Thinking of switching to verizon from att iPhone 5 in Los Angeles.

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Just like the tittle says. I am contemplating switching to verizon from AT&T iPhone 5. I have an iPhone 5 on AT&T but I get a better price on verizon. Am I going to regret it. I have no complains on AT&T at all. I heard verizon LTE is a lot faster. Thank u.
     
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    I dunno... in Phoenix, Every time I have done side by side speed tests with VZW and AT&T on LTE, AT&T smokes Verizon every time speed wise. But Verizon will get you more coverage area..
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank u for your feedback. I heard that verizon has bad coverage, that didn't make sense to me because everyone else states verizon has better coverage. My friend was having a hard time connecting to the net and everything.
     
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    Yeah AT&T seems to have higher LTE data speeds in most places from what I've seen. Verizon just has better LTE coverage but it seems weak in buildings from my experience.
     
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    Thank u.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    My AT&T iPad 3 gets slower LTE speeds than my Verizon iPhone 5 in irvine, Tustin areas of Orange County.

    I've seen better Verizon coverage and speeds in my area based on friends iPhones.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for that input. I may just bite the bullet and do the verizon.
     
  8. macrumors 603

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    I'm in WeHo right now... Verizon does have okish coverage.. it's just slow. AT&T is faster.
     
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    What is your current data limit on AT&T? If unlimited I would really evaluate switching carriers.

    When comparing the two carriers you have speed, coverage, and functionality. Speed seems to favor AT&T. Coverage (LTE network size) Verizon. The AT&T iPhone will also have simultaneous surf and talk... Verizon iPhone 5 does not offer the functionality. So do the carrier differences justify the price point each one costs?
     
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    Also remember that if you frequently use data while on a call, you can't do that on Verizon. I'm no fan of AT&T, but that's one feature that keeps me from switching because I often access the internet while talking to someone.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank u. I live in Santa Monica

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    I don't have unlimited with At&t.

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    I don't find myself doing this very much. but thank you for the great input.
     
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    How are you getting a better price on verizon? Fan discount?
    Cause verizon is generally more expensive than any other US carrier.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not FAN, a different one. Not allow to discuss. But it's about $50 with 7gb data hotspot included.
     
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    Nice.
    That's a pretty sweet deal.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey so I went ahead and switched to verizon. I wanted to come back to the original thread and let everyone know about my experience. Well. I love it. My call quality is great, my Internet speed oh my god. Too good to explain. [​IMG]
     
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    awesome! Glad to hear it all worked out. Having reliable fast LTE is just too cool.

    Enjoy!
     

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