Verizon, The iPhone And You – An Editorial

If you have been on the Internet at all over the past four days you probably know about the latest announcement.   Verizon held a rather exclusive press conference today to announce their partnership with Apple, allowing them to carry a CDMA version of the iPhone.   Guess what?  The sky hasn’t turned red, the earth hasn’t opened up, pigs aren’t flying and, most of all, twitter didn’t collapse, so this clearly wasn’t a sign of the apocalypse. While this wasn’t an Earth-ending event, this announcement will have a profound affect on the United States mobile phone business for the near future.

Verizon + iPhone = Love

The press has been asking for this partnership for some time, and it finally happened. Lowell McAdam, President and COO of Verizon, even said “if the press write something long enough, eventually it comes true.”   Some other circles may say that anything can happen if you throw enough money at it, but we won’t go there.  Verizon now has an iPhone and may undoubtedly have the best lineup of upcoming phones.   The iPhone is just icing on the cake for their rollout of dual core and LTE Android phones.   Now people joining their network can choose which operating system they want to buy, and it will probably be the iPhone.   They will have countless numbers of people in line, upgrading, switching service providers and all around championing the Verizon iPhone.   Someone will be making money off this deal, that’s for sure.   Let’s not forget, though, that this iPhone isn’t special, save for the fact that it works on Verizon’s network.   I’m sure some people are just happy that they won’t have to deal with AT&T anymore, and I get that.  I really do.   It all comes down to one thing here.  If you have been yearning for an iPhone that isn’t bogged down by AT&T, then this is your chance.

Verizon + iPhone + Everyone Else = Bad

Verizon getting an iPhone certainly can’t be a good thing for everyone.   How many people will leave their current OS for a shiny new iPhone?  I don’t even want to think about that. Android and Blackberry diehards will stay strong, supporting their operating system of choice.  Feature phone users, though, will gladly pay extra for this iPhone thing.   Let’s not even talk about the lack of success that Windows Phone 7 will encounter when it comes to Verizon.  I’m positive that iOS usage will become predominant once again after February 10th.

What about the carriers though?  Certainly AT&T will take a hit.   Users have been complaining about their network for years.   Those same people are looking to switch and will gladly pony up the cash for the early termination fee.   Sprint and T-Mobile will lose some people too.  The difference, though, is that Sprint and T-Mobile customers are looking to save money with their plans on their respective service providers.   Sure, some will leave, but their loss won’t be nearly as noticeable as the one AT&T will experience and that’s a good thing for us.

Verizon + iPhone + You (as a T-Mobile customer) = A Good Thing

I don’t know about you, but I see this move as a positive step for Apple and the mobile industry.   Clearly, the world of exclusive phones is ending and we will begin to see all carriers receive similar devices.   With Samsung’s lineup of Galaxy S phones breaking the exclusivity cycle, we will begin to see more phone manufacturers follow.   Exclusive deals only hurt the consumer, and any good businessman would know that you don’t want to make anything difficult for the consumer.   You may be different, but I’m not the kind of guy who will jump carriers just for the latest gadget (I’m looking at you, people who bought the Evo 4G just because it was a couple of months ahead of the competition).   It’s simply not worth it to switch carriers mid contract for a device that will make its way to your carrier, probably sooner rather than later.   If manufacturers would end this exclusivity process and make all of their cutting edge phones available on all carriers, then I would gladly spend some extra money on an early upgrade or buy the phone unsubsidized.   See, everyone wins if that were to happen.

Back to the iPhone though.   We now have an iPhone on a second carrier in the United States, and this is a good thing (if you like the iPhone that is).   Ending the exclusive contract with AT&T is the first step to an unlocked iPhone being sold in the United States. It has been done in a number of other countries so far with great success, so why not ours (*cough* money *cough*)?  Maybe this second carrier is just the start.   Maybe some day we will see an iPhone on T-Mobile.  There certainly have been numerous reports saying that it will happen and “if the press write something long enough, eventually it comes true”.   So, like I said, this is a step in the right direction if we are ever going to see a truly unlocked iPhone sold in the United States. (Let’s just forget the whole incompatible networks right now because that can be solved in time).

Oh, and one more thing (I had to…).   With the iPhone going to Verizon we will finally be able to see what effect iPhone users have on a network.   I’m excited to see if any network, even if it is Verizon, can introduce the iPhone to its users and not suffer from dropped calls and slow network performance.  If “the nation’s most reliable network,” or so they say, can’t even support millions of iPhone users, then what hope does any other network have. Sure, Android users use a lot of data, WP7 users too, but we are talking about millions of people using an exorbitant amount of data at the same time.   That kind of usage hinders the network unless they are adequately prepared, and we will get to see if they are.

