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Verizon iPhone Could Have Big Impact On RIM, Android
IBD's Click ^ | 2/4/2011 | Patrick Seitz

Posted on 02/04/2011 3:26:45 PM PST by Slyscribe

With Verizon Wireless preparing to offer Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone starting Feb. 10, the news media have focused most of their attention on AT&T (T) iPhone users who might switch to Verizon.

But a new survey shows an even bigger percentage of switchers to the Verizon iPhone coming from Verizon BlackBerry and Android users.

A survey by uSamp found that 26% of current AT&T cell phone users are likely to switch to Verizon when it begins offering the iPhone.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: android; apple; ilovebillgates; iphone; iwanthim; iwanthimbad; microsoftfanboys; telecom; verizon

1 posted on 02/04/2011 3:26:51 PM PST by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

THINK MY ANDROID RUNS CIRCLES AROUND THE IPHONE....


2 posted on 02/04/2011 3:31:44 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Slyscribe

My company B-berry gives me the worst of both worlds: Microsoft Outlook and AT&T.

Thankfully, the AT&T experience gave me the resolution to wait until Apple migrated to a decent carrier.

They’ve done it and I’m in.

(Now, if I could only get my company to ditch Microsoft’s revenge on the productive world, (Outlook) , I’d be a happy camper.)


3 posted on 02/04/2011 3:31:47 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Slyscribe

I was reading the other day that Android is better than the iPhone. How so? Or not so?


4 posted on 02/04/2011 3:32:47 PM PST by Buddygirl
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To: Da Coyote
Verizon would truly hit a home run, if they would freely offer a way to "root" their operating systems to ditch the Corporate Choices....

Duh....anyone listening at ma verizon?

5 posted on 02/04/2011 3:33:48 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Da Coyote
Verizon would truly hit a home run, if they would freely offer a way to "root" their operating systems to ditch the Corporate Choices....

Duh....anyone listening at ma verizon?

6 posted on 02/04/2011 3:34:01 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Slyscribe

I jumped on yesterday, pre ordering the iphone to replace my Blackberry Storm. The storm was a huge disappointment for me, limited apps, and having to reboot it all the time. And the only way to re boot is by taking out the battery. No thanks.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 3:35:08 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Don't taze my junk bro.)
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To: Slyscribe

I’m gonna wait til the 9th to order mine. I have the “New every two” so I would get 50 bucks off the iPhone..but damn the monthly payment is what stopped me from ordering it yesterday..I pay right now 38.50 per month for 450 min + 250 text messages, that plus the 29.99 data package and Im looking at a little over 60 bucks a month..I don’t think I can cough up that kind of cash per month, wish there was a lower plan but its not looking that way


8 posted on 02/04/2011 3:38:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Slyscribe
DroidX.
Great little handheld computer.. I mean, great phone.
9 posted on 02/04/2011 3:45:51 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Buddygirl
I was reading the other day that Android is better than the iPhone. How so? Or not so?

Maybe this article from a national market research firm might help you answer that question:

Bloodbath: 54% of Verizon’s Android, BlackBerry users likely to upgrade to iPhone on day one

Another relevant article:

Verizon iPhone pre-orders sold out - in 2 hours; most successful 1st day sales in Verizon history!

10 posted on 02/04/2011 3:48:00 PM PST by doc11355
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Verizon seems expensive but the service is great. Some holes in coverage, but not as many as AT&T. I pay 180 for 2 phones and an air card. Happy that apple saw the light and got a decent carrier.


11 posted on 02/04/2011 3:51:40 PM PST by barb-tex ( C)
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To: pointsal

I agree. I was tempted to trade to an iPhone now that Verizon has it (especially as my work phone is a BlackBerry and my personal Droid is just for fun) but the Droids really kick. I’m trying to decide my next between a Samsung Fascinate and a Droid X.


12 posted on 02/04/2011 3:54:29 PM PST by mnehring
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To: pointsal
Verizon would truly hit a home run, if they would freely offer a way to "root" their operating systems to ditch the Corporate Choices....

I don't know about Droids or BlackBerries, but I know at least with iPhones, it isn't up to the carrier but the manufacturer. I do think that Verizon didn't add in the rooting 'kill switch' to the Droids that other carriers had.

13 posted on 02/04/2011 3:56:12 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Buddygirl
I was reading the other day that Android is better than the iPhone. How so? Or not so?

It really depends on what you want. I think iPhones are so popular because they are so easy to use and sync so well with iTunes. Droids are for Geeks like me that like to really customize stuff. For example, I just downloaded a mobile version of Bit Torrent and can download free movies off of the web. It is more complicated than the iPhone 1 click to do anything, but if you are a gadget geek, Droids are the way to go.

14 posted on 02/04/2011 4:00:18 PM PST by mnehring
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To: pointsal

My Droid was perfect until Verizon turned on LTE. My
3g service was great before Dec 5th. Now it drops
out or falls back to 1xRTT often. I can’t stream my
favorite radio stations anymore. They stall and
stutter as the 3g falls back to 1x. That’s the same
network that is about to get mugged by all the new
iPhone users. My Droid is eligible for upgrade on
July 13th. I’ll be looking for an LTE based phone
running Android. I want to get off the flaky 3g. An
iPhone isn’t a solution for that problem.


