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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.

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3 Comments »

  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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