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  # 259189 28-Sep-2009 23:14
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Be very careful though they can be dangerous to your wallet: I got my first iPhone 3G in October, loved the OS so bought an iMac in June, bought a 3GS in August, then bought a 13.3" MacBook Pro a couple weeks ago!

Don't say you weren't warned haha!!!!

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  # 259192 28-Sep-2009 23:17
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LOL! Unfortunately for me, I am a total Mac fanboy, so I have a fair bit of kit already! Eying up the latest 13" MB Pro though.... :D


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  # 259200 28-Sep-2009 23:24
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Get one! I'm loving it, often get more than the quoted 7 hours of battery life too, even though I pretty much just use it for email, surfing, and using iWork.

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  # 259201 28-Sep-2009 23:25
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iPhone first, then the MBP! I already have a macbook, so I'd just be being greedy :D

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  # 259203 28-Sep-2009 23:27
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My fiance tells me I don't need it but I don't care I know where my priorities are ;)

Apologies for taking your thread off topic too mate.

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  # 259210 28-Sep-2009 23:37
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No worries man. Being a Mac fanboy is hardly threadjacking!

Incidentally, can anyone give me an idea of what kind of usage the XT $12/120MB prepaid data package would get me? I'm really not sure how much data that really is.

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  # 259227 29-Sep-2009 01:05
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iPhone roaming in Europe on O2 is expensive. It is currently ?3 a MB for European countries and ?6 a MB for outside Europe. You can however purchase "Roaming Data Packs"; however I believe you will need to be on a contract to do so.

If you are going to be in London for longer than 3 months, I would recommend to get the Simplicity Plan, which is ?13 for 300 minutes, 600 TXTs and unlimited internet. No tie downs.

Give me a yell if you need any more help- I'm based in London


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  # 266137 22-Oct-2009 16:04
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Hi again guys,

I'm back with more Europe-related iPhone questions!

One of the big pros of the iPhone is its integrated GPS.

For travelling in Europe, would it be worth buying something like this:

It's a SatNav app which covers all of Europe, and with 3GB or so of maps it's clearly got a lot of content. However, I've never actually used a satnav before, and from the pictures they all seem to be quite driving-oriented. As I'll be on foot 90% of the time, and be after mainly metropolitan info (e.g. locations of museums, bus stops, shops etc), am I better to simply ensure that I have the data plan necessary for good google maps access?

This probably becomes somewhat irrelevant if I can get an all-you-can-eat data plan for whichever country I'm in at the time, but I suppose the advantage of the satnav app is that it will work even if the interwebs is unavailable. I'm assuming coverage in cities and major towns will be fine, so hopefully that won't be much of an issue.

As always, advice from those in the know is appreciated.

p.s. thanks portege, I'm not sure how long we'll be in the UK for, but it's unlikely to be more than 3 weeks. I hear there is some sort of Virgin twin-pack thing that gets you and a mate around 1GB of data for 2 quid.

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