Its finally here...Verizon iPhone 2011
- 10-06-2010, 09:37 PM #2
It's FINALLY here? When can I buy it? What are the price points? What are the plans? Oh wait, you linked to a RUMOR, just like the ones for the last few years.
When is it finally here? When Apple announces it. Until then, stop making misleading headlines.
- 10-06-2010, 10:00 PM #3
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- 10-07-2010, 02:17 AM #11
And Verizon is fine. We had them for a long time for home service before they turned the home service over to Fronteir. I even had them briefly for a pre paid cell phone service before going cricket, and now boost.
- 10-07-2010, 02:54 AM #12
- 10-07-2010, 04:12 AM #13
awww its like no one saw the headlines from the WSJ...
i don't think AT&T would renegotiate there 5 years of exclusivity (2012 end date) lightly. The iPhone has made them too much money for them to give it up with out Apple providing them with something along the lines of:
Apple- Here is the expected amount of money you would have made if we maintained the exclusivity
AT&T- ohh ok, yeah sure will take a ridiculous sum of money to allow you to sell to another provider in the U.S.
- 10-07-2010, 06:34 AM #14
My question is this...what are we going to do with the huge influx of ****** bag former android owners that come on here with their newly found iPhone's on Verizon, and in their over zealous desire to make the competitive arguments, the explosion of "which iPhone is better, AT&T or Verizon?"
It's coming...and if the posts about the android are any indication of the caliber of their owners...the iPhone board will become quite hostile, lol.
- 10-07-2010, 06:43 AM #15iMore Intermediate
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I don't understand why some people are so defensive about AT&T losing exclusivity. If Verizon does win a contract to sell the iPhone, its nothing but a win for us- the customers. It creates competition between carriers, which gives us better options than being stuck wtih what AT&T decides we should have.
I'm happy with AT&T so far, and it would take a lot for me to leave my unlimited data plan, but I would like to see some competition in the iPhone market.
- 10-07-2010, 08:26 AM #16
if Verizon does get the iPhone, I will pay to get out of my AT&T contract and switch over to Verizon immediately. Verizon's data rates in my area rank in the 1-4 Megabit range, usually 2 or more. With AT&T I am lucky if I can get 40 Kilobits per second.
I bought a Mifi specifically for the data, so a Verizon iPhone cannot come soon enough.
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- 10-07-2010, 09:26 AM #17
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- 10-07-2010, 10:23 AM #19
There is a LOT that the WSJ article overlooks in the assumption that a CDMA iPhone is coming to Verizon.
First: CDMA is not only used by VZW and Sprint. There are at least a dozen other countries that have CDMA cell carriers (China and some countries in South America being the top of the list) that I'm positive would jump at the chance to have an iPhone.
Second: Estimates predict that only 3 million CDMA iPhones could be produced by the mythical launch date. That's not enough to even be a drop in the bucket for Verizon's customer base; especially if you include those that would immediately switch to get one. You'd be looking at Wii-like shortages.
Third: Verizon's CEO specifically told (the WSJ, even) that there will not be a CDMA iPhone (on their network, at least) in 2009. The WSJ article was edited after-the-fact to state that it was "for sure" a Verizon phone, not just another CDMA carrier.
Fourth: As recently as last month, the Verizon CEO reiterated that a Verizon iPhone would not come in the near future.
Also, why would Apple go out-of-cycle to release a new iPhone? In the past they have done mid-year releases.
I'm not saying that it won't happen, and competition would be healthy. We've seen other countries recently get multiple carriers with the iPhone, so why not the USA? I agree that it makes sense, and that Verizon would be a logical choice.
Don't hold your breath for a cheaper option, though. I moved 3 phones (2 Verizon and 1 from Cox) to AT&T so my wife and I could get iPhones in July and it's still cheaper for a 3 phone plan than it was for 2 on Verizon. Here's an additional kicker: If the Verizon iPhone happens to run on their LTE network, leaked documents have confirmed that Verizon's LTE data plan for smartphones will be $60/mo for capped data.
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- 10-07-2010, 12:47 PM #23
But this is Apple. So both phones will be the same, minus the cell chip.
Add voice to that and your still looking at well over $100. I pay $60 for unlimited everything with my blackberry Boost mobile account. Plus I'm not on a contract.
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