I finally got one and it is awesome! I've wanted one for awhile but I just couldn't drop the money for it. It's been at the top of my wishlist since one of my friends got one about three months ago. I knew if I waited awhile, I would probably be able to get a better deal once the new 3G Iphones came out.

I could have just whipped out the credit card and dropped the money but things have changed. I am no longer a victim of "instant gratification". I set aside money in a special savings account to save up the money to purchase an Iphone.

My friend, who is not so good at delaying instant gratification, decided he just had to have the new 3G Iphone. Yeah, this is the same friend who just bought his Iphone three months ago. I told him since he'd already purchased the new Iphone, I would take the old one off of his hands. About an hour later, I was the proud owner of an Iphone. and it only cost me $250. Considering the 2nd Generation Iphones are still selling for $400+ on Ebay, I got an awesome deal. All it took was a little patience.

Setting up the service was pretty easy since I was already an AT&T customer. I just switched the Sim card from my old phone, put it in my new phone and setup the service on Itunes and I was ready to go. I was able to get the $20 Iphone data plan instead of the required $30 data plan with the Iphone 3G.

I know alot of people will say spending that amount of money on a phone is ridiculous but we all have our vices. If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that my weakness is electronics. Some people like spending money on clothing, shoes, spa treatments, etc. I prefer getting a new electronic gagdet and I am happy as can be.

What are your thoughts on the phone?
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6 comments

  1. Elizabeth // July 29, 2008 at 10:08 AM  

    I would love to have the Iphone. I have Verizon Wireless, though, so I am hoping some day they will be compatible? Not that I can buy an Iphone right now anyway... Not until my debt is gone!!! Even then, I would rather have a Honda
    S2000, so that might be what I will save up for.
    Good for you, though!!! Keep up the great work!

  2. Tom // July 29, 2008 at 11:49 AM  

    Are you still able to get the $20/mo iPhone plan? The new 3G plans just seem way too expensive.

  3. Kris // July 29, 2008 at 11:52 AM  

    I'd have to say I'm actually loving it. Just got one myself now that the price has gone down to almost half of what it used to be. It's funny that I'm an IT guy but you won't see me getting in line for the latest gadgets. I wait it out until the fiasco dies down lol

  4. SingleGuyMoney // July 29, 2008 at 12:06 PM  

    @Tom: Yes, I was able to get the $20/mo plan w/ 200 text messages. I agree the new 3G plans are too expensive. You save money on the phone but they make it up on the $30 data plan w/ no text messages.

  5. Tony Tovar // July 29, 2008 at 2:32 PM  

    I'm getting one soon too! :D How cool! Have fun with it! The only thing I don't like is how hard it is to text on it lol.

    Tony

    P.S. Get protective screen thingy!

  6. Anonymous // August 1, 2008 at 2:31 AM  

    did you get the 8 gb or 16 gb?

    $250 is still kinda steep considering you can get the 3g 8 gig for $200.. but at least you don't have to pay the extra $10 a month for the network

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    i have the 1st generation as well.. i paid $400 for the darn thing last year (plus a 10% employee discount).. yeah i know i should have waited.. but i don't care.. it was worth it

    i don't think i'll be getting the 3g phone right away (like your friend did).. i'll probably wait and see what the next generation has to offer (i'm guessing it will come out within a year)