Apparently, it’s not all AT&T’s fault. Consumer Reports just announced that after significant laboratory tests Verizon’s iPhone 4 has the same problems with dropped calls and an inability to place calls when there’s a weak signal as AT&T’s iPhone 4.
Once again, the problem is attributed to the antenna and occurs most frequently when people grasp the phone a certain way. This time, however, Apple has no intention of commenting on Consumer Reports’ findings or issuing free bumpers.
Many experts have advised those who were thinking of switching from AT&T to Verizon to wait until initial feedback could be provided. This feedback included an analysis of the telecommunications companies’ service agreements, iPhone 4 models and quality of service.
Some, including Consumer Reports, have advised consumers against purchasing iPhone 4 altogether, noting that it had significant problems. It was instead recommended that those wishing to own an iPhone wait until iPhone 5 premiered, which should happen around June.