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74% of polled Verizon subscribers who want to get an iPhone, are holding their horses for the next one

0. phoneArena 01 Aug 2011, 09:33 posted on

A relatively small sample of 216 carrier customers showed that the majority of Verizon subscribers (74%), who are planning to get an iPhone, are sniffing at the iPhone 4, and waiting for the imminent update, which should come in a month or two, if all rumors ring true...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 14:34

59. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


fandroid cluster*****. What I said is totally valid. Remix suggested they should survey 20,000 customers. That's unreasonable

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 15:06 2

71. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


taco50 when did remixfa suggest a survey of 20,000? I am reading his posts & I don't see it. I think you are making things up again. It's an iSheep relapse! lol

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:31 3

36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Like...........

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 21:12

143. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


What's funny is people really believe these surveys are what will happen. IMO they've probably already lost sales by not releasing until October. Now obviously the die-hard Apple folks will wait. But people thinking about getting it may get tired of waiting. If the SGS2 performs well on cdma, it will surely steal some sales from people that are on the fence.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:04 1

6. dandirk (unregistered)


Personally I thought it was stupid for any vzw customer to get the iphone 4. They should have waiting for 5.

I know there are people that just signed up and needed to select a phone, that makes sense, but upgraders???? Personally I would have waited the year (its will be a year right?). Maybe the 3.8mil are new subs?

Since Apple seems to release on a pretty regular schedule, you get a upgrade at every other release.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:07 2

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


True but not everyone is on the blogs reading about this stuff. I think the iPhone 4 is still a good purchase. It's a great smartphone and will be supported by Apple for at least another 2 years.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:01 1

29. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Iphone 4 will be cheaper after the new iphone, so i think its a good buy for people who want an iphone but dont want to pay a crazy ammount, my grandparents both got an iphone 3gs because it was alot cheaper than paying 240 after tax for the 4, and they dont really notice the difference!

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:25 3

11. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Impossible finding. Totally biased!!!!!!!!!!! 74% yeah right. I wasn't in the poll...What is this poll taken in front of a ATT storefront.... Thumbs up or down!!! Who cares about a iphone 5, 6 or 7. If the next iphone launches without LTE or dual core, then anything less is a pure waste of money.....like I said before

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:44 2

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


This is very standard for a sample size for a survey so I don't see how it's biased. Why is it biased because. You don't even comprehend the study anyway. It doesn't say 74% of VZW users are getting the iPhone. It says 74% of people who are planning on getting the iPhone are waiting to get the next one. So this wouldn't even apply to people who use android for example since they're not getting an iPhone.


Quit trolling on everything that's positive about Apple. People love Apple products and they sell like crazy. Get over it.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:52 4

27. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it would be a standard sample size if the cell phone population was at 10,000 at max. Even then its a bit small. It would have to be ran multiple times and tracked to show consistancy. This isnt standard for anything but Taco iFodder.. lol

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:52 2

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


so according to you for 100,000 million customers they'd need to survey 20,000 customers?! That's completely unrealistic that a survey would talk to 1 of 5 people that are on VZW.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 12:10 1

46. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


I gave you a thumbs up because I felt bad for your piss poor math....thought a nice thumbs up would at least get you to crack a smile

In other news, this survey simply says that 3 out of 4 people who want an iPhone are waiting for the iPhone5. Well no s**t! what's the point in spending $199 on a year old phone that's about to drop in price in about 8 weeks? If the Apple advertising machine wasn't one giant brain-drain, that number would be upwards of 95%

What are these other 26% thinking?

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 12:13 3

47. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


like normal taco, you lack reading comprehension.

I didnt say anything about 10000 people to make a valid survey. In fact I agreed WITH YOU about the political surveys only being 1000+ people. The real difference being that those political surveys are tracked daily and averaged out over a period of time to show trends and accuracy (which always say accurate to +/- 4% which is an 8% total spread). This survey was minisucule and a one shot deal. It didnt show any data about the people it surveyed, their current equipment or anything. Basically its a pointless survey and holds no more validity than saying i polled 200 peeps and here are my results.

