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  1. munchkin1

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    Just got my pre-ordered 4S

    Courier arrived in a rented van, said apple paid a fuckton of money to get a bunch of extra vans/couriers working this morning to get the pre-ordered iPhones out ASAP.

    Good on apple for trying to make up for their mistake...and I guess this also means they are admitting the phones were supposed to arrive on Friday.
     
  2. meremortal

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    Wouldn't be to recitify a "mistake". More to just clear the decks.
     
  3. jamesski

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    $490 canellation fee on as this is a different house to where i started the contract, only moved on friday.

    The girlfriends Telstra Phone worked fine
     
  4. stroggos2k

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    You'll need a Femtocell.
     
  5. jamesski

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    Or i could just use WIFI:p when the internet gets connected
     
  6. munchkin1

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    So, where's the 4S jailbreak? :)
     
  7. munchkin1

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    Siri seems severely crippled in Australia...been playing a bit and it seems to be set up for US only

    'What's the time'
    'I'm sorry I don't know what the time is at [my address]'
    (obviously tried to pull local time but can't find it? wtf. why not just use phone time?)

    'I want pizza'
    'I'm sorry I can only find business and blah blah in the United States'

    Also tried dictation and either I have a shit voice (aussie accent) or siri is bad at dictation :p
     
  8. JoKaH

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    Yeah i was playing with it on my mates 4S yesterday also.
    Most of its features are limited to US and tied in with a US English accent. (i guess its still in beta form)

    'What's the time' didnt work also...
    I had to say 'What's the time in sydney' for it to work
    So im assuming the time question is based on 'time+city location'

    But creating/editing/deleting calendar appointment worked flawless for me.
    So did text-to-speech for sending sms's & email.

    Impressed, but waiting on CTIA before i make my next phone purchase.
     
  9. vindicator

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    Siri gets a lot of information from Yelp.

    No Yelp in AU yet unfortunately.
     
  10. bugayev

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    Siri for some reason needs to be enabled in both the settings AND location services for some of her stuff to work. The location services bit threw me as she wasn't able to figure out the weather, time etc.
     
  11. meremortal

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    FYI I was in a "black" spot with Optus in suburb of Como in Perth. 3GS at the time. Moved to a 4. Didn't help. Moved to Telstra. Total WIN.

    Optus's coverage is shit.

    Places I used to get literally NO signal with Optus. My son's daycare centre, squash courts and lower floors of gym at Next Generation Kings Park. With Telstra = FULL SIGNAL. ALSO not only is the signal strength better in almost every place the speed of download is better.

    My house was on the border of some sort of neutral zone in Perth in that you would have a 3G signal at one part of the house and it would just drop out when you walked to the other part of the house. This is in suburban "inner" city really (6kms from the city).

    Telstra changed all that. Much much better. Not sure why people struggle with Optus. I thought it was cheaper but in all honesty it's worth the slgihtly extra cost.
     
  12. jamesski

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    yeah just bought a $2 telstra starter pack to test it out
     
  13. bugayev

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    Siri just made my weekend.

    I asked her:

    and she replied (in the correct, slower and more mechanical voice):

     
  14. Pbx_Jnr

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    bugayev, I just said the same thing and Siri replied with:

    lol
     
  15. James086

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    Glad to see Apple made the jokes work but not the advertised features. :rolleyes:
     
  16. bugayev

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    Which advertised features don't work?

    The local search stuff relies on Yelp, which isn't' available here, but is launching soon. Given it's a beta anyway, I don't think we can all smash Apple (yet) for having some gaps.
     
  17. James086

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    Siri doesn't work as advertised on the Australian website. If you ask what the weather is like it can't tell you. The website has a footnote that says "Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area." If by "some areas" they mean every area that would be directed to this website, then yes it's accurate.
     
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    Picked mine up today, 64GB Black :thumbup:
     
  19. bugayev

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    The weather works fine, but you need to enable Siri's access location services (Settings -> Location Services -> Siri (ON). All of the functions as described on that website link work absolutely fine for me.

    The only things that don't work are the local businesses stuff, which relies on Yelp.
     
  20. James086

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    My mistake, I thought people couldn't use the weather service at all in Australia. Does Wolfram Alpha work?
     

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