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

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  1. jasondono macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    dont forget you will lose out on your unlimited data.

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    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

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

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    unlimited data > talk and surf..
     
  6. LinksAwakener macrumors regular

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

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  9. myditka macrumors member

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    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 601

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    As said,this thread is FROM LAST YEAR.

    Hope it gets closed before more people waste their time.
     

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