Research published uSamp (pdf warning) shows that the Verizon iPhone is a powerful enough draw to pull in more than 25% of AT&T’s users, and more than half of the Verizon Android and Blackberry users — and that’s only on day one.
While their sample size wasn’t huge (n=700) it did have some very curious numbers: 26% of AT&T users want to grab the Verizone iPhone on day one, 66% of Verizon Blackberry users, and 44% of their Android users likewise.
Why do people want to change over?
As at&t loses its monopoly on the iphone, its customers who plan to switch to Verizon have one clear-cut reason: dropped calls (48 percent). other factors cited: carrier coverage (25 percent), product features (22 percent) and other reasons (30 percent).
For switchers among Verizon’s current android and BlackBerry users, it’s all about the cool features: the interface (60 percent), web browser (58 percent), media (51 percent), memory (43 percent), and camera (41 percent).
Ouch, that’s got to sting.