Verizon + iPhone, a Summary

Yes, Verizon has an iPhone, and we are following along and writing our opinion of it, just like every other tech site.  Some people are beyond happy to see this happen.   Other people, like AT&T execs, probably not so much.  There is a bright side though.   We could begin to see a lot more phones landing on all carriers at the same time, including the iPhone.   Not only that, but we will get to see if another network can handle the iPhone without seeing its results on our network.   All things considered, competition is a good thing.  This iPhone thing doesn’t impress or worry me, but I’ll continue to have my fingers crossed for a (logical) iPhone on T-Mobile.

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  • Derrickps3

    you mean to tell me verizon’s high charging for plans ass gets this phone before tmobile??????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!11111 :( this phone would be epic on the tmobile network, and ould gain alot of costumers

  • Jarroddoty

    Personally they re going to have to invest more money into its network to support this type of network change in my area after the droid phones on verizon became popular the network took a major hit and now the data network gets congested really bad in the day and calls wont go through sometimes, so if i had a att iphone i would just stay with them so i would get a better over all experience in my area. Thats just me though, i think the iphone should goto tmobile even though they dont have that big of a 3g/4g network you never know they could make a drastic change in their mobile broadband coverage

    • Anonymous

      Actually Verizon has been beefing up their network in anticipation of getting the Iphone. They have known for a while they were getting it as soon as the exclusivity contract ended with AT&T… To me it is funny as hell. Verizon just kicked Motorola out of the bed for a bite of the apple…

      • Snorefest

        well i cant blame verizon though. I would rather have an iphone than use a piece of junk motorola with crappy moto blur.

      • Snorefest

        well i cant blame verizon though. I would rather have an iphone than use a piece of junk motorola with crappy moto blur.

      • Snorefest

        well i cant blame verizon though. I would rather have an iphone than use a piece of junk motorola with crappy moto blur.

  • Anonymous

    You keep your iPhone! Just give t mobile some more high end android phones! Go android! LOL

  • Nocks

    Check their websites for yourself.

  • Reveillazn

    I believe that the Iphone will be on T-mobile soon. There were rumors not too long ago about Apple developing an AWS version for a Canadian Telecom. It will happen for those that want one, just gotta be patient. Apple obviously wants their phone available to the entire wireless market in the US. Since T-mobile is #4 its just not as big a priority for them.
    I would be happy if T-Mobile just upgraded their 3g/4g coverage for my area. Getting the high end phones is great but, somethings not right when I am using my G1, and now my G2 on EDGE still. The only way T-Mobile can stay competitive is if they expand coverage and upgrade existing coverage.

    • ruufus

      I completely agree that T Mobile needs to upgrade their coverage area to solid 3G. I too still switch between 3G and EDGE on my HD2 in the middle of Fort Lauderdale.

      • Snorefest

        i think we all can agree with you on that one.

  • ruufus

    iPhone = yawn. Next…

  • Anonymous

    Time will tell how much Verizon and iPhone mean to Android. To ATT it will mean a short term loss. But ATT has Atrix Verizon does not. If they can keep Atrix just for them, they will have a six month lead time on any other competitor. If Motorola applied for patents, that will even be a longer time before any other device has this ability. Properly leveraged, this could mean a lot of savings for corporations and a lot of money for ATT.

    Personally I totally dislike ATT and Motorola is not my first choice on smartphones for many personal reasons. But its foolish not to recognize its significance. Would I want a phone and laptop on a single device. Thats a YES.

    If ATT can keep Atrix and similar devices out of Verizon, they will keep on making profits. If Verizon gets these devices, it would only be in detriment of the iPhone. iPhone on Verizon would have little significance for ATT under these circumstances. But these are just what ifs.

    The iPhone on Verizon’s network was not significant faster than that on ATT. The difference to an Android device is clear, Androids just mop the floor with the iPhone 4G in terms of speed and functionality. Most high end Androids load pages two to five times faster than any iPhone.

    If iPhone fails to captivate and gain market share using ATT and Verizon against Android. Its fate will be that of past Apple products a lot sooner than anyone would have expected. If they do gain market share, it will probably benefit T Mobile and Sprint in terms of Android adoption. Because T Mobile and Sprint will get the best phones if Verizon does not push the Android line as much as the iPhone.

    We shall see this in the adoption rate. Currently, Verizon has around 7.5 million Android users, T Mobile and Sprint have around 4 million each, T Mobile does have more than Sprint and ATT has 1 million. Those trends kept on increasing through Nov of 2010. Dec 2010 this probably has increased by twice as much. I wonder how many of those millions of new Android users will change.. Not much.

    LTE is currently only Android, but that will probably change with the advent of iPhone 5 later on this year.

    Motorola is the one that will probably lose the most. As they partnered with Verizon and Verizon is their main source of income. No wonder they offered the Atrix to ATT, would have been smarter to share it with T Mobile or Sprint.

    Apple did one thing right, they have provided hotspot functionality with the iPhone, again following Androids lead after a year. No matter how you see the iPhone, its over one year late in technological advancements. Once users recognize this, its going to be hard for Apple to keep its customer base.

