Okay, just made a field test with three 3G phones. An old Nokia N73 happily surfed using 3G. 3 years old Motorola V1075 had no problems whatsoever using 3G. The poor brand new iPhone couldn't find 3G and stuttered using EDGE. What's wrong with this picture?
umer shah, 18 Aug 2009iphone cannot send text message to a certain group of ppl thats really dissappointing. even th... moreI never had any problems sending text messages to anyone. But yes, I've heard about that issue that the iphone's sms does not work for certain groups of ppl. It's those people with either "umer" or "shah" in their names.
karl, 18 Aug 2009hi guys my sister will buy me this phone but ive heard and read alot of exploding sh!ts on the... moreYes, there is a possibility that the iphone might explode. If that possibility scares you, then don't buy the iphone. Also, there were reported incidents of cars blowing up as well, I suggest you never buy a car. There are also incidents of plain crashes, so I suggest you don't fly. There are also incidents of ships sinking, so never go on a cruise. Remember Titanic? You don't want that to happen to you. I suggest you stay home and do nothing :)
the noose, 18 Aug 2009Brenda, my time is so precious I fly people first class to see me. Time is $$$$ and greed is g... moreWell if I really want to see someone while I'm talking to them, I'd rather use my laptop. It's better in quality and it's free. It's more practical that way. Video calls can be expensive, I'm not even sure if my carrier offers that because honestly, I've never seen anyone using it :)
I don't see howw BB can be better in emails than my iphone. I'm sending and receiving emails just fine with my iphone. And viewing emails is much better with the iphone's bigger screen.
blakkheartt, 18 Aug 2009I have an Iphone 3GS and I hate it. The phone is cool, but it's so limited. Only people that l... moreYou are such a liar. You do not have the iphone at all. I can't believe how far some people would go just to pull down the iphone. Your excuses are pretty lame. The iphone offers lots of applications more useful than BT file transfer and flash, then it is so not worth it to give it up just for those lame features.
blakkheartt, 18 Aug 2009I have an Iphone 3GS and I hate it. The phone is cool, but it's so limited. Only people that l... moreCan you please let me know what other things make you change to WM phones? I already have a pro2 and would like to try the iphone, but I am afraid to buy it and finally doesn't want it. Apart from SMS, can I edit excel or word in it. I have seen one friend doing so even they are saying quick office can't do that.
Please help, I begin to like Iphone but also does not want to be shocked later.
once you have the "magic phone",u'll be seeing many more reason to love APPLE.anyone here knows the shake and shuffle?!you guys should tried that!
I have an Iphone 3GS and I hate it. The phone is cool, but it's so limited. Only people that lable the Iphone the best phone are those that havent tried any real phones. Maybe if Apple would stop crippling the Iphone it would be a real contender. I mean it took 3years to get mms built in and some places (here in the US) still cant do mms on the phone, due to the carrier. I'm actually selling mines only had it for almost a month and going back to WinMo. Although it does have it's own issues at least it's not so restrictive. I really miss being able to open more than one app at a time, having real bluetooth capability,flash, and being able to change a dead battery, etc, etc. Looking at the Ominia II or the Acer M900 (the finger print reader is kinda interesting).
How to make your iPhone battery last for days
Away from power? Here's the ultimate guide to saving juice
By Dan GrabhamJuly 17th | Tell us what you think [ 7 comments ]
As the iPhone is so fully featured, there are a myriad of ways to save power
Recently, when standing in a field at Glastonbury, the idea came to us – was it really possible to make your iPhone battery last for several days? Well yes it is, as long as you completely strip down the power-sucking features and follow a few simple tips. Keep an eye on how long your iPhone typically lasts by going to Settings > General > Usage.
And, although this is not completely a power-saving tip, before you leave it's always best to make sure you have the latest software installed: Apple is always working on little fixes to improve your iPhone's power savings.
1. Keep it cool
Seriously. Don't put your phone in the sun. Don't leave it in a hot pocket. Battery life is lowered by heat and you should store your iPhone in temperatures less than 35 degrees centigrade – below 95F. As close to room temperature as possible is best for use.
2. Don't use power-sucking apps you don't need to
Minimise your app use, especially if it's a game, stuff that sucks data (hello, Facebook) or uses GPS. Not only does some of the fun stuff suck power, it can also stop the auto-lock coming on.
3. Turn off 3G
So there we were, in our field, with little data coverage (thanks O2). So what did we do? Turn off data, that's what. If you haven't got it, there's no point in wasting juice looking for it. Settings > General > Network and slide Enable 3G to Off.
