New iPhone 3G – sort of…

On July 12, 2008, in Technology, by Mark Ranes

iPhone 3GI finally decided to buy an Phone.  Being a big Apple guy, and seeing quite a few people I know who have iPhones, has been really painful.  With all of the noise on the web and TV yesterday about the release of the new iPhone 3G, it got me thinking.  I had just gotten a new phone when the original iPhone came out, and we’ve been Verizon Wireless customers forever.  We like their service and especially their coverage – we are rarely without a signal.  I have a year to go on my contract with Verizon Wireless, but while canceling my Dad’s cellphone yesterday (he rarely used it), I asked what the termination fee would be to get out of my contract a year early and it is only $120.  That kind of sealed the deal:)

I went down to our local AT&T store when it opened this morning, but was disappointed to find out that all of their original stock of iPhone 3Gs were sold out yesterday (big surprise, huh?).  I went ahead and ordered a 16GB black iPhone 3G.  When I asked how long it would take to arrive, they told me “up to 30 days”, but most of the chatter I’ve seen on the Mac web this morning said that the second wave of iPhone 3G stock is supposed to show up in 3-5 days.  My fingers are crossed.

In anticipation of the iPhone’s arrival, I entered all of my contacts from my current cell phone into Mac OS X’s Address Book, to facilitate the population of my contacts once the iPhone arrives.  There is also a WordPress for iPhone app coming that will allow me to post to this blog from the iPhone.  How cool is that?   🙂

While I was really disappointed that I couldn’t walk out with a new iPhone 3G this morning, I do like the anticipation of waiting for a new tech toy – as long as it doesn’t take 30 days!

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