Verizon Prepares for the Possibility of the IPhoneBy Chris Weiss
There’s no official word that Apple will drop AT&T as the exclusive carrier for the iPhone–just millions of clamoring iPhone users begging for a change–but Verizon is getting ready to handle the iPhone just in case. Anyone with an iPhone has probably thrown out an unrepeatable flurry of expletives at both AT&T, for their sub-par service, and Apple, for making the iPhone a exclusive AT&T territory. Indeed, AT&T has often looked like an unsuspecting hillbilly lottery winner–excited for the lucrative opportunity but completely unprepared and clumsy when actually handling it.
Verizon is busy preparing with upgrades for the huge surge in network data and phone traffic that would ensue should iPhones become Verizon-ready. Verizon is already lauded for its quality service and recently took home the top spot in a Consumer Reports satisfaction survey. AT&T brought in last place.
Hmmm…we wonder how Verizon’s 3G coverage stacks up against AT&T’s?
We’ll see if Apple takes advantage of Verizon’s willing-and-ableness to carry the iPhone or if it leaves it hanging there feeling silly.
In the meantime, what do you iPhone users out there think? Do you welcome the opportunity for a Verizon iPhone experience or will the break-up with Luke Wilson be too messy to enjoy the rebound? [via Business Week]