“2011: I was sitting at the Verizon iPhone event liveblogging, and I was ridiculously excited for what was about to be announced,” Jonathan S. Geller reports for BGR.
“The Verizon iPhone 4 performed decently at first, though… in the end, my personal experience with Verizon’s iPhone in and around New York City ended up being about the same as it was when I was on AT&T,” Geller reports. “This, combined with other advantages AT&T’s network has, has made me finally decide to switch back… I missed the ability to talk on the phone while data is still flowing (even though I hate talking on the phone). I missed AT&T’s extremely fast data speeds. I missed knowing that if I ever travel outside of the country, I don’t have to get a new phone (even though I hate flying — no, seriously, try me). I missed feeling like I’m in the digital age instead of the stone age.”
Geller reports, “It’s just true. One of the reasons Verizon’s network is so expansive and solid is because it’s old. Verizon has been building this same network out for ages and so it seemingly stretches beyond any other — but it’s built on an aging and extremely outdated cellular technology. Verizon is in the midst of rolling out its incredible new LTE network in an effort to get with the times, but until then, I’m tired of CDMA. I’m tired of the limitations. What network powers my MiFi? Verizon. What network has the most reliable and robust data offering? Verizon. What network do I want on my iPhone? For now, and I believe for the foreseeable future, it’s AT&T.”
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MacDailyNews Take: That’s completely opposite of our setup, but it’s really about what works for you in your area. We choose AT&T for data* (iPads) and Verizon for voice (iPhones).
*Not only is AT&T faster, but we have grandfathered-in unlimited data plans with AT&T that we want to keep for as long as possible.