iPhone 4 drops more calls on AT&T than on Verizon

By Matthew
Apr 6, 2011
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  1. A new study published by ChangeWave Research indicates that iPhone 4 users are more than twice as likely to experience dropped calls on AT&T's network than Verizon's. According to data submitted by 4,068 iPhone 4 owners over the last 90 days, Apple's handset has a 4.8% chance of dropping a call on AT&T's network versus 1.8% on Verizon's.

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  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I find it interesting that the number of dropped calls total for AT&T is only 0.2% less than drops reported by iPhone users on AT&T... The "iPhone keeps dropping my calls!" crowd has been very vocal, so this is kind of surprising.

    Then again, ~4,000 users is hardly representative of the nation and there are a lot of variables to account for here.
  3. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    Yes, and also: perhaps the iPhone-dropped-calls crowd would consider the iPhone capable of performing calls correctly in comparison to the cost of an iPhone - so them being very vocal about *any* dropped calls would not really be that surprising.

    Now, one is personally not familiar with the deal between T-Mobile and AT&T (saw it on TechSpot somewhere) but if AT&T is really going to acquire T-Mobile, then the AT&T network is sure to broaden. Perhaps even decrease their dropped-calls ratio.
  4. Yeah this study isn't biased at all! LOL

    Shame on your Techspot for posting this garbage.
  5. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,285   +232

    Biased how? Because it doesn't paint a falsely glowing picture of AT&T? Or am I missing some other insider information that you know?

    The results didn't surprise me at all. In fact, I'd wager that most who have traveled North America with phones from both AT&T and Verizon would be less than shocked, given how spotty and unreliable AT&T coverage can be when compared to Verizon.


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