Which is the best carrier?

asoksevil

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 7, 2010
467
139
Taipei, Taiwan
Hey there!

I will soon go to study abroad in the US so I've been wondering which carrier has the best and fastest 3G and the best coverage for Orange County, California.

I currently have an GSM iPhone 4S.

Thanks guys!
 

iBreatheApple

macrumors 68030
Sep 3, 2011
2,601
407
Florida
Most will say it all depends on where you live. I must say that I feel AT&T could have better coverage but I won't switch. Firstly, they are cheaper than Verizon. Second, FAN discounts (in my case) have been a higher percentage on AT&T. Furthermore, even though I don't use it that much, the fact that you can't talk and use data simultaneously on Verizon is yet another deal breaker.
 

notkodysmith

macrumors newbie
Jun 20, 2012
20
0
4s?

doesn't that mean that it can be gsm and CDMA? i prefer verizon, and live close to orange county (north san diego county) and Verizon works great. i havent had a problem with speed or service here.
 

DerekRod

macrumors 6502a
Jan 18, 2012
820
0
NY
Your only choice is AT&T or a MVNO(WHich uses AT&T)Verizon wont activate your 4S(CDMA)
 

JerseyDoug

macrumors regular
May 10, 2012
248
4
The reason AT&T is the best is because I used to have Cingular and now they're AT&T. Wait, that doesn't make any sense....
Agreed. Cingular used to suck, for me. And, technically, isn't it at&t?:D

To the op, I'd go with at&t. Less hassle. Just my opinion.
 

asoksevil

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 7, 2010
467
139
Taipei, Taiwan
Thanks guys!

So it will be AT&T...

Now I've been reading that iPhones have issues when using AT&T's prepaid plans.

I plan to have a prepaid SIM Car ($10 cents plan) and get a data plan (which is $15 dollars for 250 MB) and use it as a GoPhone.

What would you suggest me? I don't talk a lot by phone but I do use data a lot, I've seen their postpaid plans and are quite pricey for what I'm going to use.