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WP7 on 4g - VZW DROPS THE BALL AGAIN?
AwesomeO
Member

Hey Verizon,

 

Incase you didn't notice, by the time you roll out what everyone wants, it's old.  So why do it again with the Windows Phone 7?  Is your CEO retarded?  Must be because even with a great network, your phone choices tend to be older and not trailblazing at all.

 

If I don't see the WP7 and/or iPhone in my list of choices Q1 2011, I'm out...screw your CDMA and LTE non-standardized networks.  If you don't play the game with the other folks in terms of network technologies, the least you can do is offer phone choices...and 1 billion different Androids doesn't = choices.

 

Thanks,

Soon to be ex-Verizon customer!

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crimedoggies
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AwesomeO wrote:

Hey Verizon,

 

Incase you didn't notice, by the time you roll out what everyone wants, it's old.  So why do it again with the Windows Phone 7?  Is your CEO retarded?  Must be because even with a great network, your phone choices tend to be older and not trailblazing at all.

 

If I don't see the WP7 and/or iPhone in my list of choices Q1 2011, I'm out...screw your CDMA and LTE non-standardized networks.  If you don't play the game with the other folks in terms of network technologies, the least you can do is offer phone choices...and 1 billion different Androids doesn't = choices.

 

Thanks,

Soon to be ex-Verizon customer!


A tad bitter are we?  Verizon is not to blame for the delay in WP7.  Microsoft is the company that decided to delliver that OS on GSM based devices first.  Verizon for years has had to suffer a bit of a device delay as the penalty for providing a superior network.  Most manufacturers tend to produce the GSM version of devices first since it is more widely used globally.  That being said, that will all change when LTE becomes the standard. 

 

As far as the Iphone is concerned, those rumors have been around for years.  Maybe Verizon gets it, maybe they don't.  But I would feel safe in saying that if they do it would only be as an LTE device. 

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AwesomeO
Member

Bitter,

 

Well, I've got years and years on the VZW network and that I've got is old devices with an expensive bill.  I do love that no matter where I go the service is there...but we all know why phone companies make the devices for GSM first...because everyone BUT Verizon uses it.

 

A "bit of a device delay" is a nice way to state it...more like "late and maybe never" describes the turn to market rate we're dealing with.

 

Anywho...I'll ride this year out with my brick...I've had it for 4 years now and don't need to rush into a Droid since it's the only choice over a BB.

 

I simply wish VZ would state...hey guys...we'll have the WP7 and iPhone summer 2011 for sure...but they can't and they don't and here we are :smileysurprised:)

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crimedoggies
Sr. Member
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AwesomeO wrote:

Bitter,

 

Well, I've got years and years on the VZW network and that I've got is old devices with an expensive bill.  I do love that no matter where I go the service is there...but we all know why phone companies make the devices for GSM first...because everyone BUT Verizon uses it.

 

A "bit of a device delay" is a nice way to state it...more like "late and maybe never" describes the turn to market rate we're dealing with.

 

Anywho...I'll ride this year out with my brick...I've had it for 4 years now and don't need to rush into a Droid since it's the only choice over a BB.

 

I simply wish VZ would state...hey guys...we'll have the WP7 and iPhone summer 2011 for sure...but they can't and they don't and here we are :smileysurprised:)


 

I find it hard to believe that in 4 years you haven't seen a phone worthy of upgrading to.  What device do you currently carry?   As far as the Droids, I feel they are the best phones on the market today.  Verzon does offer other smartphones, including Palm (web OS) Blackberry (RIM) and Windows Mobile (WM 6.5).

 

Hope you find what you want.  Best of luck.

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budone
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AwesomeO wrote:

Bitter,

 

Well, I've got years and years on the VZW network and that I've got is old devices with an expensive bill.  I do love that no matter where I go the service is there...but we all know why phone companies make the devices for GSM first...because everyone BUT Verizon uses it. And Sprint, USCC, Alltel. It is not so much Verizon and such as those GSM devices can be sold in other countries from the getgo. There is a much larger market with the rest of the world is involved.

 

A "bit of a device delay" is a nice way to state it...more like "late and maybe never" describes the turn to market rate we're dealing with.

