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

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...

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

AT&T was holding the iPhone back. Now I'll be able to use its full power!
36.64%
Sprint has some decent WiMAX handsets, but this here's the iPhone 4! On Verizon!
4.49%
T-Mobile does a good job with its HSPA+ network. A network alone though simply doesn't cut it.
1.56%
How? What? Oh, AT&T is perfectly fine for me, thanks!
12.34%
Never! The HTC EVO 4G is more iconic than this here iPhone!
39.01%
T-Mo's outing 42 Mbps this year, man, and I just can't miss on that.
5.96%

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iPhone 4 Verizon
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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76 Comments

1. GNYC unregistered

Nope not til it works with LTE.

2. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

wait this summer thats when we will see it! Not getting it but still

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

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.

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.

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

oh yeah and Sprint..we're taking your EVO 4G too just to let you guys know. ;]

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.

32. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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.

56. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 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.

57. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

...we're not even talking about AT&T customers and why do i even need to remind you? read man.

60. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

6. tahyk unregistered

Why would anyone change to a CDMA network?

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

why not if you live in the US and don't travel so much?

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.

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

7. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

A year ago yes now no way. You can keep vz lies i will stay with att

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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. :)

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Lol poor dude

72. rickyheferle

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 13, 2011

haha nice

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.

52. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

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..

10. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I might for the thunderbolt

13. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

i agree. 4g, customization widgets, and new htc sence ui!

11. spinelessrabbit

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

if i go over my mins att will rerate everytime verizon leaves me stuck, im comfy with att

47. awarriorscry

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 29, 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.

14. Brent

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

They couldn't pay me enough money to use an ipoop.

23. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Really?

34. Brent

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Money is not my world and same goes for the ipoop.

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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