The Pros and Cons of a Verizon iPhone



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I'm with ScottB! I'm not leaving either! I've had great coverage with AT&T, and the one area where I've had spotty to no coverage in the past is now fixed. Plus, I love the fact that I can surf the web and talk at the same time. A great feature that has come in handy on numerous occasions. And having rollover minutes left at the end of the month doesn't hurt either.



I feel this is a big game changer. After all, AT&T is not the only one with, what I feel, is the best smartphone out there. One more con is that there won't be a SIM card on the iPhone on Verizon, like all their other phones. Once in a while, my family friends and I would go camping. The only people with cellphone reception are the people on Verizon. If you live in a big city this is no big deal. For those living in the middle of nowhere, this is a big change.



For most of the world outside of the SF Bay Area, AT&T works just fine. In fact, I went from Verizon to AT&T when my first wife was being treated for cancer at Georgetown University Hospital because Verizon coverage in the hospital was horrendous. After she died, I saw no reason to switch because AT&T had the best coverage up and down the East Coast, where I live. I had no problems with the phone traveling from DC to NYC by car or train.

Aside from the fact that it takes 3 years to get approval to install a tower in SF as opposed to 3 months in Texas (an AT&T exec said that), I think AT&T was cursed by the left coast tech press who forgets that there is a "real world" beyond the Bay Area and we're doing fine with AT&T!

I'm not switching!

Besides, with all the hype, did anyone forget that you can talk and use data services with AT&T's GSM network but you cannot with Verizon's CDMA network??

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