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Old 01-09-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Many new yorkers well cancel atat and switch over to verizon. Verizon network will bog down with the increase of cult mac living hipsters and other former atat customers. I feel really bad for android os when verizon gets the iphone.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: New York City
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AT&T has invested millions in technology due to the extraordinary demand for iPhones in the city. I'm hoping that lots of people switch over to Verizon to free up space on the network that has already been upgraded. The best of both worlds.

More likely however is that existing Verizon customers will get iPhones. Most of my friends (around 75 percent) want a iPhone but refuse to leave Verizon. They make do with a iPod Touch and a plain cell phone.

Some people will switch, but I don't know if it'll be huge numbers.

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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AT&T has invested millions in technology due to the extraordinary demand for iPhones in the city. I'm hoping that lots of people switch over to Verizon to free up space on the network that has already been upgraded. The best of both worlds.

More likely however is that existing Verizon customers will get iPhones. Most of my friends (around 75 percent) want a iPhone but refuse to leave Verizon. They make due with a iPod Touch and a plain cell phone.

Some people will switch, but I don't know if it'll be huge numbers.
Its reported that 4 million atat customers will swtich oveer to verizon in the next 6 months. I'm surprised people kept a phone that barely worked on a network and nobody did not want to cancel or switchf carriers because it was the iphone. Nearly a million new yorkers might switch over to verizon by years end just to have the iphone. I dont know when this iphone fad will end.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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I bought an iPhone back in October. Previously I was on Verizon and my contract was set to expire this Feb. The reason being is because I cracked the screen on my Storm in Oct so I figured I would go ahead and switch. Rumors about the Verizon iPhone had been going on for years but it never came to fruition. I reasoned that if I stuck it out until Feb then the iPhone would NOT come to Verizon. However, if I went ahead and switched to AT&T then the iPhone WOULD come to Verizon. Basically whichever decision I made was going to be the wrong one. I reasoned that I switched carriers so that Verizon could get the iPhone. Your welcome Verizon customers. Hopefully the Verizon stock goes up because of this.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Is anybody reading the previous posts?

With AT&T, iPhone (3GS, 4) (and the iPhone 5) will have "4G like" speeds with the HSPA 7.2, HSPA+ network, which is 4x faster than it's 3G mobile broadband, and AT&T's mobile broadband is 60% faster than Verizon's mobile broadband.

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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So apparently a new Verizon iPhone is coming out later this month or early next month, so I'm thinking about getting it. Is AT&T really bad in Manhattan? Is Verizon much better?
The Verizon iphone has been coming out "early next month" for years. Don't hold your breath.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Forest Hills, New York
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Is anybody reading the previous posts?

With AT&T, iPhone (3GS, 4) (and the iPhone 5) will have "4G like" speeds with the HSPA 7.2, HSPA+ network, which is 4x faster than it's 3G mobile broadband, and AT&T's mobile broadband is 60% faster than Verizon's mobile broadband.

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Youre making me rethink my plans to switch to Verizon! You wouldnt happen to work for AT&T would you?
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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^ Lol. No. You have no idea
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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Is anybody reading the previous posts?

With AT&T, iPhone (3GS, 4) (and the iPhone 5) will have "4G like" speeds with the HSPA 7.2, HSPA+ network, which is 4x faster than it's 3G mobile broadband, and AT&T's mobile broadband is 60% faster than Verizon's mobile broadband.

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The data might be faster but they still have too many dropped calls.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The Present
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My bill was $80 give or take. But with the new data plans, pick the cheapest, and subtract $15 from my bill, making it $65 give or take.
Is that before or after taxes?
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