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Verizon To Offer iPhone 4

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Top message:  Verizon is so hypocritical by cwc24   Jan 11, 2011, 11:32 AM

Replying to:  Re: how so? by cwc24   Jan 11, 2011, 11:48 AM

Re: how so?

by mkl4466    Jan 11, 2011, 12:22 PM

The droid does campaign did point out certain capabilities the iPhone lacked at the time, specifically multi tasking. The newer iOS software update has now added that capability. The same things that droids can do that the iphone can't do, it could be said that all of verizon's non-pda devices also can't do. So was the droid does ad campaign "bashing" regular feature phones? I don't think anyone's ever made that argument. Verizon still sells regular feature phones, so adding the iPhone to the lineup is just that, an addition to give customers more choice.

That being said, I'm not Apple's biggest fan. I don't own any Apple devices, and I've done my best to convince people to choose their carrier first, and device second. I understand that some people are "Mac" people, and for them having an iPhone may be a good choice. I work for a VZW retailer, so I naturally want as many happy VZW customers as possible, and now those Mac people can have the device they want on our network.

The big difference here is that AT&T got "one-trick pony" syndrome. It got to the point where the only reason to have AT&T was to have an iPhone. For some people that was a good enough reason, for some people it wasn't. It all depends on your coverage, your past experience with the carrier, etc. I think there will still be lots of VZW customers who choose VZW service for a reason, and will choose to use the device that fits them best, either an entry level texting phone, or a droid or blackberry, or maybe an iPhone. We hope that people who really love iOS will now take advantage of the chance to use the device they love on VZW.

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