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Verizon iPhone 4 Usage Rises To 32%: iPhone 5 To Do Better?

July 8, 2021 | Maddy Rowe

As many Apple fans are aware, the iPhone 4 has recently celebrated its first birthday, and for some mobile phone manufacturers they’ve had a job on their hands promoting their devices against the popular handset. Pointing to the month of September, it looks like we will be seeing the next-generation iPhone 5 and just yesterday, we brought you snippets of information regarding an iPhone 6 in 2012.

In the U.S., up until the start of this year, carrier AT&T provided its network for the iPhone 4, but then in February this all changed with the introduction of the big red Verizon. It left many wondering whether AT&T would at that time be pushed out, with sales dominated by Verizon.

Interestingly a recent study produced by an American analytics firm “Localytics,” shows us that just by looking at the data traffic from app usage during the last week of every month, clearly points to Verizon iPhone 4 traffic rising from just 20% to a figure of 32% this month.

As you can see from the pie chart below, AT&T grab a figure of 68% which as AppleInsider points out, resulted from not just AT&T users but customers using unlocked handsets on T-Mobile’s service.

Although its difficult to ascertain the rise in Verizon’s traffic, one explanation as Slashgear stated, could be put down to customers jumping on board with the benefit of unlimited data plans, something of which has now been scrapped in place of tiered data plans which commenced just yesterday (July 7th).

We gave you news about the Motorola Droid 3 which will be officially released on the 14th July, with an idea of what it will cost you on a new tiered plan (click here), with some assurance that customers who wanted to upgrade would be able to use their unlimited data, as long as they were existing customers before the tiered change was implemented.

One other point to make, is that on launching the Verizon iPhone 4, the company were keen to activate some 2.2 million units some two months after its release, compared to AT&T with an activation of 3.6 million in Q1 of 2011.

As to what the iPhone 5 will release with in terms of carrier, is anybody’s guess, no doubt both will be enlisted but will one manage to get a head start over the other?

Let us know if you have an iPhone 4 and if so, which carrier are you with, how have you found the service, good/bad? Are you holding out for the iPhone 5 or perhaps you want a change with thoughts of the Motorola Droid Bionic or Samsung Galaxy S II?

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