Originally Posted by cameronj
You're being overly apologetic for ATT.
You're not being critical enough of Verizon.
There's no denying that Verizon has better overall coverage,
Apparently that's the case, just as there's no denying 1001 is a bigger number than 1000. Close is good enough in horseshoes and hand grenades. Verizon also nickle-and-dimes its customers more, too.
and in doing so you are only making your own argument weaker. Yes, the iPhone is great and ATT's network is not the worst thing in the world.
Time to switch!
But calls do drop quite often and many iPhone users are on ATT only because they have to be.
Much is the same for many Verizon users. So what's your point?
And yes, I have an iPhone 3GS, in Washington DC, and I drop about, oh, 5 calls a day. Predictable where I'll drop them, which is even sadder.
Let me guess, it's when you're behind a hill or in a little ravine. The fact that it's predictable is a good thing, no? Are Verizon's dropped calls unpredictable... and happy?
Is your iPhone jailbroken?
I spend my day driving the major roads of the DC area to and from client sites, not back roads, not out in some tiny city, but right in one of the strongest areas in the country for service. Still, pretty sad. If I can get a Verizon iPhone next year, I will. I've been on ATT in its various forms for 10 years now.
Try a Verizon phone for a couple weeks and see if it doesn't drop calls when you're driving about. The parkways and major roads of DC go 'round and through some decent hills. My experience with Verizon, in the locations I cared about, was that its coverage was worse than AT&T.