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    is the iPhone 3GS still worth having?

    i just ordered a new 3gs from att cause it was free, but is it worth keeping ro should i just send it right back to att and just use tmobile exhibit 2 4g, i talked to att and they said i could send the phone back charge free when i get it if id like just aslong as i dont activate it, what shuld i do?

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    You should get at least an iPhone 4 for a mere $100 more. It's a no-brainer. The retina display alone is worth it, not to mention the faster A4 processor, double RAM, FaceTime camera, and everything else. iPhone 3GS is not worth having anymore.

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    IPhone4 at $99, is a better deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisfarms View Post
    i just ordered a new 3gs from att cause it was free, but is it worth keeping ro should i just send it right back to att and just use tmobile exhibit 2 4g, i talked to att and they said i could send the phone back charge free when i get it if id like just aslong as i dont activate it, what shuld i do?

    If money is all you're dealing with then get a 3GS, but also consider like other comments that for only $100 more you can get an iPhone 4. Also consider that the older iPhone "new" models you can only get an 8GB model new.
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    I'd get the 4S, or the 4 if you're on a budget. 3GS is a great phone, but not really worth getting when newer iPhone models aren't that much more expensive to aquire.

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    i mean i see all of your points that its only 100$ more for a 4 but 100$ is alot when my job made cut backs and now im lucky to get 25 hours a week.

    Tbh i dont care about having new and better just something nice and reliable.

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    The 3GS is reliable and you at least still get iOS 4 with it. In the grand scheme of things and what you're paying, the $99 difference isn't much, but for some it still matters. I think you'll still like it.

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    Why not just AT&T to send you a iPhone 2G 4GB while you are at it?

    Seems you like getting stuck with JUNK!

    /JK.. seriously how about just wait for iPhone5 and then use your upgrade...

    This is last minute dumping of stock, dont listen to anyone who says iPhone 3G is worthwhile... its old garbage now...

    RETURN IT NOW!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AahH View Post
    Why not just AT&T to send you a iPhone 2G 4GB while you are at it?

    Seems you like getting stuck with JUNK!

    /JK.. seriously how about just wait for iPhone5 and then use your upgrade...

    This is last minute dumping of stock, dont listen to anyone who says iPhone 3G is worthwhile... its old garbage now...

    RETURN IT NOW!!!!!
    morale to the story is i never have and never will pay 200$ for a phone if i have to pay 90$ a month for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcrunner View Post
    The 3GS is reliable and you at least still get iOS 4 with it.
    Actually, iPhone 3GS runs iOS 5 now, but it will get left behind sooner or later. In fact when they announce iOS 6 next month, iPhone 3GS may or may not get it. We'll see...

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    I actually meant iOS 5 (the latest). Apparently I can't even remember what version I'm running anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by AahH View Post
    Why not just AT&T to send you a iPhone 2G 4GB while you are at it?

    Seems you like getting stuck with JUNK!

    /JK.. seriously how about just wait for iPhone5 and then use your upgrade...

    This is last minute dumping of stock, dont listen to anyone who says iPhone 3G is worthwhile... its old garbage now...

    RETURN IT NOW!!!!!
    If you've been paying attention to this thread it's not about iPhone 3G it's about iPhone 3GS. If the 3GS wasn't "worth it" Apple wouldn't continue to sell it as a new item three years later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisfarms View Post
    morale to the story is i never have and never will pay 200$ for a phone if i have to pay 90$ a month for it
    Morale to the story!!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telekom View Post
    Morale to the story!!??
    that everyone keeps reccomending a 4s thats 200$ and i asked about a free phone you cant compare a 200$ phone with a 99 cent phone.. its like comparing a 2012 corvette with a 80's corvette. OFC the new 1 is going to be faster more advanced and newer... but is the old 1 still worth the investment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telekom View Post
    If you've been paying attention to this thread it's not about iPhone 3G it's about iPhone 3GS. If the 3GS wasn't "worth it" Apple wouldn't continue to sell it as a new item three years later.
    oops, that was a typo, but it does not change the fact that the 3Gs is an outdated piece of iPoop for a "new" purchase...

    Yes it is still good for usage if all you do is basic things, heck I still have an iPhone 2G but I gave it to a family member and purchased a $60 Android prepaid phone because that was a match specswise to the iPhone 3Gs.. Think about that!

    Anyhoo all things tech must come to and end... unless it was $99 prepaid I would not touch it.. hey, here in canada we were getting iPhone 4 for $200 no contract and I did not buy it! Imagine that! and YES the trick was to sign up and then cancel the contract, cancel fee was $150...

    that was the iPhone 4... how can the iPhone 3Gs be worth it now?

    And I am not fibbing check out RedFlagdeals Rogers iPhone 4 $200... it went on for a month... so it was not a mistake... house clearing time!

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