iPhone fanboi

July 19, 2008 5:41 PM

Optus iPhone

Well that was quick. 1 day after I felt like getting one, I decided to have a day to think about it. I always do for major purchases. This way, I make sure that I’m not getting it on impulse and that I give it some time to research my options.

I scoured blogs and searched for objective and Australian-relevant reviews. It was kinda hard because there are so many gushing fanbois out there – I swear I could feel the stickiness of their spontaneous jizz just from reading their posts. :mrgreen:

I was already sold on the features – I like the fact that I’m getting an iPod, mobile internet and a mobile phone in one package, but I have no idea about which company I wanted to sign up with. Luckily for me, one of my daily reads the Sydney Morning Herald had an excellent review of the bewildering number of plans from three telcos (Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone) for the iPhone 3G. In this aspect, Australia is really spoilt for choice and we’ve still got one more telco company, 3 Mobile desperately trying to petition Apple to allow them to sell the phones.

Review: iPhone plans – iPhone Insider – Digital Life – smh.com.au

Telstra had the worst offers and Vodafone is par with Optus, depending on your needs. I was already an Optus customer and I was interested in staying on my current plan, and it became a no-brainer. It was near the end of my existing 24-month contract and I was always going to upgrade my phone at zero cost anyway. I only had to add $7 per month on my current plan over 24 months to get the iPhone. And I’d justified it to myself thus: that’s a bloody cheap way to get an iPod touch at the same time.

So, 4 days after I felt like getting one, I did. But the store ran out of stock and they’ve given me a raincheck – I was told that some of those who had wanted one on launch day last Friday are ahead of me. Oh well. Now I just gotta wait.

In the mean time, I went and got this from Rush Faster: Griffin Nu Form 3G iPhone Shell.

Griffin Nu Form iPhone 3G Shell

It will arrive in 2 weeks. Hopefully I’ll get my iPhone by then too. Colour me iPhone fanboi. :mrgreen:

8 thoughts on “iPhone fanboi

  1. Andrew Lim

    Heh. The last time I actually had an Apple product at home was back in the early 80s, when I was a wee lad using my first computer, an Apple II.

    I haven’t even had an iPod since then (or any other mp3 player). I’ve used Macs on occasion, but I never bought any Apple products for myself.

    So far I’ve only used Samsung and Nokia phones, and grown used to their interfaces. Tell me if the iPhone is really worth it after using it for a month or two. =)

  2. Lina

    Iphone with 3G is finally here but in MY i still need to wait. Still thinking worth buying or not the phone 😛 since i already got one ipod with me.

  3. mooiness Post author

    Andrew: I’m exactly like you! This would be my first Apple product and first MP3 player. Will definitely write something after a period of using it. 🙂

    Lina: for me, it’s nostly because I wanted mobile internet as I spend a lot of time on the bus and train getting to and from work. Best of luck with your decision!

  4. Lina

    yeah, last time when i was still working in the CITY, and most of the time i travel to work by train, the internet access and the mp3 comes in handy.:-) By d way, my ipod just turn down on me, the SA say i need to get a new one .. 🙁 so i was thinking ipod or iphone. 😛
    my collegue got one but she say iphone is a guy phone, hahaha alot of updates need to be done..well for me, it’s just a small issue 🙂
    Well i hope u get ur iphone soon..

  5. mooiness Post author

    Lina: Well, if you already got a phone, then maybe you don’t need an iPhone??? Heheh sometimes it’s a bit hard to indulge in a shiny new toy.

    mf: if you like carrying two devices for the same purposes, yeah sure why not? Heheh. Though I do know that the HTC is a very nice phone.

    blur ting: heh thanks! yeah and at $7 a month for 24 months, at least it won’t be such a painful mistake if it turned out to be one.

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