I've said it once, and I'll say it again... Verizon is a worthless piece of doodie! (sorry, I don't use foul language--that was the best I could do). They are the epitome of un-awesomeness, and I shall now proceed with my rant...
Oh, we're gonna get the Palm Pre soon. Oh, we have the best service. Oh, we don't lock down our devices so that it's completely closed off from the world of open source. You know what? It's all a buncha hoo-ha! I can't believe they have the largest subscriber base in the US. It makes no sense. They're overpriced, their phones are terrible, and their employees are a bunch of retards! I don't even have Verizon, but the one time I dealt with them about getting a phone without a data plan, the guy thought it was impossible and was trying to tell me, an Android Guy/Pass-gician/Super Blogging Geek, the ways of technology. Oh really? Why don't you look at me in the eyes when you spew your lies (hey, that rhymed)!
There's only so much stupidity I can handle from un-educated teenagers with acne trying to sell me devices they know nothing about. Why don't they just go use "the Google" or something so they may actually know what the heck they're talking about?
Why do I bring this up? That's a pretty good question. I'm getting to that part... Basically, when Sprint announced the Palm Pre (which is one of the best smartphones on the market), Verizon got jealous. So, what did they do? They decided to make an announcement that they too would be carrying the device in a matter of months. Sprint laughed, because they still had an exclusivity deal with Palm past the time period Verizon was claiming to start carrying it. Verizon just can't let Sprint conduct honest business. No way. They have to lie about when they're getting a phone, just to ensure that people don't move over to the underdog.
Now, after all the above craziness, rumors have it (rumors people... they could end up being wrong) that Verizon will never, and I repeat, never, end up carrying the Pre, nor any Palm WebOS devices. Why? Because Verizon wants to focus on RIM's BlackBerry and Motorola's upcoming Android phones. True, Android is the better choice (BlackBerry... eh, not so much), but don't talk the talk if you ain't gonna follow through with it. It just goes to show you how little they care about their customers. They'll tell them anything they want them to hear. My experience was the same. They told me I'd have to pay an extra $30 a month for a data plan. I told them to shove it. Who was right? Me, the customer, duh. The customer's always right in the US. In other countries, that may not be the case, but here, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, that's the way we roll.
Verizon... I've had it with your insolence. I will never join the dark side. I will never put up with your evil ways. Unless, of course, you get really awesome Android phones, give unlimited calling to all cell phones regardless of carrier, and charge less than everyone else for an amazing set of features and functionality. Oh wait, then you'd be Sprint.