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Verizon iPhone 4 - visual voicemail and assisted GPS?
Does anyone know if the Verizon iPhone 4 will have "built-in" (like current iPhone 4 for AT&T) visual voicemail and assisted GPS will not have any additional cost/charges per month? I'm hoping that Verizon won't charge for their version visual voicemail and VZW navigator...
Last edited by nikemandpt; 01-19-2011 at 12:58 AM. Reason: forgot additional wording
- 01-19-2011, 05:27 AM #2
- 01-19-2011, 06:17 AM #3
- 01-19-2011, 08:19 AM #4
Visual Voice Mail is in the same boat... however, something is going to change with voicemail for certain, as the Verizon "getting ready guide" says:
Review all of your existing voice mail
Upon activating your iPhone device, a new voice mailbox will be created. Your existing voice mailbox will be deleted and all messages erased. Click here for more details and step-by-step instructions on how to “Save A Copy” of your important voice mail messages and greetings.
- 01-19-2011, 08:26 AM #5
- 01-19-2011, 08:53 AM #6
I would assume they are not going to charge extra for visual voice mail since they delete any other voice mail box and create a new one by default for the iPhone. For GPS if you get VZ Nav from the app store you will probably get charged like if you get AT&T Nav but not if you use Google Maps or another GPS app from the app store (except for the cost of the app).
- 01-19-2011, 09:15 AM #7
Since apple's visual voicemail is a proprietary standard and a "Feature" of the iPhone, I would suspect that it will be offered at no additional charge. You will have the option of downloading Verizon's bloatware however GPS will function the same as it does on it's GSM sister, in fact aside from the radios and antennas being different everything else about the device will be the same. So if you are an at&t user, all of your standard apps will sync right over "minus some carrier specific apps."
- 01-19-2011, 07:54 PM #8
The aGPS issue is significant. I currently have a Verizon Palm Pre Plus, and I can tell you they have crippled the aGPS for that phone. It only works with their navigator. Many threads on Pre Central about that. So, although there are many pre apps that take advantage of GPS, they work terribly or not at all because of the loss of aGPS. I hope that Verizon does not do the same thing with iPhone. Can't imagine they will, or the complaints will be huge.
- 01-19-2011, 11:03 PM #9
- 01-19-2011, 11:07 PM #10
- 01-21-2011, 06:58 PM #11
- 01-21-2011, 09:59 PM #12
- iPhone Nanite
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Verizon WILL CHARGE for Visual Voicemail
I confirmed with a Verizon Wireless customer service representative the following info re: the iPhone 4:
1) Visual voicemail will cost an additional $2.99 per month
2) Mobile hotspot to tether up to 5 devices will cost additional $20 (for 2GB)
3) Must sign up for a 2-year Nationwide Calling Plan (if not on one already)
4) Unlimited data plan remains at $30 per month
- 02-01-2011, 05:32 AM #14
- 02-01-2011, 05:38 AM #15
- 02-01-2011, 06:56 AM #16
- 02-01-2011, 07:12 AM #17
When I had my bb nightmare I mean storm series I used youmail all the time, to avoid the $3 bs charge and it was cool you could actually download the vm's if you wanted as mp3's and save them... pretty cool I do have some funny ones over that time lol
- 02-01-2011, 07:21 AM #18
- 02-01-2011, 09:44 AM #19
- 02-01-2011, 09:50 AM #20
That being said, with all the confusion (Full retail can preorder, then they can't, then they can again; pre-orders ship to arrive on 2/10, pre-orders don't ship until the 10th to arrive on the 11th) - I am beginning to wonder if there is ANY official stance on ANYTHING at this point.
- 02-01-2011, 04:55 PM #21
- 02-01-2011, 05:39 PM #22
- 02-01-2011, 07:18 PM #23
Yeah, personally, I don't care either way. They charge for it? I just don't use it. I VERY rarely get a voicemail anymore, anyway. Most people that call either realize I will see that I missed their call, text me "Hey, I just called. Call me when you can talk" or send me a message on FB, knowing I'll get a notification.