We all have been waiting to hear what the iPhone 4 on Verizon would be. The messages are coming clear all over the web and blogsphere. Basically the ground theme is AT&T sucks and Verizon rocks! when it comes to voice but for data, different people had different ideas. We doubt it will be a death ringer for AT&T. We can only vouch for AT&T, yes it sucks from personal experiences.(A very important call dropped in the middle of Mountain View! yesterday. I switched to T-Mobile Android of my partner and it worked perfectly)
Remember the antennagate, where at first Steve Jobs said people do not know how to hold a phone? Yes it is gone from the Verizon iPhone 4 and now I wonder what Jobs have to say, perhaps it was the AT&T.
In any case Techcrunch's MG Siegler tried the death grip on the Verizon iPhone 4;
Verizon version of the iPhone 4 seems to have none of the same antenna issues. Try as I might, using the "death grip" and every other grip I can actually do, I can no longer reproduce the same attenuation problem that the previous iPhone 4 model had. I death grip the thing, and no bars drop. More importantly, calls don't drop and data doesn't stop. Again, Apple won't comment, but problem, apparently, solved.
Brian Chen on wired had something that makes all AT&T users stop and look at their iPhones, I did!;
Then WSJ's Walt Mossberg came in from a different angle;Now I really know what "network congestion" means. Switching from an AT&T iPhone to a Verizon iPhone is like finally being able to breathe clearly after years of battling allergies. People can hear you better, and you can hear them better. It's that simple. That's the key reason so many people have clung to Verizon while resisting the shiny allure of the iPhone.
As we all suspected would be the case, the iPhone is a better phone on Verizon than it is on AT&T. It is not, however, a superior media-consumption device.
Bottom line: In my tests, the new Verizon version of the iPhone did much better at voice calling than the AT&T version, and offers some attractive benefits, like unlimited data and a wireless hot-spot capability. But if you really care about data speed, or travel overseas, and AT&T service is tolerable in your area, you may want to stick with AT&T.Then the words from heavy data user Engadget's Josh Topolsky who cares about the speeds, both upload and download;
Perhaps now our AT&T conditions improve! Let us wait and see how the Verizon network deals with the influx of general iPhone 4 customers.Let's put this as simply as we can: data rates on the Verizon iPhone 4 we tested were dramatically slower than those on its AT&T counterpart. How much slower? Well, even though network speeds fluctuate based on many factors, we didn't see the Verizon device peak much beyond 1.4 Mbps on downloads (and even that high was rare), and it barely hit 0.5 Mbps on upstream. On the other hand, the AT&T device regularly pulled down above 3 Mbps, and 1 Mbps or more going up. We'll admit that the Verizon speeds were more consistent, but the irrefutable fact is that AT&T's network is much, much faster, at least in our neck of the woods.
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