NERDS ON CALL: DON’T BUY THE VERIZON iPHONE

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Redding, Calif. (February 4th, 2011) – At long last Verizon is riding in on its powerful network to save the day. So if you are an existing Verizon customer or someone switching from another network, we have a few words of advice: DON’T BUY A VERIZON iPHONE…YET!

Anyone who has used an iPhone in the past few years is very familiar with the failings of the AT&T network. All too often a phone call is jumbled, or you’re literally left holding the phone as your phone call becomes a cliffhanger because your call dropped, “Sooo, Jim was with Sally when Jane came in the room? Then what happened? Hello? Hello? HELLO?! NOOOOOOOO!”

Since its release, Apple has updated the iPhone every July. There is no reason to believe this year is any different. So if you are someone who will feel cheated when you spend several hundred dollars on a gadget, only to have it outdated in a few months, you should hold out a for a few more months.

While the Internet is abuzz with rumors of what the new iPhone will feature in July. Apple released its “Software Developers Kit” (the test version of the iPhone’s operating system) a few weeks ago, and NERDS have been combing through every line of code to determine the new “Features” of the next iPhone. These are the TOP four features NERDS have found to be worth waiting for:

Airplay: Imagine being able to wirelessly stream videos and music to your TV, portable speakers or car stereo. No more need to dock your iPhone, you’ll be able to keep your phone in your pocket and still access all of your content.

New gestures: It looks like the famous home button will be removed on the next version of the iPhone. In order to move to the home screen or turn off your phone, you’ll simply use new 4 and 5 finger gestures. NERDS believe this could also be hinting at a larger screen.

NFC payments: Our friends in Japan have been using this technology for a while now. In fact most of the population no longer carries credit cards or cash; they use their phone to pay for purchases. NFC is a wireless payment technology that will allow you to “swipe” your phone to make payments at retailers, restaurants and even gas stations.

Slower network speeds for data: In our pre-release testing NERDS have seen significant data speed differences between the AT&T network and the Verizon network. While the phone network is solid as a rock, if you browse the net or watch a lot of streaming videos, you’ll notice Verizon is quite a bit slower.

“I have been waiting for the iPhone to come to Verizon ever since it debuted,” said Ryan Eldridge Senior Vice-President at Nerds On Call. “I’ve waited for years, what’s a couple of more months of waiting for the right one.”

About The Author: Andrea Andrea Eldridge is CEO and co-founder of Nerds On Call, a computer repair company that specializes in on-site and online service for homes and businesses. Andrea is the writer of a weekly column, Nerd Chick Adventures in The Record Searchlight. She prepares TV segments for and appears regularly on CBS, CW and FOX on shows such as Good Day Sacramento, More Good Day Portland, and CBS 13 News, offering viewers technology and lifestyle tips. See Andrea in action at callnerds.com/andrea/.
About Nerds On Call: Established in a spare room in Redding, Calif., in March 2004, Nerds On Call offers on-site computer and laptop repair services to consumers and businesses. Nerds On Call provides trouble-shooting for PCs and Macs, home and office networks, printers, iPods® and MP3 players, handheld devices and cell phones, home theaters and game systems, and virtually every other form of digital entertainment. In 2009, 2010, & 2011 the company was named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest growing private companies. With 7 locations across California and Oregon, Nerds On Call serves more than 40,000 satisfied customers per year. For more information, visit callnerds.com or call 1-800-919-NERD.