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Verizon Wireless I thought this would never happen…

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by dmapr, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. dmapr

    dmapr Silver Senior Member
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    but a couple of weeks ago we switched from AT&T to Verizon Wireless. The primary reason for this was the spotty AT&T coverage at a couple of friends places that I frequent, one of my wife's favorite nearby restaurants and completely non-existent coverage in the place we most often go skiing to. In addition to a better coverage I was pleasantly surprised to find out that VZW supported several of the advanced services (HD Voice equivalent, built-in visual voicemail) on my Nexus 6P. The only one it did not was wireless calling (AT&T supports none of these). Of course since then I was fortunate enough to have my Nexus replaced with a Pixel XL so now all three of them are supported. About the only thing that I discovered so far that was easier to do on AT&T is call forwarding. Oh, and I keep running the SpeedTest and marveling at how often I see double-digits in the results (getting over 5-6 was a great accomplishment on AT&T). So aside from a minor bump in the price I've not seen any major drawbacks so far.
     
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  2. viewfly

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    So except for the coverage problems that cause you to switch, all those features ( HD Voice, Wi-Fi calling, visual voicemail) are supported on your wife’s iPhone. So ATT didn’t support them on the Nexus?


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  3. palandri

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    I don't know how Verizon coverage is now, but I did try them out about 10 to 11 years ago, since AT&T had some weak and dead spots in Chicago. What I discovered was Verizon also had some weak and dead spots in Chicago.

    The real odd thing I remember about Verizon in downtown Chicago was the higher I went in a high rise, the weaker their signal got, start at about the 15th floor and above. I didn't have that problem with AT&T.

    Let us know if you run into any issues.
     
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    @dmapr, did you fess up at the AT&T forums and leave all your fans in a shock over there?

    Similar to palandri’s experience I wasn’t happy to “Evil Red’s coverage when I last tried it. It’s been awhile for me as well so things could have changed.

    Good luck with Verizon.




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  5. dmapr

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    @palandri I may be confusing things but I think I read somewhere about the high buildings problems being inherent to CDMA. In my 2 weeks on VZW I've seen it drop to the CDMA once in one of the AT&T dead spots, the rest of the time it was LTE. I believe the LTE should be functioning the same between VZW & AT&T

    @charlyee, I did not :) I'm still a DirecTV subscriber so it's not like I'm a public enemy #1 anyway ;)

    To both of you -- my best friend who lives very close and frequents the same spots I do has been with VZW for years and aside from one episode 10+ years ago in the town of Inverness I could never find a spot where my signal would be better than his :)
     
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    Now that you mention it, my experience was definitely in
    the pre LTE days, so things have probably improved.


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    Gasp.

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    Welcome to Evil Red.

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  9. dmapr

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    So far some improvements have been noticed. Sometimes minor, but still.

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