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Verizon iPhone Problems

Why I Won't Switch to Verizon to Get an iPhone

As we all hold our collective breath to find out if Verizon will, in fact, begin carrying the iPhone 4 during its NYC press conference tomorrow, there are a few of us who are contemplating a switch from AT&T. While service in San Francisco and the East Bay can sometimes be spotty (at best), I haven't had too many problems traveling around the nation and getting good service. Sure, the new data caps are kind of a bummer (even though there's really no such thing as "unlimited data" anymore), and I'd rather stab myself with a fork than deal with AT&T's customer service, but there's one big reason why I won't jump ship and switch to Verizon just yet.

Find out why after the break.

Our polls indicate that 60 percent of you are ready to make the switch to Verizon when the iPhone arrives. How many more people in the nation are thinking the same thing? I'm concerned that, despite Verizon's confidence in its network, it will be weighed down by the heavy data usage of new customers. Fact is, I don't use that much data, but there are plenty of people who could max out their 5GB of "unlimited data" each month and slow me down. I've been a Verizon customer in the past and never had any problems, but I don't want to take a risk of jumping from one spotty network just to find that I've committed myself to another for two years. I think I'll be waiting to see how Verizon's network does with all the early adopters before making my move. Besides, we don't know how much those unlimited data plans will cost; could be pretty pricey!

What are your concerns with the Verizon iPhone? Let us know in the comments!

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blessed2bamommie blessed2bamommie 5 years
I hear you Laura! I will def not go AT&T but this "new" Iphone 4 is just going to be obsolete come June with the 5! So when will it come to VZW is my question! Though there have been models that you turn around and they have the next version out already so maybe it will be summer for us too or fall or at least by years end!
at&t isn't even an option in Wyoming. It just doesn't exist. I've wanted an iphone since i first had an ipod. The data doesn't worry me since I have a really cheap unlimited data package that they got rid of a few years ago, but those who had it got to keep it.
shreerose shreerose 5 years
I'm already with Verizon, but I have the HTC Droid Incredible. I would love to have an iPhone (I've had every generation), but I will never go back to AT&T to get it, bad, BAD service. Basically, I'm going to wait to see if there's any issues with it first.
Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 5 years
Ditto Kristy's comment. Best outcome!
Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 5 years
Ha @ areitz and aniline! That would be the best outcome for current iPhone users, wouldn't it :)
aniline aniline 5 years
I'm also hoping that by some miracle so many people jump ship it improves my service. Although TBH, my iPhone never drops calls unless I'm inside my office. Right outside the door outside it's at full signal strength! So odd and annoying.
valeriekw valeriekw 5 years
verizon is pricier than most, but a friend of mine used to work as a district manager and they do have pretty good service. i was also told that they also passed up on getting the iPhone in the first place because the first iPhone was glitchy and was actually horrible as a phone. now, however it has improved and verizon has expanded even more, while att is taking a backseat. i've been an att customer for the last eight years and i've contemplated making the switch, but, like you, i'm going to wait to see if there are any problems with it first!
dreamie-me dreamie-me 5 years
I like the simultaneous voice and data that AT&T provides.
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 5 years
Um, I don't think that I could go back to having to physically sync my phone, or having to download something from a specific place. Been on Verizon for oh, I dunno, at least 10 years, and I get data where AT&T customers don't even get basic coverage for voice. I'll be sticking with the V, but wish my Droid wouldn't be so buggy.
Elfyn Elfyn 5 years
Never have wanted an iPhone. I'm with Sprint and will be picking up the new HTC EVO Shift (the new one with a slide out keyboard) when it comes out. ;)
areitz areitz 5 years
It is my profound hope that a bunch of iPhone users switch from AT&T to Verizon, thus lightening the load on AT&T's network, and making my under-contract iPhone work better. ;)
AlisonMcg67 AlisonMcg67 5 years
I'm with Verizon now, have never topped the 5 gig mark, but I won't be switching to an iPhone, I love my Android too much.
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