iPhone 3GS 16GB, Black (Phone price based on new line activation or eligible upgrade with 2-year contract)

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iPhone 3GS 16GB, Black (Phone price based on new line activation or eligible upgrade with 2-year contract)
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More than just a phone
Three devices in one: a phone, an iPod, and an Internet device. All that and more makes it the best phone you'll ever use. The 3GS features Voice Control. Notice the Speed - launch applications, load web pages, and view email attachments faster than ever. Improved performance and graphics are great for gaming. The 3GS is up to 2x faster than iPhone 3G. With the Multi-Touch interface, you can make a call by tapping a name or number in your contacts, favorites, or call log. Visual Voicemail lets you select and listen to messages in any order. A new 3-megapixel camera takes great still photos. With the new 3GS - shoot video, edit, and share it in portrait or landscape. Trim your footage then share your video in an email, MobileMe gallery, on YouTube, or sync to a computer. Cut, copy, and paste words and photos on the phone or from the web, even between apps. Send messages with text, video, photos, audio, locations, and contact info.

About this item

More than just a phone
Three devices in one: a phone, an iPod, and an Internet device. All that and more makes it the best phone you'll ever use. The 3GS features Voice Control. Notice the Speed - launch applications, load web pages, and view email attachments faster than ever. Improved performance and graphics are great for gaming. The 3GS is up to 2x faster than iPhone 3G. With the Multi-Touch interface, you can make a call by tapping a name or number in your contacts, favorites, or call log. Visual Voicemail lets you select and listen to messages in any order. A new 3-megapixel camera takes great still photos. With the new 3GS - shoot video, edit, and share it in portrait or landscape. Trim your footage then share your video in an email, MobileMe gallery, on YouTube, or sync to a computer. Cut, copy, and paste words and photos on the phone or from the web, even between apps. Send messages with text, video, photos, audio, locations, and contact info.

  • Voice Control recognizes the names in your Contacts and knows the music on your iPod. So if you want to place a call or play a song, all you have to do is ask.
  • With a built-in digital compass, iPhone 3GS can point the way. Use the new Compass app, or watch as it reorients maps to match the direction youre facing.
  • Want more room to type on the intelligent software keyboard? Rotate iPhone to landscape to use a larger keyboard in Mail, Messages, Notes, and Safari.
  • Find what you're looking for across your iPhone, all from one convenient place. Spotlight searches all your contacts, email, calendars, notes, and everything in your iPod.
  • iPhone 3GS offers accessibility features for visually or hearing impaired users such as VoiceOver screen reader, a Zoom feature, White on Black display options, Mono Audio, and more.
  • Surf the web practically anywhere. Share the 3G connection on your iPhone with your laptop.
  • Capture and share a thought, a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording with the new Voice Memos.
  • iPhone includes Nike + iPod support. Just slip the Nike + iPod Sensor (sold separately) into your Nike+ shoe and start your workout.
  • See stocks on iPhone with charts, financial details, and headline news.
  • Watch YouTube videos where ever your are.

    Widescreen iPod
    iPhone shows off your content: music, movies, TV shows, and more - on a beautiful 3.5-inch display. Add to your collection by downloading music and video wirelessly from the iTunes Store. Scroll through songs and playlists with the touch of a finger.

    Breakthrough Internet Device
    iPhone uses 3G and Wi-Fi wireless to deliver rich HTML email, GPS Maps, and Safari - the most advanced mobile device web browser. Built-in Google and Yahoo. And since iPhone multitasks, you can make a phone call while emailing a photo or surfing the web.

    Applications
    iPhone comes with some amazing applications. And you can choose from thousands more on the App Store. Play games. Be more productive. Keep yourself entertained. No matter what you want to do on iPhone, there's an app for that.

    Everything you love about iPhone.
    Beyond a Phone, iPod, and Internet device, iPhone 3GS offers desktop-class email, an amazing Maps application, and Safari - the world's most advanced mobile web browser. Your iPhone does even more when you add apps from the App Store.

