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iGot an iPhone

12:45 PM -- I did it. I bought an Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone.

The actual purchase came after much consternation and second guessing. Do I really want to be stuck on the Edge network for the next two years? Do I want to be stuck with an expensive piece of plastic when all my friends are carrying around the next big thing? Or when Apple decides to upgrade the device in the next six months?

The answer to all those questions was, "No, not really."

But I did it anyway, since I'm a glutton for punishment.

Also because my new apartment is the one place in the entire greater New York area in which my older provider -- Verizon Wireless -- gets no coverage whatsoever.

(When I told Verizon Wireless that I would be changing providers because I moved to a new place and couldn't make calls, the customer service rep was stunned. "Where did you move to, a cave?" she asked.)

Armed with the knowledge that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Sprint Wireless (NYSE: PCS) both received coverage in my apartment, as well as the knowledge that Sprint doesn't work anywhere else, I settled on AT&T as my new service provider. And once that decision was made, it was not too difficult to guess that I would be ponying up for an iPhone.

My first impressions of the device are favorable, but not entirely mind blowing. While I do like the iPhone's functionality, it's taken me some time to adjust to the touch screen, especially when entering all of my contacts into the new phone.

Anyway, I'll have to play with it some more before deciding that I really regret the purchase. Until then, count me as a fan.

— Ryan Lawler, Temporary Apple Fanboy, Light Reading

brambo13 12/5/2012 | 3:00:58 PM
re: iGot an iPhone May I suggest you sync your contacts through outlook from a pc or preferablly address book on a Mac. If you have and old phone with Bluetooth like I did (LG chocolate) you can send your contacts as vcards to your mac, add them to address book and then sync. With some 100 or so contacts its very unpractacle to key each of them in. On the other hand, creating new contacts on the fly just rocks on the iPhone.

Sent from my iPhone.
Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:00:57 PM
re: iGot an iPhone Unfortunately, I don't have any of my contacts in Outlook, or I might very well have done that. And while entering my hundreds and hundreds of friends, colleagues, and associates into the iPhone wasn't totally painless, it wasn't too bad.

My hand hurts now. But hey, at least I got some touchpad practice.
Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:00:57 PM
re: iGot an iPhone Unfortunately, I don't have any of my contacts in Outlook, or I might very well have done that. And while entering my hundreds and hundreds of friends, colleagues, and associates into the iPhone wasn't totally painless, it wasn't too bad.

My hand hurts now. But hey, at least I got some touchpad practice.
Mark Sebastyn 12/5/2012 | 3:00:49 PM
re: iGot an iPhone Dude are you like the big Apple Fanboy now? Own any black turtlenecks? Showing off your mad iPhone haxor skillz?

I bet you are just an Apple poseur who runs Windows XP at work and previously bought white earbuds for your Zune.

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