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

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

Ah, the Verizon iPhone 4, source of countless rumors, myths and legends. It was less than a week ago that everyone thought AT&T exclusivity will not end any time soon, but the wheel of time spun a full circle to break the exciting news about Apple's iPhone coming on Big Red. How would the DROIDers accept the controversial news and will this make others jump on the Verizon wagon? The question finally received a solid answer after 2115 of you, our respondents, shared their thoughts.

And those thoughts showed that the carrier rivalry is raging at full force. The most of you (39 per cent, or 825 votes) felt that the Android-running powerhouses on Sprint (like the HTC EVO 4G) would attract them to Sprint more than any iPhone. However, a close 36.64 per cent could not disagree more with the previous statement and were happy to finally be able to use the full iPhone power on Verizon's time-proven network.

AT&T's problems with dropped calls seemed overstated for 12.34 per cent or 261 of you, who were perfectly fine with the carrier. But then again, 126 votes showed that it is not only about the phone, even if it's an iPhone 4, but more about the network. In our case – the T-Mobile network with its promised speeds of 42 Mbps. And finally, 95 of respondents were ready to abandon Sprint despite its 4G WiMAX network and embrace the Verizon iPhone 4.

What can we say, it really is a tied race we see between carriers and networks, as well as between Android and iOS. Despite the fact that most of you found the HTC EVO 4G as a more iconic device, the large number of users willing to switch to Verizon is a good tribute to Big Red's stable network. And now, we can only thank you for paticipating and let the numbers speak as the Verizon iPhone 4 launch is approaching ever so close.

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

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posted on 17 Jan 2011, 10:31 1

1. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

"95%" of Sprint ready to jump ship for an iPhone on Verizon?

That's funny. I don't remember that being one of the questions. Individuals may favor a VZW iPhone, but I don't see in the results how evident it is of mass ship jumping from Sprint. Was there a hidden question that I wasn't aware of?

95 voters said that there are nice selections on Sprint but liked the VZW iPhone offering. Yet, it said nothing whether they are already Sprint customers or not.

Is this a valid final result? If Phonearena is a proponent of the iPhone, that's fine, but someone like me that is 50 years old and an ex-Verizon subscriber, finds an exuberant amount of biased fixture here with that statement. It sounds almost like your baiting readers to jump ship rather than promote the poll as originally addressed.

I wouldn't use your power of the media to extrapolate false pretentious statements like this. It fragments reliability in reporting.

John B.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 10:33

2. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

The article didn't say percent. It said 95 respondents. Just like the chart shows.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:55 1

15. vzwservesmewell (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 May 2010)

Slammer, try 4.49% of the respondents to the survey said they were Sprint customer's jumping ship for VZW iPhone while over 39% of the respondents said they were happy with Sprint and their EVO. What chart were you reading?

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 10:37 2

3. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I wouldn't jump ship just yet. Verizon's data speeds are just too slow for me and I'm one of those (evidently few) people that do use voice and data simultaneously all the time. Every day. The data speeds would slow those calls to a crawl compared to what I usually get.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 12:13 3

16. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

At&t's speeds do you no good if you never have a good signal in the first place. And screw simultaneous voice and data. I don't understand why its such a big deal on the iPhone but not for any other smartphone get over yourself. Ive had At&t and they're just trash period.

Bring on the VZW iPhone!!

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 15:20 1

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

If he uses but data n talk, y do u question it? Just because your shit phone cant do it?

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 17:59 1

28. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

I didn't question it dumb ass I was making a valid statement no one ever questions simultaneous voice and data with my Droid X.

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 03:40 1

39. ikandixclusive (Posts: 10; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)


posted on 18 Jan 2011, 09:33

43. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Well to answer questions, I rarely have service problems with att. Only when my work takes me to a wherehouse behind march air reserve base. It's about 100 yards from 2 radar towers and a little further from an air traffic tower. No one gets great service there. Other than that I get great service. And great speeds. Used to be 2-3 Mbps now it's 3-4 Mbps. The network has improved. And I use data and voice simultaneously because that's my work. I will be on calls on my Bluetooth and need to send or receive emails while I'm on the call with the person or I can look at a certain report at the same time the person on the other end lOoks at it from our phoenix office. It's invaluable.

And no one makes a big deal about it with the driod x because it can't do it. Ppl who need to do it don't get it. That simple.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 13:20 2

19. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)

I have verizon and att. Verizon always is faster

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 10:45 1

4. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

wow i think the evo is a nice phone but so is my droid x and i get way better battery life. Thats why i dont buy an htc. Usually horrible bat life. Dont see evo being iconic but its a good phone.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:13

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

Eh, wait till the Droid Bionic comes out. It has a huge battery, great form factor, 4G, video calling, and duel-core 1Ghz processor. I still like my iPhone but that phone would definatly be worth looking in to.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 18:15

30. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Wait until June/July. That's when the iPhone 5 comes out with most likely a dual processor also but also the best Android phones of the year will probably be released around the same time like the Droid X and Evo were last year.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 10:49

5. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

I stand corrected in the percentage. However, the individuals that responded may not be Sprint subscribers. They very well may never have been. That is the point of my remark.
You can't take a piece of info like this and make it sound like Sprint has no interest amoung readers nor take in context that all 95 are Sprint subscribers. This forum garners thousands of readers, and it appeared that phonearena is sure 95 voters are going to leave Sprint.

