Whats all this i phone stuff about ?

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  1. chrisboyo

    chrisboyo Funster

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    Could someone please tell me, in very simple terms,
    as i am a techno dinosoure

    What is so good about i phones?

    Can i connect my lappy to the internet with it?

    What is the best deal to go for?

    Is it worth the bother anyway?

    Thanks

    Happy Daze
    Chrisboyo
     
  2. CHRI$

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    it a new fangle thing that lets you phone people while you are out and about,or even lets people phone you while you are out and about.:Rofl1:
    i would not bother it will never catch on.:Rofl1:

    chris
     
  3. Dodgey

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    I phone, I means I've come up with another way of parting people with thier cash:Rofl1:

    I know, I know, but I just want a phone that makes calls, simples:thumb:
     
  4. Larrynwin

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    The I Phone is the BEES KNEES. :thumb::thumb: Mine is now 3 years old and I intend to get the new one soon. It is good as a phone, for e mail whether on line or not, it receives them on 3g. Stores and plays all your music ,ok as a camera, stores photos from your digi cam, loads of applications , navigator etc. If you are ever bored always something on the I phone.Its a mini computer as well
    For me the best thing since sex :thumb::Eeek:
     
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    not so sure about that:Eeek:
    but it's cheaper than fags:Rofl1::Blush:


    posted on my I phone
     
  6. JeanLuc

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    The iPhone is more a small computer than a phone. Have a look at this:
    http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/

    I have watched people using them and they are great but I have not been tempted despite being a Mac aficionado. I still use a very old Nokia - I keep dropping it and scratching it generally - an iPhone is too expensive to do that to it. The main question is whether you need computing power, e-mail and a great internet browsing device with you at all times (and a lot more). If, like me, you just want to make calls and send texts the iPhone is way over the top for you.

    Philip
     
  7. brynric

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    Yes you can connect your laptop to the internet with it, but you may not need to. I have stopped taking my laptop on short trips now I have the iphone. I've found no end of useful apps from nearby camp sites to problem road works. You'll probably pay around £25 or £30 for a months contract on top of the whatever initial cost which depends on version and contract length. Its not cheap! 3mobile seem to do a fair deal, according to 3mobile. There are also a number of iphone like smart phones which will do similar jobs.
     
  8. peter H

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    it works as a phone
    you can send & receive emails from it
    you can surf the web from it
    you can connect your lappy to the web with it.

    but best of all..........


    you can play Angry Birds on it


    Peter
     
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    Jan has an iPod touch .. same as the phone but not able to make calls :Rofl1:
    it was great while full time and touring abroad using the free Wifi .. but now at home she wishes she had bought the iPhone

    anyhow, just recently I decided to upgrade, my old Nokia was getting a bit long in the tooth, and got a Blackberry Curve on contract from Virgin, free phone and £15 per month, 100 mins + 500 texts and unlimited ( subject to fair usage ) internet and free Virgin to Virgin calls on both landline and mobile.

    It is absolutely brilliant, email, Gmaps, forum browsing, tons of free or very cheap apps .. it's more like a PDA than a phone .. Jan was so impressed by it, said it was better than her iTouch and wanted one ..

    I would highly recommend it
     
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    I don't do fags, prefer the wife :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  11. Toffs-G

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    I have had an iPhone for just under a year and it is great

    Love the applications that I can use for the MH like traffic cameras, find the nearest LPG station etc.

    What i would say though is don't touch Orange their reception is lousy, I live near Gatwick, reception frequently drops on the M23 between Gatwick and the M25 and when driving into London.

    Cheers
    GAry
     
  12. barryd

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    Unless you really need a good email service when on the move I wouldnt bother. The most overated thing since Champagne and Caviar.

    I have one, I got it for nothing but thats another story. I have yet to see an App (Program or Application) for it thats actually really useful that I need and nobody has been able to convince me otherwise, they are mainly just pointless programs for entertainment and novelty value. Browsing the net on one is only any good if you are on top of a good wifi connection which is never in our van and its quite slow. The screen is far to small to seriously browse the internet. The camera is crap and the battery life is terrible. My Nokia N95 was much better but rubbish at email so that is the only reason I will continue to use the iphone.
     
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    As with Champagne and Caviar - Horses for Courses

    I personally find many of the Apps very useful for business and Leisure and not one of them I use is a game or such like.
     
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    I would be delighted to hear some examples. We have had this thread before and so far I am yet to be told about anything useful for business or leisure to be honest. Im not deliberately trying to nock it but I have had a mobile for over 20 years and internet and email for nearly as long. I work in IT so it has no novelty value for me whatsoever. Its a job. Im not easily impressed. The last bit of technology that really impressed me many years ago and I couldnt live without is the Sat Nav (please dont tell me about an iphone GPS program as thats what a TomTom is for) but there is only so much useful stuff you can do on a phone.

    BD
     
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    I love mine because it not only does calls, emails and internet but it also automatically synchs with the calendar on my macbook. I also love the fact that I can have all my music tracks on it, numerous audio books and as many photos as I want to put on it.
    We use it to listen to music and audio books when travelling through the car/MH radio. I use headphones when on long business trips.
    I guess it all depends what you want. For me it's the best phone I've ever had because I want all these extras and it helps me do my work more efficiently - self employed so missed calls and emails are potentially missed work.
    Each to their own.
    Mags
     
  16. chrisboyo

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    Thanks for all the info, keep it coming as i am trying hard to convince myself to get one

    So far I have not seen a good reason to get one

    Got a fobile moan and a sat nav

    Got a lappy and an O2 dongle that has never worked, unless it was to top it up then use up all my credits trying to get into my email :Doh:

    Why is that everyone i know seems to have an iphone ?

    Happy Daze
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  17. haganap

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    Trust us iPhone techies and ignore Barry he's just a grump about it..I have loads of useful to me apps including a spirit level for checking the vans level,,I'm writing this from my iPhone listening to the stones ,,my kids and Nikki have spent loads of time on numerous apps on the drive, yes there are other phones ,,as Jim mentions buy the iPhone is extremely popular and just gets better and better,,not quite as good as sex but certainly up there :BigGrin:
    Get with the revolution ,,it's happening and just remember do not end up with a beta max video over a VHS
     
  18. Road Runner

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    Are they not allowed in the house to use it.

    R they dangerous?:Eeek:
     
  19. barryd

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:Your right Haganappy Im a miserable old techno grump but seriously if the best you lot can come up with for a useful app is a spirit level for the van then I rest my case!!:BigGrin: I generally park up and open a beer and if it slides of the table then I might move a bit.

    As for the references people keep making to it being as good as sex, your obviously not doing it properly! Oh and in case you need to remind yourself the iphone doesnt do Flash so you cant watch porn on it anyway!
     
  20. brynric

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    There are some apps I find pretty useful BarryD. I like the BBC news, along with a number of news apps I can keep in touch. I regularly use traffic apps like the RAC to show where holdups may occur. The Camera alert app is also quite useful though can be duplicated by sat nav. I use the National trust app when in the van, it saves searching through the book. I keep records of spending and fuel consumption on bespoke apps. I'd also downloaded several holiday guides (eg Paris2go) for information this summer though in the end the holiday was cancelled.
    The convenience of being able to look up a place, for instance a restaurant, phone it and get directions to it without having to have maps and reference books is invaluable.
    But as has been said, Horses for Courses is the key.
     
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