I know I’ve talked about getting an iPhone for a while, but I finally did go to the Apple Store last week and I picked up a 4S on Verizon.
- I wanted to get back on Verizon because I my friends with Verizon have coverage where I need it
- The features I like are finally available in iOS including Multitasking, wireless syncing, copy and paste
- It finally dawned on me that I could just get a bluetooth keyboard so I could still have a physical keyboard
- iMessage is pretty cool
- But the main reason I at least needed a new phone was because the Intercept just pretty much didn’t work. It would take 4-5 tries to actually unlock the phone. I didn’t have a fancy unlock screen, just the basic 2.2 unlock screen where you swipe from one side to the other.
Another feature which pushed me to the 4S over any previous version is something of key importance to travelers…the iPhone is dual band CDMA and GSM. The 2 US CDMA carriers are also quite willing to unlock the microSim. Sprint offers it unlocked from the get-go, and after 60 days Verizon should happily unlock it for me. Apparently the unlock might still be restricted so I couldn’t use the phone on AT&T or T-Mobile, but I don’t plan on doing that anyway.