Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I have been waiting for YEARS for the exclusivity contract Apple has with AT&T for the iPhone to end.

Verizon is supposed to make a big announcement today.

However, I still don't know if this will be the right time to go for it.  There are rumors of an iPhone 5 to come out this summer, and there is speculation that the transition to LTE (4G) won't be complete until even later than that, sometime in 2012.  So maybe by iPhone 6.

Guess I need to figure out what makes sense.  I am not thrilled about our current cell phone situation though.  :P  I have one for US and one for Canada.  Both are pay-as-you-go.  Both suck, but the Virgin Mobile Canada phone at least has decent battery life and reception.  The TracFone I hate more and more with every road trip we take.

It'll be interesting to see what transpires.  Everyone talks about how great Verizon's service is, and about their wonderful customer service.  However, ever since I had to deal with them as they took over my provider's network, they have sucked and they didn't even try to keep me as a customer when I went in and cancelled my contract.  So as far as I was concerned, Verizon sucked.  :P

Anyway, that's today's rant.  I may come update when I know what the big announcement is today.
A couple hours later...  Just wanted to edit this post a couple hours later to say it happened!  Verizon is going to release iPhone in early February 2011!  So excited to have another option available.  Now I just need to nail down data rate and whether there is tethering available and we'll be rocking!

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