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Survey Suggests iPhone Users Ready to Jump AT&T's Ship

Survey Suggests iPhone Users Ready to Jump AT&T's Ship

Even those of you who really have been living under a rock or in a cave are undoubtedly aware that Apple's iPhone is coming to Verizon. Some of you already have February 10, 2011 circled on your calendar, the day this long-anticipated partnership between Apple and Verizon will finally take place (existing Verizon customers can get their preorder in starting February 3, 2011). Others could care less. So how do AT&T subscribers feel?

According to a new survey by ChangeWave, many of AT&T's iPhone subscribes are ready to make the switch. Say what you want about Verizon's CDMA iPhone versus AT&T's GSM variant, some 26 percent of AT&T's Apple toting smartphone owners say they plan to switch to Verizon. Interesting, ChangeWave also noted a fairly large percentage of non-iPhone owners who expect to switch once their contract with AT&T expires.


"The weakening loyalty of AT&T wireless customers is directly attributable to the upcoming release of a Verizon iPhone," said Paul Carton, vice president of research at ChangeWave. "A total of 16 percent of AT&T subscribers say they'll switch to Verizon once it begins offering the iPhone. Another 23 percent say they don't know if they'll switch."

It will also be interesting to see what effect the iPhone has on Verizon's network. It's not hard to find users complaining of poor performance on AT&T's network, which many attribute to the number of iPhone subscribers clogging the airwaves. Is Verizon's network any better equipped to handle the increased traffic? We'll soon find out.
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I don't know what im going to do xD. Either switch phones and provider or just switch phone :)

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funny pic

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Really , what would you be getting any different other than a bar or more depending on where you live. Ive never had any issues with AT&T or my many iphones since Ive had them from 2007 on. It would cost me a huge deposit to switch over I would gain nothing. Waiting to see the specs of the Iphone 5 if it doesnt impress Ill be moving to a Samsung Infuse with a 4.5 inch Super Amoled screen, 1080p video and 64Gb storage.

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I am a Verizon customer, and one who could use a new phone as well. I know I will not get an iPhone for sure, unless the 5th version is a TRUE show stopper. However; some of the phones coming on the Android side I do find attractive. The problem is the one I like the most seems to be an At&t phone, funny hah. Of course the Bionic is coming to Verizon even if it's big brother does not. I am also wondering what will be popping up elsewhere as well. So I guess unless my phone die's I may be waiting at least a couple of months. I also have a grandfather upgrade available, and am bound to no contract to any provider.

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Eh, I'm happy with my EVO and Sprint. I figure I got another 4 or 5 months left with it and then it is on to the next phone.

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This may be true of AT&T iphone users in big cities, but I don't see a big migration away from AT&T for the rest of us. The reception is fine most places I travel to in the Mid West and South. I was on Verizon for years before switching to AT&T, and vouch for their better reception and call quality, but it is not so much better that I'd be willing to go through the hassle and expense going back. The savings from rollover minutes, free weekends and evenings, and free calls to other AT&T wireless users are a great deal.

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If the company doesn't offer free any mobile to any mobile calling, then I won't even consider them.

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