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Will you switch to Verizon, because of the Apple iPhone 4?

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Will you switch to Verizon, because of the Apple iPhone 4?
"Can you hear me now?", said the Verizon guy, as he switched to his shiny new Apple iPhone 4. The Sprint and T-Mobile guys were now a bit jealous, as it was yet uncertain if their carriers are to ever get the latest Apple handset. Not that they didn't have some pretty well-spec'd Android smartphones to choose from, but you know, why should someone have something, and you shouldn't? However, if someone has learned that life isn't fair, this must be all phone enthusiasts, who are always torn between their favorite service plan and the brand new killer model that has just popped up at the local store of a rival carrier.

This is especially true today, as Verizon has finally introduced the Apple iPhone 4 to its network. And the question that many ask themselves is whether or not to jump ship and just go for it (in this case, go for Verizon). We are very excited to be giving you the opportunity to express yourselves on this very interesting matter now. No matter if it's AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile, it's only natural that some users are going through this moment of hesitation and consideration, about whether or not to leave their carrier, in turn for the chance to use the iPhone 4 on Verizon's vaunted network...

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Will you switch to Verizon, because of the Apple iPhone 4?
36.64%
775 votes
(775 votes) AT&T was holding the iPhone back. Now I'll be able to use its full power!
4.49%
95 votes
(95 votes) Sprint has some decent WiMAX handsets, but this here's the iPhone 4! On Verizon!
1.56%
33 votes
(33 votes) T-Mobile does a good job with its HSPA+ network. A network alone though simply doesn't cut it.
12.34%
261 votes
(261 votes) How? What? Oh, AT&T is perfectly fine for me, thanks!
39.01%
825 votes
(825 votes) Never! The HTC EVO 4G is more iconic than this here iPhone!
5.96%
126 votes
(126 votes) T-Mo's outing 42 Mbps this year, man, and I just can't miss on that.

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posted on 11 Jan 2011, 14:51

1. GNYC (unregistered)


Nope not til it works with LTE.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 15:03

2. Kjayhawk (Posts: 282; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


wait this summer thats when we will see it! Not getting it but still

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 15:14 2

3. Vanny (unregistered)


Just like it has been reported already.. Great for Apple, but for Verizon, it is a little too late.. Tooo many other options that IMO are better then an iPhone out there.. I will upgrade my whole entire family to either ANDROID or WIN7 Phones before we think about coming back to any iPhone.. LOL

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 15:28 1

4. Gcombs (unregistered)


This is a major move for Verizon customers. If they didn't get the Iphone this year a lot of current Verizon customers would have left I believe. I believe there will not be a new model Iphone this year. Im guessing just an IOS upgrade along with Ipad2 release and other Apple product refreshes but I think they will release the next Iphone as an LTE model for AT&T and Verizon with a whole new UI maybe customizable and larger screen.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:04 1

18. Cellphonegod (unregistered)


Probably not. No one cares if it is the same iPhone out and the Droids over power. The people who would have left VZW already did. Now if an iPhone with 4G technology came out and VZW had it, then there would be more people leaving.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 15:41 3

5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


oh yeah and Sprint..we're taking your EVO 4G too just to let you guys know. ;]

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:21

21. nmexpo (unregistered)


But until Big Red starts offering plans priced on par with Sprints, many people won't even consider switching. The Thunderbolt isn't a huge improvement over the EVO 4G.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:33 1

32. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


of course no one will switch but in the future new customers will have a variant of Sprint's Flagship phone in Verizon's line-up to think about before going to Sprint for the EVO.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 18:27

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


What are you smoking? I know quite a few people that have the at&t iphone who are chomping at the bit to switch as soon as vzw has the iphone they cant stand at&t, and more will follow.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 18:54

57. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


...we're not even talking about AT&T customers and why do i even need to remind you? read man.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 23:11

60. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Thunderbolt is only gonna have real 4G and not that half-baked knock-off WiMAXX and I'm sure the battery life is gonna be a lot more reliable...i call that a huge improvement.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 15:42 1

6. tahyk (unregistered)


Why would anyone change to a CDMA network?

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 15:56 2

8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


why not if you live in the US and don't travel so much?

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 09:50

50. Gcombs (unregistered)


People see that coverage map and thats what sales. Knowing they will be able to use there phone pretty much everywhere in the U.S. Second are the phones is what most people look for.

