1. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    10-06-2010 10:29 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    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 10:37 PM
  3. Mindphaser's Avatar
    Verizon's data in my area is atrocious. Their coverage leaves a lot to be desired too.
    10-06-2010 11:00 PM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    Looks like the same story I saw in 2008 and 2009. I'll believe it when I see someone walking around with a Verizon iPhone.
    10-06-2010 11:06 PM
  5. Kyle Thomas's Avatar
    It is not here. Why the double post??

    ATT is a big flop in my area. Verizon is the only way to go. (Upper Midwest)
    Last edited by Kyle Thomas; 10-06-2010 at 11:13 PM.
    10-06-2010 11:10 PM
  6. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I don't think verizon will get it until LTE becomes more prevalent.
    10-06-2010 11:50 PM
  7. iquinn's Avatar
    OMG another VZW iPhone rumor. As others have said I will believe it when I see it, not that I would ever go to VZW.
    10-07-2010 12:09 AM
  8. SurfStoked's Avatar
    I'll believe it when I see it
    10-07-2010 12:35 AM
  9. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    I don't think verizon will get it until LTE becomes more prevalent.
    I agree. Why use something thats just starting out?

    Perhaps a LTE READY phone, but a full LTE phone wont hit stores till 2012.
    10-07-2010 01:25 AM
  10. deah12's Avatar
    Who cares If verizon gets it. There such a horrible company I'd never switch. They have been saying there getting it since the 2g I don't see it happening.
    10-07-2010 03:04 AM
  11. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Who cares If verizon gets it. There such a horrible company I'd never switch. They have been saying there getting it since the 2g I don't see it happening.
    Well this time the WSJ made the claim and they are not the type to just be posting rumors like others do. Almost all of the time they are legit. Sure they may have made claims before, but think about it. AT&T's contract is almost up. If Apple really wants to make it up to customers they would do anything to make things better. Plus the more networks it's on, the more money Apple makes from the sales of the phones, as well as the 30 percent of the paid apps. It's a win-win situation.

    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 03:17 AM
  12. lorin.bute's Avatar
    Let me just say this: if Verizon gets it, the iPhone's market share is gonna be sky rocketing. Say goodbye to all those market share comparisons with Android. This would be the most important move for Apple.
    10-07-2010 03:54 AM
  13. Slyfi's Avatar
    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 05:12 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    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 07:34 AM
  15. stkywik's Avatar
    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 07:43 AM
  16. macharborguy's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by macharborguy; 10-07-2010 at 09:30 AM.
    10-07-2010 09:26 AM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    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.
    very good point. maybe we can actually put the Ignore List feature to some good use
    10-07-2010 10:26 AM
  18. ghostface147's Avatar
    Either way, I won't be switching unless Verizon offers a cost saving. I am not interested in saving 5 dollars. If it's like 20 bucks, I'll lightly consider it.
    10-07-2010 10:48 AM
  19. liquidzoo's Avatar
    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.
    10-07-2010 11:23 AM
  20. hopper's Avatar
    Maybe it will be white. lol
    10-07-2010 11:25 AM
  21. ghostface147's Avatar
    Just remember that LTE is only for data. It does NOT do voice at this time. You will have to use CDMA for voice calls for the next few years.
    10-07-2010 12:17 PM
  22. liquidzoo's Avatar
    And Verizon's network (in its current state) will NOT allow voice and data simultaneously. I haven't seen anything that will state that LTE will allow this.
    10-07-2010 12:27 PM
  23. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    "which iPhone is better, AT&T or Verizon?"
    i see that happening if Apple went like the droid and have 50 million phone models with diferent looks and form factors as well as some with an older iOS and some with the new one.

    But this is Apple. So both phones will be the same, minus the cell chip.

    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.
    Well given Apple is an american compney and the iPhone always comes out first in the US, it will be smart to have it on a network thats based HERE IN THE US.




    Also, why would Apple go out-of-cycle to release a new iPhone? In the past they have done mid-year releases.
    Why not? No one says Apple MUST have it in June.

    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.
    oh sprint. Both use CDMA, and both would be logical.

    leaked documents have confirmed that Verizon's LTE data plan for smartphones will be $60/mo for capped data.
    Meaning unlimited or a set amount like 2GB?

    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.

    Maybe it will be white. lol
    That would match Verizion real well. Just need to add a touch of red.
    10-07-2010 01:47 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    Looks like the same story I saw in 2008 and 2009. I'll believe it when I see someone walking around with a Verizon iPhone.
    you forgot 2007 as well
    10-07-2010 01:53 PM
  25. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    It will be very hard to see who has the Verizon iPhone as Apple will not allow any other branding other then their own own their phones.
    10-07-2010 02:02 PM
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