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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…

Samsung Vibrant a beautiful buggy mess

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2010 at 10:31 am

Since I am always willing to give android another shot, I went out and
got the Samsung Vibrant from T-mobile. This is a great looking device
with a big beautiful screen and is not as bulky and nerdy looking as
Sprints EVO or Verizons Droid X. After a couple days of use, I am sad
to say that it doesn’t come close to either of the aforementioned
phones.

Once again android has failed me. This phone is a beautiful, but buggy
pile of garbage. The deal breakers? Shit battery life, social network
syncing doesn’t work, and the calendar is a buggy mess. It’s supposed
to be a smartphone, not a dumb-fuck phone. If you consider yourself to
be a “power user”, stay the fuck away from this phone. The bottom line
is, it’s buggy and it will be dead by 2 in the afternoon.

Nexus One is dead, Google cums on own face

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2010 at 10:32 am
When the Nexus One came out I was really excited because it seemed like Google was looking to stick it to the man.  By “the man”, I mean all those shitty cell service providers out there.  There is literally not one good cell phone company that I can think of (other than US Cellular whose phones blow).  So anyhow, I thought Google was going to come out with some great way to scam the phone companies by going completely internet based for phone calls.
This never happened, it seemed as though Google realized that they were shooting themselves in the foot considering that all the phone companies are now using their operating system on their new phones.  Android is all the rage and the fact is, it wouldn’t have been embraced the way it has been if Google had thrown a big middle finger up to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. by circumventing them with their Nexus One going completely internet based.  The fact is that there is no reason to talk over anything but 3G or WiFi anymore unless you live in bumblefuck.  At that point, fucking your sister is probably higher on your priority list than talking on a cutting edge smartphone.
Google tried to get in bed with all of the cell phone companies and presumably needed them to use their 3G network and then left it up to the consumer to figure out how to stick it to the man with Skype and Google Voice and the like.  It is a sloppy workaround and just not worth it to people to save 30-50 dollars each month.
Customer service was a debacle at first since it was all done online with no phone number to call for help.  There were the touchscreen issues where you had to touch higher on the screen that what you actually wanted to touch (as if typing on an android keyboard isn’t hard enough).  Verizon and Sprint jumped ship on the phone At&t never fully supported it and T-Mobile just seems to be sucking on the Google teet constantly.  They are also literally THE shittiest cell company in the US.
So basically what happened here is that Google was playing a little game I like to call “Just the tip”.  Except instead of acting like they were going to put in the tip and then actually going balls deep into the cell phone worlds ass… they played it safe by just dipping the tip in and then shooting their collective wad all over their own face.  So congrats Google, your face is covered in jizz and you have nothing to show for it.