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Verizon iPhone: AT&T Exclusivity Drop is Good?

It is looking increasingly likely that a Verizon iPhone will make its appearance on the market sooner rather than later. While some of you may be thinking that this would be a major exclusivity blow to AT&T, we have a few reasons to suggest otherwise.

We have an interesting article for you to read now, and it comes from TheAtlantic.com. Within their article, they give us a few reasons why AT&T might actually benefit from losing it’s exclusivity deal with the iPhone 4.

One of the first reasons listed is all to do with contracts. They state that even if an Verizon iPhone was announced, many AT&T customers wouldn’t immediately switch contracts due to the high costs of termination.

They then talk about the rather important data issues which caused outrage recently. The article points out that iPhone owners on AT&T are data ‘hogs’ and that the carrier would only break even on figures, even if network upgrades were announced.

They add that if a Verizon iPhone was due to be released, they would also have to announce user-based data fees, which would in-turn, help AT&T’s competitiveness.

Read the full article in the link above and give us your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Beth Mahoney

I think that Verizon is now confident enough in the Android platform I think they may pass on the iphone despite recent reports. If they were going to make a play for the iphone then why are they still constantly attacking it? Verizon has found it's platform with Android..

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Llamacide

Oh boy, I certainly hope Verizon gets the iPhone. I’ve been waiting for 4 years for this!!!

Fingers crossed!

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