AT&T already blasting Verizon's CDMA network as the "slow lane" for Apple iPhone users

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Verizon has not even introduced the Apple iPhone 4 yet and AT&T already feels compelled to put down it's competitor's CDMA network. While AT&T offers capped data plans for its Apple iPhone 4 users on its GSM pipelines, the Wall Street Journal reported that Verizon customers will be offered plans with unlimited data. This divergence in favor of Verizon upset AT&T PR chief Larry Solomon who became so angry that he felt compelled to state that "The iPhone is built for speed, but that's not what you get with a CDMA phone. I'm not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane." The remark also is a backdoor confirmation that Verizon will be announcing the iPhone soon.

The comment was reported by Business Insider which also passed along a survey from banking giant Credit Suisse that says that Verizon could end up with 23% of U.S. Apple iPhone users. The survey asked AT&T iPhone users which network they would rather be using their Apple iPhone on. 23% said Verizon, 3% selected Sprint while 2% opted for T-Mobile.

If the announcement during Tuesday's special Verizon event at Radio City Music Hall is to announce the long awaited Verizon branded Apple iPhone, we would imagine that Solomon's comment would be just the beginning of a bitter rivalry that could reach New York Yankee-Boston Red Sox levels. As far as speeds are concerned, on AT&T's HSPA 3G network the device runs at 7.2Mbps vs. the 3.1Mbps that it would run at on Verizon's EV-DO rev. A network.

source: BusinessInsider

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