I hear it every week, “When is Verizon getting the iPhone?” I’m very sorry to the Apple – obsessed (my mother included) but, I don’t really have too much of a concern as to when the product will hit Verizon stores, like ours at Express Wireless. I am a proud owner of my iPod Touch but, that is where I draw the line with Apple. Our team honestly believes we are already carrying multiple phones that can trump the iPhone on it’s best day. The question becomes, can we stray from the mighty Apple iPhone brand name and venture into a world of better options?
To start off with, we currently carry 10 different Droid models: Droid X, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Incredible, Continuum, Fascinate, Droid Pro, Droid Citrus, Ally, and Vortex. You want options? We got ’em! You could choose the processor speed, camera quality, physical or virtual keyboard, size, style, and brand. Ultimately, you can choose what phone you want to go with your software versus having one choice in phone model.
You can investigate the pros and cons of any device. They are all different and that’s where we get options. Some people haven’t had any problems with their iPhones, others are not so happy. Facedialing, random muting and hang-ups, defective rear cameras, easily broken glass front, these are some of the common issues reported. One of the main problems reported was the phone losing signal when held in the left hand due to the antenna design, dubbed the “death grip“. Apple’s response? They claimed there was no problem or suggested you purchase a $30 bumper case to lower the result. There were murmurs of a recall but, it doesn’t seemed like Apple was too worried about the problem. I believe their name is bigger than their product, causing people to lunge after a piece of equipment that isn’t as good as it’s cracked up to be.
I’m not suggesting that the Droids are flawless. It is, however, much easier to handle a Droid problem. First is a soft reset, pulling and checking the battery. Can’t do that on an iPhone. What if it’s running slow because the memory is full? Droid: get a bigger memory card and pop it in the phone. iPhone: buy a whole new phone with bigger memory capabilities. Insuring the iPhone can be a nightmare trying to figure out what is covered by which providers. Droids are fully covered by the insurance offered in the store when you purchase the device. Want to do some troubleshooting? You will have to make an appointment at the Apple store which is always packed. Droids can be walked right into our Express Wireless in Enfield CT, or any Verizon store for that matter, with no appointment.
Does your iPhone come with free turn-by-turn navigation? Nope. I haven’t even found a free navigation app you can download on the iPhone app market. Look at the softwar creators, Apple vs. Google. Who do you think is bigger? I can keep going on and on about the comparisons. If you want the apps the functionality and the option in phone style, don’t waste your time with the iPhone. Verizon can bring on the iPhone (if they must) but, I will still happily guide people to the better choice. The Droid.
For more information, visit us at 549 Hazard Ave in Enfield, CT 06082, or our other locations in Vernon, Stafford or Ellington, CT. You can also reach us by calling (860) 749-7077. We are also still offering $50 off any of our smart phones if you would like to try out one of these great phones for yourself!
– Sarah & your friends at Express Wireless