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    * Verizon iPhone VS AT&T iPhone -- Pogue Reports

    Well-known New York Times Technology writer David Pogue wrote the following in what is now the #1 article on NyTimes.com:

    And to answer everyone’s question, the Verizon iPhone is nearly the same as AT&T’s iPhone 4 — but it doesn’t drop calls. For several million Americans, that makes it the holy grail.

    I took the Verizon iPhone to five cities, including the two Bermuda Triangles of AT&T reception: San Francisco and New York. Holding AT&T and Verizon iPhones side by side in the passenger seat of a car, I dialed 777-FILM simultaneously, and then rode around until a call dropped. (Why that number? Because I wanted to call a landline, eliminating the other person’s cell reception from the equation. Also, Mr. Moviefone can carry the entire conversation by himself, so I could concentrate on the testing.)

    In San Francisco, the AT&T phone dropped the call four times in 30 minutes of driving; the Verizon phone never did. The Verizon iPhone also held its line in several Manhattan intersections where the AT&T call died. At a Kennedy airport gate, the AT&T phone couldn’t even find a signal; the Verizon dialed with a smug yawn.

    Most impressively, the Verizon iPhone effortlessly made calls in the Cellphone Signal Torture Chamber of Doom: my house.

    The Verizon iPhone did drop one call — in baggage claim at the Los Angeles airport. And, of course, there are regions where AT&T coverage is better than Verizon’s. But in general, my testing matches the conclusions of Consumer Reports and RootMetrics.com: the Verizon iPhone has more bars in more places. (Hey, that might make a good slogan! Oh, wait...)
    Of course, Pogue also notes:

    Consider, too, that if surveys are any indication, Verizon can expect an enormous stampede of new iPhone customers. Last time this happened — to AT&T — the weight of all those bandwidth-sucking iPhones swamped the network, causing interruptions that persist to this day. The same thing might happen to Verizon.

    Verizon swears that it’s prepared for the onslaught. Then again, that’s what AT&T said, too.
    You can read the full article here (NYTimes.com).

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    It's quite strange how different it is over in the states, the iphone here in the UK you can get on nearly any provider these days, they all are exactly the same phone however.
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    i prolly be getting the iphone i just called verizon about it they said it going to be the best one on the market.... only thing i wish it had 4G

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeb727 View Post
    i prolly be getting the iphone i just called verizon about it they said it going to be the best one on the market.... only thing i wish it had 4G
    That just sounds like a b.s. statement.

    To buy an iPhone right now from Verizon is probably one of the silliest things anyone can do, when there is a new iPhone being released in the next 4 months.

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    There's also the issue of AT&T's network being overloaded. I'm no fan of either network, but I suspect that when droves of AT&T people move over to Verizon, AT&T's reception will get better and Verizon's will get worse. They may not even out, but let's not forget that iPhone users eat up 10x the data of any other smartphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VooServers View Post
    It's quite strange how different it is over in the states, the iphone here in the UK you can get on nearly any provider these days, they all are exactly the same phone however.
    Yeah, same here in Aussie too. I have the iPhone4 with $400/mth in calls and 2.1GB/mth in data with Telstra, for $49/mth + $150.00 down. Telstra's network here is the biggest and by far the best, as far as coverage. I've never had a dropped call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by layer0 View Post
    . . . To buy an iPhone right now from Verizon is probably one of the silliest things anyone can do, when there is a new iPhone being released in the next 4 months.
    Yeah, although they're selling like hotcakes, but I'd probably hold off for the next iPhone as it's so close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VooServers View Post
    It's quite strange how different it is over in the states, the iphone here in the UK you can get on nearly any provider these days, they all are exactly the same phone however.
    U.S. corporations love playing monopoly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WireNine View Post
    U.S. corporations love playing monopoly.
    Agreed! Same with Sony and their gaming consoles.

    Each console that Sony made will be available in smaller version in while. Ex. PS3 then PS3 Slim, PS2 then Thinner PS2 even PS1, PSP...

    Nintendo do with Wii console every one or two years new colours.

    Just for extra profits.

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