At 02 Sep 2008 01:25:30 -0700 4phun wrote:
> Leaked Document Shows Verizon's Anti-iPhone Propaganda
> gizmodo.com — Verizon's tactics to combat the Jesusphone 3G now
> include briefing its employees about the iPhone's failings, so they
> can answer customer questions about why it doesn't carry the device.
Yep, pretty standard sales info. A zillion years ago when I owned a
Cingular dealership, we'd get similar propaganda whenever the competition
launched a new product or sefvice we didn't offer.
> Let's do our own math. Looking at the picture/ad/poster that Verizon
> has issued; AT&T's Data is $30
> Verizon's Data is $40.
> Assuming each would be for a 2 year contract, that would cost you $720
> for Cingular and $960 for Verizon. Remember, this is only for data at
> 3G/EVDO levels.
Again, read the propaganda- VZW is suggesting their $40 data is preferable
because it includes unlimited text/MMS messaging and turn-by-turn spoken
navigation software for just $10 more- unlimited texting on AT&T is $20
> Now, add voice, at Unlimited Minutes.
> AT&T's voice is $100, adding up to $2400 + $720 in data = $3120, and
> Verizon's voice is $139, adding up to $3336+$960 in data = $4296.
Verizon's voice is $99, just like AT&T- $139 includes unlimited data and
messaging (essentially just the $99 voice plan plus the $40 data/txt/nav
plan discussed above.
> Let's add the iPhone to AT&T's plan, which would be $3319, and a
> similar $199 phone to Verizon; $4495. It's a difference of $1375.
> Which is fairly large.
Except you're off by $40/month or $960.