    • Snorefest

      you actually have a clue what you are talking about. thanks!

  • ruufus

    Android is fragmenting too quickly, agreed. Samsung, I believe, makes the Nexus S. HTC made the Nexus 1. Samsung is slow or non-existent on updates. Friends with Galaxy S Samsung phone still waiting on their Android update.

    Another friend, a non-techie completely, got a HD7 two weeks ago. It was his first smart phone. He has already making calendar appointments, using Zune playlists, Binging, etc. He is impressed with the ease of learning WP7 OS.

  • Woimsta2

    To all of you who say the iPhone really doesn’t matter should stop bulls…..tn. if the iPhone was on tmo almost everyone on this site would buy one. I’m a former tmo customer (I still love tmo bye the way). And Even though I have an evo I would still buy an iPhone if it were on tmo. Android fanboys including me have to acknowledge the effect the iPhone has on an company. We can pretend all day long that T-Mobile doesn’t need the iPhone but, when the managing editor. Of this very site owns and uses an iPhone(unlocked of course. David.) It shows the true effect an iphone could have for tmo subscribers. I believe this Verizon deal seals the way for a tmo version in the near future. This iPhone deal is not exclusive to just Verizon and at&t( the c.e.o of Verizon said it himself). Be patient.

    • EnviroG

      I agreed and hope to have the option to buy several iphone 5′s with T-Mo service come this June/July.

      Cheers,

      EnviroG

      • Anonymous

        No not all of us would! been there, done that, moved on…

    • Anonymous

      no sorry I want a phone, i will go with android
      not a toy for hipsters, iphone.

    • Snorefest

      if u would trade an evo for an iphone, u are a moron who should commit suicide and give me your evo before you pull the trigger. man, what a moron.

    • Snorefest

      if this were 2007, and the iphone were still cool to people who actually work in the field of software engineering, then yeah I would prob get an iphone. unfortunately, apple is still stuck in 2007 while the rest of the world is moving on to bigger and better things. within the next 2 years, we will witness the death of the iphone, it has had a good run. no denying that, but in the world of technology, you either keep up or you get left behind, apple is doing nothing to change the game. they rely solely on a piece of 4 year old technology to keep them in the mobile game. they need a new mobile device. mark my words, the death of the iphone is near if they dont do something to make it relevant to current technology.

    • Snorefest

      if this were 2007, and the iphone were still cool to people who actually work in the field of software engineering, then yeah I would prob get an iphone. unfortunately, apple is still stuck in 2007 while the rest of the world is moving on to bigger and better things. within the next 2 years, we will witness the death of the iphone, it has had a good run. no denying that, but in the world of technology, you either keep up or you get left behind, apple is doing nothing to change the game. they rely solely on a piece of 4 year old technology to keep them in the mobile game. they need a new mobile device. mark my words, the death of the iphone is near if they dont do something to make it relevant to current technology.

    • Snorefest

      if this were 2007, and the iphone were still cool to people who actually work in the field of software engineering, then yeah I would prob get an iphone. unfortunately, apple is still stuck in 2007 while the rest of the world is moving on to bigger and better things. within the next 2 years, we will witness the death of the iphone, it has had a good run. no denying that, but in the world of technology, you either keep up or you get left behind, apple is doing nothing to change the game. they rely solely on a piece of 4 year old technology to keep them in the mobile game. they need a new mobile device. mark my words, the death of the iphone is near if they dont do something to make it relevant to current technology.

    • Snorefest

      if this were 2007, and the iphone were still cool to people who actually work in the field of software engineering, then yeah I would prob get an iphone. unfortunately, apple is still stuck in 2007 while the rest of the world is moving on to bigger and better things. within the next 2 years, we will witness the death of the iphone, it has had a good run. no denying that, but in the world of technology, you either keep up or you get left behind, apple is doing nothing to change the game. they rely solely on a piece of 4 year old technology to keep them in the mobile game. they need a new mobile device. mark my words, the death of the iphone is near if they dont do something to make it relevant to current technology.

  • rubi76

    For all of us who have an Android, we know that Iphones are made for the mass but limit the user in many ways.
    Iphone on Verizon will steal customers from AT&T but it won’t effect TMO that much.

  • rubi76

    For all of us who have an Android, we know that Iphones are made for the mass but limit the user in many ways.
    Iphone on Verizon will steal customers from AT&T but it won’t effect TMO that much.

  • rubi76

    For all of us who have an Android, we know that Iphones are made for the mass but limit the user in many ways.
    Iphone on Verizon will steal customers from AT&T but it won’t effect TMO that much.

  • rubi76

    For all of us who have an Android, we know that Iphones are made for the mass but limit the user in many ways.
    Iphone on Verizon will steal customers from AT&T but it won’t effect TMO that much.

