If I owned a smartphone, it would be an iPhone. However, I can’t tolerate the network problems that I see with AT&T. Now, there’s some empirical data to support my position:
This data comes from the this article. The article is an interesting read!.
Here’s what I know about the AT&T network simply working with colleagues who are on that network:
- When I try to call a colleague on the AT&T network I am almost assured of not getting through to them when I call–80-90% of calls go to voicemail.
- Several months ago, I called my best friend and got the following message from AT&T: “I’m sorry but we don’t have enough information to process your call–please enter the phone number you wish to reach.” Well, I’m sorry, I speed dialed the number from my Verizon cell phone to my contact list as I was driving, would have to hang up my phone to look up the number…you get the idea. I hung up.
I stopped in Radio Shack a.k.a. “The Shack” to pick something up the other day. The salesman asked about my phone and wanted to know if I wanted to move from Verizon to AT&T. When I told him “no,” that I was a devout Verizon customer he said, “Look, they all have coverage pockets.”
The San Francisco Bay Area is an AT&T coverage pocket. I’m not going to bet my business on AT&T’s cellular network.
Verizon: bring on the iPhone!
Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com