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Changewave released the result of a survey of 2,050 U.S. wireless customers on Thursday. This survey was conducted a week before Verizon’s announcement on Tuesday that the iPhone will be available from Verizon starting February 10.

Of the AT&T customers who were surveyed, a whopping 16% of them said that they would switch to Verizon if they started offering the iPhone! Even not counting the iPhone, 15% of AT&T customers said that they would switch wireless providers anyways in the next 90 days!

To compare, only 4% of Verizon customers said that they planned to switch carriers in the next 3 months. They have the lowest percentage as 10% of Sprint customers said they planned to switch and 15% for T-Mobile.

Of the customers who said they planned to switch from AT&T, 42% said that it was because of poor reception and/or coverage. 27% said they wanted to switch because of dropped calls, and only 17% said that they were switching because of the cost of the service.

AppleInsider | 16% of AT&T customers plan to switch to Verizon for Apple’s iPhone – survey.

Tethering Enabled For All iPhones

All iPhones will have the Personal Hotspot, or tethering, capability similar to what Verizon announced yesterday for its iPhone that will be released Feb. 10.

This will enable the iPhone to create a wireless hotspot and allow five other devices to connect using the iPhone. This ability will come after the update to iOS version 4.3 according to a posting in Boy Genius Report.

They could not, however, contact Apple officials to confirm this statement, but Boy Genius Report relied on an unnamed source to confirm the statement that iPhones running iOS 4.3 will be able to use Personal Hotspot.

The technical acceptance of Personal Hotspot is set for March, so Verizon will have at least a month’s head start over other carriers, such as AT&T.

All iPhones reported to get Personal Hotspot with iOS v. 4.3 – Computerworld.

Remember that article about Verizon announcing that it will start carrying the iPhone 4 this year? Well now someone from the company has said that it will offer an unlimited data plan for $30.

AT&T offers its iPhone users 2 data plans; the biggest of which offers 2GB of data for $25. It’s a bit cheaper than Verizon’s, but I personally prefer to have unlimited just so there is no fear of going over the limit. This was a great move by Verizon because most people tend to like unlimited plans as opposed to limited ones. Even though AT&T has said that with the 2GB plan you can watch 20o hours of Youtube videos each month, you never know when you might go over that 2 gigs.

Last year, AT&T also offered an unlimited plan, but has long since gotten rid of it in order to generate revenue from the rising data usage from smartphones.

We have yet to see how long Verizon will sell its unlimited plan, but let’s all hope that they don’t get rid of it.

Verizon to Offer iPhone Users Unlimited Data – WSJ.com.

 

Verizon is set to announce that they are going to start carry the iPhone 4 in their service next Tuesday in a press conference. It has long been rumored that Verizon was going to do this, but now it is almost a reality.

The impact this is going to have on AT&T is going to be massive, as they will not be the only ones selling one of the best-selling smartphones in the US. Also, it will cause other major cellphone companies, like Sprint and T-mobile, to be left in the dust of these two major carriers.

In my opinion, more people are going to start buying iPhones from Verizon instead of from AT&T
because it is widely known that Verizon has much better service. If you’re going to pay $100+ on a smartphone, you might as well be able to use it wherever and whenever you want.

AppleInsider | WSJ: Verizon to announce CDMA iPhone 4 on Tuesday.

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