OK, I know the title may be a little bit shocking to most of you who know how much I love my iPhone 4 and erupt on it's amazing capabilities, but here me out on this.
Sitting here typing on my iPad after searching through the Internet, Face Booking, Reading RSS Feeds, Tweeting, Reading the Daily, Sharing Articles and now writing this Blog to share my latest thoughts and that brought me to an epiphany.
In March of this year we will see the release of a new iPad, the much talked about "iPad 2".
This isn't really news. It's been talked about for months. But why should or how could it effect current or potential iPhone users and could this new iPad be having a direct impact on what was supposed to be a mass exodus from ATT to Verizon once the iPhone was announced to be moving there?
Here's what might be happening...
I LOVE my iPhone 4
It is simply one of the most brilliant pieces of hardware combined with app software and an amazing tool for my real estate business.
That being said, like everyone else in the US, I'm also cost conscientious.
My iPhone 4 is costing me $140.00 per month to have data, SMS and use of the phone as a phone.
So, what does the iPad 2 bring to the table so well that I would consider shelving the iPhone 4?
With the iPad 2 I will have the ability to take videos and photos, edit it and share them brilliantly with the apple software, check my voice mail with a voice mail app, check my e mail and respond with ease, surf the web, use the mapping feature to find things and navigate, write contracts, send receive and edit documents, capture electronic signatures and the rest is a list so long I could spend hours explaining.... and I can do all this for 25 to 50 bucks a month according to Verizon.
All I need a phone to do is answer and dial anymore. I can buy a used phone with a blue tooth connection on the cheap to make and receive phone calls for a fraction of the $140.00 I have been paying to do all this web stuff on the phone and I can't emphasize strongly enough how much easier it is to do all that on the iPad.
But Wait! There's more!
Then there's Skype or Google Voice. I can use Skype as my phone if I choose to so now do you see why I'm becoming more and more an iPad 2 fan?
Come this March l will have a new iPad 2 and I will likely release the iPhone 4 to someone else interested in having a phone with the $140.00 monthly bill through ATT that comes with it and l will be doing it without hesitation!
I have a drawer full of Verizon phones for phone service that li could use to activate but now I'm thinking of just purchasing one of those pay per min phones if the iPad turns out to be as strong a tool as li think it will be.
What ever you decide, think it through.
Although this to me seems like a great idea, it may not be the right thing for you to do.
All The Best!
Stew Keene - Phoenix AZ Real Estate - Technology Lover