Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dear Verizon: Let Me Fix This Survey For You

Tom Reetsman of The Apple Blog (We know him from The Small Wave):

So Verizon is finally acting like they “get it,” specifically asking people who leave their service if “the iPhone” has anything to do with it.

The problem with this is that by saying “the iPhone” they imply having the device just like it exists on AT&T’s network. But knowing Verizon there’s a good chance that wouldn’t be the case.

So I’ve fixed the survey, and offer it to Verizon free of charge so that they may get an accurate picture of whether people would stay on their network for “the iPhone.”

Below is the revised option Verizon should have on their survey.

The iPhone

• But no Wi-Fi (You can just stay on our network, ‘K?)

• And no iTunes Store (We have this cool VCAST thing, you’ll love it.)

• Oh, and no iTunes desktop sync (”PC stuff on PC, mobile stuff on mobile,” that’s our motto.)

• Homemade ringtones? No. (We have plenty of Muzac-like ringtones for purchase)

• Bluetooth? (That’s never been our favorite, we’ll get back to you on that.)

• The App Store? (Don’t be silly, you’re gonna love our BREW apps.)

• Visual Voice Mail? (Sure, just like we do now, it’s a monthly charge.)

• Finish activation at home? Download and install firmware at home? (Enough already! Our heads are exploding.)

You can read the rest here.


I am a lover of children's literature said...

What can one say about Tom or his writing? He's simply brilliant and one of the best!

Anonymous said...

I was extremely pleased and satisfied with Verizon while using their services, but now that I have joined the "Cool Club" and got an iPhone....truly, there is no comparison.