Question for Verizon 4s Owners-
I currently have a BB Tour on the Verizon Network and I'm ready for an upgrade. I want the iPhone 4s, but I'm just worried about the Verizon 3g network it will run on. I know the best network for the iPhone is at&t, and Verizon isn't as quick and has notably longer downloads. I just wanted to make sure people who have this device on Verizon have no complaints before I make the purchase. I love the device, and I'm looking forward to buying one...this is my only worry.
I'm not an Apple fanboy or Android fanboy, just looking for the best phone to fit my needs.
Thanks for the feedback!
- 11-02-2011, 08:51 PM #2
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- 11-02-2011, 10:43 PM #8
I've had the tour among other blackberries on Verizon's 3G network, and trust me..you will be fine. I even had the new bold 9930 for a brief time and even comparing the bold on wifi vs the iPhone on 3G, the iPhone still wins. Blackberry is soooooooo slow compared to an iPhone or android device it's not even funny. I consistently get 2mb download speeds on my 4s which is plenty fast enough for me...no one should need more than that on a regular basis unless you are downloading large files all the time for some reason. Plus, there's always wifi.
- 11-02-2011, 11:18 PM #9
I had numerous Blackberrys. I've had a handful of Droids. The 4S handles data on 3G very well. There is a 20 MB cap for downloading apps from the store, where you have to connect to WiFi, but you'll only do that a few times, as most apps are relatively small in size.
As far as streaming video, it may take a few seconds to buffer, and the 4S will pause playback at first until there is enough delay built up to play almost uninterrupted.
Music streaming has no lag as long as youre on 3G, and I've rarely dropped down to 1X.... and wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't looked at the phone and saw the "o" icon instead of "3G".
Hope that helps.
- 11-03-2011, 01:09 AM #10
WOW!!!! I didn't know AT&T was better than Verizon. Probably what you might be referring to is a little bit better downloading speed, but I think it ends right there. I know alot depends on where you live and plan to travel. Verizon's service and reliability is top shelf (for most people). I suggest you talk to folks on both sides and find out for yourself. As for me, I've been with Verizon since back when it was Air Touch Cellular. Been very happy and my iPhone does a bit better than my Droid ever did with reception.
- 11-03-2011, 09:36 AM #11
But to answer the OP's question, the speeds on Verizon are slower by the #'s, but I have tested my Verizon iPhone against friends iPhones that have AT&T, and real world tests, the phones are about the same. The only place I have seen the AT&T iPhone blow away the Verizon iPhone are in the speed tests. If Verizon is a good carrier for you, stick with them when you get your iPhone, you'll be happy with it.
- 11-03-2011, 10:31 AM #12
E_Brown is right... you have to look at which carrier has better coverage where you will be using them most. A carrier may have 50 Mb/s down and 10 Mb/s up (yes, an exaggeration), but if you can't get a signal... it really doesn't matter how many lightning bolts and lasers the company puts in their commercials.
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- 11-03-2011, 03:06 PM #15
My BB 9930 streams and plays anything via 3G that any other device can do, so I'm thinking you will not be disappointed with the 4s speeds on vzw. If my BB streams perfectly, you can be pretty sure the 4s will do it as good if not better.
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