One month in- not a single missed or dropped call on VZW

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by silroc, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. silroc macrumors 6502

    silroc

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    #1
    Going to AT&T for ip4 in 2010 was like going back 15 years in cell phone world.

    Dropped calls and missed calls a few times per week. I was in shock having left VZW with a BB that had never dropped a call in years....


    Finally, back to the modern ages!

    Fwiw NY and NYC user... I know it's just regional
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    #2
    I got a Verizon iPad and I have to say that the internet speeds are frustrating compared to what I get on AT&T (both LTE and 3G) on my iPhone. So yeah, just a regional thing I guess.
     
  3. bwhli macrumors 6502a

    bwhli

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #3
    Quite the opposite for me. I had Verizon in the past and service wasn't that great. Made the switch to AT&T when the iPhone 4 came out, and it's been much better.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 603

    bigjnyc

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    #4
    I could probably count on two hands how many phone calls I've made since getting the iPhone 5 on AT&T.... I'll take the faster data speeds over good call reception. I am in the NYC area as well.
     
  5. fins831 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    #5
    I drop calls on ATT prob one or two times a week, but my home is located in an LTE 1 bar area, if I am visiting friends or family it is a lot lot better.

    Its funny, I live near a major mall, and I watch my service go from 5 bars LTE to 1 bar LTE every hour, I don't even move the phone, seems the tower is really craptastic where I live.
     
  6. McPc macrumors 6502

    McPc

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Location:
    CA
    #6
    I've had my phone on VZW as well with the same experience as the OP and am extremely happy with the voice quality and reception.

    I used to be with AT&T and had a problem getting a signal in my apartment and now I can go into any room and get great reception. Of course this is a local issue with the proximity to towers in my area but in my situation VZW was the best choice for me.
     
  7. diegoesk macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    #7
    3g speeds for verizon have been horrible these last couple of weeks. Mind you I'm showing 5 bars. Nyc metro area..
     
  8. Joesmith13245 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    #8
    All depends on location. I've been with AT&T for a few years now and rarely have a dropped call. I'm in the DFW area.
     
  9. applebro macrumors regular

    applebro

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    #9
    Haha yeah I know what you mean. I've always had Verizon then switch to ATT for the iPhone 3G and I had so many dropped calls i thought it was the phone and cursed Apple, but after talking to people I found out it was ATT. I never had a dropped call with Verizon that didn't involve going through a dead zone. Been back on Verizon for the past 2 years and feelsgoodman.jpg

    Went to an NFL game once and from where I was standing I could see the ATT building and didn't have enough signal to send a text :\
     
  10. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    #10
    Really? I have had NO drop calls since back with AT&T from Verizon now. And that's like 4-5 months. :rolleyes:
     
  11. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    #11
    Lots of calls missed and dropped calls on AT&T on iPhone (original) through iPhone 4S. One month of Verizon on iPhone 5 and not a single missed or dropped call.

    Voicemail on AT&T sometimes took hours to show up and deleting a voicemail could take minutes. Voicemails are basically instantly available and deleted on Verizon. Unless the iPhone 5 was a quantum leap on the phone part, I'm guessing my problem was AT&T (Portland, OR area).
     

Share This Page