My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Verizon and the Apple iPhone 4 - The Golden Fleece

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Verizon and the Apple iPhone 4 - The Golden Fleece

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.

Francis Hutcheson, An Inquiry into……..Beauty and Virtue

After three (3) years of back and forth rumors, the day of Days arrived. The Apple iPhone finally landed on Telecom Provider Verizon’s Network, a heavenly experience to be sure, according to David Pogue, New York Times Reporter as stated in the article. “For iPhone, Almost Heaven”, published Wednesday February 2, 2011, 9:06 pm EST by DAVID POGUE, The New York Times.

Thus this article is short and sweet, as words cannot describe the ode to joy of the CDMA version of the Apple iPhone on Telecom Provider Verizon’s Network. Evidence of this love, can be found in the online pollster USamp (United Sample) latest poll as stated in the article  “Survey: Half of Verizon smartphone users to take iPhone leap”, published February 4, 2011 8:28 AM PST by Lance Whitney CNET News - Apple.

USamp polled seven hundred (700) subscribers and discovered that 54% of Blackberry and Android phone users on Telecom Provider Verizon’s Network are willing to switch to the Apple iPhone, compared to 26% of users on Telecom Provider AT&T’s Network who have expressed any such strong intentions.

Such is the strength of the Apple iPhone, that not only is it holding Telecom Provider AT&T customers in place, but it is also drawing customers away from their phones on Telecom Provider Verizon Network. Clearly then, it was never about the service: it was ALWAYS the cool factor of the Apple iPhone.

They also broke pre-order sales records for the day too as stated in the article “Verizon: iPhone sets first-day sales record”, published February 4, 2011 7:26 AM PST by Jim Dalrymple, CNET News - Apple and confirmed in the article “Verizon halts iPhone 4 pre-orders after most successful sales day in history”, published February 4, 2011, 8:05am PST by Matthew Miller, ZDNet.

All this craziness over a smartphone, or should I say the defacto standard for a smartphone! CNET Reporters, saddle up! Phones go on sale on Thursday February 10th 2011 and the lines are probably forming as I type!

It wasn’t long ago that we heard news of the Apple iPhone coming to Telecom Provider Verizon. According to the article entitled “Bloomberg: Verizon iPhone coming in January?”, published June 29, 2010 1:17 PM PDT by Marguerite Reardon CNET News - Signal Strength, Bloomberg predicted the Apple iPhone coming to Telecom Provider Verizon in 2011.

So said so done, as apparently the pleading of Telecom Provider Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, quite desperate they were to beat No. 1 Apple iPhone as stated in the article “Verizon CEO has told Apple of iPhone interest”, published Tuesday April 6, 10:28 am ET, Yahoo! News.

The Motorola Droid X bumped up their subscriptions as stated in the article “Verizon signs up more new subscriber than AT&T”, published July 23, 2010 1:48 PM PDT by Erica Ogg, CNET News - Circuit Breaker, with the 411 being told in my blog article entitled “Telecom Providers and Data - Verizon gets their wish”.

In the end, nothing beats the real thing. Cherry on top with unlimited Data, albeit this may be only for a time as Telecom Provider Verizon may cap LTE (Long Term Evolution) opting to use a behavioral cap, which I shall explain in another of my blog article.

Another article coming at you on Thursday February 10th 2011, when Americans get their Gadget fix in their pursuit of the Golden Fleece after a near three (3) year journey to Telecom Provider Verizon, Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Style! CNET, get ready, the lines are already forming…. 

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