23% of iPhone users want Verizon

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23% of iPhone users want Verizon
Banking giant Credit Suisse decided to take a survey and discovered some interesting things. As soon as Verizon offers an iPhone of its own, 23% of U.S. iPhone users will switch over to Big Red (the carrier, not the gum!). Furthermore, 37% of AT&T's iPhone customers plan on leaving for another carrier once the exclusivity period is over. Another separate survey shows that 34% of AT&T's iPhone customers will wait for a Verizon version of the device before upgrading to the next version of Apple's touchscreen phone.

Credit Suisse estimates that once the iPhone becomes a "free agent", 1.4 million AT&T subscribers will switch to Verizon. With all of this talk of changing carriers, three times the number of iPhone owners are willing to break their contract to leave AT&T (3% vs 1% for other models). When iPhone users contract expires, 18% plan on heading for a new carrier, twice as much as non-iPhone users.

While 23% of current iPhone users in the U.S. said they would switch to Verizon for iPhone service, 63% said that they would stay with AT&T. 3% said they would switch to Sprint and 2% selected T-Mobile. Credit Suisse predicts that AT&T will have 18 million iPhone subscribers by the end of 2010.

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1. zackh121556 unregistered


2. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Can you blame them ?

14. tomorrowisnow unregistered

Whether you are jacked by VZW or ATT isn't a real difference. All will remain the same until LightSquared comes online as a network wholesaler and then you will see true competition with true and not inflated market prices and non-exclusivity of phones.

39. lexus unregistered

people like you always b*tch about plan prices and dont take into account how much it costs to build a network and have it be reliable and have coverage if one thing fails you have 2 backups. iv toured a switch for vzw and it will absolutly will blow ur mind the technology and money involved in it. there is a reason tmobile and sprint have sh*tty coverage cause they give their service away cheap. and they dont have a network to stand on. because they arent making any money iphone i hope vzw gets it just cause its good for business. not cause i want it. im happy with android and would never switch. apple is too greedy with their app market. everything costs money. android is 60% free. apple people are all brainwashed. they think its a status symbol and its not. any dumb ignorant a**hole can go get a iphone, if you compare spec for spec majority of the android phones on the market are as good or better than the iphone4.

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, thats mostly true nexus.. at least for verizon. sprint actually has the 2nd best coverage in the nation, followed by tmobile with ATT being dead last of the big 4. So you have to adjust your reasoning. ATT costs alot .... because people are idiots and think because it costs as much as VZW it must be as good (we all know that to not be true) and they have to pay out the nose for their Iphone exclusivity, which keeps the plans higher. They also have the least honest advertising of the group. "america's fastest 3g" .. lol. "covers 95% of people (and they try to make it look like thats 3g coverage when its EDGE lol), on and on. Sprint is cheaper because they had to drastically cut pricing to get people to come back to sprint because of so many years of horrid customer service and the sprint/nextel merger nearly bankrupting the company. Tmobile has always been a "family value" type of company. They are the only one that has been consistently among if not the lowest cost provider. This also caused them to not have the $$ to get the network backbone of sprint/vzw (as well as CDMA penetrates better than GSM anyways). The difference is, Tmobile has spent a lot upgrading their network and speeding it up in the last few years. People like to hold on to the "tmobile service sux" mantra, but the truth is its got overall better coverage than ATT for almost half the price now, and its the fastest carrier in the USA until VZW launches LTE.

50. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

ur a dumbass tmobile doesnt have coverage at all compared to att tmobile is like worse than metro thats sad. att is 3rd

