I LOVE my iPhone. I just wish it were matched with Verizon Wireless, the carrier with the most envied reputation as fast, ubiquitous, reliable, nigh perfect.I find myself saying this about 8 times a day. But it turns out that Randall and I could be directing our angst at the wrong target.
Consumer Reports has just released its annual survey of cellphone service, and its respondents collectively agree with me about the rankings: AT&T occupies the bottom and Verizon, the top.
And the iPhone itself may not be so great after all. Its design is contributing to performance problems.
I don't have any particular commentary to add to this, other than the fact that I'm absolutely stunned. A few consequences:
- I have an iphone now and had long ago decided that I was switching to Verizon as soon as they started offering the iphone. Not so much now.
- I have to acknowledge the fact that I don't know jack about technology and I should perhaps stop having such strong opinions about technology-related products.
- I already have a hard time thinking about what my next cell phone will be (I'm definitely upgrading - I've got a first generation iphone), and this confusion is going to make it harder for me.
So, I guess, sorry AT&T for my absolute-but-maybe-not-deserved hatred of you for the past few years?