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No way the 30 Dollars per person is too high for data package.SPRINT can do 3 accounts for that much .
Which is also why sprint has horrible service
Apparently you don't have Sprint. I have been nothing but totally satisfied with my Sprint service for around 6 years now & unless AT&T or Verizon buy them out, I won't be switching anytime soon.
(Posted from my 4G U301 data card at Mcdonalds)
Sprint does not have horrible service! Idk what carrier you're with but it seems like you have never experienced sprint service..
you obviously have only had one carrier to even make that kind of judgement. I have been on every carrier out there (at&t currently due to iphone, cingular, verizon hated it with them, t-mobile, and sprint).
And with what i have had verizon has terrible service everywhere i live out here. sprint and at&t have great coverage just that at&t only has edge except for big metropolitan areas and t-mobile was ok.
@ CLIFF_DEIDRA I agree with you..this person obviously doesnt have SPRINT..I have hated VERIZON since they brought out ALLTEL
I have to interject something. I have had Sprint and I absolutely hated them. What other carrier charges you an additional fee for paying your bill at Brick and Mortar store? Sprint does (or did when I had them). They constantly were dropping my calls and their customer service was a joke. IDFK what kool-aid your drinking out of, but after reading some of the other posts, this site is ravaged by spam, so I'll just hope you're actually sprint spammers and not seriously saying Sprint has good customer service. Ultimately when I think about all of the carriers, it's like Joe Pesci said in Lethal Wepon 4, "they're all trying to f- you with the cellphones".
Well I was with AT&T for 3yrs...Sprint for 12 days, and Verizon for going on 9 yrs. Sprint is garbage, will always be garbage, AT&T has the WORST customer service, Ghetro says it all, and T Mobile is probably the ONLY company that would ever give Verizon any kind of run for their money. But they NEED money first. 4 companies were compared at my work side by side. Verizon's download speeds where top dog, followed by TMobile, Sprint and ATT were the worst. Call quality, you can't beat Verizon. Yes their pricing might be higher on avg, but there's a saying: you get what you pay for. Some of their phones may not be the greatest out there, but service by far is top notch compared to the rest. Now I can't speak as to some of the East Coast carriers that aren't out West, so I cannot compare those.
@ Lewdduck first of all lol @ the Joe Pesci quote... and second, AT&T charges for paying your bill at brick and mortar stores too, my cousin works there and he says if you pay with a sales rep, they charge 5 bucks, if you pay with the machine, it applies whatever you put in there to your account, no change, so your change appears as credit for the next bill.
And everyone I know who has Sprint loves them. I personally use Tmobile for now but only cause my bro works there and I get 15 dollar unlimited everything.
i agree i mean not the network but the Customer Service Reps
they suck and sum devices also suck -_________________-
You guys must live in the middle of nowhere to have horrible coverage/service..
I have had sprint for 4 years. I have had great service with every phone I have had. I would be the only one at times the only person out of all my friends to have service. Until I got my Samsung Moment phone. The service is not that great. I roam a lot. I am thinking about going back to a blackberry phone. I had amazing service with this phone.
how does sprint have bad service ???? because your verizon commercials say that they're the best ..... c'mon lame ass sprint has great service along with verizon ..i have both verizon and sprint and i can tell no difference ,and i pent many years building cell sites for both carriers the only difference is the price ..verizons way more expensive.
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This depends on where you are at. I handle the wireless mobility for my company and we use all three major providers (even though we are about to drop Verizon because they rely too much on their network schtick when negotiating contracts). Sprint has the best rates for business, but they do have some holes throughout the country in coverage. If you in the Northeast, it works great, while Verizon has some coverage issues. For overseas employees, AT&T is a must. Their phones work better in parts of Asia than in most of America.
Also it depends on whether you are talking about voice or data. Sprints EVDO data network works pretty much anywhere, so we use their aircards exclusively. The voice is a different matter.
i use to have sprint back during my freshmen year in highschool. when they use to hae a store in a small town in south florida. well to make a long story short, they woulds turn me off a day after i pay my bill. then they wanted me to pay more. the store is no longer there cause other people didnt like having to pay everytime they turn around, especially after just paying there bill.
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@Lewdduck. My question is, who the hell goes to a brick and mortar store to pay their bill? Let me guess you were on a prepaid too? Also on a side not I have the evo 4g and can talk and use my data at the same time.
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well i have gone from alltel to verizon and when u live down south louisiana verizon is he best. all my friends who have the other comp. can not wait to leave them and come over to verizon. my dad works all over and was sitting on his boat for hurricane katrina and we was able to talk to him the whole time. no one else who lived down here had phones. no at&t,no sprint,no t-mobile are any others besides verizon and alltel.oh and at&t wanted everyone to pay a bill when they had no phone that worked.so i guess it all depends on ur location.i know here they all suck except verizon and i have had at&t service before will not ever go back.
wrong theres no way you can get data for 3 accounts for 3 people and really big no if you are planning on an evo or anyother 4g phone..just for 4g phones sprint tacks on another 10 doller no matter if your in 4g area or not try again...
Sprint does not charge any more for their 4g service than the regular smartphone data plan. I pay only an extra $10 over my low rate plan for my 4g service with my Epic 4g. Phenomenal coverage. Some of the best I have had. Ive had cingular, tmobile and sprint and cricket. Friends have had at&t and verizon also and my service matches or exceeds them. FYI sprint roams on verizons towers for no extra charges
Poor SteelersGirl, hasn't read Sprints fine print yet I see. Check that and the coverage map for actual Sprint coverage. The commercial even mentions it with the unlimited everything plan when it put it in bold print. All except the min/data limits when roaming on other network towers, that's in a light grey.
Sprint also roam on other companies towers.. Dats why I love Sprint no drop calls and having service when others I'm around don't...
@mizboss82, check your terms and conditions for those roaming limits. FYI most other wireles providers roam on other carriers networks as well and Verizon does'nt call it roaming nor put a limit to how much you can do so. Check post about two comments down more details....
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Yeah Sprint does offer cheaper pricing but (you get what you pay for applies here) go to their website and check their coverage map. Barely there and coincidentally they use AT&T and Verizon for their roaming coverage. Oops that plays with that Unlimited everything that is not truely unlimited. When not using Sprint Network towers you are limited to 800 roaming min and 300 roaming MB of data. If you go over either one Sprint reserves the right without notice to suspend or disconnect service. Now AT&T nor Verizon does that as you aren't charged to roam (if you do) and then you are not limited to how many min/data you can use. Check the website www.sprint.com, the very fine print.
My experience with Sprint has been only OK at the most. I switched over to Net10's unlimited plan and saved a ridiculous amount of money considering it's only $50 a month for a contract free plan not to mention I get service everywhere. There's no way I'd pay that much for the iphone, data plan, and Verizon contract when I have pretty much all of the same features with my LG620G. Also, Net10 runs on both the At&t AND Verizon network so I don't get any dropped calls.
no way not from verizon and why send it on a 3rd party company i will use at-t instead don't waste.
Third party, technically all wireless providers are third party as the manufacters make the devices then the wireless carriers bid to use them on their networks. Doesn't AT&T fit into that as the iphone is made by apple?
Your article leaves out one extremely important detail. The Verizon iPhone will NOT work overseas as it lacks support for any GSM band. Very, very disappointing.
That is true and that is why I would wait for 4G LTE version as it will support Global capability. At the same time i'm pretty sure around 60-70 percent of the users will never venture overseas to need that capability.
quickie tip.......if you use your phone to do multiple things on a regular basis I do not recommend switching to verizon for their version as of now.
Besides not being able to use data which runs like dial up while using the phone @ the same time, all the other capabilities are there.
Don't buy the iPhone in general. Nevermind the network "issues", consider getting a better, more capable phone if you're going to spend the money on the monthy data plan. Android's capabilities blow the iOS out of the water.
Always have to point this out: iPhone has a 32 gb flash drive and the most popular music player on the market. Phones are not computers, but the iPhone has some great features even Android users can't deny.
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU :)
YAY FINALLY SUMONE UNDERSTANDS!!!
i mean is not like if android has its own computers hahaha xD
You are so right... Android doesn't have a computer FOR NOW. Verizon have it's own cable company. Standbye for the future computer and that will be the next Apple vs Verizon topic.
Android does however support Adobe Flash player and Ipod/phone AAC format. The Galaxy Tablet is already out and Apple had to jump on the Rhapsody bandwagon that Verizon already had to keep up. Android is the new wave and like Jordan when he was still hanging on with the Washington Wizards iphone users refuse to accept it. Still a nice device (not phone) but Android devices are the total package.
Face it, its like Balmer said a few months back. "Apple products 'just work".
Actually, the Android OS phone I have totally eclipses what my iPhone 4 did. I can download HD movies and play them on the phone or use the HDMI output to my bigscreen. iPhone does not do this without a $40 cable. Droid apps are open source. This means that you do not have to have a Mac to create it. This means that the Droid has surpassed the total amount of apps that iTunes currently has. Most paid app developers are now creating an app for both Droid and iPhone. Apple products do just work, except when they don't. Ask anyone with an iPhone if they have had battery issues. I think the answer is yes. So far, I have not had this type of issue with Android OS.Warranty is another issue because the iPhone has a one year warranty, but a two year contract. This means that you have to pay an additional $69 for the extended warranty to cover it during the contract period. Then you have to have you Genius work on it, but its gonna cost you.
What else, oh yeah, when I transfer music, I plug my device in and copy to it like a flashdrive. And I use Amazon's music service that has all the songs that iTunes has. The only thing that I had to figure out was podcasting, but theirs an app for that, actually many apps.