3. ChineseMuscle

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 15, 2008

I have lots of iPhone friends who will justNOT STOP PRAISING THAT iPhone. I remember when the iPhone could NOT receive MMS/ Picture Messages for a VERY LONG TIME.....And the ONLY way to send a photograph was by email pushed to that JESUS PHONE, plus the CONSTANT DROPPING OF CALLS, and SEVERE LAGGING......YES I SAID LAG !!!! IF YOU THINK I AM HAVING ISSUES WITH MY "X" .......WELL THE "i" HAS THEM TOO !.......At least 5 of my friend didn't know that they could PINCH TO ZOOMuntil I showed them.....I am laughing at that one ! Some were even SHOCKED that I could play music and Video from my Windows Mobile phone ! (they thought ONLY iPhone's & iPods did that)......STILL LAUGHING ! Since the release of the "Droid X" I have made at least 10 iPhoners switch over to Verizon for the Droid X or the Droid Incredible. I even have a friend who purchased the iPhone4 and the DEATH GRIP has frustrated him to the point where he (I am not making this up.....I SWEAR.......) carefully used an EXACTO STENCIL KNIFE to cut out DUCT TAPE!!!! to paste around the edges. But now he has that free case apple was giving out. Anyway, whenever he calls me he sounds like he is under water taking to me......all I say is.....WHAT.....WHAT......WHAT. I CANNOT HEAR YOU! As a result we just text each other. Oh, and by the way he is jealous of SWYPE and Speech to Text ! In my area (don't know about the rest of the country) the other carriers are so HORRIBLE. Sprint is the WORST....Believe it or not "Metro PCS" is right behind Verizon. But Sending a Text Messages/ MMS to a Metro PCS phone......They will receive it anywhere between 15 minutes and NEVER! As I look at my Droid X all I see is FULL BARS BEAMING! My poor AT&T iPhone friend who is visiting from Boston is still SEARCHING FOR SERVICE.Does AT&T have anything like a *228 ? Come on, that roaming capability needs to be updated....BUT LET ME TELL YOU......THAT iPhone4 is a spectacular device ! I have my eyes on Windows 7 Series,And....***THE "ELSE" PHONE !

7. derp unregistered

so your convincing your "friends" to ditch one piece of shit to go to a bigger piece of shit called android? some friend you are.

10. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

And the troll king returns. I believe someone asked you in another post what phone you deem superior enough to use and you vanished. Back up your diarrhea of the keyboard and enlighten us all on what we should buy.

13. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Their is difference between convincing and allowing individuals to make their own choice. I have to agree with chinesemuscle. Apple is undoubtedly a great device and seasoned platform. However, it is also fueled by Marketing, Hype and Trend. Once colleagues and constituents of mine, were able to experience Android, most were impressed beyond their expectations. Many have already made the switch. Android is not just the new kid on the block with marginal skills anymore. It has culminated into a powerhouse of features and choices that Apple cannot offer in its initial native state. In order to collect an abundance of customization of choice programs or features, jailbreaking becomes the constant. I as well as my group of individuals of networking, will not jailbreak or root our devices for the sake of warranty and insurance purposes. Most individuals do not know how to do this anyway and most corporate businesses won't allow it either for the same reason of warranty and insurance. Besides, jailbreaking an IPhone can only open up fragmentation to its OS rendering it no more stable than Android. This makes Android a better choice in offering up choices of preferences without special modifications. John B.

31. partyhard1

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 21, 2010

its all prefence personally. I love my iPhone but am in a trial of finding out which phones are worth my money now and can battle it out with everyone else. I like both the iOS and Andriod systems

40. lexus unregistered

and what phone do you use?

51. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

u always put shitt y comments. U dont even have an android phone so stfu. At least get one first

54. cammian

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Hey derp .....you are a fucking idiot please don't ever comment on anything ever again you have no clue what you are talking about .....don't even bother to respond back you will just be proving how dumb you are even more ....pc signed everyone

4. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

I would have been one of the switchers. BUT i already switched back to vz. What a mistake. I have the X. what a fucking pos. this thing sucks. and today when moto misses the release dead line for 2.2, there will be more upset owners of this crap phone.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

first lesson.. dont buy a moto-android unless it has a stock UI. they are bad about updating anything with blur on it. You want a great phone? get a galaxyS device. They are way ahead of the curve anyways in every way.

6. derp unregistered

first lesson.. Dont buy motorola or android. both suck and the combination of the two is twice as horrible.

