1. Premium1's Avatar
    I disagree. Verizon would take whatever Apple offers them. They'd be fools not to.
    People said that when they passed on every iphone before the iphone 4 and they seemed to be doing pretty well without it. Not that many will switch to a carrier that in many areas is much worse service and connectivity wise.
    02-04-2012 12:59 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    People said that when they passed on every iphone before the iphone 4 and they seemed to be doing pretty well without it. Not that many will switch to a carrier that in many areas is much worse service and connectivity wise.
    Bullhockey. The iP4 was the first time ever Apple produced a CDMA compatible phone.... thus there's no way Verizon "passed" on every iPhone before. It's likely true that Verizon did indeed 'pass' on the original iPhone, so Apple made the deal with AT&T, who by the way had an exclusive deal, which shoots another hole on your theory that Verizon 'passed' on every one before the iP4.... smh...
    02-04-2012 01:09 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    Bullhockey. The iP4 was the first time ever Apple produced a CDMA compatible phone.... thus there's no way Verizon "passed" on every iPhone before. It's likely true that Verizon did indeed 'pass' on the original iPhone, so Apple made the deal with AT&T, who by the way had an exclusive deal, which shoots another hole on your theory that Verizon 'passed' on every one before the iP4.... smh...
    This I agree with. The initial phone is what they passed on. Everything else after that they could do nothing but eat crow.
    02-04-2012 01:13 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    This I agree with. The initial phone is what they passed on. Everything else after that they could do nothing but eat crow.
    All water under the bridge. Past is past. Look forward.

    Apple will make an LTE iPhone.

    Verizon will sell it. Only a matter of when. My guess - October of this year.

    What more does anyone need to know?
    02-04-2012 02:08 PM
  5. Wildo6882's Avatar
    As an avid Android and iOS fan, I'm just throwing my 2 cents in...

    LTE on Verizon is useless for anything but streaming, downloading, and talk/data at the same time. I've used it on a few phones, and it seriously provides little during average use. The difference among most things is negligible, at best.

    I think the next iPhone will have 4G/LTE. But I hope (and would assume) that Apple will have the battery straightened out, or it's useless. I generally left 3G on instead of 4G because the idle battery drain was pointless. If I was home and near a charger, that's a different story.

    Like I said, just my 2 cents.
    02-04-2012 11:20 PM
  6. Timhewitt's Avatar
    This I agree with. The initial phone is what they passed on. Everything else after that they could do nothing but eat crow.
    Verizon was not financially able to upgrade their network to handle the data requirement that Apple had for the first iPhone.

    AT&T was the only carrier capable of even handling the load.

    Verizon was given first shot at it and turned it down. AT&T got a great exclusivity deal from Apple as a result. Verizon kicked themselves for the next four years...
    02-05-2012 12:02 AM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    People said that when they passed on every iphone before the iphone 4 and they seemed to be doing pretty well without it. Not that many will switch to a carrier that in many areas is much worse service and connectivity wise.
    lmao...it's been said a few times already, but this was just humorous enough to repeat it...Verizon didn't pass on anything but the first generation iPhone...then they spent the next several years wishing they had made a different choice.
    02-05-2012 03:34 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    Verizon was not financially able to upgrade their network to handle the data requirement that Apple had for the first iPhone.

    AT&T was the only carrier capable of even handling the load.

    Verizon was given first shot at it and turned it down. AT&T got a great exclusivity deal from Apple as a result. Verizon kicked themselves for the next four years...
    That is not true at all. Verizon's network was and is still more capable of handling data since it was proven that android phones use more data and do not have the issues at&t's network had.
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    02-05-2012 04:53 PM
  9. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Verizon was not financially able to upgrade their network to handle the data requirement that Apple had for the first iPhone.

    AT&T was the only carrier capable of even handling the load.

    Verizon was given first shot at it and turned it down. AT&T got a great exclusivity deal from Apple as a result. Verizon kicked themselves for the next four years...
    Uh not true at all. VZ deciding not to make a deal with Apple had NOTHING to do with an inability to upgrade there network due to financials. Nor was it because of data issues, as VZ still to this day has a more robust network than ATT. That is fact.

    Also, VZ did not need a deal with APPLE to be strong, ATT did. VZW experienced zero ill effect's by not having the iPhone. The churn numbers prove that. So, I would say they were not kicking themselves for those four years...
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    02-05-2012 04:57 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    That is not true at all. Verizon's network was and is still more capable of handling data since it was proven that android phones use more data and do not have the issues at&t's network had.
    Verizon's LTE network has had it's share of issues and certainly isn't perfect. There were a number of LTE data outages reported from their customers, myself included after using their HTC Rezound for a short period of time. Not only was the speed not what it should have been even when I had a full signal but the data side was up and down. Whether or not either carrier handles LTE data better on the next iPhone remains to be seen. From what I have read AT&T's LTE network is doing just fine so far in it's current areas of service.


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    02-06-2012 07:12 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So all the people chiming in saying what the Verizon deal "wasn't" still haven't shed much light as to why they turned down the iPhone back in 2006/2007. If you're going to shoot down people's comments, at least have the legitimacy to post relevant facts that prove stuff wrong.

    The truth is, Verizon was more concerned about the iPhone itself if memory serves me correctly...mainly, Apples desire to keep sales, service and upgrades through themselves and give limited function to the carrier (primarily service providing and corporate store sales ONLY). Verizon wanted more control...so Apple went to Cingular because AT&T was just about to ink the deal and make the network incredibly large...spelling big $$$ signs for both companies, and they were willing to give Apple the control that appeased their wishes.

