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A recent survey showed that 23% of AT&T (T) iPhone users would switch to Verizon (VZ) if...

A recent survey showed that 23% of AT&T (T) iPhone users would switch to Verizon (VZ) if given the chance. But iPhone (AAPL) owners should think twice before jumping ship: Verizon's CDMA network means customers can't surf online while talking on the phone, won't be able to use their phone as broadly internationally, and will chew through their batteries faster.
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  • User 281898
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    AAPL stock is going to take off short term most likely on this news that's what matters to me.
    9 Oct 2010, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • 7footMoose
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    Let's hope 20% switch then there will be adequate capacity on the AT&T network and those of us who stay will have the great experience we have been paying for.
    9 Oct 2010, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • mhbmd
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    some cities already have a great experience on ATT. Boston for example. i thought i had a problem with my iphone but i went to boston for a meeting and low and behold, it worked amazingly well. Shame ATT cant provide that for all major metro areas.
    9 Oct 2010, 06:09 PM Reply Like
  • Paul H. M.
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    If you've had VZ, then ATT, it's like night and day as far as coverage is concerned. VZ is crystal clear, almost anywhere. But ATT is very spotty across the nation.

     

    I'm one of the people locked into an ATT family plan for the next two years (when wife upgraded to the iPhone 4), so unfortunately I'll be stuck with ATT for a while.
    9 Oct 2010, 06:57 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    Regardless of your carrier, I wouldn't recommend chewing your cell phone battery. Try your finger nails instead.
    9 Oct 2010, 07:11 PM Reply Like
  • phxcrane
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    I've been with ATT for four years. Live near Chicago. Travel by car every year all the way to Ca. No trouble what so ever. Crystal clear.
    9 Oct 2010, 10:20 PM Reply Like
  • Anwar Bhamla
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    AT&T's network suffers from the heavy data traffic incurred by iphone users. Will Verizon suffer from the same phenomenon? Will AT&T's performance improve with the migration to Verizon of its heaviest (and therefore most dissatisfied) users? Would strongly recommend you answer these 2 questions before you switch.

     

    Disclosure: positions in AAPL, V, T
    10 Oct 2010, 07:05 PM Reply Like
  • Jilly
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    AT&T on the West Coast is horrible and I live in a major city.. Dropped Verizon when the I phone came out and after having my calls drop 19% of the time on AT&T, went back to Verizon and glad I did. Loved the phone, but not AT&T. Can't wait for the I Phone to come to VZ.
    10 Oct 2010, 11:15 PM Reply Like
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