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The Verizon iPhone 4 is an interesting product for Engadget to review. Firstly, it's not exactly a new device (not in any outwardly noticeable way). From design, down to its CPU, RAM, and even cost, this iPhone is the same as the AT&T model... save for that one small but really important thing: it's got a CDMA radio inside. The device is also somewhat tricky to review based on its software, since we've all been using (and even took a deep look at) iOS 4.2 for quite some time. So for us the task is to make clear the differences between these two devices and their networks. Now that's a little easier, because we're sure you have the same questions as us. What are calls like? How are the data rates? Is service notably improved or different than AT&T's? Most importantly, if you're currently a frustrated iPhone 4 owner, does it make sense to make the switch? We're going to answer all those queries (and more), so read on for a full review of the Verizon iPhone 4!
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/02/v...iphone-review/

ew boy... those data speeds are nasty
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Once there is a iphone for verizon LTE network, ill definitely be getting that. For now, seems like ill be fine on my galaxy S fascinate till LTE is all over the place.
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I'm very interested to see how Verizon will pan out once the userbase hits full throttle. They say they can handle the service load...let's hope they don't drop like AT&T does/dis.
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I wouldn't mind going back to the iPhone but Verizon's plans are wicked expensive compared to Sprint
    
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I wouldn't mind going back to the iPhone but Verizon's plans are wicked expensive compared to Sprint
How much are you paying for sprint plans? I have 5 phones on my family plan with 1400 minutes phone and unlimited text. 2 phones has unlimited data plans, while the other 2 with limited data plans. In total, it costs around 190 per month.
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How much are you paying for sprint plans? I have 5 phones on my family plan with 1400 minutes phone and unlimited text. 2 phones has unlimited data plans, while the other 2 with limited data plans. In total, it costs around 190 per month.
For five phones, I'd say that's a smokin deal.
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How much are you paying for sprint plans? I have 5 phones on my family plan with 1400 minutes phone and unlimited text. 2 phones has unlimited data plans, while the other 2 with limited data plans. In total, it costs around 190 per month.
jesus christ, the cheapest plan I can get with verizon is like 400 minutes ( I use less than 30 a month) unlimited data required for like 100 a month :| :|

Only reason I stay with verizon is because their service is phenominal where I live and their customer service has always been good to me. I've been with them for 6 years now and I can count the dropped calls I've had on one hand.
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jesus christ, the cheapest plan I can get with verizon is like 400 minutes ( I use less than 30 a month) unlimited data required for like 100 a month :| :|

Only reason I stay with verizon is because their service is phenominal where I live and their customer service has always been good to me. I've been with them for 6 years now and I can count the dropped calls I've had on one hand.
I wish to use a lower total minute, but one of my family members calls 1 number for like a couple hundred minutes per month. This is the reason why i have to have 1400 minutes so that i can use the friends and family phone number for no charge.
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I thought verizon had faster data then that, at least the pings are better then gsm.

I get better average speeds and pings on virgin mobile, atleast in my area, then what they're showing for verizon. It's also a bit cheaper, $25 a month for unlimited data, text and 300min. I'm going to have to compare my pings/speed with some of my friends on verizon.
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wow i would never even think about switching to verizion until they can get atleast the same speed ! your paying the same price per month for HALF the speed



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