It’s time to come out about my selfishness towards Verizon announcing a release date of the iPhone. I’ve been an AT&T fan long before it was called AT&T. (Remember Ameritech and SBC?) I guess I should throw it out there that I really had no choice. My mom has worked for AT&T when it was Ameritech and SBC, and now AT&T. She has 35 years as an AT&T employee. Pretty impressive. So it’s no coincidence that my family reaps the benefits of having an AT&T employee in the house. Now you can understand why I’m a little bitter about Verizon offering the iPhone. I’ve had mine since July ’09 and absolutely loved it. AT&T’s service has been excellent and the iPhone is amazing. It seems like I belong to an exclusive club that’s just announced it’s adding the rest of the world to its guest list. Since I am an iPhone fan, I don’t want to tell people to go to the Android side. Instead, I will point out two reasons that would make a potential Verizon iPhone owner want to switch to the AT&T iPhone.
Verizon says they’re offering an unlimited data plan for the iPhone, which should one-up the AT&T iPhone. First off, AT&T offered the unlimited data plan originally for $30/month, but switched to a more effective plan. There are two options, one with 200 MB for $15/month or 2 G for $25/month. I have owned my iPhone 3GS since July ’09 and when these new data options came out in July ’10, I hadn’t even used 2 G since I bought the phone! So, while Verizon attempts to entice users with an appealing unlimited data plan, what you’ll really get is a hefty monthly bill.
See this screen shot? It’s how the WordPress app looks on the iPhone during a call.
Take a good look, Verizon users, because you won’t see it on your iPhone. Verizon uses the CDMA network, which doesn’t allow their phones web access during calls. Sorry about your luck.