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Verizon Wireless Said to Start Offering iPhone in January
Bradly J. Boner, Photographer, Photo Editor
Jackson | WY | USA | Posted: 6:03 PM on 06.29.10
->> I'll believe it when I see it.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-29/verizon-wireless-said-to-start-off...
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Butch Miller, Photographer
Lock Haven | PA | USA | Posted: 6:39 PM on 06.29.10
->> There was another report about two weeks ago that Apple has placed an order for 400,000 CDMA iPhones from a plant in China to be assembled in the 4Q 2010 .... for "testing and evaluation" .... something makes me think Apple wouldn't need 400k units for testing .....
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Yamil Sued, Photographer, Photo Editor
Peoria | AZ | USA | Posted: 10:29 PM on 06.29.10
->> I have been hearing that for two years now, always "Available next January"

Me too, I'll believe it when I see it!!

By then they might have fixed he signal lost issue when you hold he phone on your left hand ;)

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Bradly J. Boner, Photographer, Photo Editor
Jackson | WY | USA | Posted: 11:26 PM on 06.29.10
->> When it comes to the iPhone 4, I guess I'm lucky I'm deaf in my left ear...
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Chris Collins, Photographer
Fayetteville/ATL | GA | US | Posted: 12:33 AM on 06.30.10
->> Somehow I am thinking that AT&T isnt happy or liking the idea of that. AT&T has way more control than they should.
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Yamil Sued, Photographer, Photo Editor
Peoria | AZ | USA | Posted: 12:43 AM on 06.30.10
->> AT&T has horrible coverage in my neighborhood in the NW part of the Phoenix Metro area, that I why I switched 2 years ago. It was so bad that I ended up loosing 12K Rollover minutes that I couldn't use because I didn't have any service in my area.

Currently I'm using the LG Ally Android, but I'm still very curious about the IPhone.

If Verizon gets it, I'll have to get one, just because.

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Mike Huffstatler, Photographer, Assistant
Rancho Cucamonga | Ca | United States | Posted: 12:58 AM on 06.30.10
->> My guess is that by the end of this year, there will be a lot more devices on the market to cloud options even further. Android is coming on strong, with the Android application store growing quickly. A solid Android device on a solid carrier will give the iPhone a run for the money. Look at the HTC EVO right now...a lot of the "experts" in the industry are calling it better than the iPhone. 2nd half of this year will bring along many more choices.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 12:31 AM on 07.01.10
->> AT&T sucks and the minute a Verizon capable phone is available, I'll be switching that day.
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Chris Wanamaker, Photographer
Dingmans Ferry | PA | USA | Posted: 11:21 AM on 07.07.10
->> I've got to agree with Mike. Never having liked AT&T, I purchased an iPod to use for everything else besides actually making calls. Recently, we moved our entire business into the Google cloud and upgraded our phones to Verizon HTC Incredibles. Since getting them two months ago, we have seen a lot of growth in the Android market - so much so that we actually use the Incredibles more than our iPods now since the majority of the applications we use are available on both. To me, Apple comes out with new stuff too often. Those who had to wait on a long list to get the "latest and greatest" often find their new equipment outdated as Apple pushes the new "latest and greatest" - for example, the 3Gs and now the 4G
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Steven Bisig, Photographer
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 11:31 AM on 07.07.10
->> I personally have had no problems with AT&T or my iPhone. The only time I have ever dropped a call was when I was talking to someone on a T-mobile network or I was driving through the mountains.

I would like to see other carriers get the iphone, that means more people would leave AT&T or less people on the AT&T network which should speed it up.

Steven b~
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Matthew Sauk, Photographer
Sandy | UT | United States | Posted: 8:38 PM on 07.07.10
->> ATT 3g coverage is downright pitiful.

My wife and I are on verizon now, but to be honest they are just too damn expensive. We will be moving to Sprint in a few months when our contract is up.

We will save around 40 dollars a month and the nice part both of the phones will have unlimited everything unlike our current deal with Verizon.
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Mike Huffstatler, Photographer, Assistant
Rancho Cucamonga | Ca | United States | Posted: 8:54 PM on 07.07.10
->> I'm heading the same direction as Matthew. My verizon contract is due for phone refreshes. If I stick with the same type of phone or better (LG Envy II) I have to add an additional $29.99 data plan to each phone and I have 4 of them on the contract. Sprint is quite a bit less for a better plan. I'm looking at the HTC Hero or Samsung Moment phones. Who knows though...there are some devices coming that I've had some insight too that look really nice. Problem is , most look like they will be on the AT&T network.
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Sam Morris, Photographer
Henderson (Las Vegas) | NV | USA | Posted: 12:58 AM on 07.08.10
->> I don't care.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg

(NSFW)
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Tuomo Tenhunen, Photographer
Lohja | - | Finland | Posted: 12:35 PM on 01.11.11
->> http://www.apple.com/iphone/notify-me/
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 1:14 PM on 01.11.11
->> The VZW iPhone has two H U G E drawbacks ...

