If you currently use your iPhone with another phone company, you maybe wondering if it makes sense to switch to Verizon. It might! Verizon is a great company for iPhone users. But the decision to switch from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or one of the many smaller regional companies that sell the iPhone isn’t necessarily simple. Verizon has some things in its favor, but so do the other companies. Before you switch your iPhone to Verizon, learn about the benefits and drawbacks of making that decision here.
Verizon Has Better Coverage
One of the major things to consider when picking a phone company is the coverage that that phone company’s network offers. The better the coverage, the better your experience with the phone will be. Spotty coverage leads to dropped calls and poor call quality, as well as difficulty accessing wireless data network.
How often you encounter these problems will depend on where you live and were you travel.
Among the four major phone companies in the United States, Verizon is known for having more-comprehensive network coverage and 4G access (though in rural places, regional carriers may be better). If you’ve been frustrated with your current phone company’s service where you live, Verizon may be the solution to your problems.
Others Have Cheaper Monthly Plans
The amount you pay for your monthly service plays a big role in determining what phone company is best for you. In this case, it may not be Verizon.
There are so many different plan types and variations that it’s hard to say for sure what company will offer you the best rate. It’s best to compare each one yourself using your specific set of needs and circumstances.
So, before you switch, figure out which company offer the best pricing for you.
Switching May Have Hidden Costs
There may be some hidden costs involved that could cause you to think twice before you switch to Verizon.
There are two possible costs you could run into. First, if you’re paying for your phone on a monthly basis rather than buying it up front for a single, big payment, you’ll need to pay off the balance on the phone before you switch.
Second, in some cases you may run into an Early Termination Fee. ETFs are a penalty for canceling your contract before it’s over. ETFs can run from $200-$350 (though they’re usually pro-rated down by the number of months you’ve been under contract).
Check the terms of your contract and payments, otherwise switching to Verizon could be an unacceptably expensive proposition.