Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Call Me When You're Sober

Raft3r has been itching to get his hands on the new iPhone 3G.

It came out July 11 in the States. Boy, did it create such a frenzy!

We went to the mall to check out the phone and there was a long queue outside the Apple Store. Line was so long it even occupied the neighboring shops.

Back home, the iPhone will be released on the last quarter of the year. Raft3r is not known for his patience.

The original plan was to buy the iPhone here since it's cheap. $199! So prior to release date, Raft3r roamed around several AT&T and Apple stalls. I found out, that this time, there would be no prepaid iPhones. You now need a post paid line to get one of those babies.

So I went with Plan B. I figured I can ask a friend who already has an AT&T subscription to get the phone for me instead. Being a subscriber, he is entitled to a phone replacement. But Raft3r guessed wrong.

An existing AT&T subscriber can only get the 3G iPhone, if he upgrades his plan. That’s a smart move on the part of the retailers. Apple and AT&T made sure they didn't make the same mistakes they did with the first iPhone.

Now, I'm pissed and back to the old drawing board.

16 comments:

Demiera said...

Careful buying phones here and then taking them out of the country...

They work on different networks, so I don't know if the iPhone would be affected or not but I know if you buy a phone in Japan or China and try to bring it here they don't work.

Raft3r said...

demiera, The old iPhones work in the Philippines. =)

Sonnet's said...

You'll come up with a new plan. I'm sure of that:) Si raft3r pa mauubusan ng diskarte?:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Ewan ko lang. Mas magulang sakin ang Apple, e. Hehe

Sonnet's said...

Gulangan mo rin hehehe:) Ang kulit no? Sensha na den I'm not in the mood to work yet kaya nangungulit ako:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Nyahaha. Type away! Bumaba page ranking ko. Hmmm... Bakit kaya?

bestfriend said...

mura na ha sa $199...try your darn best to get one

the donG said...

cool! lupit ng diskarte.

Bela said...

sa amin ka na lang bumili dude, bigyan kita discount

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Hay... Bahala na. Hehe

the dong, Mas malupit ang diskarte ng Apple. Di ko magulangan, eh. Hehe

bela, Half the price? Please.

pete said...

hahaha. si jay ba yan?

Raft3r said...

pete, Ewan ko. Nyahaha

pixie27 said...

akala ko meron na sa pinas kasi parang may nabasa ako na mas lagi nangunguna sa fashion and gadgets ang pinas? So ibig sabihin di pala totoo yun? heheheh ako nga rin balak ko na magpalit to at&t eh para lang makuha yan 3G na yan.. Pero accdg to my hubby ilalabas na nila sa best buy ang iphone 3G abangan mo end of this month ata ;) kaya lang not sure kung kelangan magapply ka parin ng at&t.

Raft3r said...

pixie27, Yeah. I heard about that, too. Sana open line sya. Madami ng may iPhones sa Pinas. Illegal nga lang. Hehe.

pete said...

hingin mo na lang yun sa kaibigan natin. tipid pa.

Raft3r said...

pete, Payag kaya sya? Hehe