$180 cheaper to switch to AT&T than to upgrade on Verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jasondono, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. jasondono macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I Just called Verizon to find out what my early termination charge would be. It's $270. To upgrade to the 4S on Verizon would cost $650. To switch to At&T would cost 270 plus 199, total of $470. So it would be a $180 cheaper to switch to At&t. I think the monthly was also lower on At&T. While I have been happier, overall on Verizon, it hasn't been that noticeable. I would be giving up unlimited data, but I use only about 1gb a month anyway. I pointed all this out to the verizon rep, and she said there was nothing they could do about it. Quoted 40% better reliability and tiered text message plans. Seems like a pretty easy decision for me. Am I missing something?
  2. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
    If they won't give you the early upgrade price (I think 450) then it's absolutely smarter to switch. Assuming reception is similar in your location, the AT&T device is far superior.
  3. paule350 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    dont forget you will lose out on your unlimited data.


    try emailing Verizon as well.. They offered me 100$ off on my other line i was trying to get the iphone 4s on that wasn't eligible.
  4. megapopular macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2007
    You'll also GAIN talk and surf capability while on cell networks.
  5. paule350 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    unlimited data > talk and surf..
  6. LinksAwakener macrumors regular

    May 31, 2011
    Not to mention even faster browse speeds since you can take advantage of AT&T's faux-G network.
  7. wordoflife, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

    wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Faster internet > unlimited data :p

    Seriously though OP, Vote with your wallet and take your business elsewhere. I'd switch to another carrier (if not AT&T,then sprint)
  8. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
  9. myditka macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2012
    ATT sucks in the main places I go, (Chicago, Vegas, L.A , and PHX) compared to Verizon where it has amazing coverage in these cities.
  10. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    You're in BK so should get LTE with either. Personally I'd switch. Spending a lot of time there and using both providers. They're equal to me.

    Think about who your most frequent contacts use. A lot of my contacts have AT&T so I don't need as much minutes due to free mobile to mobile in network.
  11. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    You just responded to a thread from last year. I hope the OP isn't stuck in a time warp and still deciding on whether to upgrade to the 4S. ;)
  12. rman726 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    Well at least the 4S is only $99 now, making it cheaper for him. :D
  13. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    Faster till what, 3.01gb? :D

    Verizon has to play by certain rules when it comes to their LTE. Google it and you will find your answer why Verizon is better than AT&T for LTE.
  14. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    As said,this thread is FROM LAST YEAR.

    Hope it gets closed before more people waste their time.

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