iPhone Buyer Statistics, O2 Confirmed for UK?

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  1. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    I found this chart interesting. Verizon seems to be the most hurt; wonder if passing on the deal still seems like the right decision.

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  2. Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Well, of course, they had the most people to loose.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    I think they'll regret it, yes.

    The bottom line is that people switched almost entirely due to the iPhone, not anything that AT&T did.

    Now all AT&T has to do is not totally suck and they have a huge user base til 2012 simply due to loyalty to Apple, not AT&T.
  4. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    iPhone Buyer Statistics, O2 Confirmed for UK?


    USA Today reports that early iPhone adopters are overwhelmingly happy with their iPhones.
    Of course, early adopters are a special population and may not reflect the satisfaction of later consumers as a whole. Some other interesting statistics that came from the studies are included:

    • 51% of buyers were switching to AT&T from another carrier
    • 35% of carrier switchers paid an early termination fee (avg $167) to switch
    • 3 of 10 were first-time Apple customers.
    • for 4 of 10, the iPhone was their first iPod
    • New iPhone owners expected to pay about $35 more a month than their previous cellphone.

    Meanwhile, Forbes publishes a report that Telefonica SA's O2 mobile phone unit has reached an agreement to become the exclusive network partner for Apple's iPhone in the UK. Sales are reported to begin "shortly". Vodafone had reportedly been a front runner in negotiations but in the end felt that the commercial terms were not viable.

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  5. macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2006
    USA Today

    That's me, Kelly Croy, MacRumors member, in the USA Today article. :cool:
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    New Zealand

    In the UK here - was thinking of getting one for my wife then a 2nd gen for me early next year.

    Happy for you and your new iPhone!

    If they can get Gmail and the Google calendar to work offline and sync I'm sold.. On reason I hold onto my HTC smartphone is so that I can run TomTom Sat Nav - I'm assuming that the 2nd gen will eith have it built in or could pair with a bluetooth GPS.
  7. macrumors member

    May 17, 2005
    Nice to hear positive feedback about the iphone. I'm waiting for the next rev to get one.
  8. macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    Not O2....oh well, kicks off another load of O2 v Vodafone v Orange posts I guess :rolleyes:
  9. macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Heh let the wife test it out :p

    I'm happy if it goes on O2 as i am on O2 and my contract is ready to renew in Sept
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2006
    I'm also on o2 so I'll be thrilled if this pans out. The only thing I'm worried about are the data costs. I currently have an xda orbit and I get killed on data fees every month and it's just email and the odd google.
  11. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    51% of buyers switched to AT&T for the iPhone alone? Wow, that's great news! I really hope Verizon is kicking themselves. A half percentage of a whole... that's huge.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    O2, not the best choice for the UK. Vodafone have a much better network.

    I guess they were the only company who would bend over far enough for big Jobs to do the business.

    This choice will affect iPhone sales, says he who's now thinking twice about it. If it were Vodafone; no issues.

    Ho hum.

    I wonder if a 3G version is coming for Europe? Seems stupid to go back to slow networks now all the carriers have invested in 3G.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    I wouldn't hold your breath at the chances of O2 dropping their prices.

    I'm sure O2 will see it as a way of increasing their revenues:-( Milk that cash cow.
  14. macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2005
    São Paulo - Brasil
    iPhone Latin America...

    Reading all this info about iPhone let my mouth watering... and I keep wondering if in a near-future moment Apple will release iPhone here... It would be great!!

    Like they advertised the iMac back 1998, it woul be cool to read in the news:

    "Diga Oi para o iMac" (say hi to...)
  15. macrumors regular

    May 9, 2002
    Wow. Apple must be happy, but AT&T must be breaking out the champagne. If there were 500,000 iPhones sold the first weekend (rough average of estimates), and half were new to AT&T, and the minimum monthly is $60...

    That's a minimum of $15M per MONTH of new AT&T revenue. Just from the first weekend's sales. That's truly astounding.

    I can't wait for Apple's 3Q results, to hear how many were actually sold. Probably another 10 days for that.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2003
    London, UK
    At least it wasn't "No Customer Service" Orange. Nor "haha, no signal for you and look at our crappy-arse GPRS network and oh, we'll block emails you send from your phone" Vodafone. O2 aren't bad though, although their signal levels were pretty dire where I lived a couple of years back when I was last with them (couldn't use the phone inside the house). Guess that means no iPhone for me, but I wasn't likely to buy one anyway.
  17. macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I switched to AT&T (from VZW), did not pay an early termination fee, been with Apple over 15 years, this marks my second iPod (also have a 1st gen iPod), monthly bill has gone down more than $20 (while experience/functionality has gone WAY up), I absolutely LOVE the device & have either demoed or recommended it to easily ~200 people (~1/2 of which were new to Apple).

  18. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2006
    Can't see Steve agreeing to go with O2 if they won't change them. That's going to put people off and reduce sales and that's not what Apple want. I guess they might not come down as much as people might like but I expect they'll have to do something.
  19. macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    I guess that means O2 will need to be spending some cash on network infrastructure then, seeing as they don't have an EDGE network right now.... Either that or 3G iPhone for us. Personally I'll believe either when I see the Apple press release and not before.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2003
    Kent, UK
    Well lets hope the European iPhone has 3G as GPRS data is slower than dial-up so it would sort of defeat the point of the iPhone, only Orange UK has a partial EDGE network and O2-UK does not even have a full 3G network.
  21. macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Verizon has totally screwed themselves over this. If apple has sold 1million iPhones, which Im sure they have by now, that means roughly 250,000 have left Verizon assuming that 25% of the users have switched to AT&T for the iPhone from Verizon. I can only see the number of people eventually switching from Verizon to reach half a million if not eventually reaching the 1 million mark sometime mid to late next year. If I remember correctly, didnt Verizon end up edging AT&T for most number of users in America? Well I guess they went ahead and screwed that up....

    Do you realize how many people would have went to Verizon from AT&T to get the iPhone? FAAAAR more than went from Verizon to AT&T thats for sure....
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2002
    Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    I figured Apple wouldn't do Europe until they came out with a version 2 which would include 3G. But if they plan to sell in Europe very soon, that almost certainly means it will be the very same EDGE phone in the US. Say hello to EDGE, guys! :( With the seamless WiFi in there, it's tolerable..
  23. macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    Those 51% are exactly why AT&T wanted the deal, _and_ they are the reason why it is an exclusive deal. AT&T doesn't care what phone you use. They care slightly that switching an AT&T customer to an iPhone will also switch them to a more expensive data plan. What they really, really care about are 600,000 or so customers already leaving Verizon and others and joining AT&T; that is where the money is. At 60 dollars per month and an estimated 600,000 switchers today, that is $864 million over two years, and more to come!
  24. macrumors regular

    May 24, 2007
    Surrey, UK
    I've used O2 before and it's not exactly great in my opinion.

    I'm currently on a Vodafone contract which -- as far as I'm aware -- has a much more reliable network.

    Even if it IS O2, I'm sure I'd make the switch when my contract is done. If they choose EDGE over 3G it won't be much of a deal-breaker for me, but who has EDGE in UK? Eeek!
  25. macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    I am really looking forward to the iPhone in the UK. T-mobile would have been the best network i would have thought due to the web 'n' walk packages - maybe o2 will come up with something similar? Either way my orange contract is up in August and I will be switching to o2!

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