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Verizon adding network capacity to meet the spike in data usage from the iPhone

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Verizon adding network capacity to meet the spike in data usage from the iPhone
As far as conspiracy theories go, a Verizon-branded iPhone dates back to the Cupertino gadget inception, and recently every few days someone cries about it, as if it's the second coming. Wall Street Journal has been pretty active piling up on these rumors lately, and the latest update from "people familiar with the matter", is that Verizon is talking to Apple, and adding capacity to its network, in order to handle the onslaught of iPhone users early next year.

While we can talk about AT&T's exclusivity 2007-2012 until we are blue in the face, or the fact that those CDMA iPhones in production might be for a Chinese carrier, there is still some sweet smell in those rumors.

Furthermore, the report gives us interesting statistics about the average data usage of customers with an Android smartphone on Verizon's network. It turns out that they utilize 485MB of data per month, while iPhone users on the AT&T's network are using a good amount less at 344MB on average.

Thus, analysts are positive that Verizon's network can handle the sudden spike in data usage from the eventual Verizon iPhone subscribers, who are projected to be 13 million, once the coveted smartphone reaches Big Red's shelves.

source: WSJ

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. lexus (unregistered)


first

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 09:07

10. ICanAffordVZW (Posts: 123; Member since: 15 Dec 2008)


I don't see any validity to this. I have seen and heard countless times, that VZW will not be adding capacity. The only money that will be spent on the network will be for 4G. By money, I mean of a significant amount. I do hope this article is based on truth, seeing as how VZW does not need an iPhone related debacle similar to that ATT experience a while back in San Fran and NYC.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 11:51

15. tbacba (Posts: 62; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


What a dick.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 13:42

16. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Who let the douchebags in? Who cares who's first!

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 14:01

17. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


17th!!

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 15:06

26. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


I dont know about that one because if true, why would Verizon be advertising the ipad on there site? and being able to use it with mifi etc. Weather the iphone comes before the contract with AT&T is up or not it will probably come to vzw. Why do you think AT&T has finally gotten there blinders off and are advertising other devices. In my opinion its so when they finally loose the exclusivity of the iphone it wont hurt so bad.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 05:23

2. Ryryiscool (unregistered)


Honestly I'm not even sure I want an iPhone anymore. These Android phones are pretty sweet...and I already have an iTouch so an iPhone would get boring really fast. Anyone agree????

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 05:41

3. deejh (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


Absofreakinglutely...........................Exactly the reason why I dumped At&t, didnt even consider buying an iphone 4 and switched to sprint and got my Evo. Loving it and Android too.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 10:44

12. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I agree as well...id rather have android or WM7 than apple anyway. apple has had the same vanilla phones for 3 years and doesnt plan on changing that plus you have so many companies that have android like HTC, samsung, and motorola. i like to stand out like blend in like these parasites that love apple no matter what.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 06:24

4. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Vz is crap. I returned my X after 2 months. Too much bloatware, bugs phone sucked. I wanted a vz iphone for 2 years now i say fuck them. I will stick with att. You can have verizon and their forced bloatware ( blockbuster, city ID, vz nav). It never ends with them. Now they want to make their own market to compete with the android market. They is no way that controlling apple and controlling vz are going to come to an agreement together.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 07:08

5. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


The iPhone is full of bloatware. iTunes is the worst bloatware there has ever been...

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 07:56

6. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Holy shit Hawk do you have that on permanent copy and paste?

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 08:47

7. dave077 (unregistered)


Hey hawk62, ever heard of rooting? You can Take all of that bloatware off.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 09:03

8. ICanAffordVZW (Posts: 123; Member since: 15 Dec 2008)


**PLEASE IGNORE HAWK62** This user goes to every VZW-related posting and bashes his "bad experience" with the Droid x. I would imagine that this is an ex-employee or even an employee for a competitor. There is no way that an individual would be this mad at a phone; a droid x at that. Here's to you, hawk62, an individual who has nothing better to do than retype his "bad experience" on every article he can find. Way to go, a-hole!

