Verizon Vs. AT&T: End Time Has Begun

Verizon or AT&T? I can tell you that I've course had countless complaints about AT&T's service throughout the time that I've had my iPhone. I can also confidently say that the product as outweighed any complaints that I might have had during that time. As far as the tool, being the iPhone, I once heard it said from a T-Mobile rep in the (Birmingham AL, Galleria) mall that "it's good for games and such" -- well I would have to say that's ludicrous. As any hard core smart-phone user will tell you that ANY phone at this level is a business, personal and social extension of who you are. To say I only use it for games is like saying I only using my TV to see the weather. But I digress.

So should you switch providers? Here's what we know:

  • Existing AT&T customers who want to switch carriers will need to purchase a new device -- and they'll face early termination fees of up to $325 to break an ongoing contract.

  • You can't talk and use data on the Verizon iPhone. Verizon's CDMA network only allows one at a time. You can do this on AT&T.

  • The antenna on the Verizon iPhone is slightly different. Does that mean it's a better antenna? Does it fix the "Antennagate" problem? It's too early to tell. We have photos for you here.

  • The Verizon iPhone acts as a mobile hotspot. Verizon will let you share your 3G connection with up to five users. No word yet on pricing.

  • Data plans will probably be different. There's still no word whether or not Verizon will offer unlimited data for the iPhone. AT&T's highest plan caps data at 2 GB. (Early reporting says Verizon has a $30 uncapped monthly plan versus AT&T's $25 monthly plan.) ~ COMPARISON: Verizon Vs. AT&T iPhone

I see no real compelling items within this list that would make me jump ship at this time. I will say that any network is going to face issues and with the bandwidth vortex that is the iPhone and will more than likely bog any network infastructure. To what degree reamins to be seen.

Now if you start changing the iPhone itself you might compell me to leave. That being said here's a couple if things that immidately come to mind that I would like to see:

  • Tazer function
  • Ice Scraper
  • Clairvoyance
  • Carbon fiber anything
  • Scuba pack (optional)
  • Glow paint rave mechanism
  • Self cleaning screen
  • Chinese star defense mode
  • Pocket shaver
  • Lock pick
  • Hover mode
  • Theme music function
  • "Lucky Cat" chip
  • Cloaking ability (optional)
  • "The Clapper" lost and find sensor
  • Programable 'dropped call' message -- like "BOOYAH!"
  • +20 to hit on any roll
  • ...and lasers.
Posted on January 12, 2011 and filed under Business, Interactive, Mobile, Tools.