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    Default Re: Why Verizon?

    You still can't talk and surf though. And my friend who uses his phone as a gps unit always gets the gps knocked off whenever a call comes in, frustrates him to no end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treb1797 View Post
    For me it was coverage based on my travels for work. Plus Verizon gives employees of the company I work for a 22% discount on your talk & text plan & also a 22% discount on your data plan. This helps as I'm a "full retail payer" for life ( or until they take it away ) in order to keep my unlimited data.
    Ohhh - forgot about my nice corporate discount

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    You still can't talk and surf though.

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    Since when ? Do it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treb1797 View Post
    Since when ? Do it all the time.
    From what I read the tech Verizon uses is different than att's not allowing for simultaneous surfing/talking.

    http://ipod.about.com/od/beforeyoubu...ndt-Iphone.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    From what I read the tech Verizon uses is different than att's not allowing for simultaneous surfing/talking.

    http://ipod.about.com/od/beforeyoubu...ndt-Iphone.htm

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    This article is about the iPhone. Most if not all Android 4G phones can talk and surf on Verizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    From what I read the tech Verizon uses is different than att's not allowing for simultaneous surfing/talking.

    Verizon vs AT&T vs Sprint: Which to Choose For iPhone

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    Sorry..I misunderstood you. Didn't realize you were talking about the iPhone. My bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinDroid View Post
    This article is about the iPhone. Most if not all Android 4G phones can talk and surf on Verizon.

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    My question is WHY can't the iPhone talk and surf while android can.

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    Because Apple doesn't want iNerds to be able to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    My question is WHY can't the iPhone talk and surf while android can.

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    Just another feature the iphone should have had but isn't there so they can charge you more later on when they add things that should have been there already.

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the Galaxy S3 unfortunately on T-Mobile
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    Default Re: Why Verizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    My question is WHY can't the iPhone talk and surf while android can.

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    Because the iPhone 5 doesn't have the hardware required for simultaneous voice and data on Verizon's network. It was a conscious design choice that minimizes the differences between the Verizon/Sprint iPhone 5s and the GSM iPhone 5s.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6295/w...-svdo-support-
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotJustAPhone View Post
    Because the iPhone 5 doesn't have the hardware required for simultaneous voice and data on Verizon's network. It was a conscious design choice that minimizes the differences between the Verizon/Sprint iPhone 5s and the GSM iPhone 5s.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6295/w...-svdo-support-
    Ah thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by treb1797 View Post
    For me it was coverage based on my travels for work. Plus Verizon gives employees of the company I work for a 22% discount on your talk & text plan & also a 22% discount on your data plan. This helps as I'm a "full retail payer" for life ( or until they take it away ) in order to keep my unlimited data.
    I work on the indirect side with VZW and the discount is 50%.

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    Next question; why is Verizon land line service so poor? They lways rank high on the wireless side but my parents have had nothing but problems with the land line side of Verizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    Next question; why is Verizon land line service so poor? They lways rank high on the wireless side but my parents have had nothing but problems with the land line side of Verizon.

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    Because Nynex sucked before it became Verizon. I also doubt they spend much on the analog infrastructure, they'd rather their customers get Fios where available.

    Steve

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    Everyone seems to have a great discount. :-( my company only has a 5% discount. Wondering if i use someone elses email address to confirm if that would work?

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    A lot of discount programs depend on the number of subscribers in a given group. I was in a plan once that had the discount reduced because the number of subscribers dropped below a certain threshold. Even if you work for a large company, my bet is there isn't enough subscribers taking advantage of the discount.

    You may want to look at any organizations you belong to, as they may offer Verizon discount plans too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juststart View Post
    Everyone seems to have a great discount. :-( my company only has a 5% discount. Wondering if i use someone elses email address to confirm if that would work?

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    That's fraud. You have to prove employment as well for corporate discount.

