It's sad that AT&T doesn't push this phone more
So when you walk into an AT&T store, you see big pictures and displays for the Inspire and iPhone of course, but they really don't do much to promote the atrix. The sales reps try to push the inspire or iphone on everyone.
It's just weird to me that they dont offer this as their "flagship" phone. It's crazy fast, has a killer battery, and just works so well. I feel like it's something that should be a lot bigger than it is but AT&T is the reason nobody knows about it really. How can the only dual core phone on the market not be huge?
- 03-19-2011, 09:29 PM #2
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- 03-19-2011, 09:49 PM #5
I never see or hear much about the Atrix either, though I haven't really sat down and watched American TV in ages now, with the exception of the news about Japan for awhile. That could be why I don't see much promotion for the Atrix anymore either.
I will admit, though, my sister said she saw a commercial for it two days ago.
- 03-20-2011, 09:56 AM #6
It's really sad to be honest. I've gone to two different corporate stores and the Atrix is in the back where no one can see it collecting dust. I still can't get ATT. I thought when the Iphone lost its exclusivity then Att would show more love for other high end devices but I was wrong.
Maybe it depends what region or area your in. FYI, I live in Bellflower CA in LA county." In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. " Albert Einstein.
- 03-20-2011, 02:53 PM #8
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I agree, it's sad. The Atrix is a great phone. But I think it was brought in only as marketing window dressing.
The iPhone remains AT&T's number one franchise and focus, regardless that they've lost exclusivity. And now that they are buying T-mobile, there will be a huge marketing push to bring T-mobile customers to iPhone. The net result will be fewer choices of phones, for the combined network, as AT&T won't want to support such a large portfolio.
- 03-20-2011, 03:01 PM #9
i believe the Atrix isnt getting enough promotion because the phone isnt meant for the average cellphone users.
It takes a while to understand the phone and get accustom to its feature.
Compared to the iphone, the iphone is straight forward. it only takes a couple of minutes to know the phone inside and out. to upgrade its software, all the iphone users gotta do is plug it into the computer and voila, itunes does the rest and if the phone breaks, itune does the job in restoring it.
edited: plus, steve job got everyone under his mind control. =]
- 03-20-2011, 03:18 PM #10
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- 03-20-2011, 07:20 PM #12
I'd rather not have the phone that everyone else has. Although I've only recently in the past few months become aware of the capability of Android, when the Iphone first came out, I never had a strong desire to get a phone that everyone else had. When I went looking for my first smart phone and touch screen phone, the Iphone wasn't even on my radar.
- 03-20-2011, 08:26 PM #13
I love my Atrix so if AT&T doesn't want to push it more screw them we know what we have! And the devs working on the Atrix are hard at work which is awesome!
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- 03-23-2011, 08:20 AM #20
Although I've seen those lame *** airport security commercial where they seem to be pushing the Webtop more than the phone, it feels like ATT isn't giving the same love VZN is giving the Thunderbolt. At three of my local ATT store WP7 and the iPhone have their own booth up in front, while the Atrix is on a corner in the back.
I think maybe AT&T gets that since their data network sucks compared to everyone else's that most serious android users aren't on their network anyway.
Lucky me stuck with them. We better see at least 10 mbps by the end of summer. Seriously. The 300kbps upload speed is something they should be ashamed of.
- 03-23-2011, 11:23 AM #22
Lmao yea I left VZW because they seriously suck as far as charging you for every breath you take and also you cant just take your SIM and put it to a different phone.Otherwise they were awsome I cant complain.ATT looses calls but its not so important for me,but yea this 4G is kinda cheesy.
- 03-23-2011, 12:02 PM #23
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I hadn't really notice this until I read this thread. It is true though. I don't see any advertising, promotions, etc. It's almost as though the Atrix is dead to AT&T. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that we all rised up against the Man and complained to the BBB and started petitions, etc. AT&T is sick of us.
- 03-23-2011, 12:08 PM #24
At one AT&T store nearby there's a full on Atrix display with the phone, dock, HD multimedia dock, laptop dock, and a small LCD tv playing an Atrix promo. There's also an iPhone display too with a small screen playing a promo. In fron is a BB Torch display, lol. At another AT&T store the Atrix is lined up along with all of the other smartphones, nothing special.Motorola Atrix
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- 03-23-2011, 01:50 PM #25