  • Nerdlust

    What is this 2008 ? Iphone4 is nice but these androids are on another level. If I ever break My crackberry addiction bb8900 I would be all over android. But options are good for business so I guess iPhone is a nice phone for new smartphone users.

    • H8stylist

      iphone isn’t special to anyone that knows anything about phones or electronic devices in general. however, when you are a conformist sheep and can’t leave the flock out of worry that you won’t be cool, you think the iphone is THE phone to have. imo anyone that buys an ipod / iphone / ipad (even mac cpu’s if you aren’t a designer of some sort) are consumers that had a labotomy given to them by marketing and does no actual research of their own.

      • Oogieboogie1

        iPhone was the first in it’s class… You never saw a smart phone with a touch screen before the iPhone and the iPhone set standards that all these companies have been trying to match since… Some phones have their own little bells and whistles but when you boil it down, nothing beats the iPhone… Of course, you will have your die hard enthusiast that will try to find reasons why their device is better than the iPhone but nothing tops it…

        I own a 1st Gen iPhone that I use as an iPod and a MyTouch for my phone with T-Mobile… I can tell you that I hate my phone… The iPhone does everything better than the MyTouch… I like the fact that I can buy Apps thru iTunes with my iPhone and it’s not part of the bill… I like the fact that if there’s an update available for the iPhone, you connect to iTunes…. You don’t have to wait for someone to decide that you deserve it now… My BF and I both have MyTouch phones and he did updates to his phone months ago which makes his phone run smoother… Meanwhile, I’m still sitting here waiting for my phone to update and having issues left and right… The only reason I haven’t had T-Mobile unlock my iPhone is that I paid a lot of money for the MyTouch and I would like to get some use out it… As the days go by though, it’s almost not worth the hassle of the MyTouch…

        IMO anyone that doesn’t look at Apple when looking for a computer/phone/iPod/iPad has had a lobotomy and they can stay with PC… Apple doesn’t need your kind at their stores anyway…

        Apple is innovative and user-friendly… But you can just wait for the Windows or Android versions of Apple products… I’m sure they will be pretty good imitations and of course, have more steps… Apple gets copied in every product they have…

        • Snorefest

          actually, my T-mobile MDA in 2005 was a touchscreen smartphone. and there were thousands others. the iphone is actually not orignal at all. nothing about it was a game changer. touch screen? seen it before. internet browsing? seen it before. video calls? seen it before. MMS? seen it before. even the operating system is the exact same thing as the ipod. wow, thats originality, allright. take the same software from one of your old devices, add calling capablities and rebrand it as revolutonary and awesome. You my friend, are an idiot. it would be wise if you never spoke publicly again.

        • Snorefest

          if steve jobs took a dump in a box and called it the ishit, it would sell 2 million units overnight. thats just how loyal their simpleminded fans are. doesnt mean they have the best software. get a clue

        • Xtreamski

          you win” biggest idiot of the year” award.

        • Oogieboogie1

          Thanks, but I think it’s your award…

        • Snorefest

          and you do realize apple pc’s are made for people who arent smart enough to efficiently operate a pc, right? the macs are made for morons who cant go a day without getting a virus on their PC. here’s a challenge for ya: try writing an app on a MAC. go ahead. try. try doing ANYTHING out of the norm on a MAC. not possible. slow processors, crappy graphics cards, cheap hardware,….. yup! Macs are awesome, alright. thats why the elementary schools around here give them away free to 5th graders- they are that amazing. worth absolutely nothing to everyone except 5th graders. LOL. i have yet to stumble across a bigger moron on the internet. you also take fanboy of the year award. take your lips off steve jobs’ nuts. man u r an idiot.

        • Oogieboogie1

          Actually I have written apps on a Mac and it’s super easy… My Mac is better than any PC out on the market and my Mac is already a year old… And I remember an article that said the best computer to run Windows was what? Oh yeah, a MAC?!?!? So you can keep your head in your a$$ and stay with PC… People that do nothing but bash Apple and their products have probably not even tried the products they are bashing… Ignorance is bliss sometimes, but you need to wake up… If you don’t know, then it’s best to keep your mouth shut…

          http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2344661,00.asp

          This article is almost 2 years old and MACs have only improved since then….

        • Oogieboogie1

          Actually I have written apps on a Mac and it’s super easy… My Mac is better than any PC out on the market and my Mac is already a year old… And I remember an article that said the best computer to run Windows was what? Oh yeah, a MAC?!?!? So you can keep your head in your a$$ and stay with PC… People that do nothing but bash Apple and their products have probably not even tried the products they are bashing… Ignorance is bliss sometimes, but you need to wake up… If you don’t know, then it’s best to keep your mouth shut…

          http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2344661,00.asp

          This article is almost 2 years old and MACs have only improved since then….

