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(Some AT&T sucker)   Dear Verizon customers: BWAHAHAHAHAHA *points finger* Signed, T-Mobile   (cultofmac.com) divider line 87
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2010-07-21 06:47:55 PM
Oh wow, burn...just burn.
 
2010-07-21 06:59:12 PM
Meh, it doesn't have a Nascar app with Jimmie Johnson though...
 
2010-07-21 07:11:55 PM
This part of the article bothers me.
Verizon is committed to Apple's main wireless rival, Google, and has spent the last year heavily marketing the search giant's Android phones.

They only became committed after the G1 proved itself. They jumped on the Android bandwagon almost a year after T-mobile.

But, this is a good thing. Always good to have more competition in the market. T-mobile still offers unlimited data plans as well (I have the family plan with unlimited everything). In the last 2 years T-mobile has improved the hell out of their network too, when I first got the G1 it was rare that I had 3G, now its rare that I don't (and I travel alot).
 
2010-07-21 07:16:00 PM
Subby, am I supposed to care that I won't be able to use such a sh*tty phone?
 
2010-07-21 07:39:08 PM
This doesn't bother me like it would have a year or two ago. I've seen the Droid and the new one looks about as good as the iPhone -- at least for my needs.
 
2010-07-21 07:45:43 PM
I'm a customer of both.

:(

Oh well, at least I have a greenlight to finger myself.

Oooh my, curious sensation that.
 
2010-07-21 08:45:01 PM
brap: I'm a customer of both.

:(

Oh well, at least I have a greenlight to finger myself.

Oooh my, curious sensation that.


CSBro: I've had T-Mobile service for several years, and have been generally satisfied with their service. However, signal strength is very spotty where I live. My N900 constantly switches from HSPA to EDGE, and in some places it will show as connected but still can't send packets through. For the last 3 weeks I have been evaluating both Verizon (Mifi 2200) and Sprint (Overdrive). Verizon is far more reliable than T-Mobile, although slower. I have never had the signal go low enough to be unusable, even when it's in my pocket, under a big metal desk, in a big metal building. Sprint sucks at both speed and reliability, partly due to poor signal and partly because the overdrive is a buggy piece of crap.
 
2010-07-21 08:46:08 PM
It would make sense though as T-Mo is the only other major GSM provider in the US and Apple probably wouldn't want to design a CDMA version of the iPhone.
 
2010-07-21 09:01:56 PM
I've had a G1 with T-mobile for nearly 2 years now. I've been consistently happy so far.
 
2010-07-21 09:03:03 PM
jspenguin:

I don't care about it much really, the girl signed us up for one of those twofer dealies ages ago and it's cheap so we haven't bothered with changing. I did jump in the bay forgetting that I had my phone on my person recently, so I have been forced to upgrade. I feel rather violated.

When it comes down to it, I prefer postcards to apps. Downside is that I have to respond to everyone's text messages with "Call me."
 
2010-07-21 09:03:06 PM
people still use the iphone?

I'll put it right next to my mac G4 cube and my airbook
 
2010-07-21 09:06:45 PM
Oh noes. *yawn* You enjoy that awesome antenna, fanboys. At least you now have a choice of carriers. Whereas me and my Droid are stuck with only one... oh wait. Right. Well... on the plus side, you could always get a brand new case to go with your iPhone... for FREE! I didn't get a free case with my Droid. But then, I did not NEED one to make phone calls. Oh well. You go, girl!

(Gary Coleman/David Hasslehoff knight rider pic)
 
2010-07-21 09:07:14 PM
I can't grok why anybody thinks that Verizon will be the salvation for the iPhone.

Verizon is the company that a) was offered the iPhone FIRST and didn't make the deal because it required thinking outside of the box, and b) they were known to pull shiat like disabling Bluetooth and USB in smart phones so you couldn't download the pictures without paying for wireless data.

It's gonna be fun to watch when the fanbois get the iPhone they want and the Verizon complaints start flowing.
 
2010-07-21 09:07:39 PM
I love my Mac computers, but refused to go to AT&T for an iphone.

I got a Droid last year and it's been great. It's fantastic.
 
2010-07-21 09:11:22 PM
netringer: I can't grok why anybody thinks that Verizon will be the salvation for the iPhone.

