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    Default Anyone dropping their Bionic/VZW for N4?

    Just wondering after the ICS OTA/update now has pretty much settled down from VZW, anyone considering jumping ship with the Nexus 4 and TMO/AT&T?

    I'm seriously considering it based on all my Bionic issues from the last year, long VZW updates/ICS and just getting a lower monthly bill. Yes, I still have my unlimited plan, but I only use 1.5-2.5GB/month between my wife's and my phones.
    In addition, if my wife and I want to keep our unlimited data, we're both going to have to buy our next phones un-subsidized for ridiculous prices..Uggg... We are both ready for upgrades in about 2 weeks. Not that we HAVE to buy new phones, but someday we will. I mapped out the shared data plan with calling/txt and I would actually end up paying MORE a month than what I do now. Yikes

    It's just so hard to give up the great nationwide coverage, but I see more "plus'es" if I did move on. Hmm.....
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    Default Re: Anyone dropping their Bionic/VZW for N4?

    If I weren't still under contract, I might consider going to T-Mobile for the cheaper no-contract monthly cost. Then again, my wife really likes Verizon so I don't think we'd save any money by me switching and her not switching. I'm not sure I'm ready to give up Verizon's coverage and reliability either. We probably could save some money by going to a share everything plan.

    AT&T isn't worth switching to given that it's as expensive as VZW and less reliable in general. Too much of their footprint is still EDGE and data service ranges from slow to not working at all. 3G service is also slow in crowded cells in urban areas. To really get the most out of it, you'd need to sign up for a contract and get one of their LTE phones.
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    Default Re: Anyone dropping their Bionic/VZW for N4?

    I'm not currently in the market for a new cell phone, so no.

    ICS has breathed new life into my Bionic.

    It feels faster.
    Battery life is the same or better.

    And there's a good chance we'll see Jelly Bean.
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    Default Re: Anyone dropping their Bionic/VZW for N4?

    I'm perfectly fine with my bionic but If I wasn't under contract I'd be all over a Note 2. Regarding the N4, the lack of micro SD is a huge deal breaker for me.
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    if the N2 is as fine as I expect, I'll be buying it at full price (choke!). I find the bionic's screen to be too small to type on (or swype), and to view. I need something with a screen > 5"
    Verizon Note 2 on 4.4.2 and Gear 2
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    Default Re: Anyone dropping their Bionic/VZW for N4?

    Lack of LTE and compatibility with Verizon is a deal breaker for me.

    Real shame...I was planning on this being my next phone, had this been on Verizon's LTE I would have been purchasing at full price on launch day...no question.

    Will wait to see Galaxy S4 for when contract runs out next Spring....Motorola is dead to me!
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    Default Re: Anyone dropping their Bionic/VZW for N4?

    While the N4 is a very tempting device, you could not get me to switch to either AT&T or T-MO for all the free phones in the world. The phone is but half the deal, the carrier is the other half and, for the past 15 years or so, VZW, while not perfect, has proven themselves to be the best bet for me. I wish the N4 came this way
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