Verizon iPhone Vs AT&T iPhone Compared

News | Friday January 28 2011 6:09 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , ,

in early February.
that users should consider before jumping ship.
If you look at AT&T and Verizon’s coverage maps below, it’s difficult to figure out, which one is better.
However, one of the major gripes of AT&T’s iPhone customers has been poor reception and 
. Recent survey has also revealed that 
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. Industry observers have pointed out that while iPhone ‘s success may have crippled AT&T’s networks, it has also meant that the carrier is getting better equipped to handle heavy data usage, which has seen a 5000% increase in data traffic since the launch of the iPhone .
It also needs to be seen how Verizon’s handles the surge in data traffic. Verizon executives are quite confident that
. It will be fascinating to see the carriers fight it out for the iPhone customer.
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AT&T has been upgrading its network to offer faster wireless broadband speeds to its customers. AT&T customers have observed speeds of 6mbps, which is three times of what Verizon customers are likely to see.
Even though Verizon has taken the lead in deploying the faster 4G LTE network, it will be able to compete with AT&T on the speed front only when
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Voice, SMS and Data plans:
, there is not much to choose between AT&T and Verizon’s voice and SMS plans for individual users. In case of family plans, Verizon offers more minutes than AT&T but charges $10 to $20 more for the packages.
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200MB of data for $15 per month. AT&T says this will be enough data to meet the needs of 65% of its smartphone users. If you go over the 200MB cap, AT&T will charge you $15 per 200MB if you go over the limit.
2GB of data for $25 per month. According to AT&T, only 2% of its smartphone customers manage to consume more than 2GB of data per month. AT&T will charge you $10 per GB if you go over the limit.
AT&T offers iPhone tethering for $20 per month, which is available only to customers who opt for the DataPro plan and users have to share the 2GB between your iPhone and their laptop.
Meanwhile, Verizon’s iPhone customers will be able to take
on top of the voice and data plans. The mobile hotspot feature allows users to share iPhone ’s data connection over Wi-fi to up to 5 mobile devices. Unlike AT&T’s iPhone tethering plan, the hotspot feature comes with its own 2GB monthly data pool, separate from iPhone ’s data plan.
to stop them from switching to Verizon, which has been confirmed by some of our readers.
. It will get FaceTime video calling, the high-resolution Retina display, a 5-megapixel camera, HD video recording and all the other great features of GSM iPhone 4. However, there is one difference. Verizon’s CDMA network does not permit simultaneous voice and data transfer. Based on feedback from our readers, it seems to be a deal breaker for quite a few
users as they are used to surfing the web while on a call.
It would be prudent to check each carrier’s network coverage in your area. You can take a look at Verizon’s coverage locator 
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AT&T iPhone customers who are planning to switch to Verizon iPhone by terminating their contract with AT&T will have to pay an Early Termination Fee (ETF) of $325 (if you had purchased your iPhone before June 1 2010 then you will have to pay ETF of $175) minus $10 for each month that they were with AT&T.
So what do you plan to do? Do you plan to switch or buy Verizon iPhone ? We would love to find out your reason/s for switching or for not switching as we’re sure it will be helpful to fellow readers, so please drop us a line in the comments below.

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