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  • 23% of AT&T Users Would Switch to Verizon: Survey


    One out of every four iPhone users would switch to Verizon if they could, according to a new survey by investment bank Credit Suisse. As the Business Insider reports today, 23% of iPhone users surveyed at AT&T - which adds up to about 1.4 million people - would jump ship to Verizon, though almost all but 3% of them would wait until their AT&T contract expires rather than pay up to $325 in "early termination" fees.

    Apple and Verizon have reportedly been in talks over the iPhone for more than a year. And as Michael reported this morning, there are fresh indications out of the East Asia supply chain that a CDMA variant of the iPhone is in the works. Since the current iPhone 4, as well as all previous models, works only on networks that support the GSM standard, hardware changes would be required for the phone to work on Verizon's CDMA2000 network. Apple also recently took out a patent for an external transceiver that would allow iPhones to access a second network.

    Credit Suisse's survey also found that only 20% of iPhone users on AT&T consider their phone service to be satisfactory, and only 26% think the service will ever improve. 28% customers would bag on AT&T, choosing Verizon (23%), Sprint (3%) or T-Mobile (2%). And a survey done of Verizon customers back in May of this year found that almost half of them - as many as 8.1 million - would be interested in buying an iPhone when (if) it becomes available with their carrier.

    Source: Electronista
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 23% of AT&T Users Would Switch to Verizon: Survey started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 78 Comments
    1. xerbox's Avatar
      xerbox -
      i wouldnt switch because I had nothing but problems with customer service of verizon. Also att is cheaper, and I have NO problems with att and my iphone 4 with service or anything else =]
    1. EagleyeSmith's Avatar
      EagleyeSmith -
      Yea, I wouldn't switch if Verizon got the iPhone. I'll always be w/AT&T. GSM > CDMA.
    1. Be Expressive's Avatar
      Be Expressive -
      AT&T FTW, I'm a happy customer
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      You can kiss Droid sales goodbye if the iPhone goes to Verizon.
    1. decke's Avatar
      decke -
      I would switch, AT&T isn't very good where I live. BUUUT it depends on Verizon. If they restrict and charge for every little feature that the iPhone offers or if they charge too much for unlimited data then forget it.
    1. iphone565's Avatar
      iphone565 -
      Verizon fios customer service has pissed me off so many times I would never switch. I don't know if anyone has had to call Att customer service lately but they are incredibly helpfull and polite.
    1. microin123's Avatar
      microin123 -
      I would only switch if they could surpass at&t data network speed which is very fast & if they get unlimited data plan. Unlimited data is a must on the iPhone.
    1. DevouredDreams's Avatar
      DevouredDreams -
      Quote Originally Posted by monadzback View Post
      Att in lexington ky is horrible. Me and my wife had the i4 and loved it. Then att started sucking. We sold our i4's for 1400 and bought an evo and an epic on sprint and haven't looked back not one dropped call. At t dropped at least 10 a day.
      Aggreed with that exept for the sprint part lol.. But in lexington it does suck.. I was in fayette mall the other day at the apple store and dropped 3 calls..
    1. DannynJoni's Avatar
      DannynJoni -
      I would no way switch to Verizon. They mis-treated my daughter in her contract with them and they have ****** service where I live. AT&T on the other hand has bent over backwards for me and my family and they have really good service in N. Utah. We do have dropped calls, but less than I had with T-mobile OR Verizon.

      I also think AT&T is getting better all the time. They're not perfect, but they are working pretty hard.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I bet those 1.4 millions would change their mind after they slap with a $325 fee.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      One of my favorite things about AT&T is that with every month you've been with them, they take $10 off the termination fee. Then again I don't see myself terminating with AT&T anytime soon...
    1. mattbeatz's Avatar
      mattbeatz -
      AT&T service is absolutely terrible here in St Louis. I know its not one of their larger markets, but yeah, dropped calls on the reg, and my $30 3G data plan gets me at most about 200 k download speeds lately, upload speeds are pathetic. I could get that for like $5 through dial-up at home.
      I think a lot of this may coincide with the iphone 4's release, considering it worked a TON better prior to the summer? But, I'm about done with it. I guess I'm in that 23%. Going Sprint I believe, their service works very well here, and their 4G is in any major city I'll ever visit. Plus I'll save $30 a month, AND have unlimited everything, instead of 450 minutes.
      If the iphone 5 is the ****, and AT&T service is at least up to par, I'll be back, until then...
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Get it on Verizon, get it unlocked and go on MetroPCS...
      $40 unlimited everything AND it includes taxes and fees
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Verizon completely over rated!!! If Verizon got the iPhone, they would have way worse issues than AT&T with there network. I've been a AT&T customer for ten years, I've had every release of the iPhone so far. I'm very pleased with AT&T and there service!
    1. elite_jounin's Avatar
      elite_jounin -
      Funny... Verizon is much more expensive than AT&T ....I'm GOOD!
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Ha...ha...ha..ha......I'm with T-mobile
    1. SkorpionHalo's Avatar
      SkorpionHalo -
      I love the picture lol
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rokesomesmeefer View Post


      The same Sprint that charges you an extra $9.99/mo for 4G service if you have a 4G-capable phone, even if 4G is not available in your area. Yeah, much better for consumers...
      ATT did the same to me. When I got my 3G nowhere in my STATE had 3G, let alone my area. It took them over a year and a half to get 3g in the capitol. Shortly after that 3G came to my town as well. Point of the matter is I was paying the added data plan for 3G data for about 18 months (that's $180 down the toilet since the service was not usable). EVERY company does this...
    1. 5h4d0w's Avatar
      5h4d0w -
      I would definitely switch... To anything, really. Nothing could be worse than ATT. $100 a month for ONE PHONE, NO DATA, NO TEXTING! Hell, I'm not even using a "Smartphone", just a simple flip-phone.
      Calls drop like flies here, and calling customer service usually results in an "It's not our fault" reply. Worst.Carrier.Ever.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by 5h4d0w View Post
      I would definitely switch... To anything, really. Nothing could be worse than ATT. $100 a month for ONE PHONE, NO DATA, NO TEXTING! Hell, I'm not even using a "Smartphone", just a simple flip-phone.
      Calls drop like flies here, and calling customer service usually results in an "It's not our fault" reply. Worst.Carrier.Ever.
      Well I'm surprised you pay $100 for one line. That's close to what I pay for 2 iPhone 4's. And I have the highest data plans. Then again I don't use the voice portion much... Lol you should consider switching then. -- THIS PORTION EDITED OUT-- (cuz someone is losing sleep over me not being 100% specific about a what I say).