Move from At&T to Verizon & iPhone to Android

Well, it’s been several months, so it’s time to give you an update on how my move from AT&T to Verizon and from the iPhone to Android went.

All-in-all, I can sum it up in one word. Fantastic. Although there were a few glitches, especially in my first Verizon billings, I am very happy with both Verizon and the Droid X.

I am truly enjoying the Android operating system and like it better than the iPhone operating system.

Some things are a little different with Verizon. For instance, at AT&T with the iPhone, voice mail just appeared on the iPhone with no extra charge. With Verizon I was having to call in to voice mail and listen to my voice mails in succession. After a few weeks, I also realized that this was using up minutes and making me go over the limit on my minutes. That’s when I found out that Verizon has something called “Visual Voice Mail” that is an addition $2.99 monthly fee. When I added that to my package, the voice mail appeared on the Droid as it had on the iPhone. It was much easier to manage and my minute usage went down considerably. I really wish that the Verizon rep had told me about this earlier. Yet, Verizon was nice enough to give me an extra 150 minutes for free during that first month’s voice mail fiasco.

Even with the addition $3 a month, my Verizon bill is almost identical to what my AT&T bill used to be. The service, however, is better. Now, I am sure that this differs in different parts of the country, but here in the Sandhills of North Carolina, the Verizon cell service is without a doubt better and faster. Also personal service that I received at the Verizon store as well as on the telephone has been better.

I still think that the cell phone companies need to be reigned in to stop the exorbitant charges for texting, the ridiculous long contracts, and early termination fees. Yet, Verizon has been both responsive and flexible.

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