Apparently passing on the iPhone may be affecting Verizon more than they thought, and that the Instinct might be an iPhone killer afterall
. A study by NPD Group
found that nearly a third of AT&T's iPhone 3G customers came from other carriers, and in a further breakdown they go on to reveal that nearly half of those customers came from Verizon. T-Mobile customers accounted for 24% and Sprint just 19% of the defectors; the two combined were less than VZW lost by itself. The numbers may be surprising on the surface, but Verizon's notorious nickle and diming, continued lock down on hardware and software and empty promises
of an open network look to be finally catching up with them. The customers have spoken, but will they be heard?
Apple iPhone 3G ranked as the best selling smartphone model, followed by the BlackBerry Curve and Pearl, and the Palm Centro.
source: NPD Group