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07-07-2011, 11:51 AM #1
Verizon Now Claims One-Third of The Entire US iPhone 4 Market
It's a reality nearly impossible to imagine one year ago just as AT&T subscribers got their first crack of the red-hot fourth generation iPhone. But today, nearly one-third of all iPhone 4s in the US are on the Verizon network. That's according to analytics company Localytics, which published the surprising findings on Thursday.
The large number of current Verizon iPhone owners suggests that many analysts who predicted growing customer frustration with AT&T - the former exclusive domestic iPhone carrier - were correct. In the first quarter of 2011 alone, Verizon revealed that it had sold an incredible 2.2 million iPhones - eight months after AT&T got an initial jump on the market with the iPhone 4's debut.
The Localytics report, however, does acknowledge one possible reason for the recent substantial "uptick" in Verizon iPhone adoption - a last shot at Verizonís unlimited data plan, which ends today. AT&T, as we recall, officially killed its unlimited data plan one year ago, even though existing subscribers on the plan were allowed to keep it.
Although various outlets reported on response to the Verizon iPhone launch being lackluster, the network has managed to pull together a very respectable segment of the iPhone-using market. With rumors swirling about the iPhone 5 perhaps launching in September on multiple carriers, Verizonís recent market share gains may be a precursor of what is to come this fall.
Source: Venture Beat
07-07-2011, 02:24 PM #2
no unlimited plan, no iphone...
07-07-2011, 03:32 PM #3
There are few small perks I enjoy in life. One of them is being able to surf the web or play a game while some moronic business I call decides to leave me on hold for 15 minutes. It's amazing how long and drawn out being on hold for that amount of time seems....and how quickly it goes by when you're able to browse some Yahoo news waiting for these "Yahoos" to finally pick up the damn line.
I'll stick with AT&T.....for now.
07-07-2011, 03:39 PM #4
Which means the other two thirds of US iphone 4 users still prefer gsm.
07-07-2011, 04:32 PM #5
07-07-2011, 06:03 PM #6
That's not gonna happen, Att's business is expanding not declining. You do know Verizon getting the iPhone has not hurt Att at all rite? Do you know how many iphone 4's are on Att go phone alone? Att still has how many 3gs customers? GSM is better technology and better phones are and have been made for gsm networks.
07-07-2011, 09:03 PM #7
Damn. Verizon is on a move.
07-07-2011, 10:54 PM #8
I can understand why att users switched to Verizon. I get so pissed off with service at times but that's the sacrifice I take to surf the web while on a call. I probably won't ever switch just because I'm very comfortable with att and they've been very good to me. Still the service sucks at times.
07-07-2011, 11:16 PM #9
07-08-2011, 01:35 AM #10
I find that debatable for 2 reasons :
1) the tmobile merger, if we are talking expanding then we must talk about this acquisition. How many iPhone 4 users are on tmobile?(soon to be owned by Att)
2) the iPhone 4 is getting toasted by android in reviews and sales.
This is not 2007, everybody nowadays has had an iPhone and if this was 2007+ and the iPhone was the only smart phone that sold then maybe you would be rite, it's not anymore though. Its 2011 and not only is Att's iPhone rated higher, their androids are too. I can promise you Verizon only hurts them selves with their controlling ways and limitations. Is their iPhone even a world phone? Lol
07-08-2011, 07:55 AM #11
07-08-2011, 08:49 AM #12
07-08-2011, 10:01 AM #13
2). The iPhone may be getting toasted in reviews and sales, but sales-wise it's one phone going up against many different Android phones.
I don't want to come off as a fanboy because I most certainly am not. I dislike Apple for many more reasons than I like them, but there is no doubt AT&T will feel a larger effect than they hope for with not having iPhone exclusivity anymore. They will be fine, but they're gonna feel it.
07-08-2011, 10:22 AM #14
07-08-2011, 01:50 PM #15
Where did it show statistics for customers leaving AT&T for Verizon? The big jump in Verizon iPhone sales was more then likely all the Verizon customers that have been wanting iPhones instead of Android.
07-08-2011, 03:34 PM #16
Well you also have to take into consideration that millions already on Verizon upgraded to the iPhone. It's not like AT&T has lost one third of their customers, it's that a HUGE amount upgraded!
07-08-2011, 05:45 PM #17
I absolutely hate my AT&T service... Doling out over $300 a month across the 5 lines I carry with them (4 are iPhones), it pains me on a daily basis not being able to make / receive calls, texts, email, or data. When I say I can't, I mean simply that it's so unreliable that I often just avoid using the darn phone for real work. This is based on a swath of usage from midtown NY to Northern Jersey. One would think MIDTOWN NY should have pristine coverage, but its completely opposite.
The only thing that shackles me to AT&T is 5 phones worth of early termination fees - but believe me, I regularly think about biting the bullet on that and just moving. My only holdout is the hope that if T-Mobile merger pans out, maybe I will see an improvement is reliability and reception.
If that doesn't look like it will improve things, or the merger isn't happening, I am jumping ship for sure. It's just horrible all this money for crap. My old Motorola brick was 5000% more reliable.
07-08-2011, 06:01 PM #18
100mb - 5.00
500mb - 10.00
2gb - 15.00
5gb - 30.00
Of course I don't think AT&T will launch plans like that, but they should.If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
07-08-2011, 08:43 PM #19
I agree Verizon SUCKS I've had both. On CDMA I had drop calls all the time. On gsm with my white iPhone 4 32 or my 3G. Or my 3GS have never dropped I call. So I chose AT&T over the V Besides Verizon is on the dark side. I will never switch back Verizon SUCKS. Ok I am done now. Thanks Jeff