Verizon is the company that a) was offered the iPhone FIRST and didn't make the deal because it required thinking outside of the box, and b) they were known to pull shiat like disabling Bluetooth and USB in smart phones so you couldn't download the pictures without paying for wireless data.

It's gonna be fun to watch when the fanbois get the iPhone they want and the Verizon complaints start flowing.


A is a stupid point. Thinking outside the box? What the hell does the iphone do that other phones didn't other than not offer the same amount of features at first?

B I haven't heard of before. Do you have any links that aren't bloggers?

The thing I like about Verizon over AT&T is the fact that I don't randomly drop calls, even with full freaking signal, any more. Which is nice
 
2010-07-21 09:11:41 PM
Does Apple even make a CDMA iPhone?
 
2010-07-21 09:17:56 PM
If you want an iPhone, but not badly enough to switch carriers, you probably don't want an iPhone.
 
2010-07-21 09:32:32 PM
The iPhone is on it's way to the RAZR graveyard.
/Said it here first
//As soon as the RAZR and the Sidekick jumped to other carriers they died
 
2010-07-21 09:34:45 PM
Or, T-Mobile will get bogged down (Like AT&T) by all the iphone users doing full streaming and 'net connection before any real hardware is in place to support the exponential growth in bandwidth.

Perhaps the problem is we're too connected, and waiting for the capital funding (aka: profit potential) to catch up to support the userbase.
 
2010-07-21 09:51:17 PM
jspenguin: brap: I'm a customer of both.

:(

Oh well, at least I have a greenlight to finger myself.

Oooh my, curious sensation that.

CSBro: I've had T-Mobile service for several years, and have been generally satisfied with their service. However, signal strength is very spotty where I live. My N900 constantly switches from HSPA to EDGE, and in some places it will show as connected but still can't send packets through. For the last 3 weeks I have been evaluating both Verizon (Mifi 2200) and Sprint (Overdrive). Verizon is far more reliable than T-Mobile, although slower. I have never had the signal go low enough to be unusable, even when it's in my pocket, under a big metal desk, in a big metal building. Sprint sucks at both speed and reliability, partly due to poor signal and partly because the overdrive is a buggy piece of crap.


Try the 3G/2G switcher app first. I had the exact same issue iwth the exact same phone on the exact same service, and keeping it in 3G fixed the whole thing.
 
2010-07-21 09:55:35 PM
drjekel_mrhyde: The iPhone is on it's way to the RAZR graveyard.
/Said it here first
//As soon as the RAZR and the Sidekick jumped to other carriers they died


RAZR? The phone that sold 100 million units?

/FAIL tag is for you.
//and your prediction
 
2010-07-21 09:58:26 PM
jx100: jspenguin: brap: I'm a customer of both.

:(

Oh well, at least I have a greenlight to finger myself.

Oooh my, curious sensation that.

CSBro: I've had T-Mobile service for several years, and have been generally satisfied with their service. However, signal strength is very spotty where I live. My N900 constantly switches from HSPA to EDGE, and in some places it will show as connected but still can't send packets through. For the last 3 weeks I have been evaluating both Verizon (Mifi 2200) and Sprint (Overdrive). Verizon is far more reliable than T-Mobile, although slower. I have never had the signal go low enough to be unusable, even when it's in my pocket, under a big metal desk, in a big metal building. Sprint sucks at both speed and reliability, partly due to poor signal and partly because the overdrive is a buggy piece of crap.

Try the 3G/2G switcher app first. I had the exact same issue iwth the exact same phone on the exact same service, and keeping it in 3G fixed the whole thing.


I tried that. It does keep it from switching to EDGE, but if the HSPA signal is not perfect, it's still not very reliable.
 
2010-07-21 10:03:51 PM
I don't. Care I'm right handed and wouldn't be able tohold it properly. Besides...DROID.
 
2010-07-21 10:04:31 PM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Or, T-Mobile will get bogged down (Like AT&T) by all the iphone users doing full streaming and 'net connection before any real hardware is in place to support the exponential growth in bandwidth.


T-mobile has a full line of smart phone, all of their android phone can multitask.

I can stream, surf and have background apps running on T-mobile right now.

If you wanted a smartphone from T-mobile and could pay for one, you probably already have one
 
2010-07-21 10:09:27 PM
not that i don't hate the ifail nation, but since when is "80% close", as reported by "a source" worth reporting? Pretty sure we had the same thing with vz getting that hunk of crap last year.
 
