View Poll Results: AT&T or Verizon?

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  • AT&T

    43 50.00%
  • Verizon

    43 50.00%
  1. Eileen89's Avatar
    I left AT&T for Verizon last month. The coverage was not as good in my area, and I started getting dropped calls, which is something that I never had with AT&T. Now I am back with AT&T and my iPhone 4. Luckily AT&T gave me my unlimited data plan back.
    04-26-2011 10:13 PM
  2. whmurray's Avatar
    The issue is GSM v. CDMA. I voted for GSM.
    04-27-2011 12:23 AM
  3. cjdaniel's Avatar
    i used to be a GSM (huge cingular fan) until the merger with ATT. For me and in So Cali, Verizon has proven itself, without doubt. I had so many dropped calls with ATT I was over my minutes every month. I have not had one dropped call on Verizon (granted only a week). BTW, with wifi, which I am with 90% of my week, data is concurrent with voice calls. I left iPhone because of ATT, now (for the last week) I am very happy again.

    I think the classic example is we did a poll in my classroom using polleverywhere dot com. Which is an awesome discussion tool. Participants answer via text message. 1/3 of my classroom on 2 separate sections of campus could not participate, why? Cell Coverage. That sucks.
    04-27-2011 02:06 AM
  4. whmurray's Avatar
    i used to be a GSM (huge cingular fan) until the merger with ATT. For me and in So Cali, Verizon has proven itself, without doubt. I had so many dropped calls with ATT I was over my minutes every month. I have not had one dropped call on Verizon (granted only a week). BTW, with wifi, which I am with 90% of my week, data is concurrent with voice calls. I left iPhone because of ATT, now (for the last week) I am very happy again.

    I think the classic example is we did a poll in my classroom using polleverywhere dot com. Which is an awesome discussion tool. Participants answer via text message. 1/3 of my classroom on 2 separate sections of campus could not participate, why? Cell Coverage. That sucks.
    I switched to Cingular from T-Mobile because local coverage in my home was better. Then they became AT&T with their shoddy business practices.

    Moreover, local service has degraded to the point that I had to put in a microcell. Even with the microcell, service was so poor this am that I had to switch to Skype in the middle of a conference call (I could hear them, they could not hear me.)

    Now I suppose that there a number of things that might explain this. One is that over the decade since I made the switch, load has increased and cells and back-haul have not.

    All that said, I travel internationally and GSM is a must.
    04-27-2011 03:30 PM
  5. Ham Solo's Avatar
    With the addition of *any* mobile to mobile calling and the option for a $15 data package, instead of $29.99, AT&T is my choice. Simultaneous voice and data is great, but the money that I'm saving compared to Verizon is a huge plus, too.
    Last edited by Ham Solo; 05-17-2011 at 03:41 PM.
    05-17-2011 03:39 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    At&t - I dont have dropped calls and my data speeds are 2-3 times what Vzn iPhones users seem to get. We all go with whats best works for us individually. Nothing against Big Red.
    05-17-2011 05:14 PM
  7. thinkTwice's Avatar
    Verizon
    -better coverage where I travel
    -99% of the time I have a connection
    -I've used Verizon for years without a problem
    -speed is worthless when the data connection is either on or off (in my area)
    -AT&T service is confusing- I had to change numbers and resign a contract or something since I was changing my billing address.
    -nightmares from service in NYC will never, ever let me go back to AT&T
    05-18-2011 09:14 AM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    Verizon
    -better coverage where I travel
    -99% of the time I have a connection
    -I've used Verizon for years without a problem
    -speed is worthless when the data connection is either on or off (in my area)
    -AT&T service is confusing- I had to change numbers and resign a contract or something since I was changing my billing address.-nightmares from service in NYC will never, ever let me go back to AT&T
    I've had At&t since 2000. I moved in 2002 and 2005. Never had to change numbers or resign a contract to make a address change
    05-18-2011 11:58 AM
  9. imwjl's Avatar
    In my region I have good data service with Verizon where it is slow with AT&T and less instances of calls dropped.

    We have one customer with 1300 mobile users and they are most satisfied with Verizon and US Cellular. This is an upper Midwest state.

    Another of my customers has truck drivers all over the country and sales staff in rural places and they have all become happier with a switch to Verizon. The issue they report is better service when you're not on major highways and the Verizon stores or service does a better job for them.

    In defense of AT&T, a few I know are perfectly happy and a few like voice and data at same time. These people do not seem to have the rural and intense travel the others have. Those who do international travel like AT&T more too or they have Verizon international phones.
    05-18-2011 12:11 PM
  10. jnewell's Avatar
    I have had Verizon (and its predecessors) phones since 1989. I have had an AT&T Blackberry for ten years. I live in the Boston area. Both have significant coverage problems. I'd be hard pressed to say one is better than the other where I live and work.
    05-22-2011 08:52 PM
  11. Engire's Avatar
    For me it was a simple choice using my work cubicle for comparison.

    IPhone 4 ATT = Searching for signal

    IPhone 4 Verizon = full bars

    However outside of work I really had no major issues with ATT and to be fair I work in a heavily shielded building that includes 911, Police and Fire dispatch.
    06-16-2011 12:46 AM
  12. whmurray's Avatar
    For me it was a simple choice using my work cubicle for comparison.

    IPhone 4 ATT = Searching for signal

    IPhone 4 Verizon = full bars

    However outside of work I really had no major issues with ATT and to be fair I work in a heavily shielded building that includes 911, Police and Fire dispatch.
    Local coverage trumps everything, even rate plans. I switched to Cingular from T-Mo after trying a prepaid SIM in my apartment. However, service steadily declined, particularly on data, until I installed my own microcel.
    06-16-2011 08:14 AM
  13. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I enjoy at&t, plus I like their family plans better.
    06-28-2011 02:07 PM
  14. BigLan's Avatar
    At&t - I dont have dropped calls and my data speeds are 2-3 times what Vzn iPhones users seem to get. We all go with whats best works for us individually. Nothing against Big Red.
    I agree completely. Not to mention the ability to use Data & Voice at the same time. It's truly the best way to use the iPhone (IMHO).
    06-28-2011 02:18 PM
  15. dcgore's Avatar
    I think wherever you have unlimited, you should stay.
    07-22-2011 01:30 PM
  16. whmurray's Avatar
    I think wherever you have unlimited, you should stay.
    Agreed. No-brainer.
    07-22-2011 03:13 PM
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