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Apple Verizon iPhone?

Discussion in 'Computers, Smartphones & Tablets' started by Darth-gamer, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Darth-gamer

    Darth-gamer Open Water Diver. Blub Blub. Premium Member

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    Verizon iPhone 4G is official! 2/11/2010, $199/299, 16GB/32GB.

    So in case you haven't heard, soon Verizon will have the iPhone. I have wanted the iPhone since day 1, but I didn't want to switch to AT&T. The problem is, every day I search for Verizon iPhone news and they STILL won't release the release date. What do you guys think? Do you think that it will release early next year like some analysts are predicting? This year? Mid-next year?
     
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    shortcut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    can you link to an article where it is official and not rumors?
     
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    It is not "official". But it's pretty much accepted as a forgone conclusion rather than rumor.
     
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    shortcut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    seems like only a pipe dream to me
     
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    yup, might only daydreaming.
     
  8. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I'd like for that to happen since I am still on Verizon but I'm only giving them until the spring to formally announce something or I'm switching to AT&T.

    I'm sick of my brother and his girlfriend having iPhone 4s when I am sitting here with my clunky touch phone.
     
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    My phone has a battery life of just shy of 1 day, and it's only a few months old. That is not good. :(
     
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    i have a sony ericcson. my phone is the worst!
     
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    Wall Street Journal saying Verizon will get it in early 2011

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703735804575536191649347572.html

    I hope it goes to verizon, I want lower prices on my iphone...if I dont see lower prices on data and text (which is BS to begin with no ****ing reason for text and data to be separate) I'll be moving to Android by end of 2011 (when my contract will end)....at the moment I use Text Now + Google voice for my texting option and would assume to have one number instead of a number for calling and a number for texting.
     
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    verizon smart phone prices aren't much cheaper than at&t, so i don't see them lowering prices once they get the iphone. they know people will get plans whatever the price is because they finally have the iphone.
     
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    But if two companies have it, competition is more likely to drive down prices...if verizon wants more customers they'll try and put out a lower price
     
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    if people are going to buy it regardless, there is no need to lower prices.
     
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    Competition breeds better shopping conditions for customers, just simple economics...overall the prices will have to be lowered somewhat by att to at least match Verizon.
     
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    I agree people will buy it regardless, but I would think maybe AT&T will lower there's to help maybe encourage people to come to AT&T instead of verizon.
     
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    AT&T is a nice alternative for sure.
     
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    they are already matched. all the big ones are essentially the same if not THE same
     
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    Does verizon make customers buy data and text plans separately? The iPhone is as far as I know the only phone that has its own special plan with ATT, but that could have changed now

    ATT is going to want to keep customers, and Verizon is going to want to steal customers, prices will get lower, not by a huge amount, but the rates and deals will be better
     
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    Well folks, it looks like the time has come. The Verizion iPhone will be announced this coming Tuesday and released Feb. 3rd. Yippie. :D

    (Google it for about 1000 sources)
     
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    I was considering getting an iPhone weekend when I read about the Verizon announcement. I think I'll just wait.
     
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    if i ever get off at&t i might get an iphone now
     
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    Tweets about the event tomorrow (the announcement) have been sent using an iPhone...hmm...:)
     
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    because there are no iphones currently able to send tweets?
     
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    There I fixed it. =)
     
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    Actually, believe it or not, that is the OLD news. :p

    Some are saying late Jan. now:

    http://mashable.com/2011/01/09/verizon-iphon/

    And there you have it:

    "Late in 2010 we started offering the iPad... today, we are extremely gratified to announce that the iPhone 4 will be available early next month."


    Straight from Verizon COO Lowell Macadam. Early next month. F yeah!
     
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    Now it's new news... preorder February 3rd, available February 10th

    Free tethering... hopefully AT&T gets on board with that.
     
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    I'm even ready to pay full retail to upgrade early. Oh well. :D
     
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    My girlfriend was almost on board to switch to AT&T (We are on a family plan for Verizon and she gets a 20% discount through her job) just to get iPhones and now she is completely on board. Her 2 year plan just finished and she is excited to get a 2 iPhone family plan going and not having to leave Verizon.

    :D
     
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