Many of you recall from my review of the Verizon Wireless MiFi the major reason I invested in the MiFi: to boost my data coverage on my iPhone 4 due to the fact that I live in an area with extremely sub-par AT&T coverage (you can read my lamenting over on that review, I’ll spare you from having to re-live my lament again). I’ll say that coverage with AT&T has only worsened up here, not improved. Text messages would take 20 minutes to send, and I’d miss many of my calls, and in some cases didn’t even have enough signal to check my Voicemail to see who was trying to call me!
So when Verizon finally started selling the iPhone 4, I knew what I needed to do in order to free myself from my wireless coverage woes, and believe it or not, I could reduce my wireless bill dramatically (since I would no longer need the dedicated MiFi, my mother didn’t want her iPhone anymore so I could put her down on a regular phone, and I could save money on my texting plan since I’m a moderately texting person but don’t overly text). I knew it was time to jump ship to Verizon.
Since having a MiFi considered me an existing customer, I made it to the pre-order and was able to receive my Verizon iPhone before launch day (I also singed my mother up for an LG Accolade phone which was free with contract, and her part of the bill is only $10/month now!). I was able to sell my AT&T iPhone to a colleague, allowing me to recover some of the costs of having to purchase a new iPhone, as well as the hefty ETF I had to pay AT&T to jump ship (yes, I paid it too, but with our much lower bills and much better service, it’s been well worth it).