First, thanks a lot for you replies! I know it's time consuming...
Originally Posted by NeilM
You don't reveal where you're located, but I've never had any problem worth worrying about with AT&T coverage, either where I live or in the various places to which I've traveled, since switching to them from VZ over 2 years ago. And VZ is clearly the dominant carrier in my area.
This isn't to say that other people's coverage issues aren't real, only to point out that they aren't universal. Dare I add that people in NYC may be more vocal than average when they're not happy?
All that said, US cellular coverage overall is pathetic compared to that in western Europe.
I'm in NYC Area... My VZ, Treo 700p has good reception, but I do get drop calls even when talking to other VZ friends (not iPhone) when they are on Long Island... So VZ isn't perfect...
When I talk to ATT friends, who are on iPhone, drop calls are almost a norm...
Today I spoke to a non-iPhone friend in SF, zip 94122 http://bit.ly/gQuC9B
, and I was near my home in NYC, where VZ is very reliable, we got disconnected 4-5 times... In their own SF house, their ATT signal is bad...
Originally Posted by Wiggin
Verizon's CDMA network may never have simultaneous voice and data. The original poster's statement that LTE will be data only until the end of 2012 means that at that point the LTE
network will handle voice and data simultaneously.
The real question is whether Apple would ever make an iPhone that has both CDMA and LTE. That would then get you your simultaneous voice (via CDMA) and data (via LTE).
I think it's a toss-up if that will happen. It might be too early (technologically speaking) to expect at CDMA/LTE iPhone in 2011. They could do it in 2012, but would they do it for only one year if the expectation is that in 2013 Verizon's network will be ready for an LTE-only phone?
I agree with your points... It's also doubtful if VZ will Invest in outdated Tech, and Upgrade theri CDMA for Simultaneous Voice & Data... At the same time, it might be worth it for Apple to do iPhone that has both CDMA and LTE even in 2012, since Apple's CDMA iPhone roll outs in other CDMA countries around the world is later than Verizon, and those countries are not going to switch to 4G overnight... So, Apple might have to do it, in order to keep Android and others in check, but not given those competitors a breathing room!
Originally Posted by CEOstevie
Eventually, it is likely that ATT will start carrying some good Android phones. My guess is sooner rather than later. None of them are famous for signal attenuation, detuning or dropped calls. It is also likely that Apple will fix the antenna problems on the ATT iPhone eventually.
Hang in there.
Android is not even an option for me... Why would I want to do that, and "re-invent the wheel", when nothing works better with Mac OS than their own iPhone! Ready-made Integration, Best Tech Support, vs. Android = Who You Gonna Call, Ghostbusters
!!!!!?????? But..., I am not gonna call you a Troll...
! I am grateful to anyone who spent time answering my Q!!! Really, no BS!!!
If you like to tinker with your phone for some specific feature that you can't find on iPhone, than go ahead... I'm pretty picky myself too, but, I am not gonna have my life revolve around A PHONE, which is supposed to be just another APPLIANCE, like a refrigerator etc
Of course, if one is on Windows, and doesn't care much about integration of their Smart Phone with their computer, and the Cloud, then maybe Android is for them. But even then, they better have a bunch of friends for tech support, which would still be no match for Mac Echo System! But, everyone is free to make their choice!!!
To end on a Peacful Note... I heard a funny line on TV....
With Phone Wars Coming, TV ads etc, now that iPhone is no longer ATT exclusive, it's going to be like Coke vs. Pepsi all over again
! Except, VZ vs. ATT is a Fight To Early to Call
By March 2011 or so, we'll know how well VZ does with iPhone.... Soon after it'll be Macbook Pro Upgrade, and almost time for WWDC in June, where the Next iPhone will be announced!!! So, it's beginning to look like I'd wait till then, even though I am way to eager to do it all, but.... Definitely not before Macbook Pro Upgrade...
10.7 Lion I'll wait for 10.7.1 and I don't mind paying for that OS, and sit out the 1st wave of a New OS
! To wait for 10.7 and then do iPhone, 10.4.11 - 10.7 Upgrade and Migration to MBP all at the same time would be crazy!
Again, thanks a lot for you replies! I know it's time consuming...