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    Big Red has been good to me for over 9 years now, and though I pay more, it's worth it. I don't travel a lot, but I have family all over the country, and when I need to talk to them, I need to be able to rely on the network to hold my cal. my free time is very limited, so when I call someone while driving to work, I can't afford dropped calls. also, customer service has been awesome, contrary to popular belief. tech support, and even the dweebs in the local verizon store are usually very helpful, and for the most part, knowledgeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellimel22 View Post
    I was wit att and vzw and the only thing I can say vzw got that I like is the phone selection

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    So you are saying ATT had better coverage or?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    Speeds aren't the fastest (AT&T actually has that but they don't have nearly as much 4G cpvrrage).
    Actually Verizon's LTE speeds are faster than AT&T.
    Quote Originally Posted by davey11 View Post
    I recently got off vz and their deathgrip contract and got a Nexus 4 and couldn't be happier. Yes, they have great coverage and speed, but it wasn't worth it to me. I went to straight talk att and its not so bad in my area...I average about 3mbps down. It's all about saving money and I actually cut my bill by over half. $95 to $45 a month is huge. Plus no contract.
    This makes sense for you. If you are looking to save money than something like straight talk may be an option. If you wan the best speeds, biggest and fastest growing LTE network and most coverage Verizon is it hands down. But I can guarantee your coverage isn't as good on Straight Talk, and your speeds aren't even close. I have pulled 29mbps at peak times on occasion with Verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by am4966 View Post
    Been with Verizon when it was AirTouch. However I stay with them since they have the best coverage, LTE and I have unlimited data.

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    Again, being with Air touch doesn't mean you were with Verizon. It's means you were with a company that merged with Bell Atlantic that turned into Verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    You still can't talk and surf though. And my friend who uses his phone as a gps unit always gets the gps knocked off whenever a call comes in, frustrates him to no end.

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    Only on the iPhone 5. Every other 4G phone you can talk and surf.
    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    From what I read the tech Verizon uses is different than att's not allowing for simultaneous surfing/talking.

    Verizon vs AT&T vs Sprint: Which to Choose For iPhone

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    This only refers to the iPhone5
    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    My question is WHY can't the iPhone talk and surf while android can.

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    Because Apple failed to put in the proper hardware to support this.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    Just another feature the iphone should have had but isn't there so they can charge you more later on when they add things that should have been there already.

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the Galaxy S3 unfortunately on T-Mobile
    Quoted for truth lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    Next question; why is Verizon land line service so poor? They lways rank high on the wireless side but my parents have had nothing but problems with the land line side of Verizon.

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    Not idea, but these forums are for the Wireless side.
    Quote Originally Posted by juststart View Post
    Everyone seems to have a great discount. :-( my company only has a 5% discount. Wondering if i use someone elses email address to confirm if that would work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    A lot of discount programs depend on the number of subscribers in a given group. I was in a plan once that had the discount reduced because the number of subscribers dropped below a certain threshold. Even if you work for a large company, my bet is there isn't enough subscribers taking advantage of the discount.

    You may want to look at any organizations you belong to, as they may offer Verizon discount plans too.
    The discount amount has to do with many things, company size, number of lines on the account and contract the company signed. Number of lines on the account I think is the biggest factor. And I am talking number of lines on the actually companies account.
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    Default Re: Why Verizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by fofjjsr View Post
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    So you are saying ATT had better coverage or?


    Actually Verizon's LTE speeds are faster than AT&T.

    Actually AT&T does have the fastest lte(I've seen att lte do about 60mb)

    This makes sense for you. If you are looking to save money than something like straight talk may be an option. If you wan the best speeds, biggest and fastest growing LTE network and most coverage Verizon is it hands down. But I can guarantee your coverage isn't as good on Straight Talk, and your speeds aren't even close. I have pulled 29mbps at peak times on occasion with Verizon.


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    My personal experience with Verizon has been flawless. Their customer service is second to none, every and any issue that has come up was immediately resolved by them, which makes me glad I decided on my HTC DROID DNA from them. This will be my provider for some time to come. Thanks Verizon. A very satisfied customer.

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    For me, it's Verizon because they provide the best coverage where I live/work and travel, all with fast LTE speeds (see below)!

    From the Speed Test app this morning:
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    Next question; why is Verizon land line service so poor?
    I think technically Verizon land lines fall under a different entity within Verizon. Verizon Wireless works independently.
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