Have you long-awaited the release of the iPhone 4 on the seamless Verizon network? Have you wondered how it would be different than the current AT&T device? Have you wondered whether the CDMA network would provide improved or diminished cell phone reception than the previous AT&T version? This article will compare and contrast the iPhone 4 designed for the AT&T network with the new iPhone 4 designed for the Verizon network.
The Verizon iPhone 4 carries the same external appearance of the AT&T iPhone 4 externally, however internally, the device comes with several differences. The first difference of this device is the AT&T model’s ability to surf the web on the network while making a call. The Verizon model can still perform this function; however, it requires the user to be within wi-fi range. The rationale for this is that the seamless Verizon network does not carry the ability to send voice and data information simultaneously.
The second area of comparison is the network coverage. Many customers wanted to know if the seamless Verizon network would indeed drop less calls with the iPhone 4 device than the AT&T network. In a test between the two where 200 calls were made in various locations both above and underground, the Verizon phone dropped 33% less calls than the AT&T phone and also carried a stronger signal strength troughout. That being said, it was reported that the AT&T device performed quite well in both rural and urban areas, making the Verizon device an option for those in harder to attain signal areas.
The final comparison of the two devices is the ability to travel internationally. The AT&T device operates on the GSM network and carries the ability to perform on 4 bands of network communication. The Verizon iPhone 4 operates on the seamless CDMA network and operates on three bands of CDMA coverage. While the Verizon device does indeed offer more thorough coverage in the US, the ability to use the device in GSM only areas, such as most of Europe, is impossible. This is one issue that some business customers are becoming aware of after switching networks.
The brains of the two iPhone 4’s are almost identical, making the above topics the only major considerations when deciding which device to choose. As for running apps and using the device as a personal assistant, the two models both serve the same function and are externally identical.
The introduction of the Verizon iPhone leaves no contest that the expanding carrier embracement of the iPhone will inevitably place the vice on other competitors in the smartphone market. Since the release of the iPhone, Verizon has noted an uptick in sales and new customer sign-on’s. Verizon has responded to some criticism of the new iPhone 4 by stating that they wanted to focus on their CDMA coverage as the cornerstone marketing feature of this phone, and that they would consider implementing the 4G network or a hybrid model as their 4G network strengthened. Many customers polled seem to be eagerly awaiting the release of the iPhone 5, hoping that this release may include this hybrid network feature, eliminating any restrictions on this device
Source by Jeremy Bates