        • Snorefest

          and you do realize apple pc’s are made for people who arent smart enough to efficiently operate a pc, right? the macs are made for morons who cant go a day without getting a virus on their PC. here’s a challenge for ya: try writing an app on a MAC. go ahead. try. try doing ANYTHING out of the norm on a MAC. not possible. slow processors, crappy graphics cards, cheap hardware,….. yup! Macs are awesome, alright. thats why the elementary schools around here give them away free to 5th graders- they are that amazing. worth absolutely nothing to everyone except 5th graders. LOL. i have yet to stumble across a bigger moron on the internet. you also take fanboy of the year award. take your lips off steve jobs’ nuts. man u r an idiot.

      • Snorefest

        NICE! couldnt have said it better. what is the deal with Apple Zombies? I have never owned or used an Apple product, never will. they lack originality. everyone has one. and they flat out suck half the time. its great that in his own mind, steve jobs is a revolutionary genius of technology but in the real world, hes way behind even new players to the game like google. apple = snorefest.

    • Snorefest

      yes but iphone is the LAST phone I would use to help run my business. For business,. its BlackBerry. For fun, Android :)

  • Nerdlust

    What is this 2008 ? Iphone4 is nice but these androids are on another level. If I ever break My crackberry addiction bb8900 I would be all over android. But options are good for business so I guess iPhone is a nice phone for new smartphone users.

  • Petey

    I think tmobike going to get the iPhone soon but probably during the summer when they launch they next version. Still remember the microsim and iPhone data cable received tmobile received?

    • Petey

      Sorry about the typo lol I was typing from my android. What I meant to say was “I think T-Mobile is going to get the iPhone soon but probably during the summer when apple releases the next version (maybe this it be iPhone 4G with 4g). You guys still remember the leaks of the microsim & iphone cable with t-mobile labeling? I don’t think apple would appreciate T-mobile selling their products for those “international” customers unless there’s something up t-mobile sleeves that we hopefully will find out soon? hopefully.

      • TMOTECH

        Sorry to burst your bubble brother but I work for T-Mobile and I can tell you that we have no plans to pursue Apple for the I-Phone any time soon. That is not to say that Apple will not come to us but I don’t think it is happening anytime soon.

        • Petey

          Just cus u work for tmobile doesnt mean u know what tmobile plans on doing with their company. So we wait and see.

        • Snorefest

          dude, you are a customer service rep. correction, a tech rep. you have no inside knowledge on anything. you are a peon at the company. easily replaceable. dont act like you golf with phillip humm on the weekends. that sh*ts annoying. even if u really do work for tmobile(which i doubt) , i know for a fact our tech department has NO knowledge on what devices are being pursued. nice try though. and in actuality, tmobile is in fact attempting to cut a deal with Apple. So, next time you feel like acting more important than you are, do it somewhere where you cant be pwned for being a d-bag.

      • Oogieboogie1

        It’s iPhone 4 as in 4th generation… There’s no G in the equation… the iPhone never claimed to be an 4G… It’s people assuming it’s a 4G because of the number 4 in the title… Don’t blame Apple for idiots that talk out their a$$…

        I had a conversation with an AT&T rep that kept calling the 1st Gen iPhone, the iPhone 2G even after I corrected him… There was the iPhone, then iPhone 3G, then iPhone 3GS and now the iPhone 4…. AT&T has extremely bad customer service and I would never give them my money… I’ll stick with T-Mobile and wait patiently for the iPhone….

        T-Mobile is the carrier for the iPhone in other countries so I’m hoping that it will be available in the US soon…

    • Petey

      Sorry about the typo lol I was typing from my android. What I meant to say was “I think T-Mobile is going to get the iPhone soon but probably during the summer when apple releases the next version (maybe this it be iPhone 4G with 4g). You guys still remember the leaks of the microsim & iphone cable with t-mobile labeling? I don’t think apple would appreciate T-mobile selling their products for those “international” customers unless there’s something up t-mobile sleeves that we hopefully will find out soon? hopefully.

  • Petey

    I think tmobike going to get the iPhone soon but probably during the summer when they launch they next version. Still remember the microsim and iPhone data cable received tmobile received?

  • Petey

    I think tmobike going to get the iPhone soon but probably during the summer when they launch they next version. Still remember the microsim and iPhone data cable received tmobile received?

  • Cubs120

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/05/next-generation-iphone-casing-innards-revealed-on-video/

    well that certainly was not the verizon iphone. the verizon iphone looks like that case but no sim slot. maybe there will be an iphone 4 re-do soon. it would behoove t-mobile to get in on that with Verizon’s COO saying their new baby is not an exclusive deal.

    • Petey

      True that maybe that’s the aws version or maybe the next iPhone?

      Good that jobs didn’t have an exclusivity deal with Verizon. I think he learned What happen with att. When its available on all carrier more money and popularity.

    • Petey

      True that maybe that’s the aws version or maybe the next iPhone?

