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CNET Top 5: Reasons to buy a Verizon iPhone

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CNET Top 5: Reasons to buy a Verizon iPhone

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Afraid to pull the trigger on the Verizon iPhone? It's ok, Molly Wood is here to help you rationalize your long-awaited iPhone purchase.

I'm Molly Wood, in for Brian Cooley with a CNET Top 5: the top five reasons TO buy a Verizon iPhone. See, recently Brian Cooley brought you a Top 5 Reasons NOT to buy the Verizon iPhone. Limited global roaming, no simultaneous voice and data, no 4G. Whatever. HATER. If the pre-sale numbers are any indication at all, the Verizon iPhone is going to be a monster hit. But if you�re still on the fence, here are five reasons you might want to take the leap. Coming in at number 5 � no death grip. Because of a slight redesign with the iPhone 4, those issues of holding the phone wrong and losing reception are now solved -- and you won�t need an ugly rubber bumper to use with this model. Coming in at number 4, the Verizon iPhone can act as a mobile hotspot, providing wireless Internet access to up to five devices. Yes, it costs an additional 20 bucks a month, but that�s a lot less than a Verizon MiFi costs! AT&T is rumored to be working on offering the mobile hotspot capability, but right now? They can�t match that feature, and it�s super handy. Especially if it�s paired with � Number 3. Verizon�s unlimited data plan for 30 bucks a month. Now, granted, Verizon says the plan will only be available for a limited time. But if you�re a serious Pandora streamer, podcast downloader, or Netflix watcher on your phone, PLUS you want to do mobile tethering? The unlimited data plan is a big plus, for as long as it lasts. Moving on to number 2 � duh. Better voice calling. In his Top 5 reasons not to buy, Cooley noted that with CDMA technology you can't do voice and data at the same time. True. But the flipside of this is that when the phone ONLY does voice, then you are less likely to get dropped calls because the voice isn't being crowded out by data. That�s right. I�m saying they can hear you now. And finally, the number one reason to buy a Verizon iPhone? For god�s sake, people you�ve been waiting FOUR YEARS already! It�s like Santa came and it�s Christmas morning. Finally, finally you can open the present and have your very own iPhone on Verizon! Who CARES if there�s going to be another version in six months, go ahead! Scratch that itch! And that�s it for this week, everyone. for more Top 5 videos head on over to Top5.cnet.com. I'm Molly Wood, thanks for watching.

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