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Survey: AT&T remains Apple iPhone country while Android rules at Verizon

0. phoneArena 20 Sep 2012, 12:15 posted on

A new survey conducted by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners shows that half of all phones activated on AT&T between June and August this year were Apple iPhone units while during the same time period at Verizon, Android models made up about half of all activated phones...

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:47 8

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


What makes you think that? The 3GS was previously free on contract, too, so a free iPhone isn't anything new.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:38

12. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


yes but phones was only offered in ATT the iphone 4 will be available in Big Red...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:23

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I guess I didn't consider that, but I doubt it will make a huge difference. Two-year old phones don't sell in droves even when they're free. I think most consumers would realize that by the time they're off contract, they'll be sitting on an unsupported four-year old phone.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:53

20. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


True but most, if not all, free Android phones rarely get more than 1 year of support, nevermind getting 2. Some don't even get a full year. I've seen some mode

3GS at least got one last update, 3 years after it came out. Probably the only such phone to get 3 years of legacy support after releasing.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 15:26

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Yes, you're absolutely right, downphoenix, but what does that have to do with anything? I don't remember anything being mentioned about Android support in this conversation. Sure, the 3GS is getting iOS 6, but it's missing a large number of the features & I can't imagine it'll run particularly well. I'd much rather keep a smooth running older OS than receive a slow, laggy new one. Apple definitely has taken the cake with support of this phone, but I would imagine the 3GS would be better off if the support stopped with iOS 5.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 16:44

30. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


" I think most consumers would realize that by the time they're off contract, they'll be sitting on an unsupported four-year old phone."

You're the one who mentioned it.

I was just pointing out that, when you consider the free price, and the fact that its STILL getting updated, whereas a lot of android phones that are free are LUCKY if they get updated to a new version of android, nevermind 2 of them, then my point is pretty valid. And even some top tiers handsets that originally sold at 199.99 like the Motorola Photon haven't even had one update yet, and its been 14 months since that phone came out.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:25

32. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You should read more carefully, downphoenix. I DIDN'T mention anything about Andoid support in my post. The quote of mine you posted is clearly in reference to the iPhone 4 which gallitoking mentioned in the previous post. Either way, I hear where you're coming from. My rebuttal was just simply that with the pace at which smartphone technology is currently moving, 3 year old phones probably shouldn't be getting updates anyway.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:39 1

33. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1731; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


There were also complaints that iOS 5 on the 3GS was laggy as f**k. I can only imagine this is worse with 6

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:42

43. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


it might, but only if iPhone 4 is become free on offcontract.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:38 1

13. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1058; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


this is no surprise to anyone that has been keeping up with what iOS and Android have been doing the last 5 years. AT&T android subscribers have narrowed the margin, but there are still more AT&T iOS subscribers at this time. Im an AT&T android user and I love what Android has done.

Verizon and Sprint wanted the iPhone so bad, that they didnt realize that they had to suffer the consequences if it didnt live up to their expectations................especially Sprint lol. Whats crazy is that Verizon and Sprint have gained both popularity and money on Android for years which is asinine to go with Apple!!

the fact that you cannot talk and surf the web at the same time with Verizon and Sprint makes the iPhone lose some of its competitive edge. We'll see what the iPhone 5 will do under them, but no more than what the previous models did

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:40 2

15. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Gotta love how Verizon's numbers are for feature phones. They are WELL beyond the other major carriers in feature phone activations. Could it be due to the fact that their rates are outrageous?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:56 1

16. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


In case you did not know, on a 4G LTE Verizon ANDROID - you can talk, text, surf at the same time when in a 4G LTE coverage are....

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:04 2

17. jstoned (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I-Tards!!!!!!!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:54 1

40. DonMateo28 (Posts: 14; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I think it b/c verizon needed to compete with ATT when they had the iphone exclusively, that's all and you were forced to have ATT to get the iphone, had the iphone not have been exclusive this article wouldn't exist today

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:10

41. bigstrudel (Posts: 523; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Pretty rough considering that Verizon by far has the worst selection of Android phones.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 22:07

44. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I'm not a fan of Verizon at all, but you are clearly being sarcastic here.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 21:14

48. ChangMin2012 (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


I dun think so. Even as a Sprint user.
I gotta say that their droids are kinda bawse.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:01

46. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


lol feature phones have a better market share compared to bb

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