      Good that jobs didn’t have an exclusivity deal with Verizon. I think he learned What happen with att. When its available on all carrier more money and popularity.

    • Petey

      True that maybe that’s the aws version or maybe the next iPhone?

      Good that jobs didn’t have an exclusivity deal with Verizon. I think he learned What happen with att. When its available on all carrier more money and popularity.

    • Petey

      True that maybe that’s the aws version or maybe the next iPhone?

      Good that jobs didn’t have an exclusivity deal with Verizon. I think he learned What happen with att. When its available on all carrier more money and popularity.

  • Cubs120

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/05/next-generation-iphone-casing-innards-revealed-on-video/

    well that certainly was not the verizon iphone. the verizon iphone looks like that case but no sim slot. maybe there will be an iphone 4 re-do soon. it would behoove t-mobile to get in on that with Verizon’s COO saying their new baby is not an exclusive deal.

  • Cubs120

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/05/next-generation-iphone-casing-innards-revealed-on-video/

    well that certainly was not the verizon iphone. the verizon iphone looks like that case but no sim slot. maybe there will be an iphone 4 re-do soon. it would behoove t-mobile to get in on that with Verizon’s COO saying their new baby is not an exclusive deal.

  • ElectroManiac

    I don’t understand why people love the iphone so much. It is totally overrated. There is absolutely nothing an iphone can do, that an android can’t. Iphone OS has to many damn restrictions. I’ve been a loyal Tmo customer for a long time now, and when your loyal to Tmo, they treat you like gold, so I don’t think i’ll be switching anytime soon. I just got the new nexus s and it is absolutely amazing. It is by far the fastest, and best phone I have ever had, and trust me I have had a lottt of phones. I’ve had the G1, mytouch 3g, blackberry bold, htc hd2, samsung vibrant, and mytouch 4g. The nexus s definitely blows them all out of the water!!!!

  • ElectroManiac

    I don’t understand why people love the iphone so much. It is totally overrated. There is absolutely nothing an iphone can do, that an android can’t. Iphone OS has to many damn restrictions. I’ve been a loyal Tmo customer for a long time now, and when your loyal to Tmo, they treat you like gold, so I don’t think i’ll be switching anytime soon. I just got the new nexus s and it is absolutely amazing. It is by far the fastest, and best phone I have ever had, and trust me I have had a lottt of phones. I’ve had the G1, mytouch 3g, blackberry bold, htc hd2, samsung vibrant, and mytouch 4g. The nexus s definitely blows them all out of the water!!!!

  • Re2leons

    I’m leaving tmobile.

    No androids can beat apples smoothness in browsing, transitions, etc.
    Everything feel so polished with apple + an amazing app store

    • Anonymous

      typical apple customer ” it looks shinny ooooooooo”
      rather than go with a android that kills spec wise.
      androids browser is actually faster than iphones. u fail

      • Shawn

        Everyone has their own opinions. I personally like Android over Apple, but I can definitely say that I like using the screen on the iPhone 4 better; so crisp and VERY smooth.

        • Petey

          I like both phones, but I just don’t feel it’s right for Apple to be strict with what we do, and I don’t like Android on how when there’s an OS update, some/most of us won’t benefit from it because the manufacture decides to delay it or give us bs like samsung.

      • Shawn

        Everyone has their own opinions. I personally like Android over Apple, but I can definitely say that I like using the screen on the iPhone 4 better; so crisp and VERY smooth.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

      WP7 is just as smooth and makes ios interface look a bit old and stale. Yeah the bugs in the first generation of WP7 needs to be worked out but what it took Apple 2 or 3 generations to fix, WP7 is already catching up within a year and I won’t need to buy a new phone to do it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

      WP7 is just as smooth and makes ios interface look a bit old and stale. Yeah the bugs in the first generation of WP7 needs to be worked out but what it took Apple 2 or 3 generations to fix, WP7 is already catching up within a year and I won’t need to buy a new phone to do it!

      • Snorefest

        ppppffftttttt. windowsphone is junk. hate to break it to ya. but that crap aint even on the radar. windowsmobile= terrible.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

      WP7 is just as smooth and makes ios interface look a bit old and stale. Yeah the bugs in the first generation of WP7 needs to be worked out but what it took Apple 2 or 3 generations to fix, WP7 is already catching up within a year and I won’t need to buy a new phone to do it!

    • Snorefest

      bye. u will not be missed. and when your iphone starts dropping signal and not doing anything, dont come crawling back here.

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    i’m just hoping it drives the prices in the used market down for a gsm model so i can get it for my wife. she doesn’t use data so she’s fine with just showing off even though iphones aren’t really exclusive in any way.

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    i’m just hoping it drives the prices in the used market down for a gsm model so i can get it for my wife. she doesn’t use data so she’s fine with just showing off even though iphones aren’t really exclusive in any way.

