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A new iPhone, some new carriers, a new battle that will rage on. AT&T has yet another thing to gloat about - besides being able to talk on the phone...
10-04-2011, 04:31 PM #1
AT&T: "Our iPhone 4S Will be Faster than Verizon's and Sprint's."
A new iPhone, some new carriers, a new battle that will rage on.
AT&T has yet another thing to gloat about - besides being able to talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time. The iPhone 4S uses HSPA+ on the AT&T GSM network at speeds of 14.4Mb/s. On Verizon and Sprint - CDMA networks, the iPhone 4S will only achieve download speeds of the iPhone 4's top speed; 7.2Mb/s.
The current lineup of Carriers leaves you with three choices - AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. The only GSM option is AT&T because T-Mobile bowed out and chose not to support the iPhone in favor of seeing a future in Android devices. If you're wanting the best value out of your network, you may want the unlimited data option from Sprint. Just remember to consider that AT&T will be the only network capable of benefiting from the speed boost from the iPhone 4S's dual antenna system.
Currently, the speed boost advantage of the iPhone 4S on a 3G network is capable of 4G speeds. Many are disappointed that the iPhone 4S doesn't support 4G, although 4G is a battery sore. I highly suggest this option over 4G simply because you will get comparable speeds and keep the mature battery life of 3G. The only difference is that you will not have a, "4G" icon in the top left of your status bar next to your carrier name. I'm sure they will develop (or have developed) a jailbreak tweak that you can trick yourself into feeling you have 4G, though.
What network are you planning on using if you get the iPhone 4S? Share below!
10-04-2011, 04:45 PM #2
I don't care who's gonna be faster, give me the best offer and don't cut my unlimited data plan.
10-04-2011, 04:47 PM #3
Any One but not AT&T they are the worst customer servise ever and them coverage area so bad, not to mention lossing signal all times
Any One but not AT&T they are the worst customer servise ever and them coverage area so bad dont mention loss signal all times
10-04-2011, 04:54 PM #4
Funny thing is, they seem to have forgoten to add the variable of "Will I even be able to get signal?" as part of the magical equation used to find out the data speed.
10-04-2011, 05:00 PM #5
Hey as long as I have the coverage to use up my 2gb I would be happy. Oh wait I do and I have unlimited and I don't ever use more than 2 gb because I connect to wifi at home. Get a life.
10-04-2011, 05:02 PM #6
10-04-2011, 05:03 PM #7
Since many are not happy about the iPhone 4s maybe a lot of people won't upgrade to it and then AT&T will stop the data throttling...
10-04-2011, 05:15 PM #8
Not at all happy. Been hanging on to my 3GS thinking the 5 would be here, and blow away all the iphoneys out there. Not! Crap! Smh
10-04-2011, 05:22 PM #9
AT&T: "Our iPhone will vanish your money the fastest!"
10-04-2011, 05:25 PM #10
The 4S is a GOOD upgrade from the 4, just like the iPhone 5 would be. Gosh.
10-04-2011, 05:26 PM #11
Yea yea yea suck it AT&T with your 2GB cap!!!!!!
10-04-2011, 05:47 PM #12
10-04-2011, 05:58 PM #13
I will get whatever version I can get first.iPhone 4 Verizon
Untethered jailbroken w/ Sn0wbreeze
10-04-2011, 06:06 PM #14
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10-04-2011, 06:24 PM #16
10-04-2011, 06:48 PM #17
Personally I won't be getting the 4s. Siri just isn't impressive enough to upgrade. I like my iPhone 4 enough to wait until the iPhone 5 comes out.
10-04-2011, 06:50 PM #18
Seems like vzw just cant catch a break with the iphone
10-04-2011, 06:51 PM #19
What's really the difference is iCloud and siri, those two alone are awesome, so internet connection speed makes no difference, half the time I put my phone on AT&T edge to get better call quality
10-04-2011, 06:53 PM #20
I for one will be getting the 4S (mostly cause I'm using 3GS). Little disappointed but excited for Siri, faster,etc. Pre ordering my iPhone Thursday night.