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Mad iPhone

Filed under: Humo(u)r,OS X,Software,Technology — Erwin @ 2:52 am

… or was that iPhone madness?

Either way, thanks to Christopher I now am the proud and still somewhat baffled owner of one of those gadgets. The activation itself was as smooth as you would hope, but the number transfer is going to take a while longer still, it appears. For added fun M and I then visited the local Cingular, or rather “new-AT&ampT how can I help you” store which amusingly enough didn’t have any of them on sale itself. Apparently they were a bit difficult to get a hold of, for this poor mid-west city? On the other hand the nearest (bigger) city did have some. The reason for the visit was to get M a new phone, transfer the newly created account into one with a family-plan, and add her on there, since having one phone with AllTel and one with AT&T makes very little sense.

The EDGE problems today were definitely noticeable. Combined with an apparently weaker wifi receiver than the MBP right next to it, they caused the iPhone to have almost no network connectivity. This was at the in-laws, while at home the wifi receiver is much more willing to hop onto the home wifi network. Time will tell how typical this is.

I like the custom Google map/route setup, which will hopefully be useful in the upcoming road trip (in a week and a half). Same with the weather widget, I guess.

Is it normal that the YouTube item doesn’t work yet? This may be a firewall issue, which is pretty strict here at home.

More later, no doubt. 😉


  1. Ooo! I officially ‘know’ someone with an iPhone. Go you, I think.

    the mapping function looks like a good one to have. happy road tripping….

    Comment by Leah — 2007/7/3 @ 3:48 am

  2. I’m so glad I was able to improve your geek standing. 😉

    Comment by Erwin — 2007/7/3 @ 4:10 am

  3. If the store still said “Cingular” on the door, it is a franchise, rather than a corporate-owned store — and they announced at some point that only the latter would have iPhones to sell.

    Comment by Josh — 2007/7/3 @ 3:00 pm

  4. Yes, that would explain it quite nicely. Thanks for the clarification. 🙂

    Comment by Erwin — 2007/7/3 @ 3:33 pm

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