AT&T vs Verizon: Battle for the iPhone

iPhone on Verizon We no longer need to ask if Verizon will get the iPhone as at the time this post goes live, Verizon will have started taking pre-orders for existing customers to get the Apple iPhone 4 ready to run on Verizon’s more reliable CDMA wireless network instead of AT&Ts faster GSM wireless network. As we mentioned in an earlier post, we’re excited for the competition.

So the Geeks have gathered some data about Verizon and the iPhone and compared to AT&T in a handy Google Spreadsheet embedded in the jump to the next page. Let us know by leaving a comment if we missed anything on the spreadsheet.

Looking below at the spreadsheet, pricing is basically the same for Verizon and AT&T. The difference is in the network. Verizon’s CDMA wireless network provides better reliability than AT&T’s GSM network; however the AT&T network, when you connect, is much faster than Verizon. One additional differentiating factor between the two networks is that you can both use data and talk on the iPhone using AT&T’s network.