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Old 10-04-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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Anyone else getting one? I preordered on day one; rather, I should say, wife ordered me one for the b-day. I'm quite stoked. I've wanted an iPhone for a while, but T-Mobile has been so damned good to me I would feel bad switching. Finally, I get a badass phone.

Too bad T-Mo doesn't have 3G in Montgomery, and doesn't even have it on the drawing board at the moment. (I've got an inside source)
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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Anyone else getting one? I preordered on day one; rather, I should say, wife ordered me one for the b-day. I'm quite stoked. I've wanted an iPhone for a while, but T-Mobile has been so damned good to me I would feel bad switching. Finally, I get a badass phone.

Too bad T-Mo doesn't have 3G in Montgomery, and doesn't even have it on the drawing board at the moment. (I've got an inside source)
Once you and Slacker figure out all the cool things to do with it, then I'll jump aboard.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:18 AM   #3
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I'm going to get one of these when they come out in the UK "sometime this year". I just like the concept of no longer having to sync to the desktop like I have to do with my WinMo device - Activesync is the biggest pile of shit ever.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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I would love to get one, but I'm a Sprint user. So I'll be using WinMo phones for a while still. Currently I've got the HTC Titan/Mogul which is kind of slow and I really need an upgrade. I'm looking at getting the newer HTC Touch Diamond Pro which should have Android ported to it by the homebrew community.

I'm not in love with Sprint's service or anything, but the deal I have through Sprint is just too good to walk away from.

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You are correct. ActiveSync is quite an annoyance. It is the reason why I pay for a single user exchange server. Push email is a godsend. Also its amazing adding a new contact into outlook on my computer and having it just instantly show up in my phone. It gives me the warm fuzzies.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:01 PM   #5
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I would love to get one, but I'm a Sprint user. So I'll be using WinMo phones for a while still. Currently I've got the HTC Titan/Mogul which is kind of slow and I really need an upgrade. I'm looking at getting the newer HTC Touch Diamond Pro which should have Android ported to it by the homebrew community.

I'm not in love with Sprint's service or anything, but the deal I have through Sprint is just too good to walk away from.
Sprint has their first Android handset coming by early 2009, just FYI.

I'm on the Android train, I'll have a G1 as soon as T-mo can get it to me.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:03 PM   #6
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I've still got another year on my Verizon contract, but when that's up, I'll definitely be picking up an Android phone. By then, the kinks will be mostly worked out, there will be multiple available handsets for me to choose from, and I won't have to go through the hassle of leaving a contract.
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:51 AM   #7
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I want one but I get spotty coverage from T-Mobile. I bounce between their tower and the Cingular tower. It works fine for the most part but I do not get fast 'internet' speeds when it goes into Cingular coverage.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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I want one but I get spotty coverage from T-Mobile. I bounce between their tower and the Cingular tower. It works fine for the most part but I do not get fast 'internet' speeds when it goes into Cingular coverage.
What part of the country are you in? I will admit that in a few places I've been station, service hasn't been great. But my home (Atlanta) and where I'm stationed now (Montgomery, AL) the service is fantastic.

The main reason I stay with t-mobile is the customer service; they've helped me through a lot, from correcting bill errors to telling me how I can abuse their system and get a free phone before my normal time. Plus, when there is a note on your account that says 6 year customer, that apparently means something.

16 days until G-1 and counting...
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:19 PM   #9
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I don't trust first run machinery, without real reviews. I might pick one up after release. I do have a friend who's pre-ordered though.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:21 PM   #10
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16 days until G-1 and counting...
Ah....I remember this anticipation from just before the 3G launch. Are you going to camp out for the G1?
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #11
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Ah....I remember this anticipation from just before the 3G launch. Are you going to camp out for the G1?
No point in having a stupid Star Wars campout.

The initial allocation of phones has sold out, with a second wave on Nov 10.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #12
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No point in having a stupid Star Wars campout.

The initial allocation of phones has sold out, with a second wave on Nov 10.
Ah yeah I remember now, pre-orders. Apple & AT&T didn't do that for the iPhone 3G...thus there were lines. I got to the store at 10pm the night before and was #2 in line.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:53 PM   #13
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:25 AM   #14
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Will we be hearing about how awesome it it on the friday show?
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:11 AM   #15
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Mine's on the UPS truck for delivery some time today.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:15 AM   #16
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I would love one of these phones but it doesn't look like I'll be getting a phone with Android on it for awhile longer. At least by that time there will be a lot of cool tricks and hacks.
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I finally looked up what the G1 and Android are. My god, I had no idea. How could I be so obliviously out of the tech-loop?
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:57 AM   #18
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I finally looked up what the G1 and Android are. My god, I had no idea. How could I be so obliviously out of the tech-loop?
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It is on a truck and "out for delivery" at the moment; would be nice if they showed up in the next hour so I can snag it before work, but i doubt that. I'll certainly touch on it at the next show; I imagine I can weasel it in as being game related somehow.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:00 AM   #19
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It is on a truck and "out for delivery" at the moment; would be nice if they showed up in the next hour so I can snag it before work, but i doubt that.
I intend to take a late lunch break and run by the house whenever tracking says it's been delivered.

Normally I just have stuff delivered to me at work, but T-Mo automatically ships it to your billing address.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:42 PM   #20
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Picked it up at 1:30 from the house. Have been doing nothing but playing with it since. Posting from the G1 now.
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