Survey: Half of Verizon Customers Have iPhone Fever

The results of a new survey conducted last week indicate that the majority of Verizon's current Android and BlackBerry users suffer from serious iPhone envy. Of those surveyed, 54 percent said they are very likely (25 percent) or somewhat likely (29 percent) to switch to Verizon's iPhone 4 when it goes on sale on February 10. But the real question is, how many AT&T subscribers will flock to Verizon when February 10 rolls around?

Of the 700 smartphone users surveyed, more than a quarter -- 26 percent -- of current AT&T customers said they see Verizon in their future. Of those, 29 percent said they'll happily wait in line if they have to, "regardless of severe weather, product quirks, and service uncertainties."

That still leaves 47 percent of AT&T subscribers who said they are "very unlikely" to make the jump and 12 percent that are "somewhat unlikely" (another 15 percent wouldn't commit one way or the other). So what's holding them back? Are they content with AT&T, or is there another reason?

"When asked if learning details about Verizon's actual iPhone offering had led to second thoughts about switching, respondents cited the cost of conversion as the biggest concern (45 percent for AT&T customers, 41 percent for Verizon)," uSamp said. "AT&T customers had bigger fears than Verizon's about a potential decline in Verizon's service (25 percent for AT&T customers, 15 percent for Verizon). Both groups showed relatively equal concern about network speed (22 percent for AT&T customers, 26 percent for Verizon) as well as the risk of being first (19 percent for AT&T customers, 18 percent for Verizon). Despite these and other unknowns, 15 percent of AT&T customers reported having no second thoughts about switching, along with 25 percent of Verizon's current BlackBerry and Android users."

That's a lot of numbers to take in, but the ones we're most interested in are those of our readers. Are you planning to pick up an iPhone 4 through Verizon? And if so, what phone and wireless carrier are you coming from?
Via:  uSamp (PDF)
infinityzen1 3 years ago

"I'z can has iFone?"

Sadly (or not so sadly), Apple is on my "Do Not Buy Ever" list, right next to Sony. Just my way of saying "I think your company is horrid".

inspector 3 years ago

So any of those Verizon jumpers say which network they like best? :D

rapid1 3 years ago

I am for now a Verizon customer, and have never wanted an iPhone, although I am currently looking to see where I can get the best Android phone with the best carrier price/coverage for my area. I find it funny though really as anyone I have personally known who has Verizon customer has said the same about iPhone as well, but this say's that in a survey most do. Of course I really think general consumers want them from pent up tech envy, and or because they believe that having one makes them not look as if they are unskilled technically.

I am not criticizing anyone who has one, I personally do not like Apple, and do not see them in general as an innovator . I see them as a technical pair of designer jeans that gets a large amount of recognition for there visible not there technical skills. The iPhone was an innovative device when it came out, but I don't think other than the screen it has been so for 2 generations now.

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