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Verizon to top competition in Q2 wireless growth, thanks to the Apple iPhone 4

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Verizon to top competition in Q2 wireless growth, thanks to the Apple iPhone 4
With 920,000 new customers to be added during the second quarter, Verizon is expected to have the largest growth in customer accounts among its competitors in the last three month period according to a Reuters report. Expected to beat out AT&T and Sprint, Verizon is able to include three full months of Apple iPhone sales for the first time. The results are expected to be released on July 22nd. One day before Verizon is to report, AT&T is due to make its Q2 numbers public and is forecast to tack on 91,000 new subscribers. AT&T would have reported higher additions to its network except that 100,000 customers that came to AT&T when the latter purchased some of Alltel's assets, left because they would have had to buy new handsets to stay with the carrier. Sprint will report second quarter figures one week later and will report a loss of 15,000 users.

Besides grabbing new customers as a result of offering the Apple iPhone, Verizon says that its 4G LTE network is also attracting new subscribers. Big Red has a number of smartphones that can access its LTE network which recently was called the only true 4G network in use by the top four carriers in the States. The HTC ThunderBolt, the Samsung DROID Charge and the LG Revolution are currently the only LTE enabled devices for Verizon with more, like the Motorola DROID Bionic, on the way. Additionally, as we reported, Verizon has just added more locations to the list of markets receiving LTE service.

source: Reuters via Yahoo

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posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:10 13

4. Penny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I'm not the biggest fan of Android, but claiming phones running Android have less ram and a worse processor...man, come back down to reality dude.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:13 9

6. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


It sounds like someone is on his knees for the ifail.

Do you like the completely closed in design with only the most minimal customizability?
Or do you just like how he looks in his black turtleneck?
If apple took a black marker and scribbled out the '4' and wrote a '5', would you buy that too?
Do you enjoy paying a premium for every single one of your apps?
Do you enjoy paying 2x to 3x for your songs on itunes?
Oh, and just out of curiosity, how much RAM does your ibrick4 have?
I don't recall hearing Apple's announcement to support the modding community...Oh wait, they didn't. They try to supress it at every turn.
I hope your battery doesn't die...

Need I go on?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:21 7

7. iPoop (unregistered)


ip4- 800 MHz, 512 MB ram, i admit on the good looking part though,
android( the sgs 2)- 1.2 GHz Dual Core, 1 GB RAM, and it looks awesome too

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:36

11. Marc (unregistered)


my droid 2 global processor is 1.20 GHz and has 512 MB RAM / 8192 MB ROM that doesn't suck and neither does the iPhone why does it matter to you if everyone likes your precious iPhone as much as you do. Sure if someone wanted to give me and iPhone over the Motorola cliq i would take it in a heart beat because i want a phone for a phone and if it can't do that right it doesn't deserve to be sold. Any thing else to say?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:21 1

34. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


i'll bet you're even fatter than angry....

and if you think the SINGLE CORE iphone has better specs you're a moron.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 00:01

35. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


@Angry Fatf**k

Name says it all.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 13:50 5

2. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


dude you just unleashed the andDroids...... let the war begin....

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:07 2

3. Penny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


iPhone 4 sales rejuvenated, thanks to Verizon...

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:10 7

5. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


the the hell is that idiot talking about iphone 4 more ram???...that statement was so retard i don't even know how to respond to that..Do sum more reading before u put your foot in your mouth dam isheep

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:22 3

9. snowgator (Posts: 3205; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Also, that whole "LTE launch" portion of that news item slipped past him as well, huh? The Thunderbolt especially has sold very well for Verizon. I think the Charge has been a success. (Not sure on Revolution.)

I still would like to see if most of the iPhone 4 sales on Big Red were upgrades, or if they cut into AT&T.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:22 3

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


iPhone continues to prove it's the best phone.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:24 3

10. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


Can you support this statement with any facts?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:34 3

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


Yes look yesterday on PA. iPhone has the highest customer satisfaction numbers by a longshot and have the best selling device by a longshot.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 16:02 5

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


By the way I just activated a Droid Charge on my line today to try it out. A few things Droid Doesn't and iPhone does.

no netflix app
no skype video calling
can't reply to comments on PA from the phone browser
battery life is terrible so far
web browser isn't smooth at all for scrolling or zooming in
no html email on my corporate email
3 full screens of pre installed apps that you can't delete or organize (where's the customization?)


What I like
4G is nice (for downloads and video)
google voice app is integrated better
Samsung has a very nice screen
google navigation is great



Overall the iPhone is a much better experience and solid OS

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 17:22 3

28. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


So what this sounds like is...

"I don't know how to use my phone. I don't want to learn how to use the advanced features of my phone."
So to put a little rain on your iparade, there's a (most likely free) app for just about whatever you want on android,
Not to mention that you have always had the option to load apps that are not in the android market onto your phone. Complete User Control.
Can I load a 'non-apple' sanctioned app on an iphone w/o voiding the warranty?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 17:56 3

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


yes you can you just have to restore the phone if you jailbreak and the warranty isn't voided.

I like having quality apps in the app store not install some trojan horse app from some forum.


