Verizon Unveils Music, App Stores

limegrass69

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Hey, Verizon Wireless and the rest of you...

Before you start branching out and trying to figure out more ways to extract cash from unsuspecting dopes' pockets...why don't you get your network where it needs to be so that you can deliver on the service you promise to your subscribers??

Just my $0.02.

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The level and quality of service with each provider clearly depends on where you are geographically. So, to say one sucks and the other one is great maybe true for where you specifically are, but just the opposite maybe true for someone in another area.

It does not surprise me to see them branching out into the music business, everyone wants a piece of the APPLE PIE! No pun intended! hehehe
 

limegrass69

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The level and quality of service with each provider clearly depends on where you are geographically. So, to say one sucks and the other one is great maybe true for where you specifically are, but just the opposite maybe true for someone in another area.

It does not surprise me to see them branching out into the music business, everyone wants a piece of the APPLE PIE! No pun intended! hehehe

True about the coverage. That's why I always tell people to make the most of the 30 day test drive when you get a new phone.

Music stores are one thing, but the real money is in ring tones. I kid you not. The record company generally does not get any of that revenue, you pay a few cents to the company who delivers the ring tone, and the rest of the money goes to the artist and writer. People download those ringtones like crazy. The recording industry is pretty screwed.

Apple pie...:jj:
 

Jon

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Verizon is better than most.

You want bad service, try AT&T. ;)

Actually it's just the opposite where I'm at. Verizon wireless coverage stinks in my neighborhood, but AT&T is the best I've used so far, and I've used pretty much all of them including Cricket. 3G coverage is getting better all the time, I can actually get it here, where I couldn't with my last phone with T-Mobile. When we got our Verizon phones a few years back, the cell phone salesman had to go outside to activate the things because of the bad coverage, that should have been my first clue right there.
 

TheScionicMan

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I carry phones from T-Mobile (personal) and ATT (work) and the coverage seems roughly the same. We are switching to Verizon for work so we'll see how that goes. Coverage is pretty good here in the SF Bay Area in general.

The AT&T signal is very disruptive to speakers and radios which makes me wonder what's going on there. I'll be glad to get away from that part...
 
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Jon

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I carry phones from T-Mobile (personal) and ATT (work) and the coverage seems roughly the same. We are switching to Verizon for work so we'll see how that goes. Coverage is pretty good here in the SF Bay Area in general.

The AT&T signal is very disruptive to speakers and radios which makes me wonder what's going on there. I'll be glad to get away from that part...

What phone are you using on AT&T, I have used the iPhone with the FM Transmitter in the truck and never had an issue. Sounds like it might be a hardware issue. T-Mobile wasn't horrible, but I was getting more dropped calls with them in places I don't with AT&T now.
 

TheScionicMan

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Every phone we've got does it and both the iPhones I managed at my last job too. 8310 Curves and 8700s now. My 8310 buzzes my radio from 3-4 feet away when ever its transmitting data or checking mail. I have to lay my T-Mobile bberry right on the radio to get the same effect and even then its not as loud. At my last job, this one attorney's iPhone would buzz this other attorney's PC speakers and they were on opposite sides of adjoining offices. I haven't tried it with a 3G iPhone.
 

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Now that you mention it, it happened the other day when I had my earbuds in when I was on a call. So I have had that happen, but that's the one and only time.
 

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One of my co-workers has one of the original g1 iPhones and anytime he gets a text or call and he is in my office it will buzz my computer speakers.

My Motorola Razr2 V8 does this crap too, but only if I have it fairly close. But this iPhone can be in his pocket setting across from my desk and it will do it every time. I always say you are getting a phone call and then suddenly his phone rings. LOL