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iphone- worth it?

post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 
hey all,

im thinking of getting a refurb 8GB iphone from apple at $349+tax and unlock them.

I still have another year on my tmobile, thats why im unlocking it. and i may need to sell a pair or two of my headphones to fund for it.

Do you think it would be a wise choice?
post #2 of 43
of course not
post #3 of 43
Why don't you buy new one? New iphone is $399.
post #4 of 43
Thread Starter 
why not? i went to a local apple store and played with them for 15 minutes and they are kinda cool.

ive had tmobile dash before and loved the built in wifi.
post #5 of 43
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by beer View Post
Why don't you buy new one? New iphone is $399.
a refurb and new is around the same quality. (i bought refurbs from apple twice and theyre like new minus the box)

i plan to get the 4GB but for $50 more, i could get twice the capacity.

and have anyone here tried to unlock them?
post #6 of 43
Well, the terms "worth it" and "wise choice" are extremely relative, especially when dealing with a device as controversial (in terms of value) as the iPhone, and as such there's really no way to justify the purchase on your part other than with pure desire. With that said, I have to admit that I haven't seen a phone as innovative, unique or cool as the iPhone in a very long time, and after playing with it for about 20 minutes I can assure you that (wallet permitting) I would snatch it up in a heartbeat. So, in short, my advice would be to go for it, assuming you don't have to ditch some of your prized gear in return to afford it.
post #7 of 43
I think they are totally worth it at the new price. Esp. the 4gb one being only $299. I was considering getting them at their original price actually.

But then again, it's really up to you to decide if it's worth it. My friends and I often spend $500 easy on a new cell phone. So with that in mind, if you compare other phones at $299/399 range, you'll easily see that iPhone is priced very competitively at the moment considering all the features and the cool factor.

But if you don't care about cell phones and are happy with using the free ones that come with contract, then you probably don't think it's worth it.
post #8 of 43
I think they are worth it.
For $399 you get a portable audio/video player, and a cellular phone. Built into a slim, very clean looking package.

I certainly would buy one if they were available in this part of the world!
post #9 of 43
"im thinking of getting a refurb 8GB iphone from apple at $349+tax and unlock them.

I still have another year on my tmobile, thats why im unlocking it. and i may need to sell a pair or two of my headphones to fund for it.

Do you think it would be a wise choice?"


No - it doesn't seem like a wise choice, it that is what you are looking to make.

- augustwest
post #10 of 43
Yes sir. Only, if I were still in biz. Now, not so much.
post #11 of 43
I'm sitting here by the side of the road in a broken down Nissan listening to music and posting on Head-Fi using my iPhone... This after looking up the local dealership up and arranging towing using Safari/EDGE. It's probably safe to say I'm a fan. Browsing experience is very nice for a phone device.
post #12 of 43
Not yet.
post #13 of 43
They're really heavy from my experience with one. If you just like the iPhone, minus the phone, the ipod touch is cheaper, lighter and smaller. Personally I'll just wait for the generation 2 to be released. Bring back completely annodized aluminum casings apple! Damn to hell your shiny scratchable backings. [/Rant mode off]
post #14 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
I think they are worth it.
For $399 you get a portable audio/video player, and a cellular phone. Built into a slim, very clean looking package.

I certainly would buy one if they were available in this part of the world!
You just wait until tomorrow...
post #15 of 43
Thread Starter 
mixed reviews, ill probably just go for it unless the gen2 is coming soon.
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