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Verizon Wireless now up to 89 million customers

0. phoneArena 26 Oct 2009, 13:35 posted on

The nation's largest cellular operator added 1.2 million new accounts after accounting for acquisitions and adjustments...

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posted on 26 Oct 2009, 18:27

32. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Simple they bought Altell and its 18 mill suscribers......!!!! And your brain is uncapable to understand that CDMA only have strong presence in the US, Canada and South Korea dude don't blame me...!!! BTW in Canada Telus and Bell the two biggest networks there (both CDMA) has choosen HSPA. If that not enough for you to consider a lost dude you probably are the biggest Fanboy ever. You like other fanboys speak like we in AT&T are not able to use our phones dude that's very stupid like the big red map comercials, and don't worry AT&T don't need you to switch 2 millions already done it specially from VZW....!!!

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 18:31

33. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Dude did u know LTE is GSM based lol...!!! and both VZW and AT&T will offer LTE jejeje what a fanboysm...!!!!

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 18:36

34. Simcarduser (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


HMMM i guess verizon deciding to get on the world standard means that CDMA won. The fact that the new LTE network will it not be backwards compatoble means they won. I know that AT&T's will be backwardsd compatible so I can keep my old phone as long as I want. This is VZW saying that it will not be backwards compatible not me. So really now great coverage now no doubt CDMA sounds great no doubt. So now you end up GSM (yes you are) anyway.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 18:39

35. Simcarduser (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


Yeah and us simcard users will not have to get rid of our phones in the near future becauseLTE is backwards compatible with present day GSM but CDMA is not.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 21:05

37. sinfulta (Posts: 275; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


LTE is completely independent of GSM/CDMA. It is a migration path because a sim card is used for the activation process. LTE and CDMA and LTE and GSM devices will have both radios and you can use either or. Most likely both companies will use the LTE for data services and carry the voice over the GSM or CDMA network. LTE is backwards compatible and will hand off calls seamlessly between GSM, CDMA, Wide band CDMA (UMTS), and CDMA2000.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 22:52

40. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Wow...just, wow.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 23:26

43. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I don't think VZW will be able to handle iPhone data congestion until LTE launches. And I hope that VZW never gets the iPhone to stick it to Apple and just pumps out superior WM and Droid devices.

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 02:03

45. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 144; Member since: 22 Sep 2009)


AT&T had problems WAAAAAY before the Iphone came out! So what the F--K are you talking about?

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 09:49

48. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Do a little MORE research. AT&T has not 'sat around.' They've spent 18 billion on their network over the last two years, and they still get more smartphone activations than any other provider.

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 11:12

51. Man_of_God (Posts: 32; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


I think your numbers are a little skewed. The average iPhone users consumes 400Mb of data a month. VZW does not currently have a device that averages that type of data usage. In comparison the average smartphone uses between 40-80Mb a month. Do the math... VZW's network would experience tremendous strain.

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 13:57

53. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 144; Member since: 22 Sep 2009)


AT&T could spend 100 billion dollars on their crappy network and they would still suck! They sucked before the Iphone, with the iphone, and they will suck after the Iphone. If all of AT&T's customers switched to Verizon, they will still get better service even with the extra burden. AT&T could have a good dogfight with MetroPCS, their both in the same league service wise.

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 14:03

54. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


but we still want gayt&t around because if verizon was the only cell carrier, they would become a monopoly and their rates would go up. so we want to keep at&t, sprint, and tmobile. :-)

posted on 29 Oct 2009, 21:07

63. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Wow that little eh... I guess becuase I use 2-3 GB/month I just assume that people use half what I use.. HAHA.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 14:42

9. tuminatr (Posts: 774; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


i think they have all ready planed for a data useage increase with all the new smartphones

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 15:57

19. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


The MMS patch was offered via iTunes....so ATT did not sting anyone along. Every iphone customer knew they wouldnt be able to MMS right outta the box per say. Same goes for tethering....its unlocked via itunes...not ATTs network.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 16:46

23. sinfulta (Posts: 275; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


It's not, but ATT does say what carrier settings to apply to the phone to unlock those features. Tethering and MMS regardless was ATT's bad no matter how it's looked at. If anyone saw Apple's Keynote, you would how they addressed saying that ATT has not allowed it to be opened yet. Apple was not very happy and was almost blantingly bashing the only US carrier that is selling they're phone.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 17:38

30. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


ATT techs COULDNT provision the iphone for MMS, even if they wanted to....because the update wasnt released from apple.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 22:49

38. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


The update was "released" from Apple at the beginning of the Summer, and in the keynote, was stated that ATT were said to be getting MMS "switched on" by the end of summer! How can you say that it was Apple's fault and not ATT?! Especially since iPhones across the pond and up north have been MMS capable almost from the start? And people on here accuse us VZW users as "blatant fanboys"! Sheesh!

posted on 29 Oct 2009, 21:10

64. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


**their phone** But yeah... Apple has seen the success of the whyPhone in France where 40% of the total cellular customer base has an iPhone, which is why they are opening it up everywhere around the world now across multiple carriers in the same martkets. US is the only major market now that doesn't have an iPhone on multiple carriers. Personally I don't like the iPhone and I wouldn't use it unless you paid me, A LOT, but why limit your success... at least open it to T-Mo, then VZW when LTE launches... Sorry Sprint, Apple will never make WiMax Phone.

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 08:58

65. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


Don't be so sure, Apple keeps things close to the vest, props to vzw for due to the marketing behometh

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 17:18

25. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


congrats verizon to having 89 million customers, has anyone actually said that yet??? anyone on the verizon network, the possibilities are endless...i'm so mad, all the hott women on desperate housewives use sprint phones!! why does sprint have to go in and taint that awesome show?

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 17:34

27. awesomeanthony (Posts: 51; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


I know right... and yes congrats. Now release the curve 2 haha

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 17:41

31. crd22 (Posts: 77; Member since: 15 Apr 2008)


That's the least of your worries... Personally, I think VZW's biggest flaws are mandatory data plans (freedom of choice please...), and their high-priced plans, including data (some are not able to pay $30 a month, but still want a good smartphone). Besides that, I think Verizon has done a rather well job. Their network is very good, and their phone selection (and pricing! i.e. TP2) is getting better.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 19:07

36. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


VERIZON IS THE BEST.......

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 22:51

39. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


You get what you pay for...in the case of Big Red. Not so much I guess though if you choose ATT, since plan prices are essentially the same, only the service is one of the worst in the biz.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 23:25

42. vegasguy (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


Freedom of choice? Go to another network or don't get a smartphone. Those are choices. If someone can't afford $30/mth for a data plan they probably have no business getting a smartphone in the first place. I personally applaud VZW for their higher prices. It keeps the kids from clogging the network.

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 23:29

44. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


haha he said taint. I feel like i am 13 again.

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 09:05

46. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


That is even more lame than the recycled "you get what you pay for" mantra used to defend high prices. ATT mirrors that pricing w/o the network and vzw shouldn't have any problems, it's the network

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 10:36

49. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)


Sprint is the best. Just join them and see.

posted on 27 Oct 2009, 13:49

52. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


Most of the people here are convinced the money they'll save will give them an inferior network. Man_of_God seems to be the most sensible of the fans here.

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