Where in my post do you see anything about not knowing how to use my phone?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 17:32 1

29. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


I'm replying to this from my thunderbolt phone browser right now. Try out dolphin HD. Also, Skype video works now. Netflix is available on several phones (mostly gingerbread phones) so its coming. As far as the preinstalled apps, thank Samsung and Verizon for that. Root and uninstall those and that's where customization is in full effect. Also, Netflix would then be available.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 17:57

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


the official skype app doesn't support video on the Charge. Where are you finding this skype app?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:13 1

33. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


70 percent of my posts here are from my phone. I only really bother to respond on my computer if I have to type something REALLY LONG and/or provide a lot of links.

I have the netflix app on my DROID X, and I'm pretty sure Motorola has the best corporate email integration of any phone manufacturer outside RIM. I've never had to use that feature though.

The battery life on my phone has been s**tty recently, but I just discovered last night that I have a blown cell on my battery. I'm going to the Verizon store for a replacement tomorrow; worst case is a 40 buck battery and a hard earned lesson to not leave my phone on the charger all the time.

My browser is smooth enough, though on Phonearena things get choppy sometimes. But Phonearena is a content heavy site.

I honestly can't remember the last time I've wanted to video call someone on Skype.

Anyway, the point I'm going to illustrate here is this: while the Charge doesn't do it all for you, there are many choices out there that do. Android is all about you picking the phone that does what you want.

It is nice to see you be reasonable for once, Taco. I don't mind you having criticisms toward Android as long as it's put like this. Can I please see more comments like this from you in the future?

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 00:49

36. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I have Netflix on my Captivate.
I can reply to comments on P.A. from my phone browser.
Web browser...with flash....is smoothriffic
I do not use corporate email
I can delete any app I want.


Next....

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:41

12. Marc (unregistered)


what is a phone? to you i am pretty sure all a phone is required to do is to be able to talk over a connection anything else is just makes it a mini computer not a phone :D

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:45 1

13. Whateverman (Posts: 3191; Member since: 17 May 2009)


VZW has always posted numbers like this, and even more. This isn't news.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 14:46 3

14. HTC T BOLT (unregistered)


@ ANGRY FATASS actually bro my thunderbolt out performs the iPhone in RAM, in data speed, in camera resolution. Pretty Mich everything across the board. And to be honest fool, the I4 is a women's phone. The screen is so small and danty its pathetic. Get a real phone bro.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:00

15. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Wait, so if in a month or two i want to get the new iPhone or bb9930, and i currently have the first droid, does that mean im gonna have to have tiered internet plans? Or can i keep the ones i have now?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:11

18. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


really hope you're not trolling..You can keep the data package you already have. VZW said this a while back.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:03

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


@wgateverman actually att has been beating vzw in adds because of the iphone recently so this is news. Iphone carried vzw to their best quarter in a while

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:25

19. Whateverman (Posts: 3191; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yes, their best quater since Q4 of last year. VZW added 906,000 in Q1 2011 and 955,000 in Q4 of 2010, so again...this isn't something VZW isn't already use to. They've had many quarters that were even better than that.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:33 1

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


The industry has changed though so you can't compare numbers to numbers. You have to compare to other carriers. AT&T had been beating VZW consistently over the previous 3-4 quarters.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:47 1

22. Whateverman (Posts: 3191; Member since: 17 May 2009)


This article isn't comparing ATT to VZW, it's talking about VZW only and how many subscribers they have added. You tossed in ATT and how much they are doing. And what do you mean you can't compare numbers to numbers? Are we comparing numbers to letters now? Ist a fact, VZW had a better quarter at the end of last year. Another fact is that ATT counts everything into their numbers, unlike VZW. There was a lot of controversy on that a little while ago because people thought ATT had become the number one carrier until they compared "numbers to numbers". Here's just one article about it if you like to see for yourself.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/01/28/att-is-now-bigger-than-verizon-think-again.aspx

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:53 2

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


The reason why is the phone industry is saturated now. It was a lot easier to add subscribers a few years ago. If you weren't blinded by trying to prove iPhone isn't helping VZW sales you'd see that.

I guess you know better than people that research these things for their profession.


Troll

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 16:16 2

27. Whateverman (Posts: 3191; Member since: 17 May 2009)


In my comments I made no mention of the iPhone or that it isn't doing whatever for VZW. All is aid was that they have had better quarters. Seems to me you are the real troll here, trying to prove a point that I am NOT contesting. your trying desperately to make it look like VZW was struggling to add subscribers, which obviously isn't true.

KING troll!

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:07

17. HTC T BOLT (unregistered)


@ FATASS Honestly bro my thunderbolt out performs the iphone in data speeds, RAM, camera resolution. Pretty much everything across the board. And to be honest the I4 is kinda a women's phone. It's so small and danty. I always laugh at men when i see them carrying it. Get a real phone bro!

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:53 2

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


are you about 12?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 16:12

26. @Taco (unregistered)


Do you not have a job??? lol

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 18:34 1

32. Droid charge lover (unregistered)


Droid charge is definitely more superior than the iphone.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 00:52 2

37. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Why is it that every article has 'blog fights'....phonearena should create a series out of this and air it on Spike TV....PHONE WARS!!!

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