It seems to me that in the readership of this blog are some of Aliant’s most active cell phone users. Perhaps not in terms of network usage (although maybe…), but certainly in terms of “early adoption” and “pushing the envelope.”
Aliant is uniquely dorky when it comes to the cell phone market: they are always behind the curve by a good amount, and by the time they release “new” handsets, they tend to resemble Oldsmobiles in terms of street cred.
The result is that we who are in a position to help them spread the word about new and cool mobile applications and devices are left, instead, complaining about what a crappy phone company we have, and have to sit at the back of the room when we travel because our gadgets aren’t cool enough.
So here is my proposed solution: we form an ad hoc “Aliant Mobility Consumer Panel” and then attempt to engage Aliant at a fairly high level to tell them our stories and offer feedback.
Worst case scenario, we get more frustrated. Or perhaps we manage to find someone who will listen to us collectively in a way that they’ve never been able to muster individually, and some real change happens.