12-19-2011, 08:37 PM #1
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if it weren't for a Verizon rep.
My old Pre+ was getting wonky and I was considering going back to a BB so I went to the V store to check out some phones. When I told the rep that I was pretty happy with Webos, just not the crapola it was installed in, he immediately steered me towards the HTC Trophy. He knew nothing about WP but said that he read somewhere that Webos users seemed to be migrating to WP.
I knew nothing about WP either so I did some web research before returning to the store for my upgrade. I was actually able to show the rep some of the phones features and he seemed pretty impressed with it. He knew nothing about the Mango update and said that he would be sure to get the demos upgraded. I can't say he was a convert because he was pretty into his big friggin' Meg-0-Droid, or whatever, but he was diggin' the trophy.
I just thought I'd mention it because it seems most folks report having android/iphones pushed on them and this wasn't the case with me.
In fact, were it not for the Verizon rep I would probably be rocking a lame @ss BB or droid
- 12-19-2011, 08:47 PM #2
- 12-20-2011, 01:25 AM #5
You should make sure to put in a good word with his manager or something. He definitely deserves props for thinking about what might make a customer happy with what they tell him, instead of just trying to pigeonhole everyone to Android, like many seem to be doing.
- 12-20-2011, 06:42 PM #8
I went into T Mobile today. I am trying to get my wife a new phone and service since hers is astronomical and a BB so an extra charge for their data service which has 1994 internet on it.
Told the T mobile guy I was trying to switch her out of her BB and he said have you seen the WP. I said yeah, I got the biggest around. Whipped out my TITAN and dwarfed his Radar. He loved the maps which happen to be up when I unlocked mine since I was navigating to his store. I told him I came from iOS and loved my new phone. I reluctantly told him I was not going to spend big money or a 2 year contract on a phone for my wife and needed one of the cheapy android piles. All she really does is text so it doesnt need to be a Galaxy S2 or anything. Anyway, its out of my way since I was on lunch break, but that IS where I will be getting her phone from, and from him. Of course he knew nothing about android it seemed so I may have just had luck of the irish or something getting him as a rep when I walked in.
- 12-20-2011, 10:38 PM #10
- 12-21-2011, 01:40 AM #12
- 12-21-2011, 07:31 AM #13
She also needs email. Do feature phones email? I have really never looked at what a feature phone is. If the radar was not $400 I would get it. I am leaning towards just unlocking her BB and paying the $10/mo extra for a blackberry.
- 12-24-2011, 10:15 PM #15
- 12-31-2011, 10:11 PM #17
I learned of WP from the manager of the local Bell retailer (Canadian carrier). He sold me on it pre-mango. He listened to what I want from a phone and pointed me to an HD7, which I'm using to post this as we speak, and I loved it immediately. Since mango, I am officially a fanboy. I'm so committed to WP that if MS throws in the towel I may go back to a feature phone...