itself when connected to WiFi.  I find it easier to keep on top of things by using iTunes though, better for updating the apps too when they notify you of updates because you can just click "update all" instead of doing each one by one on the phone itself.

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Reply # 182021 4-Dec-2008 14:28
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dan: yes you can use the 1$ per day on the iphone, simply by changing the default APN, lots of info on geekzone how to do that

vodafone saying you can only buy apps through vodafone data is incorrect, can use wifi and itunes as well



Vodafone NZ have never advised this

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  Reply # 182022 4-Dec-2008 14:31
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yeah I'd say it was just a misinformed or confused rep... Cant go wrong in the geekzone mate.

Good quick reply too John! A guy from work just picked up a Black Berry storm... nice phone.




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  Reply # 182072 4-Dec-2008 17:11
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djpaubes:
 A guy from work just picked up a Black Berry storm... nice phone.


Really ? Got one in today at work and i thought it was pretty bad. Didnt like the touch screen at all, found the os very laggy, different plug on the charger compared to the other models, lack of wifi.
IMO the bold is a much nicer BB.

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