Ross Newman talks about the difference in AT&T’s iPhone and Verizon’s iPhone reception.
To clear the air in this sailor sibling rivalry we set out to test these enemy carriers side-by-side. So, we’ve hooked up with the iPhone hospital in Tampa.
Ross: Hey Chris, how’s it going?
Chris: How you doing?
Chris: Ross helps me out because he is plugged in and I’m cheap. My mobile is seriously old.
Ross: Fully extended antenna. Now you’re going to do single test with that and this.
Chris: For my temporary upgrade I borrowed one AT&T iPhone and one Verizon iPhone.
Ross: You’re going to see, what you need an idea for how both networks work around town. So far, right now Verizon and AT&T both have about same signal strength.
Chris: On first glance they’re almost identical.
Ross: They look pretty much of the same.
Chris: Luckily, for our trial.
Ross: This switch.
Chris: These two are different colors so we don’t confuse competitors.
Ross: You’re going to have AT&T as the white, the black is Verizon.
Chris: With that, it’s time to go for our unscientific test we hop in the jeep. Here we go. Place the phones next to one another and drive around Tampa. On signal strength, we find good but not 100 percent performance on both. Verizon boasts better coverage than AT&T.