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  • SNL: "Making Calls" a "Challenge" for the iPhone
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    A throwaway line by Seth Meyers on Saturday Night Live last night is making the rounds of the blogs:

    It was reported this week that Google would soon launch its own cellphone as a challenge to the iPhone. Also a challenge to the iPhone: Making phone calls.
    Along with the news around Google's phone, this week saw an uprising of some AT&T customers frustrated by poor performance in many US cities - especially in New York City, where Saturday Night Live is based. Persistent rumors suggest that the arrangement under which AT&T is the sole carrier for the iPhone in the Unites States will end in 2010, and as previously reported, the chief technology officer for Verizon Wireless says that his company is ready for the iPhone.

    The Unofficial Apple Weblog used the video's emergence as an opportunity to remind about WIRED Magazine's four reasons why Apple should ink a deal with Verizon:

    1. Verizon’s Reputation for Its Superior Network
    2. Sharing Is Caring
    3. Polygamy = More Control, Power
    4. Competition Is Good
    Verizon Wireless took top honors with its CDMA network in the J.D. Power and Associates survey for wireless call quality.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: SNL: "Making Calls" a "Challenge" for the iPhone started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      seth meyers you rascal =]
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      i'm glad i live in a city where at&t works great. went to San Fransisco last week, no service in union square
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I am not sure the phone looks like that, but I know it is called the "Nexus One."
    1. youngbrammer's Avatar
      youngbrammer -
      Quote Originally Posted by gbarielmoreno View Post
      i'm glad i live in a city where at&t works great. went to San Fransisco last week, no service in union square
      Same here. Ive had more network problems with my iPhone than other AT&T phones though
    1. musicguy303's Avatar
      musicguy303 -
      That is true
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Are you believe SNL?......
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      I've never had a dropped call on my iPhone...
    1. brotherbond007's Avatar
      brotherbond007 -
      **** VERIZON! I have had all three iPhones on AT&T (1st gen, 3G and now the 3GS) I have never had major issues with my service. NEVER! My 3G service Crushes my friends BBStorm and Droid inside our building in Washington, DC. 99% of the time I am good and I travel to Florida, and So Cal often. NEVER a problems. VERIZON and GOOGLE can F@&K THEMSELVES! Sick of hearing and seeing bogus commericals and jokes. PERIOD!!!
    1. Blowfish64's Avatar
      Blowfish64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brotherbond007 View Post
      **** VERIZON! I have had all three iPhones on AT&T (1st gen, 3G and now the 3GS) I have never had major issues with my service. NEVER! My 3G service Crushes my friends BBStorm and Droid inside our building in Washington, DC. 99% of the time I am good and I travel to Florida, and So Cal often. NEVER a problems. VERIZON and GOOGLE can F@&K THEMSELVES! Sick of hearing and seeing bogus commericals and jokes. PERIOD!!!
      You're right! Your experience MUST be representative of everyone else's and the entire network nationwide, because the world revolves around you!
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      Quote Originally Posted by Blowfish64 View Post
      You're right! Your experience MUST be representative of everyone else's and the entire network nationwide, because the world revolves around you!
      Lmao

      Anyway I've also had all three iPhones and my service is prett bad. I switched from nextel and to say AT&T now is worst then what nextel was is ridiculous. I live in New York but in long island so it's not as crowded, they should stop bragging about there 3G and fix the voice aspect, I mean it's a phone first, right? Oh I'm sorry I was under the impresion I was using a cel phone. Am I?
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      what the hell is this?...the iPhone actually made it easy to make calls and find favorites. People forget about the time BEFORE the iphone.
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      Quote Originally Posted by brotherbond007 View Post
      **** VERIZON! I have had all three iPhones on AT&T (1st gen, 3G and now the 3GS) I have never had major issues with my service. NEVER! My 3G service Crushes my friends BBStorm and Droid inside our building in Washington, DC. 99% of the time I am good and I travel to Florida, and So Cal often. NEVER a problems. VERIZON and GOOGLE can F@&K THEMSELVES! Sick of hearing and seeing bogus commericals and jokes. PERIOD!!!
      Relax *******, it's not like he punched your mom or something.

      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      what the hell is this?...the iPhone actually made it easy to make calls and find favorites. People forget about the time BEFORE the iphone.
      yes... it was SOOOO HARD before the iPhone came around to make a phone call on a simple cell phone...
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I use my iPhones on T-Mobile and havent had any dropped calls lately, except for the outage a few months back.
    1. jaredb03's Avatar
      jaredb03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brotherbond007 View Post
      **** VERIZON! I have had all three iPhones on AT&T (1st gen, 3G and now the 3GS) I have never had major issues with my service. NEVER! My 3G service Crushes my friends BBStorm and Droid inside our building in Washington, DC. 99% of the time I am good and I travel to Florida, and So Cal often. NEVER a problems. VERIZON and GOOGLE can F@&K THEMSELVES! Sick of hearing and seeing bogus commericals and jokes. PERIOD!!!
      Apple fanboy??? I think you like apple so much that you forget about the crappy service that AT&T gives the iPhone. I recently switched from the iPhone 3gs to an android phone(cliq) still with AT&T and have had absolutley no dropped calls or any other problems. With the iPhone in the same service area i dropped about 7-10 calls a week, and only got 1 bar inside my house. Now no dropped calls and 3-4 bars in my house.

      I'm not saying that i won't buy the next iPhone. I just wish the service was better.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I use my iPhones on T-Mobile and havent had any dropped calls lately, except for the outage a few months back.
      How's the 3G reception on that network for you?

      Quote Originally Posted by jaredb03 View Post
      Apple fanboy??? I think you like apple so much that you forget about the crappy service that AT&T gives the iPhone. I recently switched from the iPhone 3gs to an android phone(cliq) still with AT&T and have had absolutley no dropped calls or any other problems. With the iPhone in the same service area i dropped about 7-10 calls a week, and only got 1 bar inside my house. Now no dropped calls and 3-4 bars in my house.

      I'm not saying that i won't buy the next iPhone. I just wish the service was better.
      ahh yess there he is! another "apple fanboy statement" from the bandwagon! We all knew one of you guys was gonna come out!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
      How's the 3G reception on that network for you?
      Hey, SmartAzz, did I mention anything about 3G or complain about At&t? Such an At&t fanboy....
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      HAHA. True that. AT&T is suck. Can't wait for verizon. I'm sick of drop called.
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Mine has no trouble.. i didn't know SNL was still alive. It's a shame
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      I'm glad to join the chorus of people who regularly have dropped calls on AT&T. no matter how much they sue Verizon, the truth remains.

      been a long time since I had this kind of problem. and by "long time" I mean the early 2000s, when cellphones weren't common.
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I use my iPhones on T-Mobile and havent had any dropped calls lately, except for the outage a few months back.
      +1. I can't think of the last time I had a dropped call on my 3GS on T-Mo. No, I don't have 3G data speeds but since I mainly surf the web at home via WifI I can deal with EDGE for the occasional times I need to look something up.