03-30-2013 03:23 PM
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  1. paul-c's Avatar
    I've been on both networks and prefer AT&T. Pricing is roughly the same. I'd give the nod to AT&T in terms of network performance. If you ever feel like getting a Nexus or an unlocked international phone, forget it on Verizon. That's the main reason I like AT&T. I think Verizon is a nice option for people that live in more rural areas where signal is harder to find. If you don't really have to worry about that, go with AT&T.

    Sent from my Panasonic ELUGA
    03-19-2013 11:06 PM
  2. Suntan's Avatar
    I've been on both networks and prefer AT&T. Pricing is roughly the same. I'd give the nod to AT&T in terms of network performance. If you ever feel like getting a Nexus or an unlocked international phone, forget it on Verizon. That's the main reason I like AT&T. I think Verizon is a nice option for people that live in more rural areas where signal is harder to find. If you don't really have to worry about that, go with AT&T.

    Sent from my Panasonic ELUGA
    Just two comments.

    1) "network performance" is an entirely different thing depending on where you are. If you're going to "give the nod" to one or the other, at least give the local region of the country that you are talking about.

    2) Verizon will gladly unlock any of their international phones for you if you are a customer in good standing for a couple of months. When I was doing more travel abroad a few years ago, it took all of a 5 minute call to VZW and she gave me the code to unlock the SIM slot.

    -Suntan
    03-20-2013 09:23 AM
  3. paul-c's Avatar
    Just two comments.

    1) "network performance" is an entirely different thing depending on where you are. If you're going to "give the nod" to one or the other, at least give the local region of the country that you are talking about.

    2) Verizon will gladly unlock any of their international phones for you if you are a customer in good standing for a couple of months. When I was doing more travel abroad a few years ago, it took all of a 5 minute call to VZW and she gave me the code to unlock the SIM slot.

    -Suntan
    Oh, ok. I live in Chicago. And I was referring to unlocked phones that aren't Verizon branded, like all the cool phones that Verizon never gets. Thanks for your critique, though.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR i
    03-20-2013 02:01 PM
  4. Suntan's Avatar
    And I was referring to unlocked phones that aren't Verizon branded, like all the cool phones that Verizon never gets.
    ...Didn't the OP say he was going to pre-order the GS4?

    -Suntan
    03-20-2013 03:43 PM
  5. paul-c's Avatar
    ...Didn't the OP say he was going to pre-order the GS4?

    -Suntan
    Yes, he did. He also asked to be convinced to go with one carrier or another. So I mentioned that AT&T will allow pretty much any GSM phone to run on their network, which in my mind is a selling point. He's not going to keep the S4 forever, right? You like Verizon, I like AT&T. They hate both of us. Whatever.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR i
    03-20-2013 04:35 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes, he did. He also asked to be convinced to go with one carrier or another. So I mentioned that AT&T will allow pretty much any GSM phone to run on their network, which in my mind is a selling point. He's not going to keep the S4 forever, right? You like Verizon, I like AT&T. They hate both of us. Whatever.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR i
    Lolol

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    03-20-2013 04:46 PM
  7. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    We use Verizon because here in Kansas no one even comes close to their coverage, and being in a more rural area, it is even a larger issue. If I were in a larger area I would go with either ATT or VZW. And, if I travelled outside of the US, then I AT&T would definitely be my preference since a simple sim card change would allow me to use local services wherever I happened to be.
    THIS. We were stationed at Ft Riley (about 3 hours from KC, 15 mins away from Manhattan) and we couldn't get service anywhere. Tmobile offered 4G in Manhattan, but on Ft Riley or the nearest cities I had edge or g. Att was constantly dropping connection on post, and so was sprint. Verizon was the best option, and had the phones we wanted. (Hubby wanted razr maxx hd but ended up getting the note 2, I was sold on the DNA the first commercial I saw.)

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    03-20-2013 05:08 PM
  8. vzwty's Avatar
    Verizon:

    -Later release
    -Slower updates
    -More bloatware
    -Obnoxious carrier branding
    -Data caps (not sure about ATT)
    -Expensive as hell
    -Don't get yearly upgrades
    Going to disagree. I have Sprint which is the cheapest right? Wrong. With the Shared Data plan I can pay the same with Verizon as I do with Sprint, plus actually have LTE! I don't need unlimited data(some do) so the plan works great for me. I'm switching to Verizon ASAP. AT&T is the same price as Verizon but has less LTE coverage and less voice coverage. The ony carrier who doesn't cap data is Sprint, but that's because they have LTE in a handful of markets. As soon as they get larger, they WILL cap data. Just watch. Sprint did away with yearly upgrades unless you pay a "fee" which is ridicoulous. I'd say Verizon is a good choice for most.
    03-21-2013 11:07 AM
  9. racedog's Avatar
    THIS. We were stationed at Ft Riley (about 3 hours from KC, 15 mins away from Manhattan) and we couldn't get service anywhere. Tmobile offered 4G in Manhattan, but on Ft Riley or the nearest cities I had edge or g. Att was constantly dropping connection on post, and so was sprint. Verizon was the best option, and had the phones we wanted. (Hubby wanted razr maxx hd but ended up getting the note 2, I was sold on the DNA the first commercial I saw.)

