I might possibly be one of the worst consumers in the history of shopping. It takes so long for me to make up my mind about a product and I don’t feel like I’ve done my homework until I’ve tried several items. My friends like to poke fun at me for swapping out televisions, DVD players, and telephones until I find just the one that suits me. So… it should be no surprise to anyone that my cell phone buying experience has went in the same direction.
I started out with Verizon Wireless and the LG Chocolate slider phone. I liked the coverage but not the phone’s features or menu, so I decided to switch to AT&T Wireless and see if I had better luck.
I was within my 30 day trial with VZW, meaning I was able to port my number to AT&T and get out of the 2 year contract that I had signed. I went with the LG Shine, an absolutely gorgeous phone with wonderful features and excellent battery life. The only problem was the reception. Time after time, I would pull the phone from my pocket, dial a number, and get a “no service” message.
Since a cell phone is, well, a phone, I decided that first and foremost I should look for the wireless provider that can actually provide me with the ability to make phone calls. Since Verizon had already proven to me that they had far superior coverage and reception, I am switching back.
I’ve chosen a different device this time around, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ve finally found a provider and a phone that satisfies me.