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Consumer Reports says Verizon top network, iPhone 3GS top smartphone

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Consumer Reports says Verizon top network, iPhone 3GS top smartphone
Consumer Reports is supposed to have its finger on the pulse of the country. Recently, 50,000 readers were polled and only 54% were completely or very satisfied with their carrier and 67% had at least one major complaint. The top rated carrier was-no surprise-Verizon Wireless. Big Red finished numero uno with a score of 75. Number two with 70 points was T-Mobile. Sprint was third and AT&T was at the bottom with scores of 67 and 66, respectively.

The top ranked smartphone was the Apple iPhone 3GS with a score of 74, followed by the iPhone 3G with 71. The first non-iPhone model was the HTC Touch Pro2, also with a score of 71. The latter device is available on all of the top four U.S. carriers and twice was sold out at Verizon, once at AT&T where it is known as the Tilt2. Tied for third with a score of 70 was the HTC Imagio, Samsung Omnia, Nokia N97 and myTouch 3G. Despite heavy anticipation of its launch for the first half of the year, the Palm Pre was not a high scorer in the survey. To demonstrate the depth of love for the top ranked device,  98% of iPhone users said that they would buy another iPhone while 79% of other models were able to answer that they would buy their phone again.

As for featurephones, the multi-talented LG enV Touch scored the highest with a 74 followed by the Samsung Alias 2 with a 72. Tied with a score of 70 was the Samsung Rogue and the LG Versa, all Verizon phones. Sprint's top featurephone was the Samsung Instinct HD with a 66 and the top AT&T model was the LG Xenon with a 69.

source: TGDaily, SFGate

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Top smartphone should be on the top network! VZW FTW! :]

posted on 01 Dec 2009, 22:47

3. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


True dat! It's only a matter of time before both the top phone and the top carrier will coincide with one another. Only it prolly won't be a 3GS, as a new iPhone gets released every year.

posted on 01 Dec 2009, 22:46

2. ddripp (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


okay, u can keep wishing about that. FANBOY!

posted on 02 Dec 2009, 06:14

6. mulda71 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)


there's a lot of people "wishing about that"

posted on 01 Dec 2009, 23:12

4. VZWbeatsSprint (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Oct 2009)


t-mobile doesnt have samsung instinct hd sprint does though who cares, Phonearena.

posted on 02 Dec 2009, 05:51

5. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


AT&T - 4th place - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Is Lowell McAdam on Steve Jobs' speed dial? Can you hear me NOW? Bwahahahaha!

posted on 02 Dec 2009, 09:01

7. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


AT&T number 4? Wow...seriously? Even with the iPhone carryin them? People actually prefer T-MOBILE or SPRINT over AT&T? Man...that's "bad...real bad...Michael Jackson". Verizon rated number one huh...I applaud Phonearena.com. I know how hard it was for them to post that. The ugly truth maybe? Btw...the didn't article didn't say "t-mobile had a Instinct HD"...it clearly said that Sprint carried this device...for the poster givin Verizon a bad name by not payin attention.

posted on 02 Dec 2009, 10:49

8. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


verizon wireless ftw.

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