Maccast 2012.09.11

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 410. A day away from iPhone 5. Mountain Lion reduces battery, fix coming. PC sales down, but Apple sales up. New iMac models soon. Clarifying rounded rects. iPhone vs. Galaxy SIII. Losing iCloud storage space. Straight talk on StraightTalk. Record audio form an iOS app.

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  1. Stephen | Sep 13 2012 - 06:42

    You asked toward the end of the show what we thought our plans would be, so I thought I would share. I have been a customer of Verizon since they bought out Alltel and I have managed to hold on to my unlimited data and family plan until now. I am really disappointed in Verizon and their sales pitch to push me off my plan. I started talking to different Verizon representatives a month ago trying to confirm the rumors about the change in data and the effect it would have on me and my wife. Just a week ago I finally got confirmation that they would not honor my contract for unlimited data. The part that disappointed me is that several representatives said the reason that they couldn’t honor my contract was a technical issue based on the “new” Verizon network and the only way to keep my plan was to stay on a phone that used the “old” Alltel technology. I found this baffling since I was talking to them on a iPhone 4 which was built well after the death of Alltel. I mentioned this and then asked; “What would happen if I bought an iphone 5 outright with no subsidy?” The representative then said; “You could keep your plan as is then.” I couldn’t contain my frustration and then said, “So let’s be honest then, the reason you will not honor my contract has nothing to do with technical issues and is because you no longer want to honor my unlimited data contract.” Shortly after I said this the representative hung up. I repeated this conversation with little change with three other representatives and a local rep at a Verizon store. I am done with Verizon, I have been happy with their coverage and service until now.

    Sprint has strong coverage in my area and they are still offering unlimited data. Since we can’t get DSL(Att) or cable(Charter) to our home, they are across the street by the way. Our phones are our only reliable option for connectivity and therefore unlimited data is a must.