I'm still using an iPhone 3GS. When the iPhone 4 came out, they told me I wasn't eligible to upgrade until January 2011. I seem to remember Jan 12th, but when I look now, it's the end of the month. That little change gives me pause.
Anyway, back when the iPhone 4 came out last June or so, I decided to wait and at least save the few hundred bucks.
Sometime in September my iPhone started to act poorly. The power button at the top didn't work well. I had to press it many times and very hard to get a response. At some point after a few weeks, it stopped working entirely.
By this time, the rumors about a Verizon iPhone deal started to surface, so I doubly decided to wait until January to see what that's about.
And here we are. Mid January. Verizon will have a CDMA iPhone available in February. I can upgrade my AT&T contract and get a new discounted iPhone essentially in February.
What to do?
I'm actually not really down on AT&T that much at all. Granted, I did just return from Las Vegas where AT&T is horrible. I had a nightmarish time in the airport there trying to get hold of the person picking me up and I couldn't make a call without walking outside of some strange 100' radius from the terminal.
But around home, AT&T seems to have caught up with Verizon on coverage, and then some.
Here's what bothers me about switching to Verizon.
I use my AT&T SIM card in an unlocked Google Nexus One so I can get my Android fix. I can't do that with Verizon.
Verizon's CDMA doesn't support talking on the phone and accessing the Internet at the same time. There have been maybe three times I needed to do that over the years, but it was kinda good that I could.
AT&T now has faster 3G network speeds in some locations. They also have free Wifi around, like at Starbucks.
Assuming network coverage issue is moot for me, I think AT&T wins.
What should I do?