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Mikey T
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Yes, I got an iPhone (4GB). No, I didn't have to pay for it... yay gifts!

But when I tried to unlock it via iTunes, I was going to be subjected to renewing my line to another two year contract and automatically adding on an iPhone data plan.

So now my iPhone is a lovely paperweight since I refuse to restart my two year plan with AT&T.

Here are two videos I've made of me seeing it on the useless 'Activate iPhone' screen.

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"It speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow, it's not all going to be over with a big splash and a bomb, that the human race is improving, that we have things to be proud of as humans."
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Mars Needs Women
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I love how everyone was hyping the release and now that its out the negativity starts flowing in. I'm glad I didn't waste money on that piece of shit. Mikey just sell it on ebay and let some sucker enjoy his/her new paperweight.
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TSN
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I wanted to get one until I found out I would have to add the $20/mo. data plan which I wouldn't really even be using.
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The iPhone reminds me of the PS3 and Christmas. All the build up to that moment, and then it's so "meh".
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AndrewR
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I'm going to get one of those old style car phones - that were placed on top of large black bricks and only the very wealthy or snobby could buy! [Smile]

Or maybe a rotary telephone!! [Smile]

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Mars Needs Women
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I'll just tie a piece a string between two cans. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Mars Needs Women:
I'll just tie a piece a string between two cans. [Smile]

Well, if it works for EarthLink's dial-up service...

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Mikey T
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I still have a paperweight that is estimated around $540 with tax in Los Angeles County.

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"It speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow, it's not all going to be over with a big splash and a bomb, that the human race is improving, that we have things to be proud of as humans."
-Gene Roddenberry about Star Trek

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Sol System
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And but so? eBay.
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Ritten
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No, simply do an Opus.

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A leek too, pretty much a negi.....

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Daniel Butler
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Goes to prove my Law of Inverse Hypability. Loosely, it states that the more something is hyped, the less such hype is deserved; and vice-versa.
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Mikey T
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Great... not looking forward to Star Trek XI then...

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"It speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow, it's not all going to be over with a big splash and a bomb, that the human race is improving, that we have things to be proud of as humans."
-Gene Roddenberry about Star Trek

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Mars Needs Women
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Well who is, outside hardcore fans...
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Diane
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They did say they were trying to compete with Blackberries and the like. I would never get it unless I needed something like this for work (and work would pay for it).

P.S. Internet usage on cell phones is never going to take off with the general public if they keep charging an arm and a leg for it.

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Sol System
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General comment: Is anything worse than the Pro and Anti camps on any new thing?

Specific comment: This thread has overlooked the fact that the iPhone appears to be constructed of pure awesome. I can't imagine paying that kind of money for it, partly because I am a simple man of modest means; but it is nothing less than an actual factual PADD. It is Captain Picard's phone. Is it, like, any good as a telephone? Does the touchscreen work well for typing? Man, who cares? It is a shiny trespasser from the future.

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