I recently upgraded phones from a problematic Blackberry to a slick Droid touchscreen. The salesman at T-Mobile told me "welcome to the modern mobile market."
I purchased a Motorola DEFY. A slick touchscreen, water and scratch resistant, and most importantly 3G data speeds.
|Courtesy of Motorola|
However, there's one small problem... T-Mobile didn't mention coverage.
You see, they don't have 3G coverage in this area. Nor do they have any plans to add 3G in this area.
|Light Pink = 2G ALL of Idaho is this shade of 'lame' pink...|
The salesman assumed we had the coverage, because he kept telling me how much faster it was. He actually tried to upsell me to a 4G phone, but I was happy with 3G, since it was 20 times faster than I was used to.
I wish I would have known that before I got a new phone & extended my contract. It's also a shame, because other larger carriers have 3G. Verizon is working on 4G around here. They're just way more expensive than T-Mobile.
But, I guess this is a perfect example of 'you get what you pay for' isn't it?
This feels like the driving speed post from months ago (link), about buying a beefy sports car and only being able to drive 25 in town. I have a hot-rod phone, but am limited because of lame-ass coverage in my local area.
I'm like a caveman, writing messages on slate with a chisel, while everyone around me is emailing or texting. *dink dink dink* "Hi honey..." *dink dink dink* "What sounds good for dinner tonight?"
Oh well. At least I have Angry Birds...