A man without his iPhone
I am using a sorry excuse for a cell phone. I sold my 3G to pay for the 3GS's (Wife gets an upgrade too). I was a little sore that I didn't get the cheaper upgrade price from AT&T like I did when I upgraded to the 3G from the original. But I passed that on to whoever bought my 3G iphones and they seem to be happy with a used $400 (albeit fantastic condition) device.
For the next week and a half, I will be using a Sony Ericsson w300i. My experience with this phone resulted in different levels of disgust (spoiled?) and confusion. First thing I did was try to check my email. The SIM card is from my iPhone so I hoped that my $30 data plan would do something. Looking at my options, I was shocked to see that GMAIL was missing from the list. After my initial sigh (something that I would repeat many times while using the phone) I fell back to selecting Yahoo. The phone told me it was checking for updates and displayed a progress bar. It would get stuck at various stages, but never completed. I decided that I needed to move on and attempt to setup my other options. It was about 15 minutes in continuous fiddling that I noticed my battery was down by 30% or so. After just charging it for 2 hour prior I was succumbed with disappointment. Giving up, I quickly closed the phone and stuffed it in my pocket. I can receive calls just fine, but I won't be making calls on this phone any time soon. I do like the feeling of a clamshell design, but the phone activates every time I open it preventing me from fully enjoying the wonderful click it makes when it closes.
This is day one of not having an iPhone. Only time will tell how long my sanity will hold out.
Updates as they come.
I feel your pain.... I dropped my beloved 3g in the toilette last month. I knew the "new" iPhone would be announced this month so I thought I might be able to hold out.... after 3 days using an old razor I nixed that and paid the $213 to exchange my water damaged 3g for a new one.
The feeling, I'm sad to say, being without my i was as close to an anxiety attack as I think I can get. The thought of texting by pushing a button a few times for the right letter, not having internet, and not being able to check e-mail or having visual voice mail was more than I could handle. I know it sounds very pathetic but I am addicted to my i, and not having it DID have a negative effect on me. I work 12 hour shifts at night 6 days a week (yes 72 hours a week) and being without my iPhone really was like losing a body part. Sad as that sounds.
i am on the same boat, i sold my unlocked 3g for $550 and now have to wait untill june 12th to be elidgeable for an upgrade, ill prolly just get one on craigslist to put off these agonizing weeks
i want to sell mine too, but everytime i think about the intelliscreen function of my iphone, it always change my mind.
I know only few of us make the inteliscreen works, thats why its hard for me to let it go.
That doesnt make a lot of sense now does it?
Originally Posted by ako0o_ba
intelliscreen workson any jailbroken phone - for the moment, so you're not getting to me with what you meant by that
haha im doing the exact same thing. I just sold mine for $370 and im waiting for ultrasn0w to come out so I can unlock it and send it. I am just gonna be using some pos gophone for calls until the new phone comes in. It is completly going to be worth the wait I hope. If I were to oder one today from at&t website how long would I expect to wait?