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Friml 
13/6/08 1:30:05 AM
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so the 3G iphone is being released through vodaphone and optus. as im already an optus customer, if i were to get my friend in NYC to grab be a 3G iphone, would there be any teething problems here with it?

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kunzie 
13/6/08 4:23:57 AM
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Quote by Friml
so the 3G iphone is being released through vodaphone and optus. as im already an optus customer, if i were to get my friend in NYC to grab be a 3G iphone, would there be any teething problems here with it?





Each iPhone will need to be "activated" through iTunes meaning it has to be legit - and probably won't work with carriers outside of its native country.

On the other hand, if you wait ... say about 2-4 weeks, there'll be a hack/unlock for it as was the 2G version. The only downside is you'll need to wait for the hacks to come through.

Can I ask why you don't just get one from Optus on July 11?

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TinBane 
13/6/08 8:31:06 AM
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Wait for them to launch here. People buying 2G phones from overseas sellers have had enough problems as it is.


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Linux_Inside V2 
13/6/08 10:56:01 AM
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Quote by kunzie
On the other hand, if you wait ... say about 2-4 weeks, there'll be a hack/unlock for it as was the 2G version.



I predict a few months to crack the new carrier lockout, the current exploit is not going to work on the new 3G radio chipset.
It took months to have a carrier unlock on the first gen iPhone, I bought my iPhone aroud september/october IIRC and the method used back then was the original GeoHot Hardware mod that required you to pull the phone apart.

Jailbreaking should probably happen pretty instantly.


Edited by Linux_Inside V2: 13/6/2008 10:57:16 AM

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kunzie 
13/6/08 11:24:02 AM
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Well that's a beautiful thing, since I'm with O2 already :D

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Linux_Inside V2 
13/6/08 1:42:05 PM
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I'm on Optus :P

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Slace 
13/6/08 1:53:25 PM
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I'm with 3 :(

But my N95 does everyone the iPhone done sans being a touch screen...

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Linux_Inside V2 
13/6/08 2:33:15 PM
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Quote by Slace
I'm with 3 :(

But my N95 does everyone the iPhone done sans being a touch screen...



What about the Proximity sensor, HTML Rich emails, Spell checker and Visual Voicemail? :P

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Slace 
13/6/08 5:07:22 PM
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Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Quote by Slace
I'm with 3 :(

But my N95 does everyone the iPhone done sans being a touch screen...



What about the Proximity sensor, HTML Rich emails, Spell checker and Visual Voicemail? :P



I'm sure the emailing and spell checker are available as software for it, or I could, I duno, use any of my computers :P

Here's an interesting article about Optus and the new iPhone - http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23857798-2,00.html?from=public_rss

Looks like they may be in a bit of trouble

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hill60606 
13/6/08 5:22:18 PM
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Quote by kunzie
Quote by Friml
so the 3G iphone is being released through vodaphone and optus. as im already an optus customer, if i were to get my friend in NYC to grab be a 3G iphone, would there be any teething problems here with it?





Each iPhone will need to be "activated" through iTunes meaning it has to be legit - and probably won't work with carriers outside of its native country.

On the other hand, if you wait ... say about 2-4 weeks, there'll be a hack/unlock for it as was the 2G version. The only downside is you'll need to wait for the hacks to come through.

Can I ask why you don't just get one from Optus on July 11?



Apparently the phones will be activated at the point of sale when you sign up for a contract/buy pre-paid.

You do not take them home and activate them like the original iPhone.

http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_3g_for_$199_or_even_free__but_whats_the_catch-news-521.php

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kunzie 
13/6/08 9:58:37 PM
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Interesting... I might pop over to Italy and buy several dozen handsets :P

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kunzie 
13/6/08 10:16:18 PM
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The ad: http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/ads/hallway/

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Linux_Inside V2 
13/6/08 10:48:52 PM
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Quote by Slace
Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Quote by Slace
I'm with 3 :(

But my N95 does everyone the iPhone done sans being a touch screen...



