It looks like all those great Sony phones have been going to the GSM carriers. When is Verizon going to pick some up? Samsung is the only good options they have, and it's getting old. The Sony Xperia Z1, that was announced today, looks amazing! Will we be able to pick one up with Verizon?
I just spoke with Verizon customer service and they informed me that Verizon is not going to offer Sony Xperia phones any time soon or in the near future. I am very disappointed at Verizon. I think I will quit Verizon after staying eight years with them and move to T Mobile only because T Mobile offers Sony Xperia Z phones. I am a big fan of Sony products. All the electronics items in my home are Sony and I really enjoy them. So I just cant wait to get a Sony mobiule phone. Yesterday I walked into a T Mobile store in my neighborhood and explored the Sony Xperia Z phone and I was so impressed !!! I got bored with IPhone and Galaxy phones after using those all these years. So when I heared that Verizon is not offering Sony Xperia Z, I decided to quit Verizon and jump on to TMobile.
I sure hope they do. My wife and I just switched to VZW from US Cell. I was reluctant to come here since VZW seems so behind the times on phones. Some stuff they come out with right away and others like the HTC One make me laugh. VZW is like oooo hey look we are getting the HTC ONE!! ALL HAIL VZW! but the rest of the cellular world has already been selling the phone for 6 months...
Thankfully we provided our own equipment when we signed up so I'm free to move if I can convince the wife. Individual plans are a joke nowadays. Unless you go with a MVNO or T-Mo or something you pay soo much $$$ for individual lines. If I can get a family plan Unlim data/txt 4gb for $140 a month, why can't I get a single line with 2gb of data for half that?
I hope big red sells the Sony Xperia Z1 they would sell so many its such a great cutting edge phone around. To be honest if Verizon does not offer any kind of waterproof phones (smartphones) within the next 6 months I will not be extending my contract. I started a petition for Verizon Wireless Customers to show that enough people want this phone maybe big red will notice it.
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Okay, the Sony Z1 is actually the Z1S in the US. It is called the Z1 in Japan.
And Verizon uses CDMA (A network technology) the Sony Z1S is GSM, which means the antenna inside it will only work with AT&T and T-Mobile. Thats why Sony has only done AT&T and T-Mobile, because they would have to re-design their phones. Samsung does it and HTC also redesigns their phone for GSM and CDMA. But Motorola and Sony do not. Its just an annoying thing.
Its mostly Sony being lazy, not Verizon. And why would you want to switch to AT&T! Check out the Moto G.
I would really like to ditch AT&T and switch to Verizon, but the lack of support for my Sony Xperia is a deal killer.Verizon needs to wake up and realize that people are married to their phones, not their network providers. If they really want people to switch, offer complete flexibility instead of stupid marketing gimmicks. Only then will people go with the truly best carrier. Until then, it's just smoke and mirrors.
Yeah a phone is only as good as the network behind it which is Verizon's strong suit. Sadly their offering of Phones is pretty poor. They do have some carrier flagships devices but they almost always take several month longer to arrive on Verizon than they do on all the others. It is also getting to the point where the carriers are fairly even anyway. Verizon still has the best coverage but not by nearly as large a margin as before. I don't think it will be much longer until the carriers offer pretty much the same coverage and then it really will be down to the price and the phones which are both major weaknesses of Verizon.