Monday, August 9, 2010

Will IPhone Customers Switch Or Stay With AT&T

The buzz continues that Apple is getting inventory for the Verizon iPhone and an announcement could possibly be made at the 2011 Consumer Electronic Show. That Verizon will get an iPhone is the hope of many; but will current AT&T customers switch to a new carrier? According to Silicon Alley Insider, don't expect a massive uprising. "We just bought an iPhone 4 and reupped for a two year deal, so we're certainly not going anywhere. And we're not alone. Millions of other people are in our group as well. Sure, AT&T will see fewer new users joining just for the iPhone, but that's already happening thanks to Android." Contracts are meant to keep people in place. Most customers are set in their ways and will not switch.

But for those loyal Verizon customers, the iPhone will bring new dollars into the store as phones are bought and contracts are extended. The iPhone may be the hot ticket but it is not the only game in town. With new offerings from Blackberry and Android, there will be many phones to choose from.