Presuming AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint end up getting the LTE iPhone, which one would you be willing to sign a two-year contract with? There was talk today that Sprint's network wouldn't be able to handle an LTE iPhone, and seeing as they haven't even launched their LTE network yet, I worry that it wouldn't be reasonably matured in time for a new iPhone.
- 03-20-2012, 04:20 PM #2
AT&T all the way, baby. I've been with them for about 12 years now, so I've had all flavors of AT&T and love them. Great coverage where we live, work and play... why would I go anywhere else?
I have a 5-line family plan with 4 iPhones and a cheap old Samsung flip phone (my mother-in-law)... so besides being VERY happy with AT&T, I could not afford to go anywhere else...
That said, I doubt that Sprint will be ready with their LTE before the new iPhone is launched... which would probably mean NO iPhone '5' for Sprint, IMHO.
- 03-20-2012, 04:39 PM #3
- 03-20-2012, 04:51 PM #4
- 03-20-2012, 04:59 PM #5
If AT&T has LTE in my area by then, I'll stick with AT&T. If not, I'm not really sure. It'll be a hard decision, actually. I have Verizon on my LTE iPad, so depending on if I'm happy with that choice will depend on what I decide for my iPhone.
- 03-20-2012, 05:16 PM #6
- 03-20-2012, 05:32 PM #7
AT&T because falling back on GSM is better option than falling to CDMA (no surf&talk). Let's not forget it will take a while before we see an LTE Chip sporting voice and data. Once LTE becomes standard then all bets are off, till then it's ma' Bell for me.
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- 03-20-2012, 05:35 PM #8
- 03-21-2012, 06:52 AM #9iPhone Beginner
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I'll 100% stick with AT&T. Like others have said, I've had AT&T for about 7 years now (I think) and really haven't had any major issues with them. Their customer service was always helpful for the handful of times I had to call and the service is generally near perfect in my area.
4G is slowly rolling into my surrounding areas, but that's not a big concern of mine.
- 03-21-2012, 10:53 AM #10
I'm not sure why they won't be able to talk and surf on VZW, I can Do that with my HTC thunderbolt. I don't Do it often, but the option is nice when needed. I am looking forward to the lte iPhone, that is when I will make the transition.
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- 03-21-2012, 11:04 AM #11
I have At&t for 4S now and Vzn for iPad LTE. I do have LTE for Vzn where I live but LTE is just more widespread for Vzn. By next fall, At&t's LTE map should be much broader. Plus At&t lets me upgrade every 12 months. I bet I keep my iPhones with At&t next fall.
- 03-21-2012, 11:53 AM #12
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- 03-21-2012, 01:09 PM #14
http://phandroid.com/2011/01/26/simu...c-thunderbolt/ so I'm curious to know what kind of performance you're getting.
I did read somewhere that VZW will launch VoLTE soon and that would allow both voice/data simultaneously and maybe hope for an LTE iPhone 5.
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- 03-21-2012, 05:38 PM #15
- 03-21-2012, 06:39 PM #16
I tried Verizon's LTE service in my area a few months ago and even though I had a full LTE signal all I got was 12Mbps down and about 4Mbps up. I will probably stick with AT&T as those are almost the speeds that I am getting now on AT&T's HSPA+ network. Their LTE network should be 5 times faster.
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- 03-21-2012, 09:09 PM #17
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- 04-11-2012, 09:51 AM #22
Do you people actually know what you are talking about when it comes to Sprint and LTE? Sprint is releasing 2 LTE phones in June. I know LTE is turning on in my area in June, I live in Connecticut. By October, when the new iPhone is released, Sprint's LTE NETWORK will be fine. All you have to do is look at there roadmap. Sprint didn't spend all that money to Apple to not get the newest and greatest. They will get the new iPhone like everyone else with LTE.
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