The day I’ve been painstakingly waiting for the past four years is finally here.
Today, Verizon and Apple announced that the i-phone is going to be made available on the Verizon network.
My AT&T friends who have had the i-phone for years have been ripping on me as I still clutch onto my blackberry while they are playing Angry Birds. (As if I need something else to be addicted to). But my blackberry has served me well, despite the “uncoolness” factor it brings.
I could have switched to AT&T and gotten the i-phone a long time ago, but I didn’t. There are many reasons for that. The main reason is my parents still pay for my Verizon bill (yeah, I know… I need to cut the cord) so it would have been costly to me to make the switch.
Also, I have really enjoyed Verizon. The vast majority of my friends use it so I don’t have to worry about going over on my minutes or sending one too many text messages. That, and I’ve heard horror stories from people about the service they receive with AT&T. Not really in the mood to deal with false signal readings and dropped calls.
Now, not everyone I know has had issues with AT&T. But with all of the great luck I’ve had with Verizon, I didn’t see a need to make the switch.
But before me and all of my Verizon friends run to the Apple or Verizon store to finally welcome ourselves into the 21st Century, we may want to hold off. I’ve been hearing plenty of rumors from some pretty reliable sources that there will be a new i-phone model coming out in June.
And while I would love to get the i-phone ASAP, I don’t want to be kicking myself for not waiting another measly six months for a better phone. I’ve already waited four years… a few more months won’t kill me.
Verizon users – are you going to get the i-phone?
And more importantly, AT&T users – do you plan on switching to Verizon?