Why did Verizon Pick up the iPhone?

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  1. ICON5o2 macrumors regular

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    I heard somebody ask this. If Android is so great and selling so much better than the iPhone Why even pick it up? I didn't get to hear the other guys response lol. But I figured I would share this and get your opinions.
     
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    Lol
     
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    Using your own logic, if the iPhone was selling so great for AT&T then why did they pick up Android?
     
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    I should've jumped in and brought that up lol. It sounded kinda heated though so I just kept to myself.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Verizon was probably losing a lot of customers to AT&T/Apple. Sure, they do fine without iPhone, but now they do better. A fairly reliable carrier with unrestricted Androids (unlike AT&T) and the iPhone. They'll do great.
     
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    Well said. I'm not sure what kind of point the other guy was trying to prove but I think the iPhone 4 sold like 1.7 million units in the first three days of release I think. Why wouldn't Verizon wanna add it to thier list ya know?
     
  8. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

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    Why not?

    Good avenue to make money for Apple & Verizon. Just think like a businessman for a second.
     
  9. ICON5o2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That what I'm saying lol. Some of my friends that own iPhones wasn't to happy about Verizon getting the iPhone lol. I wanted to smack em.
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That's pretty much it. It was the best selling phone in the month of February. Look at this http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/04...sales-in-february-as-android-surge-continues/

    Verizon is on point. Already has LTE, good service, powerful Androids which aren't restricted, and the iPhone.
     
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Because 11 million people have bought one so far.
     
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    Just for the money.


    As a carrier, the more phones you offer the more clients you get. Think why carriers offer different brands of phones instead of a single brand.
     
  13. iApples macrumors 65816

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    I didn't know business' wanted to make money :rolleyes:
     
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    it's true! They do!
     
  15. ICON5o2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How ironic lol. I usually scan the main page. Not sure how I missed that. Thanks for bringing that up.
     
  16. ICON5o2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I also heard that so far Apple has sold 100 million iPhones. That's crazy since it's pretty much only been on one carrier until a few months ago. I switched over from Sprint to AT&T just for the iPhone. Yes I left my Android phone behind lol.
     
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    Lol:D
    Wild guess.
     
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    are you saying that in some crazy scheme to make money, a mobile provider might actually offer more than one cell phone manufacturer!!? :p
     
  19. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    iPhone is sold outside the US, you know.
     
  20. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Yet another American who only believes in the existence of one Country...

    Lift the box and take a step out.
     
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    There are some interesting people out there.....
     
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    Any proof of this? I haven't read any sales figure for the iPhone on verizon.
     
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    I know, seriously... I'm really curious to how someone could be so ignorant and clueless.
     

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