Matt upgrades to iPhone 3Gs–Cust Svc Win (and AT&T to get a Droid clone!)
UPDATE: I had to update the video, editing out someone who requested to not be included in the video. Â There is no truth to the rumor that he (or she) is part of the witness protection program.
Matthew made the big decision today. Â He went back and forth, considering a Droid from Verizon, or upgrading his iPhone to a 3Gs. Â (If you follow @scmprofessor or @spreadhdgfx on twitter you know the questions we were asking.)
After much consideration, he decided on the 3Gs. Â Part of the decision was based on the fact that AT&T agreed to waive the activation fee. Â This was no small thing–Verizon was willing to wave it if we switched to them, so it made AT&T competitive.
We did learn one other interesting tidbit–AT&T will be getting their own Motorola Android-based phone, as well as their own rebranded HTC Hero (again, Android based.) later this year. Â While waiting until March (or later) wasn’t going to meet Matt’s immediate need (remember his video about the damaged 1st Gen iPhone), this is good news for those of us leaving AT&T to get to a Droid.
(On the other hand, if the Droid is a viable alternative to the iPhone, so that you can leave AT&T, well, that’s a different story.)
So how does ATT adding a droid phone gel with your discussion weeks back on the podcast about ATT throttling back data usage?
That’s a GREAT question, actually. I wonder if AT&T, seeing the success of the Droid for Verizon, has realized that they simply have to accept the competitive landscape, or will they offer a new data plan that somehow limits “the most egregious offenders?”
I do wonder (especially since they originally said they were going to provide “incentives” for us to lower our data consumption.
Perhaps the incentive is some sort of easy way of switching between connectivity sources? Who knows…
I think my son who has an iPhone will be happy to hear this as he has been talking about the Droid for awhile now.
BTW Steve my 17 yo niece wonders if he has a prom date yet..lol