Is it really worth it?

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  1. bigdavecox90

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    Have been looking into getting an iPhone.

    I can't take another contract as got too many running at the moment, I currently have a Samsung I8510, so completely different really.

    I also own an iPod Touch, so know how the iPhone would function etc.

    If I were to get one, I guess I'd buy one straight up.....but is it really worth it?

    Opinions please guys :)
     
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    I think everyone that has one would probably say yes, I did I have 12months left on my 18month contract and love t-mobiles Flext service, so I bought the iPhone on P&G from o2 store jailbroken it and unlocked it, sold my google phone for about £270 the iPhone cost me £359 so outright it cost me £89 for 8gb iPhone!! Not bad as the google phone i got upgraded on cost me nothing.
    You could do the same and sell your Samsung not sure what sort of price they go for.....
     
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    Yeah that's what I thought about mate. Sell the Samsung and then just buy the iPhone on PAYG as I'm on an O2 contract anyway.
     
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    Job done!
     
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    I have been using an unlocked iphone on voda for about 9+ months and love it. I am up for a new contract in April and will be going over to 02 on a proper contract. There are so many things that make it better. Recently it has been a life saver. I used handbrake to put some DVD's on it and they have kept my 4 year old amused when nothing else would. Brilliant :clap:
     
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    I really want one, right now! :D
     
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    I've only had mine a month but I would definitely say YES! To be honest, I was literally blown away by mine when I had a good play with it. I'd used a mates before but obviously you can't fiddle too much with someone elses.
    Out of the box it's amazing and SO easy and intuitive to use, I still haven't looked at the instructions. I think the Apps store is what puts it above similar devices. Sure, there's a lot of crap but there's also some awesome stuff. And a lot of it is free too!

    I've got used to it now and just think of it as my "phone", which just so happens to be the best I've had. I imagine everyone in this part of the forums is going to say a similar thing.
    Strangely, so many people I've spoken to at work say anyone they know who has one hates it! :confused:
     
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    Due to my job, I get to see them everyday. Very frustrating, knowing how much I want one! :(
     
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    Is it really worth it? - No
    Would I buy another one - Oh yes
     
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    Explain....
     
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    You asked is it worth it, well in my opinion no, it is missing so many functions/features that ordinary phones have as standard. I too also have an i8510 and for pure features etc the iphone doesn't even come close, but there is something about the iphone - the interface, App. store etc means my i8510 just gathers dust and I always go back to the iphone.
     
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    Dave, get one and you won't regret it!

    I've had mine for 3/4 months now and it's great!

    Yeah there's certain thing you can't do like sending MMS but you can email pics no problem!

    Go and take the plunge!

    PS- Tony79 has been trying to get hold off you to play your last game! :D
     
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    I've only had mine for 3 days and I love it :thumbsup:
     
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    Had mine 2 weeks this Sat. Came from a Nokia N79 and N85. This blows them away. SO easy to use (dont say a word Gary :nono: :rotfl: ). I have 3 movies on it (Dark Knight, Transformers and Shooter), music etc. Can download You Tube videos direct. Wouldnt go back to a "regular" phone. And i always said i wouldnt touch one :rolleyes:
    Go for it, you wont regret it :smashin:

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    A 3G 16GB iPhone cost £400 to buy on PAYG. So why this price and is it an original :confused: The seller has later added Chinese version.

    MOD EDIT: no ebay links please
     
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    O2 sell it for 401.27. Why not go kosher?
     
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    Okay the phone in question went for £560 and it was the Chinese version, where is the sense on paying over the odds for a phone :suicide:
    I have also seen some iPhones listed as going for £1,000+ :eek:
     
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    As Eddie has said, you would be mad to buy one from eBay when you can get a 16GB PAYG for £401 in the O2 shop. 20 mins later it can be jailkbroken and unlocked. Plus you've got the receipt if you need to return under warranty.
     
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    Most of the higher ebay prices are for genuine unlocked *not jailbroken* phones that Apple have to sell in various markets to appease local telecom regulators ... so you can use official software updates, etc but just on any network ...

    Jon
     
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    Still want one, but is way to expensive.

    I need to save for holiday instead. :(
     

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