4. No to EQ
Who'd have thunk, but equalising your iPod playback can drain your battery pack. Settings > iPod > EQ is where to turn it off.
5. Don't fetch
Set the common apps to only fetch data when you want them to. Set Mail, Contacts and Calendars to only fetch data Manually. BE WARNED - if you have MobileMe, it's dangerous to set the auto-check to Manual, since the much-vaunted Find My iPhone won't work.
6. Don't make long calls
Or don't make any calls. Sounds like the stupid filler tip, but if you do make calls (and you probably do, as that's almost certainly what you're conserving battery for), just keep 'em short.
7. Lock it up
iPhone not in use? Make sure you lock the screen and set the auto-lock to a minute in case you leave it unlocked.
8. Don't use the GPS
Minimise use of it (such as in Maps or turn-by-turn sat-nav) and disable it: Settings > General > Location Services. If you're lost, ignore this advice.
9. Turn it off when you don't need it
Sleeping? With all your mates anyway? Then turn your phone off. Bit pointless if it's for 10 minutes, but if it's hours, it will add up.
10. Disable Wi-Fi
Nowhere near a wireless network? Go to Settings and slide Wi-Fi- to off. However, if you are going to be doing a fair amount of data browsing and you are near a wireless network, it will be better for your battery to use this than the thirsty cellular signal.
11. Turn off Bluetooth
Likewise, make sure Bluetooth is off. And keep it there unless you use accessories: Settings > General > Bluetooth and slide Bluetooth to Off.
12. Push off
Not many apps use push notifications, but in the future this will have more of an effect on your iPhone's battery life as more start to. Settings > Notifications and slide Notifications to Off – only visible if you have relevant apps installed. Apple says this won't stop the apps receiving data when the app is actually open though, so be careful, unless you've disabled data in other ways. Equally you need to turn off push mail (MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange). Go to Settings Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and slide Push to Off.
13. Turn it down
Refrain from employing the speaker for music playback and turn down the volume - louder playback can make a difference, even with the headphones. Set the phone to silent on the side.
14. Dim your screen
Turn off auto-brightness and whack the brightness down as low as possible. Especially effective for many of us, as it's the supreme brightness that's one of the things that makes the iPhone screen look terrific, so it's usually very bright as a default.
15. Go airplane
If you've got very little coverage, you can't make calls anyway. If you're going to be in a coverage lowspot for a little while, turn on Airplane Mode. It makes a serious difference, since your handset won't be continuously searching for a network signal. This is one of the biggest drains of battery life on any handset.
basically not to use your phone?
hi guys my sister will buy me this phone but ive heard and read alot of exploding sh!ts on the net, does the battery really blow out on you? i really want this awesome device but im afraid it'll kill me lol..
iphone cannot send text message to a certain group of ppl thats really dissappointing. even though its not a difficult thing to put it. all the other brands support this feature but iphone. if anyone knows any application kindly tell me. an early response will be highly appreciated.
it is true that people who hates iphone are the ones either who cant afford it, or doesnt want to spend that much for a cellphone. in the long run, after frustration of not having one, they will just defend what they got, hating iphone to make them feel good after frustration of its price not falling that much like nokias, samsungs, whose price slice down big after few months.
i tested my few friends and officemates who hates iphone, i told them im selling my 3G half the retail price to get the 3Gs, haha and they all want a piece of my 3G!! hahahahaLOL poor ihaters!!!!LOL
Brenda, 18 Aug 2009Video calls are for cheap people. If I want to see someone, I'll fly first class to see them : )Brenda, my time is so precious I fly people first class to see me. Time is $$$$ and greed is good ;)iPhone is a fine phone and I dominated it, but as far as email BB is better. Functionality is better for iPhone.
Hongdolaxi, 17 Aug 2009The bold in UK (retail) average should be £45 18m contract, 1200mins and 500sms and unlimited ... morethats the whole point i was making its a chepaer phone the cookie with fairly decent specs that is more than enough for most users! the only way to compare apple sales really is with a comparable priced unit like the bold etc that the same type of customer would generally be looking at however the iphone has not been aimed at business users so most likely the bold has sold well in quantities to business users whilst the iphone has sold better to domestic
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2009Excuse me, those 2 phones aren't on the same platform and the same target group as the iPhone,... morei have an iphone if you want to get funny thanks 16gb 3gs and yes u are right but then your backing me up that your revious statement was ill conceived
kelvin..., 18 Aug 2009how to makes video call from iphone 3GSVideo calls are for cheap people. If I want to see someone, I'll fly first class to see them : )