More proof iPhones suck!

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  1. ILoveDinobot

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    Hewlett Harbor man racks up $4,800 iPhone bill

    Luckily he's rich or he wouldn't live in Hewlett Harbor :lol 
     
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    That sucks, greedy Apple...
     
  3. smkspy

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    Correction the iphone sucks if you take it out the country. It wasn't 6 years ago when roaming charges were a big problem in this country for cell phones. Its really not surprising that the new improved cnacer curing iphone would have this problem also.
     
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    :lol  Wow, I'm so glad I don't want an iPhone...
     
  5. ILoveDinobot

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    yeah ok, point taken but.... still they had their phones off, and they were being charged it is like there is no way out of it. Plus you pay so much for them to begin with.
     
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    I'm totally fine with my KRZR. It's a phone. That's all I need it for. I use my Dell DJ for music and I'm totally fine with that. And I use my computer for e-mail and video. I'm totally fine with that too.

    No need for an all-in-one device here.
     
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    I agree they were ripped off, but the phones don't suck. AT&T, their service provider, sucks for burying the information about roaming charges in those extremely long terms and conditions statments that no one reads.

    Hell, Back when AT&T were Suncom they use to bill me for phone calls that I never made so I'd go over my minutes. Corporations suck.
     
  8. Cory Bauer

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    Sounds like a bill one should easily be able to get out of. Either way, I don't have any out-of-the-country trips planned, so this doesn't deter my desire for an iPhone in any way. I wouldn't take my cell phone to another country anyhow.
     
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    How is this greedy Apple?
    Last I checked Apple were a Electronic Manufacturer making and selling computer, portable music equipment and now mobile phones.
    I didn't realise they had branched out into mobile contracts now.

    So really, it's greedy AT&T and stupid people for not checking the T&C fully and realising that outside of your home country the charges will go up.
     
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    I agree, but I guess it's so much easier to hate Apple these days, I'm happy with my iPhone.
     
  11. MegaOptimus

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    So many people are quick to say that this is apples fault. Guess what people! Its AT&T providing the phone service, not apple!
     
  12. flamepanther

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    Isn't it Apple that wrote the phone's software? The software that's set up so the phone downloads email even when turned "off"? Don't they also have a lucrative exclusive deal with AT&T, who is charging the absurd fees?
     
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    No, it's the way the data plan, from AT&T, is set up on the iPhone. And it's only exclusive to AT&T because they're the largest US carrier. Once the iPhone goes to other countries, which do not have AT&T coverage, do you think that AT&T is still going to be exclusive?



    Actually, that's AT&T who collects that money. Reading for the win big guy.
     
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    I'm rather skeptical that the iPhones were doing anything when turned off. Devices don't do things when they have no power.

    Are you suggesting that Apple has maliciously written software that will secretly rack up outrageous fees for the user, and that AT&T will in return give Apple residual kick-backs from these overcharges?
     
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    Now I'm convinced not to buy an Iphone.
     
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    What convinced you, exactly? Based on this thread. What was it?
     
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    I would never buy a battery powered device, that doesn't have a battery door, anyway.
     
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