We are currently on an (expensive, $180 / month) ATT family plan with out iPhone 4Ses. We want to upgrade to the 5Ses and are wondering if t-mobile's coverage in the Boston area is good enough. Also, what plan would you recommend for the following parameters? Thanks for your help! [more inside]
posted by reddot
on Sep 21, 2013 -
Up until this morning, I have always been able to use my 3g network, make a call and browse the internet at the sametime on my iPhone 4s. This morning when I went to use my phone a message appeared (while connected to 3g) that stated, Cannot Verify Server Identity. Once I got that all figured out, the capability to use the internet while on 3g and talking on the phone was gone. I called Verizon and they claim this was never a feature on their iPhones and told me I must have a special phone. After some investigating, what they are telling me seems to be true, but I know that I have been able to do this the last year or two that I've had this phone.
I did it last night while talking to my brother and relaying information that I had looked up for him. But! 8 hours later this feature is now gone and only works when I'm hooked up to my wireless.
I'm just severely bugged that this is all of a sudden gone, when I can recall being in my car doing all this (safely parked) and talking to my husband while hes at work.
What could have happened? Was I just imagining this for the last couple years or did they somehow take this capability away from me this morning?
posted by Sweetmag
on Jul 14, 2013 -
I'm looking to replace my iPhone 4s. The most important factor to me is cellular data speed and reliability -- accessing the Web, syncing iCloud data, YouTube, stuff like that. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay region), but it would be great if it worked well in New York, L.A. and other parts of the U.S. Should I go with Verizon or AT&T? Also, any pointers to websites with tools/reviews/resources to help me make the selection? [more inside]
posted by trevor_case
on Jun 25, 2013 -
I have had a reasonably happy relationship with my T-Mobile G2 (aka HTC Desire Z) these past two years, but my contract is up, and I have long coveted the iPhone, mostly based on its picture taking and video chatting capabilities. Should I just get one and take advantage of T-Mobile's new pricing? Or should I jump to a new carrier? An attempt to make this less open-ended is inside. [more inside]
posted by Xalf
on Apr 14, 2013 -
I'll be traveling to Belize this summer and would like to use my Verizon iPhone 4s, which I will have unlocked from Verizon by that time, for local voice and data calls. I'll
I plan on using Talkatone for making wifi only calls back to the US as well as using the data part from the SIM Card to text back to the US while I'm there.
It would be nice to be able to purchase a SIM Card here in the States before traveling, but I'm not against purchasing a SIM Card at or near BZE Airport when we arrive.
Thank you for your time. I do appreciate it.
posted by Jackie_Treehorn
on Mar 3, 2013 -
I am thinking of getting an iPhone 5, and I'd like help deciding between AT&T and Verizon, in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by enn
on Dec 12, 2012 -
We are switching from AT&T cell phone to service to Verizon, and I'd like to perform the switch smoothly while also using one of the new phones as a Christmas gift. Your advice on the proper procedure would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Nov 20, 2012 -
How strongly should I feel about hanging on to my grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan? [more inside]
posted by escabeche
on Nov 4, 2012 -
I got an IPhone so that I can play games while at dialysis to pass the time with. I chose AT&T because GSM network friendly phone can be unlocked and used on ANY GSM network carriers. I got mine unlocked and currently using a Simple Mobile plan which gives unlimited voice/text/data for only $40. A Verizon unlocked Iphone can only be used with international GSM networks (see this link explaining that: GSM Iphone vs CDMA
. So that was the reasoning on choosing ATT.
