Even though the Verizon devices are lacking at this point? Verizon has the worst high end phone selection at this point. Of course, if you're still in the Apple camp, this matters not. Verizon is going to end up being even more of an iNetwork than AT&T is. This is assured when Verizon offers the iPhone and simultaneously blows up execution on their one shot at the Nexus line. See the Droid Incredible HD as a watered down One X, or what Verizon will do to mangle the GS3. Verizon's Droid line is good for nothing but screwing up devices.
If you're in the 90% of the country where it doesn't really matter what's the real difference? it blows for you you're in a basically unpopulated area. However, sometimes we need to hold VZW accountable for their massive idiocy here instead of being carrier fanboys. I know this is the capitol of carrier fanboys, but sometimes we should take the device centric view here. That's the model the US wireless industry needs to move toward.
Why go with AT&T when all they offer is EDGE and LTE is available? LIke I said, that's a no-brainer choice. Verizon's LTE phones are just fine as well, I've never read anything about their entire offering being "lacking", that's a new one on me. I am an Apple person, but that has no bearing on my choice of carrier as all the carriers available here now offer the iPhone, so I go with the one who has good coverage where I live, work, and travel. But AT&T chooses to only offer EDGE and promise 3G, while the other carriers are actually offering LTE, and I will reward them with my business
This is not an unpopulated area, there are 9000 people in town, it's the county seat, and on the major north-south oversize load truck route in the state, with 2000 trucks going through town every day along with all the other oilfield and agricultural traffic, so it's not like it's eastern Wyoming where there is nothing but coyotes.
Are you really saying it is "idiocy" for Verizon to be rolling out LTE to their entire 3G footprint?