After Years Of Being With AT&T, The iPhone Is Coming To Verizon

Written by Rob Soto on Jan. 08, 2011

For those of you who have been waiting, Verizon is finally coming out with its own version of the iPhone after years of it being exclusively on AT&T. Citing a person familiar with Apple’s plans “not authorized to speak publicly, Apple launched the iPhone for Verizon in the second week of January.

The interesting thing about the latest press releases for Verizone iPhone is that the experts began to speculate how many AT & T customers will desert the service to go with its new iPhone Verizon.

Estimates vary from 1 to 6 million mobile phones that they would switch to AT & T to Verizon, but the bulk of potential sales of iPhone on Verizon also would come from existing customers of Verizon to change their phones for newer versions.

Hodulik believes that AT & T sold 8.8 million iPhones in 2011 (compared to 15.6 million sold in 2010) and that Verizon will sell 13.3 million this year. Of those 13.3 million, 10 million would go to subscribers of Verizon and the rest would move to other companies.

If Verizon has an iPhone later this month, there are still some unknowns that could affect sales. For example, how much would cost service plans (generally, Verizon plans cost more than those of rival companies), and the phone will offer improvements?

Furthermore, although a lot of AT & T customers are satisfied with the service of that company, many are considering whether to launch the iPhone expect 5 to switch suppliers. In addition, AT & T could offer incentives to customers to continue with them and, perhaps, your service will improve as more people switch to Verizon.


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