- 03-17-2011, 04:26 PM #26
Anyways, AT&T is superior for me wherever I travel, so I'm good. Even more so when I travel outside of the country. Europe, South America....
- 03-17-2011, 04:41 PM #27
How long before this discussion turns to "my dad can beat up your dad"?
The BGR guy is an ***** for trying to say what he (or ANYONE) sees in a specific area is true for everyone, everywhere... and anyone who believes him is also an *****. As I (and many others) have stated, it's about location. Do you homework, buy what works for your needs and shut up about it.
Now, can we please move on?
Maybe I should have been more specific in my first post. I did not start this thread to find out about AT&T service, I know it does not work for me. I am doing my home work in finding out about Verizon customer's experience with a new piece of hardware on the system I already use. Thanks for the many useful replies folks.
- 03-17-2011, 06:01 PM #29
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- 03-17-2011, 06:34 PM #31
The downloading of apps is WAAAAAY faster on the ATT iPhone. My friend and I have iPhone 4's one on ATT and one on Verizon- and the only thing he complains about are slow data- especially when downloading apps and watching stuff with Netflix.
- 03-17-2011, 11:52 PM #32
Nothing wrong with my Verizon iPhone, i would recommend it to anyone. Reception is the same as my other phones, and as far as any other phone on Verizon, it wrecks them all. As far as the VIP to the AT&T iPhone, there have been a million and a half videos, comparisons, and stuff like that about the two. As far as call quality and reliability, especially since you travel, Verizon is the better bet, but as far as download, upload, and data speeds, AT&T is technically faster, but not by a whole lot, so it's really no big deal. The only main difference is that the AT&T iPhone, you can talk on the phone and surf the web, which you cannot do on the Verizon iPhone.
- 03-18-2011, 08:15 AM #33
- 03-19-2011, 10:05 AM #34
K, went to an Apple store and did some research. AT&T iPhones speedtest at about 800kbps avg. ViPhones get 1.1mbps. I have some family in the area who met up with me and we did some dropped call diagnostics thanks to a very nice Apple store employee who checked a bunch of our iPhones. AT&T iPhones drop around %4-8 of their calls while ViPhones drop zero.
AT&T does not try very hard in Colorado at all.
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- 03-19-2011, 10:53 AM #35iPhone Newbie
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If I lived in an area where AT&T service sucked, I'd have a Verizon iPhone too. With or without the iOS 4.3 issue and the other iPhone features, simultaneous voice and data over 3G, true conference calling, etc., not found on the CDMA version.
I don't live in such an area, so I have an AT&T iPhone.
"..But for now, if Iím going to drop just as many calls on Verizonís network as I do with AT&T, thereís just no reason to give up all of the other perks AT&Tís iPhone 4 affords..."
I'd agree with that.
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- 03-19-2011, 05:31 PM #36
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- 03-19-2011, 09:12 PM #38
Here's where I stand...I had and AT&T phone from July 2008 to January 2011. And my relatively rural location still doesn't have 3G service. AT&T has 3G where I work, but not where I live. VZW has 3G where I live and work. Having had both, AT&T is faster, but their EDGE is not. Add in two multiple-mile coverage gaps on my commute...
Additionally, during large population events (football games, etc). I rarely had service availability while others never had said issue with VZW...for me it was an easy call...
- 03-21-2011, 09:20 AM #39
My service has been great. I live in Central Iowa and the voice signal is great and even the data seems fast. I guess I have not seen any other data on any other network to give it a proper review but whenever I am on 3G it seems really quick loading web pages and updating different things that I have.
- 03-21-2011, 03:03 PM #40
I've always been okay with BGR. Even though it has always been obvious that he's an
Apple fanboy. I, for one, think he did some excellent reporting on the Verizon iPhone
and credit him for that. I just find it odd that he's dedicated a blog post all of a sudden
to 4.2.6 not auto-correcting att to AT&T. And then his blog on why he would rather use
ATT. But who knows why....
Now having had ATT for about 3 years and having used 3 iPhones and now the Verizon
one, the difference in coverage is better (for me) on Verizon. But when I had good coverage
on ATT, the speed was wayyy better. I know I'm stating the obvious here. But as it's already
been mentioned, you need to figure this out for yourself instead of basing your decision on
what someone in another state thinks.