So, I wish I had more disposable income. That’s the life of an almost done grad student. BUT, I need a new cell phone, I want a new toy, and I am not sure how my service will be when we move to the Larchmont, NY area in a week or so.
My wife and I only own Macs now. I’m very happy with that. We also currently have service with Verizon. As a carrier whose main function (to me) is to make and complete calls, they’ve been pretty darn good, especially since I lived in some dead zone areas of New Hampshire for almost 4 years.
After the honeymoon period ends, will the iPhone 3G’s shoddy battery life, other annoyances and omissions (stated every already), and hefty price tag (yes, for a 2-year contract, getting into the iPhone game carries a price) be worth it?
The Curve on Verizon looks good. I’ll get it cheap, I know I can rely on the service, and I don’t really feel like waiting until the Bold comes out because, well, I’m impatient.
The LG Dare is in the running, too. Yes, vastly different in functioning…or not. Will I really need to surf on Safari for $30/month?
And yes, the App Store is enticing and will run up the overall cost of the phone.
Don’t get me wrong, if you’re perceptive at all, and not defensive or a fanboy of either, you’ll notice I really do want the iPhone. I want to want it, but my rational brain is somewhat alive and well, too.
Obviously I’m not spending much time talking about my overall needs. I want to keep this entry short. But some email, txt messages, some productivity access (GTD), good calls, media capacities, some nice fun and/or aesthetics…yeah, there ya go.
Anyone surprised by taking the jump to any of these phones? I’ve read too many reviews and whatnot already, so now I want to hear from real people who can evaluate their experience without freaking out for or against.