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iPhone or Atrix

therygy 23 Jan 2011, 17:30 posted on

My contract is up on April 21st and i want to know, should i wait for the iPhone 5 or get the Motorola Atrix right away? which is better Android or iOS? I have a iPod Touch 4th generation and i am kind of bored with iOS, so should i go with android and the dual core prossesor or stick with the classic iPhone?

posted on 02 Feb 2011, 16:00

1. beatdameat (unregistered)

Well Since nobody decided to give you any advice I will throw my knowledge your way. I reccomend leaving at&t on the 21st. Bottom line their service sucks. If you want a data phone that can't access the internet then sign on with at&t again.
Iphone has earned its right to be called a great smartphone however their are issues that are never addressed from apple.
Such as No removable storage, no removable battery, which makes solving problems really frustrating. Yes they have more apps, but also cost more.

I would go with an android device on verizon. yes the software is fragmented, but thats at the cost of having plenty of companies manufacture them. If you go with a higher- end droids you wont be dissapointed.


posted on 05 Feb 2011, 19:39

2. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)

i understand at&t is horrible but im in highschool and on a family plan with 4 other lines so we cant really just pick up and leave with out it costing over $750. I really do not like at&t service at all! i dont no how they call their date 3g, my moms iphone 4 can get (on a good day) 1.50 mbp/s download.

So what i am saying, i would like to switch to verizon, but i cant so i want to no what the phone option would be on at&t.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 20:02

3. jshea79 (unregistered)

This is what irritates me about people. "at&t service is HORRIBLE". I understand that that is your opinion in your specific usage area, but there are millions of people who DO NOT have problems. So maybe rephrase that statement. Its very annoying to have service not work where you are, I totally understand cuz I have had sprint and t-mobile in the past and they were not the best for where I lived and used my phone daily. THATS WHY THEY GIVE YOU 30 DAYS. More than enough time to get what works for YOU. I finally switched to at&t in the end after trying verizon and I even have the old shitty iphone 3G (not even the 3Gs!) and I have great service just about EVERYWHERE. The only places I have trouble in are near airports where signal towers are, and that is NOT at&t's fault, that is done on purpose for the safety of the pilots... and in heavy/thick concrete basements. This is common sense, wireless signals cannot penetrate certain environments. Doesnt make the carrier "horrible". I love my service and wouldnt switch if you paid me to. =) DO WHATS BEST FOR YOU. Dont listen to other people unless they walk in every single square inch along with you daily. Happy shopping!

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 23:20

4. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)

yes i totally agree with what you are saying and i guess i was speaking for at&t in my area. In my area sprint is the worst out of all there is one spot in all of the midwest that can get service from sprint, no joke, and t-mobile is alright. I guess i am a hypocrite for saying this but i had a change of heart and i really do like AT&T it competes pretty well against verizon in my area they both get an average download speed of 2 mbps i was exxagerating earlier. But i am excited for at&t's upcoming line up and i will decide after the iPhone 4 comes out.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 08:31

5. briefus (unregistered)

As a former iPhone user, and Moto Smartphone user, I would say.... NEITHER. Get the HTC Inspire 4g. I just received this phone last week on a "trial" basis and I'm already sold on it. If you upgrade your 2yr plan with this phone it's only $139 and worth every penny. The Atrix 4G is an awesome phone with even better concepts to it, and probably shows a lot of which way we are heading with cell phones in the future. however, to fully utilize it's options, you'll need to drop about 700 bucks on accessories alone (laptop dock, media station, etc).

If you're looking for purely a phone with neat gadgets and tools WITHIN the phone itself, the Inspire 4G is the way to go. It runs Android 2.2, haven't ran into any bugs yet, no dropped calls, and perfect service from AT&T.

...my two cents

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 08:34

6. briefus (unregistered)

couldn't find an "edit" button, but i just looked again and with the 2yr contract extension, this phone is only $99, not $139... and if you opt for the Xora subscription it's only $69. (but rare that you actually want this Xora thing)... so it's safe to say $99 is the final cost of the phone... plus 20-50 for the case depending on how rough you are with your phones.
ps. there is no "OtterBox" out for this phone yet... scheduled for April release.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 16:55

7. vvvvvvvvvvvv (unregistered)

