What is seriously the point of 3G?

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  1. SHININGSTEEL

    SHININGSTEEL Banned

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    There is such a lack of 3G coverage that I don't see the point. Why is 3G such a big deal? For those who are considering getting 3G iPhone and unlocking it why bother? The carrier you are going to use it on will probably not have support for 3G. If you want to use an iPhone on another carrier just get the old iPhone. It will be a lot cheaper and less hassle. Even if you want to get an iPhone in general I don't see a purpose in getting the new one when you get an old one without a contract and for a lot less. All you will be missing is GPS and 3G which you will most likely not need if you are not getting it for business purposes. If I need fast internet I will use WiFi. I know what I'm writing is lacking a lot of flow but now I'm really not seeing a point in 3G at all. Your thoughts?
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    i live near san fran so there is coverage with about a 200mile radius.
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    I guess it depends on where you live and what your needs are. In major cities it's good but otherwise it's not worth it.
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    Well, the 3G iPhone has GPS (cool feature), is thinner, is less expensive (debateably), and...so on.

    But as for the 3G, I don't have it where I live, but rather everywhere else near me. I think it's a great addition.
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    SHININGSTEEL Banned

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    The thing is that the 3G iPhone is way more expensive. 70 dollars a month? Please.
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    it's not thinner
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    It's more tapered at the edges.
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    the old iphone has GPS

    i read it somewhere but i forgot where
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    Which is what I meant. More streamlined, whatever you want to call it.

    Speaking of external aesthetics, does it still have Apple's scratch-prone (to say the least) cheap backing?
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    The 3G iPhone is actually thicker, but only thinner around the edges.

    OT: The point of 3G is having faster internet access without wifi. Thats pretty useful because EDGE or whatever its called wherever is pretty frikin' slow

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