There’s no official word that Apple will drop AT&T as the exclusive carrier for the iPhone but Verizon Wireless is getting ready to handle the iPhone just in case. Anyone with an iPhone has probably thrown out an unrepeatable flurry of expletives at both AT&T, for their sub-par service, and Apple, for making the iPhone an exclusive AT&T territory. Indeed, AT&T has often looked like an unsuspecting hillbilly lottery winner–excited for the lucrative opportunity but completely unprepared and clumsy when actually handling it.
Verizon is busy preparing with upgrades for the huge surge in network data and phone traffic that would ensue should iPhones become Verizon-ready. Verizon is already lauded for its quality service and recently took home the top spot in a Consumer Reports satisfaction survey. AT&T brought in last place. One more thing: we don’t know how Verizon’s 3G coverage stacks up against AT&T’s?
Do you welcome the opportunity for a Verizon iPhone experience?! [via BusinessWeek]