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 10:55

75. Vanny (unregistered)


@tAHYK.. Are you serious?? Where have you been all ur life or at least in the last 20 years.. CDMA networks are more reliable and process things better then GSM networks.. If it had not been for Europe not wanting to upgrade their networks and stick with GSM, CDMA could had become the world standard.. The best carriers in the world has it. Korea, Japan, China, Russia, and to major carriers in the USA (Sprint &Verizon not to mention, ALLTel, USCellular, MetroPCS and others..) Wake up uuu.. LOL

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 15:48 2

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


A year ago yes now no way. You can keep vz lies i will stay with att

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:22 2

12. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Aww, looks like someone pissed in Hawk's cereal. First you couldn't figure out how to work a Droid X without breaking it because it wasn't an iToy, and now after you crowed that Verizon would never have the phone, you were proven completely wrong. :)

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:57

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Lol poor dude

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 19:30

72. rickyheferle (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Jan 2011)


haha nice

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:08 1

9. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I'm going to stick with AT&T. I'd love the wifi hotspot, but ultimately, I don't live in one of the troubled cities and I have to admit that AT&T is faster than my old EVDO Rev A phone. Plus...you know...ETF...well played AT&T...well played.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 10:47 1

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


An article said that the next update will allow all iPhone users to have mobile hotspot. I'm like you, I don't live in a troubled city so AT&T works better than the rest. I had Verizon and had dropped calls, slow or no data. Most people here has AT&T and loves it. The crap people talk about AT&T is mostly media hype. Yes AT&T needs to fix other areas in the US but it's not bad everywhere. I like my fast speeds and rollover minutes and solid voice and data connection. I stayed with Verizon as long as I did because I listened to the brainwashing commercials.

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 10:59

76. Vanny (unregistered)


LOL.. ur right about them ETFs.. If it wasnt not for my Awesome Sprint plans, I would be with ATT my self with 3 more account for my family. The only thing stopping me is them crazy high prices ATT has for everything, and on top of that, VERIZON is the same if not worst when it comes to prices.. So I may stay with Sprint at least until there are better options and pricess in other networks..

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:14 1

10. osanilevich (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


I might for the thunderbolt

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:23

13. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


i agree. 4g, customization widgets, and new htc sence ui!

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:17

11. spinelessrabbit (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)


if i go over my mins att will rerate everytime verizon leaves me stuck, im comfy with att

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 08:59

47. awarriorscry (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)


Really??? Hmmm As an employee of VZW I re-rate for customers all the time. The only reason I can figure you may not have been re-rated for is you came into a store acting like a jerk. You get more flies with honey than you do with vinegar, if you want help, show respect and chances are you'll be helped.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:41 3

14. Brent (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


They couldn't pay me enough money to use an ipoop.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:38

23. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Really?

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:38

34. Brent (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


Money is not my world and same goes for the ipoop.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 16:53 1

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'm just glad the madness calm down but I was wrong now everybody will be talking bout it for Verizon. Now I get a chance to upgrade to a AT&T 4G Atrix. SO LONG CRAPPY IPHONE HOPE YOU CHOKE ON VERIZON. And stop blaming AT&T network I've been with them for 7yrs I have no problem with my signal. it's APPLE NOT AT&T

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:01

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Yep. I might go and try the ATRIX, I have fairly high hopes this will be among the top 5 powerhouse phones this year, plus I have good service here from most carriers.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:09

19. Cellphonegod (unregistered)


Yeah your voice has way more credentials than all the studies done on AT&T's network by credible technicians. You should make your own cell tech magazine.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:19

20. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


i have no problem with tmobile..great customer care..great network stupid cheap plans lol i save a few bucks a month compare to verizon,at&t and sprint but their phone are always behind..thats the only thing that bother me..not the iphone i have no intrest in that but the android phones

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:34 1

22. greatone0217 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jan 2011)


No Verizon should change there big red to the big O for overrated overcharged they suck.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:46

24. RKA83 (unregistered)


Majority of phone enthusiast will not switch to an iphone because they know how powerful Droid phones will be. But to the average consumer who just wants an iPhone because of the name alone. Its kind of how like the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry isn't the most loaded car, but year after year ppl still buy them for some unknown reason they cannot explain.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:21

30. Holmes (unregistered)


People buy Accord and Camry because of the price per feature, reliability and resale value.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:54

25. davidpquesada (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jan 2011)


Yea I will. Me and my wife both have iPhone 3GS, come June 2011 I'm moving over to Verizon. I been wanting a HTC EVO type phone with LTE support, now that the Thunderbolt came out, I can finally get my wife a Verizon iPhone and me the HTC Thunderbolt.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:23

31. Holmes (unregistered)


You are full of shit. The average consumer has no idea what LTE is or what 3G or 4G is for that matter. All they know is if it works, works well and if calls get dropped. The network is insider talk, not consumer talk.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:42

35. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


he's posting his idea on a site that gives him the means to understand the differences and you assume he doesn't know? you're not even a member so i would soon believe you're an average customer than this guy who's a member here.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 23:19

61. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


so in a nutshell...you basically said that every consumer is dumb and don't research anything. wow...bold statement from someone who is unregistered.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 18:27

26. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


I wasn't gonna leave either way. AT&T is great to me and my discount is sweet. I still have unlimited data. I've had 2 iPhone 4's and they were great but when people pay access of $575 for them on eBay then bye bye they go. I'll be getting the infuse as soon as it drops.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 18:42

27. jiga (unregistered)


No international roaming, no simultaneous voice and data, won't work with LTE, slowest 3G Network...hmmmm don't think so.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 18:53

28. komelo (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Jan 2011)


lol theres nothing new to this... iphone will be an iphone....people will try to get one of this phones to sell on ebay or craiglist.. think about it. get one iphone4 for $200 bucks then if you cancel early $350, ebay price $600 you just made $50 bucks of it...thank you.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:53

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


Minus ebay n paypal fees and u are ou $$. Great plan!

