Should I stay with At&t or go to Verizon?
People ask if they should stay or should they go? Biggest thing you may want to consider is upgrades and how often. I have a family plan with At&t and I get upgrades every 12 months. Usually just the mail line gets the upgrade every 12 months. I upgraded to the iPhone 4 on release day of 06/24/10 and my next upgrade is 06/16/11. You can check your upgrade status by calling from your At&t iPhone *639# and you should get a reply with a few seconds.
Verizon just changed full upgrades to every 20 months. No thanks Big Red
- 01-12-2011, 01:52 PM #2
good point with the upgrade analogy
i'm not going anywhere. i have awesome coverage where i live, unlimited data plan and my monthly bill is not too terrible
plus i'm anxious to see what at&t is going to do with any type of pricing wars
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- 01-12-2011, 03:41 PM #12
I think there is only an agreement on the cost of the phones and/or data plans maybe... other than that, I think the carriers have the right to do whatever they'd want with data plans... watch VZW cap their plans now too ... bet it's why they aren't announcing anything yet... lol don't wanna let the cat out of the bag lol
- 01-12-2011, 04:38 PM #13
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There are ATT customers with very valid reasons on switching, but for those who want to stay then it's pretty easy to justify keeping ATT.
1) Verizon competing on ATT's iPhone "turf" will force ATT to finally wake up and compete both in Customer Service and in addressing trouble cities
2) IF there's a migration out of ATT then it's worth sticking around to see if less traffic = better signal
3) Rollover minutes!!!
4) Shorter upgrade wait. 12mo vs 20mo is a big big deal if you want to be cutting edge
5) Verizon is going to get hammered. They claim to be ready and probably are well tested with so many Android phones out there already. BUT, you never know how Apple will affect the system. So at the least then it would be smart to wait and see
Personally, I'm on Sprint and passed on the ATT iphones because out in my cities ATT is unusable so I'm pretty excited for a non-ATT carrier. But I just don't have the Verizon optimism that is going around the Internet. So if I was smart then I'd wait until June to make my decision (but I'm not and I'm diving in Feb 10)
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- 01-13-2011, 08:29 AM #16
I wont be leaving AT&T, i have an amazing amount of minutes, i wont save any money going with Verizon and the phones will be the same price from both carriers soooo...not to mention the fact that i believe SIM based phones will be easier to sell globally than CDMA phones, atleast for a while anyways (like they have been for a while).
- 01-13-2011, 10:56 AM #17
ATT's customer service I've never had any issues with at all, vzw's on the other hand, we won't go there lol
and rollover minutes ? that's an awesome thing, nothing like getting by with the cheapest plan available for minutes and watching your call usage for the first month or two... and now I have more rollover minutes than my voice plan every month lol so now it's... no worries at at lol
and their 3G data speeds rule lol
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I'm staying with AT&T. I've never had any real problems with coverage, especially since my hometown now has 3G coverage and so does the city where I live for college. Verizon is cool and all, but they don't offer 3G in my college town where I am most of the year. And, I'm in a new two-year contract with AT&T that just started in September. Needless to say, I'm staying put.
- 01-13-2011, 01:17 PM #20
If AT&T wants to minimize the amount of customers they lose then they need to lower their prices. Money is everything to college students like myself.
But after the comments De La Vega said about being "so much more than the iPhone" - it doesn't seem like this will be happening at all/like they feel like it would be necessary.
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