Post # 1
Okay girls… FI and I have been engaged in an epic battle for a few months now about what our next cell phone will be. Ironic that we had 0 battle about what house to buy…. 🙂
Anyways. I have ATT and I really want an iphone. He has verizon and he wants to get a droid. We both agree that we need to AGREE and get on a plan together to save money. Our plans are up this summer. I’ll list our pros and cons below, of which we mostly agree. But I would LOVE to hear from iphone and droid users to see if we’re missing any important arguments!
- It’s COOL and I want it 🙂
- Means we don’t need to buy new ipods (and we need them)
- Its super easy to use and we already know it bc FI has an itouch we love
- way more apps available
- 3rd gen = less bugs
- i already have att and the service works fine for me
- Plan is more expensive than verizon
- worse service than verizon
- $20/mo cheaper than iphone
- better service (more important when traveling)
- cheaper to replace if we lose it
- Have to learn a new type of phone system
- Have to convert music from itunes to something else (verizon man didn’t know)
- Its not the iphone
Post # 3
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 # 4
omg haha i saw that clip on failblog a while ago and it is still my favorite thing on the internet. that = every interaction i have with customer service people.
Post # 5
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
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
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
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 # 9
@miss cheeky- good eye missy 😉 The plans are EXACTLY the same cost for 1400 min/unlimited text/data. The reason that verizon would be $20 less is because verizon has a mid-level text plan we could downgrade to (att’s 200 would not be sufficient), and because FI gets a corporate discount that is better at verizon than at att (20% at both, but att doesn’t apply the discount to the iphone data plan. losers! lol)
Post # 10
@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
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
@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
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 # 14
@miss cheeky hmmm i will have to look into that. they said the discount was applied only to your basic plan + add ons over 30 that are NOT iphone data plans.
Post # 15
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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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!