if there is no verizon iphone announcement on Wednesday

poe diddley

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Jun 5, 2005
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if there is no verizon iphone announcement on Wednesday
then i'm getting a verizon droid.
i know i'll get flamed for this, but here are my reasons=

1. att sucks majorly in my area-friends that have iphones either have to suffer with bad service, or they get that home base station thingie so they can make/receive calls at home without dropping as many calls(note i didnt' say any-they still drop calls). when i first moved to greensboro from orlando, i had att, and could not make or receive calls at my home unless i walked outside into the middle of the front yard. when i called att on this, they told me that i was too close to an interstate, and that during business hours the signal would get "pulled" by traffic on this highway. after testing this theory (by looking at the clock), i realized they were right-i asked if a different phone would make any difference, and they told me-no lie- that i should probably go with another provider since they had no immediate plans to upgrade the towers in my area. that was about 4 years ago, and i've been very happy with verizon's service ever since then.

2. i've been patiently waiting for a verizon iphone since the original iphone came out. i've read all the teases and speculation since day one. it always seems to be right around the corner.

3. i'm up for my "new every 2" with verizon and with my discounts the top of the line droid will only cost me $99 out of pocket.

4. i need a new phone. my env2 is ok but behind the times.

so those are my reasons. no verizon iphone mention next week, then i get the droid. i don't want to, but i've waited years for a verizon iphone, and i think that's long enuff. no chance in hell i will switch to att unless i move to a very different area, and that's not happening for quite some time.

so flame me up if you want, but i think i've been patient enuff. i can't wait for apple/verizon to figure it out any longer..
 

pcs are junk

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Sep 28, 2009
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twice has verizon screwed it up for themselves. apple went to verizon in the beginning because they figured theyd get more sales. verizon said, okay, we'll sell your phone, but we want to put our firmware on it. apple said no and moved to at&t, who allowed them to put their own firmware on it. if apple would have say okay to verizon, this would be another piece of crap phone. but its not now. so what im saying here is verizon could have boosted themselves up really fast and made tons of money. most people have verizon. the second screw up, is now apple has some drawbacks of selling the iphone with verizon. remember those droid commercials? the ones with iDon't? well they were actually wrong about everything with that iDon't crap because we can do all that on jailbroken phones. and so that got apple to think, "hmm, they are competing with us, after we offered to sell the iphone on their service." so you can thank verizon that u dont have the iphone. and personally, i dont think verizon will ever get the iphone. also they always mark every phone with that verizon crap. oh and verizon rips u off every way, and will probably charge u a $500 phone bill for the iphone each month.
 

cdd543

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Oct 13, 2006
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Get whatever carrier works best for you. Who knows when or if VZW will get the iPhone. Droid has it's problems as well, but it's the best iPhone alternative verizon offers. I'd probably wait for the nexus one at this point, but I already had a droid so that's easy for me to say. Good luck.
 

poe diddley

macrumors regular
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Jun 5, 2005
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greensboro nc
Apparently you are.

Why are you waiting until Tuesday? In my opinion, you should just get the Droid right now.
i'm giving them one last chance. i've opted not to get the nicest phone verizon had to offer several times over the past few years so i wouldnt waste my money in case there was an iphone released on their service. that's how my luck goes. i buy something else tomorrow, the day after that the verizon iphone is released and i have to wait again until i can justify spending the extra $.
i mean honestly, that's how much i want an iphone, but i will not purchase one when att is my only option for service. i can't screw myself like that no matter how much i crave one.
 

lionheartednyhc

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Jul 13, 2009
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Why would they announce a verizon iphone next week? That would pretty much kill all their iphone sales until June...
 

Slip Jigs

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Feb 18, 2008
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Sorry, the performance and features of the iPhone are just superior. I've yet to see any of the touch-screen phones that are anything more than cheap knock offs and copies. Some do have some nice features and look OK, but just OK.

It's worth it to either continue to wait and for a few dropped calls to use the iPhone.
 

PhoneI

macrumors 68000
Mar 7, 2008
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I have a droid and I hate it. If your going to get an Android device on Verizon, wait for the Nexus One. I have one of those on Tmo.

I still prefer my iPhone. (I do mobile support for my company, so I carry a bunch of different devices).
 

Maverickster

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Jun 27, 2009
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Why not wait 2 more months and get Nexus One with Verizon?
I wondered that as well. If you've waited this long for a VZW iPhone, you might as well wait just a little longer to get the "right" android phone which, from what I've read, the N1 is.
 

hippo206

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Apr 8, 2007
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I'm no expert, but I get the vibe through macrumors and gizmodo that it is very unlikely a verizon phone will be launched (especially on wed). Even if it is announced, it probably won't be available for some time, which means you will still be waiting.