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Should I upgrade my original iPhone to a iPhone 3G?

Asked by lbus1229 (338points) January 10th, 2009 from iPhone
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damien's avatar

Do you want to?

I mean, does any aspect of your current iphone bother you?

seVen's avatar

I don’t see no good reason to unless you want that 3G speed thats just a bit faster and umm the GPS maps.

seVen's avatar

oh yea your phone bill much more expensive as well.

loser's avatar

As my Dad always says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”.

cdwccrn's avatar

I wouldn’t.

cirrina's avatar

The chief differences are the 3G speed, the camera and the gps. Together, those made me choose a 3g over a used 2g as my first iPhone. As for upgrading, remember there is a very strong market for selling used 2g units.

peedub's avatar

I don’t think the 3G’s as fast as it boasts to be. I also prefer the aluminum design of the older phone. The main difference for me was the GPS, which I love and use everyday.

Maverick's avatar

I had the original, and upgraded to 3G. Yes, it is as fast as it claims to be (independent test claimed it was the fastest 3G phone when it was released). I certainly notice the difference.

I think the 2G phone was just fine, but I’m happy to have fast, constant Internet access whereever I am. Of course that comes with a higher cost, but so far I’m happy with that.

Probably the biggest difference though is the GPS and Google Maps. I use the transit lookup feature almost every day and it’s really helped me get around. Funny thing is that, before I got the 3G, I never thought I’d use the GPS.

So, I think if you are getting a data plan with the phone, then the 3G is worthwhile. If you are happy to just use wifi, then save some money and stick to the 2G.

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