Why I switched back to iPhone on ATT

When the Verizon iPhone came out I immediately picked one up after struggling with Att for years.

Yes the voice network is better on Verizon. At least in the places i travel most in the united states.

But on Friday I switched back to Att.

I switched for a number of reasons

-the inability to use data while on a call is frustrating. I tether my MacBook air to my phone and so this limitation sucks. Or when Im talking to Lauren and we are trying to choose a restaurant. Or talking about a business deal and I can’t talk and review a document that the sender wants me to review.

-Verizon may have a better voice network but it’s I felt the speed difference on the data side. 3G on Verizon is much slower than Att. And I often saw my Verizon phone in 2g mode.

-I get out if the united states a few times a year. In that scenario the Verizon iPhone turns into an iPod touch. Not what I need.

-and lastly the Verizon iPhone felt like prison. I like the ability to move my sim card to different handsets and try new devices. Last week i was at dinner with Peter Rojas and he showed me the new gsm Motorola Android phone. I can’t just pick up that phone and give it a try with Verizon. I’m locked in tight.

So I’m back. I’m back to a faster and more flexible place. And I’m at peace with the trade off.

(excuse any typos. wrote this on my phone)