Yeah if you like 5000 of the same fart applications, 3000 notes apps, and various other repeats, I could claim I have over 1 million apps apps as well. Android just stared and they are at 150,000 apps (and counting/may be more could be wrong) and yes some multiple apps that do the same thing but if iphones claim it why not Android? As far as just work, in a closed format with limitations yes, As for Android they are open formated with endless possibilities, that is why there are so many different ones out as the iphone has one format it can follow and not make devices do different things than the others except the storage limit, but even then you have the same device. Or is the 16GB version the iphone "Light"
Your missing a major point here. People buy the iPhone because it "works" you don't have to change all your settings to save battery and make sure your app's are not running blindly in the background. There is no doubt that the Android OS is a good operating system but is's all user dependent. The iPhone works extremely well with the general user who wants a phone that has the capability to do what they want without the total customization that makes it confusing. If you want to control everything on your phone, buy Android. If you want a phone that works without issues, has great battery life and has an app to take care of everything basic in your life, buy iPhone. Everything is a choice, now iPhone users have one more.
This seems like the same argument that Mac users have been making for years. It's just easier to use than a PC. How did that end again. Oh yeah, Microsoft PC dominated the market.
It just works. How many issues have you heard about with the iPhone? Is that more or less than the issues with the Android OS phones? I think if your honest, iPhones have had more problems.
By the way, I've used both the iPhone and Android OS and there really is not that much of a difference in usability and reliability. Its just that this chunk of plastic costs up to twice as much as this chunk of plastic, even though it has less features.
Rest assured Verizon Wireless gives nothing away, they have a very inelastic price structure which is laden with small print type conditions.
And the influx of AT&T sales reps pour in with anti-Verizon chants. Scared of losing sales to a more efficient and prepared network.
YOU FAIL. ;)
Definitely NOT! I love verizon for the coverage, but not being able to browse while talking is big annoying!! I hate it. I loved my iphone with AT&T. I have a droid w/ VZ now and it;s a great phone, but having to hang up to search the net and download sent pics from friends is bogus... especially because VZ is not cheap!! For the price I pay I should be able to do all of the things! Being able to browse while talking is a huge selling point and after my contract is up with Verizon, I hate to say but I' out!!
Amazing, did you not notice that AT&T prices are the same when it comes to their calling plans when it comes to Verizon. In fact they decided to change their unlimited data palans the same time Verizon did. And they no longer have unlimited data which Verizon does. Isn't the iphone a smartphone designed for data usage? Doesn't that just make the device that much more useless or annoying if you can't use data because you reached your limit or pay the ridiculous overage? Don't leave as if you do your research 4G LTE is coming and even AT&T realizes it is the next big thing and is scrambling to get in where they fit in. Or if you do Verizon will see you againg when that AT&T contract expires or before the return policy ends.
buying the iphone right now for verizon is clearly a bad idea just wait till an iphone 5 comes out cause then you can take advantage of the 4g network. i'm currently on at&t and completely disastisfied with how they are not even on 4g yet and how their 3g network is almost non-existent where i live except for one area
"Yes, they announced the i*hone 4. It’s not LTE, doesn’t have any dual-core goodness, and is almost a year old. People that lock themselves into 2-year contracts for this thing should be, well, looked after for a while. Oh, and it’s not the white version."
from droid-life.com, had to quote it, couldnt have said it better myself
As an Android & Sprint customer, this does nothing to make me want to change. Android devices are clearly superior. Faster iteration of hardware & software, developer choice, innovation of hardware/software design, & much greater choice of carriers. Sprint is also much cheaper with their very affordable Simply Everything Plan.
While it's great that iPhone customers are getting choice, it is still the same very flawed iPhone 4. Verizon's iPhone has the same antenna as it's AT&T brethren. The antenna has been very subtly modified for CDMA, but is 99.9 percent the same antenna. It is still possible for signal attenuation. It still has the same glass on the back that is prone to cracking in certain cases.
Last, I've been using Sprint for 3 years. As a former Cingular/AT&T customer, I can say without any hesitation that Sprint is much MUCH better than AT&T. The network is rocksolid not only in my hometown in the D-FW area, it's pretty rock-solid anywhere I travel. AT&T's network even with HSPA+ still drops calls, VERY piss poor network signal, frequently loses 3G signal, & doesn't work for 3/4ths of the U.S. My Sprint devices always connects with 3G and very consistent EV-DO data rates. An epic fail on AT&T's part of epic proportions that has caused today's even to happen.
Refer to comments advised to SteelersGirl
The article isnt about SPRINT network its about VERIZON .SPRINT is the bomb and both VERIZON & ATT suck bad...Verizon's prices are too high, and face it ATT have always sucked..If I were to ever go to VERIZON and I wouldnt I dont think this iphone is worth it...VERIZON needs to compete with another carrier since the last time I checked their customer service is POOR as well as their HIGH a** PRICES....Im just saying
You too, see comments to SteelersGirl. Oh and Sprint will cut you off for $.15 cent as well. Sprints bomb exploded when they realized they were in debt and basically started giving their services away to anyone who would take it after AT&T or Verizon would not take on their overwhelming debt. Verizon knew better and aquired Alltel with AT&T getting the remaining shares in most areas. That's why Sprint uses AT&T and Verizon to roam, because they truly suck and have people believing that they are providing the great service when it's the providers you're actually talking down on. If Sprint upgraded their coverage to be on "just" their towers either you would have no coverage or their pricing would be the same as the BIG TWO. Don't believe me, check the coverage map and all the grey that are roaming areas.
GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, etc... It's alll about what you do with your device and how much speed you need. If you are looking for the fastest speed and multi-tasking then it's AT&T. if you are looking for a "more reliable network" then it may be Verizon. Apple is making the right move giving Verizon the device. However, AT&T will not see much churn in the market because of their advantages over the Verizon network including overseas usage. On a side note... those of you on Sprint get out now before you have to. They are not long for the world!
Multi-tasking, if you mean using dial up speeds to use dat while still talking, then that's the only advantage as the android devices multi-task as well. As far as overseas usage 4G/LTE addresses that as well and currently has a Global Travel program that provide a global capable device free of charge. Of course you pay for usage, but we all no better than that being free, don't we? About 60-70 percent of iphone users never or will never need to use their device overseas as well.
Anybody that pays attention knows that the iphone is not worth a shit and breaks easily. When the batt dies get a new phone. The phone with verizon just shows how desperate verizon really is. I have never had a problem with sprint or my Evo and I live in the boonies where verizon doesn't even work. Dig that folks.
Considering Verizon has more wireless customers in the U.S. than there are citizens in their parent company's country (UK) and substantially (aprox. 20 million more) than AT&T; I would tend to doubt they're "desperate".
After 13 years with who became AT&T (after a series of name changes) I switched to Bell-Atlantic who became Verizon a short time later.
The coverage superiority here in the northeast was immediately noticeable as was the entire attitude at B-A/Verizon.
Verizon has called me in the past to alert me that I was on the wrong plan; re-written my contract and even back-dated it (all via a phone call that *they* originated) in one case retracting a bill of over $1,400 (that I had not even seen yet) in the process.
I'd like to know what exactly an iPhone can do that a Droid X can't though.
I can't imagine putting up with a 14 day replacement policy
especially after having unintentionally destroying around 20 various phones and receiving a replacement w/in 24 hours (usually on the spot).
Nationally, Verizon absolutely enjoys better overall coverage, and they certainly have MUCH better manners and service.
If you MUST have a phone that restricts what applications you're allowed to install, takes 2 weeks to replace after as little as an 8 inch drop on to a kitchen counter; (in other words, if you drive a Honda or Toyota, are fond of Birkenstocks, Starbucks and Obama) you'll be happy with the other Sheeple with a Verizon iPhone.
The only thing I liked about your post was the Obama comment. The iPhone is a phone that is made to work well for the most general/common user. Its not meant to be f'd with and customized to the max. If you want that, jailbreak it or buy an Android. But what you don't realize is that when you say "what exactly the iphone can do that the droid x can't" your missing the point that most people don't give a $hit. Most people out there want a phone that "works" without them having to customize, kill apps, find ways to save battery, and understand what the "market" is. iPhone is easy, closed and just works for people and most people don't really care about the limited freedom. Closed makes the iPhone reliable and easy to troubleshoot, give the people less options and you will have less problems. What a great business proposition! Apple makes money because they know the best way to and they provide quality. When was the last time an android product ever made it near a news headline?? I would agree that AT&T sucks for coverage and Verizon is superior due to reliability and customer base but with the iPhone on Verizon and AT&T your Android is going to have a hard time keeping up... Also next time you have a problem with your phone good luck calling Google, ill just walk into Apple and have one on one IN PERSON support.
"Anyone who pays attention"? Unlike you, I actually own the phone, and I can say unequivocally that it's extremely nice, well built, and doesn't break easily at all. And the battery life is substantially better than the Evo's.
I bet you get 4G all the way out there in the boonies or is it 2G and thats the only reason that your phone lasts past half a day. You should be thanking the iPhone because back in '07 when the technology that everyone wanted, started with Apple.... that made your phone possible (in 2010) Congrats!
No, Sprints pricing shows how desperate they are. Does Verizon really need the iphone? Sales, consumer growth, and Android show otherwise. With 4g/LTE technology coming Apple needs Verizon, and lest ye forget that the iphone was first pitched to Verizon but they turned it down. Now the Android explosion and the iphone has come back, only this time to be accepted.
The good thing about Apple opening the iPhone on the CDMA network is that the wonderful people developing jailbreak software will get it to operate on the Sprint network. Because Sprint is CDMA as well. Look out Verizon its only time before iphone on Sprint!!
