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wack phone!!!

sprintahead

Jun 13, 2008, 12:00 AM
Confused Confuseddoes this over wack phone even have picturemail,videomail ,video camera? Surprised Paranoid Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised can you download music away from wifi? does it have tv or radio?mmmmmmmmmm i think not!
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Raziel206

Jun 13, 2008, 8:30 AM
This is exactly what turns people off when talking to or about an apple product.

Fanaticism.

Both sides are guilty but it looks strained and desperate coming from a non-apple supporter, as opposed to pretentious and elitist.
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MizzSprint

Jun 24, 2008, 1:11 PM
I own a few Apple products. I believe
their laptops are superior, but just because I like their products doesn't mean I'll support them. They're ripping people off when it comes to this phone. The darn phone doesn't even have video. Now that the sidekick LX has video it makes the Iphone look bad.
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Raziel206

Jun 13, 2008, 8:31 AM
This is exactly what turns people off when talking about an apple product.

Fanaticism.

Both sides are guilty but it looks strained and desperate coming from a non-apple supporter, as opposed to pretentious and elitist.
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sprintahead

Jun 14, 2008, 12:06 AM
ok i have a ipod and im going to get a mac. i like apple. but i dont think the iphone is better then a window device plus i worked for att and i had the iphone it a nice phone but there alot of downfalls! one is network. go to any att store! i bet youll find a rep with a sprint or a verizon phone cdma rocks!!
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durkadurkha

Jun 14, 2008, 7:09 AM
... speaking of fanboys (sprint) we all know you didn't have att especially the iphone. go crawl back into the wimax cave you climbed out of.

and for the record the iphone 3g's internet can render pages faster than any other phone on the market. Razz so i don't know why your complaining about att.

so "sprintahead" I'm calling shenanigans
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azjunior

Jun 14, 2008, 10:57 PM
Shenanigans it is. By the way, can you do voice and data at the same time with CDMA????NO! Look at what we do on a daily basis. We talk our ears off on the phone and surf the freeking internet all day, much like what I am doing while I am typing this response and what you are doing reading it. I like to be able to talk and surf the internet at the same time. This is why GSM is where its at. By the way, both VZW and ATT have announced LTE as their 4G technology of choice. Sprinthead, in case you did not know, LTE is a GSM based technology. I think that Sprint is thinking of once again doing something stupid, like investing all of their money into Wimax. Genius! About 85% of the world uses GSM based technologies and the VZW will be t...
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kavinnguyen

Jun 20, 2008, 5:15 PM
Wack? I think not my friend. With the new 3g and and a butt load of ppl who are writing softwares for the new iphone as i am typing this. I'm sure one of those softwares will be able to let you watch tv, AT&T now just need to have the service for it. Radio? come out of the stone age and get XM, besides, wtf do you think 16g and ipod is for? It has a camera, video recording will be a software update. Remember the RAZR? that didn't come with video recording but my friend was able to add it on, so it's just a software thing. Picturemail? Dude you can attach a picture and email it to any email or phone number via phone#@tmomail.com....ect.
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uscingulair

Jun 23, 2008, 1:33 PM
I am on you tube now ( voyager) and anytime someone calls me all I have to do is answer it. So yes you can use data and voice at the same time. Look at the lack of 3G areas with at&t and once again they are blowing smoke up our asses about them employing all those new 3G areas(been waiting . Pretty phone I would have one but the provider sucks! It's not worth the loss of coverage. Get a cheap VZ phone so you can make calls anywhere (Alltel merger whoot) and get an Ipod touch, then you get the best of both worlds. BTW we are getting speeds up to 2.1 mbps on Vz in WNC!!! I guess I am not cool enough to have an iphad touch
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MizzSprint

Jun 24, 2008, 1:14 PM
3g isn't in all areas with AT&T YOU try again. I can multitask on my phone listen to music browse the web and if I recieve a call it comes through. Sorry buddy you're an Iphone fanboy so you're answers are biased.
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durkadurkha

Jun 27, 2008, 10:31 AM
... wow "I can...browse the web and if I recieve a call it comes through" with the iphone 3g you can talk on your bluetooth headset AND browse the web... Razz
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rhener7

Jun 17, 2008, 3:30 PM
Sprint has been losing millions of customers since last year, what makes you think they rock? They offered the "simply everything" package for $99.99 to hopefully get some customers to come back.. Not like they are actually making money off the bundle. Anybody can color a map to look like it has the best coverage (like VZW) wouldn't you rather have the actual truth? AT&T is #1 and have been for a long time and will always be #1. If you want to be second rate stay with a second rate carrier like VZW. If you want to be behind the times with technology stay with VZW. I travel all over the mountain west and have never once dropped a call with my Blackberry 8300 with AT&T but dozens of places I have had coverage when my in-laws with their verizon...
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californiabaseball11

