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Verizon subscribers want iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 May 2010 0:49 User comments (11)

Verizon subscribers want iPhone Market research firm Changewave has released their recent survey results today, which reveals that over half of current Verizon subscribers would trade in their phone for an Apple iPhone if it was available on the carrier.
The company polled 4000 mobile phone users.

Of those polled with Verizon subs, 19 percent said they would "very likely" purchase a Verizon iPhone, while another 34 percent would "somewhat likely" purchase the device.

For T-Mobile users, only 11 percent said they would "very likely" buy the device with 28 percent saying "somewhat likely."

The numbers were similar for Sprint, with 11 percent and 33 percent, respectively.

"The survey results show an unprecedented level of pent up demand for the iPhone among Verizon subscribers," adds the survey. "If Verizon were ever to offer the iPhone… [it would have] a profound and likely transformational impact on the industry."

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11 user comments

17.5.2010 3:04

These are the same people who voted for Bush...twice.

27.5.2010 8:50

don't forget they vote for Obama too!

37.5.2010 9:54
Sensibility
Unverified new user

You're both idiots.
The iPhone would, indeed, have a profound impact on the cellular communications industry if it were not exclusive to one provider. However, Apple's odd way of handling their hardware and software will most likely keep the iPhone restricted to AT&T for quite a while.

I hate you so much, Steve Jobs.

47.5.2010 10:14
SavageJeep
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Sensibility:
You're both idiots.
The iPhone would, indeed, have a profound impact on the cellular communications industry if it were not exclusive to one provider. However, Apple's odd way of handling their hardware and software will most likely keep the iPhone restricted to AT&T for quite a while.

I hate you so much, Steve Jobs.
Agreed. Verizon Had their shot, and declined.

57.5.2010 10:16
Paula_X
Inactive

verizon subscribers are edited by ddp.. they proved it already.. they are VERIZON subscribers!!!

guess it makes sense to a redneck.. on an overpriced shitty network, may as well have an overpriced shitty fone to match.. cud yud yud yud..

the only way to get a fair deal out of these cartels is to buy when and as you use.. and forget the "free" fone.. check the plans.. you pay 2-3x retail for the thing.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 May 2010 @ 14:31

67.5.2010 12:22

Quote:
verizon subscribers are edited by ddp.. they proved it already.. they are VERIZON subscribers!!!

guess it makes sense to a redneck.. on an overpriced shitty network, may as well have an overpriced shitty fone to match.. cud yud yud yud..
Derogatory comments aside, I'd have to disagree with you about Verizon. I've traveled through over dozen states in the last five years, and I have friends in those states and others. I have Sprint but Sprint can only roam on Verizon. [Alltel was crappy before the buyout so they don't count IMHO]. EVERY TIME I'm in an area where Sprint can't get service, Verizon has never failed. Not once. Quite a few of my friends have Verizon, Only about 1 in 20 have ever complained. Verizon may totally blow in some markets, but overall they have the most reliable service in my experience.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 May 2010 @ 14:32

77.5.2010 13:59

Meh...I hate Apple and wouldn't switch to their junk for my life. Verizon should stick with what they have and avoid Apple like the plauge...

87.5.2010 15:16
I use AT&T & hate It
Unverified new user

It seems like the Verizon/Spring MiFi is the best solution available, since you can use your IPhone, IPad, and will join all of these into a wifi spot to interchage data instead of the useless AT&T charge for each of the IPhone, IPad, and still not be able to connect the near devices through a wifi spot.

Being an AT&T customer for many years, and hating it, I am thinking to go the Sprint/Verizon MiFi way. It's a lot better and will enable me to use my IPad, IPhone, etc. without being ripped off by data charges. Though, I haven't check what is the MiFi data charges yet..

97.5.2010 15:22

Originally posted by H0bbes:
Quote:
verizon subscribers are edited by ddp.. they proved it already.. they are VERIZON subscribers!!!

guess it makes sense to a redneck.. on an overpriced shitty network, may as well have an overpriced shitty fone to match.. cud yud yud yud..
Derogatory comments aside, I'd have to disagree with you about Verizon. I've traveled through over dozen states in the last five years, and I have friends in those states and others. I have Sprint but Sprint can only roam on Verizon. [Alltel was crappy before the buyout so they don't count IMHO]. EVERY TIME I'm in an area where Sprint can't get service, Verizon has never failed. Not once. Quite a few of my friends have Verizon, Only about 1 in 20 have ever complained. Verizon may totally blow in some markets, but overall they have the most reliable service in my experience.
I am a LONG time T-Mobile subscriber but I can say fully that Verizon has the best network in the United States, hands down. Overpriced? Yes.. CDMA sucks? Yes... Strong network tho.

107.5.2010 23:04

Yeah...it sucks that verizon is the best network, but it is a fact. If you want full coverage, you are stuck with verizon (or roaming on verizon's network from some other phone). Anyway, if AT&T or sprint or t-mobile had the best coverage, then their rates would be just as bad as Verizon's rates.

Get a droid, root it, and install Skype...then get the 450 minutes/unlimited data plan and you have unlimited calling and unlimited internet (with wifi tethering) for about $90 a month, taxes included.

118.5.2010 0:23

Originally posted by I use AT&T & hate It:

It seems like the Verizon/Spring MiFi is the best solution available, since you can use your IPhone, IPad, and will join all of these into a wifi spot to interchage data instead of the useless AT&T charge for each of the IPhone, IPad, and still not be able to connect the near devices through a wifi spot.

Being an AT&T customer for many years, and hating it, I am thinking to go the Sprint/Verizon MiFi way. It's a lot better and will enable me to use my IPad, IPhone, etc. without being ripped off by data charges. Though, I haven't check what is the MiFi data charges yet..
I agree. I was a T-mobile user before, because of a good feature of Verizon provider then recently I subscribe to them.

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