Did you change carriers in order to purchase the i-phone?

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  1. nylcajeener macrumors newbie

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    Im doing a simple market research project for one of my classes so I need to find out the percentage of iphone owners who have switched cell phone carriers in order to purchase the i-phone.
    Please answer with yes or no. (Remember you must own the i-phone!)
    Thanks so much!! :)
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I did. FYI, so did two family members, one also to switch to an iPhone, and the third to be on our family plan, but not for an iPhone, though as a direct result of us switching.

    EDIT: BTW, it's iPhone, not i-phone :)
     
  3. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    No. But then we don't have the iPhone here in Canada. IF it does arrive here I will most likely switch to get it. ;)
     
  4. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, and many did.

    I remember hearing last AT&T earning how many have supposedly switched carriers and bought the iPhone... therefore most likely switching carriers because of the iPhone. I would look in AT&t earnings report to get true fact data.
     
  5. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could just check AppleInsider ;)
    http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._iphone_buyers_are_switchers_to_att_firm.html

    I'm sure there's more info you can find via Google too. The MR populate is probably skewed anyway...we're not exactly normal computer/Apple users.
     
  6. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    I sold my Verizon plan / phone on CellTradeUSA and got the iPhone with ATT the first day it came out :)
     
  7. motomullet macrumors member

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    yes. I dropped a line from my family plan to get AT&T
     
  8. JRomero macrumors regular

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    I switched carriers for the iPhone. Before I got the iPhone, I was on T-Mobile, but when I got the iPhone, I just let my parents have my old T-Mobile phone. :cool:
     
  9. quidire macrumors 6502

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    Yes, my girlfriend and I did. This is not anywhere near a statistically rigorous survery thought; the self-selection implied by being on this board, reading this forum, reading this question and choosing to answer it makes any analysis of the data you're collecting completely arbitrary.

    No offense intended.

    -RS
     
  10. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    1.I went to apple store and get the iphone
    2.I use SimFree application.....
     
  11. hidehide macrumors 6502

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    Nope. I stay with T-mobile. And T-mobile has better reception in my home, price of the plan are similar, but not contracts. :)
     
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  13. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Our family has four iPhones (including myself) and all four of us came from one of the other big three carriers. I was pretty satisfied with my T-Mobile service, but I'm significantly more satisfied with my iPhone.
     
  14. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Sure did. Paid the termination and never looked back!

    AT&T has been a pleasant experience and I loved the international roaming never available through Verizon.
     
  15. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Verizon had international roaming; it was just only available on their rare hybrid 900/1800 GSM and 800/1900 CDMA phones.
     
  16. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I recently switched to AT&T from Alltel. I loved my Alltel service and if I could have had the iPhone and Alltel I would have stayed. But I wanted the iPhone, like I do all Apple products. I paid the $200 cancelation fee aswell. So yes, I switched to AT&T for the iPhone.
     
  17. nylcajeener thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I understand that, hence the term "simple." Basically, I just have to conduct primary research, so I have extended it to this forum I came across. Thank you though.
     
  18. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    well kinda I was with t-mobile inthe family plan with my wife. My line is still active with them I just don't use it anymore and I dropped my wives plan way back since she can now use all the minutes.
     
  19. shellbryson macrumors 6502

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    Yes I did. From Vodafone to O2. Much to Vodafones displeasure... they called me around 10 times in the space of a week to try convince me to come back to their network.
     
  20. netdog macrumors 603

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    Changed from Orange to O2. I prefer Orange for a number of important reasons, but I prefer O2 because it supports my iPhone. It's nice to know that my warranty is valid and that I needn't worry about having Apple brick me.
     
  21. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    No. But I was not an O2 customer either... This is my first mobile (or cell) phone.

    I've been waiting for the right combination of features to appear in a mobile device - and Apple got there first. Oh - and I also get a phone and an iPod out of the deal :D
     
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  23. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    No, I have been an AT&T Mobility/Cingular Wireless/Bellsouth Mobility customer since back in the Bellsouth Mobility days. I have had no reason to change.
     
  24. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Yup yup, contract with Verizon was up in May, iPhone came out in June... :D
     
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