ATT strikes the droid back

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  1. cereal killer

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    You haven't seen nothing yet. Wait till you see their other commercial touching on that same subject ( talking and browsing)

    He's on the phone and he sets it down to look something up on the net. The webpage shows up rather quickly ( this is important ) and he passes the info onto the person on the other end.

    What phone is he using? A blackberry : )

    Most of us know that blackberries render pages VERY quickly.

    That commercial made me chuckle.
     
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    I think Luke Wilson's acting is detrimental to his career ;) But yes, false advertising, or at least misleading advertising is annoying. I think the only reason AT&T is continuing this back and forth between Verizon is they finally feel a legitimate threat due to an amazing line up of android phones out and others on deck.
     
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    Come on lighten up on luke. If att came and dropped a big piece of change on you to get on tv and drop a couple of phones you not gonna do it. I am not that loyal to any phone, if att said here is a check and its not made of rubber........Im dropping all kinds of phones :motdroidvert:, :droideris:,:blackberry:, razrs.....they are dropping faster then ______ hiltons _____ on allstar weekend.
     
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    My boyfriend has an ATT Blackberry... I (of course) the Droid...

    I can't tell you how many times we'll get on our respective phones to look something up and he can't access his web browser while I'm surfing away... we've experienced this in California and different parts of the East Coast... go figure.
     
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    Surfing on the web and making a voice call at the sametime is great, if you have enough coverage for it: there's a map for that. :)
     
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    I like this one cause it's like the guy didn't have service and then all of the sudden got like one little 3G bar.. hahahaha!
     
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    Like I said, I'm not biased at all, the Droid is my first smart phone, so I don't have enough experience with smart phones to even be bias, but that voice he uses for the commercials and the poorly written material just seems detrimental to his career and to the validity of ATT if anything. We all know that ATT has very poor 3G coverage.

    I had a relative from Washington come down for Christmas with her Iphone and I had a lot of fun playing on it and thought it was very polished, as it should, but try connecting to the internet via the 3G network and it was nearly impossible.

    We had a lot of fun making fun of each other because of the rival phones, but even she said she was impressed with how well the droid/verizon network did when we were traveling around the state, even in backwoods "grandma" area. On the way home it was raining like hell and we needed GPS directions to get home and she couldn't get her GPS to work because of no network, but mine popped right up and guided us home in a hellish storm.

    The proof is in the pudding I say.
     
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    If my career was in the tank I would sell out too! :icon_ banana: Sorry, never been a fan of him, too easy to ream on people when you know they make more money than you and you don't really care for them!
     
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    Not very often. It was nice when I lived in Charlotte (which has a large 3g coverage area) but didn't really miss it the last 3 yrs (Knoxville had virtually no 3g coverage and Nashville was spotty at best). So yeah, for 95% of people it's not really an issue.

    And to the other poster about 'iPhone 3G is pretty fast' I think that has far more to do with Safari than the network or the phone.
     
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    True to a point, but apps like espn radio and nfl superfan was crisp.....and kept up flawlessly. The iphone on att network has its flaws with speed and its ability to maintain 3g coverage but it is because of att not the phone.
     
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    Yep, all comes down to 1) network availability and capability and 2) app utilization. The iPhone has its points but I think far more than the phone it's because companies have supported it and spent a LOT of time and resources to make their apps utilize the iPhones full potential. This has (or had) yet to be seen on any other device which is why it 'seems' so impressive. And for the rest of the people (a large 5) of iPhone users that don't have 3G coverage even the less than perfect(ed) apps of the droid SCREEM compared to most of the iPhones I've compared it to (seeing as the small 3G coverage area here is not really fast even when you have a full 3G signal). But then I know of many areas (Charlotte used to be one) were Verizon's coverage is far better. So that's definitely something people should consider when/if they really try to compare these phones.
     
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    I love the Droid and would never be on AT&T or get an IPhone but if they paid me to do commercials I would in a second. Also I'm pretty sure Luke Wilson needs the money.

    Hi let me look that up for you on my phone - please wait while I set you down for a few minutes and browse the internet.

    or.

    I'll call you back.
     
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