MOSSBERG: Verizon iPhone "Much, Much Better With Voice Calls"

Walt Mossberg at D8

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WSJ gadget guru Walt Mossberg just posted his Verizon iPhone review.In short:

  • It’s “much, much better with voice calls.” But Verizon dropped some calls — or perhaps the AT&T person on the other end of the line — and sometimes 3G service was flaky.
  • The wi-fi hotspot feature works.
  • Data speeds are often significantly faster on AT&T than Verizon. (When you can get a data signal.)
  • Expected tradeoffs include crappy roaming options, inability to use voice and data at the same time.
  • Verizon offers unlimited data plan, AT&T doesn’t.

So, if you need to be able to make calls, Verizon may be better. If you want more roaming options or faster throughput (when the network works), AT&T may be your best option yet.

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