viPhone

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    I deal with enough iPhone setups for clients that I don't want to have to keep distinguishing between the two phones by saying "Verizon iPhone" or "AT&T iPhone" -- their differences are subtle, but important. So I'm curious as to what anyone else thinks about using the name "viPhone" (pronounced "vigh-phone") to describe the new Verizon iPhone -- it's no harder to say than "iPhone" but the "v" tells you it's different.
     
  2. pyroza macrumors regular

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    Does the phone have service? If so, it's a Verizon iPhone. No need for a silly name.
     
  3. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Interesting thought. However, there are still people I talk to who don't know what version of the iPhone that they have (original, 3G, 3GS, 4) they just know that they have the iPhone. So getting them to call it something else may prove to be difficult, but is it really that difficult to ask which carrier they are on?
     
  4. iAd4m macrumors member

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    Quit being lazy people.
    It's not that hard to say Verizon iPhone or AT&T iPhone.
     
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    My AT&T iPhone has service. I'm typing this message on it right now!
     
  6. pyroza macrumors regular

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    You are quite clearly delusional.
     
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    Zing :) My AT&T iPhone has great service. :p

    But I have often been called delusional. So that's no biggie.
     
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    Whatever, I knew you were making a joke. A lame joke, but a joke all the same.

    You seriously think I'm delusional?
     
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  10. Cphaggar, Jan 11, 2011
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    Says the guy who drools over our technology.


    On topic,

    It's s clever idea to call it the viphone, but might be more confusing for less tech savvy people like mentioned above.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Isn't it bad enough that celebrity couples get their names blended, ie. TomKat, Brangelina, etc.?:mad: We don't need to do it with tech stuff.
     
  12. possumwater macrumors regular

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    Get it right! We now call it L.A.'s! Friggin A...
     
  13. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

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    Your location says West L.A, California. So since you live in America, you must be a lazy American like the rest of us.
     
  14. Surely Guest

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    Pfft.....you don't even build it yourselves.
     
  15. possumwater macrumors regular

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    Just trying to stir some things up A?
     
  16. Surely Guest

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    It's "eh".

    Just trying to point out that all the other countries with multiple carriers don't seem to have this problem.
     
  17. Gjeepguy macrumors regular

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    Might as well call it iPhone 4CDMA.

    Verizon didn't sign an exclusive deal.
     
  18. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

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    I like it; viPhone and AiPhone (pronounced iPhone).
     
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    I dunno, why not call it an iPhone - shocking I know :eek:

    Why should we make distinctions by carrier? We don't see europeans doing this and they've had their choice of carriers and the iPhone for a while now.
     
  21. labman macrumors 604

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    People are going to call it what there going to call it not everybody will agree. Verizon iPhone works for me. I expect though we will see Vphone V-Iphone Verphone etc etc... As I said before people can't even get the Touch right most still say Itouch.
     
  22. barkingDog macrumors regular

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    And when Sprint gets it, and when TMobile gets it, and when MetroPCS gets it...

    SiPhone
    TiPhone
    MiPhone

    Hmmm.... just go with Apple iPhone. (The 'Apple' is optional, of course; but for those that need to communicate the carrier -- spell it out.)
     
  23. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Ah, but in all those other countries -- and even in the US, until today -- those phones were all, for all intents and purposes, identical. Right? An iPhone 4 from the US could be taken to the UK or Japan or China or Australia and it would work in any of those places, once an appropriate SIM was installed.

    The viPhone has different hardware -- namely, it uses CDMA instead of GSM. It's a different phone. You can't switch it over to AT&T or any of those other carriers, just as you couldn't switch an iPhone over to Verizon.

    It deserves a different name.
     
  24. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Yeah a simple, 'what network are you on' will suffice
     

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