AT&T vs. Verizon: Bay Area iPhone Smackdown!
October 11, 2011 8:02 PM Subscribe
as a san francisco bay area resident who is about to upgrade to the iphone 4s, should i stick with at&t (with grandfathered-in unlimited data package) or jump ship to verizon?
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I have an iPhone 3G. It's an antique. I can't listen to my Spotify in the background while I use other apps. It's slow & cumbersome & has a cracked screen to boot. So I'm going to upgrade to the 4S. I've had an account with AT&T for years now, so I'd be grandfathered-in with the unlimited data plan. I don't use a ton of data currently, but is that because my phone sucks? I mean literally it takes 4-5 minutes to boot up the Facebook app.
I've heard wonderful things about Verizon. I live in Oakland but work in San Francisco, so use my phone on BART quite a bit. Mostly I use it to play Solitaire because I can never actually get on the network (even when the bars are full) during peak commute hours. So I've been pretty keen to jump ship.
But I've heard rumors
that AT&T may have an edge when it comes to the 4S. And I'd hate to lose that unlimited data plan.
So tell me, nerds: what should I do? What would you do? Stick with AT&T? Or head on over to Verizon land?