Question about 3G functionality...

rmh636

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I haven't been able to get a straight answer about this, but that's probably because I'm not looking hard enough.

I'd like to know what kind of functionality will be missing from the iPhone 3G if I don't pay for the data plan. I plan to use it as basically an iPod Touch and not use it as a phone at all.

Will I still be able to connect to the internet with wifi, etc...?

Thanks for any help.
 

kevlar08

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I haven't been able to get a straight answer about this, but that's probably because I'm not looking hard enough.

I'd like to know what kind of functionality will be missing from the iPhone 3G if I don't pay for the data plan. I plan to use it as basically an iPod Touch and not use it as a phone at all.

Will I still be able to connect to the internet with wifi, etc...?

Thanks for any help.
yes wifi will work, gps wont
 

ColsTiger

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I haven't been able to get a straight answer about this, but that's probably because I'm not looking hard enough.

I'd like to know what kind of functionality will be missing from the iPhone 3G if I don't pay for the data plan. I plan to use it as basically an iPod Touch and not use it as a phone at all.

Will I still be able to connect to the internet with wifi, etc...?

Thanks for any help.
You should still be able to access everything when you're on wifi, but why buy a 3G iPhone if you only want voice calling?
 

rmh636

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^Because I won't be using it as a phone. I'll be using it for music, games, and checking email.

Is the $199 price only good if you subscribe to the data plan?

EDIT: after looking through some of the FAQs in your sig, it looks like even being able to use it requires a 2 year service contract? I'm not planning on paying for any service at all, so I'm guessing this won't work for what I want to do...
 

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^Because I won't be using it as a phone. I'll be using it for music, games, and checking email.

Is the $199 price only good if you subscribe to the data plan?
why don't you get the first generation or an ipod touch? that way its cheaper monthly payments or none at all
 

ColsTiger

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^Because I won't be using it as a phone. I'll be using it for music, games, and checking email.

Is the $199 price only good if you subscribe to the data plan?
You have to get the data plan to get the price. You might be able to drop it later; we just don't know yet. Good luck with that though.
 

rmh636

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That's what I figured.

I was hoping it would basically function like an iPod Touch if I didn't want to commit to any contract.

Oh well, money saved.

Thanks for the help guys.
 

rmh636

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Because I really like the $199 price point. Maybe the Touch will drop in price soon.
 

kevlar08

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Because I really like the $199 price point. Maybe the Touch will drop in price soon.
seems like a waste wouldn't you prefer to spend an extra hundred on the touch and save your money every month?
 

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Because I really like the $199 price point. Maybe the Touch will drop in price soon.

oh alright, I don't even know how much the touch is so I was wondering why you'd be getting an iPhone yet seemed to only want touch capabilities :)
 

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oh alright, I don't even know how much the touch is so I was wondering why you'd be getting an iPhone yet seemed to only want touch capabilities :)
Regardless, he'll be paying like $600/year minimum even if he could only get a voice plan. It'd be much cheaper to just get an iPod touch. Plus, you can get a 32 gig Touch, which they don't offer for iPhone yet.