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    AT&T vs Verizon

    I know this is off topic for the site but there really isn't anything else to talk about besides complaining about Lake Atlantic...

    My Verizon contract will be ending soon and I am really tempted to make the switch to AT&T so I can get the iphone (not to be trendy, bc I need a phone that can sync with an Apple- I HATE pc- Apple is easier to mix/edit film and music with). I am in Fenwick, DE now and go to school and UMD College Park so I am in Montgomery county, Frederick county, and DC a lot, plus OCMD, Fenwick, Dewey, and Rehoboth.

    I guess I am looking for people who have ATT (and/or iPhone) to see how the service is in these areas.

    And maybe also iPhone VS Verizon LG Dare.

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    I have been waiting on verizon all day to come and set up fios...

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    I used to have ATT, but the service sucked. I switched to Verizon and i have never not had service. As for the iphone vs Lg dare, surprisingly i have heard people are liking the dare more. Go to both stores and try the phones out for yourself. I guess it all comes down to user preference,

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    Verizon service >>>>>>>>> AT&T.

    I have a BlackBerry 8830. It's an awesome phone. Just picked it up a few weeks ago. Maybe you would want to give the BBs a look, but do your research and make sure they interface with macs, I'm sure they will.

    As for the IPhone, from personal experience, they aren't all that great. They are nice, beautiful interface. The email updates slowly, every 20 minutes or so, web browser is nice, but so is the BBs, the touchscreen works well for everything except the keyboard that pops up.

    Also battery life is just plain crap. If you use it during the day for anything other than being turned off, the battery takes a dump in about 6-8 hours. Worse if you play videos or listen to music, or god forbid check emails/surf the web.

    I'm not an Apple fan by any stretch, but I gave the IPhone a fair shake, as did many people I know. Many of them say its basically a toy and if you want real usage, productivity out of it, all of them, save one person has gone back to BBerry. I tend to agree with them.

    IPhone is riding the hype train into Craptown Station. Do you want to board that train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prey4Surf View Post
    Verizon service >>>>>>>>> AT&T.

    I have a BlackBerry 8830. It's an awesome phone. Just picked it up a few weeks ago. Maybe you would want to give the BBs a look, but do your research and make sure they interface with macs, I'm sure they will.

    As for the IPhone, from personal experience, they aren't all that great. They are nice, beautiful interface. The email updates slowly, every 20 minutes or so, web browser is nice, but so is the BBs, the touchscreen works well for everything except the keyboard that pops up.

    Also battery life is just plain crap. If you use it during the day for anything other than being turned off, the battery takes a dump in about 6-8 hours. Worse if you play videos or listen to music, or god forbid check emails/surf the web.

    I'm not an Apple fan by any stretch, but I gave the IPhone a fair shake, as did many people I know. Many of them say its basically a toy and if you want real usage, productivity out of it, all of them, save one person has gone back to BBerry. I tend to agree with them.

    IPhone is riding the hype train into Craptown Station. Do you want to board that train?
    Well said...

    I have the Verizon LG Voyager and ITS GREAT!!! Good battery life and same applications as the iPhone...plus a QWERTY keyboard and I never not had service with it.

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    Verizon is the best cell phone service on Delmarva hands down. I went for hardware over service when it came to getting satellite radio and regretted it from day one. Make your decision based on service and let technology catch up.
    Last edited by jnash; Aug 11, 2008 at 02:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prey4Surf View Post
    Verizon service >>>>>>>>> AT&T.

    I have a BlackBerry 8830. It's an awesome phone. Just picked it up a few weeks ago. Maybe you would want to give the BBs a look, but do your research and make sure they interface with macs, I'm sure they will.

    As for the IPhone, from personal experience, they aren't all that great. They are nice, beautiful interface. The email updates slowly, every 20 minutes or so, web browser is nice, but so is the BBs, the touchscreen works well for everything except the keyboard that pops up.

    Also battery life is just plain crap. If you use it during the day for anything other than being turned off, the battery takes a dump in about 6-8 hours. Worse if you play videos or listen to music, or god forbid check emails/surf the web.

    I'm not an Apple fan by any stretch, but I gave the IPhone a fair shake, as did many people I know. Many of them say its basically a toy and if you want real usage, productivity out of it, all of them, save one person has gone back to BBerry. I tend to agree with them.

    IPhone is riding the hype train into Craptown Station. Do you want to board that train?

    Did you use the 1st or 2nd generation iPhone? I would think the 3G network would make Gen2 much greater than Gen1 when it comes to speed of network.

    I was a Cingular customer so now an AT&T and I live in DE. I have great service in all areas across DelMarVa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceybeatzjosh View Post
    I have been waiting on verizon all day to come and set up fios...
    Dude, its so worth the wait though. Fuel TV is on at my house 24/7. It takes them a while to install but they are really thorough.

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    Fios owns, i just got it

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    Fuel TV is amazing.

    Back to the topic of AT&T and Verizon. I can't help much for the DE area, but I live in NJ and have AT&T.

    In NJ, I've always had service, then in MA where I got to school, I've also always had service. The same goes for Verizon though. Out of everyone I know, its about 50/50 Verizon/AT&T. No one complains about their service. Basically just pick a phone you like, whichever provider it is on and stick with it for two years