Free bumpers for all iPhone 4 users...from Jobs and the conference

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Free bumpers for all iPhone 4 users...from Jobs and the conference

Steve Jobs just promised all iPhone 4 users a free bumper or case for the antenna issues.

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it was just a funny, I don't really want one ha ha.
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Re: Free bumpers for all iPhone 4 users...from Jobs and the conference

I just called the att store. my local has tons of apple bumpers, but they arent giving them away, nor offering refunds. guess you can only do it through apple.

 

also, here is the video Steve Jobs played at the beginning of the news conference. pretty funny.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKIcaejkpD4

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Re: Free bumpers for all iPhone 4 users...from Jobs and the conference

I have had my phone for 8 days and walked out of the BestBuy with a Griffin Reveal and Zagg on the front. I have not had ANY issues with the phone - so I would have to assume the bumper solution will work since the principle is the same. Anyone in their right mind after spending 200 or in my case 300 for a phone would be crazy to not have it protected. The bumpers (or some protection) were an inevitablity for anyone wanting to keep their phone in decent condition (the guys on Youtube intentionally dropping naked iPhones aside)

 

I had a feeling that the Bumpers were a DIRECT result of Apple discovering this problem during development - why else would they sell a case of the phone when they never use to? They thought they could make lemonade from the lemon of a reception by selling the Bumpers for 29 bucks. But trust me - the Bumpers will fix the problem none the less.

 

I waited a long time for this Phone and still love it. It's not perfect - but neither is any phone. Lets face it most of us didn't buy it for its "superior" call quality - did we?

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Re: Free bumpers for all iPhone 4 users...from Jobs and the conference

I'm having the issue but I have a case so no biggie. As a matter of fact my phones go in a case on day one when I buy them so I wouldn't even know about this issue. Anyway I'll pass on the bumper. Too scary not having a full case the I drop phones.
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Ha! Funny you mention it. I barely use the phone for calls compared to my time using apps and searching the net.
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Re: Free bumpers for all iPhone 4 users...from Jobs and the conference

Those bumpers cost what, 5 cents to make? Even if all the 3 million iPhone 4s got free bumpers, that's only around $150K cost to Apple - chump change.

 

I'm not sure if I want the bumper unless it's coupled with something to protect the front and back of my iPhone 4. I feel much more secure with a case.

 

That said, I might get the free bumper when my daughter's phone is upgraded Smiley Very Happy

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AnClar wrote:

ODCaloney wrote:
Man, all these multiple quotes makes it hard to read on the iPhone.
I don't know if I'll jump on the free bumper bandwagon. I think boys will get blue and girls will get pink bumpers.
I'm still waiting for Otterbox & Case-Mate to get some inventory.

Here, here...I'm waiting on the Otterbox myself.  Yeah, I like the sleek, sensuous lines of a naked iPhone 4 too, but given my lifestyle, an Otterbox will help insure that I have a WORKING iPhone 4 for a year or so! Smiley Very Happy


im going for otter box too especially since i plan to use that bad boy for hiking and geocaching...one drop in a forest full of rocks or bushes and bye bye glass casing.  i get into some funky spots with my itouch now.

 

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Docs44 wrote:

They will have it on the Apple site next week.  In the mean time, people will have to be patient, and at least try and read up on things instead of just posting questions. Read the other thread about this very subject. 


i think he was trying to make a joke...ugh does no one have a sense of humor in the world anymore? lame.

 

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mbones2 wrote:

I just called the att store. my local has tons of apple bumpers, but they arent giving them away, nor offering refunds. guess you can only do it through apple.

 

also, here is the video Steve Jobs played at the beginning of the news conference. pretty funny.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKIcaejkpD4


Cute but he should be saying "take it back" rather than "bring it back" Smiley Wink  Have had my iPhone 4 since day one and find that I'm getting no more dropped calls on it than I did on my 3G.  When I'm in an area where I'm experiencing dropped calls, I just switch to my HTC Tilt2 and they go away.  Don't know why - they're both on at&t - but always seem to get better reception on the HTC.

 

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I want Apple to pay for my Otterbox Defender! Smiley Wink  Where do I sent my receipt? 

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Look I dont know about any of you but on my curve I would not only get call drops but a million resets.  people would call me and BAM reset.  Sometimes I would be in an outside area and lose signal.  Certain places make you lose signal more than others.  I have small hands.  I am a small girl so my deathgrip probably wont be a big deal but my god signal loss occurs in every phone!  Since when in teh world do phones NOT drop calls?  I remember the days that we used to think it was the carriers.  Now we all know better...There are so many factors that go into a signal (sattelite position or tower position, antenna placement, frequency jamming or overloaded frequencies, things touching it)  I mean comon...all this about one stupid thing on an antenna on an iphone...good lord.  I like the fact I'm gonna get a nice free 30 dollar case though ...

 

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Same arguement as ... "you must be crazy or dumb not to but a cheap vinyl nose bra on the $80,000 Corvette..."

Come on fanboys, let be real.

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hikergirl wrote:

 

Look I dont know about any of you but on my curve I would not only get call drops but a million resets.  people would call me and BAM reset.  Sometimes I would be in an outside area and lose signal.  Certain places make you lose signal more than others.  I have small hands.  I am a small girl so my deathgrip probably wont be a big deal but my god signal loss occurs in every phone!  Since when in teh world do phones NOT drop calls?  I remember the days that we used to think it was the carriers.  Now we all know better...There are so many factors that go into a signal (sattelite position or tower position, antenna placement, frequency jamming or overloaded frequencies, things touching it)  I mean comon...all this about one stupid thing on an antenna on an iphone...good lord.  I like the fact I'm gonna get a nice free 30 dollar case though ...

 


When i was a csr for att, people would call in and just be FURIOUS over one or two dropped calls. Demanding several months of free service, free phones, and a general butt kissing. Some people would claim that the dropped call caused them to lose several thousand dollars in income from a job or contract they were negotiating...etc etc and expect ATT to reimburse them for this supposed lost income. Ridiculous. I personally beleive its why ATT changed there slogan from fewest dropped calls to whatever it is now. People expect 100% service no matter where they are. Very hard to get them to understand that a cell phone is NOT a land line that is constantly connected to the service. But they did, and probably still do call in to my former co workers and do the same thing day after day. Thats what happens when they preach, the customer is ALWAYS right, and people believe it. And they are most definately NOT always right.

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yay free bumpersSmiley Very Happy

 


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Bumper

So I've heard of this bumper for protecting your iphone 4. Where are they available?

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