I have had it with At&t; Switching to Verizon to Rule the Air!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MortalDays, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. MortalDays macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone,

    I want to get everything out of mind so here it goes :D ...

    I am like 20 days away from finishing my At&t contract (w/ 3GS); I have been getting 10+ dropped calls per day (inside OR outside buildings) ever since March.

    So today, I tried giving the benefit of the doubt to At&t and went to the At&t store. The att sales rep hooked me up with a free microcell. When I get home to set it up, it turns out that the At&t Microcell network is down! I called 1800 number, and the At&t Microcell network is out indefinitely with no time estimation of a fix ("an Unknown issue"). Now I get a "FAILED mircocell activation text message and email" EVERY 5 mins (spams!)

    This is getting on my nerve. I am gonna switch to Verizon (getting perhaps the Thunderbolt for the time being before getting the iPhone 5 when it comes out in September! (I know this is going to cost a lot; but Verizon requires an internet enabled phone to signup for unlimited data.)

    Thanks for reading. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Why did you suddenly get dropped calls? I would have asked why the network just went to **** since march. Oh well, I rule the air with ATT so I'm fine.
     
  3. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Verizon = SLOW DATA speeds
    Verizon = Less coverage overall
    Verizon no DATA/Voice at the same time

    So you are downgrading.
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    How do you know verizon coverage in your area will be any better?
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Sounds like a gamble, if you want an iPhone 5 with unlimited data. If they do like ATT and won't sell new iPhones w/o a contract (for months after the launch), you're either stuck with your droid or losing your unlimited data with the iPhone 5.
     
  6. MortalDays, Jun 25, 2011
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    In my area, Verizon is way more reliable than At&t by far; I would be lucky to get 3 bars of At&t service in any given outdoor area, yes OUTDOOR. I get 1 or no At&t bar at 10 out of 10 times when I am in-door.

    O, I did mention 10+ drop calls EVERY day with At&t right?

    At&t technically is faster IF you are lucky enough to get reception.

    Close friend of mine has iPhone4 on Verizon. :D
     
  7. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    It's a fact that Verizon has less overall coverage than AT&T period. Not just 3G as Verizon has more of that only. You will always have a signal with AT&T while many areas you won't with Verizon at all.
     
  8. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    0 drop calls here a day. 10+ you have a phone problem not a service issue.
     
  9. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    Switched to Verizon and been loving it.

    At the VZN iPhone launch, the speed sucked, but now I am getting 1.5Mbps which is great since it's so consistent.
     
  10. MortalDays thread starter macrumors regular

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    Both of my iphone 3gs and Samsung Efinity have the same reception issue though.

    So I dont think its the phone but the network.
     
  11. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T = INCONSISTENT DATA Speeds
    AT&T = dead zones everywhere, ULTRA HIGH PINGS
    AT&T = slow to load web pages, tested this myself (I had AT&T, switched to Verizon)
    AT&T = dropped calls everywhere

    Switch to Verizon, you'll immediately notice a difference in coverage, signal strength and speed.
     
  12. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    LOL Sure go ahead...but see the recent posts on here from others wanting to come back because of everything you said to not be true.
     
  13. MortalDays thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am experiencing the exact same at&t problems that flipster listed; enough said.

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. macingman macrumors 68020

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    No offence but do you like work AT&T??
     
  15. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    At&t is ridiculous in San Antonio. 5 bars wherever you go with fast 3g speeds. That's not true everywhere though so Verizon can be better in many areas.
     
  16. Alaerian Guest

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    Same here. I have better reception in my area with AT&T than anyone I know with Verizon.

    This is an old argument. Just get whatever carrier you want and shut up about it. Seriously.
     
  17. Pmoser macrumors member

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    Location location location.

    My sister-in-law is moving to Verizon because she can barely make a call at her house while her hubby on a Verizon dumb phone doesn't have any issues. I can't remember the last time I dropped a call at my house and I'm often in the basement when it's hot. Downtown in front of my building - AT&T dead zone (never tried Verizon). One of our buildings in Tacoma had reception issues and AT&T tuned the tower to put more of a signal to it.

    So go with what works for you but the religious network arguments are tiresome. Get the AT&T iPhone app Mark the Spot and report all your network issues and who knows? Maybe they'll spend a few dollars on you. :D

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/at-t-mark-the-spot/id338307313?mt=8
     
  19. jredecop macrumors 6502a

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    Guess that all depends on where your at huh. With me
    1. Att drops 3G signal when I'm 10 feet out of my town and don't have another 3G town for about 5 hours..so what's the point of data/voice at the same time, does work on edge either.
    2. Um AT&T has WAY LESS coverage here, west Texas.
    3. Yup slower 3G data speeds, but for some reason my Verizon iPhone 4 loads quicker websites than my friends with AT&T iPhone 4. Now apps do take a few seconds longer to load. Plus I have 3G EVERYWHERE

    Nit to much of a downgrade if you ask me.
     
  20. erayser macrumors 65816

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    If I were the OP, I would switch also. I did the same thing for the same reasons in my location, but I switched to AT&T. BTW, I'm still a Verizon customer with 4G LTE data. I am happy with both carriers, but I base my decision on who services me best for my location.
     
  21. sectime macrumors 6502a

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    Voice and data at the same time work great on the Thunderbolt. I'm not sure about the other 4g phones.
    In a lot of areas a slow connection is better than NO connection wouldn't you agree?
     
  22. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    1. Stop streaming porn.

    2. AT&T has WAYYYYY less coverage, stop drinking the kool-aid.

    3. Hang the phone up and then surf, are you that damn important? Stop drinking the kool-aid.

    4. Stop drinking the kool-aid and refer to #1, 2, and 3.
     
  23. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I'll agree with everything but less coverage. Verizon coverage is better than AT&T it's almost a fact based of spectrum and maps (see GSM world maps). I don't mind AT&T they really aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be at least not here, solid 3G in fact AT&T 3G here blows there EDGE network out of the water since they put 3G on 850Mhz. Verizon comes in second but has 3G everywhere however it's much slower. We have at least HSDPA 7.2 and it shows with my friends getting 5mbs downlink vs me getting maybe 2.5 max!
     
  24. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Actually you are incorrect as AT&T formally known as Cingular has way more coverage than Verizon. Stop dreaming into the 3G advertising that Verizon has more coverage when they don't. Only in 3G they do but when you want voice coverage everywhere and data AT&T has that and not Verizon.

    Business world you need voice and data at the same time. Review emails your boss sends you while talking to him. Grow up and stop drinking cool aid and you might learn that.


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  25. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    For me Att seems much better if you live in a big city, while Verizon is better if you live in the boonies.

    No way in hell though I would ever be a Verizon customer after how cocky they are being with their tiered data plan.
     

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