Jun 19, 2008, 10:17 AM
Round 1 Coverage and Call Quality

Read non biased reports. Consumer Reports said that in every major market but one Verizon had the best call quality. Where was AT&T? Not number 1. Ouch your wrong! It must hurt being wrong! If you want to look at native coverage of a carrier. The best way to do this it to look at their broadband network. And the fact remains Verzion's is the most developed of any U.S. carrier.

Winner: Verizon

Round 2 Technology

Can your curve on AT&T do 3G nope just edge you lose again. What about video, nope you lose again. Have you seen the coverage of AT&T 3G it barely exists. You lose again.

Winner: Verizon

Round 3 Customer Service

On AT&T for the most part you get crappy customer service and po...
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rhener7

Jun 20, 2008, 7:04 PM
Look at the facts.. AT&T has the most customers for a reason retard!

Read again idiot!
AT&T has 71 million customers, how many does your company have? 67.2

If your company is so amazing then why do they have less customers?

"Indeed, many of AT&T's customers are satisfied, at least a little. The company's service was rated "fair" by 36% of those who expressed an opinion, "good" by 31% and "excellent" by 7%."

http://www.jdpower.com/telecom/ratings/wireless-serv ... »

I cannot count how many times I have had Verizon customers come into my store to have me help them with a bluetooth issue, or general questions. Not to mention the hundreds of customers that I personally deal with that have severe billing...
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azjunior

Jun 20, 2008, 10:42 PM
I love these VZW hookers! What is the point of a BB having 3G when the bulk of the users are business users who only use it for email? That being said, the fact that it has taken VZW only a year to get both the pearl and curve is amazing. Usually they are about two years behind. Oh, I forget, they will only be about 5 years behind when they eventually carry the Iphone in 2013. I love the fact that this VZW hooker is trying to talk smack about at&t merging with Cingular to make the biggest company, when they go onto make the point that VZW will be bigger because of the merger with Alltel.
You want facts - Here they are -

Fact - AT&T has more international appeal for travelers then VZW ever will.

Fact - If it is true that VZW pass...
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californiabaseball11

Jun 21, 2008, 2:16 AM
Verizon is still number 1. Better customer service (go see JD Power, better than AT&T), better call quality (go see Consumer Reports), and the best network. Who cares if AT&T gets phones first if they are less advanced and drop calls. So AT&T had the curve for over a year or more before Verizon. The AT&T curve uses Edge data. Many people who buy the curve use it as an all in one multimedia device surfing the web etc. So it is nice to have 3G speeds. Espcecially when downloading videos off the net you tube etc. It also helps for things like slingbox. And I'm glad that Verizon told Apple to take a hike. The I phone is overrated. Lets see. No MMS, no voice activated dialing, no cut and paste, no removable battery, no stereo bluetooth (what was ...
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willv

Jul 1, 2008, 1:13 PM
who is being leaf by morrons? lol
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MizzSprint

Jun 24, 2008, 1:17 PM
Who cares if it was available at att for a year it shows that ya'll had a year and still sprint's and verizon's bb's are far superior. I had an att bb user come to my store and challenged his browser. I can admit 3g IS 5x's faster hahahaha
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theSaj

Jun 25, 2008, 8:57 AM
FACTS:

Verizon has the overall best coverage, best data coverage of any major U.S. carrier. And has for sometime now.

Verizon is rated positively in customer service, and as a long-standing Verizon customer I can tell you that their service and policies have vastly improved in the past year. (Probably thanks to iPhone competition.)

Verizon's prices are competitive but at a slight premium.

Verizon's phones SUCK, they're always 1-2 yrs behind.

AT&T does have slightly more customers. But remember, that's because they are the result of a large merger between SBC's "Cingular" and AT&T. If you discount such mergers, Verizon is by far the largest single entity. Though they have purchased some of the smaller wireless companies. They...
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Mastamind03

Jun 23, 2008, 1:02 PM
It's comical to me how vzw customers purchase a piece of year plus old technology (curve), and Vzw adds a basic feature (video), which most people do not use and vzw customers rejoice.

How does att loose by having EDGE? EDGE data is faster then EVDO @ least in northern va.