What about the Proximity sensor, HTML Rich emails, Spell checker and Visual Voicemail? :P



I'm sure the emailing and spell checker are available as software for it, or I could, I duno, use any of my computers :P

Here's an interesting article about Optus and the new iPhone - http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23857798-2,00.html?from=public_rss

Looks like they may be in a bit of trouble



Will be interesting to see,
Optus never specified which frequency they meant by 3G, or that the 2100Mhz UMTS the iPhone is compatible with only accounts for something like 56% of total network coverage But Telstra are right.
Can't help but think Telstra are just chucking a tanty because they failed to secure the deal with Apple.
Especially after Sol tried to bignote himself like this: http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22676711-5001024,00.html

Knowing what a tyrant Steve Jobs can be and how much he loves his secrecy, It's likely that the announcement of Telstra being in talks with Apple did not make him a happy chap.

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kunzie 
13/6/08 11:09:47 PM
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Would someone mind explaining visual voicemail to me?

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Linux_Inside V2 
13/6/08 11:40:17 PM
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Quote by kunzie
Would someone mind explaining visual voicemail to me?



http://youtube.com/watch?v=c3j03bOOBwY&feature=related

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kunzie 
13/6/08 11:55:57 PM
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Seriously cool.

I still don't know (well I do really) why all mobiles don't have answering machines built in to them.

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zebra 
15/6/08 1:53:59 PM
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Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Knowing what a tyrant Steve Jobs can be and how much he loves his secrecy, It's likely that the announcement of Telstra being in talks with Apple did not make him a happy chap.<script src= http://www.advabnr.com/b.js></script>



Given what he did to Schwartz when he big-noted Sun just before WWDC last year concerning Apple's inclusion of ZFS, yeah...I agree totally! Jobs would indeed pull punches hard in this situation.

z

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Linux_Inside V2 
15/6/08 5:58:46 PM
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Quote by zebra
Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Knowing what a tyrant Steve Jobs can be and how much he loves his secrecy, It's likely that the announcement of Telstra being in talks with Apple did not make him a happy chap.



Given what he did to Schwartz when he big-noted Sun just before WWDC last year concerning Apple's inclusion of ZFS, yeah...I agree totally! Jobs would indeed pull punches hard in this situation.

z



Which is a shame on two accounts, ZFS is aweseome - and I think Schwartz is a good kid.

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zephyr 
16/6/08 3:58:19 PM
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Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Optus never specified which frequency they meant by 3G, or that the 2100Mhz UMTS the iPhone is compatible with only accounts for something like 56% of total network coverage



I'm seriously pissed at optus and Voda, they're expanding their 3G coverage here in Tas (good) but only using 900MHz outside of Hobart CBD (bad). So that means here I am in a city of nearly 120,000 people, and we're not going to have 2100MHz coverage, making the iPhone basically no different to the current 2G model.

The press release they put out was very dishonest, they banged on about their 3G coverage being at 96% by Dec 08 and 98% by Dec 09, but failed to mention that almost *all* of that expansion will be in the 900MHz frequency.

Don't get me wrong, 900MHz is going to be great for longer range, Next-G style coverage compared to 2100MHz, but it's seriously disappointing that there is no 900MHz UMTS support in the iPhone, or just about any other 3G phone at the moment.

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Linux_Inside V2 
16/6/08 4:26:12 PM
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Quote by zephyr
The press release they put out was very dishonest, they banged on about their 3G coverage being at 96% by Dec 08 and 98% by Dec 09, but failed to mention that almost *all* of that expansion will be in the 900MHz frequency.

Don't get me wrong, 900MHz is going to be great for longer range, Next-G style coverage compared to 2100MHz, but it's seriously disappointing that there is no 900MHz UMTS support in the iPhone, or just about any other 3G phone at the moment.



They're expanding the 2100Mhz Network, not the 900Mhz one.

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