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Laughable lines @ Vz iPhone launch

Anxiovert

Feb 12, 2011, 3:23 AM
Hmmm, I guess iPhone is to AT&T, as fish is to water...

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I found it funny how they blame it on the whether, while here in FL tickets for the local fair caused more furor than the iPhone release...

I wonder if this whole shut down pre-sale was just a trick to make people believe that it was selling out... when in reality it's not.... Laughing
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epik

Feb 12, 2011, 8:08 AM
More likely, this is indicative of the new era of online sales. Admittedly, Verizon and others have been pushing for this day for many years.
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Jayshmay

Feb 12, 2011, 1:39 PM
What's nice about getting free next day delivery!
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Jiangshu

Feb 14, 2011, 12:40 PM
Next day? I went to purchase online and was given a 7 day lead time to delivery. I canceled out with intent to drive in to the local shop.
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Menno

Feb 12, 2011, 12:00 PM
1-Verizon did a huge push for online sales. This means that most existing customers recieved theirs in the mail already, or they will soon. You'll notice that when it was announced, most comments about people getting it were talking about ordering it online as soon as they could.

2-Most retailers (A Majority of Verizon retail locations) currently don't have the device. This means that these customers either ordered online, or they're waiting until their store of choice gets the device before they buy it. Around here corp stores have a negative reputation, so customers go out of their way to avoid them.

3-Online sales are already backed out to the 18th, meaning online (the main warehouse) already sold out of their initial stock.
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Jayshmay

Feb 12, 2011, 1:47 PM
I don't get that part where you said february isn't a time when a lot of upgrades come up. Everybodies got different upgrade times. Depending on when they started service.
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Menno

Feb 12, 2011, 1:55 PM
You can typically upgrade 4 months early. This means that if you have a date come up in January or February, you got your last phone in june or july. Specifically June/July 2009.

Most new phones back then came out for the back to school rush (august/september) or for Black friday (october/November) It's only recently that they had major device releases in the middle of the year.

Technically people can hold their upgrade, or get phones well after they're out, but the type of customer who buys a phone on LAUNCH DAY isn't that type of customer.
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Jayshmay

Feb 12, 2011, 1:58 PM
My spare line qualifies for an upgrade (11/22). Do you think anything exciting will be coming out around that time?
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Menno

Feb 12, 2011, 1:59 PM
That line's way too far out to judge. But I'm guessing yes. They always want to have a big launch for the holidays.

This past year it was the Droid2 global and Droidpro.
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Jayshmay

Feb 12, 2011, 2:04 PM
I'm done with Motorola! I am open to LG, Samsung, and HTC.

A lot can happen between now and the end of November. I will base whether I upgrade or not on how happy I am with my LG Ally.

2wks thus far, and I am very please with how the Ally is performing.
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Azeron

Feb 12, 2011, 4:30 PM
So you're sticking with Verizon? I thought that you were unhappy with their plan prices.
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dogunwo

Feb 15, 2011, 10:52 AM
In my opinion, you should be done with Samsung too. Not a lot of experience with Apple, but of all the other major manufacturers, my experience with HTC has been far more consistent and superior with hardware and software. Samsung continues to let me down.
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Azeron

Feb 15, 2011, 6:03 PM
I agree.
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He who Lurks

Feb 14, 2011, 1:08 PM
people where clamoring for iphone on Verizon. Does this mean AT&T's not going to go out of business?
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Azeron

Feb 14, 2011, 4:46 PM
I think that it is safe to say that AT&T is not going anywhere.
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Menno

Feb 15, 2011, 12:03 PM
Pre-orders sold out, the phone was available at thousands of additional locations..

Fair to say the sale went well.

