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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Is there anyone here who is with Swisscom? I am. Seems like everyone is with Orange and Orange is giving you fits. I guess you get what you pay for...Orange, Sunrise. Good luck. I'm getting mine tomorrow AM from Swisscom, prepaid (as I do not want to extend my current contract) for CHF 619. No big deal, it's all mine.
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Old 10.07.2008, 22:31
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Is there anyone here who is with Swisscom? I am. Seems like everyone is with Orange and Orange is giving you fits. I guess you get what you pay for...Orange, Sunrise. Good luck. I'm getting mine tomorrow AM from Swisscom, prepaid (as I do not want to extend my current contract) for CHF 619. No big deal, it's all mine.
I reckon there's a thesis to be written about how tech companies have the power to regress otherwise clear thinking adults back to children arguing about who's got the best toys. Not that I'm the man to write it.

I mean, if this is what gadgets can do, imagine the effect religion could have on people.

Oh, right...
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Old 10.07.2008, 22:43
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Is there anyone here who is with Swisscom? I am. Seems like everyone is with Orange and Orange is giving you fits. I guess you get what you pay for...Orange, Sunrise. Good luck. I'm getting mine tomorrow AM from Swisscom, prepaid (as I do not want to extend my current contract) for CHF 619. No big deal, it's all mine.
But, will it be unlocked? Let us know when you get it. I'd probably go with Swisscom as well, as they have edge up at my mother-in-law's but Orange only has voice there...
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But, will it be unlocked? Let us know when you get it. I'd probably go with Swisscom as well, as they have edge up at my mother-in-law's but Orange only has voice there...
It won't be unlocked, unlocked is over 1000 CHF.
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Old 11.07.2008, 04:15
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

well, I couldn't sleep because our dear neighbor has been making noise all night. now I'm sitting in front of the phone house at basel greifengasse - I'm the first one in line and seemingly the only idiot who is bothering to wait here. It's an "interesting" experience. cops have been driving by about every 5 minutes.

anyway - if anyone cares to join me - unless they didnt't get any at all, this should be a relatively sure thing.

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at least there is good wifi reception here...
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Hay guys I got mine iPhone 3g from swisscom...but its 8gb...coz they ran out of 16gbs
And one more thing when I was about to take the contract then I luckly asked then what will be the charges if I plan to leave the contract...then the guy told me that it will be monthly charge*remaining months...so if i cancel my contract next month then i'll have to pay 55*24=1320chf ...wtf

I have no idea weather he was telling correct or not...so i got the prepaid plan

-vib.
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well, I couldn't sleep because our dear neighbor has been making noise all night. now I'm sitting in front of the phone house at basel greifengasse - I'm the first one in line and seemingly the only idiot who is bothering to wait here. It's an "interesting" experience. cops have been driving by about every 5 minutes.

anyway - if anyone cares to join me - unless they didnt't get any at all, this should be a relatively sure thing.

peter

at least there is good wifi reception here...
So, you got one?

I couldn't wake up ... I guess there's no point now to rush anywhere. I wanted to go to Mobilezone in SBB, but ...
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Old 11.07.2008, 08:24
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

I saw all the iDiot5 at the Swissocm phone in Zurich HB.

I mean, if you really wanted it you'd have one already...
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Old 11.07.2008, 08:27
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

I registered for iPhone online with Orange few weeks ago. Two days ago they phoned me and we had our discussion in German. Since I do not have a great command of this language I suggested if we could speak English to discuss the technical aspect and contract. The Orange dude promised that his colleague would phone me later but nothing happened ever since. I gues I must go this morning and get it myself
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Old 11.07.2008, 09:08
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

I ordered and paid on the Orange online shop yesterday, but until now have not received a confirmation email from either Orange or the credit card processors. Anyone else?
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Old 11.07.2008, 09:21
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Sure.. I want to buy one too but like this..?!

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I ordered and paid on the Orange online shop yesterday, but until now have not received a confirmation email from either Orange or the credit card processors. Anyone else?
I did the same on Wednesday with the same result, no confirmation via SMS or email. I later phoned the dedicated iPhone line 0800 780 500. The guy there (Hi Steven) was really helpful and much more relaxed than the poor woman I spoke to at the regular customer care centre just before.

He checked out the order and told me that it was fine, my order (16GB black) was there on the system. He did tell me though that it could take a while to arrive (no surprise there).

I asked him if I had to go into a store to have it activated - he said that I could do it online via iTunes. Now this was a surprise and I was unsure if he was correct from what I'd read previously, but it seems that O2 in England are doing the same. Therefore I think I was wrong to doubt him and hopefully I can.
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Old 11.07.2008, 09:28
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

I think i'll be waiting till they get the next batch in and the demand isn't so high - I am a mac fan but am still amazed at the desperate need of people to have one instantly reducing them to que all night etc... madness

Anyone have any idea/speculation when a new batch could be shipped? are we talking weeks/months for the shops to be re stocked?
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Old 11.07.2008, 09:29
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I did the same on Wednesday with the same result, no confirmation via SMS or email. I later phoned the dedicated iPhone line 0800 780 500. The guy there (Hi Steven) was really helpful and much more relaxed than the poor woman I spoke to at the regular customer care centre just before.

He checked out the order and told me that it was fine, my order (16GB black) was there on the system. He did tell me though that it could take a while to arrive (no surprise there).

I asked him if I had to go into a store to have it activated - he said that I could do it online via iTunes. Now this was a surprise and I was unsure if he was correct from what I'd read previously, but it seems that O2 in England are doing the same. Therefore I think I was wrong to doubt him and hopefully I can.
That's interesting, I think I'll call as well in that case. Did you have trouble with the web page yesterday?

The info regarding activation via iTunes contradicts everything we've heard up until now, but who knows? I know you can upgrade software on an existing iPhone to 2.0 using iTunes in the UK, but I hadn't heard anything about the 3G phones being activated that way...
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Old 11.07.2008, 09:43
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Orange told me probably 2-3 weeks for the next batch, but it sounded like they were guessing. Apple have said elsewhere that they intend to keep supplying on a regular basis. I've had no confirmation email, but I guess their workload is high right now.

It's in French, but a funny blog on one chap's success is here.
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Old 11.07.2008, 09:57
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

well, I was the first in line this morning. I HAD a 16gb white one. HAD.
When I go to my office I had to find out that it's dead on arrival - bad battery probably. By the time I got back to the Swisscom shop they were out of 16gb - now I have an 8gb black one.
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Well done all that got one.. now please post your reviews (paying particular attention to GPS performance)
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well, I was the first in line this morning. I HAD a 16gb white one. HAD.
When I go to my office I had to find out that it's dead on arrival - bad battery probably. By the time I got back to the Swisscom shop they were out of 16gb - now I have an 8gb black one.
So is it charging now?
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That's interesting, I think I'll call as well in that case. Did you have trouble with the web page yesterday?
I managed to get in there on chaotic Wednesday; I didn't go there yesterday.

I wasn't paying with a credit card, but as an upgrade to my current phone so it'll go on my next monthly bill. Probably best if you check with your cc company too.
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Old 11.07.2008, 10:18
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So is it charging now?
haven't had a chance to try that one - I'm at work right now. Will go home at noon and post a quick review (if it works, that is)

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