Verizon iPhone... Employee said it's coming
This isn't any big news sorry if it's wasting time. But I recently went with a friend to a Verizon store in Southern California. She went in because her current phone (enV 3) was acting up.
While we were there the guy noticed my friend could get an upgrade and was trying to push a Droid on her. She said she was fine with her phone and the Droid just wasn't her thing, the employee then said that the regional manager was in the store the other day and told him the iPhone is coming out in January so if she didn't like a Droid she could wait til then.
Now she never said she wanted an iPhone or said anything about switching to AT&T the employee just randomly told us that. Even though this news isn't from a reliable source I thought it was interesting and wanted to share.
- 07-21-2010, 11:23 PM #2
- 07-22-2010, 12:14 AM #3
Ha, this bring back memories from Crackberry.com. I will believe the rumors when I see a leaked prototype or some solid documentation. Thus far, the rumors keep coming from the same source who is an analyst. He has speculated several times and has been wrong each time. We'll see in January I guess.
- 07-22-2010, 12:25 AM #4iPhone Genius
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I can't see it happening... and there's a story on Twitter and TiPb front page that says Apple is negotiating with T-Mobile to bring the iPhone to them. T-Mobile has a lot going for it... it's GSM (despite different 3G frequency - and who's to say that the 1700mHz frequency isn't already in the current iPhone4?), it is owned by Deutsch Telekomm which already offers the iPhone in several countries...
Verizon stores are always bagging on the iPhone, pushing their current selection of android devices...
I don't have any specific knowledge of any future deals, but my money is on VZW NOT seeing the iPhone anytime soon. #justsaying iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
- 07-22-2010, 12:39 AM #5
- 07-22-2010, 01:07 AM #6
A low level employee like a regional manager thinks he has inside knowledge? Muahahahahahaha. Hell when the original iPhone came out, most of AT&T's top brass had never seen it. Even some top Apple brass was out of the loop.
- 07-22-2010, 01:56 AM #7
I'd have to agree. Some regional manager for VZW has no clue what's going on with regards to information such as this.
On a brighter note I heard Boost Mobile is getting the iPhone next month?!?! lol
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- 07-22-2010, 07:09 AM #8
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- 07-22-2010, 10:31 AM #11
Blah blah blah...we'll see. The more this rumor (and I mean, complete RUMOR) pops up, the less I'm inclined to believe it. Sometimes people will a story because they want it to happen. I am not what you'd call an AT&T fan, but although Verizon's voice network is second to none in the US, I want my simultaneous voice and data, and CDMA2000 doesn't allow it. If LTE would allow it, I'd consider a purchase of said handset in 2013 or 2014, once the network is given time to spread and deploy.
- 07-22-2010, 10:58 AM #12
- 07-22-2010, 11:08 AM #13
Also ummm, its been like 4 years, ain't going to VZW anytime soon.
- 07-22-2010, 11:17 AM #14
P.S. Ever hear of grammer? No offense.
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- 07-22-2010, 04:27 PM #24
I highly doubt VZW will get the iPhone. They are so far up a creek with Android. I just cannot see them also getting iPhone. I remember reading a while back that VZW was content with not having it as they were focusing more on their droid phones.
- 07-22-2010, 04:48 PM #25