I have had Nextel, Sprint than Verizon, now At&t. I started with nextel many years ago and it was good where I lived. Than I moved and Nextel was bad but we also had Verizon and it was good but we did not need two plans so we droped verizon because at that time they did not have direct connect and with my work at that time I needed it, so than I switched to Sprint and it was even worse so I than switched to at&t because it was the best service where I live, than verizon put up more towers and they became the best where I live and for some reason AT&T got worse. I have a iphone with AT&T and I love it but I have to use a booster with it at home and work, I was thinking about switching to Verizon's iphone because the consumers reports said Verizon was the best and AT&T was the worst but with all the talk I am not sure now what I will do, I was also thinking about Verizon's motorola Droid x. Does anyone have that phone?
Verizon does have CDMA service but it is a more secure bandwidth, and this summer the technology will be available to be able to talk and use data at the same time.
anyone that buys a verizon i phone right now is stupid because the new i phone will be coming out probably this summer. So if you are already a verizon customer i would hold off upgrading at least until the new one comes out. those that do get it now will not be able to upgrade at the discount no matter how many hissy fits and temper tantrums you throw. i work for att and i'm aware of all the hype. i'm not really worried about customer churn or att customers jumping ship just because verizon is getting the i phone. for one thing i think its hilarious when customers are like i bet woulndt have to pay this much at verizon. News flash att and verizon plan pricing with the exception of maybe a few dollor differences between the new data plans are EXACTLY THE SAME!!! if you dont believe me go to both websites and shop for plans as new customers. i think its going to be interesting to see how verizon will handle the network overload in the future i phone launches. att has been through 4 launches and there have been issues because of the demand. i'm sick of people giving us so much crap when they fail to realize any network would have had the same issues we did launching the i phone. think about it i phone 4 launch sold like 14 million on the first day thats 14 million people all buying and activating new phones at one time. i just think that its funny how just last year verizon had the commerical out that bashed apple and the i phone and now they are all proud to have it. i also think its funny how apple will have to redo all their i phone commercials because one of their main selling points the look at all the stuff i can still do while i'm on the phone wont work on the verizon i phone coming out february. and the fact that this i phone will be slow as dirt i will feel really sorry for att i phone customers that jump ship and get it they're in for a dissapointment. the thing a lot of people dont realize with the release of verizons LTE is that where LTE is not available the only other fall back is EVDO. so thats going from somthing thats super fast to something that slow as dirt. att is going to have a better solution with the launch of our 4G we are also launching a faster fall back which means if 4g isnt available you still have hspa+ and hspa (3G) to fall back on which is already faster than everyone elses so called 4g. and we are still voice and data ready in more than 220 countries. i will admit att service has been lacking but thats because of all the work that is going into the network its like when they do roadwork on the freeway for some time the roads arent going to be as functional but when they are finished the road is better than before. att is putting the most money into their network this year than any communications company in the world. so i say get ready verizon customers for those that think the verizon network taking on making all these network changes and taking on the network overload the i phone will bring will be that much better think again and good luck.
I completely agree. If I couldn't do multiple things at once on the iphone what would be the point of me even owning it? That takes away the point of even owning one. I would definitely wait to see if they rumored iphone5 takes care of that with Verizon, but as an ATT lover I will never switch, I have better coverage than everyone I know with Verizon. Talk about dropped calls or no service. My sister can't even get service in my house while I'm cruising on 3G.
Aww, I sense some worry as you try to defend AT&T. However with data they are nowhere near a few dollars apart as AT&T does not offer unlimited data, calling plans yes are virtually the same but the coverage is better with Verizon wireless as AT&T claims for their network includes their 2G and 3G coverage. Did I mention 2G? Who uses that anymore, oh yeah AT&T(to boost coverage #'s and area right). I'm quite sure Verizon reps hear it all the time from customers as well that I bet it's not like this with AT&T. However the 4G/LTE (it will address calling and data usage at same time too, though not at dial up speeds like _ _&_)technology is coming and yes it will not cover everywhere immediately but is said to do so by 2013/14 and the devices will be backwards compatible with 3G network ( same thing AT&T would offer, right?) which is still pretty quick as it is what AT&T uses as well so don't down your own company. That was addressed in the beginning and you might want to check with your people as AT&T late in the game as always (as the iphone was pitched to Verizon first but they turned it down) is scrambling to get 4G/LTE technology as well. Last I checked AT&T was last to jump on board the ANDROID phones as well, but are carrying them right? Plus Verizon and Apple have been testing and preparing for that network surge since 2008 while AT&T has been scambling and searching for a phone that could help hold them in the top, but that has yet to happen as well huh? Yes all networks will have problems, but they done blame it on one device. If one device can bring down your network and still has it running poorly then isn't time to either speed up the resolution or look to other options (o'yeah supposedly they finally did get on board with LTE). "A" nother "T" hought & "T" eaching for this rep and other AT&T supporters. Props for defending your employer though. Good luck to you and maybe you might want to see if Verizon is in your area.
Which carrier you have and the quality of their service depends upon where you live and travel to. I have Sprint now and hate their service every day with dropped calls, and a long list of problems. I used to have Verizon and although I hated their endless fee increases, their quality never wavered in the Boston area. I like my Evo but hate service so what good is that. We will just have to see if the iPhone on Verizon is what they claim once it is operational!
I totally agree with you. When I sold phones in West Virginia, the first question I asked was where someone lived. If they lived in the city, or around a major interstate, the Sprint worked great, if they did not, then I went with AT&T. Each carrier works different with different people. I have had Sprint for about 7 years and even though I had problems in WV, in Ohio, no issues. I love my EVO and have great service with it also, but thats my opinion and experience. For those who love their carries, great! For others, there are different ones out there, shop till you get the right one. Try a prepaid before signing a contract, they work the same. if you have dropped calls or bad service with prepaid, your out $60 buck, but no contract to get out of (if you can't return the phone, I returned mine all the time).
There's also the fact that Verizon's 3G network is appreciably slower than AT&T's. Someone used to the data speeds on the latter, who switches hoping for better voice reliability, may get a cold splash of water to the face with regard to download speeds.
When you service more customers it could be slower, but in actuality the data is not slower as it is seperate from voice and AT&T has to claim 2G and 3G to say they have more coverage. Besides how is it faster if it can't even connect (remember the Steve Jobs presentation) or drops calls.
Another reason they left off was the competition from the Android devices on Verizon. Unless you are a die hard Apple fan, for $199 you can also get a Droid X, and Droid 2 Global,which are considered comparable to the IPhone 4 in most reviews and comparisons I've seen. Also there are going to be 4G Android devices offered by Verizon pretty soon (if not by the time the IPhone is available).
CDMA itself has nothing to do with wether voice and data can be handled simultaneously. CDMA as a protocol can do that. It just so happens that the voice networks using SS7 are run in the chipset as a segregated function versus running data. Qualcomm has already mentioned that they can make the capability available as an upgrade. But, with LTE it's not a factor and so people will not care too much about that when they acquire the taste for LTE 4G and what that service provides relative to CDMA and 3G.
every service has its advantages and disadvantages. i sell at&t, sprint and t-mobile at radioshack. ive been using sprint for 6 years now and it works everywhere i need it to and i have no problem with the data speeds. at&t has more voice coverage in my area but the data speeds suck. t-mobile just doesnt have as good of coverage either way but where it does work it works well. as far as customer service goes, they all leave something to be desired. thats just the nature of the beast unfortunately but sprint still has the best plan. unlimited data, text, and cell phone calling to anyone on any network plus gps and the ability to upgrade every year for 70 bucks(before taxes). sure its 10 bucks more for a 4g phone but that still beats anybody else. but enough about the service. the iphone is inferior anyway. why anybody would pay so much for a sealed, proprietary device with such limited memory is beyond me. u cant switch the battery yourself, insurance has to be done through apple, there is no expandable memory slot, and you are stuck with itunes and apple software whether you like it or not. just save yourself the money and get an android. they work as well or better and cost less. apple is just a media whore for the technologically challenged.
I did have sprint and before I sign the contract they told me I would have services when I visit my folks and in the 2 years I had the service they never did and till this day still don't service in my parents home town and that was over 4years ago, so for me the service was bad. Now the service I have now has it problems too, but when I go see my folks my husband or kids can get a call through, I did not have that with sprint and that is the number one purpose I need it for.
Some of you bring up some good points...no carrier is perfect. No matter what you pay or feel you shouold pay, each carrier in one point or another will upset you to the point that you talk trash on. I have worked for verizon, cingular now At&T and sprint. I know the ends and out of each...what makes one stronger than the other, it was my job. FYI carriers use just about the same towers...FCC regulates those towers. who gets the top triangle is more like a bid offer. the best bid gets the best spot. The coverage is also regulated by FCC. they decide where towers go and then the carriers decided if they will bid or can. Yes Verizon has the biggest 3g coverage..they have owrked hard on that, but AT&T has the fastest network when it come to having data and voice working at the same time. And yes sprint has some great prices...but they have also come under fire for a lot of ETF fees, for extention on customers accounts for changes on features or rate plans. Yes they have the lowest deposit requirement....but that is because they need customers. That is one on one business tatics.Sprint does not make a dent on Verizon or At&t. if you ever notice, these two mirror each other. Because when it comes to numbers they are the biggest....because some where along the way they have made some right decisions. And yes T-mobile nd Sprint do have some of the best customer services, and that does keep the loyalty of some of their customers, as consumers we want more than great customer services, we want great phones, we want great coverage. we pay for it and feel we deserve it. As a consumer it will be very interesting how the new iphone will do for verizon, I do feel it will sell since it is the new kid on the block but I feel it will hurt it since it is running on a old or current network. We want fast,now coverage so I do feel people will complain and trash verizon since this new iphone will not do what the At&T iphone can: multitask between data and voice. No matter who you hvae as a provider, technology is always changing and going forward and nto perfect.
