iPhone and a deal with the AT&T Devil

Well I finally bit the bullet and purchased an iPhone. That means I had to port my phone number from Verizon to AT&T – so you may have gotten an “out of service” message yesterday between 5pm and 6pm while the migration took place.

Over the last few years, I know that I have stressed the superiority of Verizon’s phone service, but let’s face it. Verizon’s phones just suck – badly. The Blackberry Storm is a joke – I know since I’ve had to try and set several up for clients. I’ve been using the LG Dare, which was OK, but the email client was horrid and there was no calendar support. The browser was almost worthless.

Apple has set the bar very high with the iPhone. I’ve debated switching for the last 18 months, but as more and more of my clients purchased iPhones and asked for help in using them – it became apparent that an iPhone could very much help my efficiency in business. Here are a few things:

  • Full IMAP support for email (although we need IDLE support)
  • Full Sync support for Google Calendar and Contacts (real time sync)
  • Google Maps with location-aware (almost a substitute for GPS)

As I play around with the iPhone some more, I will post more things. I’m a little late to the party on the iPhone, but if you look at the sales numbers I think Apple has the market.