This article is in response to AT&T – The main reason why iPhone users switch to Droids posted in the forums by user Zippity. They posted,
“I’ve heard nothing but bad reviews about AT&T as a phone service and a provider. I’m not too keen on how many Droid phones have this carrier, but I know that there aren’t many, since At&T backs up the iPhone more.
Does any Droid-user have anything positive to say about this carrier? Personally, I’ll stick with Verizon all the way. “
This is my educated opinion on the matter:
AT&T absolutely has the best network. They have the fastest network compared to any other carrier no matter which generation you look at. AT&T’s 3G (3rd Generation) is faster than 4G for Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. What really sets them apart for me however is the fact that you can be talking on the phone and go onto the web at the same time! That means I can be talking to one of my friends and look up the movie times with them on the phone. This is something that people on AT&T do not realize is not available on any other carrier.
I hate to break it to you but that statement is not factual. The real reason iPhone users switch to Androids is because Apple sucks. How would you like to be part of a cookie cutter club where everyone looks the same and is allowed to do only certain things. I could go on and on about how much I dislike the iPhone product. If you looked at a real survey, you would find that the people who complain about “AT&T” are iPhone users and real have Apple to thank for their problems. As for Verizon getting the iPhone, its not going to happen…not until 2012. Apple is in contract with AT&T to only have their product on AT&T and trust me they chose them for a reason.
Now what you should concern yourself with when it comes to people switching from Apple to Google is not the carrier but the platform of Android being Open Source. This allows people to do what they want with the OS and truly make it their own. For goodness sake you can create your own applications for Android and share it with other people if you would like and there is no red tape that must be cut five hundred times to get there.
Not only that but things are truly free with Android and not just a free trial. You can really get live Wallpapers and multiple home screens. How about Widgets? Not found on iPhone. Or multitasking? You try playing Pandora, checking an email and have the GPS running all at once. Yup my Android can do that- and that is without it being rooted! I can actually customize all my settings to how I want them. How about OTA (over the air) updates to the device? Apple has to be tethered to the computer to do that.
I have a replaceable battery that I can pop out myself with ease and usually a micro SD card slot that is Hot Swapable and lets me transfer things to any other phone that takes a micro SD card. I have gorilla glass and Super AMOLED displays that resist scratches and don’t shatter when they get dropped two feet. My insurance is standard with a low monthly fee and reasonable deductible. Let us not forget that we on Android have always been able to send picture messages, have never had issues with standard Bluetooth, always had fine signal, and have never been the #1 most stole ITEM in the WORLD. Ya iPhone has failed at all of that.
Sure they have 300,000 apps on their market. We have 100,000 apps (which grew 30,000 in about three months). Keep in mind though that I have no need to choose from ten different tic-tac-toe apps with five price points to choose from. Physical QWERTY keyboard is absolutely an option for me to choose from as well as size of phone and screen, quality of camera, which carrier I am on, levels of experience, and even different amounts of money! Let’s face it people on Android you have options and lots of them. You can do just about whatever it is that your heart desires. Many people are blind to the fabulous marketing Apple has done over the years. And that is just peachy for them. But honestly if you want to be a part of the heard and buy the expensive ‘Smartphone for Dummies’ as I like to refer to it as, then go buy an iPhone. If you would like to be up with technology and forward thinking and really do what YOU want, then come on over to the Android land where all kinds are accepted and there is no preset mold.
As for AT&T, you must remember that SIM cards are absolutely fabulous and GSM is what the majority of the world is running on therefore your phone is always a world phone. Most importantly don’t forget about Rollover. The hands down best value for your money that lets you keep what you bought for future use. I hope this helped clear some things up and do apologize for going away from my review of Windows Phone 7 vs Android OS today like promised, but this caught my eye and I figured that it needed to be addressed.
Please! show this article to your iPhone user buddies and let them read it. I bet their answer to the whole thing will be “I don’t care.” They probably already know that Android is better and would like to be able to do everything you can with your Android, but will still stick to their iPhone as the blinders may never go down.