CHS' Favorite Phone CarriersTuesday, March 30, 2010 By Mylon Dice
The cell phone is a big part of everyday life in this day and age. The cell phone can be used for lots of things such as texting, calling, or even checking your email. Depending on which carrier you use, you can determine how good your level or service is though. CHS is full of students who own cell phones . And e ven though there are rules to when you can use the phones, they get used quite frequently during these allowed times. Sophomore Nathan Rose-Heim is a bystander out of this huge crowd. Nathan likes the carrier Verizon Wireless the most due to their really good coverage, and cool-looking phones. He also mentioned they are high-priced, but worth it because of the quality. Nathan doesn't own a phone from this carrier, but his parents did in the past and he liked it a lot. While thinking very highly of Verizon Wireless, Nathan thinks very lowly of the carrier referred to as T-Mobile, due to their terrible service phones, and overall image. Nathan did mention how T-Mobile could possibly improve as well though. "They could definitely improve by throwing up a few more towe rs and get tin g a few more features because the more towers a phone service has the better coverage it has," says Nathan. Nathan currently owns the AT&T Karma from Motorola, and even though not from Verizon, likes it a lot because it's not open-faced so the keyboard doesn't lock up, he has unlimited texting, good capabilities, and rarely fails. Nathan also mentioned he has been wanting the iPhone but because of his disliking of touch screens the phone isn't at the top of his wish list. Nathan is one of the very few people who doesn't like the iPhone, but Junior student Desmond Caudill is a big fan of the iPhone and it's carrier AT&T. "I like AT&T a lot because they have really good service and lots of good applications and other features," says Desmond. While Nathan was a huge supporter of Verizon, Desmond isn't very fond of Verizon at all. Desmond stated he tried his friend's Verizon phon e and didn't like it all. Desmond actually has a phone from Alltel, but pays a lot of attention to other phones and their carriers. The phone he has at the moment is his favorite phone he's ever owned though because of the useful keyboard a nd the unlimited texting, but wishes he could set ringtones because the phone he has won't let him set ringtones. Nathan and Desmond both had different likes and dislikes in phones, and carriers, and S ophomore student Austin Anderson is adding more similar likes and dislikes to the list. Austin's favorite carrier is Sprint, but while liking the carrier a lot the phone he actually has is called the Virgin Mobile Ecstasy. While Nathan thought T-Mobile was the worst carrier available he isn't alone. Austin stated he thought T-Mobile was the worst carrier of all because of their terrible service. Austin never had owned a phone from this carrier but his mom owned a phone from T-Mobile, and he didn't like it at all. While not liking T-Mobile, Austin has his eyes set on the Motorola Droid, but the phone he has right now is the best one he's ever had because of the useful keyboard. With any project there's always room for improvement, and his thoughts on the subject remain T-Mobile should just quit because they can't do any better. As for Sprint, he said they were fine with the way they were doing things right now. It's evident here, with every carrier comes different phones with different features, and coverage. Whether you have a cell phone or not, everyone seems to have thei r own opinion about who is best...and who isn't!