1. ghostface147's Avatar
    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.
    There are statements from the head cheese at Big Red that Verizon is ready for the iPhone network and he has personally asked Jobs for it:

    Verizon CEO confirms he's told Apple he wants the iPhone, won't say if he's getting it -- Engadget

    I am quite sure that their network would be strained under heavy iPhone use.

    My question is, why are people doubting that Big Red would ever get it? Maybe not this year (I suspect 2012), but most certainly they will. They are moving to an international LTE standard that can handle data at the same time as voice, although voice will still use CDMA in the meantime until full LTE is implemented.
    07-22-2010 05:53 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    If VZW does get it (or T-Mobile, or any other carrier), it will be really interesting to see what happens to those networks. AT&T has gotten slammed, in part because of the iPhone. The huge popularity of the phone has caused overloading on their network in many places (fortunately, the Phoenix metro area does not seem to be adversely affected)... but I wonder how VZW would have handled the stress and demand on their network had they had a 4 year exclusive deal for the iPhone. It's food for thought...
    07-22-2010 06:33 PM
  3. Libuff's Avatar
    Wired's latest article on the subject of AT&T vs Apple mentioned that Qualcomm was developing a dual technology radio that would work on CDMA & GSM

    From Wired
    And last year, Qualcomm began working with Apple on a chip that could allow the iPhone to operate on both the AT&T and Verizon networks
    If that were true, that would be sweet! to be honest, at&T would be pretty sweet with a ton less people on it... but thats my opinion.
    07-22-2010 07:39 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Wired's latest article on the subject of AT&T vs Apple mentioned that Qualcomm was developing a dual technology radio that would work on CDMA & GSM

    From Wired


    If that were true, that would be sweet! to be honest, at&T would be pretty sweet with a ton less people on it... but thats my opinion.
    That would have been great news about 3-4 years ago, but with VZW committed to and working on LTE, the Qualcomm dual tech radio seems to be a bit late to the party.
    07-22-2010 08:04 PM
  5. zeteo#IM's Avatar
    Personally I doubt Verizon will get it next. Many of the blogs are saying T-Mobile. I tend to agree with that. Verizon has been bad mouthing the iPhone, I don't think SJ will let that pass!
    07-23-2010 10:42 AM
  6. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I heard AT&T and VzW are merging and canceling the iPhone all together!? ;-)
    07-23-2010 02:53 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I heard AT&T and VzW are merging and canceling the iPhone all together!? ;-)
    Naw... that rumor was started by a T-Mo employee - you can't believe anything they say.
    07-23-2010 04:25 PM
  8. l1ghtn1ng's Avatar
    Haha I didn't believe the guy nor do I think it's coming to Verizon in January. I just thought it was interesting that he would randomly say that then STOP trying to sell her an android phone when she said nothing about an iPhone in the first place.
    07-23-2010 07:44 PM
  9. Cleveland's Avatar
    Just like a big wig at sprint told my buddy they were getting the iPhone in sept ... Ummmm just take your Evo that prints money hahaha and hush with the iPhone rumors ... That's the single biggest reason I'm not on crackberry that much ... Too much freaking drama lol and trolls lol
    07-23-2010 10:50 PM
  10. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    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.
    A bum on the street offered me a palm reading and told me the same thing.
    07-24-2010 10:43 AM
  11. Raptor007's Avatar
    I wouldn't expect Verizon to get it until they have LTE significantly rolled out, otherwise why would Apple want to?
    07-24-2010 10:50 PM
  12. JustinSaneV2's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure no one but Verizon/Apple executives know if and when AT&T is going to lose exclusivity.
    07-30-2010 03:04 AM
  13. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Agreed, Verizon employees will be the last to know. They will find out 2/3 days before release about the iPhone; if it ever comes. When the iPhone 2g came out, we weren't trained on anything till 2 days before the release. Didn't even know it was coming. And on top of that, we had to sign confidentiality agreements and could fired AND sued by AT&T & Apple if we talked or posted ANYTHING before then.
    07-30-2010 08:38 AM
  14. kmiahali's Avatar
    nothing solid yet, but I'm hoping it is also goes to Sprint, now that would be great!
    07-30-2010 03:06 PM
  15. JustinSaneV2's Avatar
    nothing solid yet, but I'm hoping it is also goes to Sprint, now that would be great!
    A 4G iPhone would be fantastic!
    07-30-2010 06:49 PM
  16. killthelights32's Avatar
    I could've sworn that Apple was going to start its own cell company, aptly called iCell, and together iCell and iPhone would take over the world and all other phones and companies would burn.
    07-31-2010 09:40 PM
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