Verizon Imposing Vacation Blackouts September 21-30 in Line with iPhone Launch Claims

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TechCrunch reports that it has received word from a Verizon employee that the carrier is imposing a company-wide vacation blackout from September 21 through the end of the month, a timeframe in line with the rumored September 21 launch for the next-generation iPhone in the United States. Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhone with a media event on September 12.
A trusted Verizon employee has just confirmed to TechCrunch that the carrier is having an all-staff vacation blackout from the dates of Friday, September 21 to the following Friday, September 30. You know what that means, right?
Similar blackouts have been instituted around the launch of previous iPhone models and other high-profile Apple products, although these blackouts are sometimes subject to change or extension depending on Apple's exact plans.

Article Link: Verizon Imposing Vacation Blackouts September 21-30 in Line with iPhone Launch Claims
 

carrako

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just sold my 4s today... now with a Go phone for 4 weeks... Going to be a lonnggg 4 weeks
 

dewski

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do you think the carriers actually have info?

i think they just listen to rumors as well.

I work at best buy and no one from our mobile department knows anything until apple says so.
 

Peace

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do you think the carriers actually have info?

i think they just listen to rumors as well.

I work at best buy and no one from our mobile department knows anything until apple says so.
I'm sure the higher ups at Apple have informed the higher ups at Verizon et. al. and then it trickles down.
 

iMcLovin

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When will we see more information on iMac release dates... They should b around the same dates I hope?!?
 

Rocketman

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I recently updated a set of devices to the shared plan, which reduced my minimum monthly cost and eliminated billing surprises. I wonder if a sudden rage of 4G devices being added to plans will cause a spate of surprise billings on essentially all plans as LTE facilitates higher speed downloads.

Let's raise this to a prediction.

Rocketman
 

chrmjenkins

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I think that confirms the usual announcement plus launch 9 days later on a Friday type scheduling.
 

Allenbf

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Sweet. Now I can swap my kid's upgrade to my line, and give her my 4s. One month and counting!

Share Everything plan, here I come. Please don't be a turd.
 

markm929

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Sept 30 is a Sunday not a Friday as the article states.....Simple Math 30-21 = 9 that is more than a week....ugh!!!
 

bacaramac

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just sold my 4s today... now with a Go phone for 4 weeks... Going to be a lonnggg 4 weeks
Thankfully I have a 3gs to use until my new one gets here. Although I am not sure how I ever thought the 3gs was actually a fast phone. So slow compared to my 4s.
 
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