iPhone coming to Verizon is no doubt, a much anticipated event. And while the expectation is that millions of Verizon iPhones will be sold in the first week alone, the best part of all the hype is seeing all the iPhone naysayers line up to buy it.
I have listened to Verizon users talk down the iPhone (not just the service) for over 4 years – all the excuses from closed platform to the touch keypad etc etc.
Now that the time has come, I find it comical to hear that pre-orders were sold out in less than 3 hours. But the best part of this event is that all the once haters are now acting like kids on Christmas Eve.
I can’t count the number of emails, tweets, facebook posts etc, I have received in the last few days, touting “my iPhone can make calls”.
My initial reaction is to “tell them where to go”, but then I stopped to think about what these pour souls have missed for the past 4 yrs. The reality is that all these newbies will finally understand why the iPhone is a superior product. And as an investor in all three companies…that’s not a bad thing.
As a marketer, I can’t wait to see the impact that ViPhone, has not only on future ATT subscriptions, but more importantly, how much potential marketshare is gained back from the Android OS.
As an ATT user, I am very excited by the prospect that maybe…just maybe I can somehow benefit by Verizon putting pressure on ATT pricing plans.
Fun times ahead.