Oh yea...AT&T will definitely follow Verizon's lead. After all, AT&T is rolling out shared data plans too. Verizon just gave them the OK to kill grandfathered unlimited plans as well. Mark my words.
Verizon Wireless: America's fastest, largest and most reliable mobile broadband network.
I'm just a twenty-something year old college graduate speaking geek on HoFo!
Fiber backhaul for Verizon in Southern Illinois in 2013 - about time.
Yes, they're behind on LTE. That's a problem. Yet it's not a killer. Most of the people I know have a hard time telling the difference between HSPA+ on AT&T and Verizon LTE. Most people don't even know what the speed test app is. They just know if the HSPA+ connection is strong enough to post videos to Facebook, and most of the time it is. As long as you're not in the 5% of AT&T users on EDGE you're OK. As far as Verizon's EV-DO goes, that's starting to show it's age. Even in Chester, which is a place where people are just beginning to really move to smartphones, EV-DO will be great in the mornings when no one is using it. When it comes to actual times people use it, it's more inconsistent. Yet, in the end, if AT&T plays its GSM evolution cards correctly they'll be OK. Another acquisition to fill their rural gaps like USCC would not hurt, however. I also think AT&T should start buying 700 A and have Band 12 support on their devices.
Shared data pricing will likely be the first things people notice. They want more for less.
I think my last quote was mistaken. I HOPE and think AT&T should NOT follow VZW steps in this one.
It would be a GREAT competitive advantage for AT&T.
Samsung is running the game right now!!!
Last edited by DRC72; 05-20-2012 at 04:21 PM.
Once all promos are said and done and both are on their new plans, I expect Verizon to be either the same price as AT&T for a little less data, or a little more expensive for the same amount of data. Verizon still holds themselves as the nations premium network (price wise).
Also, I think the notion that AT&T has double redundancy @ 4G, as opposed to VZW just being singularly 4G...
AT&T isn't as bad off as some of you naysayers are making it out to be.