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rlp2011

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I spoke with a customer serv businesss . manager this morning and he told me the iPhone requires a data plan but you can use pay per use...and he also told me I can order the iPhone over the phone because i have issues with my online acc.
Just my $0.02
 

adamjohn_98

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I spoke with a customer serv businesss . manager this morning and he told me the iPhone requires a data plan but you can use pay per use...and he also told me I can order the iPhone over the phone because i have issues with my online acc.
Just my $0.02
So to clarify, "pay per use" classifies as a data plan?
 

ShIN

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That doesn't sound like a "must" if it has a pay per use feature. It sounds like it's optional but you still have the ability to use it but at a much higher cost. If this is true, that'd be nice because i know some people might not want the data plan right away.
 

ColsTiger

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Unless the rates have changed, I think they're $.01/Kb of data transferred. That usually gets me for about $5-$6/month and I only check my email in case of emergencies. Really! Surf the baby internet two or three times and you've got $10 worth of data charges.
 

rlp2011

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That doesn't sound like a "must" if it has a pay per use feature. It sounds like it's optional but you still have the ability to use it but at a much higher cost. If this is true, that'd be nice because i know some people might not want the data plan right away.
The phone requires internet all the time most for widgets etc.... so pay per use is more money then a plan I think
 

wjp09

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I just went online to a basic site on my current phone with cingular. For about 1 second of loading it was 4kb so i imagine you will take time and browse on the iPhone
 

wjp09

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c225 from lg i believe It is called. It was a freebie phone. My previous *verizon* got stolen. Then I made the switch to cingular.
 

reptilexcq

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Really dumb if they force people to get data plan and it's a MUST in order to use things like push email. This shyt should be free if i am using my WI-FI which has nothing to do with AT&T data service. IT's like buying a computer and still charge people for browsing the net even though the internet fee is already paid.
 

jphawkins

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Imagine if you didn't get a plan and did the pay per use...You are browsing around on your WiFi, and it cuts out...but you don't notice it. After 30 minutes of use, you notice that you are connected to EDGE (D'oh!).

Should definitely go with a data plan..but I'm disappointed in $40/month.
 

ColsTiger

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Imagine if you didn't get a plan and did the pay per use...You are browsing around on your WiFi, and it cuts out...but you don't notice it. After 30 minutes of use, you notice that you are connected to EDGE (D'oh!).

Should definitely go with a data plan..but I'm disappointed in $40/month.
I don't think you would be browsing on EDGE without noticing you weren't on WIFI anymore. The speed difference would be tremendous. It will be like going from broadband to dial up. You would notice it.
 

ColsTiger

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Wow, is EDGE really that slow?
If so, then why didn't they go with 3G?
You could say it like this:

GPRS=28K dial up
EDGE=56K dial up
3G=DSL
?=Broadband yet

3G is just not wide spread enough yet for Apple to do it. While there serveral 3G Cingular/At&t phones available, I think only about 1% of the Cingular/At&t network has 3G capabilities.
 

Youngbinks

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You could say it like this:

GPRS=28K dial up
EDGE=56K dial up
3G=DSL
?=Broadband yet

3G is just not wide spread enough yet for Apple to do it. While there serveral 3G Cingular/At&t phones available, I think only about 1% of the Cingular/At&t network has 3G capabilities.
I didn't realize that 3G was that uncommon. I had the Blackjack back in December and I got 3G coverage no matter where I went. I guess I was lucky. It was in Tampa and Gainesville, Florida where I had the service.