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T-Mobile G1 Video Unboxing

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by johnnydangerously, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. johnnydangerously

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    Feelin' kinda lucky to get one of these today.:rolleyes: Here's the video unboxing for those wondering "what's in the box?"

     
  2. Sav

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    Nice unboxing, Chris.

    Can we expect a video review? :)
     
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  4. johnnydangerously

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    Definitely the written variety, but yeah I'll be sure to include videos. (that is once I get the dopey thing connected to Google.)

    You cannot use the phone until you connect with your gmail account. Reception in my house is terrible, but it also might be a provisioning issue. I might drive around later to see if I can get a better signal. Anxious to give this phone a proper trial.
     
  5. johnnydangerously

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    BTW, thanks for watching.;)
     
  6. Sav

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    No problem...but you HAVE to have a gmail account to use the phone?
     
  7. johnnydangerously

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    Yep. In fact, you cannot do anything with the phone until you sign in with a gmail account. I went down the block and was able to get a solid 3G signal. I was set up in a few minutes. Coverage in my home is poor, but I enabled WiFi. That's allowing me to browse the Android Market, the web, etc.
     
  8. Sav

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    That's interesting.
    I guess it truly is a google phone...
    Its like the iPhone and an AT&T SIM card...unless you're unlocking it.
     
  9. johnnydangerously

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    Yep! You do have a removable battery. My understanding is that it will not work on AT&T's 3G network, even if it's unlocked. Most of my phones are with AT&T, so I'll be unlocking as soon as it's available. I like to use my one account and then swap my SIM card between phones. This allows me to use a wide array of phones and keep one number. Luckily, for the past few months I've been able to use them all with AT&T.
     
  10. ravman

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    From my understanding (correct me if I am wrong). T-Mobile's technology runs on 1700Ghz & 2100Ghz. No other cell phone company in the US uses that frequency. So unless the new G1 can run on AT&T (850Mhz & 1900Ghz) frequencies, it will never work on non T-Mobile networks.



     
  11. Sav

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    Wait... 3G won't work on AT&T? Or the whole thing in general?

    And I know what you mean, Chris ;)
     
  12. johnnydangerously

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    You might be right. I was thinking unlock, break the contract and start rocking the G1 on AT&T. Time to switch up my plans.
     
  13. krazydave2000

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    Nice vid. I shouldve taped my unboxing...Took me 30 seconds lol..... Tore threw that thing with quickness!!!! - Dave
     
  14. johnnydangerously

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    Dave-
    The unboxing videos spoil all the fun. I could have ripped this thing open in the time it took me to find good lighting for the video.:rolleyes:
     
  15. ravman

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    I wonder why they decided to go with T-Mobile and not AT&T? Unless Apple made AT&T sign a clause saying they would not take on Android? Even Verizon would have been a better choice than T-Mobile.

    It's like how when Microsoft released the Xbox 360, they failed to stick a HD DVD drive into the unit. And then Sony came along and stuck a blu ray into every PS3 which helped lead to the demise of HD DVD.

    Don't make sense?


     
  16. cgray999

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    Oct 25, 2008
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    when I do a network selection I can select AT&T so from a radio standpoint the device is set up to work on multiple bands. Given T-mobile is a european company it makes sense. However Iam not sure why I would T-mobile Rocks
     
  17. ninjaap

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    I believe you are mistaken, the G1 uses 850/1900Mhz. So it will be compatible with At&t.

    http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/Cell-Phone-Detail.aspx?cell-phone=T-Mobile-G1-with-Google-Black

    I'm planning on using an unlocked G1 with A&t.
     
  18. Sav

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  19. imported_imported_dwp1975

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    It's just like the iPhone and iTunes, can't use it very much without setting up a iTunes account.
     
  20. ravman

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  21. Gardenwife

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    How much does T-Mobile get ya for if you do break contract? I'm not wanting to do that, for we've had consistently great customer service with them for five years now. I'm just curious.

    Can't wait for our phones to come on Monday!

     

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