Now let's talk about how vzw is choosing to adopt some LTE.which will be comical watching them switch from CDMA to 4G technology.
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volfan

Jun 30, 2008, 10:16 AM
Wow, ok, so lets go back and review your "facts":

Round 1:
Consumer reports ratings. It amazes me how much stock people put into some of the Consumer Reports ratings, without looking at how they rate and for the length of time they do the survey (2 weeks). I believe that both reports were done in 2007, were they not? AT&T has spent millions on expanding coverage and call quality, as I'm sure all carriers have, so that's an always changing claim. Also, given it's been about 9 months since that report came out, it's probably not a report reference anymore.

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You keep harping on the 3G coverage "barely existing". Dude, they have 3G in over 280 markets in the US, and are supposed to expand to 350 by end of year. Wow, so tha...
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schlittertex

Jun 13, 2008, 8:47 AM
The only problem with your statement is that you are assuming people would rather send it via MMS rather than email because I have found that many pictures regardless of what phone or service I have had (because I have had 3 different services, and have been through 12 phones since 2005) didn't make it through. But everytime I emailed it to myself or emailed it to someone else using my phone, it went through. Maybe I just have bad luck.

But the downloading music away from wifi is not a deal breaker for me even though I am not really into the iphone, though i must admit that the GPS on this phone is something i wish other companies would do more. Not everyone wants to watch tv on their phone, or listen to radio. I don't, and I know tha...
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marufio

Jun 13, 2008, 8:57 AM
I would like to listen to radio and get music thru wifi or other phones.
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sprintahead

Jun 14, 2008, 12:11 AM
it retard to me at you cant do the best feature of a phone if you dont have wifi around!
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schlittertex

Jun 15, 2008, 10:54 PM
Could you repeat that please?


I have no clue what you said.
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ygbhen

Jun 13, 2008, 4:36 PM
Laughing

How many of Sprint's winmo phones allow for MMS? TV and radio would have been nice but since you can get my hands on just about any movie, video, or song via iTunes who really cares? That is the argument so many people leave off. The iTunes store allows you access to one of the best entertainment markets available. And Sprint tv sucks! I have it and there is always lag and choppy videos. The only real tv service out there is Mediaflo which Sprint does not have!
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sprintahead

Jun 14, 2008, 12:34 AM
ok we are not talking about business phones the iphone is not a business phone(pda)! but if you want to talk... my sprint winmo phone have picturemail thank you and i play all my itune music and movies and videos of my winmo thank you!pda and multimedia phones are two different things! and what you left off is you can download all that good stuff from wifi, so if your at home and you have wifi quit being lazy and turn the tv on and hit the on demand button(most of the stuff is free)!
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ygbhen

Jun 14, 2008, 2:28 AM
LOL! You are the one who bought up sprint tv. I just countered your argument. And if you have not seen Apple's presentation, this is going to be a phone geared toward businesses so yes it is a PDA and multimedia device. And again winmo phones with Sprint = no MMS support. You cannot dispute that they put a block on the ppcgeeks solution, the fact that this forum with countless others have been pissed, or that there was a petition being passed over the net to send to the higher ups at Sprint about this. This is the main reason I have stayed away from winmo and bb devices on Sprint and just focused on Palm's. The fact of the matter is that this phone is going to sell like hot cakes. 3G data, free AT&T wifi, gps, and a host of 3rd party...
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willv

Jun 14, 2008, 2:06 PM
vzw pda's have mms Smile
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californiabaseball11

Jun 21, 2008, 2:25 AM
Yes they do. My verizon blackberry has MMS.
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californiabaseball11

Jun 21, 2008, 2:23 AM
MediaFlo is on Verizon as VCAST TV!!!! I guess you get what you pay for. You could just slingbox your tv. But not with a very small 3G network like AT&T. Unless you don't want it to work anywhere!!!! Or you could get Mobi TV which is where Sprint gets there TV. Sprint TV is 15 frames Verizon is 30 frames. Slingbox is better than any of those anyway.
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ygbhen

Jun 22, 2008, 6:49 PM
VCAST TV looks good as does AT&T's version. As far as AT&T's 3G network, they are up and running in every major city here in Texas and everywhere I visit so this would not be a problem for me. Plus they should be about on par with the CDMA carriers by years end or mid 09. I just thought that I would let the Sprint fanboy know that some of the same issues that he has with iPhone are issues that Sprint PDA's have so his argument was dumb.
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pepsijunky

Jun 13, 2008, 5:46 PM
Why is MMS such a dealbreaker for everyone? Who the F cares.

Also, TV on your phone? Really? it's like a 2 inch screen. I save my TV watching for the HDTV at home.

