Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Moving to Verizon Wireless

I was tempted to buy new iPhone 4 but I decided to wait till end of July for resolution of all problems reported by early adopters. In meanwhile I moved to Gemello neighborhood in Mountain View just to find out that AT&T got no reception there. We got two phones there and we cannot call each other cause we have zero bars and phones do not even ring. According to AT&T map it should be good reception there but I do not think zero is good.

[caption id="attachment_676" align="aligncenter" width="240" caption="Gemello AT&T Coverage"]Gemello AT&T Coverage[/caption]

The only real alternative seems to be Verizon. Their map shows that they have this area covered all in red which should be best reception for voice and digital services. In reality after switch we can talk but 3G is almost not possible to get. It's just pathetic. In the middle of Silicon Valley both major carries got mediocre services.

[caption id="attachment_677" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Gemello Verizon Coverage"]Gemello Verizon Coverage[/caption]

If rumors are true Verizon will have iPhone next year but now I am on two years contract and two Palm phones. So until iPhone 6 will be released I will be testing webOS on my Palm Pre phone :-)

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="245" caption="Palm Pre Plus"]Palm Pre Plus[/caption]

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