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Apple Considering iPhone for Verizon

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Apr 28, 2009, 8:22 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Apple "is conducting high-level discussions with Verizon Wireless to sell a version of the iPhone that would work on Verizon’s network," according to the New York Times. Talks heated up two weeks ago. The phone could be available next year. It is not clear if the first model would be CDMA or LTE, although sources say a CDMA version has not been ruled out. Company spokespeople declined to comment, but did not deny the talks. AT&T's exclusivity on the iPhone is rumored to expire next year.

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sammy4455

Apr 28, 2009, 1:08 PM

RUMOR

So this is all a fake rumor and not really verified by NY. Times....
No the Rumor is a phone with a slide-out QWERTY by LG. HAH HAH HAH
sammy4455 said:
So this is all a fake rumor and not really verified by NY. Times....


It's long been known that once AT&Ts exclusive is up, that Apple would be shopping around to other interested carriers.

I would...
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sammy4455 said:
So this is all a fake rumor and not really verified by NY. Times....


But hey, if enough people keep reporting it as a rumor, it eventually becomes reportable fact. Wink
The New York Times doesn't run rumors. They must have confirmed this info with at least one other source, or they have at least verified that their primary source is someone in a position to know.
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sprintisbetter

May 4, 2009, 10:35 AM

Iphone on Verizon vs Palm Pre on Sprint???? Who wins?

I say the Palm Pre.. Very Happy
Overmann

Apr 28, 2009, 9:10 AM

This wil be interesting...

Especially if the next iPhone finally supports the following features:

Picture/Video Messaging (!!!)
Stereo Bluetooth (It's the Apex of music player technology it should have this!)
Flash Player Lite (less important but really it should by now)

I sure hope Asurion Insurance will cover the Verizon iPhone. That's been a big gripe about AT&T's most expensive phones, that they aren't insurable.
All of AT&T's phones are insurable now. With the exception of the iphone of course.
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3.0 update this summer will add over 100 features.

The only feature I care about it the ability to multi-task, which the iphone doesn't do well at all right now.
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It is not Asurions decision on what phones are covered or not. The IPhone is insurred by..... drum roll please...... APPLE! Gee I wonder what is comperable to the IPhone if they are out of stock?
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sssb4life

Apr 29, 2009, 11:26 AM

NOOO WAY!! Sorry guys!

Sorry you guys but Not gonna happen- att has a contract with Apple for atleast 3 more years. this is just talk and rumors- att and Apple orginially signed a 5 year contract AND to my knowledge, they also just re-newed the contract for an additional 3 years soo SORRY guys, Not gonna happen for a loooooooooong time.
you are wrong you don't work for apple or att or verizon you really don't know what apple and verizon are up to they could make a different phone and sell it it doesnt have to be called the I-phone
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i guess now anything is possible....
theshyone1012003

Apr 28, 2009, 3:19 PM

Why Don't They Consider This For T-mobile?

If they offered this phone for tmo I would love love it. This phone is the best out there. Any responses appreitiated. Smile
theshyone1012003 said:
If they offered this phone for tmo I would love love it. This phone is the best out there. Any responses appreitiated. Smile

It may eventually find its way into every carriers hands. Once that agr...
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I though you could? (don't really konw) thought that was called jail braking or some fanglady I$hit. Though I'd love to see windows mobile under verizon iphone pressure BWAAAA. I'm a winodows mobile fan but would not mind reliable service to the ip...
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just go to craigslist and buy an unlocked iphone for $350 and use it, it works with $6 tzones fine.
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theshyone1012003

Apr 28, 2009, 4:17 PM

Why is IPhone not covered under insurance?

I think that real dumb! What is the reason for this it would be great if it was covered. Any comments appreitiated Very Happy
att and apple would loose money if they did cover it..its like if own a bently u cant just go into i.e. Allstate and ask for car insurance.. its just to expensive to make a claim on it..however u can cover it with renters insurance or home insurance.....
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ATTemployeeLLG

Apr 28, 2009, 9:31 AM

Oh no.

This sucks for at&t in a huge way. I see tons of people all the time come in to my store having verizon... nothing is wrong with their service, but they wan't the iphone. NOW, that they will have the iphone, who will ever need or want to switch? at&t better think of something, fast. Laughing
I agree there's going to be alot of people switching back.
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island-guy

Apr 28, 2009, 7:47 PM

Hmm...what about Microsoft's 'Pink'?

Microsoft is in talks with VZW to launch their iphone killer so this should be interesting.
Oh yeah, because Microsoft has Laughing

... launched... Laughing

such... Laughing quality products.... Laughing
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bluecoyote

Apr 28, 2009, 1:22 PM

Major loss for RIM, LG, and Samsung

Basically, any of the iPhone knockoffs Verizon has been schlepping to stem the tide of Verizon defectors is going to see a huge decrease in sales once VZW customers have access to the real thing.
I sure hope they sell insurance on the Verizon iphone. I have a lot of at&t customers really unhappy when their iphone hits the floor or is stolen and at&t won't cover it. I like the iphone but would never own one unless they made a replaceable batter...
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not a major loss at all if you think about it. Some businesses still wont support the iPhone leaving those people going for Blackberry while people not wanting to be forced to buy a data plan will just get an LG or Samsung. I sell phones and I sell mo...
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devilwoman15

Apr 28, 2009, 3:47 PM

Only good if Verizon doesn't cripple it

I have a iPhone with AT&T and I love it, the only way I would switch back to Verizon is if they don't screw it up
Somewhat doubt that, as the latest SmartPhones on Verizon have not been crippled like before.
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wrightN

Apr 28, 2009, 9:12 AM

at&t

at&t better be thinking of a pretty big plan to match that up.
Why do you think they want to extend their exclusivity agreement for at least another year...
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murmermer

Apr 28, 2009, 10:11 AM

Price War!

it would be pretty sweet to see these 2 behemoths fight over the cheapest iPhone.

In the end the Consumer wins!
Not if it creates a sub-standard product.
Verizon's network is better in many places they would not have to get into a price war.
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jhr2112

Apr 28, 2009, 2:46 PM

Sell it to all carriers

I think they should sell the iphone to all cell phone carriers and get rid of the exclusive agreements. I have quite a few customers who really want an iphone but cant get one because at&t doesn't service their area..
bluecoyote

Apr 28, 2009, 1:23 PM

Actually.... this appears to be only partly true at the moment:

According to Businessweek:

"One device is a smaller, less expensive calling device described by a person who has seen it as an “iPhone lite.” The other is a media pad that would let users listen to music, view photos, and watch high-definition videos, the person says."
 
 
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