Friday, October 7, 2011


I have spent the last few days, since Tuesday's iPhone 4S announcement changing my mind constantly.
No, I won't buy it, it's not enough better than my iPhone 4. 
Yes, I will buy it, Siri looks amazing. 
No, I don't want to give up the ability to access data while on a call. 
The deciding factor? A 10 minute ride home from a day of MacMama work, and a phone call that dropped 3 times. Which is typical on any given 10 minute ride home.  And we barely get a signal in our house, so using my cellphone as a business phone is not possible when I am sitting at my desk. Which of course, sucks. So, Goodbye AT&T.

Because I ordered an iPhone 4S from Verizon.  Actually 2, one for me and one for my husband, who has never quite forgiven me for forcing our family off Verizon and on to AT&T,  back when the Blackberry Bold came out. SO we will be paying a termination fee of $90, and switching our wireless service. And most likely, I will use Square Trade instead of AppleCare or Verizon's insurance, like I did on my other iPhone and iPad.

I spoke to a few salespeople at Verizon who promised to call me back to set stuff up (and did not keep their promises) . So today I called and spoke to  Robert, who was an excellent sales representative. I asked if I could post his direct line on this blog, since he was so thorough and friendly.  I HATE grumpy sales people, and rude customer service reps, and I certainly speak out when I come across them, but this guy is the best. So if you ARE going to get one from Verizon, call him. 

ROBERT: 888-924-7934, EXT. 8186.