iPhone 3GS? No Thanks I Have iPhone 3GA

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No one will argue the fact that the iPhone (in all its iterations) has been wildly successful.  It’s a cool, slick looking, and useful phone.  If it wasn’t for AT&T and their god awful data pricing plans, I might be tempted to buy one.   Until then I’m sticking with my trusty super smart phone…the Nokia 2610.

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What’s that you never heard of the Nokia 2610?   It’s because it’s too awesome that people have overlooked it; a proverbial “diamond in the rough.”  The Nokia 2610 was a pre-paid phone offered through T-Mobile for $30.  I originally bought the phone for my mom to use on our family plan, but I liked it so much I bought one for myself to replace a questionable Motorola Slvr L7 phone I had.  Anyway, the phone is rock solid…it has the best reception (it gets reception where other phones crap out) and it has awesome battery life (over 4 hours talk).

However, it’s really a no thrills kind of phone.  Bluetooth?  Nope.  Games?  Nope (you have to pay for them) MP3 playback?  Not really.  I’ll be honest I do get a little jealous when I see other people with their iPhones.  Playing their games, looking up stuff on the internet while in the car, etc… but with a $199 price tag and then a 2 year contract at $69 a month (the lowest plan you can currently get) you are still looking at paying $1855 (and that doesn’t even include taxes).  That’s a lot of green.

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So instead of getting the iPhone, I just play with my Dad’s 16gb iPod Touch (picked up a used one for him on craigslist for about $140).  No phone or 3g network, but I do get just about everything else the iPhone has and I’m not enslaved to AT&T for 2 years.

Then there was all the hoopla and hype about the new iPhone 3GS.  Once again it was thrown in my face how awesome the iPhone is.  To compensate I tried carrying both the iPod Touch and the Nokia wherever I went, but it kind of sucked having to carry 2 different devices with me wherever I went.  Just wasn’t convenient.

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But then I slipped, fell, hit my head on the toilet, and when I came to I saw this… iPhone 3GA (the A is for Awesome).

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That’s right.   I’ve combined both of my favorite devices into one, the iPhone 3GA.  Now I can take calls and play Tap Tap Revenge on the same “all-in-one” device.  Oh what’s that you say? You want to check movie times?  Sure just use my iPhone 3GA.  What’s that?  It’s not working?  Oh, we need a wifi signal.

Ok it’s not perfect, but it’s darn pretty close.  Best part is the price:  $30 (Nokia 2610)  + $140 (used iPod touch)  = $170 (iPhone 3GA).  And remember no ridiculous AT&T devil contracts.

Some of you may think this is a joke, but kid thee I not. I plan on using my iPhone 3GA.  I’ll report back and let you know if it truly is the Awesomest phone on the planet.

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It is pretty damn sexy, the phone, not me (I need to shave).

*** UPDATE ***

Here’s a little live video of the iPhone 3ga in action:

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Comments 7

  1. Jason Cochran wrote:

    Hehe, cool video! My wife still uses one those phones. :) Works great.

    Posted 31 Jul 2009 at 11:18 am
  2. ben wrote:

    Yup, for what it was made to do the Nokia gets the job done…

    Posted 03 Aug 2009 at 12:32 pm
  3. Angel wrote:

    Much like the twitter hype and why I hate it–I also hate the Iphone/Ipod. Note, that doesn’t prevent me from going and poking my fingers at my friends’ Iphone/Ipods though.

    Posted 09 Sep 2009 at 9:29 am
  4. Eric wrote:

    Wow..that is amazing, how did you combine the 2 technologies? superglue? :)

    I completely agree with you regarding having to carry 2 phones together…what a pain.

    I decided after work I would carry the iPhone 3GN

    n stands for nothing :), the best feature is, it frees up a pocket!

    Posted 12 Sep 2009 at 7:06 am
  5. ben wrote:

    Yeah, the secret binding component is Scotch Tape.

    Carrying 2 phones is pretty annoying. 3GN doesn’t sound bad.

    Posted 13 Sep 2009 at 2:25 pm
  6. Abhishek Desai wrote:

    OMG! The “A” part was hilarious!!!….
    It’s a great viral idea.

    Posted 05 Nov 2009 at 10:18 am
  7. Leah wrote:

    That is so cool! I want to buy it from you but my parents won’t give me an allowance. Uh. Anyway, I wish it was cheeper. iwish iwish iwish. Never mind . bibi

    Posted 22 Jul 2011 at 3:11 pm

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