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Topic # 57554 17-Feb-2010 09:52
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im finally getting round to getting an iphone

I plan getting an iphone 3gs 16GB tomorrow or this weekend, will be buy from DickSmith approx($1197)

I will need to upgrade my CDMA Telecom to XT (iphone will be on XT)

I wouldn’t be using WAP on the phone, but will defiantly use the wifi were available

 

I would be using the MP3 feature alot and games too, unfortunately it doesnt have FM radio (i could survive without it)

 

Questions:

1.I have heard you cannot buy app's from the US iTunes stores, how does iTune track which country you are in ?

2.Is there ways to back up your iphone to PC, so if you format your iphone you can restore the games and music you purchased ?

3.Any idea of Megabyte size of most games and apps ? (would i be better of buying the  32GB)

 

4.Is the any other phone I should consider (must be touch screen),instead of the iphone at this $1000+ price range?

 

Thanks for your help, comments and recommendations

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  Reply # 299695 17-Feb-2010 09:57
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Why buying it from DSE? They will ask if you have a Vodafone account. You can buy online from Apple and pay $50 less (http://store.apple.com/nz/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone)?




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  Reply # 299696 17-Feb-2010 09:58
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Iphone does not support WAP anyway

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 299698 17-Feb-2010 10:01
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  Reply # 299699 17-Feb-2010 10:06
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lame reason : i don't have a credit card to buy from apple store so buy from DSE,i checked last weekend they said you can buy on prepay

vodafone store said they do not sell iphone without contract

why i wont be able to use mobile data to surf the net? is this an XT thing ?

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  Reply # 299701 17-Feb-2010 10:12
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I didn't say you can't use mobile data. Commenting on JohnR's post "iPhone is not WAP compatible", I said the impression your post give us is that you didn't want mobile data.

You wrote "I wouldn’t be using WAP on the phone, but will defiantly [sic] use the wifi were available"

To me it sounded like you were confusing WAP and mobile data.








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  Reply # 299704 17-Feb-2010 10:19
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freitasm: I didn't say you can't use mobile data. Commenting on JohnR's post "iPhone is not WAP compatible", I said the impression your post give us is that you didn't want mobile data.

You wrote "I wouldn’t be using WAP on the phone, but will defiantly [sic] use the wifi were available"

To me it sounded like you were confusing WAP and mobile data.




Sorry for the confusion

 

Just to confirm: I wouldn’t be using “WAP” but will be using wifi

 

So… is the “WAP” (surfing the net) function if needed available on the iphone on XT charging data usage to SIM card?

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  Reply # 299706 17-Feb-2010 10:26
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Ok, I think you need some clarification.

Websites on the Internet use a "protocol" called HTTP. Browsers use HTTP to request pages and elements (images, stylesheets) from a server.

WAP is another "protocol" that was developed some time ago when mobile phones were slow and had little memory to be light and allow for some very basic pages to be loaded on tiny little screens.

Current smartphones are too smart for this. They don't need WAP and can easily use HTTP and show you the full webpages instead of a reduced version.

Now, you connect your phone to the Internet using "mobile data". This is charged to a mobile data plan. Mobile data is not WiFi. WiFi is what you have at home, work or from some other "hotspots". WiFi can be free or not. It certainly costs less than mobile data though.

So if you use your iPhone (or any other phone) to connect to a website, or to use a program to check your Facebook account it will use mobile data or WiFi, whichever is available at the moment. It won't use "WAP".

When you get your iPhone you should get a mobile data plan from Telecom because casual data costs even more.






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  Reply # 299714 17-Feb-2010 10:59
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thanks freitasm

"http" web surfing is what i meant

the XT sim is on work contract (wouldnt be able to use web browsing too much)

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