I can definetely respect that as you have knowledge and seem well versed in it. Yet the FCC does not control how much a company spends on it's network and that's where AT&T and Verizon excel and they make proposals to the FCC to be able to put up more towers then you run into rural areas where people own the land and prevent towers to be put up on their property (answers the question why you have poor service in rural areas). Multi-task if that's what you're worried about then wait for LTE that is lauching, i've learned a long time ago to not jump right away at something new. Let it play out first then make a choice.
Well in my case im into electronic devices such as
cellphones, computers, laptops, mp3s, ipods, iphones, ipads, turntables, softwares, programming, etc.
What i will do for the best is just to wait until its summer to see the
E3Expo and wait for the new iphone you see like the iphone 3g changed to 3gs. Which it always happens so now im going to wait until the new iphone 4gs or iphone 5 comes out with a better OS.
with better screen, features or multitasker options, technology is advancing at an amazing speed so i would be surprised if they come out with something even better.
My point here is ... just buy the device (remember theres no virus for mac devices or pcs itself) and jailbreak it than unlock it and than YOU CAN TOTALLY GO TO ANY CARRIER THAT HAS SIM AND IT WILL BE BETTER..
you can redo and undo its up to yah ....
just think things twice done hesitate
im just helping out ..
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Jailbreaking works on some levels but then you lose alot of the capabilities the device has, so what's the point?
Whats all the hype with Verizon? I've dropped 10 times more calls with my Verizon work phone than with my AT&T personal iphone. Also who wants such a capable phone with Verizons inferior CDMA technology. You verizon lovers will see how lousy cdma is when you cant surf the net and talk at the same time with the iphone. That in itself will keep me at AT&T.
Duh, wait for LTE and then you AT&T lovers will be envying Verizon customers; many already do. Maybe you need to update your software or roaming capabilities, that is recommended from what I understand *228 option 2.
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Some friend got it with a price of around USD100.00.
It is 3.5" ultra thin mobile phone.
i have just a samsung reclaim with sprint. I have never found it an issue to not be able to talk on the phone and say play a game or watch a video at the same time while talking on the phone. It is enough for me that I can put the music in the background
and still read the text i got from twitter or faceback. The only probably is that the price is still too much for me. It will be awhile b/f I can afford the iphone.
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I personally think the Iphone (really the whole apple line in general) is really REALLY over rated. Its a phone that is it people are treating it like it is a godsend phone and it isn't! My opinion there are two kind of people in the world sensible everyday people and Apple people, apple people will always think apple is better that's a hard pill to take but it is true they could put their logo on a turd and people will immediately think it as the second coming. and the everyday folk who either look at other things and examine them from every angle carefully and then make a decision and call out a turd when they see one. so all in all it does not matter if Tracfone gets the iphone it will still sell same with all the other phones. Oh and on a different note Sprint does have TERRIBLE HORRID service had them for a year and a half and was charged with something different every month!
Actually with AT&T you can make you'r iPhone a hot spot if you jailbreak it and buy "PdaNet" or "MyWi" from Cydia. You buy it once for $20 and it works great.It let's you connect multiple devices through wifi or tethered. I used it when I go up to my cabin at Snoqualmie Pass.You can also add FRASH and it lets you view flash websites better than SKYFIRE. And not being able to multi-task while talking sucks. I use it a lot when I need to write something down or look up a number. A jail-broken AT&T is the best thing out there. Its as good as my computer at home.
Yep and you also just broke the warranty, so with the already horrible wait to get the device replaced you no longer have that option, and from the price of a insurance replacement you could get a brand new Android phone (or iphone now) that doesn't have to be jailbroken and maintains its warranty.
I've been wit AT&T and didn't like them. I've had Sprint for 9 years now and I love them.I've never had problems with drop calls and when I first got with them they had free roaming and the other companies didn't and all there phone use to have were you could put it on roam when your in certain areas to avoid calls being drop but now its automatic you don't have to do anything. I love them my sister tried Verizon and didn't like them nor AT&T.I don't have to worry about being over charged and my bill amount changing it's the same every month. They have the best plans out. People say there bils were high but I bet they were if you got a plan with less mins than what you talk. Plus when your almost at the point to where your mins are getting low with traveling or letting someone hold your phone and used most of your mins you can add 100 mins for $5 or up to 500 mins for $25 instead of 35-45 cent a min or not using your phone only at night or weekend.
My aunt has or should I say had T-Mobile before I referred her to Sprint with all the drop calls, no sevice, high bill, no insurance, and slow downloads. My cousin cant wait til her 2yr contract up to switch.
AT&T is high and have poor service.
Verizon over charge people so much and treat poorly to the point they have a Class Action Lawsuit aganist them on which I think they've settle on and most there customer will be getting money back .
T-Mobie, AT&T, Verizon do commercials on each other never Sprint so what dat says about Sprint? They can't be beat with there service.
I love the 30 day phone trial and before they get the phone back they'll ship out your new phone you've chosen and you get it the next 2 days and want be without a phone until they get it back like others and ah week or so late you send back in the phone you didn't like.
If you chk'd most customers only got $2.97 each back (and that was not every customer) and how do you know if they have poor customer service if you never had them? At least Verizon is big enough to correct a mistake. Sprint advertizes unlimited everything when it is not (it is only when using Sprint Towers) which means when you are roaming you are limited. Would they credit customers back for that, most likely not as they would'nt survive it and you would be looking for another carrier. They won't charge you they just cut off your service without warning, check your website. Sprint can't be beat because there is nothing to beat, as they use Verizon and AT&T (Probaly T-Mobile too) towers to provide roaming service which is limited. The other providers have worry free guarantees as well. As far as then not addressing Sprint in their commercials, as they don't even dent their sales and customer growth, not worthy of mention.
I will switch to Verizon in a heartbeat if they offer the 5gb data plan like their other smart phones. The 2gb data plan from AT&T is bullshiat. I pay the extra for tethering, it would be nice if I got an extra 1gb for the tethering. Cmon Verizon, do the right thing!
Should have got the very first Iphone when it came out. I am happily locked into an unlimited data plan with ATT.
Believe they are going to offer it as all the other smartphone that have come out now have it and would make sense to not include the iphone.
I'm on a Family Plan with 3 Iphone 4s. All of us have Unlimited Data+Unlimited Text ALL for less then $200.00. I'm pretty sure Verizon will NEVER...have a plan like the one I'm currently on with At&t nor will any OTHER carrier give us this. So I'll stick with At&t, and YES..I've had Sprint,T-Mobile. I'm no fan of CDMA and like to be able too look @ maps AND..talk on the phone @ the same time, and Currently Sprint AND Verizon CAN'T do that. DOESN'T Matter WHAT phone you have.
Me too! That is why I will never switch but NEVER EVER decide to change anything on your plan because your grandfathered in unlimited pricing will go out the window and you will have to pay for barely any data use.
I have 5 lines with Verizon...3 which are smartphones. Those 3 have unlimited data plans...All lines have unlimited texting. Our bill is only 180 dollars.
$90 - 3 smart phones x $30 for internet
$70 for the cheapest family plan
$30 to add 3 phones onto the line.
$100 for text (5000 texts¹ and Unlimited Mobile to Mobile Texting² $20/month/line) That was according to verizon
That's $290, not including taxes.
why lie to make it sound like you're getting a deal?
Actually NW 700 min with unlimted text
$99.99 first two lines
9.99x3 remaining three lines+ $29.97
29.99x3 for unlimited data=89.97
Still a deal because it's more than 550 min and the plan can be changed and don't have to worry about losing unlimited data. Possibly has an employer discount who knows, that's for Verizon
Oops, AT&T and Verizon have the same pricing plans except for data with AT&T which is no longer unlimited. So don't go changing your phone or you lose that unlimited data. Plus the new customers don't have the advantage of it, gotta think beyond yourself as you are not the only AT&T customer. Let's See you have a 1400 min plan with unlimited text for $110 for first line $9.99x2 for each Secondary line and $30 unlimited data= $219.98. Sorry that means you have a 700 min plan with unlimited txt on all lines for $90 primary line= $199.98. Unless you have that obsolete 550 min plan for $50 for primary line=$159.98 which also only allows 3 lines and does not have the A-list. Am I right? Close?
Well folks a I-Phone On the Verizon system, interesting
For the majority of you, me being one of them, with "iffey credit" be prepared.
Most likely most of you were able to sign up for att service with little or no "DEPOSIT".
That won't be happening when you switch to Verizon.
Unless you have a credsit score of 700 or above be prepared to plunk down a
1000 Dollar Deposit for each line if you want service any service from Verizon
My own expierence,
Att 2 lines(1 phone 1 air card 500 dollar deposit total
Verizon 2 lines 1 phone 1000 dollar deposit
1 air card 1000 dollar deposit total 2000 dollars deposit
Sprint 3 lines no deposit
sprint dosent have 3g nor 4g service in my area
Heed the warning.
Then watch your credit, the deposit is also given back to you after a year if i'm not mistaken. PLus there's no $1000 deposit for a cellphone unless your credit report has a guy standing there with his arms out asking for money just to see it because it's that bad.
No 3g service? Damn where do you live?
the whole call and network use has never attracted me in the least. its most definately not a feture that gets my attention. From what i see its just a bragging feture because i have yet to see anyone even use it after they get the phone. so that feture is well useless maybe might use it like three times a year but nahh i just cant see how thats a big selling point.
