1. l1ghtn1ng'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.
    07-22-2010 12:19 AM
  2. iVenom's Avatar
    so.....is she gonna get one?
    07-22-2010 12:23 AM
  3. markhunsaker's Avatar
    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 01:14 AM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    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
    07-22-2010 01:25 AM
  5. sting7k'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.
    Oh sales people, they sure will say anything.
    07-22-2010 01:39 AM
  6. ghostface147's Avatar
    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 02:07 AM
  7. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    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
    07-22-2010 02:56 AM
  8. rotchcrocket04's Avatar
    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.
    I've got to agree with you 100% here.

    On a brighter note I heard Boost Mobile is getting the iPhone next month?!?! lol
    lulz
    07-22-2010 08:09 AM
  9. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Wait. iPhone on Verizon? Why hasn't someone thought of this already.
    07-22-2010 10:59 AM
  10. mpaquette's Avatar
    My neighbor who once met a guy that was married to someone who once had dinner with a janitor at a Verizon store told me the iPhone wasn't going to be available on Verizon until 2020.
    07-22-2010 11:30 AM
  11. impaler's Avatar
    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 11:31 AM
  12. AZMerf's Avatar
    AT&T giving away free MicroCells to keep customers. I think that is the biggest indication yet that AT&T will not be the exclusive seller much longer.
    07-22-2010 11:58 AM
  13. touchyphone's Avatar
    AT&T giving away free MicroCells to keep customers. I think that is the biggest indication yet that AT&T will not be the exclusive seller much longer.
    LOL thats you reason as to why it won't be exclusive? Micro Cells? Um guy, they offer those to off load the bandwidth on the network, no offense, but dumbest link I ever heard to "exclusivity" rumors, no offense but Micro Cells have no indication....

    Also ummm, its been like 4 years, ain't going to VZW anytime soon.
    07-22-2010 12:08 PM
  14. AZMerf's Avatar
    LOL thats you reason as to why it won't be exclusive? Micro Cells? Um guy, they offer those to off load the bandwidth on the network, no offense, but dumbest link I ever heard to "exclusivity" rumors, no offense but Micro Cells have no indication....

    Also ummm, its been like 4 years, ain't going to VZW anytime soon.
    No offense, but D'uh! I know what a MicroCell does. But what is AT&T biggest problem? Poor reception. I didn't get reception this good at home even with Verizon. Why would they be giving away something they were charging $150 for free. No offense, but yours and mine are just two of millions of opinions. No offense.

    P.S. Ever hear of grammer? No offense.
    Last edited by AZMerf; 07-22-2010 at 12:21 PM.
    07-22-2010 12:17 PM
  15. ghostface147's Avatar
    P.S. Ever hear of grammer? No offense.
    You can't criticize someone who doesn't use proper grammar if you can't spell the word yourself. Try again.
    07-22-2010 12:18 PM
  16. AZMerf's Avatar
    You can't criticize someone who doesn't use proper grammar if you can't spell the word yourself. Try again.
    I know. It was a joke. I forgot the little smiley face.
    07-22-2010 12:21 PM
  17. touchyphone's Avatar
    No offense, but D'uh! I know what a MicroCell does. But what is AT&T biggest problem? Poor reception. I didn't get reception this good at home even with Verizon. Why would they be giving away something they were charging $150 for free. No offense, but yours and mine are just two of millions of opinions. No offense.

    P.S. Ever hear of grammer? No offense.
    I've heard of grammar, but i tend not to use on the interwebs....and yes, the idea of Microcells is simply dumb man, now I mean to offend. I was getting offered Microcells for free for 1year now, has nothing to do with their exclusivity, maybe had you said them raising the ETF is a good sign, but your microcell theory is truly retarded..OH please check my grammar again, thanks

    You can't criticize someone who doesn't use proper grammar if you can't spell the word yourself. Try again.
    Exactly, pot....meet kettle
    07-22-2010 12:23 PM
  18. touchyphone's Avatar
    I know. It was a joke. I forgot the little smiley face.
    No it wasn't a joke, you're trying to save face for reversing the douschey-ness, stop lying, you got burned can't cover up your crap grammar
    07-22-2010 12:24 PM
  19. ghostface147's Avatar
    I like the idea of femtocells/microcells. Three of the 4 major carriers in the US offer it. Why not use it if it's free?
    07-22-2010 12:34 PM
  20. thecarrot's Avatar
    Yeah haha I would not trust a single employee on that type of news. They obviously just saw that article and assumed it to be true
    07-22-2010 01:42 PM
  21. BLiNK's Avatar
    Wait. iPhone on Verizon? Why hasn't someone thought of this already.
    07-22-2010 01:54 PM
  22. touchyphone's Avatar
    I like the idea of femtocells/microcells. Three of the 4 major carriers in the US offer it. Why not use it if it's free?
    I would use it if I had no service at all in my home. But, I am on wifi at home, and we have a hardline too, if I didn't have those two things I'd have gotten an mcell long ago. We have one in our office at work, its a nice device to have!
    07-22-2010 02:04 PM
  23. swooshme's Avatar
    MetroPCS is going to be getting the iPhone too... No basis for making such a statement. But had a said a friend of a friend whose ex-girlfriends roommate told said so, it would hold water right?
    07-22-2010 03:43 PM
  24. ddot196'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.
    07-22-2010 05:27 PM
  25. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Reps will tell a person anything just to seem cool or try to get a sale.
    07-22-2010 05:48 PM
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