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For those of you that have a choice of both Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless for your campuses, which do you use and briefly explain any positives/negatives?

Respectfully,

Mark Scott
VP of Innovation and Technology, CTO
Freed-Hardeman University | 158 E. Main St. | Henderson, TN 38340
731-989-6002 | mscott@fhu.edu | Twitter: http://twitter.com/m_scott

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Message from slowe@1610group.com

Mark,

At my most recent campus, at the beginning, AT&T was the only choice; Verizon was awful.   At the time, we standardized on AT&T and recommend it to students.  Today, that's changed and either one is more than viable. In fact, I'd almost recommend Verizon in my town now.  AT&T just last year got 3G in place in my town while Verizon has LTE on the way in the coming few months.  No word from AT&T on anything beyond 3G.  I wouldn't be surprised if their focus was on the larger markets right now.

What's really differentiating the two now is their 4G service.  Verizon has LTE service in many more places than AT&T.  That said, AT&T is aggressively rolling out LTE and has HSPA+ in many markets, which, while slower than LTE, is still plenty fast for most people.

Another differentiation, which is important to some: On AT&T's network, you can talk and use the data network simultaneously.  That's not possible on Verizon's network.

I travel a lot these days and carry both AT&T and Verizon devices with me.

I hope this helps.

Scott Lowe
Founder and Managing Consultant
The 1610 Group
(530) 330-5693

Verizon. Anecdotally, coverage seems, in the general sense, (e.g. to simply make / receive / not drop calls while moving car, especially in and around the Inland Empire,) for most, much less spotty than AT&T. AT&T used to be faster, but with Verizon’s “4G” that no longer seems to be a noticeable or differentiating issue.

 

There are proponents of Sprint as well, for the unlimited data, but, many of the folks with Verizon are “grandfathered” and have unlimited data plans.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Scott Helf, DO, MSIT

Chief Technology Officer

Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

 

Western University of Health Sciences

309 East 2nd Street

Pomona, CA  91766

 

909-781-4353

shelf@westernu.edu

 

www.westernu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Scott Lowe
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 2:31 PM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] Verizon vs. AT&T

 

Mark,

 

At my most recent campus, at the beginning, AT&T was the only choice; Verizon was awful.   At the time, we standardized on AT&T and recommend it to students.  Today, that's changed and either one is more than viable. In fact, I'd almost recommend Verizon in my town now.  AT&T just last year got 3G in place in my town while Verizon has LTE on the way in the coming few months.  No word from AT&T on anything beyond 3G.  I wouldn't be surprised if their focus was on the larger markets right now.

 

What's really differentiating the two now is their 4G service.  Verizon has LTE service in many more places than AT&T.  That said, AT&T is aggressively rolling out LTE and has HSPA+ in many markets, which, while slower than LTE, is still plenty fast for most people.

 

Another differentiation, which is important to some: On AT&T's network, you can talk and use the data network simultaneously.  That's not possible on Verizon's network.

 

I travel a lot these days and carry both AT&T and Verizon devices with me.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Scott Lowe

Founder and Managing Consultant

The 1610 Group

(530) 330-5693

 

Message from mike.cunningham@pct.edu

We don’t require or even recommend any provider. Students and employees can make any choice they want for a personal plan. The college has decided on Verizon for college owned cell phones based on pricing and service.

 

We are in the process of transition to a cell phone stipend for those who have a business need. Employees choose their own plan and provider.

The size of the stipend depends on the business need: voice minutes, text, data.
Associate Provost for Technology & Information Systems
Wake Forest University



Alma College isn't standardized on one carrier.  AT&T and Verizon are about the same on the campus.  We wish both were better.  For employees and sudents, the decisions are made more by what works at home.  Most choose AT&T or Verizon but some choose Sprint because of the better bundled services pricing.

Keith Nelson
Chief Technology Officer
Alma College

Email:  nelsonkr@alma.edu
Office:  989/463-7275
Cell:  989/292-5300
Fax:  989/463-7101

From: "Mark Scott" <mscott@FHU.EDU>
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 5:20:00 PM
Subject: [CIO] Verizon vs. AT&T

For those of you that have a choice of both Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless for your campuses, which do you use and briefly explain any positives/negatives?

Respectfully,

Mark Scott
VP of Innovation and Technology, CTO
Freed-Hardeman University | 158 E. Main St. | Henderson, TN 38340
731-989-6002 | mscott@fhu.edu | Twitter: http://twitter.com/m_scott

Cyber Security Awareness - FHU Online Safety
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Clarifying my previous post which was in response to, “…which do you use…?”: We do not standardize on Verizon, but, that is what I, personally, and many others choose, for the reasons listed.

 

Having said that, like many of our colleagues here, our institution provides a monthly stipend to certain employees for the service, but, the individual incurs, personally, the cost of the device, which, is usually not too expensive, at least up front, with a contract.

 

Sincerely,

 

Scott Helf, DO, MSIT

Chief Technology Officer

Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

 

Western University of Health Sciences

309 East 2nd Street

Pomona, CA  91766

 

909-781-4353

shelf@westernu.edu

 

www.westernu.edu

 

 

 

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