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Old 07-20-2010, 12:52 PM   #46
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Obviously the Verizon salesman hit him with a poison blowdart as he walked into the store and oversold him.

You didn't have to switch both of your phones. You could have happily stayed with AT&T and just switched Pooka, you know.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:26 PM   #47
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Had a Curve 83xx, this is a Curve 85xx. It was free. Didn't anticipate this being a downgrade.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:09 PM   #48
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As I said last night we can go back and switch u back today... But I would rather have a track phone than ever deal with ATT again. So... It is ur choice.. Can u live with this phone or not... If u can't the onnly option is to take it back today. End of story. I want you to be happy . This new plan has much better coverage and gives us more for forty less per month.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:24 PM   #49
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Verizon's got to have some phone that works for you, flint. Go swap it out.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:00 PM   #50
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And that some phone is the Droid X.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:29 PM   #51
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If that Droid has a touch screen I can tell you he won't like it...

Honestly I think the big issue here is CHANGE... he really isn't a fan of it...
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:37 PM   #52
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Pooka, same thing happened to me. I switched us from Verizon to AT&T and my husband HATED his phone. First the vibration mode isn't strong enough, then the ringer isn't loud enough and then of course nothing was where it was supposed to be. So I had us walk into the Verizon store to find a phone he would like and luckily we did and with a huge break and a better deal than AT&T.

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Old 07-20-2010, 07:05 PM   #53
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Its good to know it isn't just me...

I realize he was happy before, but it required me dealing with AT&T customer service on a REGULAR basis... and my frustration level has reached unsafe levels for my emotional well being... the phone was fine, they were not...

For $40 less we now both have data plans... the network is better... I have yet to find a dead spot int the house... and I've looked believe me... outside of... it isn't exactly the same and I have to set it up... I fail to see how this change is not for the better... other than the positives don't impact Flint.... except of course that there will be $40 more dollars in the budget to play with.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:53 PM   #54
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except of course that there will be $40 more dollars in the budget to buy sexy new clothes to keep Flint happy.
fixed that for ya
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:19 PM   #55
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Wink

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Old 08-04-2010, 02:55 AM   #56
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Here is a bit of irony for you or maybe it's strategic warfare....

A hacker has developed a way for people to change (jailbreak) their iPhone4 so it will operate on G3 networks...
thus their owners can move to other (non-AT&T) networks and utilize Android apps on the iPhone4.

The government has given legal approval of this "jailbreak" software.

But another hacker has developed an (deceptive) Android app that secretly "collects a user’s browsing history, text messages, your phone’s SIM card number, subscriber identification, and even your voice mail password. It sends the data to a web site" in China.

Conspiracy theorists will say it's a secret strategy for Apple and AT&T to hold on to their market share.
But it is getting a lot of discussion among Apple developers.

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Apple investigating jailbreak vulnerabilities
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An Apple spokeswoman acknowledged that the company is looking into a report on software vulnerabilities that allow remote control and 'jailbreaking' of its iOS devices.
followed by ...

SECURITY ALERT: Android wallpaper app that steals your data was downloaded by millions

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An app distributed by Google's Android Market has collected private data from millions of users and forwarded it to servers China, validating Apple's uniquely strong stance on mobile security in the iPhone App Store.

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:08 AM   #57
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AT&T was created by Satan...

Yesterday our internet speed was 1.24 again... worse than dial up... Flint please advise when a good time to transition this final service away from the the devil. I will make necessary arrangement... I know it will involve you reconfiguring stuff on your end so I didn't want to just thrust it upon you.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #58
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he he he - she said thrust.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:53 PM   #59
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Where I live, Alltel is being converted over to AT&T because Verizon can't have a monopoly. Anyway, we'll be given a choice to switch to AT&T or go with another carrier at the end of the year. I'm trying to decide... I really like the Alltel service I have. so I hope AT&T is just putting its name on what is already good service and not changing anything drastically.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:00 AM   #60
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I feel for you âlint, but new hardware always comes with some frustration. As I recall you had similar issues when you first got the previous phone. I'm wondering why you didn't stick with what you know?
The reason is because suck it, obviously. I just did a vanity search for 'âlint' and you're the lucky winner.
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