1. cjdaniel's Avatar
    What a glorious time it is to witness a massive defection from the worst partnership ever formed. I remember it wasn't quite two years ago that I came here to express my frustration with the marriage of iphone and ATT in a nightmare of terrible service and dropped calls. And after 4 iphone replacements being told on these boards that the problem of coverage, dropped calls was solely on me and that no one else was experiencing this. That millions of other people were not having the problems that I was with coverage and dropped calls. Well I guess the nation has spoken, in the media and day one of mass defection. Love my ipad btw. Hail to Verizon.
    02-05-2011 01:38 AM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    good for you..?
    02-05-2011 06:24 AM
  3. shinbone's Avatar
    What a glorious time it is to witness a massive defection from the worst partnership ever formed. I remember it wasn't quite two years ago that I came here to express my frustration with the marriage of iphone and ATT in a nightmare of terrible service and dropped calls. And after 4 iphone replacements being told on these boards that the problem of coverage, dropped calls was solely on me and that no one else was experiencing this. That millions of other people were not having the problems that I was with coverage and dropped calls. Well I guess the nation has spoken, in the media and day one of mass defection. Love my ipad btw. Hail to Verizon.
    ^^ great post . . made me laugh
    02-05-2011 08:15 AM
  4. rsd36's Avatar
    Love the post. Now we'll just have to wait and see what happenes on the V Network. Been with them for a few decades and been very satisiied with problem resolutions, but if the service degrades then we can post bad things about them too!
    02-05-2011 09:38 AM
  5. Nchaka's Avatar
    Lets see We have dropped calls on At&t but good data, does that mean good calls on verizon and poor data? I think it would funny if the problem was with Apple not either carrier.
    02-05-2011 09:54 AM
  6. rsd36's Avatar
    No..no...noooooo! That wouldn't be funny at all! I haven't even got my iphone yet! (One of those "Monday" arrivals.)
    02-05-2011 09:58 AM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    All hail Verizon just don't try to browse the internet while you're hailing them over the phone
    02-05-2011 11:31 AM
  8. Wetstuff's Avatar
    It's funny how there is a different reality for different people. I am in the middle of Rural Verizon Country. They have been the exclusive local service provider forever. They could give a flat s___t about their customers or service. Not only can I not get DSL at my home, my wire-voice line has a hum that they are unwilling/able to remove - even tho' they can hear it on their end.

    I now have internet access at home with my iPad via ATT. It works just fine even tho' I had to put an antenna on my roof to bring it indoors. I also have a pre-paid Verizon cel but it is not useable where I live - antenna or not.

    Comcast is coming on Tues. for both voice/internet because Verizon's DSL runs at 2MB or less ("2MB is good." say Verizon) and the last-straw was finding that Verizon was adding $14.95 to my business' bill for something-like 'DietClubsofAmerica'.. This was buried on pg. 9 of my bill.

    After you spend 5min making contact, the person you speak to hands you off to their supervisor: the Dial Tone. This means I cannot ask them to research my bills to find these Nigerian Diet Club charges; I have to do it myself .. and then listen to the threat; "This will effect your credit rating.", if I simply subtract it from the bill.

    I'm buying an i4 from a college kid next week - going ATT non-contract 'till i5 is released - and pulling the wire out of my house. In the 10mos I have had ATT iPad .. and the contact I have had with the ATT Biz rep, I have had none of the same issues.

    Jim
    02-05-2011 12:46 PM
  9. anaphora68's Avatar
    My experience with Verizon service has been hit or miss. Call quality has sucked on my Android phones.

    I just got an AT&T iPhone 4. Honestly, service is almost identical where I live, and voice quality is great. Haven't had a dropped call yet.
    02-05-2011 01:09 PM
  10. iPhoneGleek's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T and i I have gotten only one or two dropped calls, I have service just about everwhere (decent signal stength & 3g) I don't know if it's just my area but I don't experience the problems with AT&T's network like everyone else seems to.
    02-05-2011 02:41 PM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    I can't speak for everyone... but I've been with AT&T in its many iterations/incarnations since 2001 (AT&T Wireless, Cingular, AT&T Mobility)... and would estimate that I have dropped less than 25 calls in 10 years (TWO were last November in the SF bay area)... It works great for me where I live/work/go...
    02-05-2011 07:23 PM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    i've had at&t for about 4 years; voice and data excellent..

    had Sprint before that and it sucked on all levels to the point of getting out of 5 ETF's without paying one dime

    thank god for coverage holes. yay for me!
    02-05-2011 08:24 PM
  13. Smlk's Avatar
    I really think it's just a matter of where you live. Coverage is an issue unique to each provider. I have AT&T since it was Cingular in 2002 and I have been happy enough. I changed from Verizon back then and my daughter had Sprint. It just depended on where we were. On vacation, we would check signal and our phones would be different depending on where we were.
    02-05-2011 09:05 PM
  14. cjdaniel's Avatar
    Browsing the internet while you call becomes, kinda unimportant, while you can't even complete a conversation. While, with Cingular, I had awesome service, I never quite understood while I had great coverage, and as soon as ATT decided to sell off towers to T-mobile my service went to crap. I like the iphone, but a phone is not a phone without coverage.
    02-06-2011 04:45 AM
  15. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    I live in the corn fields of Indiana and have never experienced a dropped call with AT&T. I have never had a problem with the service.
    02-06-2011 09:09 AM
  16. Wetstuff's Avatar
    When the first posting is a rant - there should be a B.S. flag flying. If I ran Verizon, as I think they do, I'd have my customer service people, posting everywhere .. while their existing customers are on hold.

    Jim - real customer: Salisbury MD
    02-06-2011 12:02 PM
  17. natefish's Avatar
    All hail Verizon just don't try to browse the internet while you're hailing them over the phone
    NICE! Good point, but I agree the dropped calls almost outweigh that annoyance.
    02-08-2011 04:17 PM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    I get a dropped call on At&t maybe once every few months so no need to for me to go to Big Red for slow 3G data speeds
    02-08-2011 06:37 PM
  19. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Love my AT&T service
    02-09-2011 11:21 AM
  20. nr2d's Avatar
    It's funny how there is a different reality for different people. I am in the middle of Rural Verizon Country. They have been the exclusive local service provider forever. They could give a flat s___t about their customers or service. Not only can I not get DSL at my home, my wire-voice line has a hum that they are unwilling/able to remove - even tho' they can hear it on their end.


    Jim
    In reference to your hum, could be that the 2 wires for the line (AKA Tip and Ring) are switched (connected backwards). When I first started working for the FAA, the controllers where I was working at the time, wouldn't use 1 of their transmitters, they stated that they have had complaints for years of a hum.

    I traced the wire pair from 1 side of the airport to the transmitter site and found the pair were swapped (connected backwards). Fixed the problem in about 2 minutes.
    02-10-2011 02:12 PM
  21. chesterhound#IM's Avatar
    I just became an AT&T customer. I brought my 5 lines from Sprint after they decided to add a $10 per month per line fee to my lines. Now AT&T will actually be less money. I bought 5 iPhones for $19 each. In my short time with AT&T and the iPhone 3GS, I find the coverage, data and customer service to be excellent. I was actually expecting far worse after hearing some of the complaining on some of the forums. I am looking forward to being a member of this forum and want to thank everyone for their input.

    chesterhound
    02-13-2011 03:22 PM
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