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My youngest son has to have the latest electronic toys... 7" in-dash screen GPS-TV-DVD, 24" LCD computer monitor, 1080p LCD TV, 17" laptop, Wii, iPod... and now the 3G iPhone.
On 7/11/08 at 7 am EDT, he was in line at the Apple store. We were going on a trip that day, but he wasn't going without the new iPhone. I joined him around 8 am, just before the store opened. By 9:30 am, we were out of the store with two iPhones. Mine worked; his didn't.
It wasn't until 7/12 around 10 am that he was able to get the telephone functions working completely... after a few attempts to get through to AT&T. Then he was happy again.
By 7/13 it was obvious that my wife was not going to be satisfied with anything less than her own iPhone, so we headed back to the Apple store. They had less than a dozen left when we were waited on. She picked out her pink leather case [to differentiate hers from my black leather one] and got it activated. We were in and out of the store in about 1/2 hour.
By 7/14 my second son was getting nudges from my youngest son to get on board... but he is a procrastinator, so that may take awhile. He is also very busy running a business.
By 7/17 it was obvious that the 700 minutes we selected to start the account was not going to be enough... since my youngest son had alread used almost 400 "Anytime Minutes" the first week.
So, today I will get my account plan minutes increased quite a bit.
Oh, what do I think about the iphone? It's pretty close to being there. The Google apps are pretty good and the internet access on a wifi isn't bad. The mapping GPS is nice to have and I've already put a couple of GB of photos and music on it. I love the way it works on my 2008 Taurus Sync system... it's like listening to someone in the same room and no fumbling around. All-in-all it is a great little alternative for my laptop and much more versatile.
My wife didn't appreciate the "door bell" ring tone I set for her phone... she kept going to the door instead of her phone...