Originally Posted by John Clark
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LOL... I really got a rise out of that! I really didn't mean to B.S. anyone. I think Verizon has a plan, that's all.
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
Yes, they certainly are smart to use a technology that doesn't allow someone to be on a phone call and browse the web at the same time.
I dunno, sometimes you have a give-and-take. Verizon has spread their network out and has considerably better coverage area than anyone else. It's entirely possible that they chose to invest in coverage before investing in the cost of bringing that technology up-to-speed as fast as the others. Who knows, eh? When they *do* go 4G they're going to not only be up-to-speed but be *everywhere*. It's something worth thinking about.
Besides, be honest here. How many times do you REALLY (I mean REALLY) need to be on a phone call and browsing the web at the very same time? Let's get real guys. The Engadget folks recently did a review on the iPhone to Verizon and they pointed this out and said that they didn't miss it nearly as much as they thought they would. I agree. If I had to choose coverage vs. simultaneous access - I'd go with coverage first. Yeah, the hotshot power-users out there might be upset but this is a numbers game. I'd be willing to bet that 95% of the client base doesn't care about browsing and doing voice calls at the same time. I sure don't - and I'm a reasonably advanced user of the technology. That may be the reason that Verizon appears to be "last". They may have a completely different approach than people are realizing. A bit more conservative on the front end to win out in the end. Don't count 'em out.
One thing I know, at least from my perspective. I've been with, oh, 4 different carriers over the last 12 or so years and Verizon has hands-down been the best at customer service and reliability as far as I'm concerned. I've had far less trouble and zero hassle when it came to dealing with issues. If that's the way they treat their customer base (in general now ... I know there are people who do have problems) they're building a long-term strategy.
Oh well, my 2-cents. Go ahead and beat up on my logic if you like, I don't mind.
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