Singapore is addicted to this touch phenomenon .Although there are many phones available in market which offers this touch sensing feature but nothing can beat iPhone . After months of neglecting and being content with my nokia phone eventually I too got succumbed into this trend .
My main reason for not buying an iPhone till now was that first I am not a gadget freak , second I dint wanted to spend all my time glued to the phone but finally Naveen convinced me to buy one . I first decided that I will be more than happy with iPhone 3 because of the cost of iPhone 4 . But then it would make more sense to buy the most recent release since Naveen already has iPhone 3 .
There are three major cellular providers in Singapore - star hub , singtel and recently M1 . Trust me all three are equally bad -no network coverage in underground areas , slow Internet connections etc etc . You can buy iPhone with any of these three providers and if you want a better deal you have to go for contract . Below is the latest plans of all three providers
We bought iPhone 4 with starhub on a two year contract . Total cost is as below
Handset cost - $500
Dataplan cost per month -$38
Caller ID identification cost -$5(this is free for the first 3 months)
Discount for existing customer - $100(we already have cable connection with starhub)
Total cost -$437
Immediate sim activation - free
Face wipe and phone cover - complimentary
Time taken - one hour :)
Now if I decide to break the contract in the first month than I have to shell out $800 which will eventually reduce by $50 in subsequent months .
Below is what you get inside the box - a charger , adapter and headphones .
But my job dint end there I had to buy a nice cover , screen protector and a small pouch for my bag . I felt the need to give my phone extra protection because it looked so delicate . There are lots of variety of covers available here right from classy to funky and you can get custom made design right in front of you .
I actually prefer the sleek look of iPhone 3 since iPhone 4 looks more like a rectangular box . As a first time user of iPhone the main difference that I find between the two of them are -
- Lookwise iPhone 3 is better but iPhone 4 gives a better grip as it's more thin
- iPhone 4 has a front camera and a flash
- iPhone 4 screen has more resolution
- You cannot change the lock screen background in iPhone 3 and put one app into another unless you have updated OS
We decided to take some pic comparing both and let the readers pick their choice .