Verizon iPhone 4 and AT&T Negative Impact

Apple have seen an impressive last couple of months with sales of the new iPhone 4, and it is believed that carrier AT&T’s profits rose by 26% in the last quarter to $4.01 billion. Included in this figure, were 1.6 million new wireless subscribers. In a recent report by AT&T along with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), AT&T claim that it doesn’t expect “to have a material negative impact” from the loss of any of its exclusive agreements even if they offered the iPhone 4 on a different network such as Verizon.

What this comes down to is AT&T believe that by offering various different handsets each with their own unique designs and features will help them outdo their competitors. When Ben Parr at Mashable reported on this, AT&T carefully design their service plans to offer incentives to their users. AT&T are sure that even if Verizon was offered on the iPhone 4, users would still stay true to their company.

Along with this, AT&T feel that for users to change over to a Verizon network, would only provide problems to them, for example, users would have to buy a new device compatible with its CDMA network, AT&T’s phones operate on a GSM 3G network. On saying this, there may be testing times ahead for AT&T, if Verizon gets the device next year backed up with their marketing incentives we could be looking at a different outlook!

Will you be swayed onto a different network, and if so, what reasons would justify this? To read more on this check out Mashable

  • Bernie

    A Verizon iPhone will take some of the load off of AT&T's network. This will only help those that will stay with AT&T. My area (Baltimore) has great AT&T service so I don't expect to see much of a difference but I suspect that other major metropolitan areas that are experiencing load issues will see a big improvement.