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AT&T’s iPhone monopoly ended this morning, as its top rival, Verizon Wireless, rolled out its version of the iPhone 4 to new customers, AJC reporter Margaret Newkirk writes.

Some observers predict carnage for Atlanta’s AT&T Mobility, as Verizon targets the most talked about problem for AT&T’s iPhone users — dropped calls, Newkirk reports.

A Deloitte survey in the fall found 50 percent of Apple’s AT&T users would switch if they could.

Others say not so fast. Verizon has yet to show it can deliver, given the uniquely high levels of demand iPhone customers bring to wireless networks, Atlanta telecommunications analyst Jeff Kagan told Newkirk.

“They’ve  never had a single launch of an iPhone,” Kagan said.

That is until now.

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