Poll: Verizon or AT&T or Sprint

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dmelgar, Sep 15, 2012.


Which carrier did you choose for iPhone 5

  1. Verizon

    51 vote(s)
  2. AT&T

    78 vote(s)
  3. Sprint

    10 vote(s)
  4. Other

    2 vote(s)
  1. dmelgar macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
    Which carrier are you going with. Other poll excludes Sprint.
  2. smokechaser, Sep 15, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012

    smokechaser macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2011
    Kansas City
    Been with Verizon forever. ATT and Sprint suck. All my friends complain.

    Verizon best choice for KANSAS CITY.
  3. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    I'm giving Verizon a go this time around. I bought the 4 before the Verizon model came out and skipped the 4S so this is my first oportunity to jump ship. They may not prove to be any better than ATT but its hard to imagine they could be any worse. I'm hopefull but we are talking cell cariers here so my expectations have been lowered accordingly.
  4. Baldilocks macrumors 6502


    Jan 2, 2012
    Delaware, USA
    AT&T all the way. HSPA+ is just light years better than CDMA/EV-DO. Being able to use voice & data at the same time is a huge plus.

    Besides, I have more than just an iPhone and being able to swap SIM cards into different phones depending on my mood is another reason I'd never switch.

    Blanket statements like "AT&T and Sprint suck" are just juvenile.
  5. Golfer00ksu macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    AT&T Service has been great for the last 5 years in Kansas City.
  6. Dkorda macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    Verizon now. No data caps, but paying $650 - $850 for a device is going to suck!
  7. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    Even when I thought Verizon was more expensive for me, I chose them. Then I realized that I have a Verizon wireless account for a device I gave to a relative but pay for (mifi) so adding an iPhone to my account actually is cheaper overall than AT&T.
  8. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    Currently have a 4S with Verizon. Not eligible for upgrade. Canceling and with with 2 lines on AT&T. In my area Verizon's data speeds are horrible. AT&T is much faster and support Voice + Data at the same time. Had AT&T in the past before getting Verizon. I prefer AT&T over the other.
  9. tigress666 macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    AT&T. I've been with them/Cingular for 10 years and never had an issue with them, I get data and voice (which is nice), I get to keep my unlimited (and I don't care there is a throttle point, I'll still get data and I won't get an overage charge), I don't care about facetime over 3G as I barely use it and I have only very rarely though if I could do facetime now (when no wi fi) I would, and they are a helluva lot cheaper since I for me the shared plans are a total rip off and even if Verizon offers the singular plans still (not sure if they do) they are still more expensive for my needs (they are cheaper if you buy a ton of data but for the data amount I'd pick they are more expensive).

    Oh yeah, Sprint is not even an option. I had to deal with their crappy service when my parents had them, couldn't understand a word they said (at the time you didn't really see smart phones, that was like a little over 10 years ago). And this was the same for people in different areas of the country even so it wasn't just where my parents were. And from what I hear, maybe their voice is better but it sounds like their data isn't.
  10. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    Southern California
    Sprint here for the price! and they will be rolling out LTE in my area this month so its perfect!
  11. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2010
    New Mexico
    He did say in his specific location kiddo...
  12. Baldilocks macrumors 6502


    Jan 2, 2012
    Delaware, USA
    And another poster, in the same area, said differently. And kiddo? 38 is hardly a kiddo.
  13. cfairbank macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2006
    2nd! Long timevsprintbuser prior to AT&T. Sprint was horrible in KC even though their Headquarters is here.
  14. icyfire, Sep 20, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012

    icyfire macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    Verizon all the way.

    Consistent phone service for the past 10 years and now LTE (I have full LTE coverage in my area) makes this a no brainer.

    Also helps to be grandfathered on unlimited data (using a family members upgrade ;) )
  15. uttrekr macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Athens, TX
    Getting the Iphone 5 is almost as much about finally dumping ATT as it is upgrading to 4G. For the last couple of years now I've experienced progressive network congestion as ATT has failed to keep up with demand. There is a major shopping mall near my home so if I go north of my immediate neighborhood my phones data function is essentially useless. The guy at the ATT store has been telling me for months they are aware of the problem but cannot provide any sort of ETA on a fix other than waiting for the iphone 5 and 4G. Given this track record and the way they are turning on the Grandfathered unlimited plans I've had it with them.
  16. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    Switched from Sprint to AT&T for the original iPhone in 2007, have been stuck ever since. I wouldn't want to go back to Sprint, but I would really like to eventually move to Verizon. Every year I say next years the year, but with 5 lines with different contracts, it's just not that easy to make happen.
  17. i-John macrumors 6502a


    Jul 14, 2008
    The Republic of Texas
    Been with AT&T for about 14 years (back when they were AT&T Wireless, which then became Cingular).
    They have been great for me over the years. Never had a problem with them.

    Their speeds are great (Dallas area, so duh!) here. LTE is rolled out and FAST.

    They have never gave me a reason to want to change.

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