- 01-28-2012, 09:47 AM #2
This has been covered a million times on the forums. Take a look in the AT&T and Verizon sub forums and you can see all different types of opinions. And actually nobody can tell you which is better but yourself and your particular area. So really, nobody can help you. Just have to see for yourself.
Personally I choose AT&T over Verizon any day in my area. Much better data speeds and my service is superb.
- 01-28-2012, 07:40 PM #3
My company has Verizon, so it wasn't a choice for me. However, we once had AT&T for our corporate account and it was abysmal. We're a speciality trucking company and the coverage in rural areas simply wasn't good enough for us to run our business. We changed to Verizon and while they're arrogant and not as customer friendly as they could be, their service is terrific. Each of my field based sales reps have smart phones and 4G MiFi cards.Each of our trucks are Verizon hotspots that we use to link to our load management system in our headquarters. It's how we run our business and I don't think we could do it as well as we do with another network other than Verizon.
I am the first person in the company to transition from a BlackBerry to an iPhone, I do plan to move each of my sales reps to iPhones sometime this year. It's simply a better platform for our operations.
- 01-28-2012, 08:54 PM #4
- 01-30-2012, 08:55 AM #5
I have Verizon. The ex has AT&T. We're both out in the middle of BFE and we get great reception. I've yet to encounter a dead spot or a drop call zone and he's had several.
Find someone with Verizon. Ask them how their coverage is.
Find someone with AT&T. Ask them how their coverage is.
Data speeds are nice and all but IMO, I'd go for coverage before I go for data speeds It's nice to have blazing fast data speeds as long as you're near a tower but if you're like me and you live in the middle of nowhere, coverage is everything.
- 08-19-2012, 07:55 PM #6
I just switched to AT&T today. I had Verizon for a while. I don't see a difference is coverage, but there is a difference in data speeds. AT&T is faster. I will see if AT&T is truly better in the coming days/weeks.
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- 08-19-2012, 11:02 PM #7
I think it depends where you live. If I lived closer to the city I would have AT&T. Now I live out in the middle of nowhere it's nice to have the data speeds I get with Verizon as all I get with other carriers is EDGE or 1X. I also believe with LTE it won't matter.
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- 08-21-2012, 01:01 PM #13
For me...It was Verizon.
AT&T literally has a dead spot at my house...I'll show you a picture...
That light part where the "98" section is...is where my house is....when my family visits from out of state their phones do not work...period...and they have AT&T.
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- 08-24-2012, 08:38 AM #19
It all depends where you are. I am in Sandusky Ohio and have AT&T my two other friends have Verizon. My reception is better. They lose reception outside my phone gets better. Lte is about 5-6 Mbps AT&T hspa+ is about 6-7 Mbps. I am pleasantly surprised
- 08-24-2012, 08:44 AM #20
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- 08-25-2012, 01:38 PM #22
Considering how AT&T barely has any LTE coverage nationwide, Verizon is clearly larger, faster, and better. Sure, their coverage is spotty on LTE right now, but that's just until they can fully build out the network. At least the have LTE rolled out to all major cities and a huge chunk of the country. AT&T is way behind on an LTE rollout.
- 08-25-2012, 02:09 PM #23
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- 09-13-2012, 12:33 PM #24
Here's a legitimate comparison question. In LTE coverage, with the new chipset, does the AT&T iPhone 5 still use circuit switched fallback? Basic explanation of the question being:
When making a phone call, AT&T LTE phones must step down to HSPA from LTE in order to use the circuit switch based network to make the call. LTE isn't available while on a phone call.
With verizon, 4G LTE phones have two radios and soft switch the two. While in 4G LTE coverage, both radios are active, so CDMA/EV-DO/1X is used for voice and the 4G radio still handles data -- LTE data is available while on a phone call.
I haven't seen a mention of this too often or in the case of the iPhone 5 at all.. I am curious because of apple mentioning the new chip for voice/data/etc.
The Verge's Chris Ziegler covered more about this with better detail in his One X review:
HTC One X review | The Verge
"If I had a complaint, though, it would be AT&T's use of circuit-switched fallback, which shares circuitry between the LTE and HSPA+ radios. The benefit is reduced complexity and improved battery life, but the chief disadvantage is that LTE is automatically disabled whenever you're on a call or the phone rings. In practice, what this meant for me is that my mobile hotspot tethering to my laptop would be unceremoniously interrupted whenever I received a call — and worst yet, the phone frequently wouldn't reengage LTE after the call ended without toggling airplane mode on and back off again to "reboot" the radio. That's particularly bad in Chicago where AT&T's HSPA+ network is next to useless during business hours."
- 09-13-2012, 12:36 PM #25