[Q] Would you ever leave Verizon for At&t

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    I am thinking of doing this but have never had any other carrier but Verizon. I am having some conflicts with Motorola and Verizon and may bail. It seems like At&t may even have better coverage in my area. Has anyone ever been on At&t before? Does anyone know the data speeds I would receive on HSPA+ between Rochester and Syracuse, New York? Is their HSPA+ network dependable (I don't live in At&t LTE city).
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    Att is horrible. You'll hate it. I dont like Verizon at all but I wouldn't trade them for att. My friends are all being throttled for using 2gb of data. Mind you they have unlimited. And they never have as good a coverage as I do.

    Hspa + is crap too. All that talk about iPhone 4s getting 14.4 mbps is a joke. I've never seen my friends get over 4.5 lol
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    I would switch if the coverage is better.
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    My brother has at&t and we live just north of Syracuse. His download speeds are terrible compared to mine. Signal in Syracuse is weak inside buildings. he has a Samsung galaxy s ii, decent phone, bad carrier IMO for cny. he is 21 and knows everything so I can't convince him otherwise LOL

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    very VERY unlikely
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    After almost 20 years with the same carrier, same phone number, it's been there for me and AT&T is terribly spotty in our area, so...no.

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    Maybe check a Sprint coverage map and see if they are an option for you? I'm really good with vzw in my area and through 4 phones, I've never had even one issue.
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    Thanks for the input guys. At&t doesn't exactly have better coverage in my area. My town is Verizon 3g and Att HSPA+. HSPA+ is suppose to be faster here than Verizon 3g. The next town over I get VZW LTE at 10 mbps, so there VZW is faster. Sprint and TMobile have bad coverage here for the most part.

    It sounds like Att maybe be a mixed bag though, based on what you guys are telling me. I may still look into Att and HSPA+, if they can provide me better data signal than I get in my area. I know they will not beat the signal in neighboring areas.

    Basically I feel like Motorola and Verizon are not treating me as a valued customer. I told Verizon that I was going to leave for Att, and they basically said go ahead we don't care.
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    I came from att and I prefer vzw. Vzw has its faults like all carriers but in the end its the most reliable network and customer service is top notch in comparison.
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    Even though Verizon told me they didn't care if I left, they were nice throughout the whole phone call at least. I guess they are not too bad with customer service, just unwilling to provide any solutions for me.

    I may be overreacting a little, but my data drops on my Bionic went from non-existent to every other day. While they come back in a couple minutes if I restart connections, it's still a hassle. Also development is not existent and difficult on this device with Motorola laying booby traps around ever corner "punishing" us if we try to mod our devices. I just want to get back to a device that has a solid data connection and where development thrives.
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    I have a 3g USB modem with 5 gigs of data per month and I actually am switching is to att. Reason: I get terrible TERRIBLE speeds at my house. On atts 3g I get 6mbps down and 2 up. The speed for the price is what I'm switching for.

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    I had AT&T for a good 10years if not longer before I switched to Verizon back in Nov 09. I know they get a bad rep for their service but my many years with them were great. No dropped called, top notch customer service, and was a bit cheaper than Verizon. However when we switched roughly 2 years ago I joined the Droid family.

    Would I switch back now? No. For the reason that I would lose my unlimited data, I need it. I have been more than happy with Verizon and their customer service, the only knock on Verizon is the 2 major 4g outages we suffered in December, those were long miserable days. Data connection has been great since then.
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    In a word, nope.
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    Not at the momnet. Former Sprint customer.
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    ATT called me a liar, threatened to send me a higher bill if i didn't stop complaining and stalled for 3 months to fix a billing error.


    that said, I don't anticipate to go there again, especially with no unlimited data plans anymore.
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