So my husband says to me today that the rumours are flying (thanks Wall Street Journal) about the iPhone coming to Verizon. Of course the rumours are crazy because of the need to rebuild the inner workings of the iPhone because Verizon enjoys CDMA technology over GSM like the rest of the planet.
Of course this got me excited anyway, because my mobile phone is fruity at best. I really love this feature where it is just OFF. I try to answer the phone, suddenly it’s off. I send a text and suddenly it’s off. I pull it out of my handbag, it’s off. I pull it out of its cubby in my car where nothing could touch the buttons (that are supposedly locked) and? Yup. Off. What’s real weird is there is none of that shutdown stuff. It’s just… off.
What is it? Who knows, but it’s not something I can replicate so of course the scrubs down at the Verizon store scratch their heads and say, "Nope, it works just fine. Must be your imagination." Right, because I imagine that.
Combine that with the fact the phone is barely functional on a normal basis anyway and you end up with one very frustrated me. Especially since my house phone has the battery life that makes a fruitfly look long lived. It can’t be off the phone for more than three minutes and it’s dead. Lovely.
Meanwhile my internet is pooched as usual. My husband and I have decided it is a Verizon conspiracy. By the time they finally roll in FIOS to my county, we’re all going to be so ready to upgrade off the broken DSL that goes fruity loops every time there’s precipitation (haha yeah and we’re in monsoon season here in the VA swampland, so yeah, makes spring REAL enjoyable). Who knows, maybe we’re right. I am figuring it’s the crazy city ordinance that makes us have buried lines since we are in the middle of about 472 battlefields from the Civil War and the home to 5 US Presidents. We just *can’t* have a powerline showing up above ground, oh no! It *ruins* historical sites. /headdesk
Oh how I have a love/hate relationship with technology and history! HEHE You can’t live without either and living with both can make ya nutty. Not good since I’m rather nutty already, right? (So I’m thinking I’m definitely hazlenutty, what do you think?)
At any rate, so I am finally at the point on my Verizon Wireless contract where I can 1. SWITCH! or 2. Get a new phone. So I now get to ask myself: Ozzie, do you want to jump Verizon’s ship and FINALLY get the glorious iPhone or do you want to stick it out with Verizon and go for the cute Droid?
Surely neither of these phones have fruit loop features that suddenly turn your phone off. Sticking with Verizon isn’t going to help the garbled voice mail situation. (Seriously, very few people leave me messages but my golly you should hear the gibberish that I’ve been getting. I’m thinking maybe I have the Martians from Mars Attacks calling me. "Ack ack ackackack ack." If they make the international sign of the donut, I’ll let you know. HEHE)
At least with either the Droid or the iPhone I’ll be able to have functional apps instead of half functional garbage. What’s the point of something to take notes if your note can only be 100 characters? I’m just saying.
So, do I go ahead and upgrade to the goodness of Droid or do I cruise on over to AT&T for an iPhone even though the exclusivity contract is drawing to a close? If anyone has feedback on Droid vs iPhone, please let me know. I do know that I’ve already ruled out the palm pre… I’m not that interested in palms, and they are kinda limited.
Ozzie is a geek geek geek! I know!
So that’s what I’ve been debating today as I’ve run all over tarnation. At least I got to the doctor today. I was getting so bad that I could barely walk again. I’m glad there’s some warm weather coming, but the monsoons have about killed me with heightened pain levels. Bleh. However, VA swampland appeared to be on the fast track to desert-land so I’m trying to make myself happy with the crazy storms. I might get eaten alive by mosquitoes this summer, but the land needs the rain. So I suppose I’ll suck it up and deal with the pain levels of about 15 on a scale from 1-10. It’ll pass, I hope. Until then, I’ll fill my sleepless nights daydreaming about geek toys.
PS Seriously, if anyone has feedback in regards to Droid vs iPhone… I’m all ears. Er eyes. Uh… whatever.