- 01-12-2011, 06:44 AM #26
I'd personally wouldn't care. I mean I don't really use my phone as a phone much. 95% of the time its for data on the go. The whole voice and data thing was never much a problem untill the iPhone came out and Apple made it such a big deal, that now it seems everyone must have it.
- 01-12-2011, 07:33 AM #27
- 01-12-2011, 08:03 AM #28
IMVHO, If you are already on VZ you will not notice. If you switch from AT&T to VZ you will notice and it may be an issue for you.
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- 01-13-2011, 11:56 AM #37
Ok I don't know if a text is different then a bbm, but this am I sent my wife a bbm and she didn't get it till 45 minutes later when she hung up. I actually had to (gasp) call her!
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- 01-13-2011, 11:58 AM #38
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- 01-13-2011, 04:42 PM #41
I am not scared or going to cry that I won't receive mail or can't go on my web with my phone facing my mouth like a walkie-talkie. Never have cared to do that, and I can wait for those things to come through. I guess we all have to be a little bit more patient. Even mail and web. lol. Not an issue for me. I do find it annoying that AT&T using only the iPhone on Verizon to bash the network---hello, it's all Verizon phones. Shows how low AT&T will go to 'attack' the BEST network. Hey AT&T--don't be jelly!! Muahahahahaha!!!! Would you rather cry over not getting any signal or not receiving email/web during a 10 minute call? lol.
- 01-13-2011, 04:47 PM #42
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- 01-13-2011, 05:04 PM #44
I notice a lot of Verizon/Sprint users saying, "who needs it", but when it comes down to it, they would being using it more than they thought.
I had at&t 2G (edge) blackberry devices while they had 3G offerings from other companies (before the iPhone came out) and I felt it wasn't that important until I got my wishes granted with the 3G iPhone and BlackBerry Bold. It's great to be on the phone and still able to check your work/personal email, facebook, twitter and all other datacentric apps. I can be on the phone with my girl and check out a movie in the Flixster app while she's still on the phone and then also find a restaurant near just in case we wanted to eat before going to the movies or after.
It's not always NEEDED, but it definitely would be used a lot more than people think.
Edit: As a manager for AT&T, if I was on a conference call on my BlackBerry for an extended period of time, usually an hour or more, as soon as I ended the call, it would be non-stop vibrations for incoming emails and from other apps that use data.
- 01-13-2011, 10:41 PM #46
- 01-13-2011, 11:10 PM #47
BS stop being in denial this is a big deal. And if you never had it before how in the world can you judge it? Verizon 3G speeds is slower and the fact you can't multitask is a big deal period. Look at the current poll most AT&T users are staying. I can see the ones switching that are in terrible areas. No one will switch for an inferior phone. And we love to multitask, alot of people use it they just dont realize it.
- 01-13-2011, 11:16 PM #48
For me, it's not a big deal either. Actually, it's not a problem at all because I rarely use my phone as a phone anymore. The only people I call are family nowadays, and that's when I'm sitting at home on the couch. Last month I used 14 minutes. Heh. So for me, a senior in college, it's not a big deal at all. Texting is faster, more efficient and stored on the device for access later.
And to the people trying to force GSM down our throats *cough cough post above* let me ask you: what good is GSM if there's none in your area? This is certainly a case of quantity over quality. Most of the time, my BlackBerry Tour, on VZW, is a more efficient device than my friends' because they hit so many dead zones. Trust me, if AT&T were functional in my area, I'd have switched long ago — but it's not. In my hometown there's no signal, where I attend school has overcrowded towers. Can't win.
To each his own, but for me, the Verizon iPhone is my best option, with or without data during calls
- 01-13-2011, 11:18 PM #49
It's only a big deal to the people who've had it; those of us who have never had it don't need it. Period.
- 01-14-2011, 12:41 AM #50