Tag: Phones

The i860 – New Junk for Lazy People

This isn’t the first time I’m bashing Nextel phones. Anyway, the i860 is crap and is for lazy people. The feature that pisses me off the most is the push-button flip mechanism. This is absolute junk and a waste of a feature. It proves people are too lazy these days. Whats the matter, takes too much energy to manually filp up your phone? I guess so. Some fat lazy engineer for Motorolla probably designed this because he was sick of burning an extra calorie by opening up his phone. He thought it’d be easier to push a button. Well it sucks. I saw the phone and used the push button flip. It opens so fast that it’s bound to wear out within a month. Just another thing to wear out and break.

Motorolla uses good marketing strategy build a phone that will wear out quickly and break, because lazy idiots will buy the phone, break it in a month, then buy another. I can get a Verizon LG phone for $60 that has all the same features minus the crappy flip option. Sigh… What’s happenning to society these days?

Wake Up, Nextel

I think it would be helpful if Nextel updated their clock for Daylight Savings Time. How dumb can you be. The entire system time is off probably because some fat lazy person slept all day. Actually, there’s no excuse for this. One person probably isn’t in charge of network time. I’m also assuming the CEO of Nextel has a nextel phone. You think he’d check the time on it and complain to the idiot workers that it’s off… It’s been about one day since the DST switch back. You mean to tell me that not one person realized this mistake in the entire day?

Why Nextel Phones Suck

Did anyone ever notice that Nextel phones suck? They have four decent ones: The I90, I95, I730 and I733. Compared to Sprint or Verizon’s choice of phones, these are all bad phones.

The main question… How come Nextel phones are so expensive and shitty? Verizon has many color phones that are as cheap as $100. They also have camera phones that are still relatively cheap. In the meantime, Nextel has one decent black and white phone: the I90. (Which isn’t even on Nextel’s website. Did they discontinue it?) Anyway let’s move on to the next similar phone: the I60, which is a piece of shit. A Nextel I60 is $100, an I95 is $225, an I730 is $250 and an I733 is $400 (these are suggested retail prices). Also, take a look at an I95, It is a bulky clunking, giant piece of shit. Meanwhile a thinner, smaller color Verizon (or Sprint) cameraphone can be as little as $125. Nextel is not even close to having a camera phone. God help them if they make one because it will be $800.

Anyone who takes economics can figure this one out. Well, I don’t even take economics but I still know the principle. MY POINT: The reason why Nextel phones are so expensive is because Motorola monopolizes the market. Therefore, if you want a Nextel, you’re stuck with a Motorola phone. If you don’t want a Motorola, it’s tough shit, and you wouldn’t be able to get a Nextel. Since there is no competition (all Nextels use Motorola phones), they can charge crazy prices. Now Verizon has many phone manufacturers, such as LG, Sanyo, Motorola etc. Since there is competition, the prices must be low so people can choose the best value for the least money. A color Motorola TI720 is much, much cheaper then the Nextel Motorola I733.

I have nothing against Motorola. Their phones are great. In fact, If I changed companies I might as well get another Motorola, but the difference is that it will be much cheaper. I am just pissed that they monopolize the Nextel market and are so expensive. Nextel is still backwards with their phones and needs to improve drastically.

Here’s something that could be a whole new post but I’ll write it here because it’s similar. I’m sort of dissatisfied with Nextel right now. The service is excellent and clear, but has a very limited area in the United States. Also, it would be nice if there was roaming. I might go to Verizon next year…