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December 30, 2008

iPhone review and AT&T Outage

Filed under: AT&T, Fail, iPhone, Technology, Verizon — Shaun @ 12:32 am

I picked up an iPhone on Saturday and it is probably the most glorious device I have ever used. Everything works how I would expect it to work without reading a manual. As much as I generally hate Mac’s and their users they might have done something right with iPhone. Before deciding on the iPhone I tried out all the competitors Verizon had including the new Blackberry Storm. The storm was just ok and was generally sluggish to perform any task.

Before switching to AT&T I was with Verizon for 14 years. Their customer service and phone selection is near the top of my hate list but their network was really good. If they made a phone that was decent and didn’t have all their propeitary vCast, vzNavigator, vCrap I would have stuck with them.

AT&T on the other hand could be the worst thing ever. I took the phone home Saturday night and everything worked fine. I had service inside my house and at MOST places I drove. There seems to be quite a few dead zones in some fairly heavily populated areas. Then came Sunday morning. Apparently their was an outage for the whole Midwest which meant I was basically dead in the water all day. If that wasn’t bad enough apparently their “customer service” center is closed on Sundays. There is/was no announcement on their website or on their customer service recording saying their network was down. Congratulations AT & FAIL!

Apparently I have 30 days to decide how much I hate AT&T before I am stuck in their 2 year contract. If the phone wasn’t so awesome I would have taken it back already. So I think I am going to stick it out for the next 27 days and see how bad their network really is.



  1. Walmart started selling the iPhone this week. That opens the door to a completely new category of apps.

    Check out my favorites at http://danieldurazo.com/2008/12/29/walmarts-top-ten-iphone-apps/

    Comment by Daniel Durazo — December 30, 2008 @ 3:07 am

  2. Really? You hate Macs and all their users? Think I’ll just steer clear. . .

    Comment by quinncreative — January 1, 2009 @ 2:05 am

  3. Generally.. I actually own a Mac and sometimes hate myself because of that.

    Comment by Shaun — January 1, 2009 @ 2:11 am

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