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Tammy linked me to what is DEFINITELY going to be my new phone, and is DEFINITELY coming out this fall. Sooo here's my birthday present to myself.

The LG Voyager


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Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
oh cool! I need a new phone too, maybe I will also get one of these :) Will have to compare with iPhone features because Alan wants us to switch to Cingular to get those.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
I don't know too much about the iphone, but it doesnt have the full keyboard! I mean, you can type with a full keyboard touch screen, but thats not the same.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
oops, posted at the same time. see comment below.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
ugh... actually it appears it still doesn't measure up to iphone when you look at the two of them together: http://www.engadgetmobile.com/photos/hands-on-with-verizons-new-lg-voyager/424015/

I mean, iPhone is just so much prettier and nicer to look at, plus it tells you the time on every page. How simple and easy is that and why didn't Verizon do it?

but iphone doesn't have a qwerty keyboard like that.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
I like the Voyager layout better, I think. I do wish it would have the time on every page. I really really love the QWERTY keyboard, though, and I don't want to switch from Verizon. My choice is made.

Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
None of my business or anything (I don't even know you), but Cingular is EVIL. EVIL. EVIL. I just recently was able to escape Cingular and switched to Altell--I've never been happier. I now have consistent cell phone reception, no dropped calls every five minutes, and am able to access voicemail on a regular basis! It’s amazing.

The few people I know who got iPhones and switched to Cingular subsequently returned their iPhones and canceled their plans.

Just keep in mind that, no matter what the people in the store tells you, iPhones have a fifteen day return policy, not thirty. A friend of mine is stuck with an iPhone that she can't sell because she went back on the seventeenth day and they surprised her with the whole, "Oh, you can't return that now. Forget what we told you before about the thirty day return policy." thing.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
wait, what? they told her 30 day return policy? they should honor that.

and yes, Vivi, get the LG Voyager, like me.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, they should honor that. But they don't. Why? Because they're EVIL.

I hate them (Cingular/AT&T) enough to leave comments to people I don't even know trying to let them know just how evil they are. I think Apple's biggest mistake with Cingular was signing an exclusive contract with them. The iPhone's sales have been well below projected as a result.

I, too, wanted an iPhone when I watched Apple's sales pitch. They're shiny. They're pretty. But Cingluar's bad service and iPhone's problems have now become a cliche'.

Also, if you want to get an iPhone, wait until they come out with a new one that has fixed all the problems from the first version--some of the problems are hardware problems what can't be fixed by a software patch.

Friends don't let friends buy iPhones or switch to Cingular.

*hugs her RAZR happily* The LG looks amazing as well.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
oh, I believe you. Verizon's reception is what has kept me with them for four years despite horrible customer service, bad phones, and proprietary and user-unfriendly equipment and software. Reception is the most important thing, because what good is a phone if you can't make calls on it? I agree it was completely lame of Apple to sign with Cingular, and I am also unhappy with how Apple is turning people's phones into bricks because they dared to install their own software or get off the Cingular network.

I played with a friend's iPhone this weekend for the first time though. It's pretty awesome. I'm just disappointed Verizon's LG voyager isn't a little prettier. I feel like Verizon constantly does the least they can get away with. I will certainly try to see one in person to give it a chance.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
The bad reception is why people have been fleeing Cingular in droves and why iPhone buyers return their phones. Complete agreement over here regarding Apple. *nod*

My friend who is stuck with the iPhone--I couldn't reach her. Ever. When she was able to call me, the calls were dropped. She had a shiny new toy that was of no use.

Also, the iPhone requires a special plan that is an extra amount per month. And to activate it--they refuse to do it in the store--the iPhone-owner has to jump through a complicated series of hoops. It took my aforementioned friend almost an hour online to activate it.

So disappointing. *sigh*
Oct. 3rd, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, and yes, I too want cell phone designers to realize that shiny + pretty = want.

< / rant >
Oct. 4th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
I switched to Verizon about 4 months ago, and reception is fine, except for inside my condo, where it's horrible. But their customer service has been great, and I'm happy with my phone and plan.

I heard something on NPR this morning (at least, I think it was on NPR) about the Voyager, and was thinking about Melissa, because she said she was looking at new phones...
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
Qwerty keyboards are great. My old phone had one and I used to type up notes, letters, dream journal stuff, etc.
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty fast on my texting, but I want it to be faster and easier
Oct. 3rd, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
iPhone: My Two Cents
The other real problem with the iPhone is it is two year old technology. Cingular/AT&T is in the process of upgrading all of their towers to third generation CDMA and the iPhone only supports up to second generation. Doesn't make a lot of difference for phone calls but data/download times will be significantly slower with a second generation CDMA phone than with a third generation CDMA phone.

Oct. 3rd, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Oooohh..... Shiny toy!
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