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.