iPhone 3G: Meets Expectations

iPhone 3G
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So we got the iPhone.
Here at last.

Why was I disappointed?
Mostly, no video.

Certainly at least the same video streaming capability we’ve seen in the Nokia N95
(Qik.com, anyone?),
but hopefully also streaming video *in* as well.
Was iChat A/V too much to ask?

What remains to be seen is how much Rogers is going to charge.
Luisa told me this morning she heard on the radio that it would be $80!
AT&T in the ‘States is charging $30.



6 Responses to “iPhone 3G: Meets Expectations”

  1. Mike Taylor Says:

    AT&T is upping the charge to $40 for the unlimited plan in the states. $80 still sucks though.

  2. Reid Says:

    I thought it had gone from $20 to $30. Maybe I'm suffering from 9's syndrome (29.99 vs 20).

  3. Reid Says:

    So it seems that Rogers will charge $60 for voice+data for the iPhone. However, Rogers is showing its short-sightedness by limiting data to 400 MB. Even if you pay for the highest-cost $115/month data plan, you still only get 2 GB. No unlimited plan is available.

    Maybe they're worried about people running BitTorrent on their iPhones or something, I don't know. All I know is that requiring people to be concious of how many megabyte they've down- or up-loaded puts a huge damper on internet usage, which stifles and smothers innovation. It's just like the way the UK charged (charges?) per-minute for regular, land-line telephone calls. It prevents people from using the phone to do business.

  4. Reid Says:

    Sidebar: I am paying $15/month voice + $30/month data == $45/month because of our “family plan” (not counting tax and usurious service fees). However, I had to pay $50 more for the phone (i.e. $350).

  5. ClubPenguinCheats Says:

    All I know is that requiring people to be concious of how many megabyte they've down- or up-loaded puts a huge damper on internet usage, which stifles and smothers innovation. It's just like the way the UK charged (charges?) per-minute for regular, land-line telephone calls.

  6. Music Says:

    Rogers will charge $50 for voice data for the iPhone. the bad thing is even if you choose highest data plan you still only get 2 GB.