March 3, 2011 2 Comments
Being an avid iPhone fan, and huge proponent for over 2 years now, I love seeing people’s reactions the first time they start playing with one. It’s even more fun when that person is someone who was originally against them. These particular individuals can commonly be heard uttering this phrase, “I love my Blackberry,” or this one, “I’ll never give up my Blackberry.”
The excerpt below is from an IM conversation with one such fellow and his “come to iPhone” moment. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, but not that well.
Sent at 1:55 PM on Tuesday
Melvin: epic fail
Matt: WHat happen
Melvin: so i plugged the iphone in via usb
it auto activated!
good news is i tested the email and it works with the cheaper data plan
Matt: well good, and now you’re all in and playing
Melvin: so i had to call verizon to switch back to my BB until the case comes in
but i have no enterprise data plan anymore
so owa on the bb
but i can now play with the iphone on wifi
Matt: YOu should have just stayed with the iphone
Causing yourself more work
you’re going to be playing with it anyway
Melvin: i am not risking dropping the phone!
you see the most i have ever paid for a phone is 50 bux
this is going out on a limb for me
Matt: Yeah, but having it on makes you play with it, hows that different than having it activated
I don’t think I’ve ever paid that little
cheapest I think for me was 80
Melvin: i normally got free phones with verizon
so when this thing is on wifi does it stay on wifi if it is available and use it for data?
Melvin: that is COOL
the email on here is way better than the bb
it is actually really easy to type on
Matt: You’re cracking me up man
Matt: You have to take back every mean thing you ever said about me and my iphone now.
Melvin: now she has to get one
Matt: a little late for that
you should have switched earlier and brought her with you
Sent at 3:05 PM on Tuesday
Melvin: when is she getting one?
Matt: she’s more focused on the ipad right now.
Melvin: ah there we go
it is going to be hilarious if they don’t announce the ipad2
Matt: Now its on your calendar
Sent at 3:19 PM on Tuesday
Matt: Download the facebook app, twitter, evernote, dropbox, bible app (Make sure to download the NIV before it goes away), skype, engadget, itunes remote, kik(like blackberry messenger for iphones)…..
Matt: have you face timed anyone yet?
Melvin: trying to get my headset on it
that is a fail
Matt: hmm, bluetooth?
Melvin: oh wait
now it works
Matt: it’s a little tricky
Melvin: sweet it does the voice dial
Matt: with bluetooth stuff
Melvin: i am a happy man
it is trying to go on my mac
Sent at 3:29 PM on Tuesday
Melvin: do you leave wifi off when not using it/
Matt: I leave it on most of the time, unless I’m in an area that I know I won’t get any
Sent at 3:42 PM on Tuesday
Melvin: not finding itunes remote
Matt: just look for remote
it allows you to use your phone as a remote control for itunes on your computer
Melvin: apple remote?
Melvin: that is cool
ok that app was worth the whole deal
we listen to itunes on the stereo in our living room
Melvin: now i can control it!
Melvin: now if only i remembered my youversion password
niv no longer free
i got it on my ipad though
Matt: aw boo
glad i got it when I did
Melvin: facebook app is cool
Melvin: does skype use the camera?
over 3g 🙂
Melvin: no way
thats how I was doing it in disney
Melvin: i have seen the light! PTL!
it is a miracle
i have been healed!
Be careful, if you talk to loud Misha’s going to want one.
Melvin: doubt that
she wants a droid
Matt: Well, just wait. Here’s how it plays out. after a while of seeing me play with my iphone my wife started asking everytime we got in the car to go somewhere to see my iphone.
Melvin: yeah i can see that happening
we will see