Verizon launch celebration: Nobody shows up
Mall of America in MN which may be the biggest mall in the states had 2 people show up for launch. Even with Att presales reaching 600,000, thousands show up for their launch. Not the same result here. I myself went to a Vzn store this morning to see some excitement but no lines either. This is a 8 month old device afterall. Read below
Neowin.net - Verizon iPhone launch celebrations begin; nobody shows up
- 02-10-2011, 03:09 PM #2
- 02-10-2011, 03:12 PM #3
Yup, I happened to be reading an article on this too.
Verizon iPhone Off to a Slow Start - Yahoo! Finance
I think a small portion of this is due to the fact that more people who were
already on Verizon were the ones waiting for this launch. Most of those people
who had an upgrade took care of themselves last week.
Last edited by forever29; 02-10-2011 at 03:15 PM.
- 02-10-2011, 03:14 PM #5
I can't imagine anyone waiting in line when you could pre-order online for existing customers. After all, IMO, the AT&T vs. Verizon debate is a coke-pepsi thing so i doubt tons of AT&T subs are just dying to get the iphone. Everyone else could've gotten it before today.
- 02-10-2011, 03:15 PM #6
They werent going to have lines around the block on a 8 month old devices. The people that "must have now" got it. the rest are waiting or already have it on Att
- 02-10-2011, 03:19 PM #8
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- 02-10-2011, 03:22 PM #11
** and BTW, Im not a Vzn hater. I dont care what carrier people are from. I just like to talk iphone. Was just posting facts on todays release.
Last edited by Garz; 02-10-2011 at 03:29 PM.
- 02-10-2011, 03:30 PM #14
on the Bold 9000 because I was so excited. Meanwhile, it came out on Election
Day and a few weeks after the Storm did. Got so bad that the powers that be
decided to open the "Storm rants and raves" section.
- 02-10-2011, 03:38 PM #16
I have the same sentiments about the 9000 that you do. That was the perfect
BB for me. Most comfortable typing I've ever had.
As far as the carrier hating goes, I always tried to avoid most of that stuff.
Too many people (not only on CB) got so offended if you bad-mouthed their
carrier. It was like if you broke into their house, beat the living crap out of him,
slept with his wife a few times, and had her make breakfast for you. That's how
angry they'd get. Me? I didn't care. AT&T was great for me. The only reason I
switched was because of how the coverage started to become progressively
worse in my most frequently visited areas. And that was it. Other than that,
they were great and maybe I'll end up with them again in the future.
- 02-10-2011, 03:45 PM #17
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- 02-10-2011, 03:54 PM #19
I'm not really that shocked. I didn't expect anything near an AT&T iPhone launch for the below reasons:
1) It was already available for preorder. Most of the people that really wanted one right now were VZW users and most likely ordered online
2) It's 8 months old. So it's unlikely AT&T users will switch for this. Most of them can wait a few months and then make a decision
3) Many VZW users sitting on their upgrade to see what's coming this summer
4) In the past AT&T users didn't have many options of high end devices to compete with the iPhone so they were less content with their devices. More VZW users are content as they have had high end Androids for a while so that affects how much they desire something different.
5) IT'S COLD AS CRAP OUTSIDE IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. Why stand in line when I can order it online and get it?
It will be interesting to see what the total numbers are between preorders and launch day.
- 02-10-2011, 04:02 PM #22
- 02-10-2011, 08:11 PM #23