Verizon iPhone, Who’s gettn’ it?

So after all the rumors and the many, many requests for it, it’s here. So far, the Verizon iPhone has sold out before it even hit store shelves, which put to bed all the naysayers who thought there wouldn’t be many people  migrating to Verizon’s iPhone. Android users actually have another option besides another Android phone.

Some people are saying they are switching to the iPhone 4 from Android, some are saying, “the iPhone coming to Verizon means nothing, because it’s still the iPhone and I’m sticking with Android.”

I think that it would be even better if the iPhone was available for all major carriers. Even though I personally would not expect to get one for myself. Ever. It would be good for consumer choice. Android is dominating the market with its endless Army, but I believe there would be a slow down of new growth if there was a wider base for its only true competitor (for the moment), the iPhone.

Sooo who of you are planning to make the switch? Or have you done it already? Or are you like me? “Sticking with Android, because I believe it’s a better OS.”

14 comments… add one
  • Ryan February 8, 2011, 3:37 pm

    Done it already. Got it in the mail last night and have ditched the Blackberry Storm 1 for it.

    • Jeff Hollaway February 8, 2011, 3:39 pm

      LOL. In your case I would have done the same! the first Storm was more like a Tropical Depression.

  • ucfgrad93 February 8, 2011, 4:10 pm

    I’m sticking with my iPhone 4 on at&t.

  • MarkV February 8, 2011, 4:14 pm

    I’m holding off for v5. No issues with ATT for the most part so I’ll stay as I’m grandfathered into the unlimited plan as well.

  • KPDriscoll February 8, 2011, 5:37 pm

    Android’s the better OS. Apple’s greed and proprietary ways show how ignorant the average consumer is. Then again, AOL did great for years despite the rest of the internet being open.

  • BJN February 8, 2011, 7:06 pm

    I switched from an iPhone 3G originally because of poor ATT coverage outside our urban area, but I’m a little surprised to say I prefer the Android OS experience and my Droid X phone.

    I really, really hate iTunes although I still haven’t migrated away from it entirely. I miss some excellent iPhone apps that may never be ported for Droid. Some small developers just don’t have the resources for or interest in supporting other platforms. If I hacked an iPhone 4 I could duplicate most of what I like better about the Android OS, but I just don’t want to put in that kind of effort living on the hedge of Apple’s walled garden.

  • kryptik February 8, 2011, 9:53 pm

    I carry both phones, and I prefer my iPhone hands down. My Android OS phone is nice, and it is by no means an inferior device, but I think if I was forced to carry only one phone it would be my iPhone. I’m sticking with at&t though. I’m one of the few that chew through data while on the phone, and coverage is just as good as Verizon where I live and play. I have no reason to switch…

  • ucfgrad93 February 8, 2011, 10:46 pm

    @KP, so only ignorant people buy iPhones? Sounds like a pretty ignorant comment to me.

  • MLevine February 9, 2011, 1:12 am

    Definitely upgrading from AT&T to Verizon iPhone – but might actually wait for the iPhone 5 to come out. The best of both worlds should make for an amazing phone.

  • eric February 9, 2011, 6:55 am

    ugh i bought one. for my wife. but im getting her DX and will sell my D1…

  • Dan McNutt February 9, 2011, 9:12 am

    I would love a world where people are free to choose a mobile OS without being made to feel like they’re in high school (Or maybe grade school) “Mine’s cooler yours is lame”.

  • Jeff Hollaway February 9, 2011, 9:27 am

    Yes that would be awesome if we could choose our OS. We can do it on PC’s except running Mac OS. (without jumping thru hoops) It’s all about money though. If people could choose their OS it still would be, “My OS is better than yours.”

  • Jerry February 9, 2011, 10:12 am

    Love mine, solid coverage in my area.

  • Jeff Hollaway February 9, 2011, 10:15 am

    You know here in Philly At&t gets great coverage and fantastic data speeds. So in Philly most people arent going to switch networks for the iphone. BUT, if they are on Verizon already the iPhone might be an tempting offer come time for upgrade.

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