Last but not least. You have Sprint. Terrible customer service, weak network spread, stupid company. Enough Said.
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sprintahead

Jun 13, 2008, 11:58 PM
ok your dumbazz5!weak network?get your facts right!
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pepsijunky

Jun 14, 2008, 10:39 AM
I said weak network spread, as in overall blanket. You know what I mean Mr. Dumass, You've tried to leave the big city footprint and get nothing for service.
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fredbillie

Jun 16, 2008, 3:02 AM
Mr. Sprint supporter seems to have missed the Consumer Report article where In 13 cities where they reviewed reception and service, Sprint was dead last in ALL the cities. Maybe he feels sorry for a loser and wants to support them with his money. I had Sprint before I moved to Verizon. Would never go back.
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ojdidit84

Jun 19, 2008, 11:04 AM
Everyone bashes Sprint but hey, I've had Sprint for 6 years and haven't had any problems with customer service, billing or with voice coverage. I'm not one of those people that lives way out in the boonies or travels in the mountains but I do travel a lot and I don't have any problems anywhere. I guess it all depends on where you all live. I live in San Diego and travel back and forth from here, LA and Palm Springs and no reception issues. NO carrier is perfect and neither are phone. And for the record, the iPhone 3G is not a whack phone. I think that if it were available with ALL carriers, there would be a lot less iPhone haters out there...
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californiabaseball11

Jun 21, 2008, 2:27 AM
Yep Sprint was dead last and Verizon was number 1 in every market but one.
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rayracer141

Jun 14, 2008, 4:09 PM
ok kids calm down its all about opinion. either your going to love the product or not simple as that. and plus arguing over the internet is like competing in the special olympics....win or loose your still retarted...its actually kinda funny how deffensive people get about an object. especially sense its not atainable yet.
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SkinnyPete

Jun 24, 2008, 7:11 PM
I agree. I work for AT&T and have worked for others (been in the industry for 9 years and counting now). It's amazing how seriously people take their phones. There is no "best network", they all have dead spots, occasional billing issues, they all have their pros and cons. In the end, you get what works for you regardless of whether it's VZW, Tmo, AT&T, whatever. Personally, I own a 2G iPhone and a Curve and love them both. The 3G version is going to be nice, but I'm pretty happy with the one I have. I don't get 3G coverage out here in the sticks, but my browsing experience on the EDGE network is fantastic. Anyway, my point is, I think everyone needs to take a deep breath and count to ten. It's only a phone!!!! Very Happy
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MORTFE

Jun 14, 2008, 7:46 PM
I have owned a mac since '93 and big on Apple. However, I agree with 'sprintahead' entirely. Wait and see, the BB Thunder is the Apple killer, all the missing goodies + full touch. If the iPhone is #1, it won't be by end of year.
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enycertifiedg

Jun 16, 2008, 11:18 AM
I guess it all depends what you're into at the moment. I'm sure apple will find a way to make an update for those things. I don't really need picture mail b/c i can email it. I don't need video mail b/c I have a camcorder. I don't need TV or radio b/c I have that in my house. It seems as if you want the iPhone to extend an arm and whipe your ass too! Give me a break and have patience. They obviously don't think that is very important so let it be. Don't buy an iPhone then...
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joepro68

Jun 17, 2008, 12:29 PM
nope...but you can add all that stuff on...sounds like you dont like iphones anyway...why waist youre time writing in a forum about it...lol must have nothing better to do.
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viper9120

Jun 17, 2008, 6:44 PM
sprintahead said:
Confused Confuseddoes this over wack phone even have picturemail,videomail ,video camera? Surprised Paranoid Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised can you download music away from wifi? does it have tv or radio?mmmmmmmmmm i think not!



you are an idiot. cancel your service and come to at&t
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californiabaseball11

Jun 19, 2008, 9:57 AM
Sprint ahead go back to Sprint which doesn't support MMS on any of its smart phones. Churn baby churn! Sprint sucks!!!
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AaronSr06

Jun 24, 2008, 3:48 PM
actually all of the smart phones support MMS (ex. video mail, pic mail, etc.) on the sprint side...its the PDAs that dont...unfortunately your information was incorrect and if ur doubting what i say, one phone speaks for the smarts strongly...instinct anybody???
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willv

Jul 1, 2008, 4:16 PM
xv6800 for vzw has mms, my brothers mogul (xv6800 on sprint) has no mms.... so its the phone?
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weirdscientist

Jul 1, 2008, 5:40 PM
Sprint...nuff said.

WS
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