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Poll Results: Are you switching to Cingular for iPhone?

 
  • 55% (49)
    I'll be switching, or already use Cingular.
  • 25% (23)
    I'm going to wait and see - I'm not sure.
  • 19% (17)
    Hell no!
89 Total Votes  
post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by Slewis View Post

Newsflash:
If Apple had gone with T-Mobile
T-Mobile Sucks
If Apple had gone with Sprint or Nextel
Sprint-Nextel Sucks
If Apple had gone with Verizon
Verizon Sucks
If Apple had gone unlocked
The iPhone would Suck
If Apple had gone MVNO
The Service Plan would be too expensive and there wouldn't be enough coverage
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I couldnt agree more!
Either get the phone with the service provider or dont and stop the bitching already.
This will be one of those subjects where 2 years down the road people will still be complaining that Apple didnt pick their service provider.
My provider wasnt picked either (Sprint).

Aside from Sept 11th (I live in Manhattan), I have had no phone service problems with Sprint.

On the other hand, I have been very unhappy with the customer help we get as well as billing issues. But this is previlant in every service provider. They all add tiny charges you usually dont notice and they make it very difficult to cancel the service when you want to leave.

I want an iPhone and expect nothing less then crappy customer service and billing issues with Cingular.
My big issue with the iPhone is the battery that cant be changed. But that is for another thread....
post #42 of 53
i second that about verizon!!
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by Kavik View Post

Don't bet on them being anywhere near as competitive as T-Mobile. Remember they're the biggest so they don't have to be. ...and just wait until you have a billing problem or have to get ahold of customer service.

sorry but anything is better than tmobile service, they have a bunch of stupid kids at customer service that have no idea what they are doing, plus they leave me on hold for 30 min every time i have called...so anything is better than that...i dont mind the switch i use cingular network anyways
post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by freeny View Post

My big issue with the iPhone is the battery that cant be changed. But that is for another thread....

I'm always a bit puzzled with this. In four years, I've owned two cheap LG phones, and neither of their batteries have had any noticeable degradation. My iPod mini is nearing 3 years old, and it still runs for 8 hrs. Barring my sister who seems to manage to drop everything in the toilet, I can't possibly imagine what people do to their electronics that makes the batteries turn to junk so quickly.
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post #45 of 53
i have a 3g phone and about 90% of the time with cingular, the EDGE network is much faster. In Chicago there are also only a few areas where you get 3g service. I tries sprint and verizon but cingular works best where i work and near my home
post #46 of 53
thank you finally someone with 3G speaks....like i said 3G is a crappy network right now only good if ur in the very very very spotty areas...EDGE was the perfect plan for iphone beleive me...im tired of listening to all these 3G whiners...big deal if steve wants to put 3G on the phone NYTimes with Job's himself states that they will do this with a simple software update
post #47 of 53
They need to add other networks or it will be a failure. Well that and make it not suck as a phone. That would be nice. Like, $199, 5x the battery/Talk, etc. Pathetic.
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post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by Aquatic View Post

They need to add other networks or it will be a failure. Well that and make it not suck as a phone. That would be nice. Like, $199, 5x the battery/Talk, etc. Pathetic.

Maybe they should sell it at the Dollar Store, have it play PS3/Wii/360 Games, download HD video off of Youtube in the blink of an eye, cook your dinner, take over the world for you, and sing karaoke.

If you look at it as a phone, you're only looking at a third of what it is.

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post #49 of 53
and if you think battery life is low..i own a POS Dash and it too only had 4.5hrs of battery life, very common for all smartphones, 5 hours is pretty good especially when you know Apple usually tests its battery and get the rate of time almost perfectly, i trust them more than moto lg and other cell phones, they say 5 hours and the phone is dead in 3..not cool
post #50 of 53
Have to have this phone. I've always bought the cheapest (i.e. free) stripped down phone available -- no camera, no calendars, etc.

But I WILL be first in line to get the iPhone.

I do wish that Cingular wasn't changing its name back to AT&T. I was their customer when it was AT&T and it was the worst service I ever had. Hopefully, they've improved over the past few years.

Currently T-Mobile and I like them. Was considering not having a plan -- going with a pre-paid, and wish that was an option with Apple...

.... but I am SO getting the iPhone!
post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by Health Insurance View Post

Have to have this phone. I've always bought the cheapest (i.e. free) stripped down phone available -- no camera, no calendars, etc.

But I WILL be first in line to get the iPhone.

I do wish that Cingular wasn't changing its name back to AT&T. I was their customer when it was AT&T and it was the worst service I ever had. Hopefully, they've improved over the past few years.

Currently T-Mobile and I like them. Was considering not having a plan -- going with a pre-paid, and wish that was an option with Apple...

.... but I am SO getting the iPhone!

Heh Heh, about the AT&T name

It's actually SBC, former Subsidary of the "old" AT&T that bought AT&T and renamed themselves to AT&T.

Weird eh?

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post #52 of 53
Seems a long way there to get iPhone in Canada.
Rogers wireless?
why not make north american markets the same pace... that's pity
why not sell individual phones instead of combining it to a wireless company like the asian markets.
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post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by iChina View Post

why not sell individual phones instead of combining it to a wireless company like the asian markets.

The East Asian markets tend to buy an absurd number of phones per person. The demand for the latest phones is high, so selling phones independent of plans is a wise business model there. In the US, the demand for new phones is low, so the carriers have to trick you by bundling them (and charging more for service).
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