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    We are 30 miles west of Ft. Riley so you know that when I say we are in the boondocks, I mean it! And, if it takes you 3 hours to get from Ft. Riley to KC, then you're driving to damn slow . ;-)
    On the other stuff, we had TMO, but major calls issues everywhere and data was nothing more than wishful thinking. Sprint was spotty at best and AT&T doesn't even offer service in our location. When Verizon bought Alltel we moved over to them. Price is high, CS us spotty but service is excellent. What can you do, you pay the price and at least you have quality phone service and fast data.
    03-21-2013 04:07 PM
  10. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    We are 30 miles west of Ft. Riley so you know that when I say we are in the boondocks, I mean it! And, if it takes you 3 hours to get from Ft. Riley to KC, then you're driving to damn slow . ;-)
    On the other stuff, we had TMO, but major calls issues everywhere and data was nothing more than wishful thinking. Sprint was spotty at best and AT&T doesn't even offer service in our location. When Verizon bought Alltel we moved over to them. Price is high, CS us spotty but service is excellent. What can you do, you pay the price and at least you have quality phone service and fast data.
    It took about 2 and a half hours to get there, but with stops it took 3. We always stopped in the toll rest station in Topeka for some chow.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    03-21-2013 05:44 PM
  11. Suntan's Avatar
    Yes, he did. He also asked to be convinced to go with one carrier or another. So I mentioned that AT&T will allow pretty much any GSM phone to run on their network, which in my mind is a selling point. He's not going to keep the S4 forever, right? You like Verizon, I like AT&T. They hate both of us. Whatever.

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR i
    Jeez. I really don't care what carrier anyone uses. Further, I really don't see any point where I professed to like VZW, I think my first post in this thread made it pretty clear where my opinion about which carrier to go with stands.

    I was just questioning your logic. I would have done the same if you were professing in favor of VZW too. Sorry you get offended when people ask you to clarify your position.

    -Suntan
    03-22-2013 11:34 AM
  12. wilfreb's Avatar
    At&t but just because I hate CDMA.
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    03-22-2013 01:12 PM
  13. vinny jr's Avatar
    I'm getting my SGS4 on T-Mobile. I have the SGS3 on T-Mobile, on their HSPA+ Network I get during the height of the day between 17 - 25mb down and between 3 - 7mb up, after 6:00pm the speeds get even faster. I have real unlimited data and not once have I ever had an issue. With those speeds on HSPA+ and now with T-Mobile pushing out their LTE Network I couldn't be happier. Having their HSPA+ Network to fall back on is fantastic. I know for fact that they having been installing all kinds of new hardware in many areas, I know some tower jockeys that are self-employed to different carriers and said that T-Mobile is moving very fast with their LTE. Great stuff coming from T-Mobile.
    03-22-2013 03:09 PM
  14. paul-c's Avatar
    Jeez. I really don't care what carrier anyone uses. Further, I really don't see any point where I professed to like VZW, I think my first post in this thread made it pretty clear where my opinion about which carrier to go with stands.

    I was just questioning your logic. I would have done the same if you were professing in favor of VZW too. Sorry you get offended when people ask you to clarify your position.

    -Suntan
    You went about it the wrong way. Instead of just asking me where I was from in regards to network performance, you proceeded to try and lecture me about how to make a post. It's obvious that network performance varies from place to place, you didn't need to point that out. I felt you were being a little condescending, that's all. That's why I responded the way I did. Moving on...

    Sent from my Motorola RAZR i
    03-23-2013 02:28 PM
  15. Raptor007's Avatar
    Its a tough call. Verizon has the best coverage, but cripples the sht out of their phones and locks them down worse than prom night. AT&T has less LTE and tries to pawn off HSDPA as 4G which is faster than Verizons 3G, but Verizon will be 4G LTE everywhere by end of June. On AT&T you can get less LTE, and less customer service, but better choices on hardware.

    Now the big question is what will both carriers GS4 actually be, will it be 16GB only, will Verizon go 16/32GB while it seems AT&T is going 16GB only based on the $249 price. No one knows until mid April for AT&T and who knows when for Verizon since they aren't talking.
    03-30-2013 03:23 PM
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