Verizon iPhone Slower But More Reliable than ATT, Sells Out in Two Hours

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It came. It saw. It sold out in two hours. Verizon’s newly acquired iPhone 4 became available for pre-order, just days ago on February 3 at 3 a.m. and if you hadn’t secured yours by 5 a.m., you were sorely out of luck. That’s right. The crazed, Apple cellular device helped Verizon Wireless break its first day sales record. But after all, didn’t we expect such?

“This was an exciting day,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. “In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history.”

While no specific order numbers have been released, Verizon execs feel that the carrier will move 13 million units within the first year of availability. All in a hard years’ work, right? But since the phone has made its way out there, available to tech gurus (not available to the public yet, just pre-order), just how does it stack up to its competition, AT&T’s version?

The answers came somewhat as expected. Overall, the speed is a bit lacking in comparison to AT&T’s, but the unanimous consensus is that it is much more reliable, virtually having no dropped calls. I think I could live with a little drag, knowing that my coverage is of higher quality. You?

While the iPhone 4 has yet to resume its place atop the majority of “best cell phone” lists, there is no doubt that it will fly off the shelves as soon as Verizon is able to stock and restock and stock again. Then leading to escalating competition outside of and even within the Apple company and between the two offered carriers. I don’t know about you, but I’m waiting for that cell phone that can cook my breakfast. It’s coming.

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