Those of you who know me know that I love my iPhone, but I decided to give it up to move to another phone that I love even more. Yes I made the move from AT&T to Verizon and moved from an iPhone to a Droid X.
This decision had as much to do with the cellular service as it does with the phones themselves. You see I live in an area where AT&T only has the much slower “Edge” system. For more than two years, they have promised that we would have 3G service in our area “very soon”. Several times they have even given me a date when the 3G service would be available, but they never came through.
Although the iPhone 4 has an excellent camera and the best screen I’ve even seen, I don’t think that Apple added anything that I couldn’t live without. I was really put off my Steve Jobs’ response to the iPhone 4 antenna problems. I can accept that the phone has a slight flaw. I cannot accept that the president of the company tells you there is nothing wrong with the phone, it is just that people are holding it the wrong way.
I have reviewed several cell phones with the Android operating system and feel that it has now surpassed the Apple OS. So I looked for the best Android phone out there. My decision — the Motorola Droid X from Verizon. Verizon has good cellular service in my area and their prices were comparable to AT&T’s. Not only does the Droid X have the Android operating system, but it has a big 4.3″ screen that is perfect for my aging eyes.
I have four telephone lines, so making the move to Verizon was not easy. I wanted to wait until the contracts were expired on all the phones so I didn’t have to pay those outrageous “get-out-of-your-contract-fees”. This month, the contracts on three phones expired and I only had to pay $60 on the last one, so I decided it was time to go.
Making the actual move was easier than I expected. I wanted to keep all of my phone numbers the same. I only wanted to purchase two phones and sign two contracts. So I had Verizon port (move) over all four telephone numbers. Two of my numbers went onto the two new phones that I purchased. Then I had Verizon set it up so that the other two numbers forwarded to those two phones.
All my telephone numbers were ported over within 10 minutes. When that happened the AT&T service was automatically cut off and the Verizon service began. The folks at Verizon set up my new phones. Everything looked great. That is until I found that my 400 contacts had not moved over correctly. Oh well,I guess I had to expect something to go wrong. More on that in my next post.