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Verizon iPhone: AT&T Dropped Calls and Growth

If you are one of the thousands, maybe millions of AT&T customers who want a Verizon iPhone launch we have recently came across an article on NYTimes which suggests that this could in fact benefit both AT&T’s network.

As you are probably aware AT&T are currently upgrading their network in an attempt to keep their customers happy, however people are still experience dropped calls and annoying reception problems, therefore people feel that a switch to Verizon could be the answer to all of their problems.

NYTimes suggest that people leaving AT&T would take some of the stress of their network, which means people that stay loyal to AT&T may in fact no longer experience the reception issues which they are currently plagued with.

It seems as if Verizon customers are far more happier with their network than AT&T and their network, however a Verizon iPhone release could potentially have an adverse affect on their network, if millions of customers joined Verizon perhaps dropped calls and reception issues will affect them, it is thought that Verizon’s network will handle this extra stress, however you don’t really know until it happens.

We would love to hear your opinions on this matter, therefore feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below. Will Verizon’s network cope with an iPhone release? Will AT&T’s network improved when people jump ship to Verizon? What do you think?

Source: NYTimes

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Will
Will

Verizon has double the capacity to handle the incremental data usage and has proven there overall network quality with the success of Andriod. They report that over 30% of their 90 million subscribers currently utlize a smartphone. Therefore, I would imagine the iPhone would be a welcomed addition vs. a network nightmare.

Engineer
Engineer

Hey Charleton- stick to D&D or whatever it is you do understand, cellular concepts and mod schemes are well beyond your grasp so don’t fake it with a bunch of industry acronyms you are unsure of. Thanks

Moe
Moe

I had ATT before the iPhone and its the same old story. Verizon pricing is too high but their service is great. I jumped on all carriers and tried most of their smartphones. GSM is a great concept and right now I am able to use different phones besides my iphone without calling it in. However, Tmobile and ATT both have reception issues compared to the CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon. I will go back to Verizon if they get the iPhone and thats the only reason I am with ATT. Also, a $69.99 plan for Verizon is being… Read more »

Rich
Rich

Whatever the reasons, I get excellent coverage from Verizon, and switched from ATT, so I am aware of the contrast. I experience only a few dropped calls a month and those are usually at the other end. Friends who switched from ATT to Verizon have been similarly pleased with the coverage. I seriously doubt there will be a significant degradation of coverage if Verizon gets the iPhone, but we will see in time. PS, very pleased with my Android, but am curious about the iPhone.

Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson

This makes sense to me. Verizon won't be greener after the exodus. I'm staying with AT&T.

Johnny

I love iPhone, I love GSM technology but I have a lot dropped calls, low Internet service and toilet noise. I will switch to verizon. I think verizon is so ready to handle those problems. Also they will used LTE soon.

Charlton
Charlton

The problem is not the quality of the AT&T network, it is an issue of capacity and technology. Currently AT&T uses technology GSM that allows multitasking . When they allowed multitasking (e.g.being on a call and connecting to the internet simultaneously) they effectively exponentially increased demand on their network. Think of each user not just as a telephone customer, but also using 2 or more data lines in addition to the telephone. This is what the iPhone did to AT&T. Each user suddenly became 2 or more users, and in some cases they became 6 or more users, depending on… Read more »

Alice
Alice

AT&T will probably lose about 5 millions customers (including me).

Sorry, AT&T… I gave you 3 *YEARS* to "improve" your network.

Far too little, far too late.

stan
stan

Maybe the dropped calls are a problem with the iPhone not the Networks ?

Martha
Martha

AT&T are upgrading? Far more happier? Don't you people have editors?

johnDoe
johnDoe

Sounds like "My daddy can beat up your daddy" – – with the incompatibility of the devices, NO ONE can change providers w/o a new purchase – – GRRR! Will you buy a new device on the off-chance that it MAY get better??? (what if it gets worse 🙂 )

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