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Woz: ''Carry a Second Verizon Phone for Backup''

Steve Wozniak, the other Steve who helped found Apple, said in an interview what he thought of the iPhone 4 and its reception woes.

Like everyone else, Woz has some issues with the iPhone 4, as he explains in an interview with Dutch journalist Henk Van Ess.

The first time I tried I was able to duplicate the problem. My wife was driving me to the airport and as soon as I got a short distance from my home, and no longer on wifi, I tried it by accessing a web page (using Safari on my iPhone 4) and observing the progress bar.

The Woz has some pretty deep pockets, so this is his solution:

If you can afford it, carry a second Verizon phone for backup. Another option is to carry a Verizon mifi and rely on Skype on your iPhone. I have used this mifi technique to rescue my own, and others’, iPhones on occasion. If you buy a Verizon Palm Pre, you get free mifi on it so that is possible the best ‘compromise’ solution, to carry a Verizon Palm Pre along with your AT&T iPhone 4.

(via TechCrunch.)