The Sciences

Here Comes the Verizon iPhone (?)

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyJan 11, 2011 7:36 AM


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There's supposed to be a big announcement tomorrow. AT&T's stock has tanked, just as it always does when there are Verizon iPhone rumors (but this one is supposed to be the real thing). Meanwhile, Apple's stock is soaring, just as it always does seemingly no matter what happens. ("Any investor getting caught up in CDMA iPhone hype needs to realize that the real winner probably won't be Verizon. It will likely be Apple," writes CNN's financial commentator Paul LaMonica.) Meanwhile, there are also lowly consumers who will be affected. I have an iPhone with AT&T and I share the complaints of everyone else in the universe about poor service. It is hard to even remember a time when your calls weren't dropped. However, I'm wondering if AT&T's problems aren't the result of winning this mega-popular product to begin with and shouldering its huge data demands--and whether Verizon can actually do it better once it gets all those new subscribers. I'm not switching just cause I'm currently locked in on an AT&T contract (along with millions of others). But when that ends...well. What are others planning to do?

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