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Verizon confident in LTE market lead, not concerned about Softbank/Sprint deal

0. phoneArena 05 Dec 2012, 19:13 posted on

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam expressed confidence in multiple segments of the business and provided an overview...

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posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:47 3

1. mydi.maus (unregistered)


verizon is king! and with redbox +verizon=movies : )

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:49 7

2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


high price king - I should know - I have their service.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 20:05 1

6. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


You should look into whether or not you're eligible for any corporate discounts through work.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 20:54 1

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


yes, i have a discount, too....

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:08 1

14. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Ask for a loyalty voice plan (non-published) and do your texting through Gmail/Google Voice and WhatsApp.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 23:54 1

25. JC557 (Posts: 1576; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


In all honesty I feel like I mostly get what I paid for (very reliable service and data). I also get a nice 25% discount on my plan, phones and accessories.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 20:01 3

4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Wrong!!!.....

Verizon is SuperKing and Big Red has nothing to worry about, especially if Sprint/Softbank keeps their Customer dis-Service Calling Centers outsourced.

Sprint/FujiYamaKawasaki = Outsourced Customer dis-Service and 4G without LTE in most markets.

AT&Tragic = Consumer Reports Worst Carrier 3 Years In A Row (LTE or not)

T-Mobile = Outsourced Customer Service and no LTE

Verizon = American Customer Service with 4G and LTE and the only Galaxy Note II iteration in the U.S. with Multi Windows, 4G and LTE!!!

Thank you Verizon for being #1; I ♡ you and I ♥ my Galaxy Note II ☆

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 22:13 3

22. Droidheros2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Just to correct about the multi windows on the note 2 Sprint rolled that update out before the note was even released on Verizon
(just to be correct)

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 00:26 2

26. kanagadeepan (Posts: 948; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Yes, the only Galaxy Note II iteration in the US with their stup!d logo on home button, to show that they are too big to care about you...

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 06:54

28. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Directly from sprint's website, here are all of the callcenters for customer service-
Altamonte Springs, FL Elmsford, NY Lenexa, KS Panama City Beach, FL Temple, TX
Bristol, VA Ft. Worth, TX Lubbock, TX Rio Rancho, NM West Salem, WI
Charlotte, NC Hampton, VA Oklahoma City, OK Sacramento, CA Winona, MN
Denver, CO Las Vegas, NV

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 21:08

34. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


wrong post

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 21:09

35. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I respond to other posts but it keeps replying to this post...weird

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 21:10

36. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I give up.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 20:00 5

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Did they forget how often their LTE service went down?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 20:04 4

5. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Pleeeeeaze, at least they had LTE (to go down).

Big deal, LTE out a couple of hours but 3G was still available; the other carriers barely have that!!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 20:55 3

9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


their 3g data speeds are bad....

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 20:56 7

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Poor Mxy, he just can't get his head around the concept that there are better solutions available besides AT&T and iPhone.

Posted using my G Note II on VZW's LTE network.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:03 2

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AT&T and Verizon have been good for me, but we need a cheaper alternative.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:13 2

16. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Virgin Mobile (and stop the whining)

$35/mo

There's also Assurance Wireless, I see their commercials on TV from time to time.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:05 1

12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


You forgot to specify: 4G LTE with Multi Windows (cuz' T-Mo and AT&Triteful don't have Multi Windows and Sprint doesn't have a 4G LTE G-Note II in most markets)

lol.....

Posted using my G Note II 4G LTE with Multi Windows on VZW's network.

You go boy!!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:19 1

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yeah, the multiple windows has to be the current jaw-dropping thing for 2012. I get the same response when I show 2 open windows as I did showing LTE download speeds on my RAZR in 2011 - jaw dropping envy. It cuts through all of the poseur superiority of the iPhone crowd.

Posted using my Multi-Windows-equipped G Note II on the VZW LTE network

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:58 1

21. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Ha-Ha, me too.

I pull out my G Note II and it's like equal to two whole iPhones in size. Suddenly, I see the people around me with iPhones hide their iPuny phones. Multi Windows they asked, they can't even fit one window right on their iDuds (and, now they have a 5th row - ooooooooooh)

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:21 1

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't recall the iPhone being the subject here. But you are right. There are better solutions besides the iPhone. It's called the iPhone 5 :P

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 22:20 2

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Thank you for proving my point....

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:23 3

20. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A couple hours too many times is embarrassing for a company that supposedly has the most "reliable" network.

AT&T and T-Mobile at least have far superior 3G and HSPA to fall on without LTE. The speeds on those networks are more than enough.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:05

13. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


"WENT" being the operative word. VZW is back to being the most reliable service, period. Now my Razr burns rubber 365/24/7 and no other carrier can keep up with them. I can only hope others will eventually catch up, but for now...VZW is KING!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:11

15. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


They will never catch up; they're too immersed in their outsourced Customer Calling Centers and their half-baked 4G (3G really).

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 03:14

27. cripton805 (Posts: 1458; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


They might be the most reliable, but they treat their old customers like trash and get rid of the incentives they once signed up for.

No more unlimited data
$30 upgrade fees on top of upgrade price
Ridiculously high pricing for service
Crappy plans

I willingly paid for terminating my contract early after they switched everything up. They gave me plenty of reasons to get rid of them. Id rather switch to another company that treats their old customers well. Once Sprints LTE takes off, theres no reason for anyone to stay with VZW.

Hell, id rather go prepay if I have to avoid VZW.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 10:45

29. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I agree. That exactly why I hope other carriers can catch up. The list you went through is the exact same list I gave the customer service reps, when she ranked why I wanted to leave VZW.

The only reason I haven't left yet is I have two lines still under contract. Six more months and I will be gone. Im also just nervous about getting crappy service. As much as I don't like the last few moves they've made, the one thing I can say is, I ALWAYS have a strong signal everywhere I go.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 11:53

30. dwillopp (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Jul 2010)


Sprint's upgrade fee is $36...enjoy. Isn't "ridiculously high pricing for service" and "crappy plans" the same thing?

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