It's Official: The iPhone 4, on Verizon. Still Sticking with Android?

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dmonkyking

Although we're talking about Verizon here, I'm perfectly happy with my rooted Vibrant running TW's Nero 4.1 w/Voodoo.  I'm with Android for the long haul and I have no interest in the iphone as I think it's highly overrated.

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tony2tonez

BB OS offers the most secuirty, when a company gets banned from countries because their OS is too tuff to crack, that is where i am at. BB was banned from i think UAE and a couple others because of their security measure. Which says what about the other and their security? And if you dont travel or have much sensitive information then i guess it dont matter.

BB lacks the funcitonailty and looks as the iphone and Andriod. So it doesnt get the same respect. Those guys are the diamonds and BB is sterling silver.

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cpuking2010

is more like bronze.

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NuparuGT

This will show that the iPhone has the ability to take down a network and people would start to hate it.

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mtjepkema

Since Verizon helped shape the Android brand as a better, more flexible, more intelligent phone choice (IE the "I can't" commercials in 2009), I fooled myself into thinking that Verizon was the little guy flipping the bird to the big bad iPhone.

Then I woke up and realized the Verizon is a multi billion dollar company that was teamed up with another multi billion dollar company (Google). They were neither the little guy, nor were they flipping the bird. They were simply courting Apple the entire time saying "see what happens when we get behind a brand?" I'm sure we will see fewer robotically awesome Droid commercials from Verizon and more from the crazy irritating "can you hear me now" guy. NO! I CAN'T HEAR YOU! GET OFF MY TV!

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scheppdogg532

I know they're regional, but US Cell has great service and bang for the buck. Basically, I'd be paying an Apple tax and a Verizon tax. No thanks. I'll trade in my BB Tour in May for WinMoPho 7.

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deadsenator

I made the switch two years ago because Verizon is slow to offer new phones (they turned Apple down) and then they hamper them with their custom firmware so they may nickel and dime you to death.  T-Mobile was happy to host my jailbroken iPhone without a hitch.  Why should I go back to Verizon?  I have no reason to.

I am no Apple zealot (I hate iTunes with a passion), and I have entertained the idea of a droid phone, but until I learn more about them (and get a good bargain on one), I'll still stick with my 3GS.  I have a BSD-style command line, SSH services, VNC, VLC, SOMAFM, etc...

GSM is also worldwide.  New SIM and you're on.  How will this work with Verizon's new iPhone?  It won't.

 

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McChief

You seriously missed out then. The deals on android phones where amazing over the holidays. I think your one of those people that need excuses why you never switch to something new. 

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deadsenator

I think you are "one of those people" that makes rash decisions.  Hey, you're right about one thing: it is easy to make judgements on one post! 

New often times means problems.  You go ahead and buy that brand spanking new device, so that I can learn from your potential mistakes or success.  Not a bad method in my experience and saves me money *every* time.  There is nothing wrong with being patient and doing your homework. 

I like taking my time to learn things so that I ultimately make the right choice.  Also, I like the size of the iPhone.  It fits very nicely in the front pocket.  The droid phones I've looked at so far are a skosh too large for me.  In addition, I just bought this 3gs five months ago for $100 from a friend.  I used the heck out of the 3g before that that I bought for $50 and the 2g was free for me.  I like cheap deals and I do not want any contracts. Since these have all been jailbroken phones with command lines, what am I missing out on?  It's just a different kernel and some different tools for the droid, no?

Any of the droid phones that have appealed to me are having problems with battery life.  Does yours?  Have you found a good app-killer?  These things are still being sorted.

What I will end up doing is buying a used droid from one of my friends to play around with and learn when I am ready and the opportunity presents itself.  There will always be time to spend money, so I don't think I missed out on anything.

 

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Hamburger

Not entirely true.

It's true that CDMA devices do not use SIM cards, but LTE devices do.  So whenever a 4G/LTE Verizon I-Phone rolls around, it'll have a SIM.

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deadsenator

that could potentially be the next version of the iphone, but I thought the more likely case was a combo CDMA/GSM version of it (v5).  LTE should roll out eventually as an evolution for GSM and not CDMA. So, what does this mean for Verizon's CDMA network?  I honestly do not know their targeted direction.

In any case for now, what I stated is correct, this iteration is not a world-phone.

 

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

The wife has an Android, and I really dig all the applications you can get for it. I'll look to replace my little LG Glance about the time the iPhone 4 hits Verizon. I'll go for something thin and light--I can't stand having a netbook-sized phone in my pants pocket!!!

