Why not buy an iPhone instead of a Touch?

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  1. Fender2

    Fender2 New Member

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    I have already written that I consider to buy an iPod Touch 32GB 2G, but started thinking: why should I, and why do so many others buy the Touch, when you can pay a little more extra and get a Touch you also can phone with - an iPhone?
    What are your thoughts and view on this?
  2. netflixer

    netflixer New Member

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    iPhone is cheaper but most people don't want contracts.
  3. Baker5

    Baker5 Well-Known Member

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    iphone costs way more overall with the plan remember and you cant unlock it yet so thats why
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    ryanlusk Banned

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    A little more ?
    You pay like 100 bucks a month ?
  5. jamil_d

    jamil_d Active Member

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    $2100 w/ iPhone Contract total
    $250 iPod touch.

    Choice is yours.
  6. exit1010

    exit1010 Well-Known Member

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    let see here... ipod touch that can BE and iphone if wanted... no contract.... to much of your personal life lies with in the iphone. and if your not with at&t you have to pay more to enter (well from where i am i do). i dk i like the ipod better any way.
  7. Gr4v1ty

    Gr4v1ty Active Member

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    There is a thing you need to know...That the iPhone is for calling. And do you know how much does it cost for a month. The LOWEST price?

    Here in canada it's 50$...per MONTH!!!
    You multiply this for 3 years that's usually the lenght of contract nd it will make you 600$/YEAR. and 1800$/contract.

    If you think this is cheaper. I don't think so. And let's say you would buy without any contract...Why did you buy it. You paid more for exactly the same basics features....

    Do not forget that it's your choice not mine. This is ust my point of view.
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    another point: Phone + iPod= Battery drainer
  9. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Depends if you want to be tied to a contract in the USA.
    In the UK, you can have Pay as you go, but it's £350 for the 8GB iPhone 3G, whilst for a iPod 8GB, it is £169, a big price difference. Also, the iPod touch comes in 32GB, whilst the iPhone's max memory is 16GB
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    rafarquhar New Member

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    Saying that the iPod Touch can be like the iPhone is really stretching it. Fring is cool and all, but it's still not like having a cell phone. And it's also not like you can get hi-speed internet everywhere.

    That being said, the touch is awesome anyway. People usually buy the iPod touch over the iPhone for two reasons. They either:
    1. Don't have AT&T
    2. Can't afford the contract.

    There might be other reasons, but that's a pretty good summary IMO.

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