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September 10, 2009

I’m ready to quit my iPhone 3G

I’ve been on prepaid since I got a mobile phone ten years ago. The only time I was convince to get into a postpaid plan was when I got an iPhone 3G subscription plan from Globe. And for the last 12 months, I thought it was well worth it.

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March 18, 2009

iPhone 3.0 OS Preview

With the upcoming release of the iPhone 3.0 OS, the Apple iPhone is slowly becoming more and more like a regular phone. Gone are the jabs that it doesn’t do MMS and copy-and-paste — all that will become available in the 3.0 version this summer.

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January 02, 2009

How to Unlock your iPhone 3G

The biggest news for 2009 so far is the YellowSn0w unlocking application for the iPhone 3G. You can now insert any SIM card into your iPhone 3G — good news for consumers, bad news for telcos.

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September 26, 2008

People trading out their iPhone 3Gs

Just this week alone, two iPhone 3G owners traded out their Apple-flavored phones in favor of other smart phones. Why? Reality sinked in — the iPhone is just not for them.

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September 13, 2008

iPhone 3G: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After over two weeks of using the iPhone 3G, I can fairly say I have become familiar with this mobile device to share some insights on how it fares as a primary mobile phone.

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August 22, 2008

Globe kicks off iPhone 3G Launch with a bang

Last night, Globe kicked off the iPhone 3G Launch Party with thousands of people counting down to 12 midnight with free flowing beer, food and lots more. No other mobile phone ever enjoyed this same treatment as the Apple iPhone.

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August 21, 2008

iPhone 3G: Exclusive Pics, First Impressions

Today, I got to see and check out the iPhone 3G which will be released by Globe Telecom to the public tomorrow (August 22). I took tons of pictures and played with the device for a while. Here are my first impressions:

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August 19, 2008

What’s your phone and how much did you get it for?

Someone once told me that in order to determine if a person is a potential iPhone 3G buyer, you’ll have to check what phone they’re currently using and how much did they get it for. That way, you’ll have an idea if they are predisposed to buy such high-end phones. Though I know it makes sense, I’d like to test that theory here.

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August 15, 2008

Globe drops iPhone 3G Prices and more!

Due to popular demand, Globe Telecom has announced it has dropped the prepaid price of the iPhone 3G to Php37,599 for 8GB and Php43,799 for 16GB. There are more freebies that come with the postpaid plans as well. See details of the new plans after the jump.

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August 15, 2008

Get an iPhone 3G for Php5k or less!

Yup, that’s right. You can grab yourself a brand new iPhone 3G for Php5,000 or less. Auction.PH is giving away a new iPhone 3G if you guess the right price. This could be the cheapest iPhone ever.

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August 12, 2008

Why no Unlimited 3G on Globe iPhone plans?

Was talking with TJ Manotoc on the phone last week about the iPhone 3G plans with Globe. He asked me what dozens of others have been wondering all this time — why doesn’t Globe offer unlimited 3G plans (Visibility) with the iPhone?

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August 09, 2008

Globe Pricing Plans: Nokia E90 vs. iPhone 3G

When Globe Telecom came out and announced the pricing plans for the iPhone 3G, a lot of people cried foul and declared it too expensive. Some even claims Globe is exploiting the iPhone 3G popularity for charging exorbitant fees on the exclusive iPhone. So I did some digging on Globe’s existing price plans and found out that the Nokia E90 is even more expensive!

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August 06, 2008

iPhone 3G Price and August 22 Globe release

Updates:

This just out. Globe is officially releasing the iPhone 3G this August 22, 2008. Interested buyers may contact Globe to get early reservations on a unit.

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July 27, 2008

Top iPhone 3G Alternatives

While every iPhone fans are waiting for the supposed August/September release of the iPhone 3G in the Philippines, I’ve rounded up some of the top choices for iPhone 3G alternatives and compared them side by side.

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July 20, 2008

Source of Gray Market iPhones

Apparently, there’s still money to be made from old iPhones since demand for it from other countries are still high. David Gallagher of the NY Times explains in his blog that a group in the US are offering trade-ins of the old iPhones with the new iPhone 3G.

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July 18, 2008

16GB White iPhone 3G for Php30k at Auction.PH

Those looking for an earlier release of the iPhone 3G, there are tons of them now listed and available over at Auction.PH.

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July 14, 2008

Apple tips to better iPhone 2.0 battery life

A page on the Apple website outlines several suggestions on how iPhone 3G users can save juice and make their iPhone’s battery life last longer.

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July 13, 2008

iPhone 2.0 Software & iTunes App Store

Together with the launch of the iPhone 3G, Apple also released the iPhone 2.0 Software for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Though it’s a free upgrade for iPhone users, there’s a $9.95 price for iPod Touch owners. So I forked out the $9.95 to see what this update and the App Store is all about.

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July 10, 2008

From .Mac to MobileMe, will iPhone users bite?

One of the other products/srvices that Apple announced but didn’t get much press time was the new MobileMe service. It’s basically a re-branding of .Mac that took a second lease on life because of the iPhone.

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July 08, 2008

iPhone 3G Service Plans in 12 Countries

While the release of the iPhone 3G is fast approaching, I’m closely coordinating with a friend who’s on vacation in the US to grab me one of the $599 contract-free unit from AT&T.

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July 01, 2008

Contract-Free iPhone 3G to cost $599 at AT&T

iphone 3g philippinesApparently, the iPhone can still be bought without the required 24-month contract with AT&T. A recent press release from AT& reveals the iPhone 3G to be priced at $599 for the 8GB and $699 for the 16GB. These contract-free prices seemed like the same prices when the first iPhone went out. Sold or not sold?

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June 12, 2008

Prepaid iPhone 3G to cost Php34,000?

And we thought the speculated prepaid price of Php25,000 was already expensive. According to Engadget, Vodafone Italy has just set an out-of-contract price for the iPhone 3G at €499 ($773) for the 8GB model and €569 ($881) for the 16GB models.

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June 10, 2008

Globe iPhone 3G Post-Paid Plans Unveiled?

Updates:

Got an email tipping us of the possible Globe Telecom Post-Paid Plans for the new iPhone 3G coming this September in the Philippines. These postpaid plans are not final and may change but more or less close to what you’ll expect when it comes out.

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