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HeartBurnKid

I like the freedom that Android affords, and T-Mobile's customer service has been aces in my book (all the providers do pretty much the same on coverage out here, so that's my tie breaker). 

Of course, I think you may be asking the wrong question; I'm sure that the majority of current Android users are going to stay with the platform, as it's developed very well into something with pretty much all the iPhone's strengths and then some, and none of its weaknesses.  The two more relevant questions would be:

It's Official: The iPhone 4, on Verizon. Are you finally getting a smartphone?

Or,

It's Official: The iPhone 4, on Verizon. Still Sticking with AT&T?

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jjroid

My thoughts exactly. I too am on T-Mobile...and here in Manhattan, they rock as far as coverage and network speed goes. The network coupled with my rooted Galaxy-S makes for good times! Hey-Oh!

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dmfaber1

This is the real question. How will 13 million iCultists affect Verizon's network?

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YoshiHNS

Verizon's network is pretty robust, but if as many people switch over from AT&T, they might have some issues. I'd rather see them put a higher price on the iPhone to slow over the transition, or make more profit and put it towards their network. Not like that's where most of the money goes, but would still be nice.

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Carbon

I'll never use that limited iDouche device.

 

 

 

 

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jjroid

Don't worry Android, I'll stay with you!

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Anthony010

Did MaximumPC really just ask that question? why would i ever want an apple device? seriously? come on now you can do so much more with an android phone that with an iphone...and you dont have to put one of those gay ass rubberband things around your phone just so it gets reception...lol so yes i am staying with android

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Baer

First of all the primary job for my smartphone is to be a phone. The iPhone is less than impressive in that regard. Verizon will help but it still is good but not great. I have had opportunities to use iPhones and overall they seem like toys. At CES I got the opportunity to try just about every new major phone. Before CES my choice was Android but after trying the Windows Phone 7 that is now the one I am waiting for, on Verizon.

Even if I were more impressed with the iPhone, even if I could see flash video's Etc. Even if it were price reasonably I still get so annoied by the apple kiddies culture that I do not want to be associated with them and would not want to be mistaken for one of them.

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JusTalkin

I'm not sure what the plan pricing for the iPhone will be, but I'm sure it's expensive. Also, can they actually sell the iPhone without restricting it like they do everything else?  I mean with most of their other phones you don't have the full phone capabilities you have on other carriers anyway because Verizon cripples it in order to require you to buy everything for your phone from them. You can't even get basic add-on apps for some of their SAmsung phones without having to do it through Verizon.  I'm with them because or the network reliability, but they are way too expensive for me to stick with long term.

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aviaggio

What's an iPhone and why on Earth would I want one?

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ram1220

 I am extremely happy with my rooted Android phone with Sprint. I pay one flat rate for everything and Sprint is reliable. It's not the old Sprint that people learned to hate years ago. So no there is no way I will give up my Android and join the SJ cult.

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lunchbox73

I'm more interested in the Win Phone on Verizon.

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praetor_alpha

*yawn* more iNews I don't care about. I have deemed Apple mostly not newsworthy.

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gordonb

"It's Official: The iPhone 4, on Verizon. Still sticking with Android?"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Good one. Funny.

Oh, wait, that was a serious question?

Yes.

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cpuking2010

I'll glady wait for my Droid Bionic thank you very much.

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TheDorkSide

I've messed with a few co workers' iPhones and for some reason it never seemed to work right for me. Setting up e-mail seemed fussy, programs and settings behaved in ways that didn't make sense to me. Must have been a mental block. Someone here got a Droid Incredible. I only played with it for a few minutes and it seemed to work for me. I got one for myself the following week after years of worshipping at the altar of BlackBerry and never looked back. So, for me, this news doesn't matter. I still think if Apple were to do it all over again, the exclusivity deal would have worked better with Verizon. I think it's a better carrier than AT&T in my experience. I'm not an Apple hater either, though I don't own a single product. I think the iPhone is a sexy device with slick marketing. Those that love it, love it, those that hate it, hate it.

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cpuking2010

Verizon said no thanks. Seriously that's how it happend.

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HeartBurnKid

In Verizon's defense on that, I can see why they'd say no to a profit-sharing arrangement with a company with no experience as a cell phone manufacturer that planned to market a $500 feature phone with no subsidy.  Especially when they tell you you're not allowed to put the apps you've been advertising heavily on the phone.

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I Jedi

"It's Official: The iPhone 4, on Verizon. Still sticking with Android?"

How dare you question my loyalty to open source.

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tapple

+1 I need this on a T-shirt.

