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SNL hits iPhone right where it hurts

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SNL hits iPhone right where it hurts
The audience for Saturday Night Live has certainly changed from the early days of the show, Instead of jokes about sex, drugs and rock n' roll, we now see the audience get a hearty laugh from a joke about...cellphones? Of course, since just about everyone knows a person toting around an iPhone-or personally owns one-this joke hits real close to home. With the way things are going in the rivalry between AT&T and Verizon, does this mean we should look forward to Luke Wilson as next week's SNL guest host?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


I have only gotten some dropped calls but whatever..I use my iphone 3gs for work..nothing more..9/10 phone calls go through 99% of the time I travel..the joke is still on others carriers unable to talk n surf the web at the same time!

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 13:03

2. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Actually any of Sprint's PDA's have the ability to talk and text or talk and search the web at the same time...face it, At&t was good and now they have less than competitive technology which leaves them in the dust of the more advanced company. Why would you choost a company that puts all their money into one device that when debuted was already not as good as phones currently available.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 13:31

3. HatedaIphone (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)


LoL, Talk and surf.........WoW , That's exciting !

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 13:36

5. macron2000 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Sep 2009)


Sprint uses CDMA, I have BB Tour right here and I cannot talk and surf at the same time. Check your facts. You face it, GSM is still a world wide standard. How does that equate to being left in the dust? Enough already.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 13:37

6. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Doesnt T-Mobile let you do that too? It is cool to talk and surf at the same time but i wouldnt die if i didn't have it.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 13:42

7. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


I can talk and surf the web at the same time on my Motorola DROID with Verizon. Yes I have to be on WiFi but still able too. Besides AT&T fails to mention you need to be on 3G to do voice/data...oh wait, there is a map for that too.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 14:33

10. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


use wifi genious!...then you can do both, check your facts, i can on my hero

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 16:44

14. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


me too. but i've never had a need to use both at the same time.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 17:03

15. jhnnyblze2000 (Posts: 11; Member since: 13 Jul 2009)


Yea saying the joke is on other carriers cause they cant surf the web and talk at the same time is like telling someone their phone is awesome and yours sucks but its better because it can do 2 things badly at the same time that the other phone cant. Really if thats the only argument to why AT&T and the iPhone r better than other carriers and other phones u better throw in the towel.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 17:30

18. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


60% of the time, it works... every time hahahaha

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 19:41

28. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)


I guess you won't be leaving your house

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 21:32

39. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


there are wifi hotspots everywhere now adays.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 22:03

42. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


uhm i can do that on my droid. i dont know wtf your talking about. please check your facts before you comment.

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 01:40

63. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


+1 even though Sprint ads 4g but Clearly demonstrates 3G technology phone, frst 4g network with no 4g functioning devices, Sprint is right behind at&t, well and everone else for that matter...

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 17:46

95. jhnnyblze2000 (Posts: 11; Member since: 13 Jul 2009)


What the iPhone fanboy doesn't tell u or in this case probably doesn't know is that any GSM carrier can do this. Not just AT&T or the iPhone. So there really is nothing special about being able to talk and surf the web at the same time. Its old news.

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 20:36

98. phoneguy (Posts: 192; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


Hey big Papa LTE troll, VZW will not have voice devices for quite sometime....Oh wait they don't even have LTE yet, infact NOBODY DOES!!! Who is behind douche bag.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 13:36

4. dave412_4 (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Dec 2009)


Where would Att be without the iphone? That whole incentive thing to stop iphone users from using so much data is hilarious.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 13:48

8. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


After the DROID came out if AT&T hadn't had the iPhone they'd be up the creek without a paddle. Too bad it's on a glitchy network. I recently got the DROID and I think it's better than the iPhone. Some of my iPhone friends are thinking of leaving AT&T now! And yes, I'm able to make phone calls too (hence the video). Also I took some video on the Droid camera and the quality is amazing! Even a co-worker of mine (iPhone user) was jealous of the camera quality.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 17:27

16. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


saying you got a DROID is like saying "i got the BLACKBERRY" or" i got the WINDOWS MOBILE". it's an operating system, not an ice cream flavor. at least you didn't get the KYOCERA hehe

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 18:05

21. tonyc_42 (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Aug 2009)


actually DROID is not an operating system. it's the name of the phones dummy. Android is the operating system.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 20:00

31. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)


I do agree that the iphone has made AT&T especially their 3rd quarter numbers where crazy, but I don't know one person who has the droid. All of my co-workers have either an iphone or blackberry.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 21:34

40. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


sometimes it has to do with demographics.

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 22:05

43. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


aznphonegeek, all smartphones run on an operating system. iphone runs on iphone os. are you really that dumb?

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 22:23

51. jhnnyblze2000 (Posts: 11; Member since: 13 Jul 2009)


Yea seriously if your gonna post something and try and be funny you should at least know what your talking about.

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 00:45

60. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I suggested to my friend to buy the iPhone, but he said he would never go go AT&T. Then I told him that if he was going to stay on Verizon, he should get the Droid. I googled the Droid To get information about the phone and he said that he'll pass because he's waiting for a phone that's better than the iPhone. So I think it's just the people you meet. And a lot of people on Verizon who hate the iPhone are getting the Droid. Just like a lot of people who hated the iPhone in 2007 (like me) bought the Voyager. I don't think it's actually better. I think people just want it to be better. I mean look at the Pre. Everyone was talking about how that was going to be the next king.

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 01:44

64. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Yeah man Moto Droid w/ "Android OS" KEY - ANDROID

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 01:49

65. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


The PRE was Palm, that should have been everyones first clue, Plus it was tiny, with an even tinier keyboard...WEAK! It is better because enough people NOW have had enough time to play with the iPhone to know it isnt ahead of technology now, its yesterdays technology Verizon just like every other time waited a few later rounds for the knockout, i.e CDMA, Droid, LTE...Verizon isnt the only provider in the black for no reason, Pre mature technology always fails (No pun intended)

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 11:00

70. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


last time i checked at&t was still leading the industry until verizon bought nextel. oh and last quarter at&t had the most incoming subscribers out of the top 4 so...

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 14:32

81. dongdou (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Jan 2009)


Verizon boutght altell not nextell

posted on 21 Dec 2009, 14:33

82. dongdou (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Jan 2009)


Oh BTW Verizon was bigger till At&t merged with cingular. So it was the same business move as them.

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