General Discussion: The iPhone thread


Brad
Brad avatar

5019 posts since 20/6/01

14 Mar 2013 15:00
Official thread.

[size=9]Old one went awol.[/size]
Malik
Malik avatar

820 posts since 27/5/10

14 Mar 2013 17:33
Most competitive iphone 5 contract at the moment ? Carphone warehouse have it free on 02, 37 a month, unlimited minutes and texts with 1gb data. Doesn't seem bad at all compared with most places charging £100 for the handset on the same kind of tariff. Kinda think ill need more data though.
walnuts
walnuts avatar

2460 posts since 17/6/06

14 Mar 2013 18:49
I'd personally buy it out right for £529 unlocked from Apple, then go with GiffGaff

£10 a month Goodybag
250minutes
Unlimited texts
1Gb data (includes tethering)
12 months = £649
24 months = £769

Or

£12 a month Goodybag
250 minutes
Unlimited texts
Unlimited data (excludes tethering)
12 months = £679
24 months = £817

Or

£15 a month Goodybag
400 minutes
Unlimited texts
Unlimited data (excludes tethering)
12 months = £709
24 months = £889

O2 £37 a month must be for 24 months? So that's £888 for the 24 month period. I guess it boils down to whether 250 minutes is enough? and if you want to upgrade after a year.
Ruben
Ruben avatar

10775 posts since 2/7/03

14 Mar 2013 19:29
What's the best way to get all unlimited errrrthing these days?
india
india avatar

5661 posts since 31/10/05

14 Mar 2013 19:49
think T mobile (EE now?) are doing it (unlimited everything).
around 30 a month.

friend (but they asked if they knew anyone else who wanted the deal) got upgraded last summer so only got iphone 4s but dunno if they do it for 5.
PHiL
PHiL avatar

8745 posts since 31/8/03

14 Mar 2013 20:13
Will apple swap my Iphone 5 as it has a dead pixel, 6 months old?
Mr X
Mr X avatar

7053 posts since 12/7/07

14 Mar 2013 20:24
Phil … you seem to have nothing but trouble with iPhones. Maybe you need a Samsung.

I could be being paranoid but I think the phone they give you on contact arent as goood as buying from Apple. A white iPhone 5 I got on contract via O2 (they said it actually came from Carphone Warehouse's stock) wasn't right when I got it, the wifi was broke until I did a network reset. I sold it and bought a black one from apple direct and that's been perfect.
PHiL
PHiL avatar

8745 posts since 31/8/03

14 Mar 2013 20:25
I know I really havent had much luck with the 5 Sad
PHiL
PHiL avatar

8745 posts since 31/8/03

14 Mar 2013 20:28
To be fair I think the QC on the 5 is just a bit shit. Both mine had blemishes on when new, first one had a loose volume button so got it swapped, after 6 months mine has a dead pixel and a green haze on the bottom of screen when the screen comes on.

On my dads his proximity sensor didn't work so the screen didn't go off when he was on a call, so got it swapped.


Pretty shit for a £530 phone although I still wouldn't go to android.
EDW
EDW avatar

2581 posts since 23/2/10

14 Mar 2013 21:15
Managed to terminate my contract with 3 a year early due to a network fault they are not planning on fixing anytime soon. Got to send my 4 back. Recon I'm gonna try pick up a 4s this weekend, recon I could blag a decent deal if I just stick my ground with what I'm willing to pay per month? Seem some ok deals online but ideally wanting a lot of data for tethering my ipad.
Sumbeam
Sumbeam avatar

796 posts since 27/1/11

14 Mar 2013 21:19
Anyone else into Clash of Clans?
Can't get enough of it recently! My boss today questioned why I was having 3/4 20 minute long shits per day! Oops
Jesus
Jesus avatar

5969 posts since 7/10/08

14 Mar 2013 21:26
Laughing out loud

deleted candy crush as i needed to get on with my life, on some darts shit at the moment but the COM players are ridiculous

refuse to install anything else

silv
silv avatar

214 posts since 26/1/12

14 Mar 2013 21:32
candy crush has got me hooked aswell, so addictive
skream
skream avatar

983 posts since 23/10/11

14 Mar 2013 21:48
essential downloads? feel free to add

-jailbreak apps:
f.lux
auxo
zephyr
folderenhancer
crash reporter
password pilot
openbackup
swipeshiftcaret
battery doctor pro
icleaner pro (repo: exile90software.com/cydia/)

-games:
peggle
kingdom rush
angry birds
tiny wings
temple run 2
MuayThaiPimp
MuayThaiPimp avatar

7925 posts since 10/8/11

14 Mar 2013 21:50
Sunbeam yes Oops addictive as fuck..
Mckue
Mckue avatar

172 posts since 4/11/12

15 Mar 2013 12:16
skream wrote: essential downloads? feel free to add

-jailbreak apps:
f.lux
auxo
zephyr
folderenhancer
crash reporter
password pilot
openbackup
swipeshiftcaret
battery doctor pro
icleaner pro (repo: exile90software.

Tried to find password pilot and couldn't and all the uploads for battery doctor look to have been removed.. Trying to find some good jailbreaks as I've just done it to my phone recently ..
ballso
ballso avatar

631 posts since 26/1/09

15 Mar 2013 12:38
anyone know of a tweak that, when you're connected to certain networks/wifi, doesn't require you to enter the passcode to unlock the phone each time? such a ballache having to enter the passcode even when i'm connected to my home network/wifi.

sure there were a couple about, but can't remember what they are called for the life of me.
Gizmo
Gizmo avatar

4245 posts since 20/10/09

15 Mar 2013 13:21
In the end thats why it's better to buy direct with apple - the service is impeccable, one of the reasons why I'm sticking with them rather than getting an android phone. any issues with an iphone, even out of warranty and you can get a new replacement one.
nothingelseworked
nothingelseworked avatar

3215 posts since 21/2/10

15 Mar 2013 13:36
ballso wrote: anyone know of a tweak that, when you're connected to certain networks/wifi, doesn't require you to enter the passcode to unlock the phone each time? such a ballache having to enter the passcode even when i'm connected to my home network/wifi.

sure there were a couple about, but can't remember what they are called for the life of me.

Two I remember from ages ago are AutoProtect and CleverPin, no idea if they're still around/updated.
Jake Unkutt
Jake Unkutt avatar

2832 posts since 2/3/04

15 Mar 2013 14:57
clash of clans! been on that game solid since august! haha,,,
what a waste of my life Sticking out tongue