1. SaberSerene's Avatar
    I know two people who have iPhones on Verizon.

    One has an iPhone 4 and the other has a 4S

    They complain about the 3G service being horrible

    Yet when they had an android phone they had no issue with the 3G service

    Is the radio in the CDMA iPhone's lacking?

    They also say the trade off to having an iPhone is yeah it's an unmatched phone, but my android phone had much better service.
    06-01-2012 12:03 PM
  2. danimal1968's Avatar
    I have a Verizon iPhone 4 and have no issues with 3G service.
    06-01-2012 12:12 PM
  3. SaberSerene's Avatar
    Why is an android phone picking up a better 3G reception than an iPhone then?
    06-01-2012 12:16 PM
  4. taylorz_412's Avatar
    I have no problem with my 4s on Verizon I think apples radios are better than most android phones


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    06-01-2012 12:17 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I know two people who have iPhones on Verizon.

    One has an iPhone 4 and the other has a 4S

    They complain about the 3G service being horrible

    Yet when they had an android phone they had no issue with the 3G service
    Ugh! The Tapatalk app crashed again after I initially responded to this post. Hopefully, my reply with upload this time around. My iPhone 4S is on the Verizon network and my 3G speed is sufficient enough to where I do not miss the 4G speed of my Android device(s). I travel quite a bit between NC and Florida and service is great throughout.

    Is the radio in the CDMA iPhone's lacking?
    It is in my experience.

    They also say the trade off to having an iPhone is yeah it's an unmatched phone, but my android phone had much better service.
    Each brand of smartphones have pros and cons so don't get caught up on which is best. If you are getting better service via your Android device then stick with it. It doesn't make sense to purchase another device just to end up frustrated with it.




    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    06-01-2012 12:25 PM
  6. SaberSerene's Avatar
    Ugh! The Tapatalk app crashed again after I initially responded to this post. Hopefully, my reply with upload this time around. My iPhone 4S is on the Verizon network and my 3G speed is sufficient enough to where I do not miss the 4G speed of my Android device(s). I travel quite a bit between NC and Florida and service is great throughout.

    It is in my experience.

    Each brand of smartphones have pros and cons so don't get caught up on which is best. If you are getting better service via your Android device then stick with it. It doesn't make sense to purchase another device just to end up frustrated with it.




    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    I'm not the one with the Verizon iPhone. I actually have an AT&T iPhone 4. It has it's issues. Anyways if he doesn't completely give up on the phone then he wouldn't have to buy an android. Plus he has apple tv's all over his house. An Android phone is an inconvenience.
    06-01-2012 12:31 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm not the one with the Verizon iPhone. I actually have an AT&T iPhone 4. It has it's issues. Anyways if he doesn't completely give up on the phone then he wouldn't have to buy an android. Plus he has apple tv's all over his house. An Android phone is an inconvenience.
    I must have misinterpreted your original post. I have no idea why Android smartphones perform better than iPhones on Verizon's network in the location in which your friends uses their phones. In my experience, 3G speeds while using a Droid Incredible on the Verizon network as well as my iPhone 4S on the same network are comparable.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 06-01-2012 at 02:46 PM.
    06-01-2012 12:44 PM
  8. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I've only had one problem in the last year and a half. My iPhone completely lost connectivity for about a minute. Other than that, I've never had a problem. My Mum picked up an iPhone in January and has never had 3G connectivity issues. Maybe it's the area?


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    06-01-2012 01:31 PM
  9. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    No problems with me on Verizon either and I live in the middle of BFE. Signal is as strong at my house as it is in the city.
    06-01-2012 02:07 PM
  10. danimal1968's Avatar
    Why is an android phone picking up a better 3G reception than an iPhone then?
    I have no idea. Is your friend measuring by perception of the number of bars they get on the phone or have they done a bunch of speed tests?
    06-01-2012 03:26 PM
  11. jrh1194's Avatar
    I recently switched from Droid-X to iPhone, both on Verizon. If anything, the reception on the iPhone is slightly better.
    06-01-2012 05:27 PM
  12. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    No problems with me on Verizon either and I live in the middle of BFE. Signal is as strong at my house as it is in the city.
    lmao !! i use that expression also !!

    As for my reception - i can honestly say my iPhone does waaaay better than my Bold 9650 did. On my blackberry, i'd always be hoovering around 3-4 bars - on my iPhone i'm always at 5, and at a minimum 4 on a cloudy/rainy/stormy day.
    06-01-2012 05:41 PM
  13. rich67's Avatar
    Been on Verizon forever with both Androids and iPhones. Can say the 3G on iPhone is a lot less spotty and works just fine on my iPhone. Everything ont eh iPhone works better than any Android I've owned.
    06-01-2012 08:41 PM
  14. aggieastrosfan's Avatar
    I'm in Houston, and honestly the 3G on the iPhone has been horrible for me.

    I consistently got around 1.5 down on my BB 9650. Got the iPhone 4 at launch, speeds were usually under 1. Got the 4S at launch, no better. I'm surprised when I get above 1, it rarely happens. I hover around the .3-.6 range 95% of the time.

    As for my data usage, I can't remember the last time I went above 1.2 gb on my unlimited data plan.

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    06-01-2012 10:03 PM
  15. Peligro911's Avatar
    I have had Verizon since they were air touch never had issues with service anywhere I went other states etc .. I assume your friends have done *228 option 2 ..

    Other than that it must just be the area


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    06-01-2012 10:41 PM
  16. Eileen89's Avatar
    Verizon's 3G service as well as LTE is almost unusable. At my house they are pretty much 1X service only. This test that I ran is spot on where I live.




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    06-02-2012 07:55 AM
  17. joe_fresh's Avatar
    Have your friends dial *228 option 2 that may help. and it is very possible that it is the area you are in
    06-02-2012 09:23 AM
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