  • Gabrielrios06

    I have an iPhone 4 that’s unlocked for tmobile, it’s actually overrated. With all honesty it’s a cool phone but it’s not better then android.

  • Matt A

    AS SEEN ON: YAHOO & http://www.appolicious.com/finance/articles/4741-is-the-verizon-iphone-worth-buying-right-now

    But wait — there are issues
    While the HotSync feature is cool, there’s a big drawback for would-be Verizon iPhone owners: the CDMA technology inside the phone that makes it compatible with Verizon’s network also means that data and calls can’t happen on the phone simultaneously. You know those Apple commercials where the narrator takes a call, looks up an address and checks an email all while still talking to the other person? That’s not possible with the CDMA chip in the Verizon iPhone, which separates voice from data on the network, and therefore can only run one at a time. That’s kind of a big selling point for the iPhone, and for smartphones in general, and Verizon can’t do it yet.

  • Matt A

    ISN’T THIS WHAT THE 1ST VIBRANT SHOULD HAVE BEEN??!?

    • Matt A

      oops wrong page, i had both open ;-)

    • Matt A

      oops wrong page, i had both open ;-)

  • Matt A

    ISN’T THIS WHAT THE 1ST VIBRANT SHOULD HAVE BEEN??!?

  • alt-mobile

    The fact that exclusivity has ended is a good thing for the mobile industry. However, whether you like the iPhone or don’t, all experts have pointed out that this is going to be a tremendous blow to both T-Mobile as well as Sprint (especially since there are absolutely no plans in the near future of either carriers to receive the iPhone).

    I just hope, for T-Mobile’s sake, that they come out strong this year with a very good line-up to combat Verizon getting the iPhone or it could leave a big dent in the company.

  • alt-mobile

    The fact that exclusivity has ended is a good thing for the mobile industry. However, whether you like the iPhone or don’t, all experts have pointed out that this is going to be a tremendous blow to both T-Mobile as well as Sprint (especially since there are absolutely no plans in the near future of either carriers to receive the iPhone).

    I just hope, for T-Mobile’s sake, that they come out strong this year with a very good line-up to combat Verizon getting the iPhone or it could leave a big dent in the company.

    • knightairman

      Yeah the iphone is cool and all, but do you really want to pay more for the phone, and the service on Verizon. not me. Tmo has treated me great, and I”m stickin around. Android suits me fine.

    • knightairman

      Yeah the iphone is cool and all, but do you really want to pay more for the phone, and the service on Verizon. not me. Tmo has treated me great, and I”m stickin around. Android suits me fine.

    • Frankdaly

      LOL. the iphone isnt the be all end all of smartphones. in fact, its really quite dated. Sure, alot of people want one but alot more people want android. (the smarter people). Apple devices and computers are great for someone who isnt technologiclly savvy…. Apple products keep things simple for the simpleminded people who use them. They dont support open source codes or personalization in any way. so when you think about it, iphone users are all just mindless zombies who cant think for themselves. If you like sppending 3x as much to not have any say over how your device runs then def get an iphone or imac or ipod. if you like variety and controlling your own electronics, look elsewhere/

  • http://twitter.com/Edward351 Edward351

    It’s not just a money issue. No two major carriers in the use the same data network so an unlocked iPhone won’t make a huge difference anyway. I could already take the old iPhone to t-mobile, but I couldn’t use the 3G. These phones aren’t great phones; they need the data side of the network more. This is true of smartphones in general. Unless the networks get easier to work with unlocked hardware won’t mean much.

    Aside from that, I’m happy with t-mobile for price, service and support. As long as t-mobile keeps giving me reasonable devices(G2, 4G) and reasonable service at reasonable prices I’ll stick with them. But without some big shakeup in the market I don’t expect much to change.

  • ForgotOldUN

    I suspect someone else has already come up with this conclusion, but here anyway is my speculation:

    OK, so Verizon has their version of the iPhone _4_ six or seven months after it was released.
    I’d be willing to place a (small) wager that come June, when Apple will likely release the iPhone 5, that it will have enough multiple frequencies to choose from such that the AWS frequencies that T-Mobile uses will be supported.

    In other words, while Verizon got the 4 first, T-Mobile, along with AT&T, will get the iPhone 5 first.

    • Snorefest

      ive heard apple is done with AT&T. but then again those are just rumors we hear around the water cooler here at work. would be nice though. AT&T do not play nice. they are not fun to work with. they want it their way or no way at all. what do you expect from one of the only monopoly’s in communications? you dont rule the airwaves by playing nice. AT&T should be broken up and deactivated for good. buncha slimey new jersey goblins.

  • Reylflores

    Can’t wait until Cricket gets the iphone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

    Can’t wait to see the verizon iphone in action! It will be telling how well this icrap works on another carrier and determine if the problems with the iphone is due to AT&T or if the iphone is a piece of junk! All this AT&T bashing is because of the iphone and I personally haven’t heard any complaints with AT&T users that aren’t using Apple’s ibrick!