    Verizon was foolish, since nothing has really changed (as far as control goes) from the first iPhone...they lost out on a lot of revenue and broader customer base by being bull headed on the control issue.

    And personally, i think Verizon still wasn't sure that Apple was going to have success with the iPhone. Maybe a bit too much Microsoft prediction Kool-Aid in their diet at the time (since Gates thought the iPhone was going to be a flop).

    Did it hurt Verizon? Not really, outside of investors who would have made out like the AT&T guys did over the first few years. The customers loyal to Verizon got to experience a slew of pretty terrible phones, putting lots of dollars in Palms and other obsolete handsets now...and then building a core of Android fans all the same.

    And who really cares? They're all in the cash pool now.
    02-06-2012 08:14 AM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    They're all in the cash pool now.
    Except for T-Mobile, lol.


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    02-06-2012 08:43 AM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I honestly think Tmobile missed the train for a couple of reasons...one is their network, while large, i think the data usage would overwhelm them (See: Sprint), and i also think the merger talk last year kind of eliminated the push for it for redundancies sake.
    02-06-2012 08:59 AM
  14. grunt0300's Avatar
    Verizon's LTE network has had it's share of issues and certainly isn't perfect. There were a number of LTE data outages reported from their customers, myself included after using their HTC Rezound for a short period of time. Not only was the speed not what it should have been even when I had a full signal but the data side was up and down. Whether or not either carrier handles LTE data better on the next iPhone remains to be seen. From what I have read AT&T's LTE network is doing just fine so far in it's current areas of service.


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    Sweeeeet. I can't wait for LTE in my area. I've always been with AT&T, and it's worked for me.
    02-06-2012 09:35 AM
  15. Eileen89's Avatar
    Sweeeeet. I can't wait for LTE in my area. I've always been with AT&T, and it's worked for me.
    Just don't go getting an Android device or it won't!




    LOL, I kid, I kid.
    02-06-2012 02:29 PM
  16. grunt0300's Avatar
    Just don't go getting an Android device or it won't!




    LOL, I kid, I kid.
    HaHaHa. My iPhone4 served me well, and it's a good phone, but i'm over it. Next, is an HTC Vivid.
    02-06-2012 07:12 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    Verizon's LTE network has had it's share of issues and certainly isn't perfect. There were a number of LTE data outages reported from their customers, myself included after using their HTC Rezound for a short period of time. Not only was the speed not what it should have been even when I had a full signal but the data side was up and down. Whether or not either carrier handles LTE data better on the next iPhone remains to be seen. From what I have read AT&T's LTE network is doing just fine so far in it's current areas of service.


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    verizon's lte was working great when it was only in 5 markets too.....
    02-06-2012 10:31 PM
  18. Eileen89's Avatar
    verizon's lte was working great when it was only in 5 markets too.....
    That is why I say AT&T is doing just fine by taking their time with the roll out. Sometimes being the fastest to come out with the latest technology doesn't make you the best.


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    02-06-2012 10:50 PM
  19. redbeard's Avatar
    That is why I say AT&T is doing just fine by taking their time with the roll out. Sometimes being the fastest to come out with the latest technology doesn't make you the best.


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    I live in the middle of the LA basin, one of the largest and most populated areas on Earth, and I'm still waiting for AT$T to get 3G in many areas around here, It might be 2050 by the time they get 4G in most places.

    What AT$T will probably do is roll it out in a few big markets, and then advertise that they have "nationwide 4G", and milk it as long as they can. AT$T is not in business to provide good service, they are in business to make their shareholders as much money as possible in the short term.

    If I get the iPhone 5 it will be with Verizon or Sprint, the throttling thing is the last straw.
    02-06-2012 11:28 PM
  20. Adawg1203's Avatar
    verizon's lte was working great when it was only in 5 markets too.....
    What your failing to understand is the 4g network VZ is rolling out is new from the ground up. They are bound to experience some issues. With age it will be more stable just like there 3g network.
    02-07-2012 06:46 PM
  21. Adawg1203's Avatar
    That is why I say AT&T is doing just fine by taking their time with the roll out. Sometimes being the fastest to come out with the latest technology doesn't make you the best.


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    Taking there time? Well I guess if that's what you want to call it. They are in trouble and behind the 8-ball when it comes to the 4g arena. Not to mention the HUGE issue with Spectrum. This is exactly why they were trying to purchase T-mobile.....
    02-07-2012 06:52 PM
  22. Eileen89's Avatar
    Taking there time? Well I guess if that's what you want to call it. They are in trouble and behind the 8-ball when it comes to the 4g arena. Not to mention the HUGE issue with Spectrum. This is exactly why they were trying to purchase T-mobile.....
    As long as they get their LTE network up in Philly before the new iPhone comes out I'll be happy.


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    02-07-2012 06:59 PM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol @ the idea that Verizon or Sprint run their companies (and in turn, control their services) any differently than AT&T.
    02-07-2012 08:18 PM
  24. belouisvuitton's Avatar
    let us looking forward to
    02-10-2012 02:06 PM
  25. Jeremy's Avatar
    I posted in this forum earlier and posted my opinion but here is fact - the phone will have LTE.
    02-13-2012 05:05 PM
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