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Verizon iPhone Downsides

5 Reasons to Skip the Verizon iPhone 4

Verizon and Apple began their partnership this morning when they took the stage in NYC together to announce the availability of the iPhone 4 on Verizon's network. Being one of the biggest in the country, you'd think that switching to Verizon would be a no-brainer, but I have five reasons why you should skip the Verizon iPhone for now.

  • No 4G — Although Verizon has been boasting about its super-fast LTE network online and at CES, the iPhone won't be launched as a 4G phone. You'll have 3G speeds until an upgrade is announced.
  • No data and voice at the same time — CDMA phones have multitasking issues. Say you're downloading a song on iTunes and you get a phone call from your mom. Your download will drop so that the phone call can come through.
  • The iPhone 5 — You know it's coming, and the iPhone 5 should be better in some way than the previous model. Are you going to wait two more years for the iPhone 6?

See the rest of the downsides after the break.

  • Network Concerns — I already have concerns about Verizon's network taking a beating from all the new iPhone customers, but Verizon made sure to point out that it's been prepping its network for the new onslaught of voice and data users. I guess only time will tell.
  • Switching will cost you — If AT&T customers are considering jumping ship to get on Verizon's network, consider the early termination fees you'll pay (if you're still on contract), plus the activation fees, cost of the phone, and potentially pricey unlimited data plans. However, as pointed out in the comments of my original post, I guess the more people who jump ship from AT&T, the better for us who remain, right?
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diornotwar2 diornotwar2 6 years ^ great article comparing the AT&T iphone to the verizon iphone. both have pro's and cons!.
blessed2bamommie blessed2bamommie 6 years
Exactly! I'm like Iphone 4 on VZW and Apple announces 5 in June! I hear VZW saying we wanted it now but not only for Apple to release 5 and make our new iphones obsolete! I have a BB and I am surely not feeling that love! If I want apps I need to jump to Iphone or Android, which I'm still considering.
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 6 years
If the Verizon iPhone will actually get service in the mission district of San Francisco, that's all the information I need!
stylinfabqueen stylinfabqueen 6 years
I'm passing on the this phone. I'm with Verizon but I'm too in love with my blackberry.
shreerose shreerose 6 years
I'll be passing on the Verizon iPhone. There will be an iPhone 5, and no data while on a call? No way.
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