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AT&T Vs. Verizon Network Wars...

by JeffdaBeat    Jan 11, 2011, 11:45 AM

The biggest question is whether Verizon's network will handle the iPhone. If it does, then AT&T will look even worse because AT&T said the iPhone brought more strain than any other smartphone. If Verizon can tackle it, then AT&T has some 'splainin to do. But if Verizon buckles, then they won't exactly be the nation's most reliable network.

But the thing is, I don't think you are going to see an immediate impact either way. Sure, there will be people who will pay upward of $500 to get out of their AT&T contract and move to Verizon. But I don't think you will see the mass exodus that folks are predicting. Most iPhone users aren't rich enough to drop that kind of money. So Verizon will see a steady flow of customers if anything. Their network will hold up simply because there won't be a mass exodus.

I still think AT&T is legit in that the iPhone was unhead of when it first came out and whether it started on Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile. No one could predict what the iPhone did in 2007 and 2008. But AT&T getting dragged through the mud on this gave all the networks time to make changes and really focus on their network.

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