Apple’s iPhone has been heralded by many as being the best smartphone to ever hit the market. It was also ridiculed by nearly everyone because it ran on AT&T, who has been having trouble keeping up with the traffic demands that millions of Americans are causing due to all the cute cat videos they’re watching on the go. A little over a month ago, after much speculation, Apple announced that the iPhone would finally be coming to Verizon. Tests show that while AT&T’s network may be faster, in some cases up to twice as fast, it didn’t really matter since Verizon was able to provide coverage nearly everywhere. That’s important, because a smartphone that can’t access the internet, make phone calls, or send text messages, is nothing more than an overly priced mobile gaming system.
So now the question is how many people are using a Verizon iPhone versus one on AT&T? Mobile analytics company Chitika has a website that’s refreshed every hour to show you the exact mix of traffic that each respective Jesus Phone is getting across the websites that use their service. As of right now a little over 9% of all iPhones are using Verizon’s network, but earlier screengrabs from Mac Rumors and The Boy Genius Report show the Verizon iPhone hitting as much as 12.4% share. In other words, for every 8 iPhones you see on the street, 1 of them is on the big red’s network.
It’s difficult to speculate as to how many AT&T customers switched to Verizon or how many customers are new to the iPhone itself, but it’s telling that in just a little over 30 days people have voted with their wallets and decided that they’re OK with paying a higher monthly bill, so long as they get something that actually works. We’re curious: Are you a Verizon iPhone user, how have you been getting along with your device?