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Old 06-23-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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I currently have AT&T and am considering switching to Verizon. I have been happy with AT&T until recently when I am getting a lot of dropped calls. Has anyone else with AT&T experienced more dropped calls within the last several months in the Charlotte area? Someone mentioned that maybe when I upgrade my phone, the calls will not drop as much, but aren't dropped calls mostly due to the carrier & not the phone itself? I have an iPhone 3GS now.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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Short answer: Verizon.

Long answer:

I had AT&T for 5+ years. Lately, last 3-4 months, I've seen an increased number of dropped calls - must be that I moved from North Charlotte to South Charlotte. Nevertheless, I lived with it till my wife had to make an emergency call to me and the call dropped 5 times in 15 minutes.

After I dealt with the emergency, I called AT&T and explained my situation. They said they can get me new SIMs from a nearby store and that is it. I asked what I should do if I live in an area where I don't have coverage. Answer: Nothing AT&T will do. I should continue paying monthly.

I had an iPhone, so posted an ad online at craigslist. Ported my wife's and my number to Verizon and bought new white iPhone for wife and Android phone for me. Someone bought off craigslist for $$ more than the contract ending fee from AT&T and signup at Verizon. Not bad, ha?

Been on Verizon for 2 months now and no issues at all.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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Verizon
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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I managed nearly two hundred mobile phones for my last employer- Go with Verizon.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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Had AT&T for 4 years, never a dropped call. I was just in Houston & Dallas, and recently in Louisville, KY. No problems.

I guess it depends on where you are or where you go. Besides, I prefer the GSM network technology (which is faster than Verizons CDMA network)
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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My son has AT&T service for his IPhone. When I call him I notice it takes a long time to hear a ring. My recommendation is to go with Verizon.

BTW, I was in the Sprint store recently. The rep was running his sales pitch to a couple who were interested in a business account. He mentioned Sprint buys cell tower signal space from who? Verizon. LOL if I were the couple, I would've respectfully went to Verizon. It appears as they're the largest in the telecommunication industry.

What I don't understand is why does Sprint have to buy the cell tower space from Verizon?
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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Verizon hands down
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Verizon, as long as they don't get too cocky and their service starts falling off. We've had Verizon, since they bought Bell Atlantic Metro Mobile some years ago. Our first phone was a bag 3 watt with 30 minutes for $30.00 We have come a long way and I still just want a phone and will be happy if it takes photos, too.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Each one of them has it's good and bad and depending on where you at the service would drop. I liked the rolling minutes with AT&T I am now with Verizon and thinking of canceling my service and switch to T-Mobile
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Each one of them has it's good and bad and depending on where you at the service would drop. I liked the rolling minutes with AT&T I am now with Verizon and thinking of canceling my service and switch to T-Mobile
AT+T is buying T-Mobile.
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