    In the box

  • iPhone 3GS
  • Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation
  • SIM eject tool

    Display
  • 3.5" (diagonal) widescreen display
  • 480 x 320 resolution
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Display multiple languages & characters simultaneously

    Camera, photos, and video
  • 3 Megapixels
  • Autofocus, Tap to focus
  • Video recording, VGA up to 30 fps
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • iPhone and third-party application integration

    Location
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular

    Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

    Headphones
  • Apple Earphones with Remote & Mic
  • Volume control

    Connectors & input/output
  • 30-pin dock connector
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
  • Sim Card Tray

    Power & battery
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB or power adapter

    Battery Life
  • Talk time: Up to 12 hours on 2G or 5 hours on 3G
  • Standby Time: Up to 300 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G or 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video play: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio play: Up to 30 hours

    Wireless
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM

  • Specifications

    Additional Features: TTY compatible
    Polyphonic Ringer: Yes
    Depth: 0.5 in
    Height: 4.6 in
    Product Type: Smartphone
    Weight: 4.8 oz
    Width: 2.4 in
    Body Color: Black
    Type: LCD display - color
    Display Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels
    Diagonal Size: 3.5"
    Technology: Lithium ion
    Connector Type: Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5 mm
    Model No.: MB715LL/A
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 8751192
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    Very Innovative Reliable Versatile Phone
    7/2/2009

    Customer review by PhoneFanatic

    5.0 stars 7/2/2009 by PhoneFanatic
    by PhoneFanatic

    This phone is fantastic! This is the only phone that I've seen that has full-screen sleek music and video player, voice assisted gps, email, internet that actually looks like the internet and loads lightning fast , stunning games, photos, 3.0 Megapixel Video recording/editing camera, app/game store all in a phone that can fit in your pocket. The only negatives about this phone is that the listening quality isn't as good as some other smart phones, it isn't very "drop" resistant, and the plans are pricey, but if you choose a low minute plan you can get an free texting app from the app store and then its cheaper then the competitors plans! This is a must for everyone who uses the internet frequently...If you know how to surf the web, you can use this...

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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    5/26/2010

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    5.0 stars 5/26/2010 by An anonymous customer
    by An anonymous customer

    Well went to walmart today and added a new iphone 3gs to my account only 97 dollars cant go wrong very helpful and friendly!I know the iphone 4g will be out soon but this is a great price and a awesome deal my wife will love her new iphone.Just glad i saw this deal on the web this morning been wating to get her one for a long time now Thank You Walmart!!

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    An anonymous customer
    Auburn NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Super-Duper
    6/23/2009

    Customer review by Radigan

    5.0 stars 6/23/2009 by Radigan
    by Radigan

    This is the best of the iPhone products. Apple has far overdone itself with this

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    Radigan
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    OK if you like big screens!
    6/27/2009

    Customer review by marfl

    4.0 stars 6/27/2009 by marfl
    by marfl

    I actually went to an ATT store to test this new phone to decide purchasing and spent over 1/2 hr playing with it, including emails. If you do not have long nails, it works ok with the touchscreen. If you do, it will not "sense" your fingers and it will make impossible to dial or anything else. The "landscape" keyboard it's good, with the letters that you type "popping out" so you do know what you are tying. Now the problem is for the ones with long nails to get there. Very frustrating! When it comes to speed, it is fairly faster than other touchscreen phones but if you have happened to own a Blackberry, when it comes to emails, NOBODY beats RIM!!! It is quite annoying even for IPHONE to wait for connection to your emails, when with a Blackberry phone it is just a touch away!!! And other thing that I am particularly not used to is the phonebook. I simply can not scroll down or up until I find the pers. I am trying to dial. No other way (unless you know the #'s by heart) to call, even the bluetooth (the other form to dial) can frustrate you specially if there is backroom noise and it can not understand your request. Music quality is real good, and so is the clarity of the pictures on the web, etc. It is sleek, pretty in other words, but when it comes to effective, Blackberry beats it! And that is my opinion after trying it!

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    marfl
    Coral Spgs, FL
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    5/25/2010

    Customer review by salmon123

    3.0 stars 5/25/2010 by salmon123
    by salmon123

    The Iphone is a great phone, My only 2 problems is that the battery life is kinda short and always having to keep the charger handy, the other is if you should have any manual or tech problems, you can't just take it to AT&T, they have you go to a Apple Store, and you have to make an appt which it's a big inconvience for some people.

