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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.

The first one sold their month-old 16GB iPhone 3G for Php32,000. The second one wants to get the Samsung Omnia i900 in exchange for his new iPhone 3G.

Asked why, he replied “Mas gusto ko yung may mobile windows. Can’t forward text messages.”


iPhone 3g

So okay, most of the reasons people didn’t like their iPhone 3G are because of the functionalities and features we already knew the device lack.

Sometimes, we ought to learn from our mistakes the hard expensive way. Me, I’m loving my iPhone 3G as an internet device. ;)



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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36 Responses

  1. Herb says:

    just as i typed.. I’m sure Apple Mafia Bosses contracting a Hit against those turncoats..

    Their friendster contacts are withdrawing their accounts and invites..

    Apple didn’t spend and create so much hyped just to be dropped like hot potato..

    the second they know they’ve been suckered by peer pressure..

    only in the philippines..

  2. Calvin says:

    internet device? kahit edge lang nakukuha mo? hehehe.

  3. Rolly says:

    The iPhone aint for everyone. Whatever floats your boat. I think it applies to any phone except that everybody’s watching the iPhone these days.

  4. Rico says:

    If I had an iPhone, I’d be having a blast!
    Anyone wants to trade their iPhone 3G for my k700 Sony Ericsson? :)

  5. Mr. B says:

    Didn’t even know that

    two iPhone 3G owners = People

    =)

  6. yuga says:

    Mr. B – you forgot the line “just this week”. I didn’t want to include the others last week. I’m constrained to write this under 200 words. :p

  7. ralph says:

    ang hirap mag palit ng apn sa myglobe na iphone 3g…hay

    anyone want to trade?

    my iphone 3g = one umpc + ipod classic ok na

  8. Beau Rudd says:

    I think that the new google phone is going to do well, I posted the link on my blog to ZDnet. I great read

  9. Beau Rudd says:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow/?p=9267

    Here is the link, I dont want to be spamming.

  10. vance says:

    I guess, app makers need to create more app for texters hahaha..

    some open source community has already released copy and paste function for iPhone apps although those must be compatible or work with the open source code..

  11. paul says:

    it doesn’t even have A2DP. that alone is enough to discourage me from buying an iPhone.

  12. Gee Please says:

    Now, use the proper tools for the job, want a really mobile internet device via cellular networks, get the iPhone 3G. Want to have TxtM8’s? A 3310 would do, even the old one-liner, it gets you laid much faster too than toting the iPhone… What ya reckon?

  13. Lyle, RN says:

    People trade in their phones all the time. It’s normal otherwise we’d all still be using those bricks from the 90’s.

    On a somewhat related note, I wonder why people keep on justifying why they don’t want an iPhone on iPhone-related articles. I mean, I would’t go scour the net for blog posts about some other gadget and then take time to comment why I don’t want that gadget.

    As for me, I’m having a blast with my iPhone and I agree with Abe, it’s one hell of an internet device.

  14. Roxanne says:

    I am an iPhone 3G user like you and I’m very satisfied with my phone. I guess, people should realize “how” they will use the phone first because purchasing it.

  15. Gabriel says:

    Grabe ang expensive naman ng internet device na yan :P. My boss got omnia and maganda pero i will wait 6 months para magbaba :p heeehh

  16. Albert says:

    yep. iPhone is kinda lacking. but it looks nice :) I wouldnt have gotten one if I had to pay for it. good thing Globe gave it to me for free.

  17. vance says:

    i wonder when will the underground iPhones reach gh hahaha. so that we can buy one for 20K.. in canada they sell it for 200USD. mataas lng yung plans hehe.

  18. vicoi says:

    Thanks to you yuga, I am a contented Nokia E71 user! :-)

  19. noel says:

    i think its just a matter of knowing what you buy. dont just follow the trend or hype. check of what you are buying regardless if it is iphone category or winmobile, symbian phone or any other phones.

    You should know if features fit to you.

    As for the forwarding features of iphone, It can be solved. There are workarounds. I know a lot who are happy and contented with their iphone.

    I’ll be buying this Iphone this coming week, just waiting to complete my requirements. heheh!

  20. Edward says:

    My only concern with the iPhone is the 3G/Edge connection. I’ve been using Smart’s 3G service for almost a year now and it works great with my Nokia E90. It’s my first time to use Globe’s 3G service and honestly, i’m not happy with it. I’m not sure if it’s the device or the telco’s fault. And yes, I agree with you Abe that the iPhone is such a wonderful internet device. Hope Safari will support flash already. What the iPhone lacks, my E90 makes up for it. Good to have these two powerful devices on hand.

