Originally Posted by dasanman69
That's the best you can come up with? Has it hurt their customer base considerably? No. Has it hurt their bottom line? No. I am a VZW customer and by far not a fanboy but I am a realist, and realistically speaking they've done quite well without the iPhone and not only that also by offering absolutely crappy phones until the Droid.
So, if VZW hasn't lost
customers, where did ATT get all those new iPhone customers? ATT has increased their customer base dramatically since they "gave in" to Apple and took on the iPhone.
Maybe VZW didn't lose
any customers to ATT with the advent of the iPhone, but they sure didn't gain any iPhone customers like ATT did. Oh, except one that I know of for sure. Me. I left VZW for ATT just for the iPhone. If you looked, I'll bet you could find others like me. I don't know if VZW's customer base or bottom line has been hurt by the iPhone or not. If you do please cite a source. But logic says that ATT's new
iPhone customers came from somewhere
(possibly Sprint or T-Mobile). But even if they come from providers other than VZW, those are ptontial customers that VZW lost, or at least failed to gain because they didn't do a deal with Apple.
And if you don't agree with that logic, you can't argue that the Droid has brought any customers to VZW either.
All that being said I will be very happy when a VZW iPhone comes out. Competition is a good thing for us customers. Look at how VZW has had to relax their restrictions to keep customers because of the iPhone. Or how ATT has had to improve their network because of VZWs reputation/marketing/performance. However I won't be switching unless VZW offers something more or a better price than ATT, since I have no issues with ATT right now.