Verison Wireless announced that they will now offer the Apple iPhone, consumers won’t have top sacrifice decent service to get the kewl phone.
IPhone users have long complained about dropped calls and poor service on AT&T’s network, even as the carrier boosted spending to improve coverage. A Consumer Reports survey last month ranked Verizon’s network as most reliable among the major carriers and AT&T’s as the worst.
Verizon and and Sprint are left with Androids and traditional phones.
Smaller carriers like No. 3 Sprint and No. 4 T-Mobile could be harder hit, however.
“This is the worst case scenario for the other carriers,” said Roger Entner of Recon Analytics. “When Verizon comes out with the iPhone, there’s only one carrier in the U.S. that will gain customers, and that’s Verizon.”
I will still be using my new Android with, T-Mobile.
Update: Its not official yet, but the WSJ has been pretty acurate about all things Apple. More can be found here. Thanks Doug!