AT&T's reaction to Verizon

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  1. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Isn't competition great?

    Now, if ATT/Verizon just lower their prices instead of talking...
     
  3. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    I agree. I think AT&Ts text messaging plans are too expensive and Verizon's Data plans are too expensive.
     
  4. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Pwn'ed. Now they need to whip out the CDMA vs. GSM Maps. " there's a map for that". Still AT&T needs to step up there reliability if they want to get into a pissing match with verizon or else it's gonna get ugly fast for AT&T.
     
  5. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    If Verizon actually gave a **** about my area and upped their signal from nil, i would consider this, but since i now have 3g here, and VZW hasnt done a thing here in 5 years even after buying alltel, its really a no brainer.
     
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    Dropped Calls is an item that AT&T casually did not mention in the image...
     
  7. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    I have never got on dropped calls with AT&T. I guess it's my area.
     
  8. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Agreed I don't want to pay 39.99 for minutes I'm not going to use. How about $30 for 300 mins like t-mobile....
     
  9. jackies35 macrumors newbie

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    EXACTLY!!!!
     
  10. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    There is parts of NYC that do well, but there are other areas where dropped calls is becoming way too common.

    I made a poll almost a month ago about AT&T's service, you'll notice there are some users from NYC that do experience a ton of dropped calls - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=791609

    Here in Philadelphia, AT&T is pretty darn good overall!

    No matter what, I still want a Verizon iPhone!
     
  11. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    The only network which lets you receive random MMS messages.
     
  12. milani macrumors 68000

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    At least with AT&T you have a network to fall back on when you get bumped off of 3G. What happens when you get bumped from a Verizon or Telus (in Canada) style network? CDMA? Nope. Good luck with that.
     
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    All this crap about dropped calls. Give it a rest. I've never had a dropped call and many haven't, as well.
     
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    If ATT is the fastest 3G, I would hate to see the others. :eek:
    Not sure which is better a supposed faster network with less coverage or a slower network with much more coverage?
    What makes ATT phones different. Heck it seems the iphone you can either talk or surf but not both. Maybe Iam doing something wrong.
    Coverage world wide, how about coverage in the US, like 15 minutes down the road from me.
    ATT #1 in customer service, yikes....the other mustreally suck:rolleyes:
     
  16. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    What?! Your arguement is invalid. 1xEVDO is EVERYWHERE in the US helm North America God forbid you loose EVDO you get bumped to 1xRTT. Verizon has more coverage than AT&T that's a well known fact.
     
  17. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    However, they have less coverage at my house which is all I care about. AT&T wins at home.
     
  18. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    Are you more worried about this or dropped calls?

    Dropped calls is a daily embarrassment that AT&T users experience. When you run a business, and your phone calls drop in an important conference call because you are on an iPhone (AT&T network) - you'll want to do something about it. It happens again, and you'll definitely do something about it.
     
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    It's very common in far too many areas. My aunt in Wisconsin can't call my mom on her iPhone and my friends with iPhones here in upstate NY have trouble often. 5 bars of 3G everywhere but dropped calls.... When I was in Florida by Disney however verizon was a JOKE same with AT&T.
     
  20. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    AT&T still has EDGE where 3G isn't available, so it's not like they don't completely have coverage. It seems like a almost win win situation. Faster service, and if not available, then slower coverage. But you still get an iPhone :D
     
  21. milani macrumors 68000

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    I would be more worried about loss of network connectivity altogether, even by (rather especially by) your example.
     
  22. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    I travel to Florida often and the AT&T coverage is by far better than Verizon's.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Good I'm glad it struck a nerve. AT&T needs to know they're not the only game in town. I can't wait for the new droid.
     
  24. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    No. AT&T has more coverage. Verizon has great coverage in the USA and only in the USA. AT&T has great coverage too at least in my area. They also have GSM cell towers in other countries, and won't have to sell you a "World Phone" like Verizon.
     
  25. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    I believe that those are actually the same price on both carriers. (At least the data plan is. $30 on either one.)

    Assuming someone travels enough to need it...

    If they buy a World Phone, they get the superior Verizon 3G coverage at home, and GSM 3G coverage overseas... with the option of using local SIMs, too, since Verizon will unlock the GSM side for that.
     

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