Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

July 2, 2008

1 Min Read
It's Only a Phone

5:50 PM -- It is quite amazing to me how in-depth people are getting online about strategies to beat the crowds getting a new iPhone. You have to get the 3G model activated by AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) in-store, so many are anticipating massive lines at the operator's stores.Don't get me wrong, I like my gadgets and gizmos as much as the next person but you won't catch me waiting in a line on the 11th. The 3G iPhone is, after all, just a phone. I'll soldier on with my current model for a little while longer rather than get hot 'n' bothered on a New York sidewalk for hours just to get some temporary geek bragging rights.

The best way to avoid iPhone lines on the 11th? Don't go and queue in the first place. (See 10 Reasons to Keep Your Old iPhone.)

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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