Wow people... just read and listen to yourself. You are disagreeing over divices that subject to change everyday. All those phone companies are in ties somehow with each other. Sprint is old school so it has all the things that Verizon is upgrading to now. All Sprint is doing is coming out with new things that it doesn't already have. Apple (MAC) and Verizon will one day team up and will make a lot of people mad only because they are stuck in their MAC is better than Verizon ways. All of this go back to the days of FORD vs CHEVY... DELL vs MAC... and Sprint vs AT&T. It's another way for companies to get people to argue their style and ways but if you look at what its doing to us... you wouldn't worry about who got the better what. For example... 17 Sarah driving home with her friends in the car on her phone (talking, searching the web, and trying to text her other friend) is not paying attention to the road. And we use to worry about just those drunk drivers. No matter what you say about each others companies... there are still going to be new creations and new laws to stop them when it comes to those behind the wheel. If you were born before the date of 1985 you would remember the two way pager that Sprint had before phones came out with texting. That was the only way you would send a written message through a divice and it wasn't a phone ;-) now every phone you know out there has texting. Sprint is like a Chrysler 300 and Verizon is detailed to be a Rolls Royce Phantom. You are paying a lot of money for something that looks good but they both do the same thing... get you from A to B. Take this from someone who travels the world a lot and have had Sprint (dime a minute)... AT&T (reach out and touch someone)... Cingular (roll over minutes lol)... NexTel (churp)... and now Verizon for going on 6 years. Its been a lot of changes around the world and only a few companies are trying to keep up with it. Take those notes down.
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att's slogan should be "erasing the bar," not raising the bar. att sucks!
I don't think that Verizon should get an Iphone4 because they have horrible service and they are trying to be better than at&t but they cant cause they have better service .
I have been with SPRINT for 11 years now.
My personal experiences have been pretty good and that is the only reason I have been with them for 11 years.
We have 8 lines and have not had many problems with their service.
As a matter of fact, their customer service has been great to us, especially when we were in need of a replacement phone.
They ship one right out with a return kit for the old one.
Our contracts are up soon and so we will consider Verizon, but the pricing difference may not be worth it. A don't want a 30-35% increase in my bill just to say I have Verizon.
That is $170 a month, $1,410 a year. . .
The con is a huge big fat lie. I think people are not paying attention here. i am able to talk to someone on speaker phone look up an address and browse the internet, all things i have done, while on my Droid on the Verizion network. If i'm correct the droid uses the same technology chip that they are putting into the Iphones. Load of doo doo.
Having said that, i still wouldn't buy an iphone over the endless possibility of android phones.
i have been reading the reviews and comments about carriers the honest truth they all have faults crappy service in some area due to the most part of towns and counties preventing companies from placing "eye sore" towers in these coverage gaps.
and i know i have worked for several telecommunications companies from land line service to wireless including altell cellular one and att
i use sprint and have no issues where i live they do very well att and t mobile not so well. but hey 20 miles down the road the coverage changes i lose a little signal with sprint but i had att phone for my job and it did better.
and the next point sprint was expressing 4g services in place almost a year before att or verizon but must like when 3g came out roughly 3 years ago 3 g coverage was only really avaialabe in major cities and even then it was limited because of the equipment change over to process the signal.
will the iphone be a game changer for verizon honestly in some areas yes in others no the lack of duel data and voice usage at the same time. for that the gsm technology is much better and this is utilized by att and t mobile.
lol at you verizon and ATT trolls.
You get so ripped off with your bills each month, it's so funny.
I pay $15 dollars per month. I use tmobile and get unlimited text, because texting is the only thing I do. If I want minutes, i just add credit. I use less than 30mins per month. meaning it brings my total bill to $18 a month.
Have fun getting jerked by them!
Well, then you must be some geeked up, no life, no wife, no girl having troll, if you only text. Works great for you but one day the world of warcraft is gonna end or maybe you'll just team up with Leeeeroy Jenkins!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm a Verizon customer, but I already did an upgrade of my phone this year. Will verizon give discounts to exisiting customers for the advantage of the new iphone?!
you're pissing in the wind even thinking about it.
verizon doesn't give you anything early, or discounts on anything.
Just curious, are the GSM and CDMA networks compatible? I mean, can a CDMA phone sent a SMS text message to a GSM phone and visa versa? I heard that this is one downside to having two systems in the US. I live in Europe where GSM is king. All carriers communicate with each other; fees are exactly the same regardless of who you call or text. I've tried texting one of my brothers on his Sprint phone and it does not go through. AT&T and T-Mobile, both GSM, are fine.
Also, the signals here are great. I can travel anywhere and in the 15 years I've had my GSM mobile, I've never ever had a dropped call. The US seems to be lagging behind the rest of the world on this one.
yes we are.
any GSM phone cna be used on any GSM carrier. A CDMA phone cannot be used on a GSM carrier, same goes for the opposite.
They can talk and text each other with no problems.
CDMA is an old technology, and a way for the greedy verizon bastards to subject you exclusivly to their phones. even if you have a phone that you had that was CDMA on Sprint, you still can't use it on Verizon even if it is unlocked. As you know, that isn't the case with GSM phones and their carriers. That is another reason why I will never get verizon or sprint.
I also find it incredibly hard to understand, though someone explained it to me, why in the US you get charged for incoming calls and texts. In most of the world you don't pay when someone calls or texts you. I was told it's because of the phone number protocol. Europe and maybe Asia, leap-frogged over the antiquated US technology (which once was the world leader) and assigned separate protocols to landlines and mobiles. You can tell the difference by looking at the numbers, as a matter of fact. In the US the system cannot recognize the difference between the two so the charges apply as they are. I find it hard to believe that with technology the way it is, computers can't differentiate between a call coming over a cell network and a landline system and can charge fees accordingly. Here, if you call a mobile from a landline you are charged a premium, same for calling a landline from a mobile.
Well then I guess u're SOL kuz there are more companies in the US that uses CDMA than GSM. But I do feel your frustration. To John556, you must not pay attention to a lot of things in the cell phone world. US Cellular, Sprint/Nextel, and a few others do offer unlimited in-coming calls. And spring everything plans starting at their 69.99 plan on up offers unlimited talk to other mobile phone regardless of carrier. And ATT has a set of plans where if you have their land line services mobile to any ATT land line is free... So no their systems no how to tell the difference between land line and mobile
exactly, John. That is spot on. I have lived in South America (Peru specifically) and Spain as well (I'm American). You can't tell the difference between a land line and a mobile number here in the States.
However, the mobile companies here are a croc-of-shit, because they still know if you are getting an incoming call or text. Some companies offer (for a fee obviously, because nothing is free in America), free incoming calls.
Bottom line, in America, we get ripped off with cellphones. You can get them cheaper, but people won't take the time to find them.
I only pay $15 dollars per month with Tmobile prepaid, on my sony ericsson k850i. Granted, it is a text only plan. If I want minutes, I add credit. I only use about 30mins per month, so I only pay $18 per month.
However you can get a data plan on prepaid with a smart phone for 50 per month, and just unlock an iphone (although ATT says they wont do it, USA just passed a law making it legal and if you threaten them, they will do it. You just have to know the law). People are to lazy to bother to try and figure it out.
For what u use ur phone for you're on the rite plan, but for $3 less if you're now only in the US and aren't always leaving the states virgin mobile can offer unlimited text and 300 mins(that's including tax). Your very open minded about phones and I agree with you about unlocking phones 100%. But you need to not be so close minded about carriers and their plans they offer. Yeah nothing in this world is free that's not just here in the US. Plus no one said anything about free (as far as the carriers), but companies like Virgin, Boost, Sprint, and T-Mobile (to name a few) do have the best unlimited data ( that's including text) and voice for the best price. Unlike ATT and Verizon you're bound to pay less than 90 for talk and unlimited text and data (that also includes GPS, TV, and Radio for Sprint) and (depending on tax rates in your area) way less than $150 $160 for unlimited everything. So don't be so quick to speak with out doing your homework
Actually you can and that's why you have different rates for International calls to mobile phones and landlines if you make them. Plus if you read a damn detailed phone bill it shows where the call originated from and if it was incoming or outgoing. There was still a service provided using the network and its towers to complete the call either way. Know what you're talking about if you want to represent the United States with your bitter responses. Read the other post and ask your European friends about how much they pay for cellular service. I'm a military brat and was in the military as well, so I've use TIM, Vodafone, and I forget the providers in Korea and Japan but their pricing was very expensive much more than in the U.S. As far as when you threaten them to unlock a phone and they do (U.S. does not condone threats to conduct business, poor choice of wording), you unlock it and the phone doesn't have the capabilties it's supposed to because it operates on that network of the provider you just "threatened". So all that fuss was for nothing as you have the phone but doesn't do everything it supposed to, oh and you have to be a current customer with the company that carries the phone you are trying to threaten. Don't have to provide service to someone that is not a customer. If you're gonna claim to know the law and the lil in and outs, know it all before putting a foot in your mouth giving out all that half true bad information. $50.00 for data hell its only $29.99 unlimited with Verizon. Guess you were too lazy to find that out or you didn't receive the text! @bizzy817, I like that you are more open-minded but you get what you pay for, read the fine print, especially Sprint. They are not truly unlimited.
In the meantime, my friends in Europe pay five times more then what I pay in US and in Verizon I have excellent service. People in Europe DON"T TALK because cell phone talking IS EXPENSIVE. In America I pay for 3 phones in plan $100 per month and we can't stop talking and texting . In Europe I would pay for the same at least $400. PEOPLE! Everybody there is mostly texting , you barely will hear anybody for more then 10 minutes talking at the time. So pleeeease before you start criticizing US know that many of us live there/travel from time to time and we know what Europe is.
Doesn't anwer the question. Texting works just fine just as well as the calls between the networks, the downfall is that is while in the U.S. 4G/LTE will address that for Verizon and Jwestham will still be stuck behind a computer with his avatar texting somebody about how he just became a 12th level warlord or something to that extent. LMFAO.
