It’s been more than 24 hours since I purchased my iPhone through AT&T, and I think I made the right decision.
I’ll admit that the prompt to finally getting the sleek and sexy “pocket printing press” was that Verizon was getting it, meaning my sister was purchasing one. And while I like Verizon’s in-store customer service, appreciate the competitive price plans and know that I would utilize the free tethering, I’m glad I went with AT&T for many reasons.
AT&T works off a GSM network, rather than CDMA, which Verizon uses. This means that my AT&T iPhone will work in more countries (the dream is still alive), and I can talk on the phone and use Google Maps at the same time, which is something that you can’t do with Verizon unless you’re using Wifi – and this is no free Wifi when I’m cruising down I-5 and elsewhere. However this may change in the future.
In addition to these things, articles discussing Verizon’s data policies and speed are being published. Those who are using large amounts of data are going to see their speeds slow. And here I was expecting Verizon to really be prepared for this iPhone launch. I’m guessing that its network is going to get bogged down like the way AT&T’s was, which would have disappointed me as a Verizon customer. (As a side note, check out the URL of the link above. “iphone-verizon-sucks).
There are probably going to be more reasons why choosing AT&T rather than Verizon will prove to be the right move. And believe me, I’ll keep you updated!