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Verizon iPhone 4 vs AT&T iPhone 4

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Verizon iPhone 4 vs AT&T iPhone 4
If there is something that the AT&T iPhone 4 can hark about, it has to be its ability to do voice and data simultaneously. Meaning, you can be on a phone call and browse the web all at the same time – which is something that you can’t do with the Verizon iPhone 4 solely through a cellular connection. However, you can still achieve this by connecting the Verizon iPhone 4 to a Wi-Fi hotspot, which of course, will enable to voice and data seamlessly at the same time. Definitely a nice touch either way, it doesn’t necessarily compare in beating the AT&T iPhone 4’s ability to do it within the umbrella of cellular coverage.

Global travelers will want to stick with the AT&T iPhone 4 since it’s a GSM device that enables it to work abroad – something that you can’t do with Verizon’s pride and joy. Instead, you’re limited to using the handset within the confines of the US with no hint of support once you set foot outside Verizon’s network. And since it’s a GSM handset, some will be enthralled by the AT&T iPhone 4’s use of a microSIM card which minimizes the process of switching phones. Simply, you take it out, place it into another device, and bam! That’s it! Whereas you’ll either need to go to your online account, call up customer service, or use *228 to switch to another Verizon iPhone 4 – just more steps of course.

So that pretty much sums up the key differences that you can expect to see with both handsets. As we mentioned, there are some specific key advantages offered by the two handsets, but underneath it all, they actually boast more commonalities than anything else. However, there are numerous factors to consider when making a decision, such as the network coverage around your area, to definitively come to a conclusion of which to side with. Either way, you can still expect to experience a handset that’s still at the top of its game – despite being a bit over 7 months old.

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posted on 14 Feb 2011, 12:55 4

1. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I dont have an iphone i used to have one not any more ( i have an htc surround) . But 2 guys i work with have one . One of them has the at&t iphone 4 and the other one has the verizon iphone 4. And there always comparing there iphones to see which one is better and im always there to watch. And well the verizon version has better call quality it sounds loud and clear free of static , the at&t version sounds like u are underwater and alot of static. Also alot of people say at&t has a faster network , we live in La we work in downtown were both at&t and verizon get 5 bars of 3G and the verizon iphone ALWAYS loads pages faster than the at&t version when both have 5 bars of 3G . The only advatage the at&t iphone has is that it works overseas and u can use voice and data at the same time.. So yea i guess it depends on what ur lookin for but if i were to ever get another iphone i would definetly et the verizon version i had the att version and didnt like it..

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 13:39 2

2. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)

good comment... you deffenitley bunked this biased PA articule. ive seen the same thing in the chicago area where the verizon iphone loads pages and installs apps faster than the att one. also it is clear that using the phone and internet on att isnt as reliable as PA makes it sound due to overwhelming amount of dropped calls that thousands of att customers complain about their iphones. PA also didnt go into facetime!!! on att you get a choppy grainy look with repeated lag. on verizon the viewing expierence is much better with very little lag whatsoever... if any at all. the only thing att iphone has up on verizon is global..... not a big deal. verizon will actually send you a global phone to use while you over seas..... and not just any phone.. you can request a droid!!! lol so that means that verizon will lend you an even better phone to use if your outside north america. keep doing the devils work phone arena... lol

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 14:09

3. jacky_luvsjrod (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 May 2010)

Hi I have a verizon iPhone and I was wondering if any one can help me? I Ininstalled the tango app and i can make video calls over 3G without using wifi how is that possible? Because i heard that video calls use voice and data at the same time that's why u need wifi to make face time calls but apparently they work over 3G on tango without wifi . I heard verizons CDMA network couldnt do voice and data at the same time so I'm confused? How is it that video calls work over verizon 3G with the tango app?

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 17:41 3

6. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)

This can get really technical so I'll spare you all the tech-jargon and try to keep it a little less nerdy. Look at your iPhone as two different devices, a telephone and a computer. You basic run of the mill house telephone can only place and receive calls. But you desktop computer can do many other things as long as you have the right application (app) and equipment. When you are chatting on the webcam, you don't need to use your home phone at all, because your computer already has a mic, a speaker, a camera, and an application that ties them all together. It's the same with your iPhone.

When you pull up the Tango application, its like turning on the computer. And when you pick the person you want to video chat with, Tango turns on the internet and makes a data connection to place that call. Your iPhone isn't using the telephone service at all, so you are not using both voice and data at the same time.

The EVDO (Evolution Data Optimized or Data only) connection that VZW and Sprint uses is designed to be data only. Some see it as a deal breaker for the VZW iPhone, but I think the clarity, coverage, security, and speed of VZW greatly outweighs any benefit of voice/data simultaneous usage.

posted on 15 Feb 2011, 16:49 1

7. snowgator (Posts: 3345; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Very less nerdy. Your free class described that better then the write I found on nearly the same subject. Us nerds in training thank you.

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 14:16 1

4. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)

isnt it funny how PA scores att iphone at 9.5 and the verizon on just 9.0 and the user reviews for att are 7/10 and verizon 8/10. the people have spoken...

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 14:18 3

5. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

ATT iphone might be faster where you get 7.2mbs 3g.. of course, the bulk area of their network is still EDGE, where the bulk area of VZW's network is almost completely 3g... soooooo..
more bars in more places?? lol. VZW.

After reading the first page, i was wondering if the article writer had to "clean up the mess" after fondling the iphones "oooh i got an iphone in each hand... oooh ooh.. pour wax on me!"

I still dont understand the reasoning. Why pay 200 bux for a phone that doesnt offer true multitasking nor things like flash, live backgrounds, changable batteries, ect ect ect ect ect.

i guess its from the boner you get when holding it.. at least thats the feeling i get after reading this article.

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