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Iowa native
Springfield, MA

No iPhone, no sale

They refuse to add the iPhone to their fleet so they don't get my business. Anyways, we don't have US Cellular coverage in southern New England. They do have US Cellular up in Maine where Grandma lives.

I'll just keep Verizon.

delusion ftl

Misplaced anger. You should have it pointed towards Apple.

Purcellville, VA
reply to IowaCowboy
Interesting decision. I'm sure you wouldn't be the first to make that choice, either.

IMO, it's perfectly reasonable to choose (or not choose) a carrier based upon what equipment is available for use on their network. I've done it before, back in the much earlier days of Android. (Actually paid $100+ in an ETF to AT&T to leave my iPhone there and switch to an original Droid on Verizon.)


Bronx, NY
Hey look at T-mobile took then long enough and so many customers defection so they wise up and now they are going to offer the IPhone. Like I always say choices are what make telcos so desirable.

Yo Soy Col. "Bat" Guano
Philly burbs
reply to IowaCowboy
I'm due for an upgrade soon, but I'm not sure what direction I'm going to go in. I currently have an iPhone 4s that's in mint condition (I bought a Lifeproof case for it when they came out).

Some of the Android handsets from Samsung look interesting. My last smart phone was an HTC Incredible which I was generally satisfied with.

I like my iPhone is a good product, but I don't think it's that "head & shoulders" above the competition as it once was.

I'm seriously considering NOT upgrading when I'm due in July. The phone is in excellent condition, and with a 4G phone you get an upgrade fee & data caps. The 3G is working just fine for me right now..

I may purchase a new battery from iFixit and roll with what I've got right now & go out of contract.
Petty people are disproportionally corrupted by petty power


East Amherst, NY
IMHO, keep the iphone4s. You can take it to a growing number of Verizon MVNO, pay 50% less and have the same service level. Only the contract hamsterwheel makes people think a phone is only good for 2 years. Apple is still selling the 4 and I hear they are coming out with a ghetto iphone.

And if you want a droid, sell your iphone and buy one. No contract you can do whatever you want to do. But be warned, firmware updates on droids is pathetic and pretty much you will need to root to get any newer functionality unless you buy a nexus phone. TP firmware support depends upon the dev community so watch out for that.

If it's not verizon, well take your pick and still save 50%.

Verizon: TFG, PPC
Tmobile: Lots, straighttalk
AT&T: Dwindling and expensive. I think they are having a hard time getting people off into LTE. They are about one year behind VZ here
Sprint: Take your pick, but be warned. Their network is the farthest behind...

Buying an LTE phone today is practically locking you into a vendor because there are so many frequencies. If you can hold out for a while, you can see how things progress but right now only Verizon is really there w/ LTE. And they are going to move to LTE advanced soon enough...

Yo Soy Col. "Bat" Guano
Philly burbs
That's a good point. I was looking at some of the MVNO's. Have to see if I can port my number at the end of my contract. I use it for my business & I've had it forever, so changing it is not an option.

Excellent point on the updates with Android v. iPhone as well.
Petty people are disproportionally corrupted by petty power