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TechJunkie

+1 then +infinity

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JMG760

+1

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cpuking2010

+1

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macumber

For me it is too late. I live in a rural area and Verizon is the ONLY provider who has network which works in my home. I have tried them all. I have hated Verizon's phone selection over the years but have had to stick with them because their network is my only real option. Well now Verizon finally has some compelling phones (wife has DroidX and loves it) so for me - it's too late. Now about 18 months ago when I was ready to incinerate my Blackberry Storm (the worst phone I have ever had, and it wasn't cheap) I would have given my eye-teeth for an iPhone. But now, meh. I'll stick with Android. I'm not an Apple haterz but I don't need an iPhone when the latest Android phones soundly whup it.

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TechJunkie

Plan prices start with the arm, then the leg, and then goes all the way down to both your testicles.

I like apple hardware. I do. But I don't like the management (ala- SJ and friends) and the way they do business, Especially the way they treat thier customers. With that said,  I am with Sprint so if even the iphone came there and I had a choice....it would be android hands down while I'm flicking the iphone the bird. 

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ocnier

I just left ATT and their iphone last month.  I desperately wanted to go to big red, but the data plan prices for 3g were outrageous and for 4g/LTE were insane.  I mean c'mon $40-50 for 5gb of data for a month on 4g access that's crazy.  A decent smart phone on 4g could burn through that in a week just watching You Tube.  I choose sprint with Tmobile as a close second.  Both ATT and Verizon are goughing the hell out of their customers.  As for this article, there are things I miss about the iphone but the gouging by ATT for crappy service isn't one of them.  The wacky part is that this will help ATT's overloaded network with the exodus that will ensue.  I went Android all the way with the EVO FTW!!!!  I've already rooted my phone thanks to the wonderful guys over at unrevoked (thanks fellas  you have my appreciation) so now i get free teething on 4g to boot!!!!  Folks Android gets stronger and stronger everyday, don't drink the iphone koolaid cause it's not worth the price.  Steve Jobs is a David Khoresh of a different kind of cult. Don't join it, you'll just get molested inside a house that's buring down with you waking up the next day in bed next Janet Reno realizing you just got munsoned by the kingpin LOL.

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cpuking2010

Those are prices for data access on USB access cards, not smartphones. smartphones have no cap; and their only $30 for unlimited 3G i'm guessing $10 more for 4G like sprint. I'm guessing because they have NOT announced the new data prices for 4G on smartphones.

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Fecal Face

Holy Hell, I get 1GB of Data on 3G for $55/mo here in Manitoba. I would kill a man for $50/5GB/4G plans.

Ok maybe that's a bit drastic but you know what I mean.

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big_montana

I have the EVO as well, but it does not handle coporate voice message to well (our are delivered to Outlook), as it will not play a simple wav file. Most of the people here that have an Andorid phone have the same issue, but the Droid 2 and Droid X play them without issue (all run froyo). I am looking to exchanging my EVO for a Windows Phone 7 device when Sprint gets theirs this quarter. Corporate email is important, and if I cannot listen to voice messages, or my calendar stops synching (which it has on more one occasion, necessitating a wipe), then Android has major shortcomings and is still not ready for primetime.

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TechJunkie

You do know that by replacing the stock VVM with Google voice solves this problem because it saves ALL incomming VM to your google voice account that can be pulled up and saved in any format you wish. Also, there are free options in the market that play .wav files such as rockplayer, vlc player, etc. I know that it's a round about way but it does work. I do agree that Android needs work in some areas as they are weak, but I find myself being able to do 10x as much than I did on my touch pro with WM6 and rooted to 6.5...mostley because I don't have to reboot 15 times a day! Regardless, there is no other solution for me other than android.

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TechJunkie

LOL! I have the EVO as well...but I haven't rooted yet as I've seen no need to yet. My laptop doesn't leave the house so tethering is a non-issue and 4G is non-existent here. But yes EVO and android FTW!!!!

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TechLarry

That's the important part.

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sojrner

It's not any more expensive then the top-end androids when the first hit. I paid $200 for my incredible in that first week of release and the droid X is still $200. I don't see that any different for V's top phones.

I have nothing against the iphone per se... I like loading what I want and rooting etc, but the iphone is a nice piece of hardware/software. I'm just happy w/ my DInc and have no desire to go anywhere else... I'm not a fan of the "walled garden" of ipod/iphone/mac land, so if I was in the market for a new phone I'd probably still go with an HTC-built Android phone.

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big_montana

It's Verizon, meaning EXPENSIVE!!!

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