Survey: Half of Verizon Customers Have iPhone Fever
Of the 700 smartphone users surveyed, more than a quarter -- 26 percent -- of current AT&T customers said they see Verizon in their future. Of those, 29 percent said they'll happily wait in line if they have to, "regardless of severe weather, product quirks, and service uncertainties."
That still leaves 47 percent of AT&T subscribers who said they are "very unlikely" to make the jump and 12 percent that are "somewhat unlikely" (another 15 percent wouldn't commit one way or the other). So what's holding them back? Are they content with AT&T, or is there another reason?
"When asked if learning details about Verizon's actual iPhone offering had led to second thoughts about switching, respondents cited the cost of conversion as the biggest concern (45 percent for AT&T customers, 41 percent for Verizon)," uSamp said. "AT&T customers had bigger fears than Verizon's about a potential decline in Verizon's service (25 percent for AT&T customers, 15 percent for Verizon). Both groups showed relatively equal concern about network speed (22 percent for AT&T customers, 26 percent for Verizon) as well as the risk of being first (19 percent for AT&T customers, 18 percent for Verizon). Despite these and other unknowns, 15 percent of AT&T customers reported having no second thoughts about switching, along with 25 percent of Verizon's current BlackBerry and Android users."
That's a lot of numbers to take in, but the ones we're most interested in are those of our readers. Are you planning to pick up an iPhone 4 through Verizon? And if so, what phone and wireless carrier are you coming from?