I don't think ATT is doomed, mainly because they started restructuring to become less dependent on the fruit months ago, but their rapid growth is over unless they come up with some new "must have phone/feature"
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Azeron

Feb 15, 2011, 6:01 PM
I like AT&T's conference call feature.
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Menno

Feb 15, 2011, 6:15 PM
That's not really a feature of ATT, that's a feature of GSM (much like talk and text)
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VZWIDR

Feb 12, 2011, 11:12 PM
keep in mind that the totalpoints of distribution were far greater at this launch than others. think about it? every verizon retail store + every best buy and just over 100- wal-marts (and apple retail too) vs. just at&t retail and apple.
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CellStudent

Feb 12, 2011, 11:31 PM
This is great news for the Android fans like myself. Apple is not sucking away nearly as many Googlers as was expected.

That's a good thing.
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Azeron

Feb 13, 2011, 3:00 AM
Why should I care if others use Android? Maybe this will explain why these guys show up in the iphone forum blasting it when they have no intention of buying it.
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tipdrill

Feb 13, 2011, 6:10 PM
Just wait til the next iPhone comes out.
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CellStudent

Feb 13, 2011, 11:54 PM
Azeron said:
Why should I care if others use Android?

Competition!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You spout off enough on these boards about how terrible it is that AT&T and VZW have such a huge near-duopoly (and I'm on your side 100%) that you should recognize the disastrous effects of having one smartphone ecosystem dominating the marketplace.

The marketplace needs a viable, similar smartphone alternative to iOS. Preferably two.

If Android dies, Apple gets a near-monopoly on the smartphone market because RIM, WebOS and WinPho7 can't put up a fight against the iTunes App Store- at least not for the next 18 months.

Whether you or I want one or not, Android needs to live. It needs to thrive. The best ...
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Azeron

Feb 14, 2011, 1:02 AM
Whatever, kid. If the only way Android can survive is by me degrading a competitor then it will and should die. These trolls (on both sides) are downright irritating with their incessant blasting of the other. It is idiotic and inexcusable. If Android platform is to live then let it do so on its own merit.
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johnnyb0810

Feb 14, 2011, 9:59 AM
So is it fair to say that (having owned it for 5 months) the iPhone 4 hasn't gotten the attention from apple it needs? I sit in a wifi area for 80% of my week on average and still the phone has way too much lag and unless i want versatility in compatibility [accessories] I honestly couldnt see myself dealing with Apple again. In my opinion, Apple needs to work to improve the product and not sacrifice function for form. The Android platforms have issues as well but I feel that the manufacturers are trying to improve it and take suggestions, not just make the phone a eye candy device.
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Cosmic Spiderman

Feb 16, 2011, 8:24 PM
that iPhone grew stagnant on AT&T's network. It didn't have to be creative or inventive because they had no phone to give it competition on AT&T. Verizon had to build a competition on the back of Android. Now, iPhone has moved to a market that doesn't NEED it because it doesn't offer as much in comparision to Android phones. Now, before the iPhone iPhans get crazy, what I mean by that is this. If I want more than 16GB of storage, I can get and Android and buy an microSD. With iPhone I have to buy a whole new phone. If I want a physical keyboard, I can buy an Android phone with a keyboard. There isn't an iPhone with a keyboard. There are more options when buying an Android phone. This force manufacturers to make better phones. HOPEFULLY, iPho...
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CellStudent

Feb 14, 2011, 3:04 PM
Azeron said:
If the only way Android can survive is by me degrading a competitor...

I would never suggest something so infantile.

Android is a good platform. It's not surviving on life support like Symbian. It's not going to survive because it's being propped up artificially by non-iPhone carriers. It's going to survive because it's a fabulous product that many people like. The only way that will change is if Apple out innovates them and they fail to adapt. Google is evolving fast enough to stay competitive- unlike WinMo, Symbian and RIM.

My point is only that the lack of a retail frenzy is real evidence that people are not leaving Android in droves just because Apple decided to make a CDMA...
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Azeron

Feb 14, 2011, 4:37 PM
Then don't respond to my post when THAT is what I was complaining about.
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texaswireless

Feb 14, 2011, 5:53 PM
Is this what you have degraded yourself to? A troller?
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