iPhone Coming to Verizon

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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  2. alm99 macrumors 6502

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    I'll say it again. Direct from a Data Solutions Manager at VZW, someone I know personally, there WILL be a VZW iPhone late 2nd quarter or early 3rd quarter.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks, but I don't get my news from a network that reports on tweets. :rolleyes:
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    My pizza eating friend says Verizon won't be getting either, at least for a long, long time.
     
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  6. Oskee2001 macrumors regular

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    I really doubt this is true, but if anything, it sounds like it would be an iphone with CDMA/GSM capabilities, so you'd still have an iphone on at&t.
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    You know why I want the iPhone on Verizon? So we can stop seeing threads about it.
     
  8. phrint macrumors 6502

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    And so everyone will leave AT&T to free up the network only to complain that the iPhone sucks on Verizon too. Only an unlocked iPhone will give consumers the best way to pick their poison.
     
  9. Goomba415 macrumors newbie

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    You know why I want an iPhone on Verizon, so half of the iPhone AT&T users jump to Verizon and unclog AT&T's towers.
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Then we'll get threads about the iPhone going to Sprint.;)
     
  11. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    And threads about how awful the iPhone is on Verizon
     
  12. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    At least the topic would be FRESH. ;)
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Sprint has fan boys?
     
  14. thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

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    my question is will the new iphone also be released on at&t if it even comes out like rumored
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Sad, but most likely right on target.:(
     
  16. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I trust .aggie more then CNN when it comes to the iPhone.
     
  17. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Here is my opinion:

    One of the key features about the iPhone is it can do data and talk with AT&T. I can't see Apple limiting the phone by offering it on Verizon's network until it can support both talk and data.

    The tablet on Verizon, eh very possible I guess. Its not a phone also so it doesn't need data and talk. It doesn't matter to me as long as it has WiFi and i can still tether on my iPhone.

    But I could be wrong (although I would be very surprised at Apple's stupid decision.)
     
  18. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    That is only a key feature because AT&T tells you that it is in their commercial. I have to admit it, I have used it a couple times while waiting on hold to just browse the internet, but is this really a MUST HAVE feature? No.

    I'd trade away my ability to browse the web during a call to gain the ability to not drop calls while you have been on hold for 40 minutes and then have to do it all over again.
     
  19. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I have a friend of a friend of a girlfriend who works for Verizon and they say it ain't till 2015...:confused::confused::confused:


    Serious note, Verizon won't get the iPhone anytime soon.
     
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    I trust aggies pizza friend too.
    He has inside info just like that verizon manager:)
     
  22. schwell macrumors regular

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    If he really knows, he must not like his job.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    He doesn't know any more than you and me. He might act like he does cause that's what they told him to say when people ask for
    an iPhone on verizon and they consider going to AT&T for it.
     
  24. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I would not be at all surprised if the rumored tablet turns out to be EVDO- and HSDPA-compatible. That would explain the job postings about Apple looking to hire CDMA engineers without any need to posit an (IMO) unlikely Verizon iPhone.
     
  25. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Mmm, good point.

    Plus, it might not be too difficult for them, given the extra "room" inside of a larger device, to make EVDO support an easy engineering task on themselves by doing what the cellular-enabled notebooks do: offload the cellular chipset onto a Mini-PCIe card or something along those lines. That way there's only one mainboard design, and orders for either an EVDO or HSDPA model can be filled by simply changing which cellular card gets installed.

    -- Nathan
     

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