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Knowsall

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I've been slightly stressed out about everything iPhone including this matter::: Its seems that a TON of users are interested and being met with frustration re:iPhone being compatible with their work phone. Or proper integration with their current "JOB" cellphone etc. I myself am a user that already had Cing T&T...and strictly want this phone as a new toy that has NOTHING to do with my work excluding the fact that surfing the net will be easier and more fun. has anyone else felt the twinge of feeling different than others who have that extra need to integrate the phone into their Workplace?
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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I'll be using my iPhone for both home and work. I think I can get my boss (the businesss owner) to pay at least half of the bill for me. He probably won't want to pay for the data plan part, but I'm sure he'd pay for the voice plan half of the bill.

BTW -- what city do you DJ in?
 

Knowsall

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:):):)Right on. So Cal all the way. You win my first...uhm...second....no wait...third call from my iPhone.
 

ColsTiger

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I've been slightly stressed out about everything iPhone including this matter::: Its seems that a TON of users are interested and being met with frustration re:iPhone being compatible with their work phone. Or proper integration with their current "JOB" cellphone etc. I myself am a user that already had Cing T&T...and strictly want this phone as a new toy that has NOTHING to do with my work excluding the fact that surfing the net will be easier and more fun. has anyone else felt the twinge of feeling different than others who have that extra need to integrate the phone into their Workplace?
I'm hoping I'll be able to sync my iPhone with Outlook at work and use my MS Echange mail as well as my POP3 email and Windows Calendar at home. No one has mentioned the Windows Mail and Windows Calendar (the successors to Outlook Express on Vista), but I've got my fingers crossed. I really don't want to pay the $109 to add MS Outlook 2007 to my Outlook Home and Student edition, but I will if I have to.;)
 

JnC

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has anyone else felt the twinge of feeling different than others who have that extra need to integrate the phone into their Workplace?
I'm sort of on the other side of the fence. I feel like unless I can demonstrate it's effectiveness in the workplace, the iPhone will only be perceived as a toy and not a tool.

And regarding *cool vs. *cool, certainly image and perception play a part, but I'm more concerned with what it does and how it does it. If I was all about image, I would have bought a RAZR a long time ago. Motorola's user interface convinced me not to.
 

Knowsall

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Definitely true....Just been curious because integrating it into my work is a non issue...Im a DJ. So I use adjectives like toy sometimes but believe me I take iPhone seriously. It seems to integrate everything from knowledge of the phones Space shuttle like capabilities to the other end of the stylish cool spectrum
 

JnC

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Definitely true....Just been curious because integrating it into my work is a non issue...Im a DJ.
That's what I figured. Over the air sync with an Exchange server to update your scheduled meetings isn't exactly on your Top 40. ;)
 

joe

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I'm sort of on the other side of the fence. I feel like unless I can demonstrate it's effectiveness in the workplace, the iPhone will only be perceived as a toy and not a tool.

And regarding *cool vs. *cool, certainly image and perception play a part, but I'm more concerned with what it does and how it does it. If I was all about image, I would have bought a RAZR a long time ago. Motorola's user interface convinced me not to.
I think it depends a little on how you use or setup your work computer.

For example, if you have a Mac at work and use Address Book, iCal, Mail, Safari, etc. for managing your work contacts, appointments, email, and bookmarks then you plug in your iPhone, sync, and you are ready to do most anything on the go. Conversely, if you have a more unique/proprietary/m$ work setup then the iPhone may not be as effective.
 

Knowsall

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I also want the iPhone obviously but I wont over load it with music. I want the 8gigs to go far. I want the applications and 3rd party apps that come later to work well ...I work from home so hopefully I have a functional phone for a while
 

JnC

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I think it depends a little on how you use or setup your work computer.

For example, if you have a Mac at work and use Address Book, iCal, Mail, Safari, etc. for managing your work contacts, appointments, email, and bookmarks then you plug in your iPhone, sync, and you are ready to do most anything on the go. Conversely, if you have a more unique/proprietary/m$ work setup then the iPhone may not be as effective.
Spot on.

I don't want to sabotage Knowsall's thread. I have both a Mac and PC at work. Currently it's a bit of a juggling act. But ultimately I want to get away from the "plug in" part. Ideally get rid of the space heate... umm, PC entirely.
 

JnC

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I also want the iPhone obviously but I wont over load it with music. I want the 8gigs to go far. I want the applications and 3rd party apps that come later to work well ...I work from home so hopefully I have a functional phone for a while
What percentage breakdown do you want to have between music, photos, email, video, etc?
 

Knowsall

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Less than a gigs worth of music because I work from home. Photos will be minimal too mostly for the same reason. Video will take up a lot because its the newest feature(movies etc) Email will be used Minimally but it will be dialed in so i can use when i am not home.
 

iphonenut

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my job is very email intensive and requires a lot of hours. as a result, i really don't want work email anywhere near my iPhone....at least for now.

I'll just have my personal emails forwarded on to me.