Just left a comment on this article.. http://www.businessinsider.com/if-v...-bad-2009-10#comment-4adc6f710000000000d2f539 My comment was: There's a big hurdle Verizon has which often gets overlooked. They are only in the US. Which means if you're on their network - you can't use your phone if you travel abroad. That's a pretty big deal for many people (home users) and even more for business people. Otherwise you would still need two devices and have to deal with two networks. I switched to AT&T a few years back and my first phone on their network was a Blackberry (I own the 3gs now). I didn't switch because I was unhappy with my carrier. I didn't switch because I wanted a particular phone. I switched because I needed a phone I could travel with. Practicality, I believe, wins out more often than it's blogged or written about.