I refuse to buy an iPhone until......

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iGuyiGuy, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. iGuyiGuy macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2010
    So I have always wanted to make the leap from blackberry to iPhone...

    BUT I refuse to switch until it goes to verizon...AT&T is terrible!!!

    Until that magical day I have my iPad :)

    Anyone in here waiting for some changes/fixes before they buy??
  2. koilvr macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    Verizon is a joke also, it is not going to happen for at least couple more years.
  3. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    I don't think this has ever been discussed before. So glad you brought it up! :rolleyes:
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I guess none of the other threads the OP posted got the reaction he wanted, so why not post this thread. :rolleyes:

    /thread and wasteland
  5. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    The Verizon threads get old. If the iPhone ever sees another provider, it will be one of two ways:

    Pre-LTE: It will be T-Mobile as the only other provider Apple might carry the iPhone. Apple will not re-engineer their device for American CDMA which is already obsolete, and fundamentally incompatible with other CDMA implementations like China's (which use R/UIM cards.) You will sooner see Token Ring ports appearing on Macbooks than you will see Apple put support for US CDMA in their devices.

    Post-LTE: Who knows. This is going to be some years in the future because LTE won't just have to supersede 3G, it will have to supersede EDGE, and even GPRS in rural areas before SJ gives his blessing to an LTE based iPhone.

    If I were to place bets, I would say that the iPhone will remain under AT&T unless the climate changes to mandate unlocked devices, then Apple will just sell the device at retail, and people buy it and then drop in the SIM card of their choice of provider.

    Until LTE becomes prevalent, there is going to be no chance, no way, no how of a Verizon iPhone ever coming to be. Apple will not re-engineer a device and add another radio just for the US, on a band which will be not relevant in a couple years. So, it just will not happen.
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Enjoy your wait.:p
  7. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Thanks for playing...this is only the 175,000th "I want the iPhone on Verizon" thread that's been started...this year!:rolleyes:
  8. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    Just going to let you know that people will start complain about Verizon when iPhone Verizon phone comes out. iPhone users are data hogs. AT&T is a better company for the iPhone.
  9. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    You started a thread on Aug 20th that says "Should I Make The Switch To iPhone 4??"

    then about an hour later you replied to a thread titled "my iPhone 4, its boreing me" and said

    so after your Bye Bye, yesterday you start a new thread "Are You As Happy With iPhone 4 As You Thought You Would Be??"

    and now today "I refuse to buy an iPhone until......"

    Aug 19th
    Aug 19th

    I think you need make up your mind and get the phone that best works for your needs, take your own advice, and please stop using this forum as a dear diary.
  10. iAmYou macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
  11. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009

    Oh hell no
  12. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
  13. sootie macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    so...if you had every single iphone....doesnt that mean youre already on AT&T? and have been for like 3 years....im confused....what do you have and use OP?
  14. Gomff macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
    >>>Breaking News<<<

    This troll has been rumbled.
  15. RonHC macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2010
    Oh snap :eek:
  16. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
    Really tired of people talking crap about AT&T.

    It's the #2 provider in all of the U.S. Don't forget that Verizon had a 2 year head start with their 3G network.

    Don't like it? No one cares.
  17. ohaithar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2010
    Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
    I hope you like waiting
  18. Amino Man macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2010
    I respect you so much man. Without this thread, I would've purchased an iPhone, so thanks!

    Just kidding. I have an iPhone 4.
  19. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    And outdated tech...
  20. Spudracer macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2009
    Ditto. I've used an iPhone (personal) and a Verizon Blackberry (corporate) side by side all over the country for the past two years. I honestly don't see much difference for voice. Some places AT&T has better coverage and some places Verizon is better. Generally AT&T is fine. As for data, AT&T 3G is slow but tolerable and I hardly ever fail over to Edge. I'd imagine Verizon may see a teensy impact to their network if you turned on 25 million iPhone users tomorrow.

    I actually head up procurement for a private equity firm and I'm in the middle of negotiating deals with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon for our 28 portfolio companies. Why all three? Because none of them offer the network coverage and technology to satisfy all our needs in every geography. Verizon and Sprint are riding the CDMA horse, a bad choice in my opinion. Sprint is further burdened by the ancient and dying iDen network. I think AT&T is the business leader and Verizon is the consumer advertising leader. Sprint is just, well, one step away from oblivion.
  21. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    AT&T has the fastest 3g in the country.... not just me saying it the testing says so.
  22. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I can't help but notice, side by side connectivity Verizon and ATT; verizon beats ATT hands down in Boston. Doesn't matter how fast ATT claims it is if I can't connect the phone is useless.

    We have a year left on the contracts and we will be re-evaluating our service provider.
  23. myphone macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
  24. wjlafrance macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    Madison, WI
    You're wrong. AMPS had a 25 year run in America and is still running on two providers in Canada. CDMA is nowhere near 25 years old and is not going to disappear anytime soon.

    According to this list, GSM (2G) was launched in 1991, and 3GSM (3G) was launched in 2001. That's right - GSM is older. Since age clearly indicates obsolescence, GSM is on it's way out before CDMA. For the record, if CDMA is such terrible technology, why is GSM 3G using W-CDMA?

    My CDMA phone doesn't have token ring ports, but you may want to check your iPhone. I mean, it is based off of "ancient", "obsolete" technology.

    By the way, the cellular operations are handled by a separate processor than the iPhone's main processor, and only a small part of the phone needs to be replaced to move to CDMA. To put a new wireless card in your laptop do you need to re-engineer the whole thing? No, you need to disconnect and reconnect a few cables.

  25. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Verizon is horrible. Would be nice to get one legit on T-mobile, maybe. I had AT&T long before the iPhone though.. Going on 15 years now.

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