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"Heavily Modified for Verizon" Say goodbye to 3/4 of the features.

T Mobster

May 8, 2008, 12:52 PM
That's one of the reasons I left Verizon. I couldn't take the crippled user interface anymore. I had no freedom to use my bluetooth for my own personal use and java programs. GSM phones are the best way to go. Long Live Freedom!

May 8, 2008, 1:04 PM
Freedom with Tmobile roaming.. Thats freedom alright 🤣 🤣 🤣

May 8, 2008, 1:18 PM
I don't miss what I never had, UI-wise.
With that said, I love the Verizon service.
I was with Cingular back in the day and while my handset at the time rocked, (some Sony Ericsson thing I forgot the name of), the service was atrocious. Any time it stormed here in Cincinnati, service would be completely borked.

May 8, 2008, 3:21 PM
Back in the days must be a ways a ago!

May 8, 2008, 3:24 PM
Yeah, back in 2002, Cingular service was, for me, swappable with the term 'non-existent in bad weather.'

May 9, 2008, 12:54 AM
AT&T service now is pretty good out here now. But I have to agree with the OP on how much VZW holds their customers in contempt.

May 8, 2008, 2:21 PM
Tmobster, have you ever been happy or positive about anything a day in your life? the fact that verizon allowed an outside UI at all is close to amazing, so they modified it to fit their programs is no big deal! everyone always complains that VZW always crippples phones, and now with this one when it's not just the standard UI you still cmplain?! get a life

May 8, 2008, 11:48 PM
Yes Verizon does have a "Better Network" overall, but as long as the treat thier customers like they are morons by only offering Halfassed crippled handsets and the one size fits all OS I will never switch to them. Im more than happy with my ATT service and I can pop my sim card into phones that smoke anything that Verizon will offer like the Nokia N95 I use. ATT has closed the gap considerably with coverage and service anyways, so has Tmobile and Sprint. This isnt 2002 anymore when ATT GSM was just launching and Tmobile and Sprint had bare bones networks.

May 9, 2008, 12:57 AM
Where I live, AT&T has a better network by a long shot.

May 9, 2008, 8:39 PM
I think "One size fits all" is the best thing I've heard in regards to Verizon's UI.

I figured it would be more popular with people who don't like learning new phones (mainly older, less tech-savvy generation), but I still see tons of people that'll say no to a phone because of its UI.

On a side note, notice how Samsung and LG have nearly identical UI's, with Motorola's pretty close?

This discussion wouldn't exist if Verizon's UI wasn't as cumbersome as it is... and the crippling.
Rich Brome

May 9, 2008, 7:03 PM
Actually, I was impressed with how much they didn't change. Is is modified for Verizon, but I think they managed to integrate Verizon's required menus quite well, without "ruining" or "crippling" Croix at all.

For example, there's the "Verizon main menu", but the "Samsung main menu" is just as easy to access, and it's fully customizable.

May 9, 2008, 9:03 PM
Thanks Rich!

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