Wednesday, 09 February 2011
Since the announcement of the February 10th release of the much-coveted Verizon IPhone, both AT&T and Verizon have been battling with T.V. and radio spots.
Verizon is working the “less dropped calls” angle and AT&T is running with the “surf while you talk option”. But which cellular provider has the edge?
When the iPhone was released in June of 2007, it went beyond everyone’s expectation. Not that anyone knew what to expect. But since then, the Google behemoth and Microsoft have produced a wide array of super-intelligent phones that make the iPhone look stone aged.
But the iPhone has set the standard and right now no matter how much better other phones’ technology has been, the iPhone's staying power is its best asset.
So which would you prefer:
AT&T: A network that allows you to surf the web (which comes in very handy) while on a call?
Or Verizon: A network that is the largest network in the country and would not have many dropped calls, but doesn't allow any of the phone's other functionalities to work while in a call?
Some folks want a phone that works best as a phone so yes, Verizon would be the better option, but that fact is just based on market share. Verizon is a bigger company with more customers so it has more satellites hence less dropped calls. But after the technology that the AT&T iPhone has given to the public it seems like going back to “Hey, let me check when the movie starts and I’ll call you back,” is a tad outdated.
So based on their capabilities, which would you prefer the Verizon/AT&T iPhone and why?