2010-07-21 10:18:19 PM
iDon'tCare
 
2010-07-21 10:25:46 PM
Yes, because Apple is going to be fine with ignoring 92 million potential Verizon customers for no damn good reason if and when they do go multi-carrier. Please.
 
2010-07-21 10:28:47 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum: iDon'tCare

iThis

/iCrap
//it's like Munchhausen's, Stokholm's and OCD all wrapped into one overpriced piece of plastic.
 
2010-07-21 10:29:53 PM
Nightjars: Does Apple even make a CDMA iPhone?

Nope. GSM or GSM are your choices.
 
2010-07-21 10:38:07 PM
Verizon Wireless is all about Droid.

Much higher margins and none of Steve Jobs' bullshiat.
 
2010-07-21 10:45:46 PM
marcre3363: I love my Mac computers, but refused to go to AT&T for an iphone.

I got a Droid last year and it's been great. It's fantastic.


How is the synch to a mac? Do you have to track down a third party piece of software that doesn't work like with winmo?
 
2010-07-21 10:46:50 PM
GWSuperfan: Nightjars: Does Apple even make a CDMA iPhone?

Nope. GSM or GSM are your choices.


Doesn't mean they *won't* make one.
 
2010-07-21 10:56:36 PM
somemoron: Oh noes. *yawn* You enjoy that awesome antenna, fanboys. At least you now have a choice of carriers. Whereas me and my Droid are stuck with only one... oh wait. Right. Well... on the plus side, you could always get a brand new case to go with your iPhone... for FREE! I didn't get a free case with my Droid. But then, I did not NEED one to make phone calls. Oh well. You go, girl!

(Gary Coleman/David Hasslehoff knight rider pic)


You sound fat.
 
2010-07-21 10:57:21 PM
drjekel_mrhyde: //As soon as the RAZR and the Sidekick jumped to other carriers they died

The Sidekick never was on any other carrier than T-Mobile. The Razr never was restricted to a single carrier to begin with.
 
2010-07-21 11:01:13 PM
jayhawk88: Yes, because Apple is going to be fine with ignoring 92 million potential Verizon customers for no damn good reason if and when they do go multi-carrier. Please.

33.7 million additional customers by opening up to T-Mobile with the same device, or your 92 million Verizon customers, but with an as of yet non-existing CDMA device?

Or wait until everybody is on LTE?
 
2010-07-21 11:06:23 PM
oldmanwords.files.wordpress.com

Get off my network.

/and my lawn
 
2010-07-21 11:17:45 PM
What I've always wondered is what does AT&T have on Steve Jobs that has gotten them this exclusive for this long... did AT&T smuggle Jobs new liver out of a Chinese work camp? Do they have pictures of Jobs naked with farm animals?

Many of the big complaints about using the iphone on AT&T's network would go away if Iphone usage were spread across the major networks. Its in Apple's and the consumers best interest to make the iphone multi-platform.

On the other hand I've had my droid since November and it does everything I need from it so I don't really care what happens to the iphone.
 
2010-07-21 11:24:08 PM
Shakin_Haitian:
B I haven't heard of before. Do you have any links that aren't bloggers?


Will eWeek suffice?

Gangway Fathead: marcre3363: I love my Mac computers, but refused to go to AT&T for an iphone.

I got a Droid last year and it's been great. It's fantastic.

How is the synch to a mac? Do you have to track down a third party piece of software that doesn't work like with winmo?


My EVO was recognized as a USB drive on my MBP on the first connection. Easily transferred music to it and can easily pull pics/videos off of it. Haven't synced anything like the address book, but in terms of data management it's a breeze.
 
2010-07-21 11:29:48 PM
I don't see how this is anything but a win-win for us consumers?
Non AT&T people will have the latest iPhones on T-Mobile.. other manufacturers and carriers will try to build even better phones (although, there are better phones than the iPhone out there now) due to losing potential sales to customers..

This is a good thing, right?
 
2010-07-21 11:32:08 PM
Undead Chicken Head: Get off my network.

/and my lawn


Sweet. Does that have mobile web, gps and wifi?
 
2010-07-21 11:42:49 PM
IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: My EVO was recognized as a USB drive on my MBP on the first connection. Easily transferred music to it and can easily pull pics/videos off of it. Haven't synced anything like the address book, but in terms of data management it's a breeze.

