ChangeWave on Thursday released the results of a survey of 4,050 U.S. wireless customers, conducted just before this week’s announcement that the iPhone 4 will arrive on Verizon’s network Feb. 10. The survey indicates more customers want to leave AT&T than in any other poll dating back to June of 2009.Of those surveyed who are AT&T customers, 16 percent said they would switch to Verizon if the competing carrier began offering the iPhone. And even without the iPhone factored in, 15 percent of AT&T customers said they would switch wireless providers in the next 90 days.
Solely among iPhone owners, an even higher number — 26 percent — said they planned to switch to Verizon to have the iPhone on the rival network.
By comparison, only 4 percent of Verizon Wireless customers said they planned to leave their carrier in the next three months. That was the best in the industry, beating the 10 percent who plan to leave Sprint, and 15 percent who want to ditch T-Mobile.
Of the customers who said they are likely to switch from AT&T, 42 percent said they planned to leave because of poor reception or coverage. Another 27 percent said the reason for their departure would be dropped calls. Just 17 percent said their main concern was the cost of AT&T’s service.
I will be one of them, how about you? Leave me a comment below with your thought on the iPhone and AT&T coverage (my main reason for leaving).