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iScream, uScream, We All Scream for iPhone!

As you may or may not know, I have a hate on for Telus.  I’ve been counting down the days until my indentured servitude three year contact with Telus ends so that I could jump ship to Rogers and get a beautiful, beautiful iPhone.  But lo – starting tomorrow, Telus will carry the iPhone!  Since my contract with Telus runs until May, my options are to wait out my contract so I can jump to Rogers/Fido/Bell or sign away another three years of my life to Telus to get my hands on an iPhone right away.  Can you guess which one I’m choosing?  In my defense, I know people who’ve had problems with every cell phone company, so I’m sure that if switched to another one, they’d suck just as bad.  Stick with the devil you know, right?

Unfortunately, the phone is available from Telus starting tomorrow and I have to work all day and then teach at night, so there’s no time for me to actually go to a store and purchase said iPhone tomorrow.  My sister suggested that I should take my students on a a field trip to watch me buy an iPhone, but I’ve been unable to come up with a convincing way of fitting this into my course objectives for a nutrition class, so it looks like I’ll have to wait until Friday.  And then they’ll probably be sold out!

In related news, I’m taking suggestions for iPhone apps – so to all my iPhoned readers, let me know which ones you like best! (I’m especially interested in one that will let me use my iPhone as a GPS that will give me directions verbally – what with being directionally challenged and having to drive to lots of new places for work all the time, I figure I can say a lot of trees by not having to print Google Maps all the time!)

4 Responses to iScream, uScream, We All Scream for iPhone!

  1. Rebecca says:

    The most-used app on Ivor is the Groceries one. Since I always have him with me, I can make my grocery list on the fly when I realize I'm out of something.

    eReader – it's an ebook app, and supports quite a few formats.
    Bejeweled – addictive!
    Remote – lets me control my playlists from anywhere in the house.

  2. gillian says:

    I have a bunch of free news apps: Globe&Mail, MacLeans, Huffington Post, Time, New York Times, etc. Facebook too.

  3. Shihtzustaff says:

    I have 2 favourite apps:
    1. Around me – this is a great app that will allow you to figure out what restaurants or whatever are around your immediate location. It rocks! You can also search for companies by name and then you can get directions to go there and watch the little bubble move towards it! It rocks!
    2. Shazam – if you hear a song you don' know you can have the iPhone listen and then hopefully it will tell you the name of the song and of course give you the opportunity to purchase it.

  4. Kalev says:

    Shazam is definitely good.

    Facebook is pretty essential.

    Tweetdeck for iPhone–not perfect but good.

    WeatherEye from the WeatherNetwork

    AirCanada

    CBC

    Skype (although you can only use it over wireless *sigh*)

    IM+ Lite

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