Verizon to begin "iDoesn't" companion against "iDevice"

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  1. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    at least mms was finally released. they'd have a field day w/ that.
     
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  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    These campaigns aren't going to be effective.
     
  4. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    iDoesn't suck. What does: Verizon has a phone for that.
     
  5. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    They sure would. There are plenty of things to fault the iPhone on, but overall I'd rather have it than any phone I've seen on Verizon. I am curious to see what they'll pick at.
     
  6. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    The guys over at engadget are having a field day over this. A lot of talk about things like multi-tasking, Camera, and the openness or lack there of the OS.
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I like the phones verizon offers as does my wife. ATT phones, IMO, are lousy.
    Couple friends may be leaving the iphones behind to better cater to their families when googe picks up the G phone.
    The G phone may not be a better phone but he family will be happier with the wider selection of verizon phones.

    In 2 years I can see a more level field and the rave over iphone killers and whatever else will be a nontopic.
    Apple may have invented the wheel of smart phones but the design is out ad now all the others have to do is tune their OS.

    The ramp in sales and technology don't favor Apple. Meaning it will be harder for apple to maintain the market share as the other players start introducing iphones that are more like iphones and instead of trying to reinventing the wheel just improving on it and exploiting any lackings the iphone may have..
     
  8. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    I agree that the iPhone isn't the end all and be all. I also agree that there are plenty of perfectly adequate phones on verizon and their selection of phones overall is better than AT&T's, but you could probably find phones on either carrier that would meet mot people's needs.

    The iphone has a significant lead that the other manufacturers haven't been able to compete with yet and they haven't been able to effectively play catch up in the last two years. Their software is inadequate (including app stores), the hardware is better in some features, but the actual user experience of the phones is still generally behind the iPhone in significant ways (not counting, y'know, the network). And they're behind in marketing and branding.

    They will catch up, though, and likely surpass, but it'll be a game of leapfrog when they do get there. Other manufacturers who may have longer feature lists and some nicer specs on paper will still lose (look at the mp3 player market over the last decade).
     
  9. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    I know If your a apple Fan or a att fan your gonna get downranked in a flash.

    As I stated before Verizons Phones espcailly there basic Phones Suck If you wanna use bluetooth for anything important good luck with that. I live in Nashville and the coverage for 3G is crap at best I get 2 bars maybe 3, my dad on the other hadn has a full set of 3g on att oh and if you want to switch plans or downgrade on Verizon expect to sign on another 2 year contract. yeah we found that out the hard way.
     
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  11. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Wasn't Verizon Apple's first choice to begin with? It would make sense, if you get an exclusive contract you'd go for the carrier with the most customers.
     
  12. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Looking at what I have with ATT compared to what verizon charges for similar services we might be talking a large cup of coffee with a muffin at dunkin donuts.

    ah the iphone vvm how to is about 424 words without any amplifying info.
    http://www.wireless.att.com/answer-center/main.jsp?solutionId=KB80510&t=solutionTab

    Maybe I am missing the point
     
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Yes but apple finally settled for cingular. Shortly after that ATT sucked up cingular
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Actually SBC sucked them both up.

    I played around with the HTC Hero and didn't like the interface or the feel of the phone. I am happy with the iPhone.
     
  15. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

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    Good ad, and surprisingly truthful. More competitors need to start calling out the iPhones more serious flaws, so apply may in fact fix them.
     
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    Problem with that is people are seriously impressed with what the iPhone does and how it does them.
     
  18. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    **** just got real! Good ad! Although people complaining about physical keyboards are annoying. I type faster on the iPhones keyboard than on some stupid env2 for VZW anyday. I just typed this whole post up in 30secs just goes too show how apple does a good job with it's UI. though I do like android allot and expect it to make big market changes in terms of the iPhone "runnin' dis shiz" tell forever ..
     
  19. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Verizon: there's a map for that and it's shaped like the US, everywhere else be monsters.

    Seriously, CDMA? Talk about limited coverage...
     
  20. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Just Saw the Comercail Wow Epic Fail imo doesn't run widgets um WTF is weather stocks etc? doesnt take pictures in the dark um really how many people actaully wanna take pictures in the Dark? 5MP camera again anything over 3 is overkill unless you are a professional try again Verizon.
     
  21. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Good ad,

    But I have switched from an Andriod device, to iPhone and personally I prefer it because of the stability.

    Great multitasking on Andriod, but no way easy way to close apps made it freeze and lag. Alot.

    Lets see some real competitors come out!
    Then iPhone 4G will have to be GREAT!
     
  22. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

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    Which is fine, because the iPhone does certain things really well. But if enough of these ads come out, people may in fact realize that the iPhone still has room for improvement.
     
  23. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    How long until we see the counter "iDo" adds from apple? Would like to see what they, or att counters with now
     

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