So I’m about 24 hours in to using my Verizon iPhone and I love it. I was on a call yesterday during traffic hour and I drove from Hollywood to Sherman Oaks without a single hiccup. It’s been years since I’ve been able to do that. I was with Verizon before the iPhone and grudgingly switch. I’m not going to say it wasn’t worth it, but it has been so long since I’ve been able to just use my phone without thinking about it at all. It’s become a common apology around here to simply say ‘AT&T’ when you have to call somebody back after a dropped call.
Given I’m only a day into this, but so far so good. The compromise of not being able to use Google Maps while on a call is a tradeoff I’m happy to make if the call really works.
For the record, I haven’t cancelled my AT&T account yet. I just bought a Verizon iPhone from the Apple Store. They have plenty in stock and there is a 30 day cancellation & return policy, with no restocking fee. That made it very easy to decide to just try it for comparison. If you buy from a Verizon store it’s only 14 days and there’s a $35 restocking fee. Somehow though, I don’t think either will matter. Unless this level of service is a fluke, I’m keeping this phone.
So, the week later follow up… It’s pretty much just what I hoped. The phone works flawlessly. I haven’t dropped a single call and I’ve stopped worrying that I will. The only bummer so far is that the battery life seems to be much worse. I charge the phone overnight, and usually by the time I’m going to bed, it’s in the red and I’ve gotten a 10% warning. I haven’t had a chance yet to take it in and have it checked yet, but I will.