Will iPhone cause People to abandon ship on current carriers?
Kristy Miller will line up at the AT&T store in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise, Ariz., on Friday in an attempt to be one of the first iPhone owners, but that will mean ditching the wireless service she already has with Verizon Wireless.
“I do have trepidation about switching from Verizon to AT&T, but I figure Steve Jobs wouldn’t have made the deal if he couldn’t back it up,” she said. “Verizon has one of the largest networks, but AT&T has the iPhone.”
The 36-year-old, who owns a graphic design business with her husband, said she needs the iPhone for e-mailing, Web access, and sending and receiving files–all functions she could easily do with another device like a Treo or BlackBerry, which are already sold through Verizon Wireless. But as a Mac user for more than a decade, she admits she is drawn to anything created by Apple and Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
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