View Poll Results: Which carrier?

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  • ATT

    22 56.41%
  • Verizon

    17 43.59%
10-30-2013 10:39 AM
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  1. foxbat121's Avatar
    Wait, doesn't Verizon have sim cards now?
    Only for LTE part. Some world phones also uses SIM card for GSM when you travel abroad.

    Within US, you are limited to Verizon as the carrier only as CDMA is still used for voice. Outside the country, you will dependent on GSM. So, unless your phone is a world phone (Verizon's term), it will be virtually useless.

    Don't forget, most Verizon's phone today still can only have voice OR data at the same time because of CDMA. Some phones can do both simply because it has two independent radios, one for CDMA, one for LTE and drains battery like crazy.
    10-21-2013 07:07 AM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    I'd say most of Verizon's phones can browse and talk at the same time, I'm fairly sure every phone that's been sold in the past year or two. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am. Also you can just swap sims on a Verizon phone and the new phone will just work. The sim grabs the esn and activates the phone over the network, and in my experience is much easier than AT&T.
    10-21-2013 07:58 AM
  3. inteller's Avatar
    need a choice for neither. Both of these carriers are crap. Now if you want to have a poll for which technology (GSM v CDMA) it is much easier. GSM all the way, CDMA is a dead end road.
    10-21-2013 08:23 AM
  4. foxbat121's Avatar
    No iPhone, even the 5s and 5c, on Verizon has been able to do that. As for activation on AT&T, what activation? You plugin the SIM card and power on the phone. That's it. How Verizon could be easier than that?
    10-21-2013 08:28 AM
  5. berty6294's Avatar
    No iPhone, even the 5s and 5c, on Verizon has been able to do that. As for activation on AT&T, what activation? You plugin the SIM card and power on the phone. That's it. How Verizon could be easier than that?
    Oh maybe that's the case with the iPhone I was unaware.

    But with AT&T, id say more times than not, depending on what phone you are switching to it just won't work. Either the sim is the wrong size (dam all their sizes!!) or the sim becomes dead after use. (happens when switching to and from certain phones, I think the iPhones in particular)
    10-21-2013 08:37 AM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    Most of Verizon's LTE phones can do voice and data at the same time. SVLTE is Simultaneous Voice and LTE, and back when we were griping about what was taking the 928 so long to come out, one of the rumors was that there was a problem with the SVLTE on the device. With the iPhone, no iPhone has ever been able to do SVLTE on Verizon, while they can on other carriers. Just speculation, but this could be a hardware limitation with the CDMA models, or it could be part of an agreement between Apple and Verizon - who knows. Agreements are crazy.... But regardless of why, iPhones on Verizon can't talk/data at the same time, while iPhones on other carriers can.
    10-21-2013 08:45 AM
  7. berty6294's Avatar
    Most of Verizon's LTE phones can do voice and data at the same time. SVLTE is Simultaneous Voice and LTE, and back when we were griping about what was taking the 928 so long to come out, one of the rumors was that there was a problem with the SVLTE on the device. With the iPhone, no iPhone has ever been able to do SVLTE on Verizon, while they can on other carriers. Just speculation, but this could be a hardware limitation with the CDMA models, or it could be part of an agreement between Apple and Verizon - who knows. Agreements are crazy.... But regardless of why, iPhones on Verizon can't talk/data at the same time, while iPhones on other carriers can.
    I do recall reading somewhere that they crammed LTE and CDMA into one chip... I didn't even know you could do that lol
    10-21-2013 09:04 AM
  8. foxbat121's Avatar
    But with AT&T, id say more times than not, depending on what phone you are switching to it just won't work. Either the sim is the wrong size (dam all their sizes!!) or the sim becomes dead after use. (happens when switching to and from certain phones, I think the iPhones in particular)
    That's not really AT&T's fault at all. Verizon also has different sized SIMs (full sized SIM on early world phones, mini-SIM on recent LTE phones and micro-SIM on iPhones). I have been using SIM cards with AT&T for over 10 years now and never encountered dead SIM issues. As for iPhone, when it was exclusive on AT&T (maybe still the case), you are required to have iPhone specific data plan in order to use iPhone on AT&T. But for everything else, there is no such requirement.


