Which is the best carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by asoksevil, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    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!
     
  2. ToxicNirvana macrumors newbie

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  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  4. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    The reason AT&T is the best is because they used to be Cingular.
     
  5. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030

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    What in the-- how is that even considered justification? Lol. :apple:
     
  6. notkodysmith macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  7. irDigital0l Guest

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    Thats a damn convincing and compelling reason. :rolleyes:
     
  8. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Your only choice is AT&T or a MVNO(WHich uses AT&T)Verizon wont activate your 4S(CDMA)
     
  9. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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  10. hakuna-matata macrumors 6502

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    at&t is the most consumer-friendly network if you are looking for gsm connection. Cheaper than verizon
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    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....
     
  12. JerseyDoug macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  13. asoksevil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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