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by doctor paradox · June 10, 2009 Current iPhone 3G users are up in arms about not getting the same discounted iPhone 3G S price as new customers would. Their argument is that AT&T should be “rewarding them" for being loyal customers. Man, I sure wish the world worked that way. I’ve been a “loyal customer" of Time Warner High-Speed Internet for over 6 years and my monthly plan keeps going up, not down, even as infrastructure upgrade costs fall. I’ve been a loyal customer of Apple for years too, and don’t get any special discount on my next MacBook Pro simply because I’ve bought one before. And phones don’t work that way either. I wonder if the current spate of anger relates to two things: 1) a conflation of the general hatred being levied towards AT&T right now over their completely craptastic reception and service, and 2) a new market of iPhone 3G owners who have never previously purchased a smartphone, and thus don’t have much direct experience with how cell phone subsid...
by doctor paradox · November 18, 2008 Head to head BlackBerry Storm vs. Apple iPhone 3G comparator on Obsessable So it’s official — I’m seriously sweating the BlackBerry Storm. This is made only slightly troubling by the fact that I have about 10 months left on my iPhone contract with AT&T. Having owned multiple phones on different carriers before there are pluses and minuses to consider: Plus: You are almost never without service Take advantage of free in-network calling on multiple carriers Have extra voice minutes on one phone or another almost all the time If you forget to charge one phone you probably have the other one available in the meantime Get to play with two gadgets! You can take advantage of the best features of each and use each one for what it does best. Minus: Starting with the most obvious: two phone bills every month Either deal with the hassle of carrying both phones around at all times, or deal with the inevitability of people calling you on the ph...