[NTLK] [OT]Verizon and the iPhone

Tony Morrow gizmo1482 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 18:14:05 EST 2011

On Jan 11, 2011, at 1:31 PM, Smith Woody wrote:

> I'm currently very happy with T-Mobile and HTC G2 Android.
> Verizon didn't work well in my house years ago when I decided to
> abandon a land line and T-Mobile did.  Just stayed with them because
> of relatively lower cost.
> The G2 is quite capable and can be setup as a wifi hotspot.
> Haven't tried with Newt yet but with encryption turned off It should
> work,  I'll get back on that .
> Woody

Personally I won't be buying an iPhone. I'm satisfied with my Motorola  
Droid 1 for now. While the iPhone for Verizon may not be that big of a  
deal in medium to large population areas, I suspect the rural areas of  
America will benefit. In my area of south eastern Kentucky AT&T  
coverage is horrible. Basically if you don't live within line of site  
of a tower then you don't get coverage. On top of that 3G is only  
offered in a few towns. On the other hand Verizon and the regional  
carrier, Bluegrass Cellular, both have more towers with better  
coverage, use the same CDMA/3G technology, and can piggyback off of  
each other. Where my sisters iPhone 3G will barely get a signal on  
AT&T's EDGE network, I can get a 3G signal on the Droid and download  
at ~700Kbps. That might not be extremely fast, its the same speed as  
our DSL connection.

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