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RE: OT: iPhone (was Re: Cellphone looping)

I agree ... pay as you go is great.

Lets remember though ..... we are talking about a country (US) with no 
workable health care, no cheap airlines (not of the caliber of germanwings 
bmibaby / etc.), no working public transportation, and the largest deficit 
of any country ever ......

also .... we aren't really mature enough for nude beaches .... you can buy 
handguns (but not pronography) at Walmart ........

I mean .... holy crap people.

as per iphone / AT&T ..... I used to work for AT&T (when it was called 
cingular .... last year).  Remeber .. about 7 years ago Cingular bought 
... and the "new AT&T" was cingular ... now that they have trashed that 
long enough, it's time to go back to calling themselves AT&T.  It's all 
smoke and mirrors.  But hey ... I bought stock in AT&T just before the 
ipohone came out ..... make some money off the old employer.


>From: Mech <mech@m3ch.net>
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>Subject: OT: iPhone (was Re: Cellphone looping)
>Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 15:16:34 -0500
>At 10:47 AM -0700 7/9/07, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
>>Totally OT, it's the best phone I've ever used (my wife is a smartphone
>>junky and has owned a lot of them) Since it was providence that my old
>>company was canceling my service (how dare them stop paying for my 
>>after I quit!) on the day the iPhone came out, I went and met with my 
>>who was already on line for one at our local Apple store.
>Thanks for the quick review, Mark!
>Both my wife and I are *drooling* over this little gadget.  However, 
>decided to chill out until we can purchase an unlocked version of it.
>With all the travelling we've done, we've decided that the way cell 
>companies work in the US is just criminal.  Here, you can usually only 
>an account if you're willing to tie yourself into some bogus "plan" for a 
>year or more.  And the only network available for the iPhone right now is 
>AT&T?!?  Bugger them!
>I really rather like the "pay as you go" plans that are prevalent in Asia 
>and Europe.  You buy a minute, you use a minute.  Simple.  Use all your 
>minutes?  Walk down to the local "Family Mart" and buy a PIN number to 
>reload some more.  And if you don't like the cell provider you're using, 
>you get a different SIM chip down at the corner store and purchase 
>from a different provider.  None of these silly lock-ins, or small print 
>your "plan".
>I'm going to be over in Japan in a few weeks.  I'm hoping I might be able 
>to snag an unlocked iPhone over there, then just install any SIM chip I 
>want into it.  Otherwise, I'll wait for the general Asian rollout and get 
>one in Bangkok.
>Sorry for the rant, but I do appreciate hearing from somebody out on the 
>street who has RL experience with it.  Just makes us want one even more.
>       --m.
>"I want to keep you alive so there is always the possibility of murder...