- 03-16-2011, 12:46 PM #26
a month. So it's changed? Plus another thing is that on AT&T I was just
switching mostly between iPhone and a BB. All while on the BB plan. In order to
do it on Verizon I literally have to call and have them switch me to the correct
data plan if I want to use my BB for a few days. That's what I find a pain. Sim
cards are just so much easier.
- 03-16-2011, 02:15 PM #27
I took interest in your posts because I am very interested in the HTC Thunderbolt and the nearest sized phone was the Droid X, your old phone. Like the commerical ad says, "It's not your dream phone. It's the one after that." Well, my dream phone is an iPhone. And the Thunderbolt does come after the iPhone, with 4G speeds! Altthough, I can get into a Droid X for a whole lot cheaper than a TB. So, I have been spending time checking out both the Droid X and iPhone. The noticable difference between the two is the size of the screen and the fact that you can watch TV shows from network web sites in your stock browser, which you can't do on an iPhone.
With a HTC Thunderbolt, I can replace cable and high speed internet with the 4G speeds. I have LTE in my area. Figuring that Verizon has already said they will be going to tiered data plan pricing at some point in 2011, would I still be intereted in a 4G device if I kept my cable and high speed internet? With the Thunderbolt running at least $265 out the door, with NE2 and minimum tax applied, versus a Droid X for $153 out the door, likewise.. Is 4G worth the extra $112? (In my area, sales tax is 9.5% minimum, and Verizon will add the tax based on the retail price of the phone. ) Decisions, decisions...
As I've said i did not root my droids to make them do what I wanted but to experiment and play. Not wanting to do that anymore I opted for the ip4, unaware (my own fault) of the phones limitations out of the box..
Other wise its a marvellous piece of technology, and was quite beautiful. But ultimately not for me?
I am sorry if this offended you in some bizarre way.
And I've no interest in the TB.
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- 03-16-2011, 06:42 PM #32
I have to admit, I'm within my 14 days and I'm tempted by the Thunderbolt coming out tomorrow. I came from a Droid Eris and loved Android. I really like the iPhone though and the T-bolt won't have Skype or Netflix on it. Plus I'm still skeptical about its battery life. So I'll probably be sticking with my iPhone despite the lure of 4G. I love how smooth iOS runs and the ridiculous amount of apps makes me happy.
I do want to say how nice everyone is in this thread though. In the Android forums if someone were to say they were leaving a Droid phone to go back to their iPhone it would quickly turn into a very rude thread.
The apps never bothered me as i found the the 100.000 plus on android market covered all me needs. As did the App store.
- 03-16-2011, 09:37 PM #34
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- 03-16-2011, 11:37 PM #36
The thing that gives me pause, Heather, is people here who have the Droid X or even the HTC Droid Incredible and are happy that they gave it up for their iPhone. It suggests that the Android is inferior to the iPhone. Then you come along and say you're giving up the iPhone to return to the Droid X. I am just trying to figure out if your reasons for returning the device are comparable to my reasons for choosing Android over iPhone. I think there may be others who are asking the same thing.
As for the Thunderbolt, I think 4G speed is what is driving the demand for that phone. Cable internet speeds on a cell phone? Ouch! The pre-installed 32 GB memory card with 8 GB on-board may be helping demand, too. That stupid ATT ad about same time voice and data may have people passing on the iPhone to go with the TB, too. But read the Android Central forums and there are plenty of users that think the HTC Thunderbolt is a pass. I like it because I like HTC Sense more than the other UI's of the Android system. I was looking at the Droid X because it is way cheaper than the 4G device, but I don't care for the UI. I figured you wouldn't want the TB because of the Sense UI, as you like the Droid UI (I think it's Moto Blur, but I don't know enough about Android to be certain.) To each his / her own.
- 03-17-2011, 10:31 AM #37
And i don't think just because some users made the switch from any one format to another means one is inferior or superior. Just works better for THAT individual is all.
I wanted a device that i didn't NEED to modify to make it do what i needed it to do. The X offers me that. (again i rooted for pleasure not out of necessity)
I didn't want to have to do that to a new phone. So i switched back and made me and a young teen quite happy all in one fell swoop.
So if you decide to save yourself a few pounds and go for the X, may i strongly suggest that you get ADW EX.
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