View Poll Results: AT&T or Verizon?
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- 04-26-2011, 09:13 PM #26
I left AT&T for Verizon last month. The coverage was not as good in my area, and I started getting dropped calls, which is something that I never had with AT&T. Now I am back with AT&T and my iPhone 4. Luckily AT&T gave me my unlimited data plan back.
- 04-26-2011, 11:23 PM #27
- 04-27-2011, 01:06 AM #28
i used to be a GSM (huge cingular fan) until the merger with ATT. For me and in So Cali, Verizon has proven itself, without doubt. I had so many dropped calls with ATT I was over my minutes every month. I have not had one dropped call on Verizon (granted only a week). BTW, with wifi, which I am with 90% of my week, data is concurrent with voice calls. I left iPhone because of ATT, now (for the last week) I am very happy again.
I think the classic example is we did a poll in my classroom using polleverywhere dot com. Which is an awesome discussion tool. Participants answer via text message. 1/3 of my classroom on 2 separate sections of campus could not participate, why? Cell Coverage. That sucks.
- 04-27-2011, 02:30 PM #29
Moreover, local service has degraded to the point that I had to put in a microcell. Even with the microcell, service was so poor this am that I had to switch to Skype in the middle of a conference call (I could hear them, they could not hear me.)
Now I suppose that there a number of things that might explain this. One is that over the decade since I made the switch, load has increased and cells and back-haul have not.
All that said, I travel internationally and GSM is a must.
- 05-17-2011, 02:39 PM #30
With the addition of *any* mobile to mobile calling and the option for a $15 data package, instead of $29.99, AT&T is my choice. Simultaneous voice and data is great, but the money that I'm saving compared to Verizon is a huge plus, too.
Last edited by Ham Solo; 05-17-2011 at 02:41 PM.
- 05-17-2011, 04:14 PM #31
- 05-18-2011, 08:14 AM #32
-better coverage where I travel
-99% of the time I have a connection
-I've used Verizon for years without a problem
-speed is worthless when the data connection is either on or off (in my area)
-AT&T service is confusing- I had to change numbers and resign a contract or something since I was changing my billing address.
-nightmares from service in NYC will never, ever let me go back to AT&T
- 05-18-2011, 10:58 AM #33
- 05-18-2011, 11:11 AM #34iMore Intermediate
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In my region I have good data service with Verizon where it is slow with AT&T and less instances of calls dropped.
We have one customer with 1300 mobile users and they are most satisfied with Verizon and US Cellular. This is an upper Midwest state.
Another of my customers has truck drivers all over the country and sales staff in rural places and they have all become happier with a switch to Verizon. The issue they report is better service when you're not on major highways and the Verizon stores or service does a better job for them.
In defense of AT&T, a few I know are perfectly happy and a few like voice and data at same time. These people do not seem to have the rural and intense travel the others have. Those who do international travel like AT&T more too or they have Verizon international phones.
- 05-22-2011, 07:52 PM #35
I have had Verizon (and its predecessors) phones since 1989. I have had an AT&T Blackberry for ten years. I live in the Boston area. Both have significant coverage problems. I'd be hard pressed to say one is better than the other where I live and work.
- 06-15-2011, 11:46 PM #36
For me it was a simple choice using my work cubicle for comparison.
IPhone 4 ATT = Searching for signal
IPhone 4 Verizon = full bars
However outside of work I really had no major issues with ATT and to be fair I work in a heavily shielded building that includes 911, Police and Fire dispatch.
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