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Almost no one leaving AT&T for iPhone on other U.S. carriers

0. phoneArena 16 Nov 2011, 12:40 posted on

Just a year ago the internet was agog with complaints about the iPhone's exclusivity to AT&T. Yet in the months sense AT&T has not seen an uptick in their churn rate...

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posted on 16 Nov 2011, 17:23 1

51. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I was waiting for it and there it is ^^. I was thinking that it might, just might, be possible to get through a single thread without an Android/iPhone battle, but nope. Someone had to go and piss all over the walls when noone was looking.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 17:23

52. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


cupcake.. are you a VZW sales rep.. in FL? :)

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:47

39. dasanman69 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Sep 2009)


Its very simple, most are still in contract with ATT, and won't switch because VZW now has tiered data plans.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 16:31

44. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Of course they not leaving they are stuck with their contracts lol

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 17:04

47. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


i am grandfathered in the unlimited data for At&t ( i use about 6 GB a month) and my phone isnt even 4g(HSDPA+) or $G LTE. Its about 1-2 mpbs , cant complain, and the coverage is pretty good, at&t is improving, and i like it.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 17:37

55. hepresearch (unregistered)


Ah, yes... my unlocked Nokia E75 on AT&T in Southern Pennsylvania, with HSDPA 3.6 at full bars everywhere I went in all of York County... even in my basement. That was my best year... ah, the mobile phone nostalgia!

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 18:05 1

57. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I never left AT&T and never own a Iphone just waited for the perfect time to get a good Android phone

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 22:36

65. networkdood (Posts: 6325; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


They have a few great choices now.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 21:19

63. BattleBrat (Posts: 1168; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I guess it is the unlimited data plans quite a few of these people might have, I burned through 37gb last month w/ Verizon, it is addictive.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 22:36

64. networkdood (Posts: 6325; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Well, the wife left AT&T for Verizon - iphone 3GS to iphone 4S - she had a business discount account and AT&T did not allow an upgrade to 4S - she cancels both lines and calls AT&T to advise that the user of the other line is deceased and the rep waives both ETFs. Her ETF was not the 325.00 advanced device variety, but still that was nice of the rep. Looks like I get a nice 4G LTE phone by Feb.

BTW, AT&T has been doing an outstanding job. In my home now, I get at least 3 bars of service. My buddy bought that PORN phone, the HTC VIVID, and on speedtest.net he netted 13.5 mbps download....that is smoking! I hope I get that when I make the switch from my captivate.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 22:55

67. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


this article is came out too quickly we have to wait until the etf's is over for the 4 owners before we can come to the conclusion that att has retained its customers.

anyone with any pocket sense will pick the cheapest to performance option. if sprint can maintain unlimited data and find a way to expedite lte expansion and 3g expansion in the form of building penetration provided by the 800ghz spectrum before the etf.

i am confident we will have an influx of new subscribers. i would like sprint to rollout the data usage by avg data phone users compared to verizon and att. I am sure it will be shocking to find out how much data we sprint users are actually using.

i avg around 6-7gb a month and no i don't abuse the data. how much do you use?

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 23:24

70. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I'll stick with and enjoy my 33mbps dl and 13 mbps up :) booyakasha! Burn through the gigs like my life depended on it.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 23:30

72. Boom89 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I will still agree that AT&T is the worst carrier to use an iPhone on, ask the Manager at the Portland, OR Apple store in the mall. He seems to agree!

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