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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.

2115 votes


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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: 293; 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: 216; 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: 7305; 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: 5396; 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: 285; 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: 2610; 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

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