15 posted on 02/04/2011 4:05:25 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Slyscribe

maybe AT&T sucks just as bad, but good luck to all you folks who are about to enter the hell of Verizon “customer service”.


16 posted on 02/04/2011 4:08:03 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: doc11355

Brother...

And when we see that Androids growth is still at 508% again, it will onto hoping the iPhone5 does it.


17 posted on 02/04/2011 4:13:34 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


18 posted on 02/04/2011 4:14:42 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: barb-tex

Yeah I have been VERY happy with Verizon, I was one of those who said they would be first in line to get this thing, but the monthly fee for me is kinda steep, at least for me since I am the majority of the time home so I don’t need constant internet coverage on the iPhone..don’t know how to make the bill lower..I used to have 300 minutes a month which was 34.99 so saving 5 bucks additionally is better then nothing. When it comes out officially on the 9th I will go to the store and see what can be done to lower the bill since I really want this thing


19 posted on 02/04/2011 4:21:28 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It’s actually a less expensive monthly payment than what I’ve got with AT&T. I am also a Verizon customer from way back. The only reason I have AT&T is because of the iphone. I can’t stand AT&T.


20 posted on 02/04/2011 4:39:05 PM PST by Peanut Gallery
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To: Peanut Gallery

For me 60 bucks a month is steep considering I am unemployed..I might just try it for a month or two and see how I like it, I can always lower the plan to something cheaper. It would be good if instead of an unlimited data plan they had something designed for people like me who don’t require that don’t always need to be online with it. Ive been with Verizon for about 5 years now, got the new every two two years ago and have been waiting for this moment to be able to use it..sick of my EnV phone anyway


21 posted on 02/04/2011 5:00:13 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Swordmaker; martin_fierro

You guys might be interested in this one, or maybe not...


22 posted on 02/04/2011 7:31:15 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
Do you think the iPhone on Verizon will have an impact on RIM and Android—PING!

Please, No Flame Wars!
Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!

Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
 PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

 


Apple Verizon iPhone Ping!

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23 posted on 02/04/2011 8:53:55 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: pointsal

Which version of iPhone do you have?


24 posted on 02/04/2011 8:59:10 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Da Coyote
(Now, if I could only get my company to ditch Microsoft’s revenge on the productive world, (Outlook) , I’d be a happy camper.)

You have my sympathies. I cannot think of a more awful, clunky piece of junk than Outlook.

25 posted on 02/04/2011 9:42:37 PM PST by stripes1776
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To: pointsal

It’s just too bad your caps-lock key is stuck on your keyboard...


26 posted on 02/04/2011 10:36:00 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Slyscribe

My curiosity leads me to wonder how many iPhones will be sold this month... with Verizon alone, and in total. I wouldn’t be surprised if AT&T’s monthly iPhone sales dropped somewhat, but that Verizon’s will be through the roof.

I have little doubt that the RIM/Blackberry market share will see a huge hit from this.

There will be quite a few Android users who jump ship as well.


27 posted on 02/04/2011 10:38:07 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: barb-tex
Happy that apple saw the light and got a decent carrier.

Where the heck does this false implication come from? Apple offered the iPhone to Verizon first and was turned down. Verizon's top brass said it wasn't worth the changes they would need to make to their voicemail system to justify what they saw as a short-lived, specialized market. Boy were they wrong, and I am fairly certain they have been kicking themselves for some time now.

And as someone else posted on another thread - While some areas of the country see some pretty bad service coverage from AT&T, the same can be said of Verizon. What I know - everywhere I go - AT&T is far more consistent in coverage than Verizon. Does that carry over to areas of the US that I don't or haven't visited? Maybe, maybe not. I suspect if I went to the far North East, I might find a lot more issues with AT&T. But here in the South, AT&T pretty much as the best coverage. Not perfect, but none are.

28 posted on 02/04/2011 11:03:11 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Vermont Lt

You can enter the wrong pw 10 consecutive times and the bb will wipe itself clean and restart. If you care about your contacts, that’s not a great option though.


29 posted on 02/05/2011 5:39:02 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Buddygirl
I was reading the other day that Android is better than the iPhone. How so? Or not so?

Better is a relative term. A lot of it is like rooting for a football team. That said, the iPhone is my choice. I like the fact that I've had my iPhone for 2 1/2 years, and it still works. I like the automatic synching and updates. I like the fact that it doesn't have a lot of moving parts.

I also like the fact that Apple doesn't make their profit from advertising, so there tends to be less data harvesting and selling. I like the fact that iOS doesn't have a bunch of different variants, and I can be reasonably sure that if a program is written for iOS, it will work on my phone.

Others, who have different needs and desires, may prefer Android.

30 posted on 02/05/2011 7:16:00 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: VanDeKoik

Yeah, that 508% growth is sustainable — and in three years, every man, woman and child on Earth will have three Android phones.


31 posted on 02/05/2011 7:21:24 AM PST by ReignOfError
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