re: Wireless Carrier Rankings: AT&T Vs. Verizon
@ilserbatoio I, too, am a former AT&T Wireless employee, 1999- end of 2002, beginning when LA Cellular was converting to AT&T. Granted, your post is from December 2012; it is now March 2014, but I WOULD be most interested to learn your reference for more devices on Vzw's network than AT&T's. Generally, in my experience they keep that information private/ proprietary, unless there's some press release (comparative?) or they happened to share the info in their yearly releases.
A number I/we DID see was some 178,xxx analog subscribers back in 1999/2000 who we were asked to vigorously effort to convert to Digital PCS... probably because analog would be turned off in the future, and the network can fit more subscribers in the digital format (TDMA/CDMA).
I was a call center rep/ also handing tech support and receivables. When I left in 2002 I/we could already tell by consumer word-of-mouth that Vzw's network was superior.
On 4G, I've heard ranges of 5-35MB/s download and similar upload, based on network availability. My first WAP phone the company paid for us to try out was analog, Ericsson 287 LX around about 2000.. good, slow times. Ironic, when they were asking us to convert subscribers D/A. We still had a WAP team in Washington hooking up those brand new analog data connections. (I digress)