I will have to say that I had sprint service about 7 years ago and it was the worst service that I ever had....I always had a bill that was over $150 and Sprint put an account block on me so that if my bill was to exceed $180 my phone service was disconnected. I then would have to pay the bill in full, pay a $40 reconnect fee, and go about 4-5 hours without telephone service...after three months in a row of them doing that to me I finally went to U.S. Cellular. I would love AT&T but my area doesn't have good coverage. I also have many friends with Verizon but I think their plans are too expensive compared to us cellular.
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If you had them that long ago you really can't make a judgment then. Since you left, the company has went thru several changes one being a new CEO. And they didn't put that block there that automatic it's called a spending limit. But yea I can't fault you for leaving I remember during those days I wanted to leave too lmao. But I stayed and they've gotten better.
Well don't go to AT&T then either, their pricing is the same as Verizon.
only mexicans use sprint
Right, mexicans and large companies. More fortune 500 companies use Sprint, especially now, with the value of Sprint's plans. Also most manufacturing businesses use Nextel's direct connect in factories because the infrastructure is easy to upgrade to boost coverage.
That's BS, I bet the person who runs the company you work for has sprint, you red neck
I will undoubtedly be the first one to buy the verizon IPhone if the wi fi hotspot will allow me to play my PS3 online with my son....and if it isn't a huge cost with a minimal data plan!! anyone have any insight on this?
Yes I do, DON'T. U're settin urself up for failure if one of the reasons u want it is to use the WiFi feature for online game play. U're going to have a very wishy washy connection. I love the PS3 and the PSN, so I hate sayin this, but the PSN already lags on online game sometimes (unfortunately more than that wack a** Xbox 360) on a strong wireless DSL, Cable, or U-Verse broadband, and LAN connection. So to depend on a phone like the IPhone which is already know for a poor voice and data signal thats going to increase your chance in more lagging or even getting disconnected. And no offense but if ur a COD fan I'd hate to be in your game lobby then kuz u mite cause the rest of us to experience those same problems. If anything get one of Verizon's WiFi hot Spots or there's one I can't remember the name of off hand but is a prepaid 4g WiFi Hotspot for $50/mo. Otherwise ATT, Charter, Comcast, ect.
I would never recommed it as it is limited. If you want the connection for gaming never go hotspot on a phone or mobile broadband. Just get cable, dish, u-verse that is unlimited. And the PS3 connection does suck and that's why it does compare to the 360
ok i live on the east coast and i had att for close to 4 years. i had good service but they have really no good phones except of course the iphone. recently i switched to virgin mobile (prepaid sprint) for a $25 a month plan i got the samsung intercept a touch screen android and with that $25 dollar plan you get unlimited data text and 300 minutes, and ive never lost signal so you whatever you wanna go for get it there are pluses and minuses to all networks just suck it up and deal with it.
I HAD Sprint before and they have the worst customer service ever. They were so horrible i paid the penalty to drop my service before my contract was over. I would NEVER deal with Sprint ever again. I experience too many drop calls and hidden charges, NEVER again
Verizon suck!!! I'm not getting the iphone from them.
i think there ok just don't buy them right now because they are have technacial diffucltes so u can buy them just not right now
I don't get the comment in that article that states your bill will be lowered by switching to verizon. I've reviewed the plans and it always comes out more when you go with Verizon. Verizon is the most expensive network if you want all the feature, text,data, ect.
yes they are, very expensive.. shitty cstmr svr and trouble with there network just like att
well vzn states it has the best network, as customer ive had to different phones, there network sucks.... id like to see what happins after all said and done
Go to a corp store and have them update you software I bet there will be a difference
Thank you, most people complaining never get the assistance as the networks uopgrade and phones get older you have to update software or your roaming capabilities to pick up towers and signal. Two different phones how far between, and customer service always sucks when you don't get what you want doesn't. If they gave you a new phone everytime you complained about something they'd be the best thing since sliced bread. After it's all said and done Verizon will still stand tall as the nations best network and their will always be competitors that offer service cheaper and that's what you'll get get; cheaper service as you get what you pay for.
I have been with sprint for over 5 years now and i would not switch if someone paid me. Sprint offers the best data everything plans hands down. I have 3 lines with unlimited data and 1500 any mobile min (who calls land lines now anyway??) for $130 a month. Also with CDMA phones you can talk and surf the web you just have to have a wifi connection. Its nice that the iphone is offered thru verizon but I prefer my android evo:)
Thank you, please tell 'em android based phone are by far better than that IPhone everyone's going so crazy over. Plus the Iphone isn't even insured. Instead of worrying about how much data and service for the phone is going to be they should be worried about weather or not its going to be insured under Verizon's Insurance company. There's no way I'm paying 200 or 300 for a phone thats not insured hell accidents do happen
The Verizon HotSync feature means nothing to me. If you're smart enough to have a jailbroken (gives you the Cydia Store) iPhone 4 you can do all of the things the competition claims can't be done on an iPhone 4. For example, I use Facetime over the 3G network using an app called "My3G" which is only available through Cydia. I can turn my iPhone 4 into a WiFi hotspot which can allow up to 5 devices to connect using an app called "PDANet" also available through Cydia. Of course there's also utilities available through Cydia that even make the phone app work better and so much more. Too bad I'm not getting a kick back for this free advertisement about Cydia, huh?
LOL, lmao. You right and too bad you went with an Iphone instead of an android based phone. Especially considering the majority of all the apps that crappy IPhone has they have, and u wouldn't have been limited to only apple.... I'm sorry
Yeah but the people that listen to you should give you a kick back in the pants, cause when you do that you void your warranty which means if something happens to the phone even with the crazy insurance and apple policies you can't get it replaced. Always a shortcut somewhwere but in most cases worth more trouble than the shortcut, how much a iphone brand new, about $5-600 right. Unlock if you want to and just unlock your piggy bank too!
I have had Verizon (and it predecessors)since 1987. Started oiut with the old bag phone on the car seat!! Would not change to any other. Stood next to a T-mobile person the other day, they had only 2 bars while I had 4 bars!! They should make all phones available to all 4 major carriers. I would like to have a HTC Evo 4G, but I will be dammed if I am going to T-Mobile to get one!! Make them all available to all of us and let us choose which service we want to go to!! My .0265473 cents worth!!!
EVO 4G is on Sprint.
LOL dudes rite tho the best two phones on the market to close out 2010 is on sprint's 4g network, and thats the Samsung Epic and HTC EVO. Tho a person could get these phones unactivated and unlock them to put on an account of a carrier they so choose is would have to be a CDMA carrier only seen as tho they're not GSM compatible. ATT, T-Mobile, ALL-Tel are examples of GSM. Sprint, US Cellular, and Verizon are examples of CMDA carriers.
Ok here is how I see. Spint lets you pay for your phone in your monthly billing, service is not great and customer service is worse. But if you dont have $300.00 to spend on a phone right away you can pay as you go.Verizon makes you pay for anything up front and there is no set price, as you can go to any of their stores and find a different price at each place. Believe me I checked this out. Their annual upgrade is deceiving and is never what any of their associates say it is. They say you can get a free upgrade. Which is NOT TRUE, you can get an upgrade but it is not free. They will sell you on everything in the store. OR You can go to Best buy and get a better insurance/replacement plan than verizon even comes close to. Verizon phone service is better than Sprint but still not the best. The rest of the carriers are for the customers who dont want anything more than a phone and those who do not use it on a basis of their only phone. T-Mobile is at the bottom of the barrel where I live (Ohio) Virgin mobile is not far from it either. So where I live it is Verizon. But if there is anyone out there who wants to be a millionaire start a company that has a platform of service service service. Not so many bells and whistles as most of us want something they can count on and not so much glam and glitter.
Virgin Mobile is a pre paid carrier backed by sprint. 2nd if you really did your research T-mobile does have a 3g and 4g network. Not the bottom of the barrel, thanks.. I have family that stays in Ohio and when my mom and sister was up there early June last year they had no problems with their sprint service neither. You must not have been with sprint in a while that's all that is. And every company does offer free upgrades, so that is true, it's just not every phone is a free upgrade, but they still have an upgraded price for every phone, and the only thing you pay is a activation fee either up front or on your next bill. And no monthly phone prices are set by corporate so they should all be the same price, better yet they will all be the same price. Now phones are a different story considering corporate stores will have their prices and online prices, and authorized retail store such as Best Buy, Radio Shack, and so forth will have their own on store and online prices. Oh FYI every carrier makes you pay for your phone in your monthly bill thats why instead of paying 500 and 600 for most of these top phones you only pay 150-300 for upgrades or new 2yr agreements. Thats why unlike virgin, boost, and cricket u dont pay only 50/mo for unlimited
No you went to authorized retailers like Costco, Best Buy, Wireless Zone, you know the ones that say cellular sales or authrized reatailer for Verizon Wireless. You have to go to corporate stores that say just Verizon Wireless and that's it and you'll see the same pricing. Good job on the research though incorrect results provided. You can get a free upgrade depending on the phone you choose. Don't think you're gonna get a Droid X which is $559.99 full retail before tax for free. You can get it though for $199.99 after a mail-in reabte and maybe $149.99 if you had a new every two credit with anew two year contract agreement. At the end of the day this is a business and a profit has to be made. You can't go into a car dealership with your old toyota for 5 years that gets paid off, trade it in and ride out with the new toyota camry for free now can you. If so take me where you get your cars!
I've had all major carriers as well. T-mobile has terrible service and AT&T is way to expensive for what they have to offer. Verizon has great coverage, but way to expensive. That why I have Sprint, its cheaper than Verizon and has been making strides at improving their network and the company its self.
I thought I would chime in here to provide some feedback in case you're thinking of going iPhone with Verizon. There are some things you need to know.
