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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    As an existing, loyal customer I cannot:

    1) Use instant messaging (against TOS unless I use their wanky application, which doesn't support my protocol of choice). I can't pay the £3 a month and use $desired_protocol on another app, I have to use theirs (or buy/use a Sidekick).
    2) Accessing Internet video is against their TOS on the G1 plan I wanted.
    3) Get a good data plan. I have a 1GB cap for data - if I want a decent data plan I have to spend more/month than I want to pay.
    4) Get a non "I'm bored and just want you to get off the phone" attitude from their elbonian customer support drones.

    02 didn't have any of the above problems, hence T-Mobile lost a customer and 02 gained one (unless they do something stupid).

    re the iPhone - I've asked them to deliver it on Saturday - if it turns up mid-week I'll spend all my time playing with it.
    I caved in and bought a G1.

    thanks for the advice but on closer inspection Android is better for me:
    The google IM client is actually quite good, plus there are loads of free IM clients to install that use a variety of different protocols.
    Youtube works fine on a £25 per month contract, larger files connect direct to my PC and i can play video by copying to my sd-card via wi-fi this so as not to worry about hte 1GB fair usage.
    there are so many free apps because Android is open.
    I use google docs/calendar email anyway so it automatically syncs

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Mainly because T-Mobile have the G1, but their not-hilariously-expensive data plans are retarded, whereas O2 said "yeah, course you can do that" to everything I couldn't do on T-Mobile.

    So, what essential (and ideally free to begin - I'm aware the app store is rather addictive) apps are you running?
    Oh so you just need a poser phone to play games on, I get you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Oh so you just need a poser phone to play games on, I get you.
    You mean a Nokia N85?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Oh so you just need a poser phone to play games on, I get you.
    I'm sorry, did I inadvertantly urinate in your cornflakes? Get back under your bridge.

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    iphone - a phone for nerds and chavs with too much money.

    g1 - a phone for geeks.

    Nuff said.

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    I wonder what maddox thinks of the iPhone? Results linked from Google may contain bad language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    iphone - a phone for nerds and chavs with too much money.

    g1 - a phone for geeks.

    Nuff said.
    I have a G1, and am a member of eduGEEK.

    A geek and proud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    I'm sorry, did I inadvertantly urinate in your cornflakes? Get back under your bridge.
    So it was you pi$$ing off the flyover over the M5 this morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Really annoyed currently on o2 contract if went took contract today would get iphone but got to wait till nov before can do an upgrade
    Probably for the best as the new version (supposedly) will be out either June or September depending on who you listen to.

    Tis great now that everyone can not only fight and be smarmy over OS but phones as well. Next someone will pick on someone else's Head trainers!

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    So, for those who have one, how does the G1 feel? How about battery life? GPS?

    Any loves or hates about the G1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    iphone - a phone for nerds and chavs with too much money.

    g1 - a phone for geeks.

    Nuff said.
    I bet you're a filthy emacs user as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    So, for those who have one, how does the G1 feel? How about battery life? GPS?

    Any loves or hates about the G1?
    battery life sucks. Thats about the only bad thing that I find.
    otherwise fine. The G2 is also available (from vodaphone) it doesn't have the pullout keyboard so may be more sturdy as a result.
    Slight annoyance with the GPS is that it relies on google maps, therefore a 3G signal. when lost in countryside that isn't much help. no doubt there is an app that overcomes this though.

    The software/freeness of the G1 is it's killer app, what it doesn't do out of the box it soon does after searching the marketplace. Theres nothing like knowing your phone has a linux kernel, and is a hackable computer

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    That's a real mobile phone, you should all get one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post


    That's a real mobile phone, you should all get one of those.
    I used to have one of those!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    battery life sucks. Thats about the only bad thing that I find.
    otherwise fine. The G2 is also available (from vodaphone) it doesn't have the pullout keyboard so may be more sturdy as a result.
    Slight annoyance with the GPS is that it relies on google maps, therefore a 3G signal. when lost in countryside that isn't much help. no doubt there is an app that overcomes this though.

    The software/freeness of the G1 is it's killer app, what it doesn't do out of the box it soon does after searching the marketplace. Theres nothing like knowing your phone has a linux kernel, and is a hackable computer
    What's the GPS like though? I've read reports that it's hopeless, can't sync with the constellation, etc.

    Average battery life is..???



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