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Old 07-10-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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So we left Verizon after 6 years with them. I got the new iPhone 3gs and love it as a device, my wife has a Samsung 3g handset. The voice quality of the AT&T network is worse than Verizon and sometimes downright horrible. Apparently AT&T increased the compression on their voice network so it sounds tinny and hollow. In addition coverage pales in comparison, it seems whenever I am indoors it cuts in and out. I've researched this and apparently it's a limitation of GSM in general.

Am I crazy for going back to Verizon? I'm not out anything as I am within the 30 day trial period for AT&T and didn't pay any activation fees. So I can return everything, get all our $$ back, and go back to Verizon sans contract. I would just go back to using our standard family phone plan (no data or text messaging) at around $65/month after taxes for two lines w/ Verizon. So it would save us around $500/year.

The iPhone is cool but for me it's more like an "i", the Phone part isn't useful on the AT&T network.

Anyone else do the same?
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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I guess not; I am back to Verizon now. Well worth the headache in switching providers (again).
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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No data, no texting. Does the actual phone type/name really matter to you? You might look into Virgin Mobile, no contract. The key here is that VM rides on the Sprint network.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Phone no; network yes. We go lots of places where others can't use their phone. To me, the ability to use the cell PHONE as a phone is priority #1.

Sprints network sucks, its coverage is worse than AT&T!
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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Seems like each area of the country has one carrier that is the best.
I've been through Verizon & Cingular, both were terrible in my area.
Sprint works everywhere for me, there again, in my AREA.
Visited a friend 40 miles away, AT&T is the only thing that works there.
Luckily, I have "free roaming" so its not an issue.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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as others are saying it seems to depend on the area. I have an iPhone and have been with AT&T for 10 years now. I tried Verizon and Sprint, but for me, AT&T works the best in my area.

I have heard people complain of dropped calls, but I haven't had ANY with my iPhone. I did have some trouble with my cheaper phones (the freebies they give you with a contract) but when I got better phones, I got a better signal.

You have to go with what works in your area, it's pointless to have a cool phone if you can't use it.

I LOVE my iPhone and I'm really glad that I can use it in my area.....
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Sprint works great for me too....
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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I have heard people complain of dropped calls, but I haven't had ANY with my iPhone. I did have some trouble with my cheaper phones (the freebies they give you with a contract) but when I got better phones, I got a better signal.
That's a pretty good scam AT&T has going on then. Meanwhile I'm using a 3 year old freebie and my wife is using a 4 year old freebie on Verizon.

I can definitely verify that though, while I had an iPhone my wife had a $30 cheapie. It sounded like HF radio.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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That's a pretty good scam AT&T has going on then. Meanwhile I'm using a 3 year old freebie and my wife is using a 4 year old freebie on Verizon.

I can definitely verify that though, while I had an iPhone my wife had a $30 cheapie. It sounded like HF radio.
lol, maybe....

Actually I think it is because even though we are in the same "area" we have moved. We are 26 miles from where we were and I think there are less power lines to interfere with our calls.

It's more likely that AT&T doesn't have the towers in your area. Here we get 3G, there are still people who have AT&T and don't even get that.....
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Nope, a ton of towers. Also 3G. 5 bars. Full coverage.
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