Gotta love Cnet's brutally honest 5 reasons NOT....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by St8kout, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. St8kout, Feb 5, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2011

    St8kout macrumors regular

    May 17, 2010
    Not to choose Verizon's iphone.

    Basically it's if you want Verizon, don't choose the iphone. If you want the iphone, don't choose Verizon.

    "5 reasons to skip Verizon's iphone";brandnav
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Only click this link if you are totally bored, have a lot of time to kill, and don't care about getting any relevant information

    Fair warning
  3. St8kout thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2010
  4. Synthion macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    What macdawg said
  5. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ
    Do you smell the ATT Fanboy in here? It's thick.
  6. mightygitis macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2011
    Hampton Roads
    Nothing we haven't heard before. Blah blah blah, data is slower, but it drops less calls. Blah blah blah Verizon is going to slow down the top 5% data users.

    First, most companies slow the top data users. I've seen it in Cox internet, where they also slow down high data usage during peek periods in order to accommodate, you know, the rest of the users.

    And there were only THREE reasons I heard in that video. Not five.
  7. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    I agree that the video is complete crap. The guy is an obvious droid lover who is inventing reasons to bash the phone. The tired complaints about AT&Ts network are old and stale. Its too bad people have just been repeating them over and over until they believe it, and convince others as well, with no actual backing.
  8. zenio macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    Unfortunately the same could be said for many links. If more people would focus on sharing their experiences without exaggeration and criticism of such an extreme nature, the mood would be much more positive. Why not make an effort to respect others, help out with problems & show maturity.
  9. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    I won't doubt you, next time I will listen to you

    It's the same crap people been saying. If Verizon works in your area where you need it the most and you want an iPhone. GO FOR IT!!! I have at&t and t works for me. Not every carrier will work for everyone, why can't people get this? :rolleyes:

    People know the pro's and Con's of both carriers and people will get which one works for them. We shouldn't bash them for this at all, it's childish.
  10. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148a Safari/6533.18.5)

    I am now waiting for the iPhone to go to sprint and tmob.
  11. MedicSteve09 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    Concurrent data/voice: as a current verizon customer, I am already accustomed to this....this applies to any 3G phone I purchase...not an exclusive iPhone issue.

    Overseas: I have no intentions of traveling overseas anytime again....again, not an issue exclusive to the iPhone. Most vzw have this limitation

    Retool of AT&T iPhone: Of course, it is an iPhone 4g with a CDMA chip. If it doesn't live up to my expectations then I will move on to something else

    4G: doesn't apply to me. I'm not naive enough to believe my little rural area is looking at 4g anytime this year. Any phone I would have purchased this year, regardless of iPhone's availability, would have been a 3G

    Possibility of AT&T type network failure: while a possibility, it seems like I would experience network problems regardless of what phone I held in my hand due to other iPhone 4 adopters.

    Seems like I'll be ok. Thank you anyways CNET, you are always there for a chuckle
  12. shadrap macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
  13. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    the 13 colonies
    So if you want Verizon don't get the iphone.....but get droid that uses the same "slow" data? Or pay through the nose for 4G some day in the future (if you're lucky to be in one of the few markets). Sounds like a good plan.
  14. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2010
    The guy makes some excellent points.

    Wheres the fire that you need to buy it right away, don't be a sheep, and just wait only 4 months for the iPhone5 or what ever it will be called come this June.

    Plus while waiting those four short months for the new iPhone, you can see how Verizon does with the iPhone, what if they get totally bogged down with millions of new iPhone users, and start having service issues, and do become ATT ?

    I say just wait a few months, and get the brand new shiny iPhone, you will wish you had once it comes out.
  15. mightygitis macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2011
    Hampton Roads
    That still requires the 5 to come out this year. Which I'm not convinced it is. But if you want the white one you might be in luck in a few months.
  16. MarximusMG macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2009
    I was bored. And I couldn't even make it through half of the video.
  17. Certinfy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2011
    Gotta love how the US make such a big thing when another network gets the iPhone 4, FFS here in the UK we had 6 networks for the iPhone 4 when it was released :D
  18. Avalontor macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    wow, just wow.
  19. Macloven macrumors regular


    Aug 25, 2008
    My wife has had her Centro for almost 4 years and wants a new phone. She's loving her MB Pro and wants a phone that's as easy to use. Does she care about any of the "limitations"? No, because they apply to all the VZW phones anyways. But we get great reception in our area and AT&T is only o.k.

    Happy wife happy life. :D

  20. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Take your CDMA iPhone out of the country, and watch it drop down to an iPod Touch with international roaming.

    I can take my jailbroken GSM iPhone anywhere I want, drop a new sim card into it, and turn it into an iPhone with 3G on another carrier.

  21. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    I love how people think EVERYONE travels outside of the country. I'm so glad you can take your phone everywhere, you think everyone cares? NO
    Verizon has how many customers, you think they care? I have at&t now and the most I went outside the USA was Mexico, and ya know what? I had Verizon back then and made calls with no problems.

    Me personally, I am happy Verizon people can have the iPhone now. Verizon didn't work for me, but it works for others. Why can't others be happy that more people can enjoy the iPhone?
  22. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Except, of course, if you need to make calls now. In that case, waiting doesn't seem like much of an option. Besides, not everyone has to have the latest and greatest. I have ample disposable income, I'm a huge techie and an Apple fan, but I don't necessarily need the brand-newest gear.

    Besides, AT&T is notoriously bad where I am and I vastly prefer the iPhone to Android and Blackberry (and I've used all 3 - BB Tour 9600, Storm 2, Moto Droid, HTC Incredible, along with the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4), so I have no concerns about feeling left out at all if I buy a Verizon iPhone now instead of 5 months from now.

    Besides, the Verizon iPhone is going to save me a bunch of money. I won't need to keep two cellphones - one AT&T iPhone and one Verizon something else. One phone to rule them all. :D
  23. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    the 13 colonies
    Because their inferiority complex makes it impossible for them to be happy that their "exclusive at&t club" is no more. They don't care about at&t per se...I doubt many people love their telecom company. I sure as hell have no love for Verizon. They just hate the fact that others will have the phone now too.
  24. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    It was entertaining.

    I'm a virgin mobile user cause I'm a cheapo. So I'm not biased either way. But I'd tend to agree with the guy, in that you should basically wait it out and see how things shake out over the next half year or so.

    At least wait for iPhone 5 before signing a two-year contract approx 4 months before the next refresh.
  25. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008

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