1st, I've been a Verizon user since before they became Verizon (when GTE merged w/Bell Atlantic). I've had spectacular service & coverage for years.
2nd, I'm an Apple Stockholder, fan & Mac/iPod Touch User, love Apple & the devices. And, I feel that if it weren’t for Apple, the industry would still be in the flip-phone stage.
We've all heard the debates of AT&T users vs. Verizon users. I frequently blog in various forums & while I hear "my AT&T is great" or "my AT&T has lousy reception" or "my Verizon is great," etc., (you get my point), it ALL really comes down to the phone/device.
Overall, it appears flip-phones have done the best, for reception, for both companies. Most of the reception issues really do pop up with the iPhone (still due to antenna placement in the phone, which is not changing for Verizon) and Smart-phones due to the massive amount of programming competing for reception & data signals.
3rd, I'm a Droid X user and I belong to the Verizon Forum, but I also belong to the Motorola Test Group; testing software updates prior to their release. Overall, the Droid X has performed well, as many of the Android devices have.
So, here's some info you should know. A recent article stated: "A nice consolation prize, however, will come in the form of the iPhone 4's personal hot spot capabilities, which will allow the handset to share its 3G connection with up to five other nearby Wi-Fi devices (probably for an extra fee)."
Several of the new Droid capable phones offer this; including the Droid X & Incredible. This is extra $ of course, as it will probably for the iPhone. For the Verizon Droid X, it is $20/mo. So, I pay $32/mo for phone, $29.99/mo for Data plan (which you must have) & $20/mo for the hot-spot capability. Know that "hot-spot capable" is different than standard "wi-fi capable." WiFi allows you to connect to any wireless network: coffee house, friend’s home, etc. Whereas, the 3G or hot-spot allows your phone to be the modem, per se, and allow up to five other uses to jump on your network. If you travel with a laptop, you'd use the phone to get to the Internet.
Now that said; THERE ARE ISSUES WITH THE HOT-SPOT CAPABILITIES!!! As I noted above, I sit on the Verizon & Motorola Test Forums. The Droid X, like other Android devices, is bumping people off the Internet (disconnecting the 3G Hot-Spot feature) within 2 mins of use. THIS IS NOT A VERIZON OR AT&T ISSUE. In fact, from most of us in the Motorola & HTC forums, it appears to be A MOTOROLA/HTC ISSUE. It is well documented and there is no word when this will be resolved.
Verizon/AT&T have been very helpful with tech support to get folks to try hard resets or changing channels, but it does not solve the issue.
I trialed my Droid X 3G Hot Spot feature against my current Verizon MiFi 2200. The MiFi beats the Droid X 3G feature by leaps & bounds. Therefore, I canceled the 3G aspect of the Droid & cut the $20/mo from my bill until the issues are resolved.
While Verizon's iPhone 4 data plans are not yet available for cost comparison, I agree with what I'm hearing that it will probably run equal to the current plans of $29.99/mo. You should know, the data plans for Verizon's Smart Phones is limited to 2 GB/mo download. Word is the iPhone will be the same.
Additionally, the Verizon MiFi is $59/mo, but you get 5GB/mo download and Verizon is going to raise it to 10GB for an additional cost. There’s talk the plans are also to go as high as 20GB. There are NO plans to offer an increase in GB download on the Smart Phone data plans; limiting you to 5GB.
Lastly, while I like my Droid X, my LG flip phone had far better reception. It’s not a big enough issue to make me go back, but worth noting to future 3G users. Again, you have to realize the Smart Phones are just so much more complex.
If you’re dying for the iPhone w/Verizon, just keep what I’ve said in mind when you think about paying for the 3G Hot Spot plan. You might want to wait, then when it gets better, just activate that part of the plan.
Hope this helps.
I'm sorry to hear you an apple fan, but I'm not mad at u for being a stockholder for that company. But I just wanted to correct u on something u said. Give respect and props where due. Apple was not the first to make a touch phone it was LG. Also a lot of the styles and devices along with software, etc, for phones in the US are last years models and are out of date. The countries overseas have phones a lot more advanced than ours. Take video Calls for example, phones in Japan were already coming with that feature back in 06' if not earlier. Hell they were using that feature in Fast in the furious Tokyo Drift. And the nokia n95 had this feature which is a phone that's been out since 04. So please don't disrespect the other brands, thanks
Sprint is not a bad company but personally I don't like them! you don't pay your bill on the due date your phone gets cut off right away and you will be charged late fees right away and the customer service over the phone, its a giant joke and a half!! At&t never have good reception if your going thru a mountain pass. Verizon is a bit expensive compared to the rest but you pay for what you get EXCELLENCE!!
That's why u call and set up a billing arrangement, as long as u don't go over ur spending limit they wont shut u off. Duh next time u sign a contract pay attention u might learn something.
But why have a spending limit, Duh. It's your phone your service don't tell me I can use my phone until I hit $150 dollars then shut me off without warning and charge me extra to reconnect. At least other providers will let you spend and if you don't pay you get a warning before you are shut off and can set up payments arrangements. Some even allow you to set alerts for when you reach a certain limit. And how can you set up and arrangement to retain service if they already turn you off without any warning, DUH!!!
Simply Verizon could be very expensive and I have experienced both AT&T and SPRINT services as well as the cheap brands like METRO PCS and CRICKET. I liked all these services but there are some devices that just simply ruin the satisfaction of a customer with their cell phone. Sprint has very afforbale pricing but as I said the service sometimes is very bad but its afforable. AT&T is a great carrier they have been very famous for the iPhone sales and as well afforable serices but the phones they have arent the best thats why there so cheap. Verizon is pretty expensive and has a very satifactional service they have phones that have made them seem like they suck but technically they have very good service towers but as i said they have high pricing but yes sometimes their customer service suck as well as any other carrier but if think about it they all do the same they all have there features that will make them look good as well as bad but ill really stick with VERIZON even tho there pricing is high but its how they say YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET!!
You pay for what you get, then realize that Verizon and AT&T have the same pricing plans!! How can AT&T be cheap if Verizon is expensive?
Sprint should be called "Crawl" with their horrible service and dropped calles, T-Mobile should be called "Immobile", and verizon wireless should be called "verizon wire-mess." AT&T is the best - 5 bars all the time and because I'm deep with rollover minutes it might as well be an unlimited plan. Ha!
Rollover minites only for six months to a year and if you change your price plan then you can only carry over a months worth. I think you been sippin too much HenDawg!!!
I have used smartphones since before the iPhone existed, and I have an iPhone now.
I think Apple had a great racket going by having the iPhone only available on AT&T. The slow internet access and dropped calls could be blamed on AT&T. But as AT&T users with other smartphones can attest, these issues are not from AT&T but are issues from the iPhone itself.
By allowing the phone to be available on Verizon, people are very quickly going to figure out that dropped calls and internet slowness are the iPhone's fault and not the fault of the network. Unless the next version of the iPhone fixes these things, this may be the beginning of the end of the iPhone.
AT&T is the best in basically all aspects! Screw Sprint. Screw T-Mobile. Screw Verizon for CDMA where you can't talk and use the internet at the same time. I've been happy with AT&T, only dumb bullsh*t that they've done is put a limit on data. $25 for 2GB of data $15 200mb. That's gay as hell. I'm lucky that I already have been with AT&T for over 8 years, so I get to keep my unlimited data plan. For the new customers-- what the hell can you do with only 2GB? As far as the iPhone. Yea, HotSync is a nice feature for the Verizon iPhone, but just so that you iPhone AT&T customers know. If you jailbreak your iPhone...Go into Cydia... Download "MyWi". It turns your iPhone into a Wifi hotspot just like HotSync or even AT&T's teathering servers for only a one time fee of $9.99 instead of AT&T's high price monthly.
See previous comments about the warranty, then your genius turns into stupidity.
is it me or is his first "but wait" moment totally false... I mean i can get on internet and talk on my droid x... why wouldnt they do this for the iphone
Um, the second half of this article basically just repeats the first half....The Verizon version of the iPhone 4 won't offer much more than the 4 on AT&T...Verizon will probably get their 4G network going strong before AT&T does, so that could be a factor with the iPhones 5 and 6. I personally only fault AT@T mainly for their lethargy in getting their networks upgraded in places that have a good numbered population in them, taking away one's ability to have the faster data speeds in them. If Verizon proves to have better coverage in these areas, I may think about going to them once my contract with AT&T is up in 2012.
Reply to Steelersgirl, though I love the fact that you are a Steelers fan, I have to shut you down like their defense does against the run. You are completely incorrect about no charge for Sprint carriers using Verizon towers. They have an allowance of data and min allowed when not on Sprint network towers. How do you think they get such coverage? Using AT&T and Verizon Towers. Check your terms and conditions and it will hit you like a Lamarr Woodley or James Harrison sack (without the flag or fine for an illegal hit of course!!)
I spoke with a Verizon Tech today about upgrades for my phone. Besides the issue of the cost and such. I found out that 4G LTD is just the internet and the voice is 3G. CDMA is splitting the voice and data for this reason and to make matters worse when 4G voice comes out 3G goes away and everyone will need to replace their 3G phone including iPhone. You may use Skype on the 4G LTE data portion of the iphone but It will use Mbytes.
You heard wrong or only heard what you wanted to hear then. 3G is not going anywhere as 4G phones will be backwards compatible as 4G is not scheled to cover the continental U.S. until 2013/14. Current 4G is for Mobile Broadband but the 4G phones are coming soon if you paid attention to the CES conference in Las Vegas last week. The HTC Thunder Bolt is the leader and there were other by samsung and motorola slated for this summer. You don't have to replace anything right now and when 4g does come most will be elgible to upgrade evn if they do it this year.
I think it would be helpful if everybody would mention what state they are in if they are talking about their reception. I have a feeling a trend would emerge that would indicate what areas each wireless provider has the better service in.
