I am a Verizon Wireless customer living in the suburbs of NYC. I have a "dumb phone" right now, but am eligible to upgrade. I am thinking of getting a Droid Incredible, but am hesitating because Verizon is now rolling out their 4G network. From what I understand, the rollout won't be completed until 4Q12 -- almost 2 years from now. So --
(1) since I would be signing up for a 2-year contract, is it more sensible to get the 3G Incredible phone now, or get the Thunderbolt 4G-capable phone in anticipation of 4G becoming available in the not-too-distant future (which could be as long as 18+ months away), or just keep my dumb phone until 4G is available in my area and then upgrade my phone
(2)What is the advantage of 4G over 3G -- is it only access speed to the internet; if so, how significant Is 4G speed over 3G? If not, what other improvements does 4G provide?
(3) is there any sense in getting an Apple iPhone 4 instead of the Droid Incredible -- I can get two Droids for free for both my wife's and my phone vs. paying hundreds of dollars for two iPhones.
(4) AT&T is offering the iPhone 3Gs for $49. Should I consider switching from Verizon to AT&T just to get this phone? Or should I consider a Windows Phone from AT&T?
(5) Are there any other considerations I should think about that I haven't mentioned?
Thanks in advance for all responses.