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 23:23

62. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


dog...you really think $50 is worth all of that? have you gotten a paycheck in your life? that's a very disappointing plan...lol, this guy excited about a $50 profit.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:04 2

29. Slammer (Posts: 929; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


This news is actually an insult. There is no doubt the iPhone has some legitimacy in mingling strongly amongst the wireless industry. However, VZW and other carriers are set to be offering very powerful devices with enormous functionality.

I find this to be an insult to unsuspecting customers just for the sake of raking in sales and profit. I have no need for old toys and I have no sympathy for consumers that will dive into this without exploring the facts. If they waited this long, they can wait another few months for a much more tooled product. Shame on Apple and Verizon for screwing it to consumers. Taking advantage of those that have been looking forward to this, is legalized crime. Don't they even think about how these individuals are going to feel once the new iPhone comes out?

John B.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:36 3

33. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Word man you hit hard, but you also hit good, with few extra months for new release this is bad, people will buy a phone that's outdated before it even hits the market (no offence for att customers who bought iPhone when it was a new wave)

Too bad masses are dumb

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 00:31 1

43. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I kinda see what your saying, but VZW and Apple are businesses! McDonald's knows that their French fries aren't very healthy, but they will sell a Super-Size order to anyone with the cash to pay for them. I've talked to hundreds of customers who are just waiting for VZW to get the iPhone, and they want it asap! What is wrong with giving their customers what they've been asking for? Those who know better will wait, but some people don't care about the things that some of us do. I don't think this phone is all that great, but I think it's a good thing to offer up what everyone has been asking for. ATT offers up a "new" iPhone every year, but no one thinks that's screwing their customers. What so different about this?

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 09:03 2

48. awarriorscry (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)


I am assuming you are a liberal moron who thinks big business should only exist so that people have jobs, but far be it for them to make a profit. Can I have some of your money Mr. Spread the Wealth?

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 23:38

63. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


@Slammer - one question...is anyone holding a gun to customers' heads? everybody always thinks a business has a shady angle, of course they want to rake in sales and profit. how else does a business survive? Verizon customers have been crying out for an iteration of the iPhone since 2007. So sympathy comes into play by Verizon listening to the customer and eventually bringing an Apple phone to the network. Some like the phone and some don't care about the phone. Some are interested in LTE and some could care less...they just want the phone. a iPhone with LTE hotspot 4.3" screen free unlimited data etc. could have been released and there would be someone somewhere that would have a problem with it. so you're always "damned if you do, damned if you don't". you can't please everyone. if a 3G version of a phone is available its only natural that a network is changing to LTE there will be an LTE version of that phone. if the customer is not patient enough to wait, that's them on that. don't try to blame the wireless carrier. what i like about Verizon picking up the iP4 is that it is another nice smartphone to add to the portfolio of options. a smartphone for everyone.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:51

36. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Do not care as no matter where I go I can get an ANDROID phone!! :-)

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 19:52

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


If vz still does one year contacts then they might be worth it. That was the biggest reason i thought about staying.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 09:18

49. jkeskel (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 May 2009)


Yes, they still do.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 20:39 1

39. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


well what i am doing is not on this, I am gonna buy a Droid LTE. I thin the Motorola Bionic

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 21:04

40. Landmarkcm (Posts: 402; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


I just get a kick out of the people who just want an Iphone just because everyone else does & they really cant give you reasons why & they prob are wasting there money on Att and Verizons expensive rates. I wont Switch from Sprint even if I was a millionaire JUST to have the iphone. It doesn't do anything that extra special. I'll stick with my Pre for now. Hell it took Apple how many years just to put a flash! on the freakin camera. LOL.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 22:55

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


lmao....Seriously??? You come on here to trash the iphone and you use a Palm phone??? Wow! iPhone is not a bad phone, just not the best anymore. So I find it hilarious that you would keep the worst phone on the market, on one of the worst networks over an iphone.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 23:13

42. yeahno (unregistered)


If I didn't get it because of AT&T crap network, why would I get it on Verizon's overpriced network. Beyond that, Darth Jobs wants to lock down his products far too much. I'll stay with my Android based phones and keep my Super User privileges.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 01:36

44. mrbill (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


I will not buy one and I'll give you 2 reasons why.

1. Verizon

2. Apple

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 02:25

45. Kevin (unregistered)


Lol at the HTC EVO 4G winning.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 07:26

46. tmoney83 (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 May 2009)


VZ iphone will not work better than the att. iphone trust me.

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