AT&T Covers chicago good

posted on 27 Mar 2011, 12:46 1

8. Unplug (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)

It is kind of funny how people bag on ATT ... There was a time when they purposely degraded their service to get people off the original $99 unlimited program (I had and still have it since 2002) But as I was waiting for my Girlfriend to get her phone purchased and data transfered at a verizon store I noticed the sales guy drop a call twice from his wife and my Girlfriend couldnt even dial out ... So I handed the sales guy my AT&T phone which had full bars and suggested he call his wife before she got upset. I hear it all the time AT&T coverage sucks ... yet I often let people who have other carriers use my phone because they cant get out on theirs ... And there are places they get service that I dont. I was with a verizon friend who showed service but when he went to make a call he couldnt get out ... I found that interesting ... Wonder if the Verizon testing equipment says they have service when they dont as well? Im not always happy with my cell service but I wasnt with Verizon, Sprint, or Nextel when I had them either. I know I had service out in the dunes of Glamis with AT&T back when no one else did... That was funny because back at camp there was a cell service discussion about how bad AT&T was ... Im pretty sure a lot of the hating is typical overblown follow the other sheep heard someone else say it once regergitation and some is well founded. But it sure beats a pager and a payphone!

posted on 07 May 2011, 19:27

11. thrive (unregistered)

Hey unplug, I believe the unlimited plans are $69 now. You might want to check on a new AT&T plan.

posted on 30 Apr 2011, 13:50

9. jackiehamilton (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

I had been a Verizon customer since before some of you were born and had issues with dropped calls, no service and the tower was less than a mile away. Finally after all these years I complained and they issued a service ticket trying to troubleshoot the the problem which they could never figure out. So I said if you can't fix it then I was switching to another carrier that could provide the service I was looking for. So about 18 months ago I went to AT&T and walked into the store and was taken care of right away and with someone who was really knowledgable. When I call AT&T I get someone right away and they can take care of me without transferring me to 30 different departments. AT&T is far more superior in customer service and they're retail stores are easy to manuever and the customers are actually smitling when they are leaving their stores. I've had my Blackberry for 4 years and am now looking at the Iphone, HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix but am leaning towards the Inspire. Good Luck!

posted on 01 May 2011, 10:11

10. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)

Thank! Good information, AT&T is pretty good

posted on 13 May 2011, 21:35

12. brad (unregistered)

I just recently bought the Moto Atrix. I am impressed. I do find it a little too much to purchase the webtop along with the device, as I decided not to for the price. My prior device was an iPhone 3GS. I was impressed but found personal reasons why I decline the iPhone 4 as my upgrade. The iPhone is a great device if your Apple oriented (meaning if you side towards Apple products and have no issues with iTunes and the products along with it. (ie. appstore and iTunes based music). The down side I found was I was never an Apple fan from the get go. I did find the appstore had apps that were very much worth the money (minus the rediculous priced special aps out on the market). I also found it annoying to have over 500GB worth of music (prior to my iPhone) and to have it (the music files) copied into iTunes to use on through iTunes, making me have to deal with 1TB worth of music. My device went through quite a bit of roughness and proved to be very durable. After understanding the capabilities of "jailbreaking" the device it was worth experimenting and testing my tech savviness.
After making my decision going with the Atrix, I found it was more my type of style. I can say that the device was able to reconize my music without making copies of what I already had. Being that the device is 4G I have found that device is decently fast, as I watched sending a text to a friend and him recieving almost within seconds. I wasnt to sure of the Android market and can say the iTunes aps were far more superior. Also noticing the Android market does have apps oriented for the Atrix (but not too many) One thing I did learn is the Atrix has the nvidia tegra processor allowing to have better graphics of selective apps or games. After researching "jailbreaking" the iPhone, I also found (for free without having warantee issues) you can completely change the interface of the Atrix and not worry about legal issues nor accidently messing the programming up on the device. I still am looking at the device and learning a whole lot more of the capabilities. Being a dual core device, I can say it reacts a whole lot faster than the iPhone (for now) I did experience bug issues, but after recent updates have found the bugs are deteriorating (as expected to any device). I also found it that having an antivirus for the Atrix made me wonder for any possible malware the device could be vulnerable to (good so far), strongly recommend! I Personally had the decision again, I would go with the Atrix. I hope that helps with some peformance and utility type questions you may have. Good shopping!

posted on 23 May 2011, 16:34

13. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)

Thank you! i ended up buying the Atrix then returning it because i just did not seem to love the android experience as much as i love the iOS experience. I am going to wait it out for the iPhone 5.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 17:08

14. forgotaboutdre (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

the software on the motoblur sux .... they need to get better ....

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 00:28

15. DevonJames (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)

I sound like "Unplug" above but I agree -- sometimes AT&T gets a bad wrap. I have its 4g LTE network for my graphics design work -- transmitting files, mostly -- and now I couldn't live without that phone capability. My clients (in Atlanta) have now come to expect it.

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