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Switching from AT&T to Verizon for the iPhone 5 – @SFoskett

After more than a decade as a customer of the company now known as ATT, I finally switched everything to Verizon this month. Although I had given up on ATT long ago, I waited for the iPhone 5 to come out before buying new equipment. Now that I have moved over, I have no regrets. The process was amazingly smooth, and, at least where I live, the Verizon network is two generations superior.

A long ride downhill with ATT

I have been using the same network since 1998. I signed up with Houston Cellular, which later became Cingular, and then ATT. I was thrilled when Apple announced that the iPhone would come to ATT, since it meant an easy transition from my old BlackBerry. Service with that first EDGE iPhone was not so bad at first, but quickly began degrading as the device became more popular.

I skipped the iPhone 3G,

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