I have tried all the major wireless providers and have found Verizon to have the best coverage, by far! They also have the most knowledgeable technicians by far, as well!
I am deeply disappointed that the fastest wireless service is not yet available on this iphone 4 for verizon and that you can't call and surf the internet at the same time! this is basically 2 steps back in technology and will be the reason i will not yet upgrade to verizon after waiting so long for a Verizon iphone! how very disappointed I am in Verizon!
Herb Raskin, NJ
My company just upgraded my broadband card to that uses the Verizon 4g LTE network. It works great. Speed is up to par. Verizon has something brewing with there 4g network. Verizon has and always will be the top carrier, With both customer service and coverage.
Ok let me straighten this out for all of you consumers out there who's commented about each carrier. From someone who has sprint and ATT cell phone service and who's sold ATT, Sprint, Tmobile, and has even had Verizon service before I think I speak for everyone when I say hands down Sprints the best out of all major US carriers hands down, especially data service. Even when you can make a call you still can get data service thru them. It's true that at one time before their current CEO took over customer service was the worst, but has completely improved. ATT has the best voice service around, when they say the cover 97% of the country that's no lie. I bet it you go up in the mountains no other GSM or CDMA service will work. When it comes to Verizon I never wanted to leave tho that I will admit they had the best customer service I've ever experienced by far. Of course for those of you on the west coast you probably don't like ATT service depending on what phone you have considering not every phone under their service works that good out there, but I bet if u have I samsung or nokia phone it u'll change your mind. Never compare neither of these three carriers to T-mobile, simply because its still minor league compared to the top three carriers. And no thats not an opinion, that's a fact. Sprint, ATT, and Verizon are the top three carriers here in the US u can google that. Don't get me wrong tho over the past 2yrs T-Mobile has improved their voice and data services, but still unlike the other 3 still have a little ways to go here in the US. But one thing I'll correct T-Mobile isn't a small company and probably has a lot more money than the other three companies just because they're a giant company across seas. Oh and those store you all were complaining about charging u a fee to pay ur bill, don't blame the phone carrier for that, that fee has nothing to do wit the store u were in nor the phone provider. That was the service fee the third party who processed the payment charged. Even if you go inside a radio shack store (where I used to work) to pay a sprint bill the payment is process thru a third party called PreCash who charges a fee of $5. So dont fault the service provider kuz its not their fault, if u got a problem being charged a fee do wut everyone else in the 21st century do pay on online, duh... Oh and one more thing to the ppl who said Verizon service sucks, maybe u should've updated your software, same goes to the ppl who said the same about sprint.
They say 97% counting 2G and 3G and who really uses 2G anymore. Sprint is garbage and only has one phone the EVO 4G maybe two if you count the Epic that has anything to offer. Sprints network is garbage as they use AT&T and Verizon towers to provide (roaming) service that makes the unlimited everything plan limited as you read the terms and conditions you will see that you have a 800 min/300MB data limit when not on Sprint towers (how did you tell someone els who posted; read your contract and you might learn something). Remember Verizon's parent company is Vodafone which competes with TIM (T-mobile ;hence the name) parent company overseas. They may have money but are retarded to not spend it in the U.S. to better compete because with backing from TIM they could probaly be top 2 or 3. You do have valid points though, pay your bill online or from your cellphone, Verizon customers dial #768 send and you'll get a automated server that tells you your bill and allows you to pay immediately or set it up to draft as far as 7 days out from the date you called. No fees to do that.
The inability to use data and voice at the same time to me is not a big deal for many reasons. First, as a verizon customer, I don't have it now, so I won't miss it. Second, Verizon has said in many articles they are working on a fix for that. Third, if you are holding the phone up to your ear, you aren't gonna use data anyways. Forth, even though my third reason was silly, I don't really see myself wanting to use data and talk on the phone at the same time anyways. And Fifth, the way the hot sync feature works, if a phone call comes in, you hae the option of answering the phone, or ignoring it. If you answer it, your online session is on pause. I use this now, and it works fine. As far as 4G LTE, that isn't going to be everywhere until maybe 2012. It is in alot of major cities, but the coverage isn't anywhere near the 3G coverage, so your phone will be cycling down alot to 3G anyways for at least the next year or so. Very similar to what the ATT phone does when it doesn't have 3G, it cycles down to Edge. Now do you think Apple will come out with a 4G phone for ATT in June? When ATT isn't even going to be anywhere near rolling out their 4G network until the end of the year, or 2012? I do agree that Apple most likely will come out with the same phone for both carriers, but why would they do 4G in June, if ATT won't have 4G, and Verizon will not be totally rolled out with it yet?
And to say that not going 4G will make the iPhone seem old, I don't buy it. Apple fans will be happy with the phone no matter what. Apple stuck with ATT all these years even though ATT's 3G was horrible and their coverage sucked.
Indian companies like Reliance, TATA and Airtel is going to takeover Companies like ATT, VZ & Dishnetwork within matter of seconds once they make it here and we will finally save money.
I have an EVO, and I love the sprint service. My friend @ work has a verizon droid incredible, while my phone shows 5bars, her phone show 1bar. Also when talking to my girl friend who has an iphone 3gs, she is always dropping calls. One day in san francisco @ blondies pizza, she could not make a call due to no signals but guess what the evo saved the day. Try out the sprint service and you"ll love it, even the customer service is great contrary to what I read online.
1. Someone please visit sprint.com and check the coverage viewer, for some it works fine, for the other 90% of Americans there is no coverage, check the map yourself.
2. T-Mobile and Verizon seem to be decent, good companies for coverage. I have had neither so I can't bash either.
3. I have had AT&T since 1998 and happen to work for them temporarily right now. Customer service, we get trained weekly on how to personalize conversations with our customers and customer service is drilled into our brains. Independent research has shown that TMobile's 4G network is 40% slower than AT&T's 3G network and it is extremely limited on their coverage viewer. Verizon does not have 4G yet; they're 4G commercials are for 2 dataconnect cards, not cell phones. AT&T and Verizon are rolling out 4G/LTE at the same time later this year.
iPhone - The only "dropped call" calls I receive are from iPhone customers, coincidentally. I have the iPhone 4 myself and wouldn't trade it for any other phone ever; It's an "iPhone" but it's not perfect people. AT&T customers considering switching to Verizon: it is not guaranteed all the iPhone issues will be fixed just because it's on another network. This is wireless people, read your contracts: no carrier "guarantees" coverage on every spot you walk on down the street. AT&T is spending billions to keep the networks up-to-date. To my San Francisco/L.A. iPhone users, I feel for you. Most of the iPhone "dropped calls" calls come from this area, but please consider the amount of people who have this phone and the huge buildings in the area blocking signals to our towers and networks. Trust me, I feel for you, though. AT&T customers considering switching to Verizon for the iPhone will unfortunately incur pretty high ETFs, reason being is because an iPhone is worth $600, so you initially paid $200/$300 for the phone and you're paying $325 to cancel, which can make up any losses we may take. AT&T iPhone - GSM, which wont work on Verizon's CDMA network. Verizon's data: $15/150MB or $29.99/unlim data is "rumored" temporary to bring on iPhone customers who will be grandfathered into the unlim plan, but new users who come later for the Verizon iPhone will not have the unlim data option. AT&T $15/200MB or $25 2GB(2,048MB), 97% of our customers use less than 2,000MB per month and other users who have had unlim data $30 in the past can keep their plan.
AT&T Advantages: Rollover Minutes (keep your unused minutes, why not you're paying for them right), Talk/Surf the Internet/Msg/Email at the same time (no other carrier can do this), Change Price Plan at anytime (doesn't require a new contract), 97% Nationwide coverage, Hottest phones, Coverage in over 220 international countries (Verizon - coverage in over 40 international countries)...Sorry guys I may be a little biased lol but I'm not seeing the comparison!
Wrong AT&T is set to start 4G/LTE possibly at the end of this year maybe 2012 while Verizon is set to start launching 4G phones this summer. AT&T is just getting 4G technology as Verizon has had it for quite some time now and now it has been tested and unleashed for their cellular customers to enjoy soon. Verizon has had the unlimited data for quite some time now, definetely before the iphone (which was offered to Verizon first) was coming as blackberry have had them since their introduction, it was only AT&T who made the move to limit data, verizon just creeated a lower data option for lower end data users. m 97% of the users use that little data because AT&T has forced them too, or pay extra, rollover min only last for six months to a year and if you change your price plane you can only carry over 1 months worth of them to new plan. Why have rollover min if you have A-list (copy of Friends and Family) and Change your price plan for only $10 dollars more for and additional 600 minutes if you exceed you allowance and can change back to original plan when new cycles begins. The difference for of 1400 min price plan for both AT&T and Verizon is $20 dollars which qualifies you for A-list/Friends and Family . Then you're paying for rollover minutes you never use therefore lose, Verizon doesn't require a new contract to change plans, the pricing is the same for calling plans, have unlimited data for smartphone, nations most reliable network Coverage in over 220 countries as well, though all devices are not global capable (this will be solved with 4G/LTE) currently provide global travel program that provide a free loaner global capable device (only pay for what you use based on location, like AT&T), Hottest phones as AT&T only has the iphone, and Blackberry Torch rest are comparible if not less than what is offered at Verizon. Sorry, glad that this is only a temporary job for you, your bias has you missing the comparison and then the pasing of AT&T by Verizon
People that dont have VW believe that you cant do both at the same time. A man at a T-mobile Stand Asked me if I could do this with my droid X I said Yes. And to be honest I tried and It works. You can browse the Internet and Make A Phone Call With Data I Was Not Using A Wifi Network So Maybe its the Droid Or People Dont know there facts..
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