Am I crazy to even consider switching from Verizon to AT&T for the iPhone?
April 26, 2011 6:40 PM Subscribe
I'm a longtime Verizon customer. Due to one of those "AUGH" instances, missed out on upgrading to the iPhone (details inside). I'm considering switching TO
AT&T just to get an iPhone. Is this completely nuts?
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Verizon offers a "new every two" deal, that allows you to upgrade/change to another phone for a discounted price after your two-year contract is up. Seven years with the same phone, and I never bothered to take advantage of that, because I was quite happy with my phone. Finally, it gave up the ghost in December. I had waited and waited and waited on the rumor that Verizon would be getting the iPhone, but finally gave up when my original phone died, and there seemed to be no progress on the iPhone front.
New-every-two gives customers a 30-day grace period, during which they can return your new phone if they don't like it, and the "new every two" date disappears until they choose to swap their phone again--at any time.
Eleven days after my grace period was up, the announcement that the iPhone would be coming to Verizon was made.
I called Verizon's customer service (which has always been wonderful) and explained my situation. I've been a customer for eight years. I've never missed a payment. I would never have swapped for a new-every-two phone if the iPhone announcement had been made. The CSR tried all avenues, but was unable to find a way to help me out.
I am not going to pay $700 for an iPhone just to stay with Verizon.
I know that AT&T's reception is for shit, but I am seriously considering switching. What do you think? Is it worth it? Do you want to talk me out of it? Share your wisdom, MetaFilter!