If iPhone was on all 4 major US carriers, which would you choose and why?

Which carrier would you choose for your iPhone

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Anthony T

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 10, 2008
Let's say the next iPhone were to be released on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Which would you choose, and why?

Anthony T

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 10, 2008
Their customer service is so nice.
I had T-Mobile when I was like 13 (yeah, I was one of those young kids with a cell phone, but it was a basic camera phone), so I'm not sure about their CS, but I never had a bad problem with them service-wise. Not sure why there's so many complaints.

AT&T has really nice CS though. Verizon's are just nasty and unhelpful. Although I'd probably choose them for my iPhone because now I'm on a family plan with them.


macrumors 68000
Mar 23, 2009
Verizon. I switched to ATT from Verizon because of the iPhone. I'd definitely switch back for the service. Both coverage and customer service. ATT coverage is spotty, and their employees are downright snarly.


macrumors 604
Oct 27, 2009
AT&T for me. Service has been good to me for years. Also I'm able to get the lowest minute plan and still use ton of talk time because rollover really adds up.

pcs are junk

macrumors 65816
Sep 28, 2009
AT&T. 2nd best service provider in america, and they use GSM. two reasons i like the iPhone on GSM. You can keep ur number by putting ur sim in another phone, and you can talk and surf the web simultaneously on GSM, you cant do that on CDMA. Oh and verizon rips you off every way possible.


macrumors 6502
Jan 10, 2007
I would go back with T-Mobile in a heartbeat here in Colorado. Had them before I went with the iPhone and AT$T and the coverage was great and cust service even better. AT$T has been nothing but a nightmare and I can't tell you how many times their CSR's have outright lied to me.


macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2005
AT&T has excellent coverage and great speeds where I live, and I've had zero problems when I travel, so I wouldn't switch.

I may reconsider as LTE coverage becomes more of a reality (if someone other than AT&T offers better coverage in my area, that is).


macrumors regular
Nov 9, 2006
Manhattan, KS
T-Mobile for sure

My wife and I had T-Mobile for 5 years and were very happy except they didn't have the best phones, specifically the iPhone. Now we have iPhones and AT&T and the service is not very good here where we live and NO 3G but excellent in KC and in Texas near my parents house. T-Mobile just lit up their 3G here so I'd gladly switch back for less dropped calls, lower price and HSPA.


macrumors G4
Mar 20, 2003
Bay Area
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AT&T. Admittedly I have complaints about their 3G speeds now, but if the iPhone was available on all 4 carriers, so many people would leave AT&T that those of us who stayed would have great 3G. :)


macrumors 604
Mar 8, 2005
Washington D.C
I'd give t mobile a chance...gsm and cheap,plus darn fast 3G where they have it. Plus some great none apple phones(nexus one, n900).

If their network didn't work out, ATT"s has been great


macrumors 603
Oct 19, 2005
I'm happy with AT&T, but Tmob has cheaper plans so depending on the reliability of their service maybe them.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 3, 2009
Boston Mass.
I would have to say tmobile .......I had verizon for years and at&t for a short time. I had bad service with at&t and verizon killed me on a bill /.........so I have tmobile with all 3 of my iphones and so far so good plus I like that I am not locked into a contract as I choose the even more plus post paid family plan

poe diddley

macrumors regular
Jun 5, 2005
greensboro nc

my main reason is that att is complete crap in my area. i had att and when i first moved here, and i could not make or receive phone calls inside of my house-i had to go and stand in my front yard. att said there were no plans to upgrade the towers in my area so i should probably go with a different carrier.

i've had bad luck with sprint in the past so no way on them.

tmobile is also somewhat questionable in my area. friends who have them also complain on a regular basis about bills, and i will probably never hear the end of the sidekick data fiasco from a couple people.

verizon is the only good choice in my area. i have never once had a dropped call or any problem with my service whatsoever.