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Slow 3G - Verizon's Achilles' heel?

Discussion in 'General Verizon Service' started by dror, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. dror

    dror New Member

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    I vowed not to stay on AT&T, and there's just one thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger on an iPhone.

    It seems everyone agrees - Verizon's 3G network is reliable but is among the slowest in the country. (See PCmag's survey) The 4S of course has speed upgrades for AT&T's already-speedy 3G (about the only good thing at AT&T), and nothing for Verizon.

    What's your experience with Verizon's 3G, surfing and tethering? Isn't it a bit frustrating?

    (PS Sure I could get an Android w/ LTE, but the 4S naturally has many strengths, among them good world compatibility. Verizon currently offers zero phones with both LTE & UMTS.)

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  2. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    This is my experience when testing against Verizon 4g:


    It greatly depends on how strong the signal is.

    Honestly, if I had to choose between an iPhone 4s and a Droid Bionic, I would get the Bionic. See my review of the Bionic here: Motorola Droid Bionic Review - Cell Phone Forums

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