Comments are closed for this entry
View All
Favorites
Bloggers
Recency  | 
Popularity
Page:  « First  ‹ Previous  2 3 4 5 6  Next ›  Last »  (6 total)
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
oldfuzz
...within my mind
12:09 PM on 07/21/2010
The iPhone drops calls. Jobs wants to drop AT&T. Is high tech just a bunch of droppings?
12:05 PM on 07/21/2010
I wanted to buy an iPhone4, but so many people who own iPhone 3's told
me not to buy it, that I got an EVO4G from Sprint instead. It never drops
a call, except when I am talking to friends with iPhones.

Consider the possibility that the iPhone has design flaws and it would
drop calls more than any other phone no matter what network was used.
As long as ATT is the only carrier, Apple can blame them.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
12:05 PM on 07/21/2010
Seventh time might be the charm? Although honestly, it's too late. Apple has lost a good chunk of its market, probably permanently, to other OSs.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
EgbertSouse
12:04 PM on 07/21/2010
I worked on contract for AT&T in the Caribbean a few years ago and I can tell you first hand that there are no redeeming qualities to AT&T's business practices and its shoddy IT infrastructure. AT&T is a company comprised largely of hacks.
12:10 PM on 07/21/2010
I'm so glad Congress immunized them from liability for helping Dubya with his illegal wiretaps.
01:23 PM on 07/21/2010
Thank you. That was a brave thing to do.

I used to be a cingular wireless customer-AT&T took over and I stayed on for about four years but it was three years of questionable charges, faulty equipment (that sierra wireless air card was a piece of crap!) and paying way to much for way too little and for what? Just to get a fee phone ever two years? Then they started getting cheap with the free phones!

The last time I spoke to someone in customer service/technical assistance, I was frustrated, I was in tears and got no help. The operator even chuckled at me a couple of times. I felt humiliated. I was on the phone for three hours and the issue never got resolved. That's when I resolved to get another carrier. I am much happier, my money is not going to crooks and hacks.
I wish Mr. Jobs would give his phone to Credo. For my money Credo is the only way to go....
11:58 AM on 07/21/2010
Well, I hope he doesn't because I've been very happy with AT&T service. I had Verizon before, and I thought it was terrible.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
Gudrun
My micro-bio is empty
12:07 PM on 07/21/2010
If iPhone does to go another network, you can bet people will start complaining about that one too.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
remtom46
Professional Artist
12:23 PM on 07/21/2010
me too friend
11:53 AM on 07/21/2010
AT&Ts connectivity is mediocre and their customer service is virtually nonexistent -- like talking to a wall. If Apple still has any customer service ethic they'd be crazy not to be looking elsewhere. Find me a carrier that actually strives to provide good service and cares about the customer and won't screw me with bogus charges and I'll switch in a minute.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
RattleCat
11:56 AM on 07/21/2010
Verizon has its own problems.

Unfortunately, despite having four major cellular carriers, we've seen only mediocre progress over the years.
12:13 PM on 07/21/2010
But ... but ... competition makes everything BETTER and CHEAPER!