  21. Kevin says:

    The future is the web, e-mail and VoIP. The iPhone is the perfect device for it.

    A2DP and SMS are just one of the minor issues people experience. I am willing to overlook that because there is so much more I could do with the device than just connect my iPhone via BT to my MBP or forward SMS.

  22. aczafra says:

    Same here. No regrets on my iPhone 3G. Love using it for web browsing, calling, texting, PIM and of course Gaming!

  23. paul says:

    imho, if the future is web, email, & voip, netbooks are the perfect devices for those features. they’re more practical too.

  24. goosebumps says:

    Omnia still rocks!!

  25. GensanBoy says:

    No regrets on selling my Iphone. Still a far cry from a windows mobile in terms of applications functions and other stuff. One thing great about the iphone is indeed the internet but my umpc solves that. :)

  26. iluv2cook says:

    they must learn how to use the force =)
    summon jailbrake on your iphone and the rest will follow… you will find Installer & CYDIA and they will bring you to winterboard and summerboard then at the top of the mountain you find a lot of creatures that will help you to learn the force look for BossPrefs, BiteSMS <—he can forward text messg. Cycorder can do unlimited Video on ur iphone Docs <—this guy can read WORD,EXCEL,PDF,Notes etc. MIM<— he can change and personalize ur iphone MIXTUBE <– he can download video from you tube iblack list can block your unwanted text or calls and most specially after you summon jailbrake on your iphone you can download and upload FREE GAMES on the and you wont need a $ to become invincible!
    c’mon you are one step closer to to live happily ever after …. THE END

  27. iluv2cook says:

    they must learn how to use the force =)
    summon jailbrake on your iphone and the rest will follow… you will find Installer & CYDIA and they will bring you to winterboard and summerboard then at the top of the mountain you find a lot of creatures that will help you to learn the force look for BossPrefs, BiteSMS <—he can forward text messg. Cycorder can do unlimited Video on ur iphone Docs <—this guy can read WORD,EXCEL,PDF,Notes etc. MIM<— he can change and personalize ur iphone MIXTUBE <– he can download video from you tube iblack list can block your unwanted text or calls and most specially after you summon jailbrake on your iphone you can download and upload FREE GAMES just look for TORRENT the most brutal monster in internet and you wont need a $ to become invincible because he will help you to find whatever games and apps u needed.
    c’mon you are one step closer to to live happily ever after hehehe …. THE END

  28. valhall says:

    I’m Selling my Iphone 3G 16GB sealed in box from globe telecoms. for only 38T.
    I got this as a platinum reward from globe and no plan of using it because i’m already contented in using my N95
    you can text me at 09155927847

  29. Ketchapay says:

    How much is the going rate of a brand new iPhone 3G 8GB in Greenhills nowadays?

  30. ashleey says:

    ok, im not from philippines,
    so i dont know news from there.
    but i was wondering, are Iphone’s contracted there?

  31. Rich says:

    the Iphone is overrated and is just hyped-up by apple, but is far less useful than a windows mobile phone. its just the OS of Iphone that is making it a great browsing companion, but then when Windows Mobile gets fine-tuned, that advantage would soon be wiped-out.

    i’d still go with my Windows Mobile-powered pocket pc phone. …lotsa free apps, familiar interface, lotsa models to choose from and not as pricey as an iPhone.

  32. thinkGuy says:

    i frequently use the GPS in my iPhone 3G when I’m travelling because I have unlimited plans on this at 1.3k only in Globe.

    Nice thing in GPS, well,
    it moves the location point as you travel along the road.
    it pin point exactly where you are on the map.

    great device!

    I can even scolded the taxi driver when he re-routes to farther place against my real destination.

    ayt!

  33. iphone lover says:

    I am looking for an iphone 3g 8gb unlocked and jailbroken with cydia or even if it doesn’t have cydia.Looking for a fair price like 11thousand pesos.I am in cebu,yati lilo-an.wanna sell your’s to me?leave me a reply.thanks…………………IPHONE LEADS YOU TO A NEW MODERN WORLD!!!

  34. lito says:

    Since apple begins manufacturing gadgets i intend to have one of their product. but as of now only the ipod 2nd generation i was able to purchase. and i enjoy what this gadget can do. now iphone 4 is about to release again and still i cannot have one yet of those three first release due to the price which i cannot afford. hope someday with the help of “sir abe” i can have one even second hand to experience to have iphone.

  35. Kraven says:

    Honestly… If you have an iPod touch…it suffice… All of the benefits of an iPhone minus the call text camera…is with an Ipod touch…I do have an iPhone 3gs but I still enjoy the iPod touch more… I’m not afraid to bring it anywhere..with the iPhone it’s always takaw nakaw…

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