It's Official: Verizon iPhone Drops Fewer Calls
AT&T users suffer 4.8% drop rate vs. 1.8% for Verizon
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2011 1:49 PM CDT
A Verizon iPhone is shown the first day it was available at Verizon Wireless stores Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Beachwood, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

(Newser) – The marketing hype is apparently true: The Verizon iPhone drops way fewer calls than AT&T’s, an independent study finds. In a survey of 4,068 iPhone users, those on Verizon dropped calls at a 1.8% rate, while those on AT&T lost them 4.8% of the time, notes VentureBeat. The results extend beyond the iPhone, ChangeWave Research discovered: in general, Verizon customers had a 1.4% drop rate, compared to AT&T’s 4.6%, the worst in the industry.

Still, users on both services were similarly happy with their experience, with 82% of Verizon customers and 80% of AT&T customers describing themselves as very satisfied. And survey taker ChangeWave offers this caveat on the dropped-call results: "It remains to be seen how well the Verizon network performs as the number of Verizon iPhone 4 owners ramps up and inevitably puts more pressure on their system."