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Service costs are quite low in China, unless you insist on gigabytes. A voice/SMS + 300 MB plan runs me about US$8 per month on China Unicom.
This would seem to be a waste of time considering how many people cover their beautiful phone with a silly case.
  I think the problem is giving too much credence on Yelp data over others, and being too literal with the name.   I searched for Mira Mesa Bowl, a local bowling alley. Well, it seems the actual name is Mira Mesa Lanes, and Google figured that out, but not Apple:         Likewise, searching for our Hotel Lafayette locally in San Diego CA, Google found the Lafayette Hotel I was looking for, while Apple Maps took me to the Courtyard by Marriott in Lafayette, Indiana.
If the Chinese carriers didn't require a number change to move to 3G, they might get even more customers. I've lost track of a few friends because they switched to 3G while I was out of the country and missed their SMS with their new number.   For example, the numbers assigned by my carrier are as follows:   130-xxxx-xxxx China Unicom GSM 131-xxxx-xxxx China Unicom GSM 132-xxxx-xxxx China Unicom GSM 155-xxxx-xxxx China Unicom GSM  156-xxxx-xxxx China Unicom...
I'm getting really annoyed at all the bugs in Apple's products lately. It's definitely getting worse. I think they need to put new features on hold for a bit and concentrate on getting existing products working properly.
I still find Google Maps to be superior to Apple's overall. For example, I find that if you don't know the exact name of a business, Google will figure it out while Apple will either not find anything or find some completely wrong Yelp-listed restaurant instead.   Just this past weekend, I was looking for our local Lafayette Hotel, but I wasn't sure of the name and put it in as "Hotel Lafayette". Apple Maps took me to some hotel in Lafayette, Indiana, while Google...
I'm not sure how that's relevant, but I have a 4S 64 GB, bought in the U.S. for $850 plus tax. It would have been more expensive in China. China Unicom will subsidize part of the cost of an iPhone, but only if you sign up for one of the more expensive plans.
In the U.S., the tax rules basically require you to wait 30 days if you want the full benefit.
Not true. Just because iPhone service plans cost $80 a month in the U.S., don't assume the same is true everywhere. In China I pay about US$5 a month for my voice/data plan.
Well, they owned the GUI PC market, roughly analogous to the smartphone market.
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