Verizon iPhone versus AT&T iPhone: The top three differences - Personal Wi-Fi hotspot - CSMonitor.com. Against my advice, some of my readers refuse to switch to Android, and are married to their AT&T iPhones. So, it shouldn't be a surprise that they are thinking about switching to Verizon this month when the Verizon iPhone goes live. As decisions about tech go, this one is a no brainer. If you insist on iPhone, you need to be on Verizon Wireless. Here are the reasons: 1. WiFi Hotspot capability. For $20 a month, you can, on Verizon, share your Internet access with 5 computers in your vicinity. I use this every day, and connect my GTablet to my phone's Internet access every day at lunch, or when I am out and about. This feature by itself is worth the switch, even if you have to pay a termination fee to AT&T. 2. Even though it might seem like an AT&T advantage that you can browse the web and talk at the same time; in the real world, you don't need to do this. I truly can't remember when that feature would have been useful to me. I am either browsing the web or doing email, or talking on the phone. If a call comes in while I am browsing, I take the call, and, when I am done, go right back to browsing. 3. It's the network, stupid. Verizon has a long history of being reliable, always there, and the fewest dropped calls. I truly can't remember the last time my Droid X dropped a call. 4. Finally, Apple has reconfigured the antenna in the Verizon iPhones to avoid the "death grip" problem. Apparently, Apple has put dual antennas in the new phones, and antenna problems are a thing of the past. So, if you absolutely, positively have to have an IPhone, get it from Verizon Wireless. It really IS the network.