My unexpected dilemma is GSM (ATT, TMobile, Simple) does not work at my dialysis center. And I get spotty signal at work depending what part of the building I am in. So I just don't get calls when at dialysis or work. I have to forward the calls to my work phone. [more inside]
posted by udon
on Sep 10, 2012 -
I blocked a phone number thinking it would you know prevent someone from calling me. I've since seen on various forums (like ask yahoo) that the call will go through but will show up on my phone as "blocked number." Is that true? [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin
on Aug 29, 2012 -
Long time AT&T iPhone user. Switching to Verizon. Help me wade through the sea of non-iOS smartphones. [more inside]
posted by zephyr_words
on Apr 18, 2012 -
I just had my Verizon iPhone 4s unlocked for international use and confirmed working with two different foreign SIM cards. Three questions:
posted by letitrain
on Jan 16, 2012 -
- Is this permanent? Can it ever be re-locked via software or some other method?
- Can this be used with US SIM cards, or are there restrictions?
- Is this phone now identical to an unlocked iPhone, or is it somehow different?
Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
posted by Rewind
on Dec 27, 2011 -
Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Dec 2, 2011 -
I just HUGELY went over my Verizon data allowance by streaming something LONG on my iPhone 4s. How screwed am I $$-wise? What should I know before going to the Verizon store first thing in the morning to beg for some kind of mercy? [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey
on Nov 13, 2011 -
I want to buy a new "smart phone". (Hopefully smarter than its soon to be owner.) I want to try (or test drive) them out first. Is there a way to try various phones for a few days before actually purchasing one? [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn
on Oct 10, 2011 -
Verizon Wireless Warranty and Insurance - Phone used on account different than it's original. [more inside]
posted by CancerStick
on Jul 23, 2011 -
My HTC Droid Eris is pretty much out-of-commission...6 months before my contract with Verizon is up (and I'm eligible for a discounted new phone). The warranty is up also. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on May 17, 2011 -
We are moving back to Western Mass next month and need the advice of local mefis. Our iPhone 3G is ready for the recycling bin and we will be buying an iPhone 4 in the next week. Between At&T and Verizon which has the best coverage along route 9 between Northampton and Amherst?
posted by a22lamia
on May 2, 2011 -
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? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Apr 26, 2011 -
Is there something special about Verizon iPhone 4s that would prevent them from being unlocked and used with another carrier? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy
on Mar 5, 2011 -
CellPlanFilter: What is the total cost after taxes, fees, etc. of adding an iPhone or Android device to a family plan on Verizon?
posted by 47triple2
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Now that the Verizon iPhone is official, I'm going to be counting down the days until February 10th. I'd like your tips/advice/anecdotes about switching from Android to iPhone. [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Jan 11, 2011 -
Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Sep 27, 2010 -
How can someone negotiate with AT&T to purchase the newest iPhone at the reduced price ($199) even though the contract isn't up until next March? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Switching to Verizon, buying a Droid, paying AT&Ts early termination fee, and then selling my 16GB iPhone 3Gs on Ebay to cover my costs and break even (or better) seems like it's too easy. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Nov 12, 2009 -
Working out a situation where I would have an iPhone on Verizon's data network and wondering if anyone has tried this or is currently doing it. Further details inside [more inside]
posted by genial
on Jul 22, 2009 -
So I dropped my iPhone and the screen shattered. Now what? What should I buy and how does it affect my ATT contract? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Jul 2, 2009 -
Gift receiving etiquette: accept the iPhone that was promised me or go rogue and get a Blackberry Storm? Related: is the Blackberry really better? [more inside]
posted by billysumday
on Dec 9, 2008 -
Narrowed my phone choices down to: iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Samsung Omnia. Which one should I get? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Nov 29, 2008 -
What type of phone should I buy next month and what carrier should I be on? I'm on a Verizon family plan right now with my parents and it expires around Thanksgiving. I have a free upgrade with Verizon, as well. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Oct 30, 2008 -
It's come the time to buy a new cellphone. I have a RAZR V2 and it's falling apart. My Verizon contract is up in November. Should I re-up with Verizon and stay on my family plan or should I break off and/or go to another carrier? And what phone should I look into? All I know is that I do not want a huge fold out QWERTY keyboard like a 16-year-old girl with a Sidekick and probably do not want a Motorola. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Jun 23, 2008 -