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    salmon123
    Portland,Or
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Usage:Every day
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    okay i was wondering if i could buy the iphone without ANY contract, and use it like a regular ipod? Because i have a phone already i just want an ipod with a camera but i dont want the new ipod nano. please help :) thanks!
    by MooMooMoo 12/26/2009
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    • A. No. new iPhones can not be used as an iPod without a service plan first.
      by Girggle5/28/2010
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    • A. No. iPhone requires a two-year AT&T wireless service contract. When you go to activate a new iPhone with iTunes, you would be required to contract with AT&T if you haven't done so, before proceeding.
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    • A. The answer is yes, and then some. I have an iPhone 3G (16mb). I have AT&T service, but not under any contract or data plan, just cheap voice. My iPhone syncs my music and does all iPod functions, runs a ton of apps including GPS, photo editing, lots of games, bartender mixing program, lots of music programs, lots of calc, math and measurement programs, an indexed copy of the Bill of Rights plus a ton of legal advice, night time sky program, pocket CPR program, readers for my computer files including Acrobat and Zip files, sync with my Outlook address, calendar and notes (plus e-mail if I wanted). I have e-mail, web browsing and remote control of my home computer at any wifi hotspot. I just don't have those last three features anywhere I choose. That would require a data plan, and for what that would cost me per year, I find I can do without it and enjoy the savings.
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    Supplier Warranty: General Termsa. Apple may subcontract or assign performance of its obligations to third parties but shall notbe relieved of its obligations to you in doing so.b. Apple is not responsible for any failures or delays in performing under the Plan that are dueto events outside Apples reasonable control.c. You are not required to perform preventative maintenance on the Covered Equipment toreceive service under the Plan.d. This Plan is offered and valid only in the United States of America. This Plan is not offered to persons who have not reached the age of majority. This Plan may not be available in all states, and is not available where prohibited by law.e. In carrying out its obligations Apple may, at its discretion and solely for the purposes ofmonitoring the quality of Apples response, record part or all of the calls between youand Apple.f. You agree that any information or data disclosed to Apple under this Plan is not confidentialor proprietary to you. Furthermore, you agree that Apple may collect and process data onyour behalf when it provides service. This may include transferring your data to affiliatedcompanies or service providers in accordance with the Apple Customer Privacy Policy.g. Apple has security measures, which should protect your data against unauthorized accessor disclosure as well as unlawful destruction. You will be responsible for the instructionsyou give to Apple regarding the processing of data, and Apple will seek to comply withthose instructions as reasonably necessary for the performance of the service and supportobligations under the Plan. If you do not agree with the above or if you have questionsregarding how your data may be impacted by being processed in this way, contact Apple atthe telephone numbers provided.h. Apple will protect your information in accordance with Apple Customer Privacy Policyavailable at URL www.apple.com/legal/privacy. If you wish to have access to the informationthat Apple holds concerning you or if you want to make changes, access URL www.apple.com/contact/myinfo to update your personal contact preferences or you may contact Appleat privacy@apple.com.i. The Terms and Conditions of this Plan prevail over any conflicting, additional, or otherterms of any purchase order or other document, and constitute your and Apples entireunderstanding with respect to the Plan.j. Your rights under the Plan are in addition to any warranty rights you may be entitled to.You must purchase and register the Plan while your Apple-branded iPhone is within ApplesOne Year Limited warranty. Apple is not obligated to renew this Plan. If Apple does offer arenewal, it will determine the price and terms.k. There is no informal dispute settlement process available under this Plan.l. For Plans sold to residents of North Carolina, Apple is Apple Inc., a California corporationwith its registered office at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California 95014, and the obligationsof such Plans are backed by the full faith and credit of the provider, Apple Inc. For Planssold to residents of all other states, Apple is AppleCare Service Company, Inc. an Arizonacorporation with its registered office at c/o CT Corporation System, 2394 East CamelbackRoad, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, doing business in the state of Texas as Apple CSC, Inc.,and the obligations of such Plans are backed by the full faith and credit of the provider,AppleCare Service Company, Inc.m. The Administrator for Plans sold to residents of all states other than North Carolina is Apple Inc. (the Administrator). The Administrator is responsible for the collection and transfer to AppleCare Service Company, Inc. of the purchase price for the Plan and for the administration of claims under the Plan sold in North Carolina. The Administrator for Plans sold to residents of North Carolina is Apple Inc.
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