I DO believe in fairies! I DO! I DO!
MarkInTexas
Moderate is the new liberal.
11:49 AM on 07/21/2010
I hate being tied to a single carrier just to get the phone I want, or finding phones unavailable with a carrier I like.
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Kremfresch
11:46 AM on 07/21/2010
I live in the Princeton, NJ area, and have ATT cell service. I NEVER have a dropped call and my call quality is excellent. My good friend switched to Verizon so he could buy a Droid phone, as he didn't like Apples software policies, and wanted a real keyboard on his device. After paying 150 bucks extra to switch to the much higher "rated" service, he has muddy call quality, frequently can't get 3G when an i-phone right next to him can, and horrible, horrible customer service from Verizon. ATT is not as bad as people say, at least on this side of the country.
11:50 AM on 07/21/2010
Ok, here is the countervailing argument. I live in Silicon Valley. I can't use my iPhone-3G to make a standard call from my house, unless I stick it out the window. My Verizon LG cheapo phone has no such problem. It works flawlessly.
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
garder54
11:55 AM on 07/21/2010
For every Verizon-horror story there are 100 more AT&T stories. If there were more people in your friends shoes, than Verizon would be getting the bad rep. It's not like this story is fabricated from nothing.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
RattleCat
11:46 AM on 07/21/2010
Yikes - thats the kind of talk that send shivers through AT&T shareholders.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
Milash
My microbio is fabulous
11:44 AM on 07/21/2010
I've used AT&T for many years and never realized how terrible their reception was until I got my iPhone. I've been in different areas where I get no signal at all yet someone else with a different carrier does get one. I'll most likely switch when the time comes.
11:41 AM on 07/21/2010
I don't understand why the iPhone has to be limited to carriers at all - AT&T or Verizon. In my area, I have T-Mobile and I'm very happy with my service, while I've heard customers of other carriers, including AT&T and Verizon, complain many times. I want an iPhone so bad I can taste it, but I'm not going to change my carrier. If they just sold the phone to whoever wanted it, they'd make even more money hand over fist. It's the most popular phone - why so limited?
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
bngd
11:46 AM on 07/21/2010
They use a different system. They would have to manufacture a different phone for Verizon. I have heard rumors that they are, but who knows. I have been wanting an iPhone but I might just go with the Incredible.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
RattleCat
11:51 AM on 07/21/2010
True for Verizon. Not true for T-Mobile.
12:06 PM on 07/21/2010
You can get a jail broken iPhone to be used with Tmobile. A rep from Tmobile told me that the data portion won't work well so you will need to rely on your wifi rather than 3GS, but then you can still talk on the iPhone and receive messages just fine with Tmobile. You can still use the App store to buy apps, just through wifi and not 3GS.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
jackbutler5555
11:38 AM on 07/21/2010
Didn't Apple know that ATT wasn't the best choice, because of its shortcomings? Apple made a poor decision. It could hardly put the total blame on ATT.
12:22 PM on 07/21/2010
Bingo!
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
jusjrad
12:57 PM on 07/21/2010
Actually, Apple went to Verizon first and was turned away... so they went with AT&T.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
jackbutler5555
01:14 PM on 07/21/2010
If that is the case, they made an informed decision to go with ATT. As I said, they could hardly put the total blame on ATT.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
donaldinks
and so it goes...
09:05 AM on 07/22/2010
Link, please?
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
jackbutler5555
11:35 AM on 07/21/2010
High-function SmartPhones, and IPhones in particular, are toys, as far as consumers are concerned. In the business world, the debate is over whether the investments in computer-cell phone devices have a yield sufficient to justify their use on a broad scale. That they do what they are supposed to do -- usually -- is not the issue. It is whether most businesses need it done, on such a grand scale, at such a high price.

When the total cost is dramatically reduced, businesses may be able to justify a smaller investment. But right now it appears, many businesses are providing them to some employees, as a kind of benefit, especially to outside sales forces who need to look cool in their customers' offices.
photo
democles
swords-r-us
11:28 AM on 07/21/2010
Just a half dozen times? My goodness, AT&T drops me and my calls that many times in one day.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
donaldinks
and so it goes...
11:28 AM on 07/21/2010
Who hasn't?
Why they didn't go with Verizon to start with leaves me totally baffled.

...just sayin'
photo
Harvee Wallbanger
Republicans... I got no use for you.
12:17 PM on 07/21/2010
Apple probably gets a kickback on the telecom usage. AT&T's deal was probably sweeter - at least on paper.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
jusjrad
12:58 PM on 07/21/2010
They did.

...just sayin'.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
donaldinks
and so it goes...
09:02 AM on 07/22/2010
Read what I typed again:

"Why they didn't go with Verizon to start with..."

No. They did not.

...and they probably won't in the near future.

http://www.businessinsider.com/verizon-sorry-no-plans-to-carry-the-iphone-in-the-immediate-future-2010-6

...just sayin'