I'm a mobile phone whore. I've had em all. On every carrier. In the last five years, I've had Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. I've two iPhones and at least five Blackberries not to mention a couple of Nokia phones. Everything but an Android phone. And the best of them all: iPhone on AT&T.
There are a few things that make the combination the best of the best. The iPhone itself is great as a stand-alone device, but the newest iteration excels when you add multi-tasking and a strong network. I put the iPhone on AT&T to the test and in functions where Blackberries and other networks fail:
- Continuous Music Streaming: On AT&T, Pandora runs smoothly over long trips - not missing a beat. By contrast, neither Verizon & T-Mobile were able to accomplish the same feat on longer trips. T-Mobile has the best value of all the networks - but it signal frequently drops down from 3G to edge, making it hard to keep up a music stream.
- Music Streaming & Navigation: The iPhone on AT&T seems to handle multiple processor-intensive applications smoothly. The combination of CPU-intensive and bandwidth intensive often sent my Blackberry on Verizon into a reboot but the iPhone seems to handle it smoothly.
- GPS Fix: the iPhone latches onto a GPS signal with amazing speed - faster than any Blackberry ever.
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