CNET Top 5
Reasons to buy a Verizon iPhoneAfraid 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 youÃ¯Â¿Â½re still on the fence, here are five reasons you might want to take the leap. Coming in at number 5 Ã¯Â¿Â½ 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 wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t 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 thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s 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 canÃ¯Â¿Â½t match that feature, and itÃ¯Â¿Â½s super handy. Especially if itÃ¯Â¿Â½s paired with Ã¯Â¿Â½ Number 3. VerizonÃ¯Â¿Â½s unlimited data plan for 30 bucks a month. Now, granted, Verizon says the plan will only be available for a limited time. But if youÃ¯Â¿Â½re 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 Ã¯Â¿Â½ 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. ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s right. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m saying they can hear you now. And finally, the number one reason to buy a Verizon iPhone? For godÃ¯Â¿Â½s sake, people youÃ¯Â¿Â½ve been waiting FOUR YEARS already! ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s like Santa came and itÃ¯Â¿Â½s Christmas morning. Finally, finally you can open the present and have your very own iPhone on Verizon! Who CARES if thereÃ¯Â¿Â½s going to be another version in six months, go ahead! Scratch that itch! And thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s it for this week, everyone. for more Top 5 videos head on over to Top5.cnet.com. I'm Molly Wood, thanks for watching.