The more I read/hear about the new 3G iPhone, the more I’m convinced that AT&T is not the wireless provider for me and feel bad for all of those
suckers people that are about to get one because it’s cheaper than the original.
I was also looking at a coverage map for AT&T’s 3G coverage. It looks pretty sparse.
Like I said, pretty sparse. In comparison, Verizon’s highspeed network coverage looks a little better, but not by much.
So, with the not-that-great of coverage and the extra expense in getting the phone (1 iPhone account costs more than what I pay for 2 phones on Verizon without data), I wonder how many of these are going to sell.
Oh, who am I kidding. It’s a new Apple device. The flock will rush out first thing Friday morning and buy them in droves. And then, they will go home, take pictures of the unboxing and start complaining. That they don’t have 3G coverage. The monthly cost is too high. The plastic feels funny. It’s 100% predictable.
As bad as AT&T is, it’s a bazillion times better than Rogers, who is so bad that Apple won’t even be selling iPhones in the Canadian apple stores and have severely limited the supplie to Rogers (to the tune of 10-20 phones per store). From Appleinsider.
>Apple, disgusted with Rogers Wireless for dumping egregious service plans on would-be iPhone 3G buyers, has decided that its Canadian retail stores will have no part in helping the carrier market the new handset to customers, AppleInsider has learned.
>As a result, Canadian Apple Retail stores won’t be selling the new 3G touchscreen phones come Friday, representatives for the Cupertino-based company said during a private conference call on Monday evening. Instead, it will be up to Rogers and its partner Fido to lock subscribers into steep 3-year contracts that require a minimum monthly payment of $60 for just 150 minutes, 75 text messages, and 400MB of data.
I’ll just keep saving for my iPod touch. Besides, I’m really diggin’ the new LG En-V that just came out. I only wish there was support for Gmail, but that’s for another post.