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Just wanted to get reviews from people that actually own them (I-Phone) that sre on this forum. The reviews I read are about 50/50 from its hard to text/get customer service to it is much easier to e-mail network. Even if you don't own one what are the reviews/stories you have heard lately? Just wondering. Also is it true that they charge you for sending it back because something does not function right even with a guarntee?

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We got a whole bunch at our office the week they came out to run test on and such. One of the biggest problems people had was just getting the damn thing to sync with their pre-existing Outlook's email, calendar, and contact lists. The iPhone would sometimes grab all, some, or none of the info depending on any number of varying factors. The inability to transfer a sim card makes this equally frustrating. It had no problems with Gmail or .mac though. Using the keyboard is okay, but placing the cursor where you want it, can be a real bitch sometimes. The Edge network is mostly slow, but wi-fi speeds are not bad. They do some really nice and intuitive things with navigation and transitions, but there are subtle inconsistencies between different applications that make it obvious that each application's team worked independently of all the others.

I don't want to come across as negative, because it *is* a blast to use and the motions are extremely intuitive and responsive. The video quality is also incredible. The phone also makes great strides at really pushing touch technologies beyond just pda's and pocket pc's and into common consumers' mobile devices.

Granted, the price and contract lock-in aren't exactly the most digestible. Overall, I'd say that it's not going to have enough features to replace a heavy business mobile user's current device of choice, and it's too big for a user looking for an ultra compact/send text messages with one hand device. It's somewhere in between those two that a happy medium of the ideal iPhone customer lies.

If you're on the fence about it, I'd say go to an Apple store and play around with a bunch of its features, then spend the next week with your current phone paying special attention to the actions you do most frequently. Then go back to the Apple store and do them with the iPhone. From there you should be able to discern where to love it or leave it. :)

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