Verizon 3G not as good as AT&T's

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    I went to Verizon and tried a Storm 2 with VZW's 3 G and I tried a bunch of different websites and my iPhone blew the Storm away on each and every website however I am sticking with the iPhone bc my service is great and lately my wife is having a lot of trouble with her blackberry on VZW services.
     
  2. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    it really isn't a fair test since you are using different equipment to test but until an iPhone can get on Verizon it will have to do i guess
     
  3. renewed macrumors 68040

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    We need two stickies:

    That way we can just combine all of these opinionated threads into one depending on where one stands.
     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Real life usage doesn't need to be fair, whatever works better for you is the clear winner.
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    One big QFT. Next...
     
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    Different cities will have different speeds too. You can see similar results from NZ where the fastest network depends on where you are.
     
  7. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    GREEEEAATTT IDDEAA!!!!

    I vote yes
     
  8. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    True, if he was saying which one is better to him, but it is not fair when he is comparing as if it is that way everywhere.

    But i do agree with you that whichever works best for you is the winner lol.
     
  9. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Really? Yeah, I guess I did see a commercial or two about that.

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am in Central New Jersey where both services are about the same, Verizon is more common however over the last few years AT&T is coming on stronger.

    I was in a Verizon Store where their signal is really strong, however both phones are similar and I used websites that work on both phones, and I was in a Verizon (Strong) area.

    I was simply amazed at how strong the AT&T signal was. This is not an opinion, however just a test but I am sure there are those who love the BB Storm 2 and would prefer them over an iPhone with AT&T for one reason or another.
     
  11. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that under ideal conditions (and usually they make sure that in the store is as near to ideal as possible) UMTS/HSPDA is faster than EVDO. Whether that's going to be the case in the real world is another matter.
     
  12. labman macrumors 604

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    go back and try this

    if you really want to compare www.Speedtest.net since it test both upload/download speed. not really testing the browser or the phone, but the data speed that's a better way to go.
     
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    It's well known that AT&T's technology is technically the faster technology.

    The problem is that Verizon has better coverage and AT&T is overloaded. So in the real world you'll find that Verizon performs better in many, many, many places.

    But yeah, if you're in a place with a good AT&T signal that's not being overloaded with iPhones it's certainly possible for AT&T to perform better in that situation.

    It really comes down to where you live.
     

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