Survey: Verizon customers suffer from iPhone jealousy

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Verizon has offered its subscribers the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Incredible — arguably the strongest Android offerings on the market — but still it’s the Apple iPhone they want,” Michelle Maisto reports for eWeek.

MacDailyNews Take: They probably want a touchscreen that works properly.

Maisto reports, “While a May 4 ChangeWave survey found Verizon Wireless subscribers to be the most satisfied in the mobile industry — with 49 percent calling themselves ‘very satisfied,’ compared to 35 percent of Sprint Nextel customers, 23 percent of T-Mobile customers and 23 percent from the AT&T crowd — more than half are interested in a smartphone that they currently don’t have access to.”

“Among the combined Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile subscribers surveyed, 49 percent said they’d be ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ likely to buy an iPhone, should one become available on those networks,” Maisto reports. “Among Verizon customers alone, that figure rose to 53 percent. ‘In sum, the survey results show an unprecedented level of pent-up demand for the iPhone among Verizon subscribers,’ states the report. ‘If Verizon were ever to offer the iPhone, the evidence points to it having a profound and likely transformational impact on the industry.'”

Full article here.

40 Comments

  1. I’m with AT&&;T and I have iPhone envy, since I’m unwilling to waste $30 a month on an unuseful data plan. I’d pay full price for the iPhone to avoid the $30 per month drain.

  2. ATT reception is bad where I live. Otherwise, I would have gone for an iPhone. I like Verizon ok but I sure wish they would get the iPhone so I could get rid of this Motorola pos that I have now. C’mon Verizon, get your s#*t together!

  3. For ATT sufferers:

    MicroCell just solved 2 years of zero bars. From zero to five delicious bars of 3G goodness.

    It shoulda’ been free. It isn’t. I paid.

    Lovin’ it.

  4. As I’ve said before, the only thing keeping iPhone from total U.S. domination is the ATT exclusivity. Apple’s competitors fear the day when that exclusivity goes away.

    And in addition to the exclusivity arrangement itself (what ATT pays extra to have it), there must be some other reason Apple wants to artificially limit iPhone sales. Perhaps Apple wants Verizon to roll out its 4G network first. Maybe Apple wants to offer new services, capabilities, and capacity through that new NC data center, before doubling the iPhone’s potential customer base. At some point, there will be a huge surge in iPhone sales.

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