Why the iPhone SUCKS. Anyone have Cell Phone recommendations?
So I bought one of those trendy iPhone’s — and I signed up for a huge plan with AT&T, and I also signed up for their data plan [so I can connect my laptop when I’m anywhere — visiting my Dad, at a conference, at the airport, etc].
I’m now finding out first-hand about the limitations of the iPhone. First off, there’s no MMS support?! I just found this out — I mean, is this for serious!? When a friend sends a photo or video, I get this cheesy text message saying to visit www.viewmymessage.com and then it includes the craziest username and password. WHAT?! Oh, it gets better – I CAN’T EVEN CLICK THE LINK. Wait, better yet — I CAN’T EVEN CONNECT TO THE WEBSITE FROM MY IPHONE!!! Honestly, this is the worst user-experience I may have ever seen in my life.
Wow, seriously? Next — It doesn’t record video? Um… WHAT? I’ve had an LG phone for like 3 years that does video.
Next — The earpiece sucks — I can’t hear shit. And apparently, when I speak to people, they hear EVERYTHING that’s within 20 feet of me.
Next — The Internet speed/connection. I don’t know — but it seems to suck. I read comments that the ‘Edge’ network is crap. I’m curious whether Verizon or Sprint’s is better?
I also hear I should prepare for this battery to go to crap.
So does anyone have a recommendation for a phone? Fred Wilson loves his Curve, but then Jay Parkhill tells me he doesn’t like it.
Here’s what I want to do:
- Easily send/receive photos and videos from my phone to any one on any carrier via MMS.
- Take video.
- Take photos.
- Easily get the photos/videos off my phone [via USB or zip file in my online account].
- Easily transfer/restore my contacts.
- Access the web — and thus, webpages.
- Easily record audio — a voice recorder on the phone.
- Easy to hear people when I speak to them. The person I’m speaking too can easily hear me.
I’m also in the market for a data plan so I can hook my laptop up to the Internet. Sprint, Verizon, or should I stick with AT&T?
As for the cell phone, should I be getting a Blackberry?
Thanks for any suggestions/tips — even if it’s too warn me about lack of features on a certain phone.