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coasts

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spardis...good morning...i'm guessing you've just got an iPhone...step away from the computer and spend some time with it...you'll find that setup and use is very easy and doesn't require instruction. Apple has some helpful videos on their site that you may want to watch, many of which will demonstrate features that you may not know exist. as for email, i cant remember how to do it, but only because it was so easy. i think iTunes asked for my email client (mac and yahoo), addresses and passwords...done and done. cat in furnace.

all questions are welcomed here but you may find that the phone is very easy to set up once you start pushing, er...touching buttons.
 

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spardis...good morning...i'm guessing you've just got an iPhone...step away from the computer and spend some time with it...you'll find that setup and use is very easy and doesn't require instruction. Apple has some helpful videos on their site that you may want to watch, many of which will demonstrate features that you may not know exist. as for email, i cant remember how to do it, but only because it was so easy. i think iTunes asked for my email client (mac and yahoo), addresses and passwords...done and done. cat in furnace.

all questions are welcomed here but you may find that the phone is very easy to set up once you start pushing, er...touching buttons.
i don't have the iPhone yet but i am debating on weather to get that or the ipod touch. I have a phone already but i don't know what iu should do.
 

coasts

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i bought the phone before the touch was out and didn't have the option. knowing now what i do, i still would have got the phone, mainly due to internet accessibiity independent of wifi. you'll hear plenty of complaints about edge, but fact is i've got internet where many others don't.
i guess it comes down to what you want to use the device for mostly...if you could care less for internet but want greater capacity, go for the iPod...if you want internet, camera, phone, visual voicemail and all that (with less capacity), go for the phone. fact is, neither one could ever replace my real iPod unless the storage is boosted to upwards of 80 gigs. i continue to carry both the phone and my ipod at all times so the difference of 8 or 16 gigs between the phone and touch doesn't mean much to me...hope this helps. enjoy whatever you end up with and come back with your questions/stories/comments.
 

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i bought the phone before the touch was out and didn't have the option. knowing now what i do, i still would have got the phone, mainly due to internet accessibiity independent of wifi. you'll hear plenty of complaints about edge, but fact is i've got internet where many others don't.
i guess it comes down to what you want to use the device for mostly...if you could care less for internet but want greater capacity, go for the iPod...if you want internet, camera, phone, visual voicemail and all that (with less capacity), go for the phone. fact is, neither one could ever replace my real iPod unless the storage is boosted to upwards of 80 gigs. i continue to carry both the phone and my ipod at all times so the difference of 8 or 16 gigs between the phone and touch doesn't mean much to me...hope this helps. enjoy whatever you end up with and come back with your questions/stories/comments.
i was going to get the touch if i couldn't get the iPhone. I will probably use the wifi all the time when i am on the go. I will probably only have like 600 songs on it at the most. And maybe a couple gigs worth of video. How many megabytes do pictures and contacts takeup.
 

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i was going to get the touch if i couldn't get the iPhone. I will probably use the wifi all the time when i am on the go. I will probably only have like 600 songs on it at the most. And maybe a couple gigs worth of video. How many megabytes do pictures and contacts takeup.
not that much.. I have like 200 pictures and it is like 50 megabytes...
 

coasts

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you say you'll use wifi all the time on the go? unless you live in philly, wifi isn't available everywhere. even when it is, you often need passwords to log in. that's the benefit of having edge to fall back on.

where do you live that has wifi so widely available?
 

spardis

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you say you'll use wifi all the time on the go? unless you live in philly, wifi isn't available everywhere. even when it is, you often need passwords to log in. that's the benefit of having edge to fall back on.

where do you live that has wifi so widely available?
I live in Gainesville, Florida so there is a lot of wifi downtown but i never go there so i would by the cingular wifi.
 

spardis

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cingular wifi? never heard of it...i think you mean EDGE which is only available if you get the iPhone and activate it with AT&T service. this function is not available with the Touch
Sorry i didn't know what people called it. Do you have to pay for edge. If you do how much more money a month does it cost. Is it $10
 

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Is it usefull how is it.
I havn't got an iPhone yet either and from just playing with it in an Apple or att store 3-4 times a week, I can say "yes" the maps feature is great!

No it's not gps, but still pretty cool.

I like using satellite, then try and find my house.

I thought I heard on tv somewhere that google earth is getting an upgrade in the near future to where the satellite imagery could be zoomed down to 12"!
Anyone else heard of this? Think I heard it on AOTS.
 

spardis

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I havn't got an iPhone yet either and from just playing with it in an Apple or att store 3-4 times a week, I can say "yes" the maps feature is great!

No it's not gps, but still pretty cool.

I like using satellite, then try and find my house.

I thought I heard on tv somewhere that google earth is getting an upgrade in the near future to where the satellite imagery could be zoomed down to 12"!
Anyone else heard of this? Think I heard it on AOTS.
google earth is going to come to the iPhone?
 

The Apple

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Sorry i didn't know what people called it. Do you have to pay for edge. If you do how much more money a month does it cost. Is it $10
The unlimited data plan which is required for iPhone use by AT&T is $20 a month. But it is worth it for internet and e-mail at your fingertips!
 

SmartAlx

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I thought I heard on tv somewhere that google earth is getting an upgrade in the near future to where the satellite imagery could be zoomed down to 12"!
Anyone else heard of this? Think I heard it on AOTS.
Unless they have launched a new satellite with 12" resolution, this would be impossible. Now, a lot of the close up views you'll find on Google Maps are actually taken with aircraft. Then it MIGHT be possible to get down to 12" resolution, but I really doubt it. I don't think the cameras they use for these images offer that high of a resolution.
The unlimited data plan which is required for iPhone use by AT&T is $20 a month. But it is worth it for internet and e-mail at your fingertips!
Worth it? It's a STEAL at $20 a month! But you have to have a cellphone contract to use it. And that's $40 a month, minimum.
 

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Personally I like the maps feature, granted there is functionality they could add to it that could really make it more functional, it is still nice. I will occasionally determine directions btw point A and B on it which works well (and is the place they could add a simple feature to text the "list" directions to another phone). I find I use it more to find what I need and call. So such as when we were in Jackson this weekend and had no hotel to stay at I could zoom in to the Jackson area and search for hotel, then it would "pin" them all, you click "list", and there they all are. I was able to call over 25 hotels in about 2 minutes doing that. Of course there was no vacancy to be had, but I saved a lot of time in finding that out!
 

Giies

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to be honest, i actually find the maps feature is the most useful thing on this iPhone (at least to me). too bad it doesn't have GPS.