Monthly Archives: June 2010

I Think I’m Not Getting an iPad 3G + Wi-Fi

Cutting to the chase. There’s no unlimited plan. Capped at 5GBs a month. True other carriers charge more for the same cap (Sprint Mobile Broadband $59.99 on 3G/Unlimited on 4G).

My thing is that there was an unlimited plan. Offer it. I’ll pay $35 for it–possibly $40…maybe. But AT&T has gone screwed it over.

I’m not alone when I say this but AT&T has gone and screwed over Apple. From the fiasco earlier today with the iPhone, and the whole iPad email thing. AT&T has proven not just in the past months but certainly overall, that they suck.

I’m already almost decided that if I don’t continue to have unlimited data on the iPhone after my contract ends–I’m not renewing.

As I mentioned in an earlier post I’d rather purchase a Wi-Fi enabled iPad than purchase an iPhone 4.

I’m not overtly excited about it. It looks nice indeed. But I’m not excited.

I saw the HTC Evo and was impressed. The whole Wi-Fi Hotspot also caught my attention. I liked it.

I’d have to pay for that over at AT&T.

I’ve had Sprint before and I’d prefer them over AT&T. I never had a dropped call with Sprint.

I hadn’t even experienced a drop call till I got an iPhone on AT&T’s network.

I’ve had my share of cell phones on different networks. From Alltel Wireless, Nextel (before Sprint), Sprint (after Nextel), Helio (on Sprint’s Network), T-Mobile, and then finally AT&T.

I’ve had issues with them, mostly regarding billing, overcharges, wrong data plans, voice plans, etc. Which were all corrected.

Yet with AT&T I had the main issue with the actual voice/data service.

I digress however.

My other reason for not yet purchasing an iPad is the whole retina display. I feel that soon. Rather than later. Apple will release a retina display iPad. If I purchase an iPad within the next three months and in a month after my purchase they release a new iPad. I think I’ll be fairly certain I might not buy an Apple product for a long time.

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This Changes Everything. Again.

Indeed, Apple. This iPhone 4 does change everything.

Of all the hype on the new iPhone, I rarely hear of the uproar, or at least not enough of users who have maintained their guns (in this case iPhones) since before the 3GS.

Apple is doing again what they did to users back with PPC and Intel.

–They leave them on the curb. Apple used to be known for their support. I had in 2005 an iMac G3 running Mac OS X 10.4

Now you purchase a product and almost set in stone within 2 years you won’t be able to use it to your liking. Actually lately it’s been ond and a half.

Truly technology advances. Yet there are better ways to go about it and not leave your users on the curb.

Twice already I have been left with a product fairly recent less than two years old and mostly feeling obsolete.

So there’s multitasking…in the OS for the iPhone. If you don’t have the 3GS–no you can’t have it.

Faithfulnessto the brand so not rewarded at all. So for those whom have remained un-jailbreaked thither you must go as there remains no other path for you.

For those whom stayed true with PPC–even with the Mac Pro G5…to the crub you were sent.

In all honesty it’s more of the same.

Yes, updates and refinements here and there. Yet more of the same.

I’d prefer to purchase an iPad…yet I’ll talk more of that later.

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