 

Anywho...I'll ride this year out with my brick...I've had it for 4 years now and don't need to rush into a Droid since it's the only choice over a BB.

 

I simply wish VZ would state...hey guys...we'll have the WP7 and iPhone summer 2011 for sure...but they can't and they don't and here we are :smileysurprised:) They can not state that until the manufactuers agree to do so.


 

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Omega_Ra
Member

sprint already has a WP7 announced the Pro7, with the slideout qwerty...they are CDMA...so where is Verizon....

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spottedcatfish

 


Omega_Ra wrote:

sprint already has a WP7 announced the Pro7, with the slideout qwerty...they are CDMA...so where is Verizon....


 

As angry as you all are about this situation, I think Verizon must be not carrying these phones just to anger people...

 

Honestly though, there's three giant companies involved in Verizon carrying a Win7 phone, the manufacturer, Microsoft and Verizon.  None of them are known for their spectacular track records of playing nicely and being flexible with other corporations, and there's an extra hitch in the middle, the LTE network upgrade.  Verizon hasn't said they won't carry Win7 phones, so I think there's every reason to believe they will, but clearly it isn't happening immediately for reasons that aren't available to the public.

 

Watch the rumor sites, and wait for the LTE roll-out and the holidays to be over, that's when you'll likely be getting more solid information.

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ibanez737
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AwesomeO wrote:

Hey Verizon,

 

Incase you didn't notice, by the time you roll out what everyone wants, it's old.  So why do it again with the Windows Phone 7?  Is your CEO retarded?  Must be because even with a great network, your phone choices tend to be older and not trailblazing at all.

 

If I don't see the WP7 and/or iPhone in my list of choices Q1 2011, I'm out...screw your CDMA and LTE non-standardized networks.  If you don't play the game with the other folks in terms of network technologies, the least you can do is offer phone choices...and 1 billion different Androids doesn't = choices.

 

Thanks,

Soon to be ex-Verizon customer!


So basically, you're whining because of your entitlement issues?  WP7 has been out what a few days?  And you're already on here complaining that you don't have it because it's on another network?  If you haven't gotten a new phone in 4 years, then i don't see how WP7 is going to revolutionize your mobile experience so much moreso than any of the Android, WebOS or even BB offerings.  If you want WP7, then leave.  Plenty of people complained about not having a touchscreen blackberry, or not having a droid phone when VZW put them on the map.  Go get the phone and then you will have your pretty WP7 for 4 years and by then will be saying "ZOMG when is my service going to get better?  I have this great phone but I'm still on EDGE in 99% of the country."  To each their own, but stop complaining and make the choice that best suits your needs and wait patiently like everyone else.

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steveanderson13

 


ibanez737 wrote:

AwesomeO wrote:

Hey Verizon,

 

Incase you didn't notice, by the time you roll out what everyone wants, it's old.  So why do it again with the Windows Phone 7?  Is your CEO retarded?  Must be because even with a great network, your phone choices tend to be older and not trailblazing at all.

 

If I don't see the WP7 and/or iPhone in my list of choices Q1 2011, I'm out...screw your CDMA and LTE non-standardized networks.  If you don't play the game with the other folks in terms of network technologies, the least you can do is offer phone choices...and 1 billion different Androids doesn't = choices.

 

Thanks,

Soon to be ex-Verizon customer!


Gee whiz.  These forums are fun--kids say the darndest things.  Firstly can anyone show me where Windows Phone 7 is 4g?  

And the sales seem abysmal.  Did you follow the Kin's saga?  That was a very new phone and no one else had it.

 

imo, the later release dates have produced better phones and it seems that the networks rotate anyway.  In the case of Palm, Verizon got better phones by being later.  In the case of Android, Verizon certainly got better phones than Sprint.  Would you always want to be the guinea pig?  Look how many flops there are.  In Apple's case, they certainly wanted a lot of money.  It's Verizon's right not to pay.  I've heard a few complaints about reception, dropped calls, etc. and not just on AT&T.

 

If you owned Verizon and had to choose a technology, what would you choose?  GSM that everyone else has or CDMA that gives you the better reception you need for a cell phone?  Do you not think that is why they are the biggest?

 

 

 

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Sam1975her
Member

Agreed, **bleep** Android...Verizon is lame for not offering WP7 phones.

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