1) The phone cannot use 3G data while the phone is in use. This means during a call you can't talk to someone while looking something up, or get your email during a long call.

2) The phone is CDMA, so it cannot be used internationally.



These two factors take away everything that is good and hopefully about using the iPhone as a wifi hotspot.
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Rod Oracheski, Photographer, Photo Editor
Wainwright | AB | Canada | Posted: 1:18 PM on 01.11.11
->> I would wait the six or so months to get the next version, which should launch simultaneously on Verizon this summer. Handcuffing yourself to this older version seems like a poor decision with the next one likely to be LTE.
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Kirby Yau, Photographer, Assistant
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 1:21 PM on 01.11.11
->> OT: I have a brand New in Box Droid 2 if someone is interested in for $200. I got it at a conference and have an iPhone with AT&T. It will tide you over until the iPhone 5 LTE.
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Michael L. Palmieri, Photographer
Barnegat | NJ | USA | Posted: 1:44 PM on 01.11.11
->> @ Steve -- I was surprised when I saw this on the Verizon website:

"Can I use my iPhone 4 while traveling abroad?

Yes, customers can use iPhone for voice and text in over 40 countries with data service in over 20 countries. For service availability and rate information, visit International Roaming Rates and Coverage. When travelling outside of these 40 destinations, the Global Travel program is the perfect short-term solution for the occasional or infrequent global traveler who needs to stay in touch when travelling internationally."

But, it's not possible to buy a cheap-o SIM card and use it (and not Verizon's international rates).
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Matthew Sauk, Photographer
Sandy | UT | United States | Posted: 2:26 PM on 01.11.11
->> Looks like Feb 4th current Verizon customers will get first crack at ordering the device. Feb 10th the rest of the nation.
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Jim Colburn, Photo Editor, Photographer
McAllen | TX | USA | Posted: 2:38 PM on 01.11.11
->> February 5th? The day the Verizon network gets r e a l s l o w....
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Yamil Sued, Photographer, Photo Editor
Peoria | AZ | USA | Posted: 3:16 PM on 01.11.11
->> Feb 3rd is Pre Order day!!

I just got a Text from my Verizon Manager!! He's on Vacation this week and he has been texting me all morning :) He's a great guy!! I bet he'll get me the two IPhones we need as soon as they hit the store!!

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James Broome, Photographer
Tampa | FL | US | Posted: 7:22 PM on 01.11.11
->> The Verizon iPhone won't work in most of Europe or South America.
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Mike Brice, Photographer
SLC | UT | USA | Posted: 7:39 PM on 01.11.11
->> It will be interesting to see what the plan costs are?
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Jack Megaw, Photographer, Assistant
Philadelphia | PA | America | Posted: 7:47 PM on 01.11.11
->> I'm sticking with AT&T just because I like being able to use data while I'm talking on the phone. (for looking up an address/phone number/directions)

If I didn't have that I'd be kicking myself every time.

-Jack
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 8:12 PM on 01.11.11
->> @Michael

I'd love to know how the VZW iPhone will work outside the US/Canada as a CDMA phone. The tech specs do not appear to have GSM capabilities ... and as we all know outside of limited pockets of CDMA coverage outside North America (such as South Korea for some reason) , you need a GSM phone globally.

The inability to use 3G Data while talking on the phone is a killer.
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Butch Miller, Photographer
Lock Haven | PA | USA | Posted: 8:14 PM on 01.11.11
->> Well, there are those potential customers, such as myself, where the AT&T 3g service is not so good or almost non existent and the Verizon network is very strong and stable that would like to take advantage of the iPhone ... matters little to me how it works in Europe or South America as I am quite likely not to need service there ... so this can be a step up for quite a few folks ...

Not to mention, by the next iteration ... it will be al LTE anyway ... at least it is a move in the right direction where customers are not locked into a single carrier ... hopefully there will be efforts to have the option of more like Sprint and T-mobile ... we all benefit from more options ...
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Jim Comeau, Photo Editor, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA | Posted: 8:19 PM on 01.11.11
->> Dang, this is almost as big of a story as when the Beatles became available on iTunes.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 8:32 PM on 01.11.11
->> OK ... this is how VZW says iPhone users can travel internationally ... users can rent a phone from Verizon. More info here - http://bit.ly/dN79wm

It does not appear that the iPhone its self can be used internationally.
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John Howley, Photographer
Circleville | OH | USA | Posted: 10:29 PM on 01.11.11
->> In looking at the AT&T iPhone plans and the current Verizon plan I have for my Blackberry Storm, AT&T runs about $25 a month cheaper. So I'll be interested in what Verizon comes out with for its iPhone plans.
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Jabin Botsford, Student/Intern, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | United States | Posted: 12:54 AM on 01.12.11
->> Its on Verizon's site
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/iphone.jsp
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