On Oct. 4, I blogged about the lousy AT&T service I was getting, particularly in southeastern Wisconsin, with my IPhone 3GS .  My blog was titled, “Will the IPhone 5 Work?” Well, there is no IPhone 5, at least not yet, but the new IPhone 4S, now that I’ve switched to Verizon, is fantastic.

Not only does the phone almost always connect, but the data service, which I use much more often, like a sort of alternate mobile computer, connects instantly and is fast.

Bottom line: the 4 S, with it’s cool voice-interactive function and better camera and enhanced features, plus the well-connected and very reliable Verizon service, is every thing I’d hoped it would be, and goes a long way toward justifying the considerable cost.