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Goodbye Droid back to the iPhone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DigiPimp, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. DigiPimp

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    well i tried and tried, had an eris and tried a moto droid as well for almost two months and i just finished returning the droid and placed my order for an iphone 3gs. ill stick with the iphone it looks like as i've been using one for over 3 years now, the droid just didnt cut it for me and in my area verizon isnt even 3g but at&t is surprisingly enough.

    so i say goodbye, maybe by the end of this year droid will have caught up to what i need it to be, but maybe not. maybe apple will surprise us all again this june and i'll be able to update my iphone to 4.0 for free. we'll see but for now im gone.
     

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  2. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!
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    Yewwtah!
    Good luck. Dont forget to send a postcard. :D
     
  3. Barbara

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    Sometimes the area you live in is everything. I was on Sprint before I got the Droid on Verizon. When traveling, I just expected to be without a signal in many areas. I didn't get upset because it was expected. If I called my husband when he was in his office, I expected that he would have to call me back because he would see that he was getting a call from me but the signal was no good so he would call me back once he moved to an area where he had reception.

    On my recent trip, there was an area south of Louisville all the way down to the Tennessee border where I had no signal on Verizon. If someone lives there, they would HATE the Droid and Verizon. Not worth it. The rest of the trip all the way through Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the signal was outstanding!! Much better than my old Sprint phone. So you have to go with what works for you on the network that works in your area. Pleasant phoning!

    ETA: And Alabama. I forgot about them. Alabama was good too!
     
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    Cool, good luck with the new phone!

    Good luck with that, too :eek:
     
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    i will because theres an app for that lol
     
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    Yah, there is also a map for that. At&t, thumbs down.
     
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    Yewwtah!
    Barbara makes a good point, Its not where you from, its where you at!! ;)
     
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    It is very rare that at&t has service in some areas and verizon doesn't. It just my opinion. I hate the iphone . I had the 3gs and returned it went with verizon and its been smooth sailing.
     
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    And you really had to make a thread for this?
     
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    well whatever works for you. where i live i got about 100k speed on my droid and got about 2000k on my iphone 3g. i gave my 3g to my girlfriend when i bought a droid and just had to return it today. the dark ass black screen camera and apps that force quit, as well as the slow data speed are just not for me.

    android will eventually catch up i imagine and there was a lot i liked about it, but honestly for me the iphone is still the best and im headed back after placing my order for a 3gs tonight after doing my return.
     
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    +1
     
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    Well, I know the frustration.

    Anyone that's read my posts know that I'm in the same boat with the pitiful reception with Verizon in my area. What's worse is that Verizon's online maps show our area to be fantastic! They even sent a tech out to confirm.

    I'm trying to get an "extender" to see if i can at least get service for the few hours that I'm home in the evenings, otherwise, it works fine at my job about 40 minutes away in Houston.

    I get no web service in the house, so I use wifi. As for the phone, I get zero bars. We went to a local restaurant near my home (about 2 miles away) where I was getting 4 bars for phone reception, but as for web service -- my wife's ATT Iphone (1st generation) smoked my ass with a side by side race to pull up androidforums.com It took about 2 minutes for me, 26 seconds for her.

    That was the lonnnnnnnnnngest 2 minutes....

    To clarify, I love the Droid, just not having luck with the reception. If the extender doesn't work, I may have to wait till ATT offers their Android phones. Either that, or just friggin relocate!:(
     
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    Nooooo! Say it isnt so!
     

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    Don't feed the troll
     
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    Some like the iPhone. Some like the DROID. I fine with that.
    At least that'll be one less person mucking up this forum with posts on how to make their DROID more iPhone-like. ;)


    werd.

    double werd. :cool:


    I'm out...
     
  16. JimmyHat

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    Good luck. "Can you hear me now?"
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Maybe he thought this was Twitter; his first clue should have been when he eclipsed 140 characters.

    But seriously, if you couldn't get 3G service from Verizon in your area, why buy the Eris or Droid in the first place? :thinking:
     
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    verizon rules utah, at&t users always switch back, its nuts. ps it can be just the iphone, i know a guy who now prefers his mytouch to the iphone. its really funny.
     
  20. DigiPimp

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    i did kind of realize that all the iphone hating trolls might stop in and say something
     
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    It's not so much the iphone hating trolls but you did post this on a Droid forum so what would you expect? Most Droid owners are VERY happy with their purchase. A very small percentage are not. You won't get much love posting hate on a Droid forum. You would have more success on an iphone forum. But like I said earlier, I feel your pain. It's not the phone's fault. There is a small area of the country where Verizon does not reach. I wouldn't like the droid if I lived in the boondocks either.
     
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    Well, if I were in your situation, I wouldn't have switched to Verizon and Droid in the first place. I mean, you had to know that Verizon had no 3G in your area, right? Smartphones like these are really limited by their data connections, and 1xRTT will not cut it.

    Anyways, have fun with going back to AT&T. If I had to use AT&T, personally, I'd get a Bold 9700. It's plenty fast and you still get that multitasking ability. I have an iPod Touch to run the apps and games that I want, but for a phone, I need something more capable than an iPhone.

    And what are you talking about getting an iPhone 4.0 for free? That's very unlikely, so you may want to re-check the details of whatever you're referring to, if that's what's motivating you to buy the 3GS now. It may save you some money 6 months down the road.
     
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    Well that's the best thing that could happen to your Droid. Hopefully it will find a new home and have happier times.
     
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    i didnt post any hate though. im disappointed that the droid wasnt as good as i expected it to be. but yeah if the boondocks is one hour outside of Dallas/Fort Worth metro area then yeah I guess Im in the middle of nowhere lol
     
  25. Barbara

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    I'm just saying that the only dead area I have found so far is south of Louisville, KY down to the Tennessee border. If I lived there, I would hate the Droid and Verizon. I can't speak to Texas because I haven't been there yet. I do know that another poster on here in your area is having the same problem and there is a "promised" "maybe" "potential" tower coming. That doesn't help you now but again, it's not the phone's fault. It's the network.
     

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