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El Rey
08-23-2010, 11:45 PM
I got mine about 3 weeks ago, and while it is nice, the reception really does suck. My bumper should get here this week. If that doesn't fix my reception problems (I'm on the "E" network here at home many times when that never happened before) I'm going to probably end up selling it on Craigslist. It is faster, and the screen is clearer, but not worth the dropped calls for me personally. I'll go back to my 3G.

DickButtonFan
08-24-2010, 12:25 AM
I tried the calculator for the 200 mb for 15 a month and it looks like by just doing some emails and going on 30 websites a day I'm already at 2g which is the 25 a month. Is the 200mb really that limited?

Anita18
08-24-2010, 04:44 AM
I tried the calculator for the 200 mb for 15 a month and it looks like by just doing some emails and going on 30 websites a day I'm already at 2g which is the 25 a month. Is the 200mb really that limited?
30 websites a day is kind of a lot. :shuffle:

My bf reports 200MB is pretty limited but the plans are flexible so you could go with a larger plan and see how much you actually use, and then go smaller if you have to.

Don't forget if you enable push notifications, that'll jack up the transfer rate by a ton since the phone will be checking for new email constantly. That's how some iPhone users get dumped with thousands of dollars in charges when they're traveling outside the US. :o

El Rey
08-24-2010, 06:15 AM
I tried the calculator for the 200 mb for 15 a month and it looks like by just doing some emails and going on 30 websites a day I'm already at 2g which is the 25 a month. Is the 200mb really that limited?


I'm on my iPhone ALL the time. And I'm not talking wireless usage. I have a 20-30 minute commute each way and I listen to Pandora. I'm constantly checking facebook and websites. I'm an iPhone junkie. I use an average of 300mb-450 a month. My sister is pretty addicted to it as well and only uses around 250mb -300 month. I believe AT&T when they say most people don't use the 2g.

made_in_canada
08-24-2010, 07:09 AM
I got mine a couple of weeks ago and LOVE it. I haven't had any reception issues at all but maybe mine's new enough that they fixed the issues? I'm super impressed with the battery life. It lasts way longer than my ipod touch ever did. I drove ten hours and used the ipod pretty much the entire way and did some texting/internet-browsing for directions while stopped. I was still at half battery after all of that. I can't comment on data usage yet because I haven't got my first bill but most people I know haven't used that much.

DickButtonFan
08-24-2010, 10:22 AM
30 websites a day is kind of a lot. :shuffle:

My bf reports 200MB is pretty limited but the plans are flexible so you could go with a larger plan and see how much you actually use, and then go smaller if you have to.

Don't forget if you enable push notifications, that'll jack up the transfer rate by a ton since the phone will be checking for new email constantly. That's how some iPhone users get dumped with thousands of dollars in charges when they're traveling outside the US. :o

Yeah, I guess 30 is a lot. I don't really look at 30 dif websites, I guess more like 30 dif pages or so. I refresh pages a lot especially news. I'm addicted I guess :wideeyes:

Jackie Sparrow
10-06-2010, 08:50 AM
I hope a general iPhone question: I've charged my iPhone until I went to bed last night, when I woke up this morning (ca. 8h later), the battery was down to 92%. I have turned off all notifications, except for Whatsapp (I didn't receive any messages however), didn't receive any calls, no sms, my email accounts are inactive. What else could be eating up my battery. 8% is a bit much when on standby, isn't it?

sk8pics
10-06-2010, 11:17 AM
Is it perhaps searching for a network and not finding it? I noticed mine does that at work and runs the battery down really fast.

Jackie Sparrow
10-06-2010, 12:30 PM
Is it perhaps searching for a network and not finding it? I noticed mine does that at work and runs the battery down really fast. Nope, we got wireless at home and it's always connected to...

Next, please! :D

allezfred
10-06-2010, 02:22 PM
Nope, we got wireless at home and it's always connected to...

Next, please! :D

So it's not an iPhone :P, but my netbook would have the same thing happen. Turns out there was some USB application that needed to be turned off.

Anita18
10-06-2010, 08:56 PM
Nope, we got wireless at home and it's always connected to...

Next, please! :D
My bf always puts his phone in airplane mode when he's not using it. I assumed it was because being connected all the time, even to wireless, used up battery power.

And 92%? I didn't realize Apple's battery indicator was that sensitive! I only use it as a general indicator. When I'm running low, my iPod Touch will go back and forth from being red and green and say I'm down to 20% battery power multiple times. :lol:

sk8pics
10-06-2010, 09:08 PM
Yeah, the battery indicator on my iPhone4 seems to be pretty sensitive and accurate. Anyway, I don't know, there must be something that's running and running down the battery. And if there are any network glitches it could cause your phone to search for the network. So, I don't know if that's it. I guess probably not, but I'm out of ideas right now.

UMBS Go Blue
10-06-2010, 09:27 PM
Verizon to get iPhone next year
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703735804575536191649347572.html

Separately, Verizon will roll out 4G next year (unknown if this is to be incorporated into the Verizon iPhone) and Apple will also roll out a redesigned iPhone 5 next year.

If all of these get folded into one (Verizon + 4G + iPhone 5) then I'd most certainly switch from my now-antiquated 2008-era iPhone 3G.

Jackie Sparrow
10-07-2010, 07:15 AM
Airplane mode might be a good idea over night. The only thing that I haven't turned off is the "find location" thing but I've limited it to camera, google maps and the public transport app. I realise that this might eat battery but as long as you're not in the app itself, then the phone won't look for your location.

iPhone 5? What's gonna change. I can get a new one in a year, so I guess I'll have to skip iPhone 5 :D

sk8pics
10-07-2010, 11:12 AM
Verizon to get iPhone next year
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703735804575536191649347572.html

Separately, Verizon will roll out 4G next year (unknown if this is to be incorporated into the Verizon iPhone) and Apple will also roll out a redesigned iPhone 5 next year.

If all of these get folded into one (Verizon + 4G + iPhone 5) then I'd most certainly switch from my now-antiquated 2008-era iPhone 3G.

Wow, pretty cool. And of course I just bought my iPhone4. Oh well, I'll be ready for an update in a couple years and hopefully they'll have time to work out any kinks. I may very well switch back to Verizon, much as I hate them, because Verizon cell reception is much better at my workplace than AT&T.