PCWorld has a report that shows that Verizon’s uptick in phones isn’t all its cracked up to be. In fact, the report states that Verizon has had problems keeping up with the demand (see the reliability numbers). Verizon apparently has also been hampered by an uninterrupted signal – only 76% of the time was it uninterrupted.
Personally, I’ve seen in on my train ride into work. I keep dropping into 1x instead of 3G. So, let’s hope Verizon gets back on top. We bought into the network because it was the best, right?
Verizon’s come back is that their map is bigger. Bigger isn’t necessarily better if it drops speed. 1 in 4, it appears.
This entry was posted by Ben Holt on February 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm, and is filed under Droid. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.
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As lawyers, Ben, we both know that the words used don’t always mean what the speaker intends. “Fastest” network — fastest at what? “Biggest” network — for what. yadayada. When will we see a viable upgrade path to 4G? Both Verizon and AT&T networks are too fractured to tout who will be first to 4G. I mean, come on — just cuz there will be a 4G node or two for every 50 3G and 200 E nodes doesn’t mean there is a 4G network. I can just going down the road downloading the current location map on a 4G node only to find it bog down as one is handed off to an E node. And with AT&T, that’s what’s gonna happen. Verizon, on the other hand, has a major headache coming with the integration of the Altell network into its system. Oh, and getting back to AT&T, don’t think all the money they are throwing at network will really do a lot of good. I mean, they have to integrate 19 rural markets from Altell into their network, and for what? Maybe 3mil customers? That’s huge chunk-a-change per capita expenditure. I wonder if they won’t just let those market areas decline until the customer all switch to Verizon or T-Mobile.
Oops, time to go.
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