Scientific data is ALWAYS repeatable, researchable, and able to be verified.. or it is useless and tossed out.... Much like this "survey". It has nothing to do with android vs iOS, and everything to do with its lack of value.

The only one trying to turn this into another troll-a-thon iOS vs Android debate is YOU.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 14:37 1

61. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I never even mentioned android at all.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:03 2

94. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and i never said 10-20k people in a poll, but u keep repeating it like i did. uh huh.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 19:20 1

111. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i just wanna hear you admit you were wrong.. say your sorry for being such a snot nosed jerk. something. uve been called out for lying and/or completely blowing things ive said in this thread (and a dozen others).
nope.. you just glaze over it and try to switch the subject. lol. gotta keep that flame war alive huh, taco?

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 19:47

134. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're right this isn't even news. I don't know why PA posted this. Android has more market share.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 07:20

148. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea it does.. 48% to 19%. and spreading. :)

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 09:19

155. Rdio1 (unregistered)


48% isnt hard to do when every other phone on a wireless table is android.

"i have 30 pieces of crap on the table and one shiny turd, which would you like today?"

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 15:41

157. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


hey thats a better deal than judas got. He sold out jesus for 20 pieces of crap. :)

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:27 5

12. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


taco 50, change your user name or talk with an intelligent manner in the forums...because everything you say is ludacrist...

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:28

14. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


ludicrous

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:29

15. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


darn auto fill on this phone

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:31 4

16. NeXoS (Posts: 288; Member since: 03 May 2011)


You call that a "small" study?

That's like calling a quark particle "small."

Here's a much more valid study:

http://chicago.ibtimes.com/articles/185221/20110722/verizon-fails-to-gain-iphone-market-share-vs-at-t.htm

Verizon fails to gain iPhone market share vs AT&T

Oops, my bad, it's not a study, it's THEIR REAL NUMBERS.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:41 2

20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


This has nothing to do with this article. In fact it reenforces this survey since the survey says most VZW users are waiting for the new iPhone to get the new one.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:45 5

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hey trolls calm down the survey doesn't say 74% of VZW users are getting an iPhone. It simply states people who are already planning on getting an iPhone are waiting for the new one which makes total sense because it's coming out very soon.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 12:57 1

50. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


I see what you're saying taco. They could have asked 216 people who wanted iPhones or 10,000 people who want iPhones. MOST of them are gonna wait for the new one since it's almost here. That just makes sense. I think people are misreading the article.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:47

23. iphone8lover (unregistered)


NeXos. You people out there in lala land would believe the sky were going to turn green if you received some sort of document relaying to the unknown. ATT has had the iphone since 2007, so course their numbers would be over Verizon's, since VW only had for about 7 months now. How do you know people are not in contracts and just can't jump to an iphone on VW? How do you know people aren't holding out for the iphone5...So the little news clip you read is biased...Everyone loves to hate on Verizon.....Read this fact... consumer report.org.
Did not recommend the iphone4.
Needs a bumper to receive a descent signal. mediocre user interface--hasn't changed much since 2007, very nice display, compact---left handed people might block the antennae design---so be careful....you pay for ALL of your APPS....stuck on safari, no flash....what else....

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 10:48

24. isuck (unregistered)


who cares, at the end of the day, ios peeps will love there os, android will love their os, and those people like me which like an excellant, refreshing alternative, will give windows a try. Wow, so far very impressed, would like a little more freedom, ability to download free mp3's, use various browsers, but otherwise it is not to overwhelming like android, and to communistic like ios. plus i get a choice of different models like android but with ios consistancy.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:03 2

30. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Just about everyone here is a pro android user, if you dont like iphone then dont click on this article and start drama, geez.

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