Sorry this is tldr cool story bro LOL ; for those who have the patience, I need your opinion, there might be something am missing before I decide on Friday. Thanks in advance. Place I live is among those with LTE coverage on Verizon. Have an IP4 32 GB white and am pretty close for a full upgrade and am good customer who never gave them a hard time lol except when I told them am gonna switch to Verizon since I want the iPhone 5 now and I'll save more if I pay ETF and get the iPhone 5 now at Verizon. For my needs, here's the rundown ... AT&T Pros: - Grandfathered unlimited data - they will call me on Friday for a full upgrade overwrite - better 3G and 3.5 G coverage everywhere (from what I heard/read) - can use data & voice at the same time Cons: - no LTE in my area (closest one is about 30 miles away in the west and when I head east about 45 miles away) - Facetime not included in my plan - have to pay cash for the hardware and all fees now - will not get it on launch day - iPhone 5 AT&T GSM version lost it's global phone edge vs. CDMA (as I travel a lot and will go to Japan / SEA / Europe in the next few months - they are where from what am reading the iP5 Vz version is more compatible there) Verizon Pro: - will be able to test iPhone 5 greatness on LTE - my area has LTE - will have a chance to get iPhone 5 on launch day (pre-ordered 64 GB white in Best Buy) for possibly 6 months thru 1 year no interest payment under my BB rewards account - no extra charge Facetime and Mobile hotspot included in their generic plan - for some bizzare reason, the iP5 CDMA version is the more global phone Cons: - more expensive and will lose unlimited data (though am qualified for 20% corporate discount) - made a BB pre-order mistake; I want a black iPhone 5 for a change since I own an iP4 white & the black iP5 looks gorgeous in pictures (maybe it's a blessing in disguise if "scuffgate" issue is true?) By principles, part of me wanted to leave AT&T because of some of their anti-consumers policies and data throttling but then I feel like Verizon is pretty much the same so should I wait for the unlock version? I used about 1.5 GB thru 2 GB of data currently at AT&T every month if I don't upload/download ton of pictures in FB, shutterfly Google+ etc or watch streaming videos in YT or netflix over the 3G network. I plan to be a data hog with an iP5 - am I stuck with AT&T? Would their 3.5 G coverage enough for my needs?