Survey says...Verizon has wrested 12% of the Apple iPhone 4 market from AT&T
posted by Alan F. / Mar 16, 2011, 11:20 AM
With more than a month gone by since Verizon started selling Apple's touchscreen handset, some information is leaking in. According to a survey done by mobile ad network Chitika, Verizon has a 12% share of the U.S. market for the Apple iPhone 4. The survey is based on iPhone web usage and a method to determine which version of the handset is in use at a particular site.
Neither carrier has released official numbers, but in regards to the estimated 87% U.S. iPhone market share that remains with AT&T, executive Ralph de la Vega said that the figure was "within our expectations". As for Verizon's viewpoint, spokesman Dan Mead blamed the relatively light retail sales action for the handset on the carrier's record setting pre-order sales turnout, which seems to have damped some current demand for the Verizon version of the phone.
source: Chikita via electronista
As much as they want to blow this out of proportion, the true test to see who takes the reigns as the Carrier with the most iphone subscribers will be when the newest device comes out. If a current ATT customer left ATT to go to a carrier with the exact same device that would seem pretty ludacris. Why pay a early termination fee then pay for bascially the same device you already own. There wont be a real battle until the next iPhone comes out and both carriers have it.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 11:36 AM 1
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May even take two years. Some of the customers on AT&T just signed up last year and may be willing to wait until 2012 instead of pay the ETF to go to Verizon. I was guessing most iPhone customers would come from existing Verizon customers, not AT&T. But to be honost, 12% was a little higher of a number then I thought would leave for a year old phone. Will be interesting.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 11:48 AM 2
12% does not represent the amount of people that left ATT for Verizon.. it represent the total iPhone customer on Verizon regarless of where they came from..
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 11:57 AM 0
By the time the next iPhone comes out, there will be a lot lower demand for the iPhone. Due to a lot more available competition that is proven getting better and better with time.. Heck, Android is already No1 in the USA over Blackberry.. Regardless of how Android got there, they are No1 now for a reason. And on top of that, WP7 starting to pick up more steam.. So i guess we will see how this year is going to turn out...
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 11:55 AM 0
As soon as Verizon iPhone: 1. Has LTE. 2. Can do data and voice at the same time. I am switching. I have been on too many phone calls with Verizon customers where I have said: Me: "Send me that picture" Them: "Okay sent it - did you get it yet?" Me: "Nope" Them: "Now?" Me: "Still no. Are you on Verizon?" Them: "Yes" Me: "Okay, we will need to hang up. Me: Got it.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 12:18 PM 1
I have been on too many phone calls with AT&T customers where I have said: Me: "What's up?" AT&T Customer: "Not much." Me: "Want to meet for dinner?" AT&T Customer: _________..... Me:" Helloooooo, are you still on the phone?" AT&T Customer: ________...... Me: "You must be on AT&T, I will wait for you to call back since your call dropped."
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 1:20 PM 9
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what business are you in that you have to constantly send pictures while your talking? lol. bow chika wow wow! 12% is a pretty substantial number.. especially for only a month. i doubt half of that is from ATT because of the aformentioned ETF issue. It's going to be a slow bleed for ATT as they start losing conciderable customers.. especially with their new data tier pricing which is rediculous and their lose of iExclusivity.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 12:25 PM 3
aforementioned* considerable* Your welcome!
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 2:54 PM 0
10. Dub unregistered
I am very interested to see the official numbers but, the ETF does not deter an unhappy customer from moving from one carrier to another. ATT IPhones are in very high demand globally so hey can easily be sold on Ebay for enough money to pay for the ETF.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 12:38 PM 0
OK, I'm sick and tired of the inability of the VW network being not able to talk and send/receive data at the same time. Whoop de do!! Who cares. What is that important in this world for ATT's only claim to fame for a phone is the ability to talk and send pictures at the same time. Are you in such a hurry that it has to happen that second? I've never had talk/data feature to use, therefore, never had it, don't miss it. What were you fools doing 10 years ago. We all had plans with 60 minutes and cost $100.00 with a battery life of 45 minutes on a good day. So let that talk and send data crap go. Both freakin phones are the same and the one on VW just happens to be on the best network. I'm on Sprint with EVO, so I don't own loyalty to anyone, but you people out there need to get a life and wake up in the world and see what's really happening. Look at Japan, you think you can talk/send data over there now. Thank You.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 12:46 PM 4
I use a conferencing application on the iPhone. When remote using the i4, in conference calls, it allows me to see documents, desktop, and applications that people are sharing during the call. Data and voice is a must for me. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Verizon and would sooner have Verizon over AT&T due to coverage and reliability of the network. For my profession though, Verizon does not cut it.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 3:22 PM 0
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Here's one example of why it's useful. If you have a navigation app you can take a call and the navigation still works. If you don't you can't take calls while navigating. It's very useful to have voice and data at the same time. Not a deal breaker for a lot, but very useful.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 3:56 PM 1
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Sorry, that's not a very good example. If you have already started navigation and received a call, it will continue to navigate on VZW as well. I was actually on a call with my mom recently and we were going to the same place and needed directions. I had the call on speaker and my mom was able to hear the directions also.
posted on Mar 17, 2011, 2:32 AM 0
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These figures do not really tell much of the story - Verizon iphone customers are made up of Verizon customers who upgraded to the iphone and of customers who left AT&T for the Verizon iphone. We should find out in April just how bad, supposedly, AT&T did. Subjects/news articles about iphones and about how bad, supposedly, AT&T's network is, are just way overhyped.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 3:01 PM 1
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I've been on the edge of my seat for weeks waiting to know the percent of iphones on vzw compared to att lol. It'll be an especially useful measurement in the coming years since it has nothing to do with how few are actually selling... Typical of apple, nothing but deflection. Failing again.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 3:10 PM 1
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Good point - I could care less about iphone - maybe its media-hyped marketing machine is probably the best in the world - perhaps OBAMA could use it when selling his ideas to the American people. A lol of iphone users with AT&T that I know have switched to ANDROID with AT&T.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 3:14 PM 1
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well, he did just have a closed door meeting with steve jobs. maybe he wanted to hire the advertising department? lol. of course, having ideas that are actually good for the country in the long haul, dont need a lot of "selling".
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 8:50 PM 0
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