(Closed) iphone v. droid: the showdown

posted 8 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Which do you like better?
    iphone : (44 votes)
    64 %
    droid : (25 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I love the iphone, but AT&T doesn’t have the best service.  Lately my calls are always getting dropped.  The internet can be slow depending where you are.  I work in a building with 22 floors and the phone doesn’t always get service.  My state and most of the states around me are on the slow edge network, except for some of the bigger cities which will get 3G.

    Verizon shows their little maps in their commercials and it does look like they offer better coverage.

    I have always avoided Verizon ever since I heard this a few years ago.  I’m sure the people at AT&T don’t always know how to calculate things either.  But when I heard that clip I’ve always been scared of Verizon.

    Post # 5
    Member
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I haven’t really tried the Droid, but i LOVE my iphone.  I do not ever use my ipod anymore…I even run with my iphone for music.  My Facebook app has started freezing recently, but even that has not made me upset.  I do drop calls occasionally, but not much more than any other service I’ve been on.  (I hap Sprint before.)  I also get a 10% discount for being a teacher, yay!  I pay a little under 100, but I could probably reduce my text plan and save more.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have always had Verizon and have never had a problem with service except for 2 dead zones in the city where we used to live.  They weren’t very big areas though.  Personally, I am waiting until they move the iPhone over to Verizon (they are talking about developing one for Verizon).

    Post # 7
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    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would check on the DRIOD being $20 less, because I work in the cell phone field and I’m 99% sure the data plans are the same price for Iphone or DROID/Blackberry, etc. Service depends on where you live, because those Verizon maps are not completely accurate. 

     

    With the DROID you cannot check email while on the phone, with the Iphone you can. Also, Verizon extends your contract any time you change ANYTHING on your acount (texting plans, minutes, etc.) AT&T allows you to change your account features without affecting your contract.

    Post # 8
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    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i love my iphone and i cant live without it. i have great service with it. i had never had any problem with the service. even inside my school that nobody gets service i have service. im cant see how i will function without my iphone

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @Miss Cheeky: Verizon does not increase the contract when you change anything anymore.  They have a new policy where you just keep your contract the same length even if you make changes.  I made a ton of changes on my old plan and the length of the contract wasn’t changed.

    Post # 11
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    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Actually the company discount is applied to the Iphone data, they just don’t apply to texting. That makes sense though about the lower texting plans with Verizon. 

    Post # 12
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    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @MissAsB I didn’t know they changed that! Thanks for letting me know, because I always had Verizon and hated when they did that. I always thought it was sneaky.

    Post # 13
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    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I haven’t used the droid either, but I adore my iPhone. Also, I honestly don’t know why people complain about AT&T coverage…I have had it for years living in various places, and have had no problems. Maybe I just haven’t lived/traveled to the areas where its bad…

    AT&T customer service on the other hand, sucks the big one…but I’ve rarely had to deal with them.

    Post # 15
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    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have AT&T on the east coast, so unless it is different where you are then maybe someone just gave you wrong information! The discounts just don’t normally apply to regular data on a standard phone or texting, but for the Iphone since it’s $30 it would apply. (I have friends that work at AT&T)

    Post # 16
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    My fiance has an iphone, and I’m on Sprint – it’s pretty rare for me to have service and him not to. He doesn’t drop calls very often either! He loves his iphone!

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