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  • Did You Leave Verizon for the iPhone?


    It appears that Verizon is worried that they missed out when they refused to be THE carrier for the iPhone back in 2007. There have been rumors since then that Verizon would be getting the iPhone but to date AT&T is still king.

    According to a Boy Genius report Verizon is trying to figure out exactly how many people it lost thanks to its iPhone mistake. In a survey sent out to previous Verizon customers the question “What could Verizon Wireless have offered to keep you as a customer?” is asked. Not surprisingly one of the possible answers to the question is "The iPhone."

    One question asking you if you left Verizon for the iPhone isn't enough. Verizon asks twice. "What is the PRIMARY REASON you chose your new carrier?" with the possible answer of "Wanted the iPhone."

    Two times not enough for you? Don't worry, Verizon asked about you and your iPhone three times in their one survey . . . .

    Since Verizon probably isn't going to share their poll results with us average Joes we are running our own poll!


    This article was originally published in forum thread: Did You Leave Verizon for the iPhone? started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 84 Comments
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      I did! And never looked back
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      No. I left a long time ago...hehehehe
    1. Twitchstick's Avatar
      Twitchstick -
      I did also. Just left Verizon a couple of days ago. So far so good w/ AT&T
    1. IvanPK's Avatar
      IvanPK -
      I did! And actually, if Verizon's support was with a GSM network, with a hybrid of Verizon and ATT Phones, it'd be the best. But the iPhone made me switch. Last summer.
    1. buckeye826's Avatar
      buckeye826 -
      There should be an option for more than one accounts I took 5 with me
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by buckeye826 View Post
      There should be an option for more than one accounts I took 5 with me
      lol
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^Just vote 5 times
    1. Switch07's Avatar
      Switch07 -
      having experience as an apple retail employee, the majority of people coming in to purchase a phone seem to come from verizon. When customers forget to bring their account number so that they can port their phone # (which 90% of customers do forget) They'll give verizon a call. As soon as an iphone is mentioned, they transfer the call to a customer 'loss prevention' specialist who will go on and on trying to convince the person that the storm is a better option
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I really really wanted the iPhone to be with Verizon....I was upset that Verizon turned it down and hoped that someday Verizon would kick themselves in the A** for not accepting Apples conditions.... I hope Verizon is freaking right now because everyone is or has left them.....

      They think that everyone should stay with them because of their data service..... well low and behold everyone wants data that is for sure... I hate edge and can't get 3G but I paid my way out of Verizon to get the iPhone....

      Yup I sure did! I had Verizon for about six months and dumped them for the iPhone.... I did not hesitate to leave them for it...

      And the way I see it is... the iPhone would have been totally awesome if it was on Verizon's network.... But for now it isn't going to happen..... at least for now...

      Quote Originally Posted by buckeye826 View Post
      there should be an option for more than one accounts i took 5 with me
      lol :d
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      i did... love at&ts phones but notits service

      love verizon's service but not its phones

      its a vicious cycle
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
      i did... love at&ts phones but notits service

      love verizon's service but not its phones

      its a vicious cycle
      I feel the same way between the two of them......
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      I'm stuck with nextel haha. I only have an iPod but I'm gonna update to Verizon as soon as they get the iPhone so that it will be cheaper with the new 2 yr. contract and all.
    1. smirkis's Avatar
      smirkis -
      my gf left verizon after 8 years, opened tmobile n got an iphone. never looked back since.
    1. mysteryskater125's Avatar
      mysteryskater125 -
      i left Verizon about a year ago and I've had waaay better service since then. and there's the iPhone
    1. Cherrysoda_zx's Avatar
      Cherrysoda_zx -
      i hope Verizon never gets its hands on the iPhone. I love making fun of my friends that are stuck with half-a$$ed phones Verizon offers, lol
    1. x2thaz64's Avatar
      x2thaz64 -
      my contract with verizon was up after having them ever since I've had a cell phone back in 2000. The iphone just looked way too nice of a phone to have and the bill was cheaper than what i was paying with verizon believe it or not.

      ps i think its funny how the touchscreen craze has started due to the iphones popularity. Has anyone noticed how other touchscreen phones have the slowest response time compared to the iphone
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The reason Verizon has such a poor choice of phones is because of their proprietary systems - phones have to be made just for them.
      I know you guys in America probably don't realise this but there is a world outside of the USofA and 90% of it uses GSM
      Phones made for AT&T can be sold virtually unmodified throughout Europe, Australia and a lot of RoW.
      Phones made for Verizon can only be sold to Verizon Customers (and Nextel?).
      I travel a lot throughout Europe (or used to) and can use my phone in every country - we have one standard and multiple providers, the competition leading to lower prices and a more mature phone system.

      Just my 2d's worth.
    1. BarcaMagic's Avatar
      BarcaMagic -
      i left them wayyy before iphone
    1. MacDevil7334's Avatar
      MacDevil7334 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      The reason Verizon has such a poor choice of phones is because of their proprietary systems - phones have to be made just for them.
      I know you guys in America probably don't realise this but there is a world outside of the USofA and 90% of it uses GSM
      Phones made for AT&T can be sold virtually unmodified throughout Europe, Australia and a lot of RoW.
      Phones made for Verizon can only be sold to Verizon Customers (and Nextel?).
      I travel a lot throughout Europe (or used to) and can use my phone in every country - we have one standard and multiple providers, the competition leading to lower prices and a more mature phone system.

      Just my 2d's worth.
      This is also exactly why they turned down the iPhone. Verizon, like Apple, wants to be in complete control of the phones that people buy from them. Verizon installs their own software on all their phones, something that Apple simply would never allow. Given given my own experience with my last Verizon phone, I think I can safely say that allowing Verizon to use their own software would have utterly ruined the iPhone experience. You had two companies, Apple and Verizon, that both wanted to be in total control of the iPhone, so the deal didn't work. But Apple has the product that everyone wants and Verizon is paying dearly for their inflexibility.

      And to get back on topic, I dumped Verizon for an iPhone in December. The service isn't quite as good on AT&T, but the iPhone is such a HUGE upgrade from my P.O.S. RAZR (with Verizon's clunky OS), that I don't mind at all.
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      The reason Verizon has such a poor choice of phones is because of their proprietary systems - phones have to be made just for them.
      I know you guys in America probably don't realise this but there is a world outside of the USofA and 90% of it uses GSM
      ....
      Left Verizion 20+ years ago when I started traveling overseas. It was then I saw a whole new mobile world. Realized GSM was king because of it's world-wide adoption and flexibility. CDMA might technically be superior, but GSM wins the long haul.