New Droid Phone is Changing My Old Habits

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Real Estate Agent with The English Team

New Droid Phone is Changing My Old Habits

For the past couple of years I have lusted for an iPhone.   But, I found myself in a bind because AT&T phone coverage in my geographic area has lots of dropped calls and missed calls.  My daughter Caroline always whines about our poor AT&T phone service in Atlanta as she suffers through dropped and missed calls on her visits home.

So, I am pretty much locked in to Verizon as my phone supplierI absolutely can not afford to have any dropped or missed calls.  I forward all my calls to my cell phone when I leave the office so this is my lifeline to all the marketing I do.  I have to have 100% of my calls coming through all the time. 

For years I have used the Blackberry to bring the Internet and email to me while moving around Atlanta (and the world).  My trusted Blackberry was reliable and could get the job done.  But the interface was just not so great for getting on the Internet.  Email was fine.  For voice I kept a separate phone because I could never adjust to talking on the blackberry.  It was heavy and I did not like the interface.

Finally I have found a solution I like.  I moved to the Droid on Verizon and find myself liking pretty much everything about it

The pullout keyboard keeps all the functionality of the Blackberry.  And the keyboard is easier to use.  The Internet interface is outstanding and all my Google apps are working great,  Because I use a Google based EMAIL for my work, everything about email is now easier and more intuitive.  And surfing the Internet is fabulous.  I am also able to read documents and faxes that were just about impossible to see on the Blackberry.  I have already found myself using Google in the workplace so the transition has been almost painless.

Downside: battery life is not so great.  I am going to need chargers everywhere.  In the car, at the office and at home..

 

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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL

I hear the Droid is awesome - I'm a Palm girl myself, but have found the OS lacking a wee bit in the emerging technology area.

Sep 09, 2010 07:57 AM #1
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Emily Medvec
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
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Like you I have been waiting for a Verizon/iphone only to discover how much I was missing. New Mexico is all about Verizon and most likely will become a Droid state. I expect to get mine after Fiesta when people get back to work!

Sep 09, 2010 07:58 AM #2
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Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
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Thanks for the evaluation, Sally. I'm with Sprint and thinking about their EVO4G. My broker has one and he is over the moon about it.

Sep 09, 2010 08:01 AM #3
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Harry F. D'Elia
Precision Real Estate Inc. - Phoenix, AZ
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I have been moving in that direction since Sprint offers a bundle plan phone, text and Internet for $69.99. Great for a real estate agent.

Sep 09, 2010 08:01 AM #4
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Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
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Now that supra is offering eKey for the iPhone I guess I'm just going to have to put up with my blackberry until the iPhone comes to verizon. Hate the blackberry but I'm just not going back to the horrid white box of death.

Nice to hear that you like your droid. Wonder if they are going to come out with an ekey ap?

Sep 09, 2010 08:05 AM #5
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Sally English
The English Team - Atlanta, GA
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Carol: I was also a Palm person along the way.  I seem to have floated along with the technologoes.

Emily: yes, it is all about the coverage and it varies from state to state.  I think you will like the Droid

Sep 09, 2010 10:59 AM #6
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Sally English
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Toni and Harry: I looked at going to Sprint this time around.  Their coverage is good in Atlanta.  Sounds like a good option.

Sep 09, 2010 11:00 AM #7
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Sally English
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Julia: Yes, the iPhone has a big advantage with the eKey.  I too thought Verizon might bring the IPhone to the market but I could not wait any longer.  Yes, would love to have the ekey for the Droig and eliminate my bulky lockbox key from the pocketbook.

Sep 09, 2010 11:02 AM #8
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