July 30, 2014

Rhetorical Questions: Carriers and Their Android Endeavors

Plenty of questions come to mind when it comes to the various carriers and their Android endeavors.  Some  seem to get it right more often than not while others have been playing from behind (ahem, AT&T)  since day one.  Others seem to really want to the platform to help push them over the the hump.  I’m looking right at you, T-Mobile.

Thinking back over the last few years, I came up with a bunch of rhetorical questions about the wireless players and their Android efforts.  Some of them could be turned into a post of their own, argued on both sides.  Normally I will toss these on twitter just to see how you guys and gals respond.   Thinking they could be more fun as a whole, I decided collect them and break them into categories.  So, here’s the first in a series of (at least) four rhetorical question posts.

I would love to hear your take on some of these so, please, feel free to comment below!  No wrong answers here.

  • Is the “Droid” branding getting too confusing to average consumers?
  • How confusing would it be if Verizon simply stopped using it?
  • How much do you really worry about the AT&T and T-Mobile merger?
  • Ever switched carriers specifically to spite them?
  • Ever switched back later because you realized the error in your way?
  • Remember worrying about minutes?
  • Do you worry about data in the same manner?
  • Are you seriously going through that much data every single month?
  • Why do carriers give us all the data-reliant apps and then throw roadblocks in the way?
  • Why can’t we get rid of these apps without rooting?
  • Does any carrier hold a new Android user’s hand better than Sprint with their ID Packs?
  • Is it me or does it seem like T-Mobile can’t figure out rate plans?
  • Do you remember thinking that Android was going to propel T-Mobile ahead of Sprint?
  • Remember when their no-contract plans were the ticket to third place?