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20 October 2009 @ 12:50 pm
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Ack! Too many choices! I know my current cell phone plan has expired and i'm very tempted to get a smartphone, the problem is, which one? The iPhone with AT&T would probably be my choice of last resort. I could stick with Sprint and get a PalmPre or HTC Hero, i could switch to T-Mobile and get a HTC Magic/myTouch 3G, or starting next month i could switch to Verizon and get a Droid. As if that wasn't confusion enough, there are about 40 more Android phones that are supposedly coming out in the "near future." It certainly doesn't help that Consumer Reports is somewhat behind on its smartphone reviews.

The phone part aside, i've been fairly happy with Sprint as a provider. Verizon supposedly has better service (although Consumer Reports ratings are kind of weird) but they also charge $20 more a month for the exact same plan as Sprint.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Iyindoiyindo on October 20th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
iPhone, all the way. MyTouch comes in 2nd.

Pava: OsakaHurahijmpava on October 20th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Curious - why would Iphone be the last resort? Mostly, is it actually more expensive or you have had service issues with AT&T in the past or something? Or are you simply avoiding it becuase it's the 'standard' one these days.

Anyway, I can't speak for 'future' phones, but I have yet to find something I wanted to do with it that I couldn't really with the Iphone and I hate apple/mac stuff in general, so... *shrug*
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 21st, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
In part it's because it's the "cool thing," in part it's because at least some of the other options are less expensive, in part it's because i like the idea of the iPhone having a significant competitor in order to promote innovation, and in part it's because i've heard that AT&T is starting to have difficulties with it's data service.
cwendy41cwendy41 on October 21st, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
At some point, the iPhone is supposed to go to other cell services. I've heard that if you get a phone with AT&T and it's not an iPhone, then the service sucks.
balivatn: otterbalivatn on October 21st, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
I can provide counteranecdotal reference for the AT&T non-iPhone service sucking. I've been with them for about 2-3 years, and I've only had to call for issues once. I had a Motorola Razr initially, the battery conked out about a year after purchase, easily fixed with new battery. About six months later the phone died, and they gave me no problems replacing it. I have a Samsung SGH-A767 now (have had it for just shy of a year, I think - it's not a smart phone, but I can text and such with it), with no issues. Signals really only get weak if the battery is tapped out - I've gotten service on UCLA campus, which is pretty bad.

So yeah, they can be bad, but they don't always suck :)

DonAithnendonaithnen on October 21st, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Actually what i've heard is that AT&T has gotten so many new iPhone contracts with "unlimited data" that their network is starting to show signs of strain, at least as far as the internet aspect goes.