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Old 11.07.2008, 17:37
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delivered within 28days
  • preferably 3G
  • 8Gb is fine or more
  • without hack obviously better
  • no contract
  • no hassle
  • prepay with Switzerland or UK SIM.
Question: Import from US or buy somewhere in Europe ?
buy it from Swisscom - 519 Fr. for the 8gb version, can be used with any Swisscom SIM-card. If bought from Swisscom you can activate it at home - otherwise there's in-store activation.
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Old 11.07.2008, 17:38
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...no I didn't , I slept in my nice warm bed, woke up, switched on my superior SonyEricsson phone and went on about my day I don't subscribe to Steve Jobs iHype
happy surfing with your SonyEricsson! :-)
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Old 11.07.2008, 17:41
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I'm surprised a lot of you guys have compromised on an 8GB version if thats not what you originally wanted. There's no difference in size and the difference in price is pretty minimal in the grander scheme of things.
However, there's a huge difference in availability. Anyway, I ended up getting a 16gb in the end after all - my wife had a black 16gb iPhone reserved at Interdiscount. And what do you know? They actually were able to honor all pre-orders. She gave it to me and took my 8gb. Don't know why they had to do an in-store activation at Interdiscount while Swisscom lets you activate at home, though.

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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

No iPhone.

I spoke to "Fabio" again and asked when I'd be sent one, he didn't know, he suggested I went to a store and reserved one.

What a prat, if he'd told me yesterday they weren't sending me one I would have walked in and picked it up this morning.

Additionally it seems Orange haven't refunded me the 1000chf they overcharged me for overpriced foreign calls like agreed. Unimpressed.
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OMG OMG I got my iphone 3G, I think im like the luckiest person. I got the last 16G white I went to the crappiest shop in the whole town lol, but now i cant activate it coz i tunes is f up
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OMG OMG I got my iphone 3G, I think im like the luckiest person. I got the last 16G white I went to the crappiest shop in the whole town lol, but now i cant activate it coz i tunes is f up
congrats mate
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Re: iPhone in Switzerland

Hey,

Just wanted to share my pretty frustrating experience with Swisscom here in Switzerland.

I had booked my iphone 16GB 2 weeks ago, and i queued 2 hours this morning (early!) and yet stock was out when i reached the inside of the store ....
How frustrating. I asked how much stock they had, and it was about 10x16GB per shop ... and 30 or so x8GB.

Anyway in 4 hours, Switzerland is out of stock ... I don't know how they planned this ... but badly for sure.

Already in the queue before me was about 40 people, and behind and few hundreds ... and it was pretty much the same for all shops across the country, if what i heard is true.

Swisscom's website that was dedicated to iphone even went down this morning ...

I heard from other people that Orange had even less stock than Swisscom ...

As for me, i will have to wait until stock is refurbished and no one could tell me when that will be ....

Sad.
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Old 11.07.2008, 19:04
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

I'm sure it's cold comfort, but your story seems to be the rule rather than the exception. I went through the Orange website to buy one yesterday evening, and now neither I nor Orange are even sure if the transaction was booked
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Old 11.07.2008, 19:22
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Anyway in 4 hours, Switzerland is out of stock ... I don't know how they planned this ... but badly for sure.

Already in the queue before me was about 40 people, and behind and few hundreds ... and it was pretty much the same for all shops across the country, if what i heard is true.

Swisscom's website that was dedicated to iphone even went down this morning ...

I heard from other people that Orange had even less stock than Swisscom ...

As for me, i will have to wait until stock is refurbished and no one could tell me when that will be ....

Sad.
Ciao,
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Really, you can't blame Swisscom for much of this. They were allotted whatever portion of the iPhones being manufactured, and they had to spread them out across their shops and the other firms they supply. Apple has a limited stock, and Switerzland just isn't a major target market for them.

As for the next delivery date, I would guess (thought it's only a guess) that this is dependent on the number of orders Apple receives from each of the telecoms, market saturation and other factors. So Swisscom may genuinely not know when the next shipment is.

Having that said, I have to say that I've been using mine like an addict all day. Gotta love that little toy; I still find it a pain to type on, but I love everything else about it.

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Old 11.07.2008, 19:26
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OMG OMG I got my iphone 3G, I think im like the luckiest person. I got the last 16G white I went to the crappiest shop in the whole town lol, but now i cant activate it coz i tunes is f up
hope your battery doesn't die - there seems to be some battery issue with the white ones. Some Canadian guy told me this morning that they had to interrupt the manufacturing process because of that and that this was the reason why they are so scarce now.

The battery of mine died the instant I plugged it in at work...

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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Looks like there is a yellow screen issue on the iphone 3G: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=516792
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hope your battery doesn't die - there seems to be some battery issue with the white ones. Some Canadian guy told me this morning that they had to interrupt the manufacturing process because of that and that this was the reason why they are so scarce now.

The battery of mine died the instant I plugged it in at work...

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Dunno but it seems that mine is working fine i connected it to Itunes and now its fully charged. So i guess Im lucky
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

None of these issues have been reported anywhere else, so go easy on the alarmism.
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Guys how long do you think this problem with activating the phone will last for?
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Old 11.07.2008, 20:35
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None of these issues have been reported anywhere else, so go easy on the alarmism.
I was only talking about battery issues. As I said, mine was DoA and I'm pretty sure it was the battery. According to the Swisscom helpline I wasn't the only one with the problem. The Canadian guy told me about alleged issues with the white ones before I even mentioned that mine was dead - so while probably not common knowledge, there are rumors going around.

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Guys how long do you think this problem with activating the phone will last for?
Until the American customers have gone to sleep and have stopped trying to get all their iPhones activated at once, I'd guess. I had to wait quite a while to get mine activated but it eventually worked.

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Looks like there is a yellow screen issue on the iphone 3G: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=516792
I noticed that the colors are warmer and more saturated on my new iPhone 3G (compared to the 1st gen, but also compared to my wife's 3G) - but there's no real yellow tint on mine. I can live with that.

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Edit: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/14717/

seems to be quite normal for the 3G iPhones. The 1st gen's screens were slightly blue tinted, the 3G ones are slightly warmer, some more than others.

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Until the American customers have gone to sleep and have stopped trying to get all their iPhones activated at once, I'd guess. I had to wait quite a while to get mine activated but it eventually worked.

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M8 what do you mean wait? Like did you just wait while it was plugged in or what? Could you describe what you exactly did please
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Hey guys i managed to activte my phone and i have one thing in mind. I wanted to know, when i use internet and my wifi is active, am i browsing the web with wifi or swisscom?
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Hey guys i managed to activte my phone and i have one thing in mind. I wanted to know, when i use internet and my wifi is active, am i browsing the web with wifi or swisscom?
You mean at home on your own access point? If the wifi icon is visible (next to the provider name), you're surfing over wifi for free.

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