Verizon iPhone 4 Lines Are \'Laughably Short\'

Verizon iPhone 4 Lines Are \'Laughably Short\'

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BusinessInsider is reporting that lineups for the Verizon iPhone 4 have been underwhelming.

The lines, so far, are not very long. (And some are laughably short.) But that's not entirely surprising, given that it is FREEZING outside in many cities; that online pre-orders have already started shipping to peoples' homes and offices; and that this is only kind-of halfway a new iPhone.

RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky offered some reasons for why the Verizon iPhone 4 launch might not perform as well as the AT&T one.
● The iPhone 4 at Verizon is new, but not novel (vs. when AT&T first launched its version of the iPhone 4).
● A lot of existing Verizon customers with Google (GOOG) Android phones are still on contract.
● AT&T offered customers an early upgrade option; Verizon did not.
● There are a lot of AT&T iPhone owners who might like to switch, but are still on contract.
● Verizon's data plan ($30/mos.) is more expensive than AT&T's $25 and $15 offerings.
● AT&T's first-quarter iPhone 4 sales covered 13 weeks vs. Verizon's 7 weeks.
● Some potential Verizon customers are holding out for the iPhone 5, expected to arrive this summer.

It is a bit strange that the line ups are so short considering Verizon announced its most successful first day of sales in the history of the company after it sold out of iPhone 4 pre-orders in less than one day.

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Verizon iPhone 4 Lines Are \'Laughably Short\'

Jeremy - February 10, 2011 at 9:03pm
I\'m an Att user I have three lines I pay for two of which are iPhones. Where I work te network is ok where I live its a piece of shit and un-reliable. If verizon offered some kind of phone trade in I MAY consider breaking contract. Or if they offered some kind of rebate or deal that could cover costs for breaking three contracts and buying three new phones myself and probably millions of other users would leave Att tomorrow.
Dimitris - February 11, 2011 at 12:31am
they offer trade ins for your att phones, they offer 280 for the 32 gig iphone and 190 for the 16
Jim j - February 10, 2011 at 5:48pm
I just love all the excuses. Thing is, the Verizon iPhone was rushed out, is an outdated phone (no LTE, huh?), will be even more outdated in 5 months, and aren\'t Verizon customers the people who would always love to ask us \"does your iPhone have that antenna problem\"?
HO - February 10, 2011 at 5:07pm
...and i believe lots of ppl would prefer a phone that can be used for voice and data and the same time....i think...
jay - February 10, 2011 at 4:58pm
LMFAO...!! disappointing...
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