    • Snorefest

      im pretty sure the iphone is a piece of junk regardless of what network its on, but we will soon know for sure. plus, cdma? what is this, 1999? all set with verizon.

    • Snorefest

      im pretty sure the iphone is a piece of junk regardless of what network its on, but we will soon know for sure. plus, cdma? what is this, 1999? all set with verizon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

    Can’t wait to see the verizon iphone in action! It will be telling how well this icrap works on another carrier and determine if the problems with the iphone is due to AT&T or if the iphone is a piece of junk! All this AT&T bashing is because of the iphone and I personally haven’t heard any complaints with AT&T users that aren’t using Apple’s ibrick!

  • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

    You and the people who liked your comment are freaking stupid. The Nexus S is a more higher quality than any other android out. Build quality wise drop a nexus S and an iPhone4 without a case and you will see how great the build quality is of the iPhone4 in comparison. Nexus S doesn’t have that your holding it the wrong way issue either so yeah build qulity is definitely better. To each their own about looks. As for fragmentation and windows making a comeback? haha oh what a laugh.

  • Khulsey

    Personally I will be one of the tmobile customers that will be leaving for a verizon iphone. Android is great but has one big problem that iphone doesn’t, too many versions. Samsung,htc,lg,motorola, and they all have to bloat ware it to death and updates are slow as hell. Google should follow apples lead and make the nexus s the only android phone and not let carriers bloat it out and be in control of updates.

    • Snorefest

      obviously you have no idea how business works. or technology for that matter. have fun using the same phone a billion other simpleminded morons are using. good riddance.

    • Snorefest

      obviously you have no idea how business works. or technology for that matter. have fun using the same phone a billion other simpleminded morons are using. good riddance.

  • Danny

    I Completely agree that AT&T Will be losing so many customers. I use to be a AT&T Customer and an iPhone user and beleive me the phone was cool but android is better in my opinion. Many phones do more than the iPhone does and when apple invented something new for the iPhone usually android already had it. Bottom line its not worth switching to verizon in my opinion their customer service sucks I use to be a salesman for t-mobile and I had so many people switching from verizon to t-mobile. Heck I just got a free Vibrant because my wifes MyTouch3g was acting up. I would always stay with T-Mobile for their excellent customer service. When that changes than i’ll think about switching

  • Danny

    I Completely agree that AT&T Will be losing so many customers. I use to be a AT&T Customer and an iPhone user and beleive me the phone was cool but android is better in my opinion. Many phones do more than the iPhone does and when apple invented something new for the iPhone usually android already had it. Bottom line its not worth switching to verizon in my opinion their customer service sucks I use to be a salesman for t-mobile and I had so many people switching from verizon to t-mobile. Heck I just got a free Vibrant because my wifes MyTouch3g was acting up. I would always stay with T-Mobile for their excellent customer service. When that changes than i’ll think about switching

  • Knightairman

    Verizon Iphone doesn’t impress me. To launch without 4g just doesn’t make sense from the Nations largest network who will be launching 4 new android phones capable of 4G speeds. I’m waiting for all the carriers save sprint to go into LTE, then just need a freq. hopping phone that will work on all the neworks. Drop in a sim and go. Just like Europe. Course Verizon doesn’t want that. Verizon and apple thing along the same lines. I’ll get a mytouch 4g when I get the cash. till then my G1 is running fine.

  • knightairman

    how many different flavors of windows are out there running on PC’s right now. How many Mac’s are out there still running, that can’t upgrade to the latest OSX. Yeah fragmentation sucks, but when phones advance as fast as they have, and you think about how fast android has grown, especially since Verizon took the droid series. It happens, but android gives a lot of choice where apple is take it or leave it.

    • Snorefest

      good point

  • knightairman

    how many different flavors of windows are out there running on PC’s right now. How many Mac’s are out there still running, that can’t upgrade to the latest OSX. Yeah fragmentation sucks, but when phones advance as fast as they have, and you think about how fast android has grown, especially since Verizon took the droid series. It happens, but android gives a lot of choice where apple is take it or leave it.

  • Snorefest

    i hate the iphone. I dont understand how it can even be a competitor to even the most stock android phone (t-mobile comet). There is nothing revolutionary about it. Nothing amazing. Plus, its all boring and locked down by smelly Apple, Inc. But I will say this: I hate AT&T way more than I hate Apple, Inc and I AM GLAD someone else finally has the iphone. Now you will all witness many many many people leaving AT&T. and it will be GRAND. FINALLY! AT&T has nothing.

  • Snorefest

    windows versus android is like gary coleman versus Kobe bryant in a game of one on one basketball. windowsphone is just….. awful. its the Kin 3

    • http://tmonews.com David

      This is a matter of opinion, in fact all of your comments are matters of opinion so please stop insulting anything and everything!