John B.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:00

6. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

That you are right about. The assumption from the chart is that 95 people are going to choose the vzw iPhone and leave sprint. A safer assumption is that 95 people wold choose it over sprint if those were the two choices they had.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:02

7. uguysrsheep (unregistered)

Att holding the iphone back??? r u kidding me?? Do u people know anything?? att data is 60% faster on average than VZW .. Big red will be holding back the iphone somthing serious.. Plus the iphone is old news android is way better in every aspect.. Get with the program iphone is dead any1 who has 1 either is a total douche or apple sheep.. baaaaaaaa

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:09 3

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

Yeah, can you believe that? Use the iPhone to its full power...on Verizon? It'll be slower on Verizon and you can't use voice and data simultaneously. AT&T allowed the iPhone to do everything it was built to do. Yes some citys have network issues but giving the technical aspect, it does more on AT&T. As for Personal Hotspot, the new update will allow all iPhones to have Personal Hotspot. Again, kudos to Verizon but I wouldn't get overhyped about it.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 15:22

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

They need to stop letting unreg ppl post. So we dont have to listen to losers like you. Now go ask mommy i u can get an iphone.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:03 3

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

Nope, wouldn't switch. Even though Verizon and AT&T have great coverage here, AT&T is cheaper, faster, and actually works a little better than Verizon. Most people in my city have AT&T anyway so I don't have to use minutes to call them. It wouldn't matter because I have Rollover Minutes. Now when the iPhone 5 comes out, we'll see who comes out on top then. You know that will be the big battle. Untill then, I'm staying with AT&T.

I'm sure people are going to hate. Hey, I like Verizon too but AT&T works better for me where I live. Kudos to Verizon getting the iPhone :)

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:07 1

9. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

So true. Vzw may be better in some areas or better with voice and have more coverage but att's data is superior I constantly get better data speeds than what's even possible on the evdo network. Where I live att is reliable. I could care less about where it isn't.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 17:46 1

27. 2lazy2login (unregistered)

Let's be clear here. When you talk about AT&T's GSM network you are referring to their current evolutions as compared to the current evolutions of Sprint and VZW that use CDMA. CDMA could have been upgrade past the current lazy rev-a to both rev-b, rev-c and even rev-d. Those bumps are similar in respect to HSPA+ where each evolutionary upgrade increases the bandwidth. VZW and Sprint decided to stop evolving the REVs and develop a more comprehensive network.

CDMA is far superior to normal GSM, just like sony's betamax VS standard VHS cassettes back in the day. Betamax was clearly superior, but the globally adopted standard was VHS. CDMA can handle more calls over the same channels and is way more secure. WCDMA channels were adopted by GSM to emulate the security of CDMA to plug the wholes in the network security. There have been many reports by many white collar hackers stating that GSM is broken beyond repair.

Now carry-on.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:08 2

10. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

I'll stay with AT&T........Verizon is overhyped hot garbage. Please don't tell me that i'm a hater because we have them for work it's absolutely terrible. Constant network drops on my laptop and slow speeds. I'm still pissed that we switched from Sprint to Verizon. They are completely a joke.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:22 2

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

I think most can agree that Verizon's advertisements are very "enticing". Meaning, they make their network look like something you're crazy to pass up. That doesn't mean they work perfect everywhere. I live in a large city but that doesn't mean Verizon is the best choice. AT&T is real famous here, because they work! When I lived in a small town Verizon was a major carrier aside of Alltel. Believe it or not Alltel had more customers and better service. Saying which carrier is better is just hype. People need to stop being company drones believing what the TV says to. If I were to move to a city with crap AT&T coverage I'd go to Verizon in a heartbeat.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 19:58

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

It's not just advertising...various 3rd party companies give Verizon's network the #1 rating not based on just one specific area but on a nationwide scale. So, Verizon backs up their "enticing" advertisements with results.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:14 2

13. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

That would be a better analysis. That would be more accurate. When media of news is highly looked at as information, it is crucial that wording be sufficient to convey polls more precisely.

I have colleagues that live outside of Sprint service. They would love to have Sprint so rather than saying: "Sprint sucks. It has no service in my area." They mostly always say: "It sucks that I can't Sprint in my area."

Which sounds better? Wording makes a huge difference. So just because some individuals can't get Sprint where they are, doesn't make the network bad. I have found in the 24 years I've owned cellphones, there is such thing as paying for too much coverage. I simply don't need it in every nook and cranny.

Sorry, just a huge pet peeve of mine.

John B.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 12:20

17. palm dev2.0 (unregistered)

Well I'm waiting for a Flagship from HP's camp where I live I'm lucky if I even get a bar with my T-mobile service i'm ready to switch to Verizon whenever they get a phone worth switching to

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 13:20 1

18. dsg_cobra (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)

See this is whats sad, palm dev2.0 would rather have 1 bar and some phone he thinks is cool. rather than get on a superior network that is proven to be the most reliable network, So many people will choose a phone over network, its idiotic and sad.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 13:29

20. zackh121556 (unregistered)

I own a Motorola Droid 2 on Verizon but with phonearena not giving a answer for (Sticking with Android over ios) i chose the EVO, Come On phonearean learn from the other websites............................

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 14:01

21. asceticlee (unregistered)

The iPhone is old and played out. Android has taken over and I'm no fanboy of either network, but my job uses Verizon and it sucks in certain areas. I have AT&T and it works everywhere. I'm in PA and place like upper parts of Maryland don't have Verizon access. I'm also IT support and when I have to activate a Blackberry or Verizon aircard I have to drive 10 miles away to activate it when I'm in Maryland.

I'm currently using an iPhone 3gs that's jailbroken and a Samsung Captivate (Android). I'll stick with AT&T because by being jailbroke I can use it for tethering and talk on the phone at the same time. Try that on Verizon. It can't be done. Plus Verizon is to high and I like GSM networks better....be it T-mobile or AT&T.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 18:57

31. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

I live in Maryland and its the direct opposite. And At&t costs nearly the same for less data.

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