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Verizon iPhone?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by barryb, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 #1 of 215
    barryb

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    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/07/wall-street-journal-verizon-to-announce-iphone-on-tuesday/


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    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/07/verizon-iphone-everything-you-need-to-know/
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 #2 of 215
    The Merg

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    Well, now that engadget says its coming, I'll believe it... :lol:

    - Merg
     
  3. Jan 8, 2011 #3 of 215
    barryb

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    Exactly! :lol:
     
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    TBlazer07

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    WSJ has said it at least 20 times over the last 3 or 4 years. Eventually they will have to be right. Looks like this will be the time. Can't wait for all the "millions" to leave AT&T for VZ. That should clean up the congestion quite a bit. Go people .... leave. :)
     
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    Nick

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    Precisely! :rolleyes:
     
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    BubblePuppy

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    Maybe now AT&T will get some decent/cutting edge Android phones.
     
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    wingrider01

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    as my grandpappy used to say

    Sometimes even a blind dog finds a bone
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    :)

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    wingrider01

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    thing is - have never seen steve jobs give up the spotlight to anyone...

    add to the fact that unless something changed that did not make the news - Apple/ATT is still got a five year agreement - which ends in 2012

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/10/...tandt-signed-five-year-iphone-exclusivity-de/

    Personally sick of the arguement, just wish that it would happen for just the amusment factor
     
  11. Jan 8, 2011 #11 of 215
    Greg Alsobrook

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    I agree that it is odd that Jobs would give up the spotlight... but I wouldn't be surprised if he's there (and makes an appearance on stage). I'm sure there are reasons behind it.

    Oh yeah... And here's another clue....
     

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    barryb

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    I'm quite sure this time will be "it".

    I plan on staying with my current (cough) provider. I'm just happy to see this coming to light as I know a bunch of Verizon friends who will love to have an iPhone as well.
     
  13. Jan 8, 2011 #13 of 215
    Grentz

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    Here is my problem:

    ATT (Current)
    2 Lines
    $59.99 for 550 min + Unlimited Mobile 2 Mobile + Rollover
    $15 for 200mb Data on one line

    Verizon
    $69.99 for 700min
    $15 for 150mb Data on one line


    Less for more considering I use a lot of M2M minutes. If it wasnt for the price difference and VZW did in fact get the iP4 I might give them a try just for kicks.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2011 #14 of 215
    HDJulie

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    Mobile to Mobile is just to other AT&T customers, though. For me, all of my family is on AT&T so that saves me a bunch of minutes.

    I'll be curious to see how Apple will advertise the Verizon iPhone. If it is only for the CDMA network, then it can't do voice & data at the same time so their multi-tasking commercials won't pertain to the Verizon version. I'll also be curious to see if the Verizon phone has a fixed antenna; whether it has anything that the current iPhone does not have; & how Apple will handle the yearly update.
     
  15. Jan 9, 2011 #15 of 215
    dpeters11

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    Think of it this way, he announces new versions, not launches on carriers. The CDMA phone isn't a new version. It's iPhone 4 with CDMA and a few tweaks.
     
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    wingrider01

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    I have 5 lines on a 700 minute Unity plan, while no longer availabel it takes "mobile to mobile" a light year forward, we can call any ATT based phone - cellular or landline for no minutes usage. Since I am in a ATT dominent location I normally roll over about 640 minutes a month since 99 percent of my calls end up to a ATT owned phone number.

    Also verizon does not have roll over last time I looked.

    As far as the commericials go they just have to add a little 2 point text to the screen that states if you use verizon the phones abilities will be limited:lol:
     
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    wingrider01

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    think of it this way - he is a control freak - anything that he owns he controls and wants to be in the center spotlight.
     
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    BubblePuppy

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    That is why I will stay with AT&T.... along with being grandfathered in the unlimited data plan. :)
     
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    machavez00

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    ATT is not an option for me as all my family is with VZW. I'm also a Mac owner, so this will make things a lot easier for me. Getting stuff on my Dare is a PITA!
     
  20. Jan 9, 2011 #20 of 215
    dpeters11

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    Sure he is. But when any other carrier starts selling the iPhone, he's not involved. That's all this really is. He may be there, but this is still a Verizon event and it is iPhone. Steve will do next month's announcement.
     

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