- 05-16-2010, 01:11 PM #2
- 05-16-2010, 01:18 PM #3
Why in the hell would anyone want to go to Sprint. Not to mention that the EVO is just a tank of a phone and Android is not even close to as nice as iPhone OS. With the OS 4 and the iPhone HD coming next month you can bet that I am sticking with iPhone.
- 05-16-2010, 01:52 PM #4
I briefly thought about leaving iPhone for Android. That was until I went into a Sprint store and test drove all their Android phones. I tried the Hero, the Moment, and a few others I can't remember the names of. One phone had a better screen, another phone had a faster CPU, another had a better keyboard. I didn't find one single Android phone I liked.
The Android market is already getting fragmented and it's only going to get worse with the release of additional Android phones from the different makers.
People are always saying, "Well my Droid does this better than iPhone." "My Hero does that better than iPhone." "Well my Moment......yada yada yada." The point is, there is no single Android phone that trumps the iPhone. It takes an army of Android phones to even challenge ONE iPhone. That alone speaks volumes to me.
- 05-16-2010, 02:08 PM #5
When I first saw the Evo 4G, I thought about it. I used to have an Android phone as a second phone that I used just to test stuff, but I got rid of it a while back because it sucked (HTC Magic). I was told by some Fandroids that Android had improved a lot since then, but after watching all these videos and such on Android 2.1... It really hasn't. The OS is still buggy by nature, scrolling through your contacts is a mess, the UI elements are still hideous, the UI itself feels slapped on, there aren't enough transitions, and it's not a smooth experience overall.
Then I saw the leaked iPhone G4/HD, and it was settled. I'm not leaving iPhone, definitely not this year.
- 05-16-2010, 04:06 PM #6
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- 05-16-2010, 05:05 PM #9
I came from
sprint and paid a $150 disconnection fee to port my number to iPhone. I have not one regret. My girlfriend used to have the htc hero when o first bought my iPhone and I hated using her phone for anything. I touch screen is nothing like my iPhone and just the whole experience is better on an iPhone. After having used my phone she paid $110 to disconnect her line from sprint. Even with the new Evo which does sound appealing in some ways, with the new iPhone out in June nothing will change my mind but to stay on with iPhone! Nothing compares.
- 05-16-2010, 05:10 PM #10
When I told them that I was leaving, all they offered me was a free dumbphone. When I said no, they hit me with the $250 ETF fee after being a loyal customer for that long of a period and always paying my bill on time.
I ate the fee, switched to Cingular, now AT&. I've had less than 10 dropped calls within the last 4 years too. I guess I'm another one of those lucky people who live in a good area.
- 05-16-2010, 06:57 PM #11
I use a Clearwire modem with their hotspot. That's basically the same thing as the 4G. 4G and Clearwire's WiMax and in the exact same locations in the country. I can several comparisons with SpeedtestX HD on my iPad. I all tests, tethering my iPhone using MyWi was faster than connecting via WiFi with Clearwire's MySpot. I think Sprint is overhyping the 4G speeds when they say they are 10 times faster than 3G. Of course maybe that's Sprint's 3G (EVDO) which I know is slower than AT&T's 3G.
- 05-16-2010, 07:04 PM #12
Bell and Telus in Canada get 5-7mbps on their 3G network, Rogers typically gets 2-4.5mbps. In testing, Sprint's "4G" network got 4.5mbps (from what I saw).
That's not really impressive, and nowhere near 10x as fast as AT&T's 1.5-3mbps 3G.
- 05-16-2010, 07:28 PM #13
- 05-16-2010, 08:29 PM #14
7.2mbps would be the highest possible although very unlikely. Telus and Bell use a 21mbps network and the iPhone gets 5-6.5mbps on average, occasionally 7. Rogers has a 7.2mbps network and it's 2-4.5(rarely)Mbps. But I guess getting a steady 3~4ish Mbps would be an improvement for AT&T, so it's good either way.
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- 05-17-2010, 06:40 AM #18iPhone Beginner
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Around here we have AT&T and Verizon. Sprint doesn't have much service here, maybe 1 bar at any point, whereas I always have full signal, even though it is just EDGE and my sister has a Win Mo phone on Verizon, She almost always has 3G but Verizon's 3g in this area as slower than AT&T's EDGE.
- 05-17-2010, 09:19 AM #19
People complain about ATT 3g coverage, but the Sprint 4G is much less, with no 4G in Michigan there is no way I would switch!!
After having Palm Pre on Sprint and Droid on Verizon I will say the Iphone rules them both!!! The Iphone is the bar that other smart phone are judged by!! The new Iphone will most likely raise the bar again!
- 05-17-2010, 09:45 AM #20
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- 05-17-2010, 11:30 AM #24
Well, I am switching. I'm fed up with AT&T service in my are. I'm not leaving iPhone, I'm leaving AT&T and getting the Droid Incredible - I got a 1 year contract hoping that by then Verizon will have the iPhone and I can come back home then!
- 05-17-2010, 12:04 PM #25
iPhone all the way, but the Evo is a nice phone. We have been field testing one here for a couple of weeks in Houston, but I don't handle that aspect of it. I just played with it to see if our site works on it, which still doesn't on Android.