By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Verizon now sells and supports an Apple iPhone compatible with their mobile network. This development, which unfolded in the last month, has been big for a number of reasons. First off, it has axed the need for what seemed like constant rumors about the availability of a Verizon iPhone. But more importantly, Verizon’s carrying the iPhone has given users who previously contracted and stayed with AT&T solely because of their choke-hold on the iPhone the ability to choose between two networks (in the United States) for the first time since the iPhone’s debut.
However, the long-awaited arrival of the iPhone on the Verizon network has not been all that we had originally anticipated it to be. After more than three years of eagerly waiting, many people were excited at the fact that they could use a network that they thought would have faster mobile broadband speeds. After all, Verizon had launched a number of huge advertising campaigns in order to promote their network as being stronger and more reliable than that of AT&T. However, now that Verizon iPhone’s are finally in the hands of end-users, there is one small problem. They’re not anywhere near as fast as people expected them to be.