How many people will move to Verizon in January

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by llarson, Jul 7, 2010.


Will you be switching to Verizon

  1. Yes as soon as I can

  2. No love AT&T

  3. Depends on pricing

  1. llarson macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Spending close to $500 a month with AT&T for 4 iPhones and was told by the 5th and final rep there is no way they will give me any discount.

    So who will be moving to Verizon as soon as they can.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
  3. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    you are missing one option on your poll:

    "I don't believe the iPhone will come to Verizon yet, it is one more rumor"
  4. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
  5. Rookie1986 macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Missing the option:

    "I'm already tied in at AT&A"
  6. s8film40 macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2007
    The only thing that would make me move to Verizon is if the iPhone were exclusive to them. I will be happy when they do finally make an iPhone for them though. No more hearing AT&T complaints and the network should get better when others move to Verizon, it will be good all the way around.:)
  7. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Loyalty to a phone company runs as deep as the service and expense allows.
    If you receive the same excellent service (or, even better) for your area and the total bill is less I don't blame you.

    Otherwise I'd suspect Verizon will also be having equal difficulties as AT&T when many others sign up.

    I think of cell phone service as I do a gym. Too many club members signed up and using the gym ruins the experience unless the gym is constantly expanding to accommodate the new customers.
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    It hasn't.

    By the way, OP, how much money do you think you will save with Verizon? Just curious, as their pricing seems pretty similar to at&t.
  9. Jonathan77 macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2010

    Could you please post your source of information?
  10. Polo5 macrumors regular

    May 2, 2008
  11. Foo4Everlong macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    If it, and when it is confirmed, I'm not sure that I will. For one, I don't like how on Verizon u will not be able to look up internet while in a call. And two, I wonder that if Verizon does get it and a lot of customers move, will it cause AT&T's system to run better with less data pounding. I guess only time will tell. Later
  12. Sustainability macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    If I believed that Verizon was actually getting the 4, then yeah, I would probably go ahead and switch.

    However, we have heard about Verizon getting an iPhone every 6 months for the past 2 years, and if history has taught us anything, it is that Lebron will stay in Cleveland and this is most likely another Verizon rumor.
  13. s8film40 macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2007
    Verizon will probably limit the data usage more to maintain the illusion of a better network.
  14. mhdena macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2009

  15. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    Yes, it has been confirmed as a rumor :p

    As far as Verizon goes... their customer service is purportedly worse and their prices certainly aren't any better, but I guess if Verizon had their LTE network deployed, then I might consider it, but otherwise why bother?

    AT&T's network has gotten WAY better over the last year, so no complaints from me and I also like the flexibility of sticking my SIM in any phone I like (I'm using a Nexus One while I wait on the white iPhone 4.5).
  16. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    People need to understand CDMA vs. GSM.

    In 85-90% of other countries, all of them run the same 3G frequencies (2100 band). That's why Apple released the iPhone to multiple carriers in those countries.

    In the US, ATT runs on the other most popular 3G frequency 850/1900. Tmobile runs on some weird 1700/2100 hybrid.

    Once Verizon has a built in LTE network (which is backwards compatible with GSM bands) Verizon will get the iPhone.

    Verizon had their chance when Apple was "testing the market" with their new iPhone way back in 2005/2006 when negotiations were taking place. Since the iPhone was a huge success and other countries adopted with, Apple doesn't see any reason to make two different versions of their phones.

    CDMA for voice is a dead technology. Verizon will phase CDMA out in the next 7-8 years. For now, when they launch LTE, they will have a hybrid CMDA voice/LTE data until their network is totally LTE for voice/data.
  17. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Bad poll. No option for "Verizon doesn't work at my house".

    Also no option for "AT&T is no saint, but I believe most of the iphone problems have been more due to sucky phone hardware than AT&T"
  18. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    I'll NEVER move to a CDMA provider because there is no flexibility to move from different devices on the fly. I'll go to T-Moile before ever going to Verizon or Sprint.
  19. xmtgx macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Would if I could switch, stuck with ATT though. Also I believe just because the contract is signed in January, we will still have to wait till June/July for a Verizon compatible phone to be released.

    Sprint is worse then ATT and T-mobile even worse then Sprint, atleast in the North East. Verizon is the best by far around here. CDMA all the way for current technology if i ever get the chance.
  20. nooaah macrumors 68000


    Sep 3, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    My service is great where I'm moving (but horrendous where I live currently). If they actually did go to Verizon in January, I'd definitely still stick with AT&T unless the monthly plan is cheaper. While selling my current iP4 would make the ETF even out, I'd still have to spend another $300 for the new subsidized phone so I'd need a savings close to that over the span of the new contract.
  21. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    Bringing out a CDMA iPhone would be a trivial exercise in engineering, and totally cost effective even for the 2-3 year lifespan that CDMA has left given Verizon's 92 million customers, and China's 90 million +.

    The Motorola RAZR is one example of how that works.
  22. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    To play the devil's advocate: I've had AT&T for every iPhone except the newest one. I've been with Verizon since the Droid came out. No interest in going back to them for the time being.


    Ok well technically that's not true since I have an iPad with 3G on AT&T's network so I guess they still get my money. :p
  23. MT0227 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    AT&T is the only carrier that provides a stable signal inside my home. So...AT&T it is!
  24. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Philly Suburbs, PA
    that just sounds slutty:p
  25. Mr Bigs macrumors 6502a

    Mr Bigs

    Jan 28, 2010
    Bklyn N.Y
    You sugar coating the story !!!! Verizon rejected Apple so instead AT&T pulled their pants down for Apples agreement. It didn't do AT&T too good because Verizon is still larger and offers much better service.

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