Comments on: Verizon and iPhone: Deal or no deal? http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/ Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Johnny Austin http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-963 Mon, 15 Jun 2009 00:41:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-963 First of all, Verizon Wireless kills At&t in every way sept the iphone! I was with verizon clear back in 1996 and left because I thought a cheaper company would be better, I cruised through almost every available cellular carrier and found my way back to Verizon Wireless because of how great their service is and their customer service blows everyone else away too! But… I will be headed to the inferior network of At&t when my contract is up because the iphone is just that cool… Business get’s done with the iphone… Please Verizon, for your die hard loyal customers, work with Apple, pound out a deal, and let us, as valued costomers, be on your network, with the amazing iphone!

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By: Ritan http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-962 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 23:16:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-962 I too will be leaving Verizon if an iPhone isn’t available when my contract is up. Nothing Verizon offers comes close to an iPhone and I have a Mac and want the seamless sync that only an iPhone provides.The problem for me is that I have a bundled package from Verizon that includes my cell service, my landline and my DSL. Going to an iPhone on ATT will cost me the bundled plan. But I really want an iPhone. If I jump ship from Verizon for an iPhone, I will probably also jump ship on my Internet access and give up my Verizon DSL for Comcast which is much faster. So, in my case, not getting the iPhone will not only cost them my cell service, but my DSL as well.

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By: New ATT Customer http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-955 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 06:45:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-955 I just terminated my contract with VZW today because they do not offer the Iphone. I have a macbook, Ipod, and am a loyal apple consumer. I have been through four VZW smartphones in two years (they keep braking) and I am ready for apple’s reliability and customer service. I live in an area where ATT coverage is good, and I am hoping that I will find their service to be equal to Verizon’s. Wake up, Verizon, or you will find many more customers jumping ship!

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By: A Happy ATT Customer http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-952 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:58:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-952 You all need to stop hating on AT&T they are a MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH larger company than verizon, and know exactly what they are doing. Since the Cingular takeover they have increaced their coverage by 300% and WILL NOT STOP improving their network. Verizon does not even OWN 80% of their towers, they are all on lease. AT&T however owns EVERY ONE of their towers. AT&T Coverage is superior everywhere I go.

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By: Bob Circumference http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-946 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 00:36:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-946 You see ,Timmy, I have this little game I play. Whenever I hear anyone saying they dropped a call I say “say you must have AT&T” and it’s funny because over the years I’ve probaly asked this over 150 times and only TWICE has anyone said anything besides “yeah, how did you know?”. On tha other I love my Itouch, so if I don’t hear anything soon about the Iphone being available on other carriers, preferably Verizon, I just might be willing to switch. As much as AT&T sucks.

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By: John S. http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-939 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 06:31:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-939 I don’t know that much would change when (if) Apple moves to Verison, because I just don’t know how they work their contracts. I will say this however, The service as far as cell and data from Att has been great. There is one major problem I have with their deal though; you have Apple who’s customer base loves to buy the new Mac or iPod whenever they come out, then you have At&t who makes you sign another 2 year contract and charges you $499- for an iPhone that is supposed to cost $299- just because you are not upgrade eligible. In most cell phone purchases for phones less that $200- that makes sense, but times have changed and at the rate we are going Apple and others will be releasing a new phone twice a year. Att needs to rethink it’s contract strategy if they want to survive. Right now it’s new and most idiots will pay, but it has to give at some point. They should charge me $299- and leave the contract the same, especially since I have some 5 accounts with them and have been a loyal account holder since 1994. That should convince them I’m not going anywhere.

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By: Angel http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-937 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:14:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-937 I have been with Vzw for several years now, but since I got my iPod touch, it makes me want a iPhone that much more. I have been waiting to see if Verizon will get the iPhone, but I’m tired of waiting. I don’t get good service in my house with Verizon anyway. I find I am on my touch all the time,that I am seriously ignoring my Lg Dare. If something doesnt happen with Verizon soon I will be switching over to AT&T! One thing tho, I would hope that Verizon would keep iTunes if they did pick up the iPhone. I don’t care for Verizons vCast.

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By: k noe http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-933 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 16:41:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-933 i would never ever have considered going away from verizon but if iphone does not come to verizon then i too will switch-and i am guessing so will millions of others-my 4 kids all have verizon phones from my account and they all want iphones also-the pressure is building and we will not be denied the amazing iphone technology!

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By: Erica http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-929 Mon, 08 Jun 2009 21:22:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-929 No iPhone by 2010 and I’m done with Verizon, along with many others. Verizon customers are unhappy and can’t be expected to wait around any longer.

If Verizon wants to continue to have “volumes, cash flow, and profitability” then they better make a deal fast. This will make or break the future of Verizon.

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By: firefighter http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/2009/05/20/verizon-and-iphone-deal-or-no-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-928 Mon, 08 Jun 2009 20:36:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/summits/?p=3090#comment-928 My wife and I are Verizon customers having previously been with sprint, Cingular/Att. We both will be buying the I phone when it becomes available to Verizon customers. Best Phone/Best Network. Hands down. We just looked at upgrading our phone at verizon and it isn”t compatible with our mac. In 2009 we shouldn’t have to hand backup business contacts on any devise. Verizon will loose our business if they don’t do a deal with apple.

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