| | 11-09-2011, 05:44 PM #1
For some unknown reason, I was feeling like I wanted to be extra-productive today. I also realized that my contract on my Imagio ends in 18 days, so I decided to do some research around my town (Waco, Tx) for my next phone. I started with Verizon, since that is what I am on. Well, I'm not going to get the Trophy, since it is already outdated, but I asked about the unlimited data that I have and I can still extend it (with the purchase of another phone) even after my contract expires. Great!
I then went to AT&T to try out the Focus S and Flash. As soon as I mentioned Windows Phone to the greeter-lady, she asked if I would be interested in iOS, lol. I told her I was only interested in the WPs and she got an actual salesman to help me. He was great. There wasn't an S out on display (they said it was being programmed in the back [???]), but the first lady ran and got it for me after I said that I wanted to see it. I was very impressed with the S (and the Flash was alright, too, since I like the actual Windows button). The only app I could really test side-by-side with my Focus was Photo Studio, but the S loaded it at least a good two seconds faster. Anyway, after talking with the sales rep, I realized that there was no way they could even approach my $39.99/mo unlimited data plan that I have on Verizon, so it was a no-go.
At T-Mo, it was a sad story. They only had a dummy Radar on display and the guy wasn't very engaging after I mentioned Windows Phone (I think he was a pretty bad salesman altogether). They also couldn't come close to my Verizon plan.
I guess it looks like I'm staying with my current set-up until Verizon wakes up and releases a new WP. (Come on, Nokia LTE on Verizon in January or Febuary!)
Sorry for just dragging on.
tl;dr - Local AT&T wasn't perfect, but was reasonable about WP. T-Mo store was disappointing all-around. I am drooling over the Focus S, but AT&T can't even get near my current plan.