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Ha. Haha. The X is a POS? I swear, sometimes I think Apple pays assholes like you to come along and talk shit about its competitors. What, pray tell, makes the X such a POS? My X, which I'm typing on right now, works just fine and I've had it for a month and a half. Sure, okay, I don't have Froyo yet. That's okay, don't need it at the moment. And YOU, derp, what the fuck are you smoking? Android rocks and so does Moto. Okay, the Devour sucks. One out of four phones in their lineup. Whoops. Better than LG, which hasn't made a single quality phone in years. And the Galaxy S? Don't make me laugh. You mean the phone that, at launch, had a THREE PAGE LONG list of known issues? (Fascinate) A dude came into the store yesterday with the Fascinate. It was one day old and had self erased his contacts twice, and had frozen on him three times that day. I'd sell someone the original Moto Droid or the Eris before I'd sell the Galaxy S. Figures, really. Samsung hasn't manufactured a smartphone worth a shit for Verizon ever. And in the meantime, one of three things usually causes a problem with a Moto Droid that I've seen so far: physically abusing it (and you REALLY have to try to do that) leaving it on forever (like with every computer, ever) and updating to Froyo. Beyond that, I've only seen the occasional problem. Oh, and my Cliq worked just fine too.

9. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Lets see Sniggly, i really enjoyed the GPS not working sunday while my wife's eris had no problem (in the same truck). The phone was supposed to do flash but DOES NOT with out 2.2. It's a good thing i don't use my phone to talk or the lack of ringer volume would matter. I use POP to get email so I havnt had to deal with the exchange problems. Then there is the whole android OS which is a sad joke. I dont fucking need to see all my gmail contacts when I want to use the phone to make a call. The "market" is a joke, games don't compare to apple at all. So Sniggly, go back to your sad view of verizon. I wont even go into the lies they told me.

12. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

wow. More diarrhea of the keyboard. Your only legit gripe is the GPS and judging by your lack of knowledge you probably didn't even have it turned on. The phone WILL do flash in a few days and if not, it will soon. Lack of ringer volume is somewhat legit and will also be fixed by the update. If you think android is a joke, why the hell buy an android phone? What does it not do for you? Cook breakfast? The market isn't a Droid X specific thing. Don't hate on a phone because you don't like the android market. How did Verizon lie to you? But then again you were probably one of the people that thought it was ok for apple to cover up a huge design error too. I rest my case.

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

GPS works fine for me, Hawk. All the time. Don't know why yours doesn't. Can't comment on the exchange issue because I don't have an exchange email. The market is fine, sure, the free games aren't all that, but you get what you pay for (and for many apps, WAY more than you pay for.) Don't want to see your Gmail contacts? Then manage your displayed contact groups better. As for lies told to you, can't speak to that. When my coworkers lie to or confuse customers it pisses me off. However, as I recall you're one of those iphone fanboys who was pissing on Android long before you claimed to own one. Oh yes. I remember things like that.

17. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

When the propeller stops rotating on your hat, you will find that there is more to life than gaming and acting like a child. Quit justifying a loss on Android's part by constituting a lack of knowledge on yours. I will bet dollars to donuts that an Android device will perform more needed features for the normal user, than ios in their native, out of the box , unmodified state. John B.

35. cc161777 unregistered

Hawk, as i've mentioned before on several of your posts... you probably got a lemon. I use the GPS probably 4-6 times a day just to show customers and NEVER have a problem. It's not like it works "most of the time"... I never have issues. If you were under the impression the phone was shipping with flash without 2.2, you are an idiot. You don't have to see all of your gmail contacts when you go into the contacts, but if you knew how to use the phone, you would know that. If you think the market is a joke because it doesn't have as many games as the iPhone then you are buying a phone for all the wrong reasons. If you want a toy then the iPhone is the best toy on the market right now. Keyword: toy.

37. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Ha! What a crock. My sister just got a Fascinate. It is definitely NOT way ahead of any curve. My Droid X blows it away in ALL aspects. Minus maybe the screen. The colors are brilliant on her phone.

52. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

Galaxy s is good those were random issues u would never use. At least we can make calls

56. cammian

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Wow your a retard as well .....they didn't tell you lies your just one more of the ignorant dumb customers that think they always know what they are talking about..and probably miss understood what they were saying because your brain can't comprehend .....please do not say anything back ever we don't need to see you ignorant posts.

11. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

I have the DX and this thing freezes constantly. I have to restart it between 5-10 times a day. Very frustrating. Oh and I treat my phones like it was my kid(One that I love that is). Quite disappointed in this phone.

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Did you ever think to exchange it in your first thirty days and get a brand new one? I didn't think so. If the phone ain't working, TAKE IT BACK!

19. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

On number 2 so nice try

20. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Hats off to Motoblur which is probably your issue. I don't experience this with the Evo, even with Sense. John B.

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