Comments on: Gird yourself for the Verizon iPhone stampede — not http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: johncabell http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386709 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:11:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386709 @Diamond_Dave. Maybe!

Oh, apropos of nothing, you may want to read this:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-200312 76-266.html?tag=TOCcarouselMain.0

My favorite parts are:

“New York 8:15 a.m. ET I apologize for not updating this blog more frequently. It’s about 20 degrees in New York City. And my fingers have been so cold that I wasn’t able to type for very long. Also, as I mentioned there were only a handful of people in line at the store (ed: eight, count’em, eight), so there wasn’t much to report.”

and

“San Francisco 6:40 a.m. PT: Well, here at the flagship Apple Store in San Francisco, you’d have to say it’s not just cold weather that’s keeping people from lining up to buy the Verizon iPhone. Upon arriving here about five minutes (before the 7 a.m. opening of the store), there were literally more Apple Store employees, police officers and reporters — each — than people in line to buy iPhones.”

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By: Diamond_Dave http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386659 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 17:35:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386659 You need to polish your crystal ball. Verizon breaks record phone sales on a single day; over 500,000 iPhone orders.

I guess there was a stampede of customers that wanted to have an iPhone AND have great phone reception instead of jumping to the carrier with the WORST customer satisfaction ratings in the industry.

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By: djlowballer http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386366 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 06:57:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386366 Total market share of android devices vs iPhones means that there are more of one type of device being sold. In Asia iPhones are sold by every carrier unlocked and are the biggest selling single phone, yet you will almost always see more android devices out and about.

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By: thrive31 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386364 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 04:37:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386364 I’m sticking with U.S. Cellular! They were rated #1 by consumer reports in the wireless industry. And they’ve earned 10 J.D. Power Awards! I’m not tempted by the iphone one bit, I’ll stick with a carrier I can truly rely on.

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By: nkrebs http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386354 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:25:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386354 Nice article, but I disagree on some aspects.

The Iphone has dominated every carrier where both Apple and Google products are available. It is a only a matter of time before Verizon becomes primarily an Iphone provider, like AT&T. Google’s Android operating system while open source in nature, still fails to outsell the Iphone where both are available.

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By: KelliLake http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386351 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:27:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386351 You’re assuming the only audience for the new iPhone is former iPhone customers. Not even close. There are plenty of current Verizon customers who will make the switch, as well as customers of other carriers, and some who will jump into the smartphpone world for the first time. Verizon isn’t just splitting the AT&T pie; they’re making a second, larger and arguably more appealing pie.

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By: RufusDaddy http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386349 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:25:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386349 You are right; there will not be long lines. It will just be a steady stream of people buying the iPhone from Verizon. And Android will be the victim in this, not AT&T. Verizon users will finally have the opportunity to purchase a great phone.

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By: nicfulton http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386321 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:35:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386321 Second of October 2011? Oh, that’s right, the date doesn’t work overseas either…

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By: AlG http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/01/17/verizon-iphone-stampede-not/#comment-386315 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 22:01:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=24141#comment-386315 Nonsense! The stampede might not be as big as when the IPhone 4 came out but it will certainly be larger than for any other phone and it will be very large. The only thing that could hold it back is if Verizon gets greedy with their data charge.

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