    As for iPhone on Verizon: iPhone uses the same type of Qualcomm chip as other popular smartphones. The Qualcomm chip is capable of support both voice over CDMA and data over LTE at the same time. But Apple decide to disable this feature for the sake of longer battery life. Having two radio up at the same time is quite detrimental on battery life. This has been the Achilles heel of CDMA network. And as others have mentioned, CDMA is a dead end. Verizon itself is looking to switch over to VoLTE and shuts down CDMA network completely. When that happens, your current phone will be as good as a door stop. No current Verizon phone support VoLTE.
    10-21-2013 09:09 AM
  9. hopmedic's Avatar
    No current Verizon phone support VoLTE.
    Full speed ahead: Nokia Lumia 928 may pick up AWS support on Verizon | Windows Phone Central
    10-21-2013 09:29 AM
  10. foxbat121's Avatar
    What that has anything to do with VoLTE or Voice Over LTE? If you like AWS (which refers to 1700 band), all AT&T LTE phones support that band already.
    10-21-2013 09:58 AM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    What that has anything to do with VoLTE or Voice Over LTE? If you like AWS (which refers to 1700 band), all AT&T LTE phones support that band already.
    Well, I grabbed the article based on memory, and it seems memory has served me wrong. Reading it again, you're right.
    10-21-2013 12:06 PM
  12. MikeSo's Avatar
    Why not include T-Mobile and Sprint in this poll anyway?
    10-21-2013 12:16 PM
  13. foxbat121's Avatar
    Those two are too small and their network coverage non-existent, I guess.
    10-21-2013 12:41 PM
  14. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Why not include T-Mobile and Sprint in this poll anyway?
    Those two are too small and their network coverage non-existent-foxbat121

    Also either carrier doesn't really support the WP8 brand. So, yeah, screw them.
    10-22-2013 12:23 AM
  15. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Those two are too small and their network coverage non-existent-foxbat121

    Also either carrier doesn't really support the WP8 brand. So, yeah, screw them.
    Almost zero support for the 925. T-Mobile is worthless for Windows Phones.
    10-22-2013 05:58 AM
  16. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Hey ATT users, did the neutered ATT 1520 variant change your mind about ATT?
    10-26-2013 04:20 AM
  17. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Hey ATT users, did the neutered ATT 1520 variant change your mind about ATT?
    not at all. I couldn't care less about wireless charging which is why I wasn't upset the 1020 I own doesn't have it and it comes with SD cart support so I have no need to worry about memory
    10-26-2013 04:34 AM
  18. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    not at all. I couldn't care less about wireless charging which is why I wasn't upset the 1020 I own doesn't have it and it comes with SD cart support so I have no need to worry about memory
    Oh ok, that make sense. So, are you going to trade your 1020 for the 1520 or keep your 1020?
    10-27-2013 05:00 AM
  19. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Oh ok, that make sense. So, are you going to trade your 1020 for the 1520 or keep your 1020?
    it depends on cost really. I am hoping for $199 as one rumor states
    10-27-2013 10:49 AM
  20. Ruined's Avatar
    Verizon - much better reception by my house (tested with similar phones), much better customer service which I know firsthand, and during Hurricane Sandy all of my friends with ATT had no reception at all while Verizon was going strong.
    10-27-2013 11:09 AM
  21. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    it depends on cost really. I am hoping for $199 as one rumor states
    Oh ok, cool. If the 929 cost $99 to $199 on contract, would you leave At&t for Verizon?
    10-28-2013 06:36 AM
  22. stalemate1's Avatar
    T-Mobile I dont live in the us but they have good network coverage in Europe, not that I live in Europe but I'm just saying...oh and they support my soccer team (bayern munichen)

    Using Windows since 1998
    10-28-2013 06:49 AM
  23. berty6294's Avatar
    T-Mobile I dont live in the us but they have good network coverage in Europe, not that I live in Europe but I'm just saying...oh and they support my soccer team (bayern munichen)

    Using Windows since 1998
    I love omelets! Not that I eat them. I've actually never even seen one before! Did I mention I'm allergic to eggs?
    10-28-2013 07:47 AM
  24. stalemate1's Avatar
    I love omelets! Not that I eat them. I've actually never even seen one before! Did I mention I'm allergic to eggs?
    I get your point...

    In that case make it cellc or telkom mobile.
    berty6294 likes this.
    10-30-2013 06:46 AM
  25. berty6294's Avatar
    Everything that has happened recently with AT&T and Windows Phone is making me second guess this... maybe Verizon is better. Nothing extraordinary, nothing terrible (except the FM radio fiasco on the 928, and the previous group messaging thing), but they have been just reliable with updates and support... I think we'll just have to see how this upcoming quarter plays out.
    10-30-2013 08:22 AM
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