reply to thegeek
said by thegeek:They may be a "clear leader in LTE", but it's only because Verizon NEEDS this upgrade badly. Their 3G network cannot keep up with demand.
When you're the clear leader in LTE coverage then you have the power of being able to set higher prices. And even though people bitch about the pricing, millions are evidently OK enough with it to pay it.
I have both AT&T (iPhone) and Verizon (iPad). On AT&T I honestly don't care if LTE pops up or not. "4G" HSPA speeds work fine for most purposes. On Verizon, if I see "3G", I know I'm in for a pitiful browsing experience unless I'm in an unpopulated area or it's the wee hours of the morning. Despite the amount of LTE that Verizon has deployed so far, I still see a lot of 3G. On the route from LA to Mammoth Lakes there were long stretches where I only had 1xRTT, where my AT&T iPhone had HSPA the whole way.
"Mid 2013" can't get here soon enough.
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