1. gzigoris's Avatar
    Out in the hinterland AT&T is not that great according to Verizon but as a life long Verizon customer I really don't know anything about that. Can someone tell me what coverage I can expect on an IPhone if I am away from a big metropolitan area?

    George
    06-22-2010 04:16 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Well, unlike Verizon, 3G isn't everywhere in the US. Verizon will tell you anything to retain you as a customer, but where are you located specifically? Outside of big metros, 3G from ATT isn't nearly as prevalent.
    06-22-2010 04:34 PM
  3. willthetech's Avatar
    Thats what the Verizon guy at the mall always tell me.."you are not using true 3g in your area, is edge 1.5"...usually i agree with him so i can keep walking but is getting very old. I live in the Cleveland Ohio Area and i never have 3g or drop calls issues. although i don't remember that last time i actually used the phone feature in my smartphone
    06-22-2010 04:51 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    Well Edge is actually 2G, and Spint's 4G isn't really 4G either. LTE isn't even true 4G.
    06-22-2010 05:02 PM
  5. ohessyou's Avatar
    I switched from V to ATT on launch day for the 3GS. I had been with V for over 10 years. My job is about 75% travel all over the South. I have had more dropped calls in one year on ATT than I had the whole time I was on V.

    It's a good thing the iPhone is an awesome device or I would have been long gone back to Verizon.

    My Treo with unlimited data was rock solid and fast most everywhere but I can't give up my iphone now. I held off and am not upgrading in hopes that 2011 brings the iPhone to V. I will go back in a heartbeat if that ever happens.
    06-22-2010 06:11 PM
  6. ebedoun's Avatar
    Have had my ups and downs with at&t, they have been GREAT to me with credits to my account. Too bad they don't give credits so easily to iPhone customers. Oh well.

    The MAIN thing I like about at&t is UMTS. Voice and data at the same time. Switched from Verizon almost 2 years ago. Don't think I could go back to Verizon.
    06-22-2010 08:00 PM
  7. donkeyboy619's Avatar
    I just switched in March from Verizon to AT&T, the wife and I switched, because with BB's on V we were paying out our noses and that included a 20+% discount through my company. I use an AT&T phone for my work, and it sucks. After having the iPhone for a couple of months now, it is great, I have had no issues with the phone or the coverage, which means that the phones we get for work just suck! Just do it, you wont be sorry, the iPhone is worth the risk
    06-24-2010 11:36 AM
  8. mojonation1487's Avatar
    i live in chicago so AT&T is pretty good. I've had verizon and they were by far the best. I just like the iphone and get a discount with aT&T
    06-24-2010 11:41 AM
  9. mpaquette's Avatar
    I've had both, but never an iPhone on at&t. I'm currently on Verizon and thinking of getting an iPhone and switching back to at&t. I live in central South Carolina and the Verizon service here has gone from great to not so great in the last couple of months. I'm not sure what changed, but I get more dropped calls than I ever did and the data connection is non-responsive frequently. I'm pretty sure everyone has a 30 day trial so give at&t a try in your area and see how it goes.
    06-24-2010 12:11 PM
  10. mixicino's Avatar
    I was in the same boat here in Iowa. Like others have said, just give it a try. So far where im at my service is just as good as it was w/ Verizon. I'm just hoping I will get as good of service in the little towns that I work like I did with verizon or else I'll have no choice but to go back.
    06-24-2010 12:33 PM
  11. bconley007's Avatar
    att in delaware has good coverage as well as verizon...so i havent noticed any difference in service since switching from verizon....although if verizon comes out with an iphone....i might leave att to go back too verizon, but life's too short to wait around for that to happen
    06-24-2010 12:33 PM
  12. zeagus's Avatar
    When I was in MPLS VZW service sucked so bad that everyone I knew on VZW switched to ATT which had great service all over the Cities. Varies by location obviously.
    06-24-2010 02:35 PM
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