The excitement of the Verizon iPhone release, news of which came today, has not yet abated and we’ve already brought you articles about release details, the possibility of a Sprint iPhone and even the chance of a Verizon White iPhone.
Many of you are likely to be AT&T users and already have an Apple iPhone, but frequent reports of bad service on AT&T may be making you wonder whether you should now change to Verizon. Others of you might be wondering what the main differences are, between the two networks, as far as iPhone service goes.
This is where an extremely useful infographic over on Mashable comes in. An article by Christina Warren looks at AT&T vs. Verizon to show a comparison between these 2 major carriers with the iPhone. To begin with the prices are exactly the same on both carriers, $199 for the 16GB version or $299 for the 32GB on a two-year contract.
The 3G technology used is UMTS/HSPA on AT&T or CDMA on Verizon and the price for data plans is $15 monthly (200 MB), or $25 monthly $ (2GB) on AT&T, or $15 monthly (150 MB) or $30 monthly (unlimited) on Verizon. However Mashable points out that as far as these figures go the Verizon iPhone pricing plans have not been confirmed yet, so these are the rates for its existing smartphone data plans.
One of the main differences between the two carriers is that an iPhone on AT&T can offer simultaneous data and voice connection, while that’s not possible on a Verizon iPhone. For the full infographic showing the comparison check out the article on the Mashable link above. Another category on the infographic that we loved was titled ‘Can make phone calls’ with the assessment for AT&T being “sometimes” while for Verizon it simply states, “we can only hope.”
Meanwhile Cnet conducted its own very brief test of the Verizon iPhone vs. AT&T iPhone speeds, at the Verizon event itself, and the Verizon iPhone was certainly quicker in loading a web page. You can see that video below this story. You may also be interested in the fact that a CDMA version of the iPad is also going to be released for Verizon.
So are you an AT&T iPhone user tempted to move to Verizon or maybe you’re about to get the iPhone for the first time? We’d be interested to hear your comments about this so please do send them in.
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