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 09:25

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


If the phone was REALLY crap, why not fucking return it before the FIRST month was out so you would avoid the ETF? This is why you're full of shit, hawk. As for bloatware, I'm not bothered by its presence. I simply don't use blockbuster or vs nav. (Shocking concept, I know.) I don't have any issues with my phone after two months of usage, and this is with heavy use and dropping it several times. If the iPhone is so awesome, then why do the demo models in the apple store all have to be set to wick? How come the death grip still exists? How come iPhone users have to fear the day they inevitably drop their precious toy?

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 11:03

13. cctechie (unregistered)


btw I have an iPhone 3Gs and i have thrown it against a wall out of anger from a phone call and i cant even count the times I have dropped my phone on concrete or blacktop and my phone is still in one piece...so when you try to say the iPhone is a fragile POS.. thats a complete load of BS

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 14:04

18. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


he's talkin about the 4g being almost all "helicopter glass" and breaking 82% more often than your 3gs. ur 3gs also doesnt have a death grip so this has nothing to do with ur awesome phone that u threw against the wall in frustration with ur baby mamma taking ur welfare check. people who cant control their emotions and need to throw a phone agaist the wall should b put down for the good of the human race. grow up

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 13:52

24. VZWbamf (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)


HAWK, please do us all a favor and go bitch about the same crap over and over on another forum. You are clearly a RETARD.

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 15:21

27. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


Hawk you are so f.o.s first of all vzw wouldnt have let you return it after 60 days, the limit is thirty and then theres that $35 restocking fee. As far as the bloatware I dont mch like haing it either however its there, and just because it is doent mean you have to use it. Stick with AT&T ? What about the $350.00 etf ? Dont sit and LIE to us all and say that they let you return the phone and not pay the etf or restocking fee!! As far as them agreeing with one another its amazing what several million dollars do to companies who are having trouble coming to an agreement.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 09:06

9. Hawk62isanasshole (unregistered)


Go fuck yourself!

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 11:13

14. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


Have they considered maybe it's because of the spike due to Android phones?? What is it with everyone getting a hard on for the iphone. Everything doesn't revolve around that phone people. If Verizon needs to add more network capacity I guarantee it’s for the #1 selling smartphone (android). Not for the iphone; which is not even official.

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 12:11

22. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


the thing that you guys dont realize is that people.. ya know normal everyday people .. who dont jailbreak or care about jailbreaking or rooting, want the i phone for two main reasons.. simplicity, because its so easy to use little kids that ride the short bus can use it. and STATUS! Android just doesnt have those two things going for it.. its a nice phone to use in the mean time.. but a lot of people are going to switch to i phones asap. those are the people that care.. not really the people that post on this site.. unless your a fanboy.. there are also a lot of vzw customers in denial becuase they have been shunned from the apple world for so long and are revolting... bottom line is stop bitching about the i phone.. no one is forcing you to read about it or post about it or use it..

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 16:40

25. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


Ive had every single iPhone made and now have a Droid. The iPhone is not easier to use than a Droid. People need to get that out of their heads. Just because a phone does more doesn't mean it's harder. Not to mention it's hard to be in denial when Android is the #1 selling phone and Verizon has the most Android phones.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 14:41

19. Bird Killa (unregistered)


CDMA iPhone is going to China Mobile first. AT&T has an exclusivity deal for any Apple device until 2012. Apple is over-rated. Hawk is a faggot. Any more questions you need answered?

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 15:57

20. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1051; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Yes, which came first: chicken or the egg?

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 10:30

21. bbrocks85 (unregistered)


The Chicken!!! the chicken was created by God and then it laid an egg. ohh, but if you are going to doubt that then just tell ur self that something almost like a chicken but not even in the same family or species or genome of animals, pooped out an egg with a slightly different gene structure than what previously ever existed and from that egg came the chicken.

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 12:51

23. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


bird killa what makes you think that they cant put it on china mobile and vzw at the same time? LOL i cant wait to see the comments when it launches on vzw.. i bet youll be singing another tune when your all wrong muahahaha

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 06:42

28. hotbunny (unregistered)


Vz is crap. I returned my X after 2 months. Too much bloatware, bugs phone sucked. I wanted a vz iphone for 2 years now i say f**k them. I will stick with att. You can have verizon and their forced bloatware ( blockbuster, city ID, vz nav). It never ends with them. Now they want to make their own market to compete with the android market. They is no way that controlling apple and controlling vz are going to come to an agreement together.

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