The automatic syncing between google calendar, google address book, etc, is about the coolest thing ever invented.
 
2010-07-21 11:52:30 PM
Am dropping t-mobile after I get my Droid X delivered on 08/05.

/couldn't give a rat's ass about an ifanboiphone
 
2010-07-22 12:10:19 AM
Nightjars: The automatic syncing between google calendar, google address book, etc, is about the coolest thing ever invented.

If you are willing to give Google access to your address cook, calendar, etc. I guess it's handy. Personally I think they know enough about me already.

Standard Bluetooth profiles allow syncing between any two BT devices, and don't require sharing your data with anyone. Unfortunately it seems that only "dumb" phones support address/calendar/etc. sync via Bluetooth -- Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Android all decided not to support Bluetooth syncing, while every free-after-rebate phone I've owned in the past decade had full support.

/ I know OTA sync can be handy, but that necessarily requires a server, which is beyond the capabilities of most independent users; Bluetooth is something most people can setup.
// And it's not like OTA and Bluetooth syncing are mutually exclusive; a "smart" phone should be able to do both.
 
2010-07-22 12:24:03 AM
marcre3363: I love my Mac computers, but refused to go to AT&T for an iphone.

I got a Droid last year and it's been great. It's fantastic.


Thats funny I hate mac but I love my iphone and I have set up droids, flakey pieces of shiat will never come close to the stability of an iphone.

Oh by the way the exclusivity doesnt run out until 2012.
 
2010-07-22 12:28:08 AM
steamingpile: Oh by the way the exclusivity doesnt run out until 2012.

I've seen that number thrown about, but AFAIK it's never been confirmed. And even if it's accurate, they might have an out for a fee -- cell carriers are big on early termination fees -- which they would certainly take if they thought they could make more money with a second carrier than the cancelation would cost them.
 
2010-07-22 12:33:47 AM
Let me guess. I'm supposed to feel outraged that as a Verizon customer, I won't get the IPhone before T-Mobile. Okay, here goes.

1) The Droid X kicks all kinds of ass.
2) Verizon's coverage is better than any other provider.
3) IT'S A farkING PHONE.

Thankfully, I don't measure my dick size based on the phone I own.
 
2010-07-22 12:37:07 AM
Kanemano: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Or, T-Mobile will get bogged down (Like AT&T) by all the iphone users doing full streaming and 'net connection before any real hardware is in place to support the exponential growth in bandwidth.


T-mobile has a full line of smart phone, all of their android phone can multitask.

I can stream, surf and have background apps running on T-mobile right now.

If you wanted a smartphone from T-mobile and could pay for one, you probably already have one


My issue was that T-mobile may be supreme now, but the sudden surge of iphone users (especially with the "fark ATT" mentality) may only shift the burden of support onto a different carrier.
 
2010-07-22 12:38:31 AM
profplump: steamingpile: Oh by the way the exclusivity doesnt run out until 2012.

I've seen that number thrown about, but AFAIK it's never been confirmed. And even if it's accurate, they might have an out for a fee -- cell carriers are big on early termination fees -- which they would certainly take if they thought they could make more money with a second carrier than the cancelation would cost them.


Signed a 5 year agreement in 2007, there is no out without substantial penalties to apple, I dont think apple fanbois or people in general know how little ATT gets from this deal.

Most insiders wouldnt care if it went away, it would loosen their network over load and free them up to get other phones into the stores.
 
2010-07-22 12:41:28 AM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: My issue was that T-mobile may be supreme now, but the sudden surge of iphone users (especially with the "fark ATT" mentality) may only shift the burden of support onto a different carrier.

Yeah I am hoping quite a few leave, the biggest issue with the iphone has always been the antenna, it just took it until the iphone4 to get caught.
 
2010-07-22 12:50:24 AM
Gangway Fathead: marcre3363: I love my Mac computers, but refused to go to AT&T for an iphone.

I got a Droid last year and it's been great. It's fantastic.

How is the synch to a mac? Do you have to track down a third party piece of software that doesn't work like with winmo?


This just cracks me up. No, it's a flashdrive when attached to any pc.

It's not funny because you don't know, it's funny because you have been lead to believe that all phones should be unintuitive pieces of shiat with a fancy ui, a huge software synchronization sham, and 300mb updates. The more I play with iphones, the more I realize how far behind they have fallen to android based phones.

Android, it just does everything you could ever want from your phone.
 
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