phonefreek

Do I miss the AT&T iphone?

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Sorry for the downtime folks.  I do have a life.  And I will still never call a phone sexy.

 

Now that we’re all caught up… I haven’t had as much to write about lately because I finally have a phone that I am marginally satisfied with.  That phone being the Verizon iPhone 4.  The Verizon iPhone 4 is not without its problems, but it did resolve an issue for me that I was having with my AT&T iphone.  That issue was dropped calls.  I would drop calls in my area like crazy. 

 

So what shit town do you live in, Phonefreek?  What small market po-dunk town are you complaining about not getting reception in?  Why did you just refer to yourself in the third person you asshole?

 

Well, I live in a little town near Lake Michigan that you may have heard of.  Maybe not.  It’s called CHICAGO.  So the AT&T iPhone 4 sucks in Chicago, that is a fact.  There are a couple of things that I miss about it that my Verizon iPhone can’t do.

1) The Apple iPhone 4 is WAY faster on 3G.  I am disappointed with the speed of Verizon 3G.  It leaves a lot to be desired in the speed department.

2) I liked being able to talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time.  That is something that the Verizon iPhone 4 cannot do.

 

These reasons are not a good enough reason for me to consider going BACK to AT&T (especially now that their data plans top out at 2G as opposed to Verizon’s “unlimited” data).

 

A new development has intrigued me though.  The white iPhone that was finally released a few weeks ago does not seem to suffer from dropped calls as much as the black one that has been out for almost a year now.  The white iPhone 4 also supposedly has a redesigned proximity sensor to address the problem with “face muting” and “face hangups” a problem that I had on both the AT&T AND Verizon Black iPhone 4.

 

Are you still with me?  Haven’t fallen asleep yet?  So I think the conclusion I have come to is that I should buy the WHITE iPhone 4 on AT&T so I can talk and surf at the same time, with faster 3G speeds, no face dialing, AND it’s cheaper than Verizon.  Or wait for the (most likely problem laden) iphone 4S to come out in September…

Decisions, decisions.

Does Samsung owe you an update?

In Uncategorized on December 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm
Let me play devils advocate here. Are you upset that your old RAZR doesn’t run Android 2.3? There was a time not too long ago when you had the OS that the phone came with and that was it. Does Samsung OWE you an update? Can you successfully sue them for not giving you one? If not, then you are just a whining crybaby that should consider buying an iPhone. Everyone gets their updates together. Yay!

Don’t smoke dope when designing your cellphone…

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

Today my hatred for your phone is fueled by Trader Joe’s Coffee and Thomas and Friends.  Yeah that’s right, Phonefreek has a kid and appreciates the priciples of fair-trade.  But let’s be honest, my hatred for your phone doesn’t need the aid of shitty cartoons.  All it needs is… your phone.  Since we last spoke in January, I have had the displeasure of using the Sprint EVO 4g, and the Samsung Mezmerize as my daily drivers.  The result could be summed up as shit and shittier.

I used the EVO 4g for a solid month.  This was a very telling month for the EVO because it was during the transition from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2.  I cannot describe a more maddening experience than watching all the fanboys froth at the mouth as they received the newest iteration of the sloppiest OS since Blackberry.  The problem was, I am not a zit-faced, no-pussy getting, brainwashed fan-boy.  I saw Android 2.2 for what it was.  Google calls it “Froyo”, but I think it more closely resembles a steaming pile of dog shit.  It made my phone worse.  It messed up every streaming music service by causing songs to skip and reducing the sound quality.  This is a huge part of what many people use a smartphone for.  How else am I going to do my part to properly fuck the music industries ass if I cant listen to Pandora?  The slew of other bugs are well documented and I won’t bore you with the sordid details.  I will bore you with the fact that the phone is just simply too big for any normal human being that leaves his house every once in a while (I know this doesn’t apply to many of you) and puts his phone in his pocket.

One more bone to pick before I move on to the Mesmerize.  HTC has got to be kidding me with these cameras that they’re putting on their phones.  The EVO, the Incredible, even the new Windows HD7 has a camera that sticks out an 8th of an inch off of the back of the device.  You have no choice but to destroy the camera every time you set it down.  RECESS THE CAMERA YOU DUMB THAI STICK SMOKING FUCKS AT HTC!  Your country is good for 2 things, making cell phones and birthing underage male hookers